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.
There will be plenty of sports action for bettors to gobble up this Thanksgiving, starting with a matchup of No. 5 Maryland and undefeated Temple. Thursday morning’s game represents the undefeated Terrapins’ first road game of the season, and the first real challenge for the potential title contenders.
For college basketball fans across the country, Feast Week is one of only three opportunities to enjoy daytime basketball. Unlike Championship Week and the NCAA Tournament, pundits aren’t force-feeding you information about every single team. Early in the season, coaches are still searching for the right winning recipe. Those who can’t cook it up correctly in time for Thanksgiving are ripe for upsets, making it a great time for fans to get lucky and win some money.
It’s Feast Week, and there are some terrific matchups in store for college basketball fans as we head into the Thanksgiving weekend.
Coming off a national championship win last season, the No. 7 Virginia Cavaliers were one of the favorites to hang another banner in 2020. But in the fourth week of the season, the Cavaliers’ odds to win it all have shifted. They opened as the fourth choice to win the national title at +900 but have dropped to +1500 (seventh choice).
The No. 22 Texas Longhorns and Georgetown Hoyas meet Thursday night at Madison Square Garden, in what will prove to be a good test for both of the surging teams. Shaka Smart’s Longhorns bring an undefeated record to the 2K Empire Classic, and an experienced team which last visited the Garden at the end of last season, when it won the NIT.