Each week Dick Vitale compiles news, notes and observations about the sport he loves, college basketball.
There's still plenty of time before Midnight Madness, but Dick Vitale has an early look at his top 12 teams in college basketball for 2013-14.
Kentucky's tournament hopes have been on the line ever since Nerlens Noel went down. The Wildcats took care of business in a must-win against Missouri, but there's still work to be done.
Nerlens Noel suffered a torn ACL on Tuesday against Florida, a big loss for a Kentucky team fighting for an NCAA tournament berth
Kentucky hadn't lived up to sky-high preseason expectations, but Tuesday's win at Ole Miss put the Wildcats back on track.
In the new world of college basketball, freshmen can make an immediate impact on a program's fortunes, and an elite group of diaper dandies has done that this season.
UCLA and Kentucky have solid records, but both of these elite programs lack a defining, quality win in 2012-13, and both teams can get one this weekend.
Each week Dick Vitale hands out college basketball awards. This week, Doug McDermott, John Groce and the Duke Blue Devils are among those getting the hardware.
In part one of a two-part series, Dick Vitale identifies the seven best frontcourts in college basketball, starting with the preseason player of the year in Indiana.
Duke's seniors entered Tuesday's game against Kentucky's freshmen with a chip on their shoulders, and came away with an impressive early-season victory.
Dick Vitale got a first-hand look at John Calipari's newest Kentucky Wildcats, who survived a scare against Maryland and now face a challenging Duke squad.
Mark Turgeon's first season replacing Gary Williams in Maryland was a tough one, but the Terps should be much improved in 2011-12.
Dick Vitale explains why Anthony Davis has had the most successful year in college basketball that he has ever seen.
Dick Vitale says John Calipari and Tom Crean should find a way to continue the Kentucky-Indiana rivalry series, with so many others in college basketball already coming to an end.
Dick Vitale says Nerlens Noel will step in and keep things rolling for Kentucky, while Shabazz Muhammad will help restore UCLA.
Dick Vitale says John Calipari is more than a great recruiter -- he's a great coach who finally filled in the missing piece of his resume with a national championship.