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The Most Unsustainable Stats so Far in 2015-16 Season

A few short weeks into a sports season, the stats are always out of whack. Someone's always on pace for 97 home runs or an undefeated title run. When it comes to these early statistical anomalies, the 2015-16 college basketball season is no anomaly. Show More Summary

Battle 4 Atlantis 2015: Teams, Schedule, Live Stream, Bracket, TV Info

The 2015 Battle 4 Atlantis tournament gets underway Wednesday in the Bahamas, featuring six teams that are currently ranked inside Ken Pomeroy's top 50. That group is spearheaded by Gonzaga, a preseason Final Four contender that has played only two games thus far after its opener against Pittsburgh was canceled. Show More Summary

Kansas vs. UCLA: Score, Highlights and Reaction from Maui Invitational 2015

A college basketball matchup between powerhouses such as Kansas and UCLA is typically reserved for the Final Four. Tuesday's Maui Invitational semifinal contest felt more like a preseason scrimmage. The Jayhawks were dominant throughout...Show More Summary

UNC vs. Kansas State: Score and Highlights from CBE Hall of Fame Classic 2015

The "North Carolina really misses Marcus Paige" storylines were all ready to go in Tar Heel country. Then the final three minutes of Tuesday's CBE Hall of Fame Classic final in Kansas City happened. North Carolina knocked off KansasShow More Summary

10 Years After Cinderella Run, George Mason Still Searching for Glass Slipper

"Close your eyes and dream the biggest dream about what the upcoming season could be like." Months before arguably the greatest Cinderella story in NCAA tournament history, a no-name team full of anonymous players huddled together in a classroom of George Mason's old gymnasium to receive those instructions from world-renowned sports psychologist Dr. Show More Summary

UMass Lowell F Dontavious Smith Breaks Backboard but Misses Dunk

Whenever you hear about a broken backboard, you imagine a ferocious dunk—not a miss. Against Wheelock on Tuesday, UMass Lowell forward Dontavious Smith had a clear path to the rim and went up strong. The backboard shattered…but the ball...Show More Summary

Duke Fans Create 'Save Jahlil' PSA for 76ers Rookie Jahlil Okafor

Between their 0-15 start and the 10 losses the team closed last season out with, the Philadelphia 76ers are one loss away from matching the worst losing streak in NBA history—a record the franchise already co-owns with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Show More Summary

Maui Invitational 2015: Updated Teams, Schedule, Live Stream, Bracket, TV Info

After some quality opening action at the 2015 Maui Invitational, the more highly anticipated battles get started on Day 2. Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Kansas and UCLA were victorious in their first games, creating some intriguing battles heading into Tuesday when the four winners face off in the semifinals. Show More Summary

Duke Basketball: Early Concerns for Blue Devils in 2015-16

There have been both good and bad things from the first piece of the 2015-16 college basketball season for Duke, and not just in terms of wins and losses. The setback to Kentucky in the Champions Classic certainly marked the low point...Show More Summary

UNC Basketball: Early Concerns for Tar Heels in 2015-16

Despite coming into the 2015-16 season with high expectations, there are already concerns surrounding the North Carolina Tar Heels. The preseason No. 1 team in the nation had three dominant wins over inferior opponents before dropping a road game to Northern Iowa. Show More Summary

Northwestern vs. UNC: Score, Highlights, Reaction from CBE Hall of Fame Classic

The No. 9 North Carolina Tar Heels defeated the previously unbeaten Northwestern Wildcats, 80-69, on Monday in the opening round of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. North Carolina was coming off an upset loss to the Northern Iowa Panthers while ranked No. Show More Summary

UNLV Rebels vs. UCLA Bruins Live Blog: Live Updates, Reaction

The UCLA Bruins (2-1) face off against their toughest opponents so far this season in the Runnin ' Rebels of UNLV (3-0). The Bruins are fresh off a win over Pepperdine but will be tested by the Rebels' ability to shoot from all over the court. Show More Summary

Fred VanVleet Injury: Updates on Wichita State Guard's Hamstring and Return

Fred VanVleet, a preseason All-American and key leader of the Wichita State Shockers' 2015 Sweet 16 run, will likely miss this week's Advocare Invitational in Orlando after suffering a hamstring injury. Continue for updates. VanVleet Injury Looks Serious Monday, Nov. Show More Summary

Stunning UNC Upset Caps Wild Opening Week for College Basketball's Elite Teams

When North Carolina scheduled Saturday's early-season road game against Northern Iowa, it was intended to be a nice homecoming gesture for (currently injured) senior guard Marcus Paige. Instead, the No. 1 Tar Heels put one heck of aShow More Summary

UNC vs. Northern Iowa: Score, Highlights and Twitter Reaction

The top-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels went down in surprising fashion Saturday, suffering their first loss of the season 71-67 to the Northern Iowa Panthers. The Tar Heels outshot the Panthers, 44.8 percent to 42.1, and were more efficient...Show More Summary

Duke vs. VCU: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

Grayson Allen scored a career-high 30 points to help the No. 5 Duke Blue Devils rally from behind for a 79-71 win over unranked VCU on Friday night at the 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden. Duke (3-1) trailed 39-38 at halftime after a first half that saw Coach K's young but talented bunch struggle on defense and fail to click on offense. Show More Summary

Ben Simmons Throws Down 1-Handed Dunk on Marquette Defender, Stares Him Down

LSU freshman Ben Simmons is widely understood to be the best NBA prospect heading into the 2016 draft. This is why. Against Marquette on Monday, the 6’10” forward made an inside-out crossover move at halfcourt, dribbled to the rim and dunked on the poor defender. Show More Summary

Winners and Losers of AP College Basketball Top 25 Poll in Week 3

The newest college basketball AP Top 25 has been published, and the 2015-16 season is starting to look like a repeat of last season with Kentucky already completely dominating the polls. The Wildcats aren't quite the unanimous No. 1Show More Summary

Ranking the Nation's Top 100 Overall Players for 2015-16 NCAA Basketball Season

It used to be easy to predict who the best players in college basketball would be. Look back 20 years ago. The Associated Press All-American first-team that season included Ray Allen, Marcus Camby, Tim Duncan, Allen Iverson and Kerry Kittles. Show More Summary

Most Indispensable Player from Every Top 10 College Basketball Team

Duke center Jahlil Okafor was the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year and a first-team Associated Press All-American last year. But he was not a major factor for most of the national championship game against Wisconsin, primarily...Show More Summary

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