College basketball has transformed into a guard’s game, but the best teams can’t be the best without steady play in the post. These bigs have shown early in the season they are the cream of the crop.
It seems like the Kentucky Wildcats are in the national championship discussion every year. Head coach John Calipari brings in a class of highly touted recruits and finds himself ranked in the preseason nearly every year. This season was no exception, as UK was ranked in the top five and reached No. 1 early in the season.
Another top-ranked team suffered a loss to an unranked opponent. Following in the footsteps of Kentucky and Duke, the Louisville Cardinals are the third top-ranked squad to fall to a team without a number next to its name—although they are the only one in this group to lose to a Power Five team.
No. 5 Michigan will travel to Champaign to take on Illinois Wednesday night, in an early Big Ten test for both teams. Michigan enters off a 103-91 win over Iowa, while Illinois is still stinging from a 59-58 loss to No. 4 Maryland.
It’s getting colder, but the basketball action is heating up across America. Here’s what we learned in college basketball as the calendar turned from November to December.
A couple years removed from the scandal that saw the departure of Rick Pitino and the removal of championship banners, second-year head coach Chris Mack’s has the Louisville Cardinals as the favorite to win it all in March. So how did they get here?
After a month of examining what college basketball has to offer, we have a much better lay of the land, which makes it the perfect time to drop a couple futures wagers. Some of the best offers you will find are for the John R. Wooden Award, which goes to college basketball's Player of the Year.
Feast Week delivered in a huge way—in matchups and storylines. It brought upsets and big wins for multiple teams. One team went from unranked to the top five, while another team became the second top-ranked program to fall to an unranked mid-major squad in less than a month. We will sift through the carnage and bring you the 10 best teams after a full month of college hoops.
The ACC/Big Ten Challenge annually provides college basketball fans with blockbuster matchups of the top teams in the nation, and this year is no exception. The headliner for Wednesday’s action is No. 6 Ohio State and No. 7 North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The undefeated Buckeyes will travel for their first true road game of the season against the 6-1 Tar Heels.
Thanksgiving Week brought us a wild week of sports. The Egg Bowl became unhinged, then Nick Saban forgot how to count in the Iron Bowl, all while college basketball gave us rising stars to conclude the first month of the season. Join us as we dig into the lessons we learned from Feast Week in college hoops.