1. Players Who Will Regret Leaving Early for the 2014 NBA Draft

    The 2014 NBA draft is expected to be a tremendously strong one, which is good news for pro teams but not such good news for college players stuck in good-but-not-great limbo...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 3 months ago 80,507 reads 90 comments

  2. College Basketball Teams Most Likely to Have Bounce-Back Seasons in 2014-15

    In the college basketball offseason, nothing is in greater supply than hope, especially for the teams that failed to crack the field of 68 in March...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 3 months ago 20,640 reads 27 comments

  3. College Basketball Recruiting: Ranking the Top 20 Players in 2014 Class

    As the spring showcases for high school seniors wind down, the college basketball recruiting picture for 2014 is coming clear...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 3 months ago 54,615 reads 45 comments

  4. Predicting Which High Seeds in 2014 NCAA Tournament Won't Reach 2015 Big Dance

    For national champion UConn and many other top finishers from the 2014 NCAA tournament, another trip to March Madness is all but a given...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 3 months ago 11,232 reads 24 comments

  5. Ranking the Best Landing Spots for Top Unsigned 2014 Recruit Myles Turner

    Myles Turner, rated as the No. 2 college basketball recruit in the nation by ESPN and Scout.com , is expected to announce his decision from among eight prospective colleges next week...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 3 months ago 45,310 reads 157 comments

  6. 20 College Basketball Players Set for Breakout 2014-15 Seasons

    Twelve months ago, most college basketball fans hadn ’t even heard of Frank Kaminsky . Now, they’re all hoping for their team to find the next Frank Kaminsky after ...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 3 months ago 44,865 reads 20 comments

  7. College Basketball Seniors Most Likely to Lead Their Team to a Title in 2014-15

    Shabazz Napier capped off a phenomenal UConn career with a national title as a senior, and a similar story could be on the way in 2014-15...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 3 months ago 50,722 reads 83 comments

  8. 10 College Basketball Freshmen Who Should Stay in School Another Year

    For college basketball freshmen today, there’s no bigger status symbol than securing the “one-and-done” label...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 4 months ago 72,230 reads 74 comments

  9. 10 Bold Predictions for the 2014 College Basketball Offseason

    Now that UConn has been crowned the 2013-14 national champion, t he spotlight may be drifting away from college basketball, but the offseason brings its own kind of action...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 4 months ago 20,172 reads 28 comments

  10. UConn Basketball: Final 2013-14 Grades After National Title Game Win

    UConn basketball captured its fourth—and most unlikely—national championship on Monday night with a 60-54 win over Kentucky...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 4 months ago 4,263 reads 11 comments

  11. NCAA Championship Game 2014: Report Card for Kentucky vs. UConn

    The 2014 NCAA championship game is in the books, with the UConn Huskies becoming the first-ever No. 7 seed to cut down the nets...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 4 months ago 6,324 reads 9 comments

  12. X-Factors to Watch in the 2014 NCAA Championship Game

    As UConn and Kentucky prepare to face off in history’s lowest-seeded NCAA title game, some aspects of how the game will proceed are easy to predict. Shabazz Napier will excel...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 4 months ago 14,414 reads 16 comments

  13. NCAA Championship Game 2014: Kentucky's Blueprint to Beat UConn

    Kentucky’s surreal trip from preseason favorite to No. 8 seed and back to title contender culminates in Monday’s 2014 NCAA championship game against the similarly overlooked UConn Huskies...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 4 months ago 4,620 reads 3 comments

  14. Kentucky Basketball: Report Card for 2014 Final Four Showdown vs. Wisconsin

    Another day and another miracle Aaron Harrison jumper for Kentucky basketball, which shocked Wisconsin in the 2014 Final Four by a 74-73 margin...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 4 months ago 3,294 reads 2 comments

  15. Florida Basketball: What's Next for Gators After 2014 Final Four Loss?

    A group of tough-as-nails seniors saw their Florida Gators careers end in disappointment Saturday night as the UConn Huskies upset the No. 1 overall seed in the 2014 Final Four 63-53...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 4 months ago 10,209 reads 16 comments

  16. Kentucky vs. Wisconsin: NBA Comparisons for Starters in Final Four Showdown

    Saturday night’s Final Four matchup between Kentucky and Wisconsin could hardly feature two more disparate programs...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 4 months ago 2,792 reads 1 comments

  17. Predicting Who Will Be in the 2015 Final Four in Indianapolis

    The dust has barely settled in Indianapolis after a thrilling finish to the 2014 Elite Eight, but the basketball-crazy home of the NCAA is already gearing up for the 2015 Final Four...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 4 months ago 2,238 reads 4 comments

  18. March Madness 2014: Florida's Blueprint to Beat UConn in the Final Four

    The Florida Gators have lived up to expectations so far in their 2014 March Madness run, cruising to four straight double-digit wins as the No. 1 overall seed...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 4 months ago 2,843 reads 2 comments

  19. March Madness 2014: Kentucky's Blueprint to Beat Wisconsin in the Final Four

    Kentucky has gone from the No. 1 team in the preseason polls to a shaky No. 8 seed in March Madness in 2014, then bounced all the way back to earn a Final Four trip...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 4 months ago 7,130 reads 10 comments

  20. 2014 McDonald's All-American Game: Report Card for Every Player

    Defense was in short supply, but the 2014 McDonald’s All-American Game made up for it with some first-class offensive fireworks...

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  21. 10 College Basketball Teams Set Up for Future Tournament Success

    The 2014 NCAA tournament isn’t over yet, but it’s never too early to look ahead to next year’s March Madness action. The hard-won experience of this year’s Big Dance will pay off for some programs in 2015 postseason wins...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 4 months ago 13,589 reads 47 comments

  22. Rare Postseason Meltdown Leaves Spartans Just Short of Final Four

    In 19 seasons as Michigan State’s head coach, Tom Izzo has earned a reputation for making sure his teams are ready for any postseason opponent...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 4 months ago 6,447 reads 21 comments

  23. Plenty of What Ifs for Arizona After Season Ends in Heartbreaker vs. Wisconsin

    For most of the 2013-14 season, Arizona looked like it finally had all the answers for its first serious NCAA title run since Lute Olson retired...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 4 months ago 12,096 reads 41 comments

  24. Dayton's Cinderella Run Shows Archie Miller Is Ready for Prime Time

    Thanks to a tremendous Cinderella effort by his 11th-seeded Dayton Flyers, Archie Miller became one half (along with Arizona’s Sean) of the first pair of brothers to coach in the same Elite Eight...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 4 months ago 21,624 reads 12 comments

  25. Perfect Pairs: The Best Head-to-Head Matchups in the Elite 8

    Basketball is a team sport, but when the NCAA tournament gets down as far as the Elite Eight, games are just as likely to turn on one individual battle...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 4 months ago 18,020 reads 16 comments