1. Kentucky Basketball: What to Expect from the Harrison Twins as Sophomores

    No program in college hoops expects to lose more of its freshmen than Kentucky basketball, but next year’s Wildcats will actually have some sophomores worth celebrating...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 6 months ago 7,002 reads 108 comments

  2. College Basketball Recruiting: The Best Attribute of Each 2015 5-Star Player

    College basketball recruiting has shifted its focus to the class of 2015, and those high school seniors-to-be have plenty of excitement in store...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 7 months ago 12,174 reads 2 comments

  3. UNC Basketball: Why Justin Jackson Should Be a Starter in 2014-15 Season

    The top two recruits in UNC basketball’s freshman class, Justin Jackson and Theo Pinson , play the same position...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 7 months ago 7,014 reads 13 comments

  4. Kentucky Basketball: How Will Trey Lyles Compare to Julius Randle as a Freshman?

    For the second season in a row, Kentucky basketball will be pinning a large share of its offense on a top-notch freshman power forward. When Julius Randle filled that role, he helped carry the Wildcats to the national title game...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 7 months ago 3,116 reads 2 comments

  5. Under-the-Radar CBB Coaching Changes That Will Have a Big Impact in 2014-15

    Buzz Williams’ departure from Marquette set off a flurry of high-profile college basketball coaching changes, but not all the important moves got national headlines...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 7 months ago 17,165 reads 8 comments

  6. College Basketball Recruiting: Biggest Weakness of 5-Star Players in 2015 Class

    College basketball recruiting keeps focusing in on younger and younger prospects, meaning that even the highest-rated players have a long way to go...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 7 months ago 14,795 reads 4 comments

  7. Ranking the 10 Most Daunting College Basketball Arenas for Visiting Teams

    All college basketball arenas make life tougher for the visiting team, but some home-court advantages are more equal than others...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 7 months ago 49,056 reads 217 comments

  8. UNC Basketball: Why Tar Heels Should Amp Up Defensive Pressure in 2014-15

    With its history of overwhelming offensive firepower, UNC basketball hasn’t been a program that’s emphasized winning games with defense...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 7 months ago 2,838 reads 3 comments

  9. Kentucky Basketball: What Impact Will PG Tyler Ulis Have in 2014-15?

    Kentucky basketball stands to be among the deepest teams in the country in 2014-15, with the usual crop of elite freshmen joining an unexpected bounty of returning talent...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 7 months ago 8,362 reads 10 comments

  10. Odds for Incoming 5-Star Freshmen to Be CBB All-Americans in 2014-15 Season

    There are only 15 spots a year in the ranks of college basketball All-Americans, and one-and-done freshmen tend to get more than their share...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 7 months ago 58,963 reads 26 comments

  11. 10 NCAA Basketball Players Who Are Unstoppable in 1-on-1 Situations

    In a sport featuring a bewildering variety of defenses, some NCAA basketball players specialize in reducing the game to its simplest form: one man with the ball and one man trying to stop him...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 7 months ago 50,535 reads 69 comments

  12. UNC Basketball: Will Isaiah Hicks Bounce Back as a Sophomore?

    At this time last year, Isaiah Hicks was the most anticipated arrival in a stacked freshman class for UNC basketball...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 7 months ago 7,178 reads 32 comments

  13. Kentucky Basketball: Who Should Replace James Young in Wildcats' Starting 5?

    For a rarity, Kentucky basketball has only two starters to replace for next season, but one of those holes doesn ’t have an obvious player on hand to fill it...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 7 months ago 10,318 reads 13 comments

  14. NCAA Basketball Recruiting: The Best Fit for Each Uncommitted 2015 5-Star

    For a 5-star prospect, NCAA basketball recruiting is about being courted by the coaches of multiple elite programs...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 7 months ago 20,664 reads 24 comments

  15. Transfers This Offseason That Will Have the Biggest Impact in 2016

    College basketball teams that have the patience to wait for a transfer to become eligible can see their investment pay off in a big way...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 7 months ago 75,274 reads 32 comments

  16. College Basketball Teams Acing the Early 2015 Recruiting Period

    The recruits in college basketball’s class of 2015 have many months left to decide on a school, but coaches have managed to talk some of the best into very early commitments...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 7 months ago 8,637 reads 3 comments

  17. Picking a 2014-15 Favorite, Dark Horse and Longshot in Each Major CBB Conference

    With Triple Crown season in full swing, it’s an ideal time to handicap a different kind of race: the pursuit of college basketball’s conference titles...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 7 months ago 19,295 reads 43 comments

  18. NBA Comparisons for the Top Incoming College Basketball Freshmen in 2014-15

    Nothing can turn a college basketball team around faster than adding a big-time freshman. One easy way for fans to learn what their team is getting in its latest recruiting class is ...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 7 months ago 22,430 reads 16 comments

  19. Rivalry Matchups We Can't Wait to See in 2014-15 College Basketball Season

    College basketball lives off its rivalries and not just because they’re the most intense games of the regular season...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 7 months ago 36,901 reads 93 comments

  20. Ranking the 10 Smoothest Guards in 2014-15 College Basketball Season

    Gary Harris’ NBA defection didn ’t just cost college basketball a great perimeter defender. The Michigan State sophomore was an expert at making the toughest plays look ...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 8 months ago 35,937 reads 65 comments

  21. Predicting Which Top Incoming Freshmen Will Go 1-and-Done After 2014-15 Season

    College basketball’s incoming stars have been a bit more conservative about making the one-and-done jump to the NBA lately, with even John Calipari retaining some of his stud freshmen...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 8 months ago 30,317 reads 25 comments

  22. College Basketball Recruiting: Ranking the Best Scorers in Class of 2015

    The members of the college basketball recruiting class of 2015 are still finishing their junior year in high school, and with players that young, the one skill you can count on finding plenty of is scoring...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 8 months ago 15,433 reads 4 comments

  23. Early Prediction for Player of the Year in Each Major CBB Conference

    One of the least surprising developments of college basketball’s offseason is that all seven major conferences are losing their incumbent Players of the Year...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 8 months ago 50,233 reads 142 comments

  24. College Basketball Recruiting: The 10 Best 'Project Players' in 2015 Class

    College basketball recruiting occasionally turns up a ready-made gem such as Jabari Parker, but there are far more prospects out there who need plenty of work and coaching to reach their full potential...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 8 months ago 8,836 reads 0 comments

  25. Predicting the Deadliest Sharpshooters in the 2014-15 College Basketball Season

    Few things can turn a college basketball game around faster than a hot three-point shooter, so every coach loves to have a great marksman to lean on...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 8 months ago 38,521 reads 87 comments