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  1. 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
  2. Players to watch: Small forwards

    Myron Medcalf

    This week, ESPN.com will feature a position-by-position look at players to watch for the 2014-15 season. In 2003, a young man from Akron, Ohio, excelled during his rookie season in the NBA (20.9 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 5.9 APG, 1.6 SPG) and crushed philosop...

    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. Medcalf's 10 bold NCAA tourney predictions

    Myron Medcalf

    Here we go again -- my annual list of 10 bold predictions for the NCAA tournament. Without further ado .... Iowa State in the Final Four -- The Cyclones have been one of the hottest teams in the country, winning eight of their past 10 games. The...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  6. Iowa State's key trio can take Cyclones far

    Myron Medcalf

    KANSAS CITY -- As Melvin Ejim, DeAndre Kane and a bandaged Georges Niang -- he took an elbow to the right eye -- walked off the podium, each player gave Fred Hoiberg a fist bump minutes after they'd punched Kansas in the mouth. On Friday night, th...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  7. Wiggins doesn't have to change, we do

    Myron Medcalf

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Andrew Wiggins rose. But when gravity pulled a trio of Oklahoma State defenders back to earth, he kept climbing. Wayne Selden Jr. could have thrown that pass anywhere and Wiggins would have grabbed it and flushed that breathta...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  8. Joel Embiid of Kansas Jayhawks active in pregame drills; status u...

    Myron Medcalf

    Joel Embiid took part in pregame drills during Kansas' first shootaround in the Big 12 tourney on Wednesday, shooting a few jumps shots and dribbling around the floor at the Sprint Center.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Forget March: Embiid should prep for pros

    Myron Medcalf

    In just a few hours, the narrative changed. Bill Self began Monday with a "nothing to see here" routine. Joel Embiid, the Big 12's Defensive Player of the Year and a critical element in Kansas' Final Four aspirations, would return eventually, he s...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  11. Saturday by the numbers

    Myron Medcalf

    Saturday, the last full day of regular-season college hoops, was a grand affair. We had overtime and history-making matchups and buzzer-beaters and memorable Senior Nights. And the NCAA tournament hasn't even started. It's probably best to reca...

    Blog | March 09, 2014
  12. Weekend Picks: So much popcorn

    Myron Medcalf

    So I usually address five games every Friday. But this weekend is just too stacked for the typical lineup. So I'm going with seven games, all key matchups that you'll want to see. I'm even introducing the Popcorn Factor (a scale of 1-10 Bags) to g...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  13. 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
  14. Weekend Picks: Syracuse over Duke?

    Myron Medcalf

    The games will mean more as Selection Sunday approaches. But the games also make less sense now, right? Northwestern over Wisconsin? Texas in the hunt for the Big 12 title? Utah putting up a fight against No. 1 Arizona? Anything can happen. ...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  15. Doug McDermott, Marcus Smart among front-runners as Wooden Award ...

    Myron Medcalf

    The Wooden Award Midseason Top 25, released Wednesday, features a variety of standout athletes who remain in the running to win the national honor at the end of the season.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2014
  16. Weekend Picks: Tennessee over Kentucky?

    Myron Medcalf

    Well, that didn't go well. North Carolina, why do you consistently confuse me/us? I mean, I had no business picking the Tar Heels to win at Syracuse last weekend. But they've done the unthinkable all season against ranked teams and unranked teams....

    Blog | January 17, 2014