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  1. Kansas finds a leader in Frank Mason III

    Myron Medcalf

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Forget the layup and focus on its meaning for Kansas and sophomore Frank Mason III, the solemn, tattooed leader the program needs. The Jayhawks. On the road. Facing a Texas team that had whipped them by double digits a year ago in...

    Blog | January 24, 2015
  2. #Top10Thursday: Coach K's best teams

    Myron Medcalf

    As he approaches 1,000 wins, Mike Krzyzewski continues to expand his legacy. He has won four national titles and produced a multitude of NBA draft picks and All-Americans. Krzyzewski, Bobby Knight, John Wooden and Dean Smith are all in the "greate...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  3. Kansas' Kelly Oubre, Cliff Alexander continue to grow

    Myron Medcalf

    The most recent time Kansas failed to win a share of the Big 12 title -- 2004 -- the "Notebook" and "Mean Girls" dominated the box office. Usher, Lil' Jon and Ludacris topped the charts with their club hit "Yeah." The Janet Jackson wardrobe malfuncti...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  4. Anthony Davis guarantees Kentucky national title

    Myron Medcalf

    Well, this won't take any pressure off No. 1 Kentucky. Former Wooden Award winner and NBA superstar Anthony Davis, who led the Wildcats to the 2011-12 national title, guaranteed a Kentucky NCAA championship in 2015 during an interview that was rel...

    Blog | January 12, 2015
  5. NFL Playoffs? Nah, college basketball had craziest day

    Myron Medcalf

    The score didn't make sense. Perhaps someone hadn't caught the error. No. 1 Kentucky 53, Texas A&M 53? In the final seconds of regulation? C'mon, fix this. What? It's real? That was the reaction of folks who stumbled upon that game...

    Blog | January 10, 2015
  6. #Top10Thursday: Most disappointing teams

    Myron Medcalf

    So, this isn't one of those feel-good lists. If your favorite team is mentioned here, it's not a good thing. We're nearly halfway through the season. There's plenty of time for change -- for better or worse. As of now, however, the following ar...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  7. Arkansas' Bobby Portis overcomes poverty, violence to prosper

    Myron Medcalf

    Arkansas' Bobby Portis has been through financial hardship and seen domestic violence. So he's not playing basketball just for himself; he's playing for his family and its future.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2014
  8. Rebels' rise: Rashad Vaughn stars in big win

    Myron Medcalf

    Something had been brewing all night. Those unpredictable, pre-holiday break, "I just want to go home" blues had stirred up chaos in college basketball again. The week began with Temple topping Kansas by a billion points on Monday. And that vib...

    Blog | December 24, 2014
  9. In Tyus Jones Duke trusts

    Myron Medcalf

    MADISON, Wis. -- On Wednesday evening, Tyus Jones' clan drove four hours from Minnesota and gathered at State Street Brats. They consumed their pregame meal just a few blocks from the Kohl Center, where the freshman would guide No. 4 Duke to an 80-70...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  10. The big man makes a triumphant return to college basketball in 20...

    Myron Medcalf

    One look at the rosters of top 25 teams shows that a number of big men are playing big roles.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2014
  11. Will Hammons finally fulfill his potential?

    Myron Medcalf

    In 2013, A.J. Hammons threw his hefty 7-foot frame around the paint in West Lafayette, Indiana, and amassed 30 points (10-for-14) and five blocks against eventual lottery pick Cody Zeller. That day, the Hoosiers thrashed their rival 97-60. The lon...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  12. Best Offensive Teams in 2014-15

    Myron Medcalf

    The 2014-15 campaign, believe it or not, will begin in a few months. Don't worry, college basketball fans. It's coming. Today, we'll take a look at next year's top offensive teams -- and a few programs that could use some help -- entering the upco...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  13. ADs fighting to keep good coaches

    Myron Medcalf

    Editor's note: During the next five weeks, we will reveal the top 50 coaches in college basketball, as decided by our ESPN Forecast panel. Today we unveil No. 13: VCU's Shaka Smart. On Thursday, we release No. 12. It begins again each year. Ed Mc...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Life without Doug McDermott won't be easy

    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. Today we unveil No. 23: Creighton's Greg McDermott. On Thursday, we release No. 22. During the past three seaso...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  16. What would it take: Fred Hoiberg

    Myron Medcalf

    Editor's note: Some coaches' names always seem to come up for other jobs. But what would it take for them to actually leave? This week, we'll look at the names most often mentioned. Today, we look at Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg. Ames, Iowa, is a tow...

    Blog | May 23, 2014