Decisions, Decisions: The Reshaping Of SEC Basketball

Remember March 1, 2014? Kentucky had just lost to South Carolina. Tennessee had not yet solidified its NCAA tournament resume to the point where it was more likely than not to make the Big Dance. Yes, Arkansas had thrust itself into the heart of the March Madness conversation, but the Razorbacks quickly played themselves out […]

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Tulsa Is (Probably) Going To Hire Frank Haith For Some Reason

Tulsa has been the launchpad for a number of great coaching careers. Nolan Richardson, Tubby Smith, and Bill Self all spent portions of their careers there. Now Tulsa is set to replace outgoing head coach Danny Manning with…….Frank Haith? Haith, who has spent the last three seasons at Missouri, is set to become the next […]

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Kansas Recruit Cliff Alexander Wins Mr. Basketball USA

Cliff Alexander (Curie HS, Chicago) is this year’s winner of Mr. Basketball USA. Alexander received 7 of the 10 first place votes, becoming the second straight Kansas recruit to win the award after Andrew Wiggins won it last season. Curie HS won the Chicago city title over Jahlil Okafor’s Whitney Young team, and Alexander had […]

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Jabari Parker Uses Sports Illustrated To Declare For The NBA Draft

Duke’s Jabari Parker declared for the NBA Draft today, using an article he wrote for Sports Illustrated to do so. While I suppose I can’t blame someone for writing in Sports Illustrated when given the chance (and Duke’s basketball banquet was last night, so I can’t blame him for not doing it there) it does […]

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Michigan’s Stauskas and Robinson Declare for NBA Draft

Michigan’s Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III declared for the NBA Draft today in a press conference. Of these two, Stauskas’s decision is the easier to address: he was the Big 10 player of the year, shot 44% from three in each of his two years in Ann Arbor, and (in both years, but especially […]


Cuonzo Martin Takes California Job

There were questions surrounding Cuonzo Martin’s future at Tennesse all season, with a large portion of Vols fans wanting Bruce Pearl back. Martin certainly quieted that crowd with a run to the Sweet 16 this year (and finishing the season 7th in KenPom). But,

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Nike Hoop Summit Impressions

The Nike Hoop Summit took place on Saturday, and after watching the game and re-watching the game, I have some thoughts and impressions on the game, who improved their NBA Draft stock (yep, already time to start thinking about the 2015 Draft) and how the top college teams for 2014-15 stack up. 


A Media Wish List: 10 Ways College Basketball Must Improve On TV

College basketball is an attractive television product. Yet, the sport can be packaged and situated so much better than it presently is. Some of the following requests are reasonable and realistic as a matter of practical politics; others are manifestations of wishful thinking… but deserve to be mentioned in print, anyway. Here are the 10 […]

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The 10 Stories That Defined The 2014 NCAA Tournament

It’s easy to allow the Final Four to become the last word on the college basketball season, but as my colleague Steve Fetch reminded us a week ago, the whole of a season ought to matter, not just March. There’s a balance to be struck in which four months receive due recognition alongside the three […]

Given a chance to throw a Garden party,  Connecticut took full advantage of the opportunity.

Obligatory Way Too Early Preseason Top 25 Post

Note: I am going off the assumption that pretty much everybody who is any risk at all to leave will leave: 1. Duke A group of teams will be virtually identical at the top, but I am taking the Blue Devils right away. They will be led by Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones, but they’ll […]



The Kansas Jayhawks, with roots that can be traced to the founder of basketball, Dr. James Naismith, have won three NCAA tournament championships. The Louisville Cardinals, who made six Final Fours under Denny Crum and three more under Rick Pitino, have won three NCAA tournaments as well. Oklahoma State (formerly Oklahoma A&M), the program of […]