Kansas vs. Michigan State in the Orlando Classic final was special because there was so much passion and intensity, Dick Vitale writes.
Marcus Smart scored 20 of his 21 points in the second half to help Oklahoma State defeat No. 5 Kansas 72-65 on Saturday night and give a major boost to the Cowboys' once-fading NCAA tournament hopes.
Simeon Career Academy (Chicago) forward Jabari Parker, the nation's No. 1-ranked senior, cut his list to five schools on Friday, and it includes BYU, Duke, Florida, Michigan State and Stanford.
Ian Gordon examines the truism that a deep bench is needed to win the NCAA tournament to see if teams like Ohio State, which goes only seven-deep, have enough depth to win a title.
It might have been the Day of Love, but not everyone was feeling it in the basketball world. Newly minted No. 1 Kansas and Kansas State aren't exactly the best of friends, particularly after Monday's hard-fought game.