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Conference Rankings Based on Final Four Potential in 2015-16 Season

Last season we could refer to teams like Kentucky, Duke and Wisconsin as Final Four contenders, and hardly anyone would bat an eye. This year? Well... The 2015-16 season has been wide-open, with no dominant teams separating themselves from the field. Show More Summary

Texas A&M vs. Vanderbilt: Score, Highlights, Reaction from 2016 Regular Season

The road continues to be a dangerous place for college basketball teams, as the No. 8 Texas A&M Aggies fell at the hands of the unranked Vanderbilt Commodores, 77-60, on Thursday at Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, Tennessee. Vanderbilt...Show More Summary

Caris LeVert's Latest Injury Woes Robbing Us of Epic Michigan vs. MSU Showdown

In the state of Michigan, there is a senior point forward with lottery-pick potential and the ability to record a triple-double on any given night. This high-ranking candidate for the various National Player of the Year awards is the...Show More Summary

Ben Bentil Injury: Updates on Providence Forward's Foot and Return

Providence Friars' leading scorer and rebounder, sophomore forward Ben Bentil, is considered day-to-day while dealing with an ankle injury, per ESPN's Jeff Goodman. Continue for updates. Bentil Likely to Miss Matchup with No. 3 Villanova Wildcats Thursday, Feb. Show More Summary

Unranked Teams Set to Make Waves in the 2016 NCAA Basketball Tournament

With the start of the NCAA tournament less than six weeks away, the contenders for the 2016 national championship are beginning to come into focus. However, teams outside the group acknowledged as the cream of the crop could make an impact in a season that features a lot of good teams but no great teams. Show More Summary

2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down the Pro Future of Stephen Zimmerman

Stephen Zimmerman will be entering the NBA in the perfect era for his skill set. Back in the day, NBA teams were searching for back-to-the-basket post players who they could dump the ball down to and have that guy get them buckets. Some...Show More Summary

The Most Concerning Statistic for Every AP Top 25 College Basketball Team

We're getting down to the nitty-gritty of the college basketball season. That means it's time to get picky. Sure, the Top 25 teams in the Associated Press poll have to be feeling pretty good about life. They're virtually walking through...Show More Summary

The Best Inside-Outside Duos in College Basketball in 2015-16

Having a high-scoring guard is helpful in college basketball, and the same goes with having a productive post man. Those teams that have both have something doubly special. The presence of go-to players in the backcourt and frontcourt makes it difficult for opponents to focus too much on one player over the other. Show More Summary

Rutgers' Corey Sanders Forces 2OT vs. Illinois with Ridiculous Desperation 3

Doing whatever he could to give his team a chance to win against the Illinois Fighting Illini on Wednesday, Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Corey Sanders kept the game going with a desperation three-pointer in the final seconds of the first overtime. Show More Summary

Kansas HC Bill Self Blasts Brannen Greene for Dunk, Apologizes to Kansas State

Bill Self's Kansas Jayhawks came through with a convincing 77-59 victory over the rival Kansas State Wildcats on Wednesday night, but the respected coach wasn't in a jubilant mood afterward due to the actions of junior guard BrannenShow More Summary

Kentucky Basketball: Biggest Things We've Learned About Wildcats in 2015-16

It has been an up-and-down season for the Kentucky Wildcats so far, with every step forward being followed by another step back. This has made it tough to get a read on the squad, even after 22 games. The Wildcats are 16-6 overall with a 6-3 record in the SEC. Show More Summary

Will California Rally from Tyrone Wallace Injury and Make the NCAA Tournament?

Once the trendiest of the 20 or so teams labeled in the preseason as legitimate candidates to reach the 2016 Final Four, California might be lucky to get into the First Four if Tyrone Wallace doesn't come back from a broken hand ASAP...Show More Summary

Odds for the 2016 NCAA Tournament No. 1 Seeds: Handicapping the Field

It's fun to argue about AP polls and who would be the No. 1 seeds if the season ended today, but here we're placing odds on whether highly ranked teams such as Oklahoma, North Carolina and Villanova will actually be on the top line on...Show More Summary

Kansas State Wildcats vs. Kansas Jayhawks Betting Odds, Analysis, Preview

The Kansas State Wildcats (13-8) will try to upset the seventh-ranked Kansas Jayhawks (17-4) for the third time in four meetings when they visit Allen Fieldhouse on Wednesday night as 11.5-point betting underdogs at sportsbooks monitored...Show More Summary

College Basketball Players Who Need to Step It Up to Salvage 2015-16 Season

Parity has an underside. When the top of the playing field is level, as it is during the 2015-16 college basketball season, all the unevenness has to go somewhere, right? Of course it does. Why? Because it sounds right. In any case,Show More Summary

Duke Basketball: Biggest Things We've Learned About Blue Devils in 2015-16

Duke returned from a week-long hiatus on Tuesday to post a critical 80-71 victory at Georgia Tech, just its second win in the past six games. The time off certainly helped the Blue Devils in terms of their energy level, though so did...Show More Summary

UNC Basketball: Tar Heels' Keys to a Strong Regular-Season Finish

The North Carolina Tar Heels have had an excellent season to this point, but we were once again reminded nothing comes easy in college basketball. The Tar Heels saw their 12-game winning streak come to an end Monday night with a 71-65 loss at the hands of the Louisville Cardinals. Show More Summary

DePaul vs. Providence: Score, Highlights, Reaction from 2016 Regular Season

The 11th-ranked Providence Friars may be one of the scariest teams in the Big East, but the unranked DePaul Blue Demons did't let their inferior status stand in the way of a signature win during an otherwise down year. Thanks to a second-half...Show More Summary

Iowa St. vs. West Virginia: Score, Highlights, Reaction from 2016 Regular Season

Not even magic can stand in the way of the West Virginia Mountaineers this season. Hilton Magic that is. The No. 14 Mountaineers walked right into Hilton Coliseum on Tuesday and outlasted the No. 13 Iowa State Cyclones, 81-76. West Virginia...Show More Summary

Jibri Bryan, Mercer University Men's Basketball Player, Dies at Age 23

Mercer University basketball player Jibri Bryan was found dead Tuesday, according to Joe Kovac Jr. of the Macon Telegraph. Kovac Jr. noted a shooting occurred in the parking lot of a convenience store in Macon, Georgia. Bryan was killed when he was shot in the head with a pistol, and another man was “critically wounded.” Kovac Jr. Show More Summary

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