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Ohio State Basketball: Factors That Will Make or Break Buckeyes in 2014-15

The Ohio State basketball program has been far too impressive over the years under Thad Matta to lose a round of 64 game to Dayton in the NCAA tournament. That means the 2014-15 season is something of a bounce-back campaign. The only...Show More Summary

Ranking the 5 Most Surprising Seasons in Pittsburgh Basketball History

One of the trademarks of the Jamie Dixon era in Pittsburgh has been, for all the unmet expectations of fans, the Panthers have exceeded just as many expectations under his watch. However, for a better perspective, how would some of Dixon's...Show More Summary

Duke Basketball: Biggest Ups and Downs of the Offseason

It has been a busy offseason for Duke basketball. Most teams’ summers are usually quiet, with the biggest news often coming in recruiting or players dominating summer leagues. While Duke has been in the news with a couple of early commitments, there have been many other newsworthy moments in the Devils’ offseason. Show More Summary

Former 5-Star Recruits Who'll Impact 2014-15 CBB Season After Gaining Experience

Much has been written about the 5-star college basketball recruits in the 2014 and 2015 classes, but it's the former 5-star talents like Sam Dekker and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson who will have the biggest impact on the 2014-15 season. Jahlil...Show More Summary

Jawun Evans to Oklahoma State: Cowboys Land 5-Star PG Prospect

Oklahoma State received a major boost to its 2015 recruiting class thanks to a commitment from highly coveted point guard Jawun Evans. Reggie Rankin of ESPN.com reports the Cowboys edged fellow finalists Illinois and USC in the race to land the rising star out of Dallas. Show More Summary

Villanova Basketball: Factors That Will Make or Break Wildcats in 2014-15

Just like every program across the nation, the Villanova Wildcats will come across some make-or-break moments throughout the 2014-15 season. Whether it be big games, numbers put up by certain players or coaching decisions, there areShow More Summary

Duke Basketball: Factors That Will Make or Break Blue Devils in 2014-15

"National championship or bust" may be asking too much from the Duke Blue Devils in the 2014-15 season, but it is certainly a "deep run in the NCAA tournament or bust" scenario for the team. Mike Krzyzewski’s squad inexplicably lost to Mercer in its first game of the last NCAA tournament and needs to redeem itself quickly. Show More Summary

NCAA Basketball Preseason Rankings 2014: Predicting Initial Top 25 Poll

If the NCAA tournament is like Christmas for college basketball fans, then the release of the initial Top 25 rankings are the equivalent of the first decorations and holiday music in the stores. It may not be the real thing quite yet,...Show More Summary

UNC Basketball: Justin Jackson Has What It Takes to Be the Next Tar Heel Star

UNC's fab freshman Justin Jackson arrived in Chapel Hill, like many Carolina recruits, with a ton of honors and some steep expectations. The 6'8" wing from Tomball, Texas, was a McDonald's All-American Game co-MVP, scoring 23 points on 11-of-14 shooting. Show More Summary

Michigan Basketball: 5 Things Still on Wolverines' Offseason to-Do List

The offseason for the Michigan basketball program has been one paved with many ups and downs, but we still have 48 days until the season opener on November 17 against Bucknell. Alas, there are still things that need to be resolved. In...Show More Summary

College Basketball 2014-15: Each Major Conference's All-Senior All-League Team

In the one-and-done era of college basketball, seniors are usually yesterday's news. They weren't productive enough or in the right situation to come out after one or two seasons, and the NBA looks at a 22-year-old very differently from a 19-year-old. Show More Summary

20 Best Defenders Among the Top 2015 College Basketball Recruits

College basketball coaches spend nearly as much time searching for their next great player as they do working with the ones they already have on the roster. Finding prospects who can lead to future (or sustained) success is a huge part...Show More Summary

Joseph Chartouny the Latest to Commit to Fordham

Once again, Fordham is heading north of the border. However, unlike in August when the Rams went to Canada for what turned out to be a 4-0 foreign trip, this time around they won't be doing any traveling. Instead, Joseph Chartouny, a 6'3" point guard from Montreal's College Jean-de-Brebeuf, is coming to them. Show More Summary

Michigan Basketball: Revisiting Caris LeVert's High School Scouting Report

Heading into the 2014-15 season, junior wing Caris LeVert is the unquestioned leader of the Michigan basketball program, as he is the team's leading returning scorer (12.9) and rebounder (4.3). However, the road LeVert took to become...Show More Summary

Kentucky Basketball: Wildcat Recruiting Watchers Need Patience for 2015 Class

Every Kentucky basketball fan is very proud — and justifiably so — of the fact that their Wildcats will be suiting up a record-tying nine former McDonald's All-Americans, as well as a 10th player who's an expected NBA draft lottery pick. Show More Summary

Ranking the 10 Dark Horses Most Likely to Crash the 2015 Final Four

With a little over a month left until the college basketball season, Odds Shark has listed Kentucky (4-1), Arizona (9-1), Wisconsin (10-1) and Duke (10-1) as the favorites to win the upcoming national championship. However, there may...Show More Summary

Kentucky Basketball: What to Make of John Calipari's Platoon Experiment

Who knew that John Calipari, coach of the Kentucky Wildcats, was such an altruist? He must have been reading Karl Marx on the beaches in the Bahamas. All kidding aside, Calipari is attempting to change the game of college basketballShow More Summary

Duke Basketball: 5 Blue Devils with the Most to Prove in 2014-15

As a team, the Duke Blue Devils have something to prove as they enter the 2014-15 season. A group that could have made a deep run in the NCAA tournament instead suffered an embarrassing loss in the round of 64 to Mercer, which sent one...Show More Summary

UNC Basketball: How Tar Heels' Playing Time Will Be Split Up in 2014-15

North Carolina's Roy Williams normally chooses to go at least eight or nine deep in his rotation. He should have no trouble pulling this off with the talent on this year's Tar Heel team. Five players return who logged double-figure minutes during 2013-14. Show More Summary

Michigan State Basketball: Matt McQuaid Keeps MSU's Recruiting Hot Streak Going

If even momentarily, Matt McQuaid ’s commitment to Michigan State’s 2015 class should quiet those doubting coach Tom Izzo’s finesse on the recruiting trail. While his recent hunts haven’t always been successful, Izzo has found ways to...Show More Summary

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