1. Winners and Losers of Week 15 in College Basketball

    I introduced Week 14's W/L with a brief aside on college basketball's seemingly endemic volatility, claiming in the process that Week 14 had somehow been more chaotic and surprising than any of the other weeks in this topsy-turvy season...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 10,036 reads 19 comments

  2. Why North Carolina Has No Chance to Beat Duke in First 2013 Matchup

    Hello, Carolina fans. Thanks for clicking on the link. Now allow me to reiterate what was already expressed in the headline: The North Carolina Tar Heels will not beat the Duke Blue Devils on Wednesday in Durham...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 4,647 reads 39 comments

  3. Indiana Rebounds with 81-68 Win over Ohio St.

    Game over in O-H-I-O. The No. 1 Indiana Hoosiers bounce back from their Thursday loss at Illinois with an 81-68 victory over Thad Matta and Ohio State. Thanks for following along...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 4,254 reads 3 comments

  4. Is Instability Atop Rankings Good or Bad for College Basketball?

    Even in a sport like college basketball—tethered as it is to "madness" and "Miracles" —one has to marvel at the contagious instability gripping this 2012-13 season...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 20,016 reads 26 comments

  5. Wooden Watch: Ranking the Top 25 Candidates at Week 14

    Just as it's been hard to identify a clear favorite in the NCAA title chase, so too has the postseason award picture taken on a muddled tone. Naturally, there's some relation between the two...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 5,765 reads 36 comments

  6. ACC Basketball: Midseason Report Card for Every Team

    On the eve of major realignment shifts, it seems the Atlantic Coastal Conference is already in a bit of a shakeup. Carolina, down. Miami, up. North Carolina State, every which way...

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  7. Kentucky Basketball: Why Florida's Loss to Arkansas Is a Mixed Blessing for UK

    If you're both a Kentucky fan and an avid standings-watcher, Tuesday night was a good night. The Wildcats moved to 7-2 in SEC play with a 77-55 home win over hapless South Carolina ...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 4,650 reads 4 comments

  8. Best-Case, Worst-Case Scenario for Every Top 25 Team in 2013

    As the college basketball season barrels toward the stretch run, we in pundit land have at least a hazy understanding of each top team and its potential . By the same token, we've gotten a good hard look at their flaws...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 15,734 reads 16 comments

  9. The 10 Most Polarizing Players in College Basketball

    When did you realize that the competitive success of 20-year-old basketball players had such a penetrating effect on your emotional state? Was it the time Chris Webber executed a ...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 3,575 reads 6 comments

  10. College Basketball: Winners and Losers from the AP Top 25 Rankings in Week 14

    We expected change after a week in which 11 of the top 25 college basketball teams in America lost, and we got it with today's release of the AP poll . That means there's plenty to discuss in the slides ahead, including a new No...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 9,760 reads 10 comments

  11. Winners and Losers of Week 14 in College Basketball

    Another week has come and gone in the world of college basketball, and what a crazy week it was. And no, I'm not just saying "crazy" in the sort of perfunctory tone we've grown accustomed to from SportsCenter teasers and Dick Vitale monologues...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 2,841 reads 0 comments

  12. Michigan vs. Indiana: Do the Wolverines Have Championship-Caliber Depth?

    If memory serves, the play took place sometime around the twelve-minute mark during the second half of Indiana's 81-73 win over Michigan Saturday night...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 2,767 reads 19 comments

  13. Ranking the Unluckiest Teams in College Basketball This Season

    It may be the single most important determiner in a team's ultimate success, and the one we, as sports pundits, are least likely to acknowledge: luck. Pure. Dumb. Luck...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 6,850 reads 27 comments

  14. The 25 Most Exciting Players to Watch in College Basketball

    All the recent buzz about Ole Miss shooting guard Marshall Henderson got us thinking: Who are our 25 favorite players to watch in today's college basketball? Not the best. Not the most efficient...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 161 reads 32 comments

  15. Duke Basketball: Midseason Report Card for Blue Devils

    On the surface, 2012-13 has been a typical Duke season: 18-2 record, No. 5 in the AP, tops in RPI and jockeying for position atop the ACC. It's business as usual in Durham...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 3,176 reads 2 comments

  16. Duke vs. Wake Forest: Live Score, Updates and Analysis for ACC Game

    Wake Forest gave its guests all they could handle Wednesday night before falling to the fifth-ranked Blue Devils by a final score of 75-70. See below for a few summary thoughts...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 4,330 reads 2 comments

  17. Meet Marshall Henderson, the Cockiest Cold-Blooded Sniper in College Basketball

    If it isn't the most important question in college basketball, it's at least the most interesting one to answer...

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  18. NCAA Tournament 2013: Ranking the 10 Final Four Matchups We Most Want to See

    It was a feature editor's dream. Cats v. Cards. Calipari v. Pitino. The "Brow v. History. That was the scene last March when Kentucky met Louisville in New Orleans for a berth in the national championship game...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 3,327 reads 11 comments

  19. College Basketball Recruiting: Impact Meter for Top 25 Players in 2012 Class

    In decades past, a list like this wouldn't exist. Star freshmen would still be in the larval stages of their college careers, just now exiting the cocoons spun by their meddlesome coaches and tottering onto the national stage...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 5,339 reads 6 comments

  20. Michigan Basketball: What No. 1 Ranking Would Mean for Wolverines

    When the Associated Press releases its weekly men's basketball rankings on Monday, the Michigan Wolverines will more than likely be number one. This, by itself, is a meaningless distinction...

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  21. Michigan State: Why Spartans Future Looks Bright, Even After Indiana Loss

    If we say one thing about Michigan State after its 75-70 loss to Indiana on Sunday, let it be this: The Spartans made things interesting...

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  22. UNC vs. N.C. State: Why the Wolfpack Is Just a Tease

    In Saturday night's showdown with UNC, North Carolina State gave us both sides of its Jekyll and Hyde act...

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  23. North Carolina vs. NC State: Live Score, Updates and Analysis for ACC Basketball

    North Carolina State takes on North Carolina Saturday night in Raleigh (7 p.m. ET). State is trying to end a 13-game losing streak against the Tar Heels. Follow along below...

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  24. Big East Basketball: Is the Conference This Bad or This Good?

    The twilight days of Big East basketball have been nothing if not confusing. What once looked like a top-heavy conference headlined by national-title contenders Syracuse and Louisville ...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 1,089 reads 0 comments

  25. Michigan vs. Purdue: Why Glenn Robinson III Is the Key to U-M's Title Hopes

    Midway through the second half of Thursday's Big Ten tilt between second-ranked Michigan and unrated Purdue, the Boilermakers held a 40-39 lead over their heavily favored hosts...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 2,400 reads 3 comments