1. Who Is the Real Wisconsin After Upset Win over Michigan State?

    A week after Groundhog Day, a team of Badgers returned from an underground hibernation session of their own. Unranked Wisconsin, mired in a 2-5 slump, squeaked past Big Ten leader Michigan State in a 60-58 thriller in Madison, Wis...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 5 months ago 8,967 reads 23 comments

  2. Michigan vs. Iowa: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    17th-ranked Iowa put on a show at Carver-Hawkeye Arena today, annihilating No. 10 Michigan by a final score of 85-67. Even that doesn't entirely do justice to a game in which the home team was on cruise control for most of the second half...

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  3. Kentucky Basketball: How Being 'Most Overanalyzed Team' Can Help Young Wildcats

    Even John Calipari is getting fed up with the size of the microscope perpetually focused on his Kentucky basketball program...

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  4. Kentucky Basketball: How Worrisome Are Julius Randle's Recent Struggles?

    Julius Randle is nowhere near losing his status as Kentucky basketball’s MVP, but he’s also nowhere close to being the player he was to start his freshman season...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 5 months ago 3,175 reads 6 comments

  5. College Basketball Freshman Power Rankings: Week 14 Edition

    Even with teams settled into their February conference-play routines, there are still surprises to be found in our college basketball freshman power rankings...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 5 months ago 41,394 reads 64 comments

  6. Baylor vs. Oklahoma State: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    Unranked Baylor may not be unranked for much longer, as the Bears stunned No. 8 Oklahoma State in Stillwater by a 76-70 margin...

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  7. Kentucky Basketball: How Aaron Harrison Has Been Instrumental to Success

    On a team of stars—and Kentucky basketball fits that description on an annual basis—the most important player is often the least noticed...

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  8. Kentucky Basketball: How Wildcats Must Adjust Defensively Before March

    After getting pounded at LSU on Tuesday night, Kentucky basketball needs to take a long look at several problems, chief among them being the defense. Allowing the No. 145 field-goal offense in the country to shoot 50...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 5 months ago 2,479 reads 8 comments

  9. Ranking the Best Dunkers in College Basketball During the 2013-14 Season

    The 2013-14 season in college basketball has provided no shortage of highlights, thanks in large measure to an impressive array of dunkers...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 6 months ago 28,677 reads 95 comments

  10. Kentucky Basketball: Is a More Balanced Offense Good or Bad for the Wildcats?

    After leaning heavily on Julius Randle early in the season, Kentucky basketball is getting a bigger share of its points elsewhere in SEC action...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 6 months ago 5,361 reads 19 comments

  11. Kentucky Basketball: How Andrew Harrison Is Finding His Niche in 'Cats' Offense

    Kentucky basketball is learning this season that putting the team first isn’t a solution to every problem...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 6 months ago 2,825 reads 2 comments

  12. College Basketball Freshman Power Rankings: Week 12 Edition

    The rigors of conference play are taking a major toll on the stars in these college basketball freshman power rankings. Most of the top first-year players are experiencing much tougher sledding against experienced, athletic league opposition...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 6 months ago 29,469 reads 58 comments

  13. Baylor vs. Kansas: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    No. 8 Kansas overcame 16 turnovers by shooting 26-for-29 from the free-throw line during Monday night’s 78-68 victory over No. 24 Baylor at Phog-Allen Fieldhouse. Perry Ellis paced the Jayhawks (14-4, 5-0) with 18 points...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 6 months ago 4,721 reads 2 comments

  14. Michigan State vs. Illinois: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    No. 4 Michigan State lived up to its billing, running away from Illinois late to finish off a 78-62 rout. The game was rarely closer than eight points after the Spartans built up a ...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 6 months ago 3,416 reads 7 comments

  15. Kentucky Basketball: How Jarrod Polson's Expanded Role Will Help the Wildcats

    Like the Siberian tiger, Jarrod Polson is a near-extinct species: a senior on Kentucky’s freshman-driven basketball team...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 6 months ago 3,051 reads 10 comments

  16. Kentucky Basketball: Why the Wildcats Must Improve Shot Selection

    Not every open shot is the right shot. Kentucky’s armada of freshmen has yet to learn that concept, and until they do, the Wildcats will be vulnerable to losses against defenses they should be able to beat...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 6 months ago 2,434 reads 6 comments

  17. Every Top 25 College Basketball Team's Bread-and-Butter Play

    College basketball teams love to be able to mix up their offenses and keep the other team off balance, but sometimes they need an option they can count on to settle things down...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 6 months ago 18,606 reads 1 comments

  18. Iowa vs. Ohio State: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    The No. 20 Iowa Hawkeyes finally got their signature win on Sunday afternoon, going into Columbus and knocking off the No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes, 84-74. The win improves the Hawkeyes to 3-1 in the Big Ten...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 6 months ago 9,882 reads 40 comments

  19. Kentucky Basketball: Breaking Down Aaron Harrison's Toughest SEC Matchups

    Aaron Harrison has kept a relatively low profile on star-studded Kentucky, but the freshman shooting guard won’t be able to avoid the spotlight now that SEC play has started...

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  20. Kentucky Basketball: Julius Randle's NBA Draft Stock Midway Through 2013-14

    Even before he had stepped on a court for Kentucky, Julius Randle was considered a top-five prospect for June’s NBA draft. 13 games into his Wildcats career, he’s done little to dispel that impression...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 6 months ago 6,402 reads 9 comments

  21. College Basketball Freshman Power Rankings: Week 10 Edition

    With conference play beginning in earnest around the country, college basketball's top freshmen are in for another culture shock...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 6 months ago 13,613 reads 17 comments

  22. San Diego State vs. Kansas: Live Score, Updates and Analysis

    In a weekend of road teams getting upset, No. 21 San Diego State pulled one on the road, shocking the No. 16 Kansas Jayhawks by a 61-57 score...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 6 months ago 9,341 reads 25 comments

  23. Kentucky Basketball: Is Willie Cauley-Stein the Nation's Best Defensive Big Man?

    As the successor to Anthony Davis and Nerlens Noel at Kentucky, Willie Cauley-Stein had a lot to live up to on the defensive end of the floor...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 6 months ago 6,337 reads 14 comments

  24. Kentucky Basketball: How Wildcats Can Maintain Momentum Heading into SEC Play

    As the Kentucky Wildcats gear up for the rigors of SEC basketball, they’re coming off their biggest win of the season...

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  25. Complete 2013-14 ACC NCAA Basketball Primer Heading into Conference Play

    The ACC may not be quite ready to reclaim its crown as the best conference in NCAA basketball, but it’s not far off, either...

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