1. 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 ...

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  2. 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 10 months ago 3,202 reads 10 comments

  3. 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 10 months ago 2,527 reads 6 comments

  4. 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 10 months ago 18,677 reads 1 comments

  5. 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 10 months ago 9,980 reads 40 comments

  6. 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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  7. 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 10 months ago 6,573 reads 9 comments

  8. 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 10 months ago 13,741 reads 17 comments

  9. 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 10 months ago 9,465 reads 25 comments

  10. 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 10 months ago 6,464 reads 14 comments

  11. 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 10 months ago 4,858 reads 15 comments

  12. 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 10 months ago 12,369 reads 63 comments

  13. 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 10 months ago 5,173 reads 13 comments

  14. 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 10 months ago 1,067 reads 1 comments

  15. 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 10 months ago 11,447 reads 13 comments

  16. 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 10 months ago 3,973 reads 11 comments

  17. 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 10 months ago 3,144 reads 6 comments

  18. 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 10 months ago 13,442 reads 61 comments

  19. 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 10 months ago 13,575 reads 16 comments

  20. 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 10 months ago 6,027 reads 4 comments

  21. 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 10 months ago 1,676 reads 3 comments

  22. 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 11 months ago 8,798 reads 25 comments

  23. 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 11 months ago 12,559 reads 32 comments

  24. 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 11 months ago 2,184 reads 6 comments

  25. 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 11 months ago 2,655 reads 7 comments