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  1. Hoiberg takes risks, succeeds with transfers

    Myron Medcalf

    Editor's note: Over the next five weeks, we will reveal the top 50 coaches in college basketball as decided by our ESPN Forecast panel. On Monday, we unveil No. 15: Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg. On Tuesday, we release No. 14. He had a plan, but he di...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  2. Harrisons make Kentucky a title favorite

    Myron Medcalf

    It's here. Again. The Kentucky buzz. The Wildcats hype. You can't stop it. On Friday, Andrew Harrison and Aaron Harrison announced their plans to come back for their sophomore seasons. On Friday, Kentucky again became the preseason favori...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  3. Ollie leads new era of coaches

    Myron Medcalf

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Richard Hamilton and Ray Allen, NBA veterans and former Connecticut standouts, were standing 15 feet from the podium as the Huskies -- their Huskies -- celebrated atop the podium at AT&T Stadium while confetti fell from the rafter...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  4. Why Kentucky will win

    Myron Medcalf

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Kentucky's ridiculous run to Monday's national championship game against UConn seemed probable and even likely last summer. Then, John Calipari had an unprecedented number of McDonald's All-Americans and NBA prospects in the same ...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  5. Tales of Shabazz Napier

    Myron Medcalf

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Shabazz Napier has been the best player in a fascinating NCAA tournament, one that will conclude with UConn facing Kentucky in the national championship game at AT&T Stadium on Monday night. The 6-foot-1 senior guard has carri...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  6. Harrison's shot proves Wildcats' growth

    Myron Medcalf

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- He didn't want the ball. He needed it. Aaron Harrison clapped to get his twin Andrew Harrison's attention as the latter drove through a bunch of Badgers and sought refuge in the final seconds. Andrew could see the smirk on his ...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  7. Mysterious 'tweak' changes Kentucky

    Myron Medcalf

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Police dogs sniffed the backpacks and purses of men and women who entered AT&T Stadium on Friday morning. One of the officers claimed that the black Labradors were deployed to search for bombs and other explosive devices. But t...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  8. How will Kentucky deal with Kaminsky?

    Myron Medcalf

    ARLINGTON, Texas - There are a variety of Final Four storylines that deserve a mention. But I can't wait to see if Shabazz Napier finishes this thing. He's been the best player in the Big Dance thus far. Will the veteran guard end his college career ...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  9. Crowning a champ before it starts

    Myron Medcalf

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- It's about to get real in Jerry's World. The college basketball season doesn't end with much controversy. You win six in a row, seven if you start with the First Four, and you're rewarded with a national championship. That's ob...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  10. Cats' talent takes them to Final Four

    Myron Medcalf

    INDIANAPOLIS -- It was a reverse choke hold, but Marcus Lee could still breathe. That's because it was an endearing gesture, not an expression of violence during Kentucky's 75-72 win over Michigan at Lucas Oil Stadium in the Elite Eight --...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  11. Five Things: Kentucky back in Final Four

    Myron Medcalf

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Here are five observations from Kentucky's 75-72 win over Michigan in the Elite Eight at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. So much drama: Glenn Robinson III's layup with three minutes to play cut Kentucky's lead to two points. Bu...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  12. Harrison, Walton key in Elite Eight runs

    Myron Medcalf

    INDIANAPOLIS -- During his team's Saturday afternoon news conference, John Calipari polled his players only hours after they knocked off rival Louisville in the Sweet 16 to earn a shot at Michigan in a Sunday matchup at Lucas Oil Stadium. "Raise y...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  13. Home Court: Kentucky is growing up

    Myron Medcalf

    INDIANAPOLIS -- James Young wants to reach the Final Four, and he believes he'll win the title. He's consumed by the idea. After Kentucky's surprising, come-from-behind 74-69 win over rival Louisville, the freshman talked about seeds, pairings and...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  14. Five things: Cats top rival Cards in classic

    Myron Medcalf

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Here are five observations from Kentucky's 74-69 win over Louisville in the Sweet 16 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Friday night. The rivalry delivered: With 4:33 to go, Louisville led 64-59. Both teams were tired. During ...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  15. Five things: Michigan survives Vols rally

    Myron Medcalf

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Tennessee made a remarkable run to the Sweet 16 after beginning its journey beginning in the First Four. The Volunteers topped Iowa, UMass and Mercer to reach the Sweet 16, but Michigan was just too much in a 73-71 victory on Friday n...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  16. Previewing the Midwest Region Sweet 16

    Myron Medcalf

    A look around the Midwest Region: Tennessee vs. Michigan What to watch: Jarnell Stokes and Jeronne Maymon have led Tennessee's charge to the Sweet 16 thus far. A Michigan team that lacks a comparable post threat could struggle with Tennessee'...

    Blog | March 27, 2014