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  1. Top 10 players who need to fulfill expectations

    Myron Medcalf

    This group of 10 players needs to meet expectations this season for their teams to succeed. Will they?

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Five Things from Duke's win over Pitt

    Myron Medcalf

    After a loss at Clemson two weeks ago, Duke fell out of the top 10 for the first time in more than six seasons and its doubters were getting louder. The Blue Devils clearly had something to prove following that defeat. And their four-game winning str...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  4. A conversation with Lon Kruger

    Myron Medcalf

    On Saturday, Oklahoma shook up the Big 12 race with an 87-82 victory over a previously undefeated top-10 Iowa State squad in Norman. The Sooners lost more than 40.0 PPG of offense from last year's NCAA tourney squad. Former stars Steven Pledger a...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  5. Weekend Homework: Ohio State elite again

    Myron Medcalf

    Thad Matta assembles top-10 squads most years. The only thing missing from his pristine tenure at Ohio State, which faces Notre Dame on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York, is a national title. In 2013-14, like most seasons, that goal se...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  6. Take Two: Rick Pitino's top 10 players

    Myron Medcalf

    Editor's Note: Three legendary college basketball coaches -- Jerry Tarkanian, Rick Pitino and Guy Lewis -- take center stage this weekend as the trio is inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. We'll be devoting a day to each a...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  7. Top 10: New hires positioned for success

    Myron Medcalf

    Every new coach hopes to start strong. But that's rarely an easy task. The transition is usually difficult. New system, new staff, new players and new rules. Sometimes, however, it works immediately, in the right situation. The following coaches have...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  8. Top 10 Tuesday: Impactful sophomores

    Myron Medcalf

    In five months, the 2013-14 college basketball season will begin. It's always tough to make projections in the weeks following any season. But the dust has settled. The following list highlights sophomores who will be asked to carry more weight...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  9. Rapid Reaction: Michigan 83, Minnesota 75

    Myron Medcalf

    MINNEAPOLIS -- The matchup between No. 5 Michigan and No. 9 Minnesota at the Barn on Thursday night was billed as a battle between a pair of top-10 squads fighting to maintain their voice in the Big Ten title discussion. But the Gophers were silent. ...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  10. A closer look: Oklahoma State 76, NCSU 56

    Myron Medcalf

    North Carolina State is not a top-10 team right now. And Oklahoma State, the team that dismantled the Wolfpack Sunday, can compete for the Big 12 title if it plays the way it did against NCSU (no guarantee) throughout the season. Those are the two co...

    Blog | November 18, 2012
  11. Top 10: Coaches feeling pressure to win

    Myron Medcalf

    College basketball is a multibillion-dollar sport. With so much money at stake -- along with the prestige and exposure that comes with consistent success -- there's always pressure on coaches to win. The following list doesn't necessarily include ...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  12. Best of the best: Top 10 scariest defenders

    Myron Medcalf

    It's Halloween. Witches. Ghouls. Monsters. Stephen King. ... Jeff Withey? The following defenders make every night feel like Halloween -- for opposing teams -- when they're on the floor. Here's my list of the scariest defenders in America: 1. ...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  13. Top 10 Thursday: Everything's in place

    Myron Medcalf

    We all know about the powerhouse programs that sign nationally ranked recruiting classes every year. But the following schools might emerge as options for more high major prospects in the coming years based on their respective investments and growing...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  14. Top 10 Thursday: The Most Indispensable

    Myron Medcalf

    Last week's NBA draft disrupted some of the top college programs in the country. But multiple squads maintained the core of their rosters. Or they added new stars and regrouped with an equally potent pack of high-level recruits. But all might be l...

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  15. Top 10 Thursday: College players in finals

    Myron Medcalf

    The second game of the 2012 NBA Finals Thursday night will feature a slate of players who made their marks at the collegiate level before they competed in the pros. Here's my list of the top 10 college players competing in the NBA Finals. And keep in...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  16. Top 10: The nation's top shot-blockers

    Myron Medcalf

    To go along with today's feature story on the return of the dominant shot-blockers, here's my list of the nation's best. If your favorite guy is missing from the list, let me know (@MedcalfByESPN or But this is not just based...

    Blog | May 23, 2012