1. Breaking Down the Race for the No. 1 Seeds in 2013 NCAA Tournament

    The No. 1 seed is that rare "bracketological" distinction that holds both practical utility and symbolic meaning...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 19,490 reads 12 comments

  2. 10 College Basketball Teams with the Most to Lose in Conference Tournaments

    If the season ended today... For the 10 college basketball teams listed ahead, those five words are like heat rising from the desert—a mirage dancing, flickering, hovering within reach...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 11,924 reads 5 comments

  3. UNC Basketball: How Tar Heels Can Recover from Duke Debacle

    Pitted against a sideline din that wouldn't quit, ESPN reporter Samantha Ponder was trying to relay a quote from North Carolina coach Roy Williams midway through the second half of UNC's 69-53 loss to arch-rival Duke...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 3,978 reads 4 comments

  4. NCAA Tournament 2013: Conference Champion and Automatic Bid Tracker

    They come from every corner of these United States—small schools, big schools, blue-bloods and upstarts. All for a chance to dance. In the zero-sum game that is college basketball's conference championship week, nothing less will do...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 71,973 reads 11 comments

  5. College Basketball: Why the NCAA Should Incentivize Regular-Season Titles

    This, college basketball fans, is what a missed opportunity looks like. Heading into the final weekend of the regular season, five of the six major conferences had yet to determine an outright league champion...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 4,710 reads 15 comments

  6. NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Pros and Cons for Each Aaron Gordon Suitor

    The most common and tantalizing player comp for San Jose native Aaron Gordon (No. 4, ESPN 100) is Clippers All-Star Blake Griffin...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 16,485 reads 9 comments

  7. The 10 Worst Things About Duke Basketball

    I guess the premise here is that we're listing 10 awful things about Duke basketball in advance of its Saturday showdown against North Carolina. But we don't really need the excuse...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 23,788 reads 104 comments

  8. Who's Hot and Who's Not in College Basketball at Week 17

    It's March, gang, and the time for position-jockeying is over. We know who you are, college basketball teams of America. We know your strengths. We know your weaknesses. We know how you like your steak...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 13,249 reads 26 comments

  9. Spoiler Alert: 10 NCAA Basketball Teams That Will Ruin March for Others

    With the college basketball regular season entering its final week, the only real unknown left for us to ponder is the conference tournaments...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 34,367 reads 12 comments

  10. Which Rising NCAA Basketball Programs Will Still Be Relevant in a Decade?

    One decade ago, Auburn was in the Sweet Sixteen, Texas and Oklahoma looked like rising giants and the NCAA tournament was a quaint, 64-team affair...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 8,669 reads 27 comments

  11. Ranking the 10 Best GIFs of the 2012-13 College Basketball Season

    There's a fascinating PBS short on the history of GIFs , 35 percent of which is dedicated to people intellectualizing their appeal. The theories range from the blunt (it's like a picture, but it moves) to the abstract (humans crave repetition)...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 20,798 reads 29 comments

  12. College Basketball: Winners and Losers from the AP Top 25 Rankings in Week 18

    With Indiana's four-week reign atop the AP Poll now over, Gonzaga becomes our fifth No.1 of the 2012-13 college basketball season. This is the sixth time since the dawn of the 21st century that at least five different teams have been ranked No...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 22,784 reads 29 comments

  13. Why Gonzaga's No. 1 Ranking Is a Game-Changer for Mid-Major Athletics

    The Gonzaga Bulldogs earned their first ever No. 1 ranking in the AP Poll on Monday, and the ensuing media hubbub is bound to sound something like: "Blah blah they didn't play anybody blah blah they'd be ...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 8,378 reads 40 comments

  14. Ranking the Meanest Fans in College Basketball

    We've gone past the point of reason. No matter how many times you tell people that it's a silly little game drawn up by a bored Canadian who had the misfortune of being confined inside the Springfield YMCA...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 72,462 reads 129 comments

  15. Winners and Losers of Week 17 in College Basketball

    For those of us in the world of college basketball, there is an odd sense of disbelief that accompanies February's end...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 26,155 reads 56 comments

  16. Julius Randle: Ranking Every Suitor's Chance to Land Top Basketball Recruit

    Judging by recent remarks he made to ESPN's Dave Telep (subscription required), Dallas native Julius Randle (No. 3, ESPN 100) has whittled his list of prospective schools down to three...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 12,548 reads 8 comments

  17. Why 2013 College Basketball Season Shows It Pays to Avoid One-and-Done Players

    College basketball recruiting used to be a simple matter of signing the best players available. The nuances of fit, scheme and need played some small role in the process, but even ...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 13,644 reads 53 comments

  18. Is a Healthy Duke the Best Team in College Basketball?

    Here's what we know to be true about Duke: When senior forward Ryan Kelly plays, the 2012-13 Blue Devils are 16-0...

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  19. Florida Basketball: What Gators Can Learn from Each of Their Losses

    Despite what recent results suggest, the outlook is still sunny for Billy Donovan's Florida Gators (22-5, 12-3) ...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 2,527 reads 4 comments

  20. Gonzaga Basketball: How Can the No. 2 Team Be the Country's Greatest Unknown?

    When trying to frame the national title conversation in college basketball, there's always a splinter group that insists we disregard every team outside the Power Six...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 8,154 reads 10 comments

  21. Andrew Wiggins: Ranking Every Suitor's Chance to Land Top Basketball Recruit

    Andrew Wiggins is having himself a week. Last Saturday, the number-one-rated recruit in the Class of 2013 celebrated his 18th birthday. On Monday morning, the Canadian sensation learned he'd been named the Naismith High School Player of the Year...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 39,669 reads 154 comments

  22. College Basketball: 10 Darkhorse NCAA Title Contenders

    The winds of change blew hard across the college basketball landscape this season, but even they couldn't keep the proverbial dust from settling as we head into March Madness...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 27,474 reads 40 comments

  23. Miami Basketball: What Hurricanes' Dominance Means for ACC Going Forward

    It's more threat than question, and it hangs over every major college sport (non-ice division): What happens when the University of Miami gets its act together? Few schools can ...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 2,461 reads 10 comments

  24. March Madness Sleeper Series: How Akron Could Shock the World

    Almost three years after Akron's most famous native son decamped for South Beach—leaving a trail of smoldering "witnesses" in his wake —the city has embraced yet another athletic giant...

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  25. College Basketball: Winners and Losers from the AP Top 25 Rankings in Week 17

    With Miami's 80-65 loss to Wake Forest on Saturday, we're sifting through another wave of changes at the top of the AP college basketball poll. It's nothing we haven't come to expect over the course of this turbulent 2012-13 season...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 15,338 reads 14 comments