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  1. Top coaches: Biggest surprises

    Myron Medcalf

    ESPN.com has decided to rank college basketball's top coaches. On Monday, Nos. 50-25 were announced. Some might think that a few coaches were too high or too low, and there were some surprises in this batch of rankings. Here are a few surprises fr...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  2. Ranking the SEC/Big 12 Challenge games

    Myron Medcalf

    The pairings for the 2014 SEC/Big 12 Challenge were announced Wednesday afternoon. In the event's second year, it will again offer a variety of intriguing matchups. The Big 12 won the first Challenge last year by a 7-3 margin, and the Big 12, a le...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  3. SEC/Big 12 Challenge highlighted by Texas Longhorns-Kentucky Wild...

    Myron Medcalf

    College basketball can look forward to a pair of mega-matchups in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Dec. 5, with Texas traveling to face Kentucky and Florida on the road at Kansas.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2014
  4. Look back, look ahead: Big 12

    Myron Medcalf

    In recent years, the Big Ten has been -- arguably -- college basketball's best conference. But the Big 12 fought for that perch in 2013-14. The league featured an impressive lineup, one that only the Big Ten rivaled. Realignment's winds took more ...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  5. Reseeding the Sweet 16 of the men's NCAA basketball tournament fi...

    Myron Medcalf

    Myron Medcalf reseeds the Sweet 16 field based on how each team has played in the NCAA tournament.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2014
  6. Iowa State is the sexy Final Four pick now

    Myron Medcalf

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Thousands of Iowa State fans converted Kansas City's Sprint Center into their own little Hilton Coliseum throughout the Big 12 tourney. As their favorite team advanced, more supporters arrived to enjoy the program's first Big 12 t...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  7. Baylor, Iowa State survivors in Big 12

    Myron Medcalf

    KANSAS CITY -- There was so much blood. It didn't flow, it gushed. Late in the second half of Iowa State's 94-83 victory over Kansas in Friday's Big 12 tourney semifinals, Georges Niang lay on the floor with a reddening towel covering his face. Br...

    Blog | March 15, 2014
  8. Tournament preview: Big 12

    Myron Medcalf

    The sun rose. And Kansas won its 10th consecutive Big 12 title. There's more, though. The 2013-14 campaign for the Big 12 orchestrated a shift in the conference hierarchy. The Big Ten has been the king of regular-season college basketball for y...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  9. Monday upsets showcase Big 12's depth

    Myron Medcalf

    A league should be judged according to its depth, not its best. Florida can't mask the SEC's flaws. And San Diego State's excellent season doesn't change the decline of the Mountain West. Depth is the barometer. And if that's the universal y...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  10. Weekend Picks: Don't mess with Texas?

    Myron Medcalf

    Can't believe it's already late January. Selection Sunday is coming. The national scene is beginning to take shape. Last Saturday was proof. Kansas dismissed Oklahoma State with ease. Syracuse outplayed a good Pitt team down the stretch in the ...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  11. DeAndre Kane is the star Iowa St. needs

    Myron Medcalf

    AMES, Iowa -- He did not fear the 7-foot-1 defender in front of him. He baited him. In the first half of a performance that should multiply the All-American chatter about the transfer from Marshall, DeAndre Kane drove left and stared at Isaiah Aus...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  12. Big 12 more than Kansas, Oklahoma State

    Myron Medcalf

    And then there were ... six? That's probably premature. But the Big 12's pool of potential tournament teams is much deeper than it appeared to be last month. Or even last week. Texas' commendable 86-83 road win over a North Carolina squad that ha...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  13. Myron Medcalf's weekend predictions

    Myron Medcalf

    Sports fans love predictions. Well, sports fans love to tell you when your predictions are wrong. I would know. I've made a few predictions during my time at ESPN.com. Some right. Some wrong. Why stop now? Throughout the rest of the 2013-14 col...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  14. Traditional positions being eliminated across college basketball

    Myron Medcalf

    Guards in the post. Centers putting the ball on the floor. Forwards running the offense. More versatile players in college basketball are bring about the end of traditional positions.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2013
  15. As suitors line up, Tyus Jones keeps his inner circle tight and h...

    Myron Medcalf

    As suitors line up to woo the nation's No. 3 recruit, Tyus Jones vows to keep his inner circle tight and his dreams big. ESPN.com tagged along with Jones to offer a snapshot of the life of a big-time prospect.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2013
  16. Observations from Saturday night's games

    Myron Medcalf

    A few observations from another exciting Saturday evening in college basketball ... Let's talk about Alex Len: The 7-foot-1 sophomore from Ukraine got paid Saturday. Settle down, NCAA. No runners were involved. But the young man clearly elevated h...

    Blog | February 17, 2013