1. Big East Basketball: Top 14 Newcomers for 2012-13

    Although the Big East returns more talent than pretty much any conference, that doesn’t mean the league isn’t adding its fair share of new standouts. A slew of high-powered freshmen and transfers are on the way...

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  2. Michigan Basketball: Will Trey Burke Live Up to the Hype in 2012-13?

    He might well have jumped to the NBA after his freshman campaign, but Trey Burke stayed at Michigan and instantly became one of the country’s top sophomores entering the season...

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  3. Kansas Basketball: Why Elijah Johnson Is the Key to KU's Success

    One of the biggest concerns facing Kansas for 2012-13 is the loss of graduated four-year starter Tyshawn Taylor at the point. It’s fitting, then, that Taylor’s replacement is poised to be the keystone of this year’s Jayhawks team...

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  4. Which Mid-Major Schools Will Make the Most Noise This Season?

    One of the best parts of being a college basketball fan is that the power-conference schools don’t hold all the trump cards...

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  5. Indiana Basketball: 6 Most Important Games on the Schedule

    Indiana enters the 2012-13 season as a frontrunner for the national title, but the Hoosiers aren’t in for a cakewalk if they hope to cut down the nets in the Georgia Dome...

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  6. SEC Basketball: Top 12 Newcomers for 2012-13

    John Calipari has left no doubt that he’s the country’s best recruiter, so it should come as no surprise that Kentucky’s freshman class is bringing some serious new talent to the 2012-13 SEC...

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  7. Syracuse Basketball: 6 Greatest Senior Seasons in Orange History

    Scoop Jardine and Kris Joseph finished their Syracuse careers with strong showings last season, but they were a far cry from ranking with the best seniors in Orange history...

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  8. Michigan Basketball: Comparing the 'Fab Five' to This Year's Starting 5

    The arrival of a sensational recruiting class has raised expectations through the roof at Michigan, but 2012-13 will hardly be the first time the Wolverines have pinned their hopes on freshman stars...

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  9. College Basketball: Little Guys That Have Big Game

    Sometimes the biggest contributions in college hoops come from the smallest guys on the floor. Undersized guards can shred opposing defenses or hound ball-handlers to do just as much damage as a towering Anthony Davis-type center...

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  10. 6 Schools That Will Be Upset at Notre Dame Basketball's Move to the ACC

    It’s an open question as to how much Notre Dame basketball will benefit by moving to the ACC , but there’s little doubt that several other schools will come out on the short end of the deal...

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  11. Pac-12 Basketball: Top 13 Newcomers for 2012-13

    A sensational recruiting performance by several schools has made the Pac-12 a focus for offseason attention in the college basketball world...

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  12. NCAA Tournament: Power Ranking the Most Iconic Moments of the Last 15 Years

    One of the best things about March Madness is that any game can turn into an historic event. A look at just the last 15 years of NCAA tournament play features an impressive supply ...

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  13. College Basketball: Power Ranking the Best Upperclassmen in the Country

    The rise of the one-and-done freshman has made veteran leadership a thing of the past at many college hoops programs, but some of the country’s top teams will still be relying heavily on experienced stars...

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  14. UConn Basketball: Why Kevin Ollie Is Right Choice to Take over for Jim Calhoun

    For the first time in a quarter-century, Jim Calhoun will not be running the show for UConn basketball this fall. The Hall of Fame coach retired last week , and assistant coach Kevin Ollie was announced as his successor in Storrs ...

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  15. Notre Dame to ACC: Ranking the ACC Basketball Programs with the Irish Included

    Another day, another seismic shift in college sports’ ongoing realignment saga. The latest powerhouse program to change allegiances is Notre Dame, which (as reported by ESPN ...

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  16. Georgetown Basketball: Reasons Why Hoyas Will Be a Tournament Team in 2013

    Georgetown has lost its top three scorers from a season ago, but that doesn ’t mean it’s time to count the Hoyas out of postseason play just yet...

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  17. Purdue Basketball: The Top 50 Players in School History

    With the nation’s best high school talent pool in its own backyard, it’s no surprise that Purdue’s basketball program has featured some of the college game’s greatest players...

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  18. Power Ranking the Top Non-Freshmen to Compete for the Naismith Award

    Anthony Davis’ transcendent season put the college basketball spotlight squarely on the next crop of superstar recruits, but not all of next year’s game-changing talents will be found in the freshman class...

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  19. ACC Basketball: Top 10 Newcomers for 2012-13

    For the 500-lb recruiting gorillas along Tobacco Road, the offseason arrival of a flood of elite freshmen is par for the course. As such, it’s no surprise that the ACC features plenty of new faces who will be major contributors from Day One...

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  20. Purdue Basketball: Which Boilermaker Freshman Will Have the Biggest Year?

    The Purdue Boilermakers are going to be a very different team in 2012-13, and not just because longtime stars Lewis Jackson and Robbie Hummel are gone. A freshman class ranked in the national top 20 by all of ESPN , Rivals...

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  21. Texas Basketball: 10 Reasons to Keep an Eye on Longhorns in 2012-13

    When a team gets knocked out in its NCAA Tournament opener as a No. 11 seed and loses its leading scorer to the NBA, it’s not usually a sign that they’re in for a big year in the immediate future...

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  22. 1 Thing to Love About Every Top 25 College Basketball Team

    With the start of the college hoops season still months away, there’s no shortage of optimism at top programs around the country...

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  23. North Carolina Basketball: Best Local Recruits in Tar Heels History

    For a program that can have its pick of elite high-school players from Chapel Hill to Sacramento, North Carolina has found an extraordinary number of its greatest players in its own backyard...

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  24. Big 12 Basketball: Top 10 Newcomers for 2012-13

    It’s been an offseason of major changes in the Big 12, and not just because the conference has exchanged longtime members Missouri and Texas A&M for West Virginia and TCU...

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  25. Kansas Basketball: Greatest All-Americans in Jayhawks History

    There’s no doubt that Kansas belongs on the short list of college hoops’ greatest programs, but by at least one measure, it’s alone at the top...

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