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  1. My All-Americans, entering league play

    Jeff Goodman

    We've almost reached the start of a new calendar year, which means conference play is upon us. That also means it's time to hand out my midseason awards (and yes, we know it's not exactly the halfway point of the season). The race for national pla...

    Blog | December 29, 2014
  2. Why Kentucky will not go undefeated

    Jeff Goodman

    CHICAGO -- It was as dominating a 20-minute stretch as I've ever seen, and trust me when I say I've seen some one-sided contests (I covered AAU basketball for years). UCLA had yet to score nearly eight minutes into the game, and the top-ranked Kentuc...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  3. Nation's top 20 breakout players

    Jeff Goodman

    Last season, Nik Staukas, Terran Petteway and Fred VanVleet had breakout seasons. Sure, people were aware of Stauskas, but few thought he'd become a college star. Petteway was anonymous when he transferred from Texas Tech to Nebraska, but he led the ...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  4. New UK lineup, other big starter changes

    Jeff Goodman

    John Calipari finally has a valid excuse to scrap the platoons. With forward Alex Poythress suffering a season-ending torn ACL in practice Thursday, Kentucky's head coach can do what he should and would have been doing all along -- if he weren't so c...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  5. Picks for the Tip-Off Marathon

    Jeff Goodman

    While the 2014-15 college basketball season technically tipped off this weekend, the season really gets underway with the ESPN Tip-Off Marathon. It starts Monday night with the in-state battle between Miami and Florida in Gainesville, and runs throug...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  6. My picks for 2014-15 All-American teams

    Jeff Goodman

    Usually it's not nearly this difficult to come up with picks for preseason All-America teams and national player of the year. Maybe it's because nearly all the top players in the country from a season ago either graduated (i.e., Doug McDermott, Shaba...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  7. Best, worst nonconference schedules

    Jeff Goodman

    A year ago, Kansas was the undisputed King of the nonconference slate -- at least when it came to any contending team. The Jayhawks have once again put together another challenging nonleague schedule, but it's not nearly what it was a year ago. Th...

    Blog | November 07, 2014
  8. 2014-15 College Basketball Preview - SEC

    Jeff Goodman

    Will the Kentucky Wildcats and their loaded roster live up to preseason expectations? It's looking that way, according to Jeff Goodman, who previews the entire SEC for 2014-15.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2014
  9. 2014-15 SEC coaches poll, preview - College Basketball

    Jeff Goodman

    Jeff Goodman polls coaches from the SEC to get their preseason take on the league order, player of the year, a team that could surprise and more heading into the 2014-15 campaign.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2014
  10. Ranking nation's top five starting lineups

    Jeff Goodman

    There's no debate when it comes to determining the deepest team in the country this season. Not when Kentucky sophomore Marcus Lee, a potential first-round pick, is likely the team's sixth frontcourt player on the depth chart. However, it gets dif...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  11. 2014-15 College Basketball Preview - Kentucky Wildcats

    Jeff Goodman

    Jeff Goodman previews the 2014-15 season for the Kentucky Wildcats. This could be John Calipari's most talented team in Lexington.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2014
  12. How major teams fared on foreign trips

    Jeff Goodman

    Georgia State coach Ron Hunter flat-out "gets it." His proposal is that college programs, when they take a preseason trip to another country, are required to give back to that community. Mandated by the NCAA. "We need to make a rule that to g...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  13. Top 25 high-impact newcomers

    Jeff Goodman

    Kentucky has a brand-new group of freshmen, Duke has the No. 1 recruiting class in the land coming in and North Carolina also brings in a trio of talented newcomers. Louisville, Kansas, Arizona and Ohio State have also reloaded on the recruiting trai...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  14. The deepest Kentucky team in years

    Jeff Goodman

    My summer began with the LeBron James Skills Academy and didn't truly end until I landed in Charleston (for a planned vacation with my wife) to the news that Cougars coach Doug Wojcik had been fired. Along the way, there were countless AAU contest...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  15. Kentucky Wildcats, Ohio State Buckeyes among four teams in new Mi...

    Jeff Goodman

    The Hall of Fame will debut a new event in Miami in 2015 in which Kentucky will play South Florida and Memphis will face Ohio State, an industry source told ESPN.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2014
  16. Most prospect-loaded teams in CBB

    Jeff Goodman

    John Calipari has assembled quite a roster with the return of Willie Cauley-Stein and the Harrison twins. In fact, there are nine potential first-rounders on the Wildcats, making UK the runaway leader for the program with the most NBA talent. How...

    Blog | July 16, 2014