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  1. The return of the shot-blockers to college basketball

    Myron Medcalf

    Last season's NCAA tournament signalled a return to the days of dominant shot-blockers in college basketball. With several more on the way in the form of freshmen, the block might just be back.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2012
  2. Top 10 Thursday: Instant impact freshmen

    Myron Medcalf

    Kentucky's title run altered the perception of freshmen teams. Granted, their ability to compete at the highest levels is not a new trend. Ask Magic. But until Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist anchored a young UK squad's national champions...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  3. The 2012 All-Tournament team

    Myron Medcalf

    NEW ORLEANS -- It's over. The 2011-12 college basketball season wrapped up with a fascinating Final Four and national title game. Now, it's time for some hardware. Here's my version of the 2012 All-Tourney team: First Team Anthony Davis (...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  4. UK's Anthony Davis leaves his mark

    Myron Medcalf

    NEW ORLEANS -- Tears threatened to smear the blue paint underneath the eyes of a young Kentucky fan who simultaneously screamed and cried after her favorite team won a national title with a 67-59 win over Kansas on Monday night. Anthony Davis, the...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  5. Final Four 2012 -- Kentucky's Anthony Davis leaves his mark

    Myron Medcalf

    So he didn't score a lot. Who cares? By dominating defensively and on the boards, Anthony Davis completed his legend at Kentucky.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2012
  6. Final Four 2012 -- Shot-blockers Davis and Withey impact title ga...

    Myron Medcalf

    Kentucky's Anthony Davis and Kansas' Jeff Withey offer a matchup of the nation's top shot-blockers.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2012
  7. Louisville not down after Final Four loss

    Myron Medcalf

    NEW ORLEANS - There were no tears. The Louisville Cardinals didn't hang towels over their heads or pause to collect themselves as they talked with reporters. Following their 69-61 loss to archrival and national-title favorite Kentucky in the Fi...

    Blog | March 31, 2012
  8. Medcalf: A primer to the 2012 Final Four

    Myron Medcalf

    It makes sense. The Big Man in the Big Easy. This year's Final Four will feature the nation's top frontcourt standouts. All season long, they've racked up accolades as the undeniable leaders for their respective programs. Jared Sullinger, Th...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  9. Six bold Sweet 16 predictions

    Myron Medcalf

    Let's try this again. My first set of "bold" predictions didn't exactly last through the first weekend of the NCAA tournament. But I'm not alone. How many reconfigured their brackets after the Fab Melo news developed? Missouri losing to Norfolk...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  10. How No. 1 will fall: Kentucky

    Myron Medcalf

    Kentucky anchors a tough South region. But the Wildcats are still my pick to win it all and end the argument that a crew made of one-and-done stars can't win the national championship. They attack on both ends. They have underrated depth with D...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  11. Medcalf's Musings: This is the norm

    Myron Medcalf

    It all starts in November, not March. Long before the office pools and Selection Sunday chatter commence, college basketball dazzles devoted followers for four months. And unfortunately, a multitude of casual spectators don't show up for the pl...

    Blog | February 26, 2012
  12. Medcalf: Kentucky is the clear title favorite

    Myron Medcalf

    The trumpets, trombones and saxophones of southern jazz artists will wail on French Quarter street corners as college basketball fans convene in New Orleans next month for the Final Four. Lobster, crab, scallops and an ocean of seafood delicacies wil...

    Blog | February 12, 2012
  13. Playmakers: Kentucky in transition

    Myron Medcalf

    Earlier this week, the No. 1 Wildcats toyed with a Gators squad that might be the second-best team in the SEC. It was the kind of performance that suggested the gap between Kentucky and the rest of the league -- perhaps the rest of the country -- is ...

    Blog | February 10, 2012
  14. Medcalf's five observations from the week

    Myron Medcalf

    1. Ricardo Ratliffe is the most important player in America. Missouri has a national-championship caliber backcourt. The Tigers have so many weapons. And they used all of them to beat Baylor Saturday. Ratliffe was dominant with 27 points, eight rebou...

    Blog | January 22, 2012
  15. What we learned from Saturday's games

    Myron Medcalf

    It didn't look like a great slate of games coming in, but Saturday turned out to be full of upsets and last-second thrillers. Here are some things we learned from all the action ... The Top Three Florida State 90, No. 3 North Carolina 57 What ...

    Blog | January 14, 2012
  16. Gophers do to IU what big names couldn't

    Myron Medcalf

    Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and John Calipari couldn't do it. Jared Sullinger, William Buford and Thad Matta couldn't, either. But somehow, a Minnesota squad that had lost its first four Big Ten games this season - and 13 of its past 14 ...

    Blog | January 13, 2012