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  1. Weekend picks: Villanova over Syracuse?

    Myron Medcalf

    Well, I went 3-2 again last weekend. I missed Michigan State-Texas, obviously. I thought the Longhorns would thrive on the comforts of its home floor and their growing confidence following a win over North Carolina the previous week. But sometimes, i...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  2. Utah's Larry Krystkowiak, the crime fighter

    Myron Medcalf

    Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak was an NBA journeyman for more than a decade before he entered the coaching ranks. He played for six NBA squads, a tenure that included a lengthy stretch with the Milwaukee Bucks. The bicycle thief he captured on Sa...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  3. Miller: 'Unfair' to compare Gordon to Griffin

    Myron Medcalf

    Aaron Gordon earned MVP honors for the national U19 team that won a gold medal at the FIBA world championships in July. The No. 4 recruit in the 2013 class (per RecruitingNation) anchors Sean Miller's incoming recruiting class. The accolades that ...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  4. Elite draft could mean special season ahead

    Myron Medcalf

    Need another reason to get excited for the 2013-14 season? Well, let me help. On Monday, ESPN.com's NBA insider Chad Ford released his latest Big Board. Every year, Ford sifts through the multitude of college and international prospects to g...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  5. Right call? The undrafted underclassmen

    Myron Medcalf

    It's not my job to second-guess the decisions the following players made when they entered the NBA draft without exhausting their collective collegiate eligibility. There are often personal situations tied to these calls. But the reality is that t...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  6. Path to the Draft: No. 6 Arizona

    Myron Medcalf

    In the weeks leading up to the June 27 NBA draft, we'll be taking a look at the 20 schools that have produced the best pros in the modern draft era (since 1989, when the draft went from seven to two rounds). Click here to read Eamonn Brennan's explan...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  7. Hoiberg contract suggests NBA next stop

    Myron Medcalf

    Fred Hoiberg is not the only coach who's guiding his alma mater. But few, if any, boast the connection that Hoiberg has to Iowa State. He was born in Ames. He walked to Cyclones games when he was a kid. His father worked for the university. ...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  8. Observations from Saturday night's games

    Myron Medcalf

    A few observations from another exciting Saturday evening in college basketball ... Let's talk about Alex Len: The 7-foot-1 sophomore from Ukraine got paid Saturday. Settle down, NCAA. No runners were involved. But the young man clearly elevated h...

    Blog | February 17, 2013
  9. Top 10: Coaches feeling pressure to win

    Myron Medcalf

    College basketball is a multibillion-dollar sport. With so much money at stake -- along with the prestige and exposure that comes with consistent success -- there's always pressure on coaches to win. The following list doesn't necessarily include ...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  10. Thoughts on the AP preseason poll

    Myron Medcalf

    The release of the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll Friday means two things: We're this close to the start of the 2012-13 season and it's time to argue. Not that the poll's 65 voters missed the mark. For the most part, there is consensus wit...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  11. Slam-dunk standouts to watch in 2012-13

    Myron Medcalf

    Editor's note: The art of dunking has brought excitement to the game. It also has created chaos in arenas around the nation and provided plenty of challenges for coaches, says Myron Medcalf. The 2012-13 season is just a few months away. If you're ...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  12. Bracket reveal: Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic

    Myron Medcalf

    When and where: Nov. 17-18 at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. Naismith Bracket Nov. 17: Ohio State vs. Rhode Island (5 ET, ESPN3); Seton Hall vs. Washington (7:30 ET, ESPN3) Nov. 18: Third-place game (7 ET, ESPN3); championship game (4:30 E...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  13. Top 10 Thursday: The Most Indispensable

    Myron Medcalf

    Last week's NBA draft disrupted some of the top college programs in the country. But multiple squads maintained the core of their rosters. Or they added new stars and regrouped with an equally potent pack of high-level recruits. But all might be l...

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  14. NBA draft's biggest surprises

    Myron Medcalf

    For college hoops/NBA nerds like me, the NBA draft is an event. Chinese food. High-def TV. A comfortable chair. An iPad/laptop to follow Chad Ford's "Matrix"-like draft coverage. (When I logged off, he was teasing his 2025 mock draft, which will l...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  15. Top 10 Thursday: College players in finals

    Myron Medcalf

    The second game of the 2012 NBA Finals Thursday night will feature a slate of players who made their marks at the collegiate level before they competed in the pros. Here's my list of the top 10 college players competing in the NBA Finals. And keep in...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  16. NBA shouldn't punish White for his anxiety

    Myron Medcalf

    In the coming weeks, Royce White will tell men and women who can make him rich -- before the month ends -- about his trials with an anxiety disorder that's hounded him since he was a teenager. During last week's NBA pre-draft combine, the 6-8, 27...

    Blog | June 12, 2012