1. 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 7 months ago 6,434 reads 9 comments

  2. 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 7 months ago 13,634 reads 17 comments

  3. 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 7 months ago 9,355 reads 25 comments

  4. 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 7 months ago 6,354 reads 14 comments

  5. 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...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 7 months ago 4,797 reads 15 comments

  6. 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...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 7 months ago 12,349 reads 63 comments

  7. Complete 2013-14 Pac-12 NCAA Basketball Primer Heading into Conference Play

    Arizona stands as NCAA basketball’s top-ranked team, but the Pac -12 has a lot more going for it this season than just the Wildcats...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 7 months ago 5,163 reads 13 comments

  8. Complete 2013-14 AAC NCAA Basketball Primer Heading into Conference Play

    For a conference whose first league games haven’t even tipped off yet, the AAC is doing pretty well for itself in its NCAA basketball debut...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 7 months ago 1,059 reads 1 comments

  9. Louisville vs. Kentucky: Live Score, Analysis, Updates

    The No. 18 Kentucky Wildcats earned their biggest win of the season on Saturday, taking down No. 6 Louisville at Rupp Arena by a 73-66 final score. Julius Randle missed much of the second half with cramps, but still scored 17 points...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 7 months ago 11,227 reads 13 comments

  10. Complete 2013-14 Big East NCAA Basketball Primer Heading into Conference Play

    No conference in NCAA basketball has ever undergone the kind of upheaval the Big East has faced in the past year...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 7 months ago 3,931 reads 11 comments

  11. Kentucky Basketball: What Wildcats Need from the 2nd Unit Going Forward

    For all the star power Kentucky basketball can boast this season, these Wildcats are not built to pull off the kind of six-man rotation that won the 2012 national title. If John Calipari ’s team is going to climb back up from its current No...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 7 months ago 3,080 reads 6 comments

  12. Complete 2013-14 Big Ten NCAA Basketball Primer Heading into Conference Play

    With three of the top five teams in the AP poll, the Big Ten has a great case to make for being NCAA basketball’s best conference in 2013-14...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 7 months ago 13,417 reads 61 comments

  13. College Basketball Freshman Power Rankings: Week 7 Edition

    With the last days of nonconference play bringing marquee matchups in bunches, college basketball’s best freshmen are getting to show what they’re made of against the country’s older stars...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 7 months ago 13,523 reads 16 comments

  14. Kentucky Basketball: 5 Preseason Misconceptions We Had About Wildcats

    Kentucky’s No. 18 spot in the latest AP poll is a far cry from the Wildcats’ status as preseason championship favorites with a No. 1 ranking...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 7 months ago 5,978 reads 4 comments

  15. Kentucky Basketball: How Wildcats Can Fix Turnover Problems

    The inexperience of Kentucky’s high-potential freshmen has been most obvious in their inability to hold onto the basketball. As the Wildcats look ahead to facing opportunistic defenders such as Belmont’s J...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 7 months ago 1,608 reads 3 comments

  16. Ranking the Most Versatile College Basketball Stars in 2013-14

    Few things are more valuable to a college basketball team than a player who can be counted on to make a key basket—unless it's the same player also being the right man to make a big defensive stop or secure a clutch rebound...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 7 months ago 8,745 reads 25 comments

  17. Ranking the 10 Best Defensive Teams in College Basketball Right Now

    March Madness is still a long way into the future, but the defenses that proverbially win championships in college basketball are already flexing their muscles...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 7 months ago 12,314 reads 32 comments

  18. Kentucky Basketball: Why Switch to Zone Would Solve Wildcats' Defensive Issues

    Painful losses to North Carolina and Baylor have made it clear that the reality of Kentucky’s 2013-14 season is a long way from the potential of the Wildcats’ imposing roster...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 7 months ago 2,135 reads 6 comments

  19. Florida vs. Memphis: Live Score, Updates and Analysis

    It took a heart-stopping finish, but the Florida Gators held off the Memphis Tigers for a 77-75 win at Madison Square Garden...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 7 months ago 2,603 reads 7 comments

  20. Kentucky Basketball: How Can Wildcats Solve Inconsistency Issues?

    The Kentucky Wildcats’ last two games have included a dominating win over a very good Boise State team and a come-from-ahead loss to then-No. 20 Baylor...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 7 months ago 1,013 reads 6 comments

  21. College Basketball Freshman Power Rankings: Week 5 Edition

    Freshmen haven't just been among the best individual players in college basketball in 2013-14—they've been integral parts of many of the best teams...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 8 months ago 15,281 reads 11 comments

  22. Kentucky Basketball: How Concerning Is Andrew Harrison's Lack of Production?

    Kentucky’s 11th-ranked basketball team has four freshmen starters, and none of them has fallen as far below expectations as Andrew Harrison...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 8 months ago 5,707 reads 23 comments

  23. Grading Every Top 25 College Basketball Team's Offense in 2013-14

    There are plenty of ways to put points on the board in college basketball—from pounding the ball to a great post scorer to raining three-pointers—and the best offenses include them all...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 8 months ago 14,617 reads 10 comments

  24. Kentucky Basketball: 1 Way Each Wildcats Starter Must Improve

    Kentucky’s loss to Baylor on Friday night dropped the Wildcats to No. 11 in the national rankings and left no doubt that John Calipari’s team has plenty of problems to fix...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 8 months ago 3,068 reads 3 comments

  25. Ranking the Best Point Guards so Far in the 2013-14 NCAA Basketball Season

    Point guard is the most demanding position for an NCAA basketball star, and not just because of the balancing act of being a great scorer and a great passer...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 8 months ago 18,167 reads 50 comments