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  1. Count 'Em Down: Teams poised for a leap

    Jason King

    Only in today's age of one-and-done -- and, perhaps, only at Kentucky -- could a team go from losing to Robert Morris in the first round of the NIT to winning the NCAA title the following season. But that will be the expectation in Lexington. A...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  2. Bracket reveal: Legends Classic

    Jason King

    Editor's Note: Over two days, we're releasing the brackets/matchups for 11 of the top early-season events. Starting Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET, we'll unveil the final six: Charleston, 2K Sports, Diamond Head, CBE, Wooden and Maui. A thread of previews a...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  3. Who can challenge Louisville in American?

    Jason King

    The American Athletic Conference will be far from the best league in America in its inaugural season, 2013-14. But it might have the best team. Louisville -- which will compete in the conference for just one season before bolting for the ACC --...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  4. The 10 worst nonconference schedules

    Jason King

    Sometimes it's smart to schedule soft. You're a year or two into your job at a program that needs to be completely rebuilt. You want some easy wins early to develop confidence in your players and fan support/excitement for your team. So you construct...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  5. Top 10 Tuesday: Under-the-radar storylines

    Jason King

    Brad Stevens left Butler for the Boston Celtics, P.J. Hairston's future is in jeopardy at North Carolina and the ACC is bigger and better than ever thanks to the addition of Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame. Those topics have been discussed ad ...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  6. Bracket reveal: CBE Hall of Fame Classic

    Jason King

    Editor's note: Over two days, we're releasing the brackets/matchups for 11 of the top early-season events. A thread of previews and info for all 11 tourneys can be found here. When and where: Nov. 25-26 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. ...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  7. Wooden Watch: King's POY ballot

    Jason King

    With one flick of the wrist, Victor Oladipo ended the debate. At least in my mind. For the last few months, I'd been leaning toward putting the Indiana guard at the top of my final Wooden Award ballot. Oladipo's game-clinching 3-pointer in last weeke...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  8. UNC's Williams gets 700th career win

    Jason King

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams picked up his 700th career victory when North Carolina defeated Villanova 78-71 at the Sprint Center on Friday. But after the game, Williams said he was equally as proud of another number. ...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  9. Rapid Reaction: UNC 78, Villanova 71

    Jason King

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- P.J. Hairston scored 23 points and James Michael McAdoo added 17 to propel North Carolina to a 78-71 victory over Villanova in the second round of the NCAA tournament at the Sprint Center. Friday's victory marked the 700th career ...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  10. Wooden Watch: King's POY ballot

    Jason King

    The NCAA title game is still nearly three weeks away, but the race for the Wooden Award is nearly over. The ballots to determine the nation's top player are due Monday, which means the opening weekend of the NCAA tournament could be crucial in determ...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  11. If I were King of the committee

    Jason King

    I didn't receive a phone call or text, my inbox was empty and a plane ticket never arrived in the mail. Surely, there has been some sort of a mistake. Once again this season, the NCAA failed to extend an invitation to yours truly to serve on the c...

    Blog | March 17, 2013
  12. Wooden Watch: King's POY ballot

    Jason King

    This year's race for the Wooden Award may come down to a missed free throw attempt and a layup that never found its way through the net. With the NCAA tournament less than a week away, those are the only things separating Indiana's Victor Oladipo and...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  13. Wooden Watch: King's POY ballot

    Jason King

    Will the race for the Wooden Award really be decided on the final day of the regular season? If you plan to vote for Victor Oladipo or Trey Burke, probably so. Oladipo's Indiana Hoosiers meet Burke's Michigan Wolverines Sunday in Ann Arbor in a game ...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  14. Wooden Watch: Jason King's POY ballot

    Jason King

    With less than two weeks remaining in the regular season, Indiana's Victor Oladipo is still considered the leading candidate to win the Wooden Award, given annually to the nation's top player. The race, however, is far from over. Players such as G...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  15. Saturday afternoon observations

    Jason King

    Here are 10 observations I made while channel-surfing Saturday afternoon. New Mexico's 91-82, come-from-behind victory over Colorado State was the most entertaining game of the afternoon -- and it also featured the best performance not just of th...

    Blog | February 23, 2013
  16. Wooden Watch: King's POY ballot

    Jason King

    Victor Oladipo maintained his lead in the race for the Wooden Award with a 19-point performance in Indiana's 72-68 victory at Michigan State on Tuesday. But who are his biggest competitors? With less than three weeks remaining in the regular se...

    Blog | February 21, 2013