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  1. Gonzaga could be a title contender

    Seth Greenberg

    Gonzaga has a rich basketball tradition, appearing in 17 consecutive West Coast Conference finals and 17 NCAA tournaments over the past 21 years. Since 2004, the Bulldogs have earned one No. 1 seed, one No. 2 seed and two No. 3 seeds in the Big Dance...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  2. Aaron Harrison tops All-Giant Killers Team

    Peter Keating and Jordan Brenner

    It's time for one of our greatest annual traditions: naming the fifth annual Donell and Ronell Taylor All-Giant Killers Team. As loyal readers will surely remember, the Taylor twins played for UAB a decade ago, when the Blazers became the first K...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  3. Identifying overrated and underrated teams in preseason AP poll -...

    John Gasaway

    John Gasaway looks at two teams that were underrated in the preseason AP Top 25 poll, and two that were overrated.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2013
  4. Contenders, challengers in AAC

    Seth Greenberg

    The American Athletic Conference is without question a conference in transition, but make no mistake about it: This league has teams with rich basketball traditions. No, this is not the ACC, the Big Ten or your father's Big East, but it is a le...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  5. Duke, Miami, Kansas are NCAA hoops Giants that may fall early in ...

    Jordan Brenner and Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine's annual Giant Killers, Jordan Brenner and Peter Keating look at the weaknesses of some of NCAA basketball's powerhouse teams and how those flaws might lead to early exits from the tournament.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2013
  6. Jay Bilas breaks down the Big Ten's breakout college basketball s...

    Jay Bilas

    In ESPN The Magazine, Jay Bilas answers the question: Where did the Big Ten's seemingly sudden power surge come from?

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2013
  7. Can UNC, others turn things around?

    Seth Greenberg

    With league play just a few weeks away, there are a number of tradition-rich programs that are looking for fixes to the problems that have plagued them so far this season. For the teams whose play has been "under the weather," so to speak, they'...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  8. Turnaround potential for UNC, Texas, Kentucky, UCLA, Michigan Sta...

    Seth Greenberg

    Seth Greenberg looks at five tradition-rich programs that have struggled to start the season -- Kentucky, Michigan State, UNC, Texas and UCLA -- and determines the chances for each to turn things around the rest of the season.

    Blog | Conversation | December 19, 2012
  9. Jay Bilas - How the NCAA is like the Kardashians

    Jay Bilas

    At first glance, NCAA realignment and a Kardashian wedding wouldn't seem that similar, but Jay Bilas illustrates how the two operate in a surprisingly similar fashion ... with one key difference.

    Blog | Conversation | December 16, 2012
  10. Ranking top 100 teams on S-curve

    Joe Lunardi

    One month into the season and so many questions have been answered: Indiana really is that good, but so are Duke and Florida. The Big Ten, thought to be deeper than ever, is even more so with the emergence of Minnesota and Illinois. And two tradition...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  11. Ranking the top 100 teams along the S-curve - College basketball

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi ranks the top 100 teams along S-curve one month into the season, looking at where every current NCAA tournament contender stands with regard to its seeding. Includes analysis of potential No. 1 seeds, bubble teams and automatic qualifiers.

    Blog | Conversation | December 11, 2012
  12. Florida Gators spring preview - special teams

    Michael DiRocco

    With Lou Groza finalist Caleb Sturgis back as kicker, Florida will look to continue its recent tradition of strong special teams.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2012
  13. College Basketball: A blue-chip recruit and solid returning core ...

    Doug Gottlieb

    This week, Insider is turning its attention to the programs that finished last in their respective conferences last season. For the SEC's worst, LSU, a blue-chip recruit and solid returning core have the Tigers on the upswing.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2011
  14. NCAA tournament 2011: With the help of Bracket Predictor, nationa...

    Chris Sprow

    Using Bracket Predictor, Chris Sprow goes through the Final Four and national championship to see who Insider's simulation tool sees being crowned national champion.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2011
  15. NCAA tournament 2011: With help from Bracket Predictor, Final Fou...

    Chris Sprow

    Using the Bracket Predictor tool, Chris Sprow goes through the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight to see who Insider's simulation tool sees surviving on the road to Houston.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2011
  16. NCAA Tournament 2011: With help from Bracket Predictor, Sweet 16 ...

    Chris Sprow

    Using the Bracket Predictor tool, Chris Sprow goes through the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament and comes up with a Sweet 16. Includes analysis on picks that were close calls.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2011