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  1. Evaluating the early top 25

    Fran Fraschilla

    It's that time of the spring, when I take my good friend Andy Katz's early top 25 rankings for the upcoming college basketball season, take my red pen out and make some of my adjustments to it. Obviously, it's too early to accurately f...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  2. Teams overvalued and undervalued in early preseason rankings - NC...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla takes his "red pen" to Andy Katz's early top 25 rankings, giving his opinion on the teams that are getting too much or not enough love at this point in the offseason.

    Blog | Conversation | April 12, 2012
  3. Re-evaluating the Big East

    Fran Fraschilla

    We are entering, likely, the final season of the Big East Conference as we've known it for a long time. So with schools coming and going the next couple of years, let's look at where the league's teams are right now as they enter a his...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  4. Re-evaluating the Big East as conference play begins

    Fran Fraschilla

    Pitt is skidding, the Hoyas are soaring, the Friars are ahead of schedule. It seems some preconceptions for the Big East are proving incorrect this season. Fran Fraschilla resets the board and provides his take on how each of the 16 teams' tales will end.

    Blog | Conversation | December 28, 2011
  5. CBB - Despite success, lingering questions for Indiana, Baylor, P...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla offers answers to some of the early season questions regarding Virginia, Indiana, Baylor and Pitt. Is UVA really the ACC's third-best team? Is Baylor as good as its unbeaten record? Is Pitt off its game despite its solid mark?

    Blog | Conversation | December 20, 2011
  6. Rick Pitino, Thad Matta, Brad Stevens and the next coaching legen...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla provides his list of the next coaching legends in college basketball, a group that includes Rick Pitino, Thad Matta and Brad Stevens.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2011
  7. The good and bad of national men's college basketball contenders

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla separates the national contenders into two tiers and shares what he likes and dislikes about each.

    Blog | Conversation | December 14, 2010
  8. Fran Fraschilla: On Pittsburgh's offensive rebounding, Washington...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla breaks down the keys to the Tennessee-Pittsburgh game this weekend.

    Blog | Conversation | December 07, 2010
  9. Fran Fraschilla: Identifying college basketball's top defenders

    Fran Fraschilla

    Quality defensive players come in all shapes and sizes, so it's obvious that physical requirements are a given. Coaching takes a player to another defensive level. Most important, however, is watching a player's mental approach to the game on the ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 12, 2010
  10. Fran Fraschilla: Identifying the most versatile players in colleg...

    Fran Fraschilla

    There is an age-old argument among coaches about players who have one great skill versus players who are good, if not great, at a multitude of basketball skills. My preference? There's room for both. Not surprisingly, because their versatility help...

    Blog | Conversation | September 30, 2010
  11. Singler, Singleton impress at LeBron camp

    Fran Fraschilla

    Barely a week after the 2010 NBA draft, college basketball's top returning players took part in the LeBron James Skills Academy as counselors to the top high school players participating in the camp. And, while Lebron's impending announceme...

    Blog | July 12, 2010
  12. Singler, Singleton impress at LeBron camp

    Fran Fraschilla

    Barely a week after the 2010 NBA draft, college basketball's top returning players took part in the LeBron James Skills Academy as counselors to the top high school players participating in the camp. And, while Lebron's impending announceme...

    Blog | July 12, 2010
  13. NBA draft 2011: Kyle Singler, Chris Singleton impress scouts at L...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla scouted several of college basketball's brightest stars at the LeBron James skills academy, and offers an early look at which guys have improved and how they stack up for the 2011 NBA draft.

    Blog | Conversation | July 12, 2010
  14. Will rugged Big East be hurt in long run?

    Fran Fraschilla

    I got to call No. 20 Louisville's 69-63 upset of No. 1 Pittsburgh on Saturday night with good buddies Sean McDonough and Bill Raftery. Louisville rallied from 13 points down in the first half and from 10 points down in the second to come back and win...

    Blog | Conversation | January 19, 2009
  15. These hybrids offer a smooth ride to success

    Fran Fraschilla

    I am a big believer in the "hybrid forward" in college basketball. These are the multitalented players that, before the age of specialization in basketball, we used to just call forwards. Now everyone is either a power forward or a small forward -- o...

    Blog | Conversation | January 05, 2009
  16. Paul tops a terrific bunch

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fraschilla: Ranking the point guards

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2004