It may be the 25th anniversary of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, but sports do not take a vacation day. Today is the perfect day to reflect on Dr. King's legacy while enjoying a veritable smorgasbord of hoops.
Credit Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski for giving college upperclassmen more opportunities to not only get seen, but to improve for a quick sojourn in Las Vegas later this month. The USA Basketball experience at the national team level has become an NB...
Purdue's Final Four dreams ended in devastating fashion this season after losing Robbie Hummel to injury. But with Hummel returning to a senior-laden squad, the Boilermakers are the early favorites as the top team in 2010-11.
Blake Griffin might be gone, but plenty of star power returns in the loaded Big 12, which can flex its muscles with the preseason No. 1 (KU), a legit Final Four contender (Texas) and a host of others lurking just behind.
Defending a national championship is hard enough, but try doing it without a single returning starter and with seven newcomers. That's Bill Self's problem this season, and improving Oklahoma and Texas teams look ready to knock off the Jayhawks.