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  1. 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
  2. A conversation with Craig Neal

    Myron Medcalf

    Last April, Craig Neal moved into the first seat on the bench when best friend Steve Alford left for UCLA and became the new head coach at New Mexico. It hasn't been an easy transition. His Lobos dropped out of the national rankings after a few tough...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  3. Weekend picks: U-M takes down Arizona?

    Myron Medcalf

    In last week's predictions, I "called" Baylor over Kentucky, but I missed Missouri over UCLA and Colorado over Kansas. It happens. It will continue to happen, I'm sure. I'll get a few right (maybe) and I'll miss some. Either way, you all will let ...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  4. Notre Dame among five teams in trouble

    Myron Medcalf

    Kansas isn't the only team in America that's struggling right now. Here are five other squads that might stumble into conference play due to some early problems. Notre Dame (7-3): The Fighting Irish entered the season ranked 21st in the Associ...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  5. Gordon belongs with top freshmen

    Myron Medcalf

    Aaron Gordon doesn't belong in a box. That much was obvious as he diced up San Diego State in No. 6 Arizona's 69-60 road win over the Aztecs on Thursday night. As the Wildcats began to unravel in the final minutes -- most of the team's starters ha...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  6. Kentucky deserves AP's top slot

    Myron Medcalf

    On Thursday afternoon, the Associated Press released its preseason poll for the 2013-14 season. Kentucky's super team of McDonald's All-Americans and future lottery picks tops the list. It's certainly a change compared to last season's finish for ...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  7. Jerry Tarkanian: His coaching tree

    Myron Medcalf

    Editor's Note: Three legendary college basketball coaches -- Jerry Tarkanian, Rick Pitino and Guy Lewis -- take center stage this weekend as the trio is inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. We'll be devoting a day to each a...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  8. Top 10: New hires positioned for success

    Myron Medcalf

    Every new coach hopes to start strong. But that's rarely an easy task. The transition is usually difficult. New system, new staff, new players and new rules. Sometimes, however, it works immediately, in the right situation. The following coaches have...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  9. Count 'Em Down: Tumbling Teams

    Myron Medcalf

    The following teams could tumble in 2013-14. Just so we're clear: That potential "tumble" is based on last season's position for every team listed. It doesn't mean these squads will finish at the bottom of the standings, but I think they'll fall in c...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  10. Count 'Em Down: Indispensable players

    Myron Medcalf

    The dust has finally settled in college basketball. The transfers have transferred. New coaches are in place now. Most freshmen are on campus. So we can take a serious look at the 2013-14 season and the most valuable players in the game as we prep...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  11. Bracket reveal: Diamond Head Classic

    Myron Medcalf

    Editor's Note: Over two days, we're releasing the brackets/matchups for 11 of the top early-season events. A thread of previews and info for all 11 tourneys can be found here. Tournament bracket for the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic. ...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  12. 10 bold predictions about the tournament

    Myron Medcalf

    We've had a few hours to analyze the bracket. So many tough calls to make. No need to waste time, though. Here are a few bold predictions for the 2013 installment of the NCAA tournament. Kansas will not reach Atlanta -- The Jayhawks are certainly...

    Blog | March 17, 2013
  13. 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
  14. Mid-Major Report: Power Rankings

    Myron Medcalf

    Here are the latest mid-major power rankings for ESPN.com as voted upon by our national panel. I also vote in this poll, which does not include teams from the Atlantic 10, Conference USA or Mountain West. A quick look at the panel: Rob Demovsky...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  15. Observations from Saturday night's games

    Myron Medcalf

    A few observations from another intriguing Saturday night of college basketball... Kentucky stepped up in the most important game of its season. Prior to Saturday's Missouri-Kentucky matchup, the SEC had already completed multiple exciting gam...

    Blog | February 24, 2013
  16. Myron Medcalf's 10 weekend predictions

    Myron Medcalf

    One man's predictions for an always unpredictable weekend of college basketball. I'm sure one or two of you might disagree with these: Friday Saint Louis at No. 15 Butler, 7 p.m. ET, ESPNU: If the season ended today, Miami's Jim Larranaga prob...

    Blog | February 22, 2013