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Duke Basketball: Predictions for Blue Devils' Toughest Games in 2015-16

Duke had its way with a pair of outmatched opponents over the weekend to kick off the 2015-16 season, but now comes the real work. Starting with Tuesday's matchup in the Champions Classic, the Blue Devils are set to face a strong list of tough opponents both in the preseason and throughout ACC play. Show More Summary

Ranking the Nation's Top 20 Small Forwards for 2015-16 NCAA Basketball Season

It's hard to find many prototypical small forwards in college basketball. There are a few guys who might even be a stretch to have on this list. So, as in most years, the talent pool to choose from is smaller than any other position....Show More Summary

UNC Basketball: Early Storylines to Follow in Tar Heels' 2015-16 Season

The 2015-16 college basketball season is off to a good start for the North Carolina Tar Heels, but it's important to keep a close eye on the weekly progress of the national title contender. After a 91-67 win over Temple and a 92-65 victory over Fairfield, the squad has one more relatively easy battle against Wofford. Show More Summary

UVA vs. George Washington: Score, Highlights and Twitter Reaction

Upsets are the norm early on in this college basketball season. The George Washington Colonials became the latest team to pull off a shocker, upsetting the No. 6-ranked Virginia Cavaliers 73-68 on Monday night at the Charles E. Smith...Show More Summary

Norm Ellenberger, Former New Mexico Head Coach, Dies at 83

Norm Ellenberger, who coached the New Mexico men's basketball team from 1972 to 1979, died Saturday night, per Mark Smith of the Albuquerque Journal. He was 83. According to Smith, Ellenberger died in his sleep at his cabin in Watersmeet,...Show More Summary

Predicting the Best 10 Games Early in the 2015-16 College Basketball Season

Finding intriguing college basketball games early in the season requires planning. High-profile teams often load their early schedule with overmatched opponents to pad their record before conference play begins. However, nearly every...Show More Summary

AP College Basketball Poll 2015: 1st Regular-Season Rankings Released

The Associated Press released its debut regular-season Top 25 college basketball poll Monday with the North Carolina Tar Heels as the No. 1 team in the country. Kentucky, Maryland, Kansas and Duke respectively round out the top five, while Virginia is only seven points behind the Blue Devils and received one first-place vote. Show More Summary

Winners and Losers of Opening Weekend of the 2015-16 College Basketball Season

It was supposed to be a quiet opening weekend of college hoops, but March came early in the form of some mid-November madness. Buy games fell by the wayside as Arizona State, NC State and Wisconsin each lost to one of the 50 active programs that has never participated in the NCAA tournament. Show More Summary

Duke vs. Kentucky: Complete Breakdown of 2015 Champions Classic Matchup

The first must-see game of the 2015-16 college basketball season comes Tuesday night when Duke (2-0) and Kentucky (2-0) meet in the Champions Classic in Chicago. It comes near the end of ESPN's annual Tip-Off Marathon but is one that's...Show More Summary

Zen and the Art of Making the Perfect Point Guard: Meet Kentucky's Jamal Murray

LEXINGTON, Kentucky — He'd traveled more than 600 miles, crossed the Canadian border and sat through a high school workout in an Ontario gym. Now—finally—it was time for Kentucky assistant Kenny Payne to shake the hand of the recruit...Show More Summary

ESPN Tip-Off Marathon 2015 Schedule: Dