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Predicting the 2015-16 Big Ten College Basketball Standings

When the 2015-16 men's college basketball regular season draws to a close, it's a safe bet that Maryland will be in first place in the Big Ten while Rutgers sits alone in dead last. Just about everything in between is open to debate. Our seemingly interminable offseason has nearly reached its midpoint. Show More Summary

Kentucky Basketball: Biggest Question Marks for Wildcats in 2015-16

Despite having another top recruiting class coming into Lexington and returning three McDonald's All-Americans, there are still plenty of questions for Kentucky basketball in the 2015-16 season. That shouldn't shock anyone when you remember...Show More Summary

Harry Giles Decision: Ranking the Best Fits for 5-Star Power Forward

Both 247Sports and evaluations have ranked Harry Giles as the best player in the class of 2016. The sensational power forward trimmed his list of potential suitors down to five on Monday, tweeting that North Carolina, Duke,Show More Summary

UNC Basketball Recruiting: Biggest Competition for Top 2016 Targets

North Carolina basketball has its sights on signing some of the best recruits in the 2016 class. The problem is each top prospect has plenty of other suitors around the nation. While the Tar Heels have a lot of different pitches available...Show More Summary

Recruiting Roundup: Maverick Rowan Ready to Make Immediate Impact in 2015-16

CHICAGO - Maverick Rowan is a gym rat, the type of wing scorer who will enter college basketball for the 2015-16 season and immediately begin firing jumpers. The 6'7" wing recently reclassified to the Class of 2015 to graduate high school early and play in college next season because he feels he can be a scorer right away. Show More Summary

Kameron McGusty to Oklahoma: Sooners Land 4-Star SG Prospect

Lon Kruger's 2016 recruiting class is no longer without a centerpiece, as 4-star shooting guard Kameron McGusty announced his commitment to Oklahoma on Twitter Monday: McGusty, a rising senior, chose the Sooners over no fewer than 12 other offers from national powers. Show More Summary

Incoming UNLV Freshman Derrick Jones Destroys Defender by Dunking All over Him

UNLV fans are going to get pretty hyped when they watch this dunk by incoming freshman Derrick Jones. In this video, Jones absolutely destroys a defender who tries to jump with him on an alley-oop. It does not go well at all for theShow More Summary

NCAA Basketball Recruiting 2016: Projected Roles for Top Committed Players

Most of the top players in the 2016 recruiting class have yet to make up their minds as to where they'll be playing college basketball, which isn't unusual. With the first signing period not until November (and another available in the...Show More Summary

Way-Too-Early List of the Top 2015-16 CBB Player of the Year Candidates

College basketball's 2015-16 National Player of the Year voting season is still quite a few months away, but that couldn't possibly stop us from putting together a list of the 20 best candidates to earn those honors. Compared to the lists that every sports site will be posting in November, 20 is on the short side. Show More Summary

College Basketball Players Whose Stock Has Risen the Most in 2015 Offseason

As the sporting goods commercials tell us about life in general, there's no offseason in college basketball. It's about training, constantly striving for improvement. And if that's too abstract, there's the stone-cold headlines. Players...Show More Summary

Duke Basketball: 5 Things That Should Worry Fans in 2015-16

The glow still exists from Duke's national title run this past March and April, and the Blue Devils have kept the momentum going by making a big splash on the recruiting trail with a major commitment for 2016-17. Throw in a stellar incoming...Show More Summary

Ranking the 10 Best 'Small Ball' Lineups in NCAA Basketball for 2015-16

Small ball has taken the NBA world by storm in recent years, but it has been a staple in college basketball for decades, if only because there aren't nearly enough talented giants to keep 351 D-I schools happy. Since the addition ofShow More Summary

Miles Bridges Decision: Ranking the Best Fits for 5-Star Small Forward

Few players made bigger waves at last weekend's Nike Peach Jam than Miles Bridges, and the 2016 recruit made a few more on Monday morning when he tweeted out his five finalists: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State and North Carolina. That...Show More Summary

Austin Nichols: Latest Transfer News, Rumors and Speculation on Former Memphis F

Former Memphis Tigers forward Austin Nichols was granted his unconditional release from the program Tuesday, according to, and big-name programs from across the country are reaching out in an effort to obtain his transfer. Continue...Show More Summary

UNC Basketball: 5 Things That Should Worry Fans in 2015-16

North Carolina will have an extremely talented roster for the 2015-16 season, but that doesn't necessarily guarantee a championship. A lot can go wrong for even the best teams in college basketball. It's not hard to find flaws with the...Show More Summary

Nike Peach Jam Notebook: Giles-Tatum Package Deal Has Chance to Be Best Ever

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. — Package deals are all the rage in college basketball, and Duke is on the verge of topping the best package deal ever (Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones) with what might just be an even better one. Harry Giles watched...Show More Summary

World University Games 2015: USA Basketball Wins Gold Medal vs. Germany

Wayne Selden, Perry Ellis and Frank Mason each scored in double figures as the United States pulled away in double overtime to earn an 84-77 win over Germany in the gold-medal game at the 2015 World University Games. Bobby Nightengale...Show More Summary

NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Pro-Player Comparisons for Top Class of 2016 Stars

It's still more than a year before they'll play a game of college basketball, but the top players from the 2016 recruiting class are already being compared to those in the professional ranks. Though so much can still happen in terms of their growth and development, at this point we have a chance to project what kind of pros they'll be. Show More Summary

Tyus Battle to Syracuse: Orange Land 5-Star SG Prospect

Jim Boeheim's impending retirement has apparently not hurt Syracuse on the recruiting trail, as 5-star shooting guard Tyus Battle announced his commitment to the school Monday: Battle, a rising senior out of Gill St. Bernard's School in New Jersey, chose Syracuse over offers from nearly every major program in the country. Show More Summary

Projecting Duke's 2016-17 Rotation After 5-Star SF Commits to Blue Devils

The Duke Blue Devils continued their trend of attracting the nation's best talent on Sunday, when Jayson Tatum became the first player to commit to the program's class of 2016. The electric small forward, who turned heads playing for...Show More Summary

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