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  1. Aaron Harrison tops All-Giant Killers Team

    Peter Keating and Jordan Brenner

    It's time for one of our greatest annual traditions: naming the fifth annual Donell and Ronell Taylor All-Giant Killers Team. As loyal readers will surely remember, the Taylor twins played for UAB a decade ago, when the Blazers became the first K...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  2. NCB - There has never been a run like Kentucky

    John Gasaway

    John Gasaway asks whether there's ever been a run like Kentucky's impressive streak in the NCAA tournament?

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2014
  3. Shockers-Wildcats is a clash of cultures

    Jeff Goodman

    Kentucky freshman James Young couldn't do it. The Wildcats' talented wing, a part of what some touted as the greatest recruiting class of all time entering the season, admitted that he was unable to name a single player on Wichita State's roster. ...

    Blog | March 23, 2014
  4. Okafor, Jones make Duke an early favorite

    Jeff Goodman

    Mike Krzyzewski just turned Duke's most glaring weaknesses into what will soon become the Blue Devils' greatest strengths. The two positions to build a team around? Point guard and a big man. Coach K landed arguably the No. 1 player at both spots...

    Blog | November 16, 2013
  5. Good coaches are lucky, too - College Basketball

    John Gasaway

    John Gasaway looks at the role of luck in college basketball, writing that even the best coaches catch a lot of breaks -- and that it shouldn't take away from their on-court success.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2013
  6. Could Kentucky Wildcats have nine NBA prospects in 2013-14 season...

    Chad Ford

    Chad Ford writes that Kentucky has the potential to have a historic NBA draft class next season, based on current players who could return and the Wildcats' incoming freshman class.

    Blog | Conversation | March 22, 2013
  7. Hoiberg putting NBA pedigree to use

    Fran Fraschilla

    Any fears when Iowa State hired a basketball coach three years ago with no head-coaching experience, even if he was one of the school greatest players ever, have long since subsided. In fact, "the Mayor," Fred Hoiberg, has returned to his hometown of...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  8. Fred Hoiberg putting NBA pedigree to use at Iowa State - College ...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla writes how Fred Hoiberg is translating his NBA experience into on-court success with Iowa State, uniting transfers to form a potent perimeter offense.

    Blog | Conversation | February 25, 2013
  9. Can Jim Calhoun make the UConn Huskies championship contenders ag...

    Fran Fraschilla

    ESPN Insider Fran Fraschilla writes that there are many questions facing Jim Calhoun and the UConn Huskies, and returning the Huskies to championship contention could be Calhoun's greatest challenge in years.

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2012
  10. CBB - Duke, Vanderbilt, Florida, Iowa State, Michigan love the 3-...

    John Gasaway

    While most of the top seeds do not rely on their long-range accuracy, some big teams need to connect from behind the arc to advance. John Gasaway picks out the five with the greatest need.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2012
  11. UConn's chance of repeating and other Big East burning questions

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi looks at the five biggest questions in the Big East this season, starting with UConn's chance of a repeat.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2011
  12. Expansion could radically alter tournament

    Joe Lunardi

    Back in the good ol' days -- remember 2006? -- it was pretty simple to evaluate the impact of conference roulette from a basketball standpoint. With NCAA bids as coin of the realm, leagues and schools were seeking the greatest possible access to...

    Blog | September 08, 2011
  13. NCAA - Conference expansion - Texas A&M move could signal massive...

    Joe Lunardi

    According to Joe Lunardi, the proposed Texas A&M-SEC move may be the latest in a chain of events that leads to the elimination of non-Division I football schools from BCS conferences and radically alters the format of the NCAA tournament.

    Blog | Conversation | September 08, 2011
  14. Expansion often hurts conferences

    Joe Lunardi

    In March, the Big East set every record in the book by placing 11 of its 16 teams in the NCAA tournament. By hard count and by percentage, it was the greatest Selection Sunday haul for a single conference in a single year. And it was an anomaly. ...

    Blog | May 18, 2011
  15. College Basketball: Conference expansion hurts NCAA tournament bi...

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi writes that conference expansion does not always help the league get more tourney bids.

    Blog | Conversation | May 18, 2011
  16. 2010 NBA draft: John Wall, Patrick Patterson among most NBA-ready...

    David Thorpe

    The top draft picks aren't necessarily the ones who will have the greatest impact next season. Rookie Watch author David Thorpe takes us through the 10 most NBA-ready players in this year's draft.

    Blog | Conversation | June 09, 2010