1. 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 20,221 reads 28 comments

  2. 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 5 months ago 4,309 reads 11 comments

  3. 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 5 months ago 6,354 reads 9 comments

  4. 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 5 months ago 14,430 reads 16 comments

  5. 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 5 months ago 1,529 reads 3 comments

  6. 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 5 months ago 3,333 reads 2 comments

  7. 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 5 months ago 10,257 reads 16 comments

  8. 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 5 months ago 2,814 reads 1 comments

  9. 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 5 months ago 2,321 reads 4 comments

  10. 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 5 months ago 2,875 reads 2 comments

  11. 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 5 months ago 7,163 reads 10 comments

  12. 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...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 5 months ago 17,638 reads 17 comments

  13. 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 5 months ago 13,609 reads 47 comments

  14. 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 5 months ago 6,470 reads 21 comments

  15. 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 5 months ago 12,122 reads 41 comments

  16. 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 5 months ago 21,652 reads 12 comments

  17. 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 5 months ago 18,043 reads 16 comments

  18. Grown-Up Kentucky a Heavyweight After Ousting Louisville in Sweet 16 Thriller

    Kentucky already proved it can dish out punishment by beating top-seeded and undefeated Wichita State, but against archrival Louisville in the Sweet 16, the Wildcats showed they can take a punch, too...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 5 months ago 25,848 reads 39 comments

  19. Rivalry Breakdown: Xavier vs. Cincinnati

    With barely four miles between them, Xavier and Cincinnati have had more than enough friction to generate one of the most intense series in college hoops...

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  20. Rivalry Breakdown: UCLA vs. Arizona

    Although UCLA and Arizona are comparative latecomers to the rivalry party, the Bruins and Wildcats have quickly made up for lost time...

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  21. Rivalry Breakdown: Michigan-Michigan State

    Long revered on the gridiron, the decades-long series between Michigan and Michigan State is finally getting some respect on the hardwood as well...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 5 months ago 7,023 reads 11 comments

  22. Sweet 16 2014: Biggest Roadblock for Each Team to Win NCAA Title

    Making it to the 2014 Sweet 16 is an accomplishment to be proud of, but just because a team has played well enough to get this far doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have a weak spot that can be exploited...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 5 months ago 9,087 reads 18 comments

  23. Sweet 16 2014: Ranking the Most Clutch Players

    Last-second heroics have been the order of the day in the 2014 NCAA tournament, which has already featured six overtimes and a wealth of buzzer-beaters on its way to the Sweet 16...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 5 months ago 6,369 reads 20 comments

  24. How Another Early Exit from NCAA Tournament Impacts Doug McDermott's Legacy

    Doug McDermott has enjoyed one of the greatest individual careers of any college player in the last quarter-century. Unfortunately for his Creighton team, the top Bluejay managed to end his final season by laying an egg in the NCAA tournament...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 5 months ago 9,616 reads 37 comments

  25. Kentucky Lands Last Punch in Instant Classic, Ends Wichita State's Unbeaten Run

    The most hyped team of the 2013-14 college basketball preseason and the most discussed team of its postseason went head-to-head on Sunday afternoon. The reality of the game was even better than advertised: No...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 5 months ago 18,137 reads 79 comments