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  1. Jayhawks need to improve at point guard

    Jeff Goodman

    ST. LOUIS -- Joel Embiid was sitting on the bench, unable to play due to his nagging back injury. Andrew Wiggins was invisible for much of the game, and fellow freshman Wayne Selden Jr. was also unable to make a mark. Kansas is done after falling...

    Blog | March 23, 2014
  2. Nation's best point guards under pressure

    Miles Simon

    When March rolls around, the best teams usually feature a firm hand on the wheel: a point guard who can handle the exponentially increasing pressure that comes with the postseason and a one-loss-and-out format. To preview the upcoming conference tour...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  3. Marcus Paige tops ranking of nation's most improved players - NCB...

    Paul Biancardi

    With the 2013-14 college basketball season entering the homestretch, Paul Biancardi outlines the top five most improved players in the nation. North Carolina point guard Marcus Paige comes in No. 1.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2014
  4. Latest ranking of top 10 freshmen

    Jeff Goodman

    Each week we release the Freshman Tracker, and each week there are new names and movement. Despite the heroics from Tyler Ennis in Pittsburgh, the Syracuse pure point guard remains No. 2 in the latest rankings behind a player who appears to have h...

    Blog | February 16, 2014
  5. Arizona's title hopes without Ashley

    Jeff Goodman

    It's not quite the same as when Cincinnati's Kenyon Martin broke his leg in the Conference USA tourney and was lost for the NCAA tournament, or even when North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall missed the remainder of the 2012 tourney after suffe...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  6. Florida a quiet title contender

    Jeff Goodman

    The season began with suspensions of two of Billy Donovan's most complete players -- Scottie Wilbekin and Dorian Finney-Smith. There was the injury to the team's only other natural ball handler, freshman point guard Kasey Hill. There's been t...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  7. Breaking down Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Duke - College Basket...

    Jay Bilas and Jeff Goodman

    Jay Bilas and Jeff Goodman discuss which of four preseason favorites that have struggled a bit -- Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville and Duke -- has the brightest outlook for the rest of the season. They also give their picks for the nation's best point guard.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2014
  8. Wayne Selden can shift KU's fortune

    Jeff Goodman

    All the talk in Lawrence has centered around Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid and the questions surrounding the point guard duo of Naadir Tharpe and Frank Mason. However, the key to Bill Self's Kansas Jayhawks might be the play of their third freshman...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  9. Ennis rises in ranking of top 10 freshmen

    Jeff Goodman

    Each week we release the Freshman Tracker -- our ranking of the top 10 freshmen in the country -- and each week there is movement on the board, including new names. This week, one of the elite freshmen slips another spot, and a first-year point guard...

    Blog | December 22, 2013
  10. Ohio State's balance key to early success

    Seth Greenberg

    Once again the Ohio State Buckeyes will be in the discussion for both a Big Ten and national championship. Point guard Aaron Craft is a great leader and is surrounded by teammates who play to their strengths and trust the system. The Buckeyes take...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  11. Duke's flaws to be corrected in 2014-15

    Jeff Goodman

    When you watch this season's edition of Duke, there are holes. There's a reason why the Blue Devils are playing fast and applying defensive pressure as much as possible. Mike Krzyzewski doesn't have a legitimate big man, and he has a point guard ...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  12. Oklahoma State can end Kansas' streak

    Jeff Goodman

    Marcus Smart spurned millions of dollars and the NBA to return to Oklahoma State for his sophomore season. The reasoning? Improve his jump shot, work on his point guard skills and, most importantly, leave college a winner. After the most dominati...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  13. The statistics that favor Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart - Col...

    John Gasaway

    Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart has a reputation as a player that scouts love, but the statistics hate. ESPN Insider John Gasaway offers up some metrics that are more in line with the scouting outlook on the potential lottery pick.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2013
  14. Okafor, Jones make Duke an early favorite

    Jeff Goodman

    Mike Krzyzewski just turned Duke's most glaring weaknesses into what will soon become the Blue Devils' greatest strengths. The two positions to build a team around? Point guard and a big man. Coach K landed arguably the No. 1 player at both spots...

    Blog | November 16, 2013
  15. How the Kentucky Wildcats' freshmen fit together - College Basket...

    Paul Biancardi

    Paul Biancardi breaks down how Kentucky's star-studded freshman class fits together. If leaders emerge and the group remains unselfish, he sees the Wildcats as a legitimate Final Four contender.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2013
  16. 2013-14 College Basketball Preview - Oklahoma State Cowboys

    Ken Pomeroy

    Ken Pomeroy previews the 2013-14 season for Oklahoma State. The Cowboys, led by All-America point guard Marcus Smart, have the talent to go deep in the NCAA tournament.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2013