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  1. Five must-see matchups in the Sweet 16

    Myron Medcalf

    This week's slate of NCAA tournament games should feature a variety of exciting matchups. There's no question that 16 quality teams are still alive. But that will change soon. And the following matchups could play crucial roles in the final out...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  2. 10 observations from Saturday afternoon

    Myron Medcalf

    One man's observations from another eventful Saturday afternoon of college basketball ... 1. I don't trust Florida anymore. Sometimes, the numbers lie. Sometimes, a team with dazzling stats fails to justify the analytic mechanisms that elevate ...

    Blog | March 09, 2013
  3. What could go wrong with the top five?

    Myron Medcalf

    The top five teams in our preseason rankings belong there. There are far more strengths than weaknesses for Indiana, Louisville, Kentucky, Michigan and Kansas. Sure, there's always room for the unpredictable occurrences that could change any program'...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  4. Best of the best: Top 10 scariest defenders

    Myron Medcalf

    It's Halloween. Witches. Ghouls. Monsters. Stephen King. ... Jeff Withey? The following defenders make every night feel like Halloween -- for opposing teams -- when they're on the floor. Here's my list of the scariest defenders in America: 1. ...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  5. What I can't wait to see: Big 12

    Myron Medcalf

    Here are five storylines I look forward to following in the Big 12 this season. What I can't wait to see: How will Kansas replace Thomas Robinson? I know the Jayhawks have the goods to make a run at their ninth consecutive Big 12 title. Jeff...

    Blog | October 18, 2012
  6. Notes from the Big 12 Media Teleconference

    Myron Medcalf

    The Big 12 is a league on the move. West Virginia and TCU officially join the conference this summer. Bruce Weber, whose lengthy tenure at Illinois ended earlier this year, has found a new home at Kansas State. The league's newcomers talked about ...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  7. Top 10: The nation's top shot-blockers

    Myron Medcalf

    To go along with today's feature story on the return of the dominant shot-blockers, here's my list of the nation's best. If your favorite guy is missing from the list, let me know (@MedcalfByESPN or But this is not just based...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  8. Withey on Final Four, 2012-13 season, NBA

    Myron Medcalf

    Jeff Withey set a record for blocks in a single NCAA tournament with 31 total in the 2012 edition of the Big Dance. He's returning for his senior year as a key leader for a Kansas team that lost lottery pick Thomas Robinson and talented veteran Tysha...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  9. The return of the shot-blockers to college basketball

    Myron Medcalf

    Last season's NCAA tournament signalled a return to the days of dominant shot-blockers in college basketball. With several more on the way in the form of freshmen, the block might just be back.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2012
  10. Top Ten Thursday: Best coaching hires

    Myron Medcalf

    The coaching carousel hasn't come to a complete halt yet. But the bulk of the maneuvering has concluded. Some great moves. Some questionable hires. A few "Huh, really?" selections, too. But these rankings are not just about the head coaches. They'...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  11. The 2012 All-Tournament team

    Myron Medcalf

    NEW ORLEANS -- It's over. The 2011-12 college basketball season wrapped up with a fascinating Final Four and national title game. Now, it's time for some hardware. Here's my version of the 2012 All-Tourney team: First Team Anthony Davis (...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  12. Final Four 2012 -- Shot-blockers Davis and Withey impact title ga...

    Myron Medcalf

    Kentucky's Anthony Davis and Kansas' Jeff Withey offer a matchup of the nation's top shot-blockers.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2012
  13. Medcalf: A primer to the 2012 Final Four

    Myron Medcalf

    It makes sense. The Big Man in the Big Easy. This year's Final Four will feature the nation's top frontcourt standouts. All season long, they've racked up accolades as the undeniable leaders for their respective programs. Jared Sullinger, Th...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  14. Sunday Viewer's Guide: South and Midwest

    Myron Medcalf

    Two down. Two more to go. Ohio State and Louisville locked up their trips to the Final Four on Saturday. Now four more teams will look to secure the final two spots this afternoon. Today's matchups feature three traditional powerhouse programs ...

    Blog | March 25, 2012
  15. A closer look: Duke 68, Kansas 61

    Myron Medcalf

    Overview: Wow. What a game. There were 16 lead changes during Duke's 68-61 victory over Kansas in Wednesday's Maui Invitational championship game. That says it all. Tyler Thornton, known for his defensive prowess, knocked down a go-ahead 3 with 1:12 ...

    Blog | November 24, 2011