1. Kentucky Basketball: 4 Unsung Heroes on the Wildcats Roster

    Kentucky basketball is defined by freshmen. Big Blue Nation is hyped up to see Nerlens Noel and Alex Poythress on campus—not Twany Beckham. That's why you won't see Noel or Poythress on this list...

    Matt Overing Written by Matt Overing about 2 years ago 5,227 reads 6 comments

  2. Kentucky Basketball: What If John Calipari Misses Out on the Harrison Twins?

    It's a scenario Big Blue Nation would prefer to never see come to fruition: Aaron and Andrew Harrison not selecting Kentucky...

    Matt Overing Written by Matt Overing about 2 years ago 6,101 reads 26 comments

  3. Michigan State Basketball: 3 Things Appling Must Improve on in 2012-13

    Sure, Keith Appling might have experienced a sophomore slump in the shooting department for Michigan State last year. However, the rest of his game showed vast improvement and maturity from the 2010-11 season, and much of the same is expected in 2012-13..

    Matt Overing Written by Matt Overing about 2 years ago 752 reads 1 comments

  4. College Basketball: 10 Deepest Teams in 2012-13

    Depth isn't always utilized, and it isn't always needed. The 2012 national champions, the Kentucky Wildcats, had a paltry rotation of six, sometimes seven, players. The runner-up Kansas Jayhawks were in the same boat...

    Matt Overing Written by Matt Overing about 2 years ago 7,108 reads 58 comments

  5. Michigan State Basketball: Why Branden Dawson Is Ready to Step Up in 2012-13

    Will Branden Dawson bounce back from his ACL tear? The better question might be, "how high?" It takes a special talent to succeed in Tom Izzo 's system as a freshman. Dawson was clearly successful, even with an injury-shortened season...

    Matt Overing Written by Matt Overing about 2 years ago 1,836 reads 15 comments

  6. Michigan State Basketball: Why Adreian Payne Is Poised for a Huge 2012-13

    Another year and another increased role for Adreian Payne. The rising-junior figures to play power forward for head coach Tom Izzo in the upcoming season...

    Matt Overing Written by Matt Overing about 2 years ago 1,417 reads 15 comments

  7. Kentucky Basketball: Why There's More to John Calipari Besides Recruiting

    Everyone has an opinion of John Calipari. Some approach his name with hostility, others with kindness and even more with indifference. He's one of the most underrated coaches in college basketball...

    Matt Overing Written by Matt Overing about 2 years ago 3,343 reads 57 comments

  8. SEC Basketball: Top Games to Watch in 2012-13 Season

    The SEC basketball schedule was announced on Aug. 10. Some changes that you'll see right off the bat (you can check out the full schedule on SECSports...

    Matt Overing Written by Matt Overing about 2 years ago 1,687 reads 6 comments

  9. Kentucky Basketball: 3 Things Coach Cal Can Do to Lure Jabari Parker to Kentucky

    Kentucky basketball fans are used to the Wildcats being favored to land top recruits. So when the Detroit Free Press wrote that three schools (not named Kentucky) are in the lead for star recruit Jabari Parker, it came as a surprise...

    Matt Overing Written by Matt Overing about 2 years ago 4,857 reads 86 comments

  10. College Basketball: Picking the 2012-13 Dream Team

    Dream Team: A team built and described differently by every fan in the country. Some people want the best scorers on their team, others want the biggest and most athletic. Others think their team is a "Dream Team" in its own right...

    Matt Overing Written by Matt Overing about 2 years ago 12,033 reads 44 comments

  11. Kentucky Basketball: 5 Recruits Who Would Thrive in Dribble Drive Offense

    John Calipari has mastered the Dribble Drive Motion. The DDM is an offense created by Vance Walberg and relayed to Calipari during his time at Memphis. ( NBCSports .com has a great breakdown of the offense as a whole...

    Matt Overing Written by Matt Overing about 2 years ago 3,060 reads 3 comments

  12. Kentucky Wildcats Basketball: Why Keith Clanton Would Be a Perfect Addition

    Add another player to the list of potential Wildcats in 2012-13. Keith Clanton, a senior power forward for Central Florida, could be looking to transfer, according to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times ...

    Matt Overing Written by Matt Overing about 2 years ago 2,000 reads 8 comments

  13. College Basketball: One Thing to Love About the Nation's Top 10 2013 Recruits

    The 2013 recruiting class has taken center stage in college basketball. Summer camps are prevalent, and players are given the chance to stand out among their peers...

