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Ranking the 10 Worst Losses So Far in the 2016-17 College Basketball Season

No one likes to lose, but in many instances, something good can come from a defeat. These are not examples of that. We're about a month into the 2016-17 season and, as is the case every year, we've had quite a few head-turning results. Show More Summary

Carlton Bragg Arrested: Latest Details and Comments on Kansas Star

University of Kansas forward Carlton Bragg Jr. was arrested by Lawrence police Thursday on suspicion of domestic battery. Matt Galloway of the Topeka Capital-Journal received confirmation of the news Friday from Jayhawks associate athletic...Show More Summary

The Most Surprising Stat for Each Top 25 College Basketball Team

Try as we might to predict the future, no one saw Luke Kennard's scoring, Indiana's turnover margin or North Carolina's three-point shooting coming. Four weeks into the 2016-17 men's college basketball season, every team in the AP Top...Show More Summary

Will Marcus Keene Be College Basketball's 1st 30 PPG Scorer in 20 Years?

The last time a men's college basketball player averaged at least 30 points per game for an entire season, the only dribbling in Marcus Keene's life was the drool down his two-year-old chin. But after the awe subsided from Keene's recent...Show More Summary

College Basketball Teams Most in Need of a Monster Recruiting Class

Since the college basketball season is already a quarter of the way in, we have a pretty decent idea of what teams and rotations could look like for the rest of the 2016-17 season. With the early signing period also in the past, it means...Show More Summary

Who Will Be the Last Undefeated Team in 2016-17 CBB Season?

Less than four weeks ago, there were 351 men's college basketball teams with dreams of going undefeated. We're already down to nine, and it would be a surprise if there are more than four still standing on New Year's Day. Using's...Show More Summary

Burning Questions in College Basketball Early in the 2016-17 Season

Less than four weeks into the college basketball season, all we have are hints as to how things may play out. What has occurred so far provokes more questions than answers. An early-season upset here or there can be given too much weight,...Show More Summary

Duke Still Title Favorites as Role Players Look Like Stars in Win over Florida

When Duke fell to Kansas last month in the Champions Classic, it was easy to discount that two-point loss as being the product of not having its full assortment of weapons. Once the Blue Devils had all their guys, it would be a different story. The Blue Devils still aren't at full strength and may not be for a while, but Tuesday's 84-74 win over No. Show More Summary

Harry Giles Injury: Updates on Duke Star's Knee and Return

Duke Blue Devils forward Harry Giles is still recovering from knee surgery that he underwent at the beginning of October and has yet to make his collegiate debut. Continue for updates. Latest on Giles' Status Tuesday, Dec. 6 Head coach...Show More Summary

Florida vs. Duke: Score and Reaction from 2016 Jimmy V Classic

The No. 5 Duke Blue Devils still aren't a finished product this season, and that should scare the rest of the nation after they handled the No. 21 Florida Gators with relative ease Tuesday at the Jimmy V Classic in Madison Square Garden,...Show More Summary

Florida vs. Duke: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

The No. 5 Duke Blue Devils and No. 21 Florida Gators are facing off in the Jimmy V Classic. Stay tuned for updates from Madison Square Garden. Follow Joe on Twitter: @JTansey90. Read more College Basketball news on

Ranking the Best Backcourt Duos in College Basketball in 2016-17

It all starts in the backcourt, or it doesn't ever get started. Guard play is essential to success in college basketball, since that's where possessions begin and from where scoring chances are created. The players who operate on the...Show More Summary

Recruiting Roundup: Sophomore RJ Barrett Looks the Part of 2019's No. 1 Recruit

CHICAGO—R.J. Barrett currently sits at No. 1 in the Class of 2019 player rankings and the 6'7" wing looked the part of top player this weekend at the Chicago Elite Classic. A smooth and athletic player who burst on the scene...Show More Summary

UConn vs. Syracuse: Score and Reaction from 2016 New York Showcase

One of the best rivalries from the old Big East created another exciting battle Monday night, when the Connecticut Huskies edged the Syracuse Orange 52-50 in an impressive victory that came down to the final seconds. Orange guard Andrew...Show More Summary

Winners and Losers of AP College Basketball Top 25 Poll in Week 5

The freshmen got to have their fun in November, but after Duke and Kentucky both failed to put a stranglehold on the No. 1 spot in the Associated Press Top 25, the first poll in December has the veteran and reigning national champion...Show More Summary

AP College Basketball Poll 2016: Complete Week 5 Rankings Released

College basketball once again has a new No. 1 team. Defending champion Villanova ascended back to the sport's pinnacle in the latest Associated Press poll after a week of hoops that saw a number of ranked teams go down. The WildcatsShow More Summary

College Basketball Rankings 2016-17: Bleacher Report's Week 5 Top 25

The reveal of the College Football Playoff is always a reminder of how much more entertaining the sport’s first few weeks would be if the field expanded and teams wouldn’t be so scared to take an early loss. Washington, for instance, made the playoff with a nonconference schedule of Rutgers, Idaho and Portland State. Show More Summary

Ranking the 10 Best Performances So Far in the 2016-17 CBB Season

It has been a pretty good start to the 2016-17 college basketball season. That starts with some tremendous individual performances. We've had big-time plays in big-time games, and we've had offensive explosions in contests where the lights weren't as bright. Show More Summary

Maine Wears Rainbow Warm-Up Shirts vs. Duke to Protest North Carolina's HB2 Law

Prior to Saturday's game at Cameron Indoor Stadium against Duke, Maine's basketball team took the court wearing rainbow-colored warm-up shirts in protest of North Carolina's controversial HB2 law. Basketball writer Shawn Krest captured...Show More Summary

Gonzaga vs. Arizona: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

Two of the best college basketball teams on the West Coast renew their series on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. ET, as the No. 8 Gonzaga Bulldogs face the No. 16 Arizona Wildcats at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Mark Few's Bulldogs haveShow More Summary

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