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  1. Letters of advice for Andrew Wiggins

    Jason King

    Editor's note: ESPN.com asked former Kansas players what advice they'd have for Jayhawks freshman Andrew Wiggins. Keith Langford and Nick Bahe wrote letters of advice based on their experiences in Lawrence and playing for KU coach Bill Self, and are ...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  2. Letters of advice for Andrew Wiggins

    Jason King

    Former Kansas players reach out to freshman Andrew Wiggins with words of advice.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2013
  3. Kentucky freshmen ready to shine

    Jason King

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Shortly after 11 p.m. Monday, as he wrapped up some work in his office above the Kentucky practice gym, John Calipari was distracted by the sound of a basketball pounding against the hardwood. When the coach looked out his window...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  4. Kentucky and John Calipari loaded with talent with unprecedented ...

    Jason King

    Kentucky's freshman class is already drawing comparisons to the Fab Five. Does the hype concern John Calipari? No, not at all. Not with all that talent.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2013
  5. Kansas talented, but young

    Jason King

    LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Kansas basketball fans have heard all offseason about how well Andrew Wiggins can shoot, dunk and defend. Now they'll find out if he can dance. Wiggins and the rest of the Jayhawks' No. 2-ranked recruiting class will be unveil...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  6. Kansas has the talent, but might have to be patient waiting for i...

    Jason King

    Kansas has one of its most talented teams, but also one of its most inexperienced. The end result might be a sight to see, but getting there could take some patience.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2013
  7. Texas Tech's Tubby Smith doesn't have time for retirement - men's...

    Jason King

    His son is a head coach for the first time. His career has been long and successful. Why not just retire? Tubby Smith -- re-energized and ready to make Texas Tech a winner again -- scoffs at the notion.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Nonconference schedule analysis: Big 12

    Jason King

    This week, ESPN.com is breaking down the nonconference schedules of each team in nine of the nation's top leagues. Next up: the Big 12. BAYLOR Toughest: vs. Colorado (Nov. 8 in Dallas), Maui Invitational (Nov. 25-27), vs. Kentucky (Dec. 6 in Ar...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  10. Which other coaches will get the HOF call?

    Jason King

    Following his induction this weekend, Louisville's Rick Pitino will become the fourth active men's college basketball coach to join the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame. The number could soon grow. Here are four other college coaches who have an exc...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. The next Wichita State: March Sleepers

    Jason King

    With college basketball defined more and more each season by parity, we probably shouldn't be surprised by anything these days. Especially in the NCAA tournament. In three of the past four seasons, a team from a non-power conference has advance...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  14. 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
  15. Bracket reveal: Maui Invitational

    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. Tournament bracket for the EA Sports Maui Invitational When and wher...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  16. 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