    Matt Overing Written by Matt Overing about 2 years ago 4,533 reads 10 comments

  14. Kentucky Basketball: John Calipari Tells Andy Katz He Knows Only Two Starters

    Earlier this summer, we went over Kentucky's starting lineup for the 2012-13 season. John Calipari , the master of media, has consistently thrown us tidbits of information to keep us guessing about the roster for next year...

    Matt Overing Written by Matt Overing about 2 years ago 4,345 reads 24 comments

  15. Kentucky Basketball: Does John Calipari Need to Add Torian Graham?

    It's official: Torian Graham has classified for the 2012 class. Justin Byerly tweeted the news on Friday, Aug. 3, also saying that "Kentucky was mentioned in the conversation...

    Matt Overing Written by Matt Overing about 2 years ago 5,253 reads 32 comments

  16. Missouri Basketball: Phil Pressey Gives Outlook on Tigers' 2012-13 Season

    Not many people expected a 30-win season from the Missouri Tigers last season. Frank Haith was starting a new gig in the Big 12 and Missouri was predicted to be a top-25 team, nothing more...

    Matt Overing Written by Matt Overing about 2 years ago 2,762 reads 5 comments

  17. Kentucky Basketball: Underclassmen Recruits Wildcats Have Their Eyes on

    The upcoming season and 2013 recruiting class may receive the majority of the Big Blue Nation's interest at this time of year. However, this article is dedicated to the youngsters that are currently in the class of 2014 and beyond...

    Matt Overing Written by Matt Overing about 2 years ago 3,738 reads 38 comments

  18. 10 College Hoops Stars Who Could Represent the USA at the 2016 Olympics in Rio

    The 2012 USA men's basketball team has seven players on the roster that did not play on the 2008 "Redeem Team." Whether it is because of injury or deteriorating skills, those players ceded their roster spot to a new wave of talented stars...

    Matt Overing Written by Matt Overing about 2 years ago 3,119 reads 8 comments

  19. Kansas Basketball: 3 Tweaks Jeff Withey Can Make to Become a CBB Superstar

    Very few people outside of Lawrence, Kan., knew who Jeff Withey was prior to the 2011-12 season. That changed. In 2012-13, he'll be at the center of talks concerning All-Americans and the best defensive players in the country...

    Matt Overing Written by Matt Overing about 2 years ago 2,071 reads 9 comments

  20. 2014 Recruit Stanley Johnson Rises from Impressive Peach Jam Performance

    Stanley Johnson is a 2014 small forward out of California. He's ranked No. 27 by ESPN.com 's recruiting services and his recruitment is starting to pick up. After his profound performance at the 2012 Nike Peach Jam , nothing less should be expected...

    Matt Overing Written by Matt Overing about 2 years ago 2,025 reads 0 comments

  21. Kentucky Basketball: 7 Teams Kentucky Should Be Concerned About

    A 52-game win streak. Bigger games in bigger venues. Defending national champions. The Kentucky Wildcats have the familiar "bullseye" on their back for the 2012-13 season...

    Matt Overing Written by Matt Overing about 2 years ago 7,461 reads 19 comments

  22. Kentucky Basketball: Comparing the Non-Conference Schedule to Previous Years

    The Kentucky Wildcats' 2012-13 non-conference schedule has drawn the ire of many figures in college basketball...

    Matt Overing Written by Matt Overing about 2 years ago 1,417 reads 8 comments

  23. SEC Basketball: Ranking the Impacts of Top Incoming Coaches and Recruits

    Between incoming schools, top 2012 recruits, transfers, and coaches the SEC has a wealth of new faces that will shape the 2012-13 college basketball season...

    Matt Overing Written by Matt Overing about 2 years ago 840 reads 2 comments

  24. Kentucky Wildcats Basketball: In-Depth Analysis of Non-Conference Schedule

    Kentucky basketball never sleeps. With the release of the 2012-13 non-conference schedule, Kentucky fans have reasons to get excited and pundits have ammunition to discredit John Calipari 's scheduling tactics...

    Matt Overing Written by Matt Overing about 2 years ago 1,198 reads 3 comments

  25. NBA Draft 2012: 15 Solid College Hoops Players Who Will Be Better as Pros

    Potential. We hear the word thrown around in relation to the NBA Draft, more so than any other time of year. The potential of a player heavily influences NBA teams—they look to tap that potential, maximizing each draft pick...

    Matt Overing Written by Matt Overing about 2 years ago 1,720 reads 0 comments