1. Rivalry Breakdown: Kansas-Missouri

    One of the saddest casualties of college basketball realignment has been the end of the annual Border War between Kansas and Missouri. When the Tigers left the Big 12 in 2012-13, the conference’s most celebrated rivalry was gone, too...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 10 months ago 3,344 reads 29 comments

  2. Everything You Need to Know About the Louisville-Kentucky Basketball Rivalry

    The spotlight has never shone brighter on the rivalry between Kentucky and Louisville, winners of the last two national titles between them and set to face off in Sweet 16 action this week...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 10 months ago 9,033 reads 30 comments

  3. Ranking the Teams with the Easiest Road to the 2014 Final Four

    Reaching the Final Four isn’t just about how good your team is—it’s also about who you had to beat along the way...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 10 months ago 107,966 reads 163 comments

  4. March Madness 2014 Predictions: Best Upset Picks for Every Region

    Underdogs! Get your fresh hot underdogs here! The field for March Madness 2014 is set, and every fan is looking for the surprise winners to help their bracket stand out from the crowd...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 10 months ago 58,932 reads 21 comments

  5. The Most Amazing March Madness Moments of All Time

    The beauty of a single-elimination tournament like March Madness is that one improbable game or one amazing play can send even the most heavily favored team home for the summer...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 10 months ago 22,579 reads 20 comments

  6. Ranking the Most Likely Cinderellas in the 2014 NCAA Tournament

    With more answers than questions now about who’s going to be playing in the 2014 NCAA tournament, we can get on to the issue of who’s going to be playing the tournament’s most popular role: lovable underdog...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 10 months ago 133,119 reads 94 comments

  7. Is Syracuse Doomed to an Early NCAA Tournament Exit After Late-Season Slide?

    Nobody who believes in the value of momentum has anything good to say about Syracuse’s NCAA tournament chances these days. The Orange lost their inaugural game in the ACC tournament, 66-63 against N...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 10 months ago 26,744 reads 81 comments

  8. Potential 2014 March Madness Sleepers Impressing in Conference Tournaments

    College basketball's conference tournament season often serves as a coronation for potential top seeds such as Wichita State, but it also has opportunities to offer the dark horses of March Madness...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 10 months ago 13,650 reads 8 comments

  9. Purdue vs. Ohio State: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    It took every second of a nail-biting finish, but Ohio State outlasted Purdue by a 63-61 margin in the first round of the Big Ten tournament. LaQuinton Ross had 19 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Buckeyes...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 10 months ago 6,111 reads 18 comments

  10. Ranking the Most Likely No. 1 Seeds in the 2014 NCAA Tournament

    Although plenty of teams around the country will be thrilled just to get a spot in the 2014 NCAA tournament, the nation’s elite have higher hopes for Selection Sunday. With four No...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 10 months ago 3,264 reads 1 comments

  11. NCAA Conference Tournaments 2014: Predictions, Results for Wednesday's Top Games

    In the rarefied air of NCAA basketball's multi-bid conferences, the best games often take place long before the championship...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 10 months ago 11,081 reads 3 comments

  12. How Joel Embiid's Injury Impacts Kansas' Chances in the 2014 NCAA Tournament

    The sky has resumed falling in Kansas, where concerns about Joel Embiid ’s injured back have had Jayhawks fans in a flutter all week...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 10 months ago 18,937 reads 38 comments

  13. Stock Watch for Each Top 25 Team a Week from the Big Dance

    The final Top 25 rankings of college basketball’s regular season have arrived, and not everyone is heading in the right direction as conference tournament action begins...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 10 months ago 7,735 reads 14 comments

  14. Big Ten Tournament 2014: Predictions and Championship Odds for Every Team

    After one last round of surprises on Sunday, the bracket is set for the 2014 Big Ten tournament. This tourney rarely goes according to seeding under the best of circumstances, and ...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 10 months ago 32,476 reads 111 comments

  15. Cinderella Rankings for 2014 March Madness Hopefuls Ahead of Conference Tourneys

    The 2014 edition of March Madness is just over a week away, meaning that (with apologies to spring training) the national pastime for the next 10 days is going to be predicting upsets...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 10 months ago 15,326 reads 4 comments

  16. 10 NCAA Basketball Teams Hitting the Panic Button as Conference Tournaments Open

    With Selection Sunday just a week away, NCAA basketball teams that haven’t yet cemented their tournament resumes are getting desperate...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 10 months ago 7,785 reads 6 comments

  17. Kentucky Basketball: Wildcats' Woes Against Zones Go Deeper Than Poor Shooting

    Dreadful offensive performances in the last couple of games have made it clear that Kentucky basketball still has no answer for a zone defense...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 10 months ago 5,301 reads 17 comments

  18. Kentucky Basketball: What's James Young's Ideal Role in Wildcats' Offense?

    As Kentucky basketball prepares for the postseason, the Wildcats face a paradox with regard to small forward James Young...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 10 months ago 1,519 reads 1 comments

  19. College Basketball Coaches Always Looking for Future Success

    For college basketball coaches, the regular season lasts four months, but recruiting is a year-round job. Even as they’re battling to win one year’s games, they have to ...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 10 months ago 4,321 reads 7 comments

  20. College Basketball Freshman Power Rankings: Week 18 Edition

    With conference tournament action almost here, it’s time for one more regular-season round of our college basketball freshman power rankings...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 10 months ago 12,971 reads 22 comments

  21. 15 CBB Players Who Fuel Their Teams' Offenses

    A variety of offensive options is a great asset for any college basketball team, but not every program has that luxury...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 10 months ago 14,080 reads 31 comments

  22. How Impressive Is Wichita State's Undefeated 2013-14 Regular Season?

    With Saturday’s blowout win over Missouri State, the Wichita State Shockers became the first team in a decade to finish the regular season without a loss...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 10 months ago 7,918 reads 62 comments

  23. Cincinnati vs. Connecticut: Live Score, Updates and Analysis

    It wasn't pretty, but Shabazz Napier led the UConn Huskies to a clutch home win over No. 11 Cincinnati, 51-45. The senior guard racked up a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds as one of just two players to score in double figures today...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 10 months ago 1,558 reads 2 comments

  24. Kentucky Basketball: Why a Faster Tempo Would Help the Wildcats

    As Kentucky basketball looks to bounce back from another overtime loss to Arkansas, it faces a bit of a paradox...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 10 months ago 2,376 reads 9 comments

  25. NCAA Tournament 2014: Expect a MAC Team to Be the Cinderella Story in March

    As Wichita State makes a run at a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, there hasn’t been much time in the spotlight left over for other mid-majors...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 10 months ago 4,045 reads 2 comments