What Are The Odds That Duke, Not Kentucky, Is The Last Unbeaten?

A staple of early January college hoops coverage is speculating whether any of the remaining unbeaten teams can finish the regular season without losing. The correct answer is always "probably not", but over time a team like a Wichita State or Saint Joseph's will make you regret your "probably not" and turn you and… » 1/07/15 3:05pm 1/07/15 3:05pm

This Will Probably Be The Slowest College Basketball Season Ever Played

You can't make many sweeping judgments early in the season, but one thing is nearly certain at this point: This will be the slowest-paced season that college hoops has seen. If it is, we're in for some really dire basketball this winter. » 12/01/14 1:22pm 12/01/14 1:22pm

Is A No. 11 Seed Actually Among The Best Teams In The Country?

One of the quirks of college basketball is that we get to see only a brief audition of each team before the NCAA tournament begins. By the time the NBA playoffs start, there are 82 games' worth of data on each team, and each of those consists of 48 minutes. At the college level, teams entering the tournament have… » 3/19/14 1:26pm 3/19/14 1:26pm

The Forgotten Little Big Man Of College Basketball

The Wooden Award released its midseason top 25 on Wednesday. It's simply a promotional tool for the award, presumably listing the 25 best players in college basketball to this point in the season. Nothing is binding about it: Players excluded from the list are still eligible to win the honor. » 1/23/14 1:14pm 1/23/14 1:14pm