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  1. Doug McDermott, Shabazz Napier anchor Wooden Award All-American t...

    Myron Medcalf

    The Wooden Award All-American team, unveiled Monday, is anchored by Creighton's Doug McDermott and Connecticut's Shabazz Napier and features more veterans than underclassmen.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2014
  2. Saturday by the numbers

    Myron Medcalf

    Saturday, the last full day of regular-season college hoops, was a grand affair. We had overtime and history-making matchups and buzzer-beaters and memorable Senior Nights. And the NCAA tournament hasn't even started. It's probably best to reca...

    Blog | March 09, 2014
  3. Doug McDermott of Creighton Bluejays among Wooden Award finalists...

    Myron Medcalf

    Creighton star Doug McDermott was one of 15 finalists announced Saturday for the Wooden Award.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2014
  4. Top 10 Clutch Performers

    Myron Medcalf

    It's March. Championship Week begins Friday, and we're less than two weeks away from the Big Dance. We'll probably see a multitude of thrillers, overtime games and clutch performances in the coming weeks. At least, we hope we will. With the gam...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  5. Weekend homework: Louisville-Cincy, Part 2

    Myron Medcalf

    The first time Louisville and Cincinnati met this season, the Bearcats were the victors. Barely. That 69-66 win for Cincy on Jan. 30 is the only home loss on Louisville's resume since Jan. 12. The Cards have won nine of their past 10, with Cincinn...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Jahii Carson: Fastest PG in America?

    Myron Medcalf

    College basketball's players, coaches and observers don't obsess over speed the way it is scrutinized in college football. But it's still interesting to discuss the short list of players who might own the "fastest player in college basketball" tit...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  8. Russ Smith's dad put him in tough position

    Myron Medcalf

    I had doubts when I heard the first report. Minutes after his son had won the national championship in Atlanta on Monday night, the father of Louisville star Russ Smith announced that the junior would turn pro. Smith essentially backed his fath...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  9. Russ Smith of Louisville Cardinals still on fence about going pro...

    Myron Medcalf

    Russ Smith's future may not be resolved after all.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2013
  10. The 2013 all-NCAA tournament team

    Myron Medcalf

    ATLANTA -- After a thrilling five months, the 2012-13 college basketball season has come to an end. Louisville was the last team standing at the final buzzer Monday night. Here's my 2013 all-tourney team: First team Russ Smith (Louisville) -...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  11. Five must-see matchups in the Sweet 16

    Myron Medcalf

    This week's slate of NCAA tournament games should feature a variety of exciting matchups. There's no question that 16 quality teams are still alive. But that will change soon. And the following matchups could play crucial roles in the final out...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  12. Saddle Up: Minnesota is in trouble

    Myron Medcalf

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of the night's best basketball action. No. 20 Wisconsin at Minnesota, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN: At some point tonight, Bo Ryan will scream at an official in response to a call he doesn't like. At some point tonight, Minn...

    Blog | February 14, 2013
  13. Behanan's game speaks for itself

    Myron Medcalf

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The sight of a 6-foot-6, 250-pound man elevating as he attempts to rip a rim off its foundation is stunning. The size-to-glide ratio is uneven. The backboard's survival is surprising. It's an assault that emits a vociferous clan...

    Blog | December 29, 2012
  14. Rapid Reaction: Louisville 80, Kentucky 77

    Myron Medcalf

    Thoughts from Louisville's 80-77 win over rival Kentucky: Overview: Midway through the first half, Kentucky and Louisville were locked in a give-and-take battle. Chane Behanan attacked Kentucky's young post players, and Peyton Siva connected on op...

    Blog | December 29, 2012
  15. Blackshear, Wiltjer underrated factors

    Myron Medcalf

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The most critical factors in Saturday's clash between Louisville and Kentucky are obvious. They've been discussed at length in the days leading up to this rivalry game. For Louisville ... Russ Smith has to pressure Ryan Harr...

    Blog | December 29, 2012
  16. What could go wrong with the top five?

    Myron Medcalf

    The top five teams in our preseason rankings belong there. There are far more strengths than weaknesses for Indiana, Louisville, Kentucky, Michigan and Kansas. Sure, there's always room for the unpredictable occurrences that could change any program'...

    Blog | November 02, 2012