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NBA Counterparts for College Basketball's Top Point Guards

Diehard fans try not to look at it this way, but it's hard to deny that college basketball is viewed by many—particularly those in the NBA—as an unofficial minor league for the pros. And because of this, any time a college player starts...Show More Summary

Class of 2017 CBB Recruits with Potential to Be Game-Changers for Their Schools

Recruiting in the college basketball world is unique because all it takes for a potential turnaround is a commitment from one special player. Sometimes that commitment comes when a lower-level program is able to nab a commitment from...Show More Summary

The Biggest Storyline for Top College Basketball Teams in the 2016 Offseason

For each of the projected top 20 teams in the 2016-17 men's college basketball season, there has been an intriguing offseason storyline to follow. Some of them are merely growing speculation about how good or important individual players will be — i.e. Show More Summary

Predicting the 2016-17 Pac-12 College Basketball Standings

The ACC, Big Ten and Big 12 are typically the men's college basketball conferences most likely to send multiple teams to the Elite Eight, but the Pac -12 has three legitimate 2017 Final Four contenders in Oregon, Arizona and UCLA. We...Show More Summary

Under Armour Elite 24 2016: Date, TV Schedule, Rosters and Preview

For the 11th year, Under Armour will host its annual Elite 24 game, with this year's showcase taking place outdoors at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 2, with the skyline of Manhattan in the background. Below, we'll break down the rosters,...Show More Summary

Ranking the Best Nonconference Schedules in College Basketball in 2016-17

With 351 schools each playing 30 or so regular-season games every year, it's understandable that schedules tend to trickle out during the offseason instead of being released in bunches like with college football. While conferences take...Show More Summary

The Top Storylines to Follow at the 2016 Under Armour Elite 24 All-Star Game

Under Armour's Elite 24 has become one of the major high school basketball showcase events. The televised All-Star game features a lot of the best players in the country. Besides the amount of talent taking the floor, the Elite 24 is unique because it is played outdoors. Show More Summary

Duke Basketball: Each Projected Starter's Most Concerning Flaw

Even with arguably the most talented roster in college basketball next season, Duke has a young squad that is far from perfect. The Blue Devils added four 5-star prospects as part of the No. 1 recruiting class in the country, per 247Sports. Show More Summary

College Basketball Teams That'll Be Most Impacted by the 2017 NBA Draft

Indiana should have a great 2016-17 college basketball season led by Thomas Bryant, James Blackmon Jr. and OG Anunoby, but the Hoosiers are one of several teams that could be headed for a rough year in 2017-18 if and when those underclassmen...Show More Summary

UNC Basketball: Each Projected Starters' Most Concerning Flaw

Even as North Carolina comes into the 2016-17 season with one of the more experienced rosters in college basketball, the lineup won't be without its flaws. With six of the top eight scorers returning from last year's national finalists, we already know quite a bit about the players set to be a part of the rotation. Show More Summary

Strengths and Weaknesses of Top College Basketball Teams in 2016-17

The projected top 20 teams for the 2016-17 men's college basketball season have more strengths than weaknesses, but no team is perfect. Oregon's shot-blocking duo will be a nightmare for opposing teams, but its perennially poor three-point...Show More Summary

Former Butler Basketball Player Joel Cornette Dies at Age 35

Former Butler forward Joel Cornette died Tuesday morning. He was 35. Phil Friend of the Indianapolis Star reported Cornette's death was confirmed by the Cook County coroner's office in Illinois. The official cause of death is not yet...Show More Summary

Kentucky Basketball: Each Projected Starter's Most Concerning Flaw

Kentucky will have some elite players on its 2016-17 roster, but not a single one is perfect. The challenge will be hiding the flaws during the upcoming year while utilizing their strengths. Obviously, the starting lineup is far from set. Show More Summary

Predicting the 2016-17 SEC College Basketball Standings

As has been the case for the past two years, Kentucky will enter the 2016-17 college basketball season as the overwhelming favorite to win the SEC. Frankly, it's hard to even find a challenger to the Wildcats — both because KentuckyShow More Summary

Ranking the Top Junior College Transfers to Watch in the 2016-17 CBB Season

The junior college ranks don't produce nearly as many instant-impact players for basketball as they do for college football, but schools mine a few gems from that scene each year. Where would Oregon have been in 2015-16 had it not picked...Show More Summary

UNC Basketball: Ranking the Best Players the Tar Heels Will Face in 2016-17

North Carolina will once again go through one of the tougher schedules in college basketball in 2016-17, which will give the team a chance to face some of the best players in the sport. Although we don't yet know the exact ACC schedule, the conference is always loaded, and next year won't be any different. Show More Summary

Biggest NCAA Tournament Overachievers of the Past Decade

With plenty of help from its run from the First Four to the Final Four in 2011, VCU earned the title of biggest NCAA tournament overachiever of the past 10 years. In addition to simply remembering how many times VCU created havoc inShow More Summary

College Basketball Players Who Haven't Scratched the Surface of Their Talent

First impressions are huge, but they're not everything. College basketball is a great example of this, as some of the best players in the country this past season didn't get their careers off monster starts. Had they, frankly, they'd...Show More Summary

Duke Basketball: Ranking the Best Players the Blue Devils Will Face in 2016-17

Some of the best players in college basketball next season will be on Duke's roster, but the Blue Devils will still match up with some tough competition over the course of the year. Adding nonconference games against Kansas, Florida, Michigan State, UNLV and more to a difficult ACC slate, and Duke will be challenged throughout the season. Show More Summary

Updated Ranking of the Top 10 College Basketball Recruits in Class of 2019

The interesting thing about the Class of 2019 is that making a top ten list of prospects is more difficult this year than last year. While the Class of 2018 is looking like a weaker crop of top players without 5-star power, the Class...Show More Summary

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