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  1. Ranked teams reign in early season tournaments

    Mike Cranston

    Clear your calendars for Nov. 12, college basketball fans. You'll want to be in front of your bigscreen when No. 1 faces No. 2 and the No. 4 squares off against No. 5. The State Farm Champions Classic will be a night to remember, and the rest of ESPN...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  2. Its secret scrimmage time

    Mike Cranston

    There are a handful of college basketball games being played this week ... but don't tell anybody! Elite teams are facing each other, highly-touted freshmen are experiencing the college game for the first time and new coaches are getting their initia...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  3. Mid-majors ready for major challenges

    Mike Cranston

    There are countless positives for a mid-major program when it knocks off a big-name school, consistently wins 20 games or makes an NCAA tournament run. All the success, exposure and notoriety also produce one negative, however: scheduling headaches. ...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  4. Key transfer players to watch this season

    Mike Cranston

    Duke will lean heavily on a transfer. Miami is counting on a transfer as it replaces five starters. Arizona State lost a key player to another school, but is gaining two transfers in return. Memphis won a key NCAA decision that allows a transfer to p...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  5. New coaches, new expectations

    Mike Cranston

    Jimmy Patsos (pictured) has a spotlight on him, and only a handful of coaches around the country know how he feels. The former head coach at Loyola (Md.) is now the head man at Siena, replacing Mitch Buonaguro. One of the most difficult duties of coa...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  6. Super Sophomores to Watch

    Mike Cranston

    You've no doubt heard plenty of chatter about incoming freshmen in college basketball. You'll have a chance to see ESPN top recruit Andrew Wiggins of Kansas face No. 2 prospect Jabari Parker of Duke in the State Farm Champions Classic on Nov. 12. In ...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  7. Players, fans brace for new NCAA rules

    Mike Cranston

    Do block-charge rulings in college basketball leave you befuddled? How about that confusing elbow rule leading to a number of flagrant fouls? Want to see more replays to make sure calls at the end of the game are correct? Then you should be happy wit...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  8. Conference realignment got you down?

    Mike Cranston

    Remember when you had all the conferences down pat? The power leagues were a cinch. But you were also pretty good at knowing who was in the WAC and Sun Belt, too. It even won you a beer or three at the neighborhood watering hole. Now? Not so much. Bu...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  9. Winning early often means winning late

    Mike Cranston

    Early season college basketball tournaments are more than just a chance to see some of the nation's best teams and players square off on neutral floors. Past history indicates winning a grueling, three-game event in November or December - such as ES...

    Blog | July 26, 2013