1. Big Ten Basketball: Preview and Predictions for 2013-14 Season

    Not many college conferences in any sport could lose two national Player of the Year finalists and still feature a host of championship contenders, but Big Ten basketball is doing just that...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 8 months ago 25,412 reads 105 comments

  2. Kentucky Basketball: Complete Roster, Season Preview for 2013-14 Wildcats

    Ranked No. 1 in both preseason polls, Kentucky basketball is out to avenge last season’s debacle. And, for all the justified hype surrounding John Calipari ’s amazing ...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 8 months ago 7,469 reads 3 comments

  3. Big 12 Basketball: Preview and Predictions for 2013-14 Season

    Although you wouldn't know it from the offseason buzz, there are actually more than two players in Big 12 basketball for 2013-14...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 8 months ago 9,349 reads 12 comments

  4. Kentucky Basketball: Will Perimeter Shooting Be Cats' Achilles' Heel in 2013-14?

    With two 6’6” ball-handlers in the starting backcourt and a 7’0” center who played wide receiver in high school, neither size nor speed is going to be a problem for Kentucky this season...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 8 months ago 6,629 reads 45 comments

  5. SEC Basketball: Preview and Predictions for 2013-14 Season

    SEC basketball may not be able to equal the unstoppable juggernaut of the conference’s football side—after all, what can?—but the league is pretty impressive on the hardwood, too...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 8 months ago 18,543 reads 35 comments

  6. Kentucky Basketball: How Wildcats Can Stop Best Players They'll Face in 2013-14

    The top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats will get plenty of chances to prove they deserve their No. 1 spot as they battle through an imposing schedule...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 8 months ago 3,952 reads 3 comments

  7. Big East Basketball: Preview and Predictions for 2013-14 Season

    Big East basketball may not be the 500-lb gorilla of the sport anymore, but the conference is still one to be reckoned within the college hoops landscape...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 9 months ago 8,125 reads 13 comments

  8. Kentucky Basketball: Should Alex Poythress Start in 2013-14 Season?

    Two years ago, Kentucky had two returning sophomore starters to add to a pool of ultratalented freshmen, and the result was a national championship...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 9 months ago 5,441 reads 10 comments

  9. Pac-12 Basketball: Preview and Predictions for 2013-14 Season

    After getting snubbed at every turn in March's NCAA tournament, the Pac-12 has good reason to come into 2013-14 with a chip on its shoulder...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 9 months ago 11,116 reads 19 comments

  10. NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Stock Watch for Top Uncommitted 2014 Players

    The high school hoops season hasn’t even tipped off yet, but NCAA basketball’s prize recruits are already jockeying for position...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 9 months ago 16,015 reads 10 comments

  11. The Biggest Developments in the 2013 College Basketball Offseason

    Just because college basketball doesn ’t have trades or free agency does not mean the offseason is even remotely quiet. Players and coaches still change addresses (or stay put) and eligibility concerns stir the pot even further...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 9 months ago 4,314 reads 3 comments

  12. Ranking the Most Unguardable Players in NCAA Basketball for 2013-14 Season

    There’s no more valuable weapon for an NCAA basketball offense than a player who can’t be stopped by a single defender...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 9 months ago 33,571 reads 24 comments

  13. The Most Well-Rounded Stars in College Basketball

    Like MacGyver with his Swiss army knife, a college basketball coach loves to be able to turn to one player to solve any problem...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 9 months ago 18,290 reads 12 comments

  14. Could Louisville Win the NCAA Championship Without Suspended Chane Behanan?

    The defending national champion Louisville Cardinals took a serious blow to their hopes of a repeat with Thursday’s announcement that Chane Behanan is suspended indefinitely, per ESPN...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 9 months ago 3,739 reads 19 comments

  15. NCAA Basketball Recruiting: 1 School Each Top Uncommitted Player Should Avoid

    Elite NCAA bsketball recruits can count on a supply of good teams to join, but not every program is a good fit for every player...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 9 months ago 33,233 reads 44 comments

  16. Takeaways from Start of Fall Practice for NCAA Basketball's Top Contenders

    Thanks to a new NCAA basketball rule, fall practice has opened earlier than ever, giving fans their first chance to see their new-look teams in action...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 9 months ago 12,365 reads 4 comments

  17. The Biggest Offseason Storylines for College Basketball's Top Contenders

    Even before the Louisville Cardinals finished cutting down the nets last March, college basketball’s best were gearing up to dethrone Rick Pitino ’s squad. For some, the offseason featured players coming (Michael Dixon Jr...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 9 months ago 16,277 reads 3 comments

  18. The Signature Move for College Basketball's Top Stars in 2013-14

    As valuable as it is for a college basketball player to cultivate a variety of moves, the best ones know that they need a go-to option they can count on in crunch time...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 9 months ago 11,857 reads 6 comments

  19. College Basketball Recruiting: Updates on Top Uncommitted Players in 2014 Class

    College basketball’s regular season is still a month away, but there are already victories to be scored on the recruiting trail...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 9 months ago 28,736 reads 49 comments

  20. The Toughest Nonconference Matchup for NCAA Basketball's Top 2013-14 Contenders

    An NCAA basketball team’s best chance to impress the selection committee is by playing and beating quality opponents outside of its own conference...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 9 months ago 4,620 reads 15 comments

  21. NCAA Basketball Recruiting: The 5 Best Players at Every Position in 2014 Class

    The recruiting dominoes are starting to fall in NCAA basketball’s class of 2014, but most of the top talents are still uncommitted...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 9 months ago 7,510 reads 3 comments

  22. Stock Watch for College Basketball's Top 2013-14 Contenders

    While college football dominates the spotlight, college basketball's top teams are gearing up for the start of the 2013-14 season—even the ones who are wishing it were further away...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 10 months ago 18,624 reads 12 comments

  23. The Most Important Player on College Basketball's Top Contenders in 2013-14

    Picking out the single crucial factor in making a college basketball team a winner isn’t always as easy as identifying the best player on the roster...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 10 months ago 13,442 reads 6 comments

  24. NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Best Bet to Land Undecided Stars in 2014 Class

    Figuring out where NCAA basketball recruits will land is far from an exact science—Emmanuel Mudiay to SMU?—but top high school stars are helping by narrowing their lists...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 10 months ago 22,574 reads 48 comments

  25. Projected Starting 5s for College Basketball's Top Contenders in 2013-14

    College basketball’s top stars for the upcoming season—Marcus Smart, Russ Smith et al.—have been a known quantity for months, but only now are the rest of the country’s best lineups really coming into focus...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 10 months ago 20,991 reads 28 comments