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  1. Weekend Picks: Florida over Kentucky?

    Myron Medcalf

    About last weekend. Well, Wichita State stayed undefeated after securing a win over Northern Iowa, but most predicted that. Larry Brown is in the national coach of the year conversation nearly 30 years after winning the national title with Kans...

    Blog | February 14, 2014
  2. Weekend Picks: Wichita State's first loss?

    Myron Medcalf

    First, let's take a moment to reflect on last weekend's amazing Syracuse-Duke matchup. Sure, the Orange won. But the Blue Devils were still fighting in overtime with their best players on the bench. The Rodney Hood game-winning dunk attempt? The Rash...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  3. Weekend Picks: Iowa over Ohio State?

    Myron Medcalf

    C'mon, Memphis. I never thought Cincy would stomp the Tigers the way it did last weekend. That was my lone blemish. I figured out the rest, though. I have a feeling, however, that I'll be less accurate this weekend. Too many difficult matchu...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  4. A conversation with Frank Haith

    Myron Medcalf

    Missouri is 12-1 entering its SEC opener against Georgia on Wednesday, and Frank Haith's crew has cracked the national rankings with the help of its talented backcourt. Haith discusses his team's strong start, SEC play and his previous five-game susp...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  5. Weekend Picks: Hawkeyes over Badgers?

    Myron Medcalf

    Another mediocre performance last week, when I went 3-2 in my weekend picks. My Villanova-over-Syracuse call looked good until Syracuse put together a 22-0 run that changed everything. And then, Kentucky beat Louisville. I'm still surprised by tha...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  6. Weekend picks: Villanova over Syracuse?

    Myron Medcalf

    Well, I went 3-2 again last weekend. I missed Michigan State-Texas, obviously. I thought the Longhorns would thrive on the comforts of its home floor and their growing confidence following a win over North Carolina the previous week. But sometimes, i...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  7. Memphis must regroup, build chemistry

    Myron Medcalf

    Last week, I talked to Memphis coach Josh Pastner about the state of his program. He was hopeful. He had every reason to be. The addition of Michael Dixon Jr. to a veteran backcourt solidified the most important element of his program. And his thi...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  8. Memphis coach Josh Pastner is ready for the next step

    Myron Medcalf

    Memphis coach Josh Pastner has had big regular seasons since succeeding John Calipari. But now, expectations are higher, and the need for a deep postseason run is staring Pastner, and Memphis, in the face.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2013
  9. Kentucky deserves AP's top slot

    Myron Medcalf

    On Thursday afternoon, the Associated Press released its preseason poll for the 2013-14 season. Kentucky's super team of McDonald's All-Americans and future lottery picks tops the list. It's certainly a change compared to last season's finish for ...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  10. Nonconference schedule analysis: SEC

    Myron Medcalf

    This week, ESPN.com is breaking down the nonconference schedules of each team in nine of the nation's top leagues. Next up: the SEC. ALABAMA Toughest: NIT Season Tip-Off (Nov. 18-19, Nov. 27/29), Wichita State (Dec. 17), at UCLA (Dec. 28) Nex...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  11. College GameDay's road trip revealed

    Myron Medcalf

    So ESPN's College GameDay slate for 2013-14 is a beast. There's nostalgia, a chance at history, a few classic rivalries and a couple of meetings that could determine the hierarchy in top conferences. The schedule, released by ESPN on Wednesday ...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  12. Path to the Draft: No. 18 LSU

    Myron Medcalf

    In the weeks leading up to the June 27 NBA draft, we'll be taking a look at the 20 schools that have produced the best pros in the modern draft era (since 1989, when the draft went from seven to two rounds). Click here to read Eamonn Brennan's explan...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  13. Florida Gators, Indiana Hoosiers coach Tom Crean and Ole Miss Reb...

    Myron Medcalf

    The NCAA tournament is a pressure unlike any other. These players, teams and coaches are feeling it more than most.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2013
  14. 10 bold predictions about the tournament

    Myron Medcalf

    We've had a few hours to analyze the bracket. So many tough calls to make. No need to waste time, though. Here are a few bold predictions for the 2013 installment of the NCAA tournament. Kansas will not reach Atlanta -- The Jayhawks are certainly...

    Blog | March 17, 2013
  15. 10 observations from Saturday afternoon

    Myron Medcalf

    One man's observations from another eventful Saturday afternoon of college basketball ... 1. I don't trust Florida anymore. Sometimes, the numbers lie. Sometimes, a team with dazzling stats fails to justify the analytic mechanisms that elevate ...

    Blog | March 09, 2013
  16. Myron Medcalf's 10 weekend predictions

    Myron Medcalf

    One man's predictions for an always unpredictable weekend of college basketball. I'm sure one or two of you might disagree with these: Saturday Duke at North Carolina, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN -- No need to prolong the discussion on this one. If you wat...

    Blog | March 08, 2013