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Predicting the 2014-15 SEC All-Conference Teams

Just about every rational person in the country is picking Kentucky to win the 2014-15 SEC title, but the all-conference teams aren't anywhere near as cut and dry. Sure, those all-conference teams will be loaded with Wildcats as theShow More Summary

UNC Basketball: Will Preseason All-American Pressure Help or Hurt Marcus Paige?

Practice doesn't begin for five weeks, and the opening tip is still more than two months away, but the accolades have already started coming in for North Carolina junior Marcus Paige. Earlier this week Blue Ribbon Magazine released its...Show More Summary

The Greatest Concern for the Top 20 College Basketball Teams in 2014-15

No team is perfect. Each one has a weakness, something that can be better than the current state. This is the case for every one of the 350-ish college basketball teams as we slowly inch toward the 2014-15 season, even those that will begin the year atop polls and best-of lists. Show More Summary

Michigan Basketball: Ranking U-M's Most Important Role Players in 2014-15

Heading into the 2014-15 season, we know by now that the Michigan basketball program will be led by its core of Caris LeVert, Zak Irvin and Derrick Walton Jr.; but they cant carry the team alone and that's where the importance of role...Show More Summary

Duke Basketball: Will Forgotten Man Semi Ojeleye Crack 2014-15 Rotation?

There may not be many finer athletes in all of college basketball than Duke forward Semi Ojeleye. The Kansas native is an explosive leaper, lightning-fast on the break and boasts a 6'7", 230-pound frame that's already NBA-ready. Now,...Show More Summary

UNC Basketball: Biggest Takeaways from Tar Heels' Bahamas Trip

UNC basketball got all the competition it wanted—and then some—during its August exhibition trip to the Bahamas. The Tar Heels split a pair of games at the Summer of Thunder tournament, falling to the Providence (Bahamas) Storm on aShow More Summary

CBB Coaches on Their Last Chance to Reach the NCAA Tournament in 2014-15

In a sport where fans start petitioning for a new head coach after less than three years, the lifespan of a college basketball coach who fails to make the NCAA tournament can rival that of a fruit fly. The college basketball coaching carousel is a fierce one, claiming 45 head coaches this past offseason alone. Show More Summary

Michigan State Basketball: Why Alvin Ellis Will Be MSU's Unsung Hero in 2014-15

Alvin Ellis III averaged all of 7.9 minutes and 1.9 points per game during his freshman year at Michigan State. Today, he's preparing for his sophomore year with the Spartans, who will absolutely need every bit the 6'4", 195-pound shooter out of Chicagoland has to offer. Show More Summary

Fordham's Ryan Rhoomes Is a Big Man Whose Role Just Got Bigger

Ryan Rhoomes ' role on the 2014-15 Fordham Rams just got a whole lot bigger. Last week, the school announced that center Ryan Canty will need back surgery and is out indefinitely. He's not expected to return until mid-December at the earliest. It was going to be an important year for Rhoomes, a 6'8" power forward, no matter what. Show More Summary

Kentucky Basketball: Biggest Question Marks in 2014-15

Despite having a talented and deep roster, the 2014-15 version of Kentucky basketball has plenty of question marks heading into the season. With a plethora of big guys and only a set amount of minutes in each game, there is a logjam in the post position. Show More Summary

College Basketball Coaches with the Most to Prove in 2014-15

Maybe last season didn't go as well as planned, or maybe that's been the case for a few years. Perhaps the 2013-14 results were so unexpected—but in a good way—there's concern whether they can be replicated. Or despite being given aShow More Summary

Dark Horses with Potential to Win Major NCAA Basketball Conferences in 2014-15

Every year, there are a few dark horses who end up winning regular-season championships in the major conferences of college basketball. I mean, come on, how many people had Virginia beating Duke, North Carolina and Syracuse to win the...Show More Summary

Syracuse Basketball: Orange's Biggest Question Marks in 2014-15

When considering this year's Syracuse basketball team, there are more questions than answers. Jim Boeheim has to replace three starters, and two of those spots will likely be filled by freshmen. Aside from the returning starters, the...Show More Summary

Michigan Basketball: Why Spike Albrecht Will Be U-M's Unsung Hero in 2014-15

Michael Albrecht isn't a household name in college basketball. In fact, most of those outside of the Big Ten only know of the Michigan junior guard because of his unique nickname, "Spike," which pays homage to a childhood favorite. "I...Show More Summary

Duke Basketball: Breaking Down Tyus Jones' Chances to Make 2014-15 All-ACC Team

There are few bets in all of college basketball that are safer than saying at least one Duke player will be on the All-ACC team. With all the talent that head coach Mike Krzyzewski brought in this offseason, that will once again be the...Show More Summary

Illinois Basketball: Analyzing Recently Released Big Ten Slate

On Thursday, August 21, the Big Ten Conference released the 2014-15 conference schedule for what is now a 14-team league. The additions of Maryland and Rutgers to the already improperly named conference adds an East Coast wrinkle toShow More Summary

Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for Top Incoming Freshmen in 2014-15 CBB Season

However the 2014-15 college basketball season ends, it’s a sure bet that the performance of the country’s top freshmen will have a lot to say about the outcome. There will be plenty of time after the nets are cut down to wonder about...Show More Summary

UNC Basketball: Why Slimmer Kennedy Meeks Will Bring Back Memories of Sean May

Over the last several months, North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks has made sure he will be able to play more than the sparse 16.3 minutes per game he logged in his freshman campaign. It is no secret he has lost some major weight this offseason. Show More Summary

Villanova Basketball Recruiting: Biggest Competition for Top 2015 Targets

With the summer dwindling down and players headed back to school, the Villanova Wildcats have only three players left on their list of prospective targets for the class of 2015. The three players left on the table are Chris Silva, Jalen...Show More Summary

Players Who Can Carry Middling CBB Teams to the 2015 NCAA Tournament

No one considered North Carolina State a contender in the ACC last season, but the Wolfpack put together just enough of a resume to reach the NCAA tournament. Credit for every win that pulled the Pack into the Big Dance had to start with star forward T.J. Show More Summary

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