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  1. The 10 worst nonconference schedules

    Jason King

    Sometimes it's smart to schedule soft. You're a year or two into your job at a program that needs to be completely rebuilt. You want some easy wins early to develop confidence in your players and fan support/excitement for your team. So you construct...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  2. Nonconference schedule analysis: Big 12

    Jason King

    This week, ESPN.com is breaking down the nonconference schedules of each team in nine of the nation's top leagues. Next up: the Big 12. BAYLOR Toughest: vs. Colorado (Nov. 8 in Dallas), Maui Invitational (Nov. 25-27), vs. Kentucky (Dec. 6 in Ar...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  3. Count 'Em Down: Teams poised for a leap

    Jason King

    Only in today's age of one-and-done -- and, perhaps, only at Kentucky -- could a team go from losing to Robert Morris in the first round of the NIT to winning the NCAA title the following season. But that will be the expectation in Lexington. A...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  4. Path to the Draft: Top 10 from MWC schools

    Jason King

    Coaches of Mountain West Conference schools have a recruiting tool that isn't very common at other programs from non-BCS leagues. NBA tradition. UNLV's Dave Rice can sell prospects on the possibility of becoming the next Larry Johnson or Shawn ...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  5. Wooden Watch: King's POY ballot

    Jason King

    With one flick of the wrist, Victor Oladipo ended the debate. At least in my mind. For the last few months, I'd been leaning toward putting the Indiana guard at the top of my final Wooden Award ballot. Oladipo's game-clinching 3-pointer in last weeke...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  6. NCAA tournament 2013 -- Mountain West Conference hopes to have i...

    Jason King

    The Mountain West Conference enjoyed a historically successful regular season. But to validate the progress it's made, the league's teams will have to perform well in the NCAA tournament.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2013
  7. King: Alford makes winning fashionable

    Jason King

    LAS VEGAS -- As if building a top-25 basketball program wasn't enough, Steve Alford has found another way to put his stamp on the University of New Mexico. Fashion. Each time his team wins any sort of championship, the Lobos coach climbs a ladd...

    Blog | March 17, 2013
  8. Rapid Reaction: New Mexico 63, UNLV 56

    Jason King

    LAS VEGAS -- A few quick thoughts from New Mexico's 63-56 victory over UNLV in the championship game of the Mountain West Conference tournament Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center. Overview: Tony Snell scored 21 points and Kendall Williams ad...

    Blog | March 16, 2013
  9. New Mexico Lobos defeat UNLV Rebels for Mountain West title - co...

    Jason King

    Steve Alford has high hopes for his New Mexico team, which defeated UNLV for the Mountain West title. He thinks the Lobos could make some noise in the NCAA tournament.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2013
  10. Boise State on bubble after loss

    Jason King

    LAS VEGAS -- Derrick Marks has nothing against Kentucky, but the Boise State guard will probably be rooting against the Wildcats this week. Same with Alabama, Baylor, Virginia, Tennessee and all of the other NCAA tournament bubble teams. Boise Sta...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  11. Mike Moser is UNLV's X factor

    Jason King

    LAS VEGAS -- UNLV coach Dave Rice looked at the stat sheet Wednesday and immediately thought of Dec. 9. Three months ago, in a victory at Cal, Runnin' Rebels forward Mike Moser had suffered one of the more gruesome injuries Rice had ever witnessed...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  12. Wooden Watch: King's POY ballot

    Jason King

    This year's race for the Wooden Award may come down to a missed free throw attempt and a layup that never found its way through the net. With the NCAA tournament less than a week away, those are the only things separating Indiana's Victor Oladipo and...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  13. Conference Power Rankings: Big 12

    Jason King

    The final game of the regular season will also be the most important one for Kansas and Kansas State. The Jayhawks can clinch at least a share of their ninth straight Big 12 title by defeating Baylor in Waco. And Kansas State can claim at least a sha...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  14. Conference Power Rankings: Big 12

    Jason King

    If the Kansas Jayhawks and Kansas State Wildcats both win the rest of their regular-season games, they will share the Big 12 title. The Jayhawks are seeking their ninth straight league crown. Kansas State hasn't won a conference championship since 19...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  15. Wooden Watch: Jason King's POY ballot

    Jason King

    With less than two weeks remaining in the regular season, Indiana's Victor Oladipo is still considered the leading candidate to win the Wooden Award, given annually to the nation's top player. The race, however, is far from over. Players such as G...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  16. Poll thoughts: Lazy voters strike again

    Jason King

    It's time for this week's poll thoughts. I know this won't be popular, but I'm substituting for his highness, Eamonn Brennan, who was so dismayed by the inclusion of a particular team in the latest poll that he lost all motivation to type, link, clic...

    Blog | February 25, 2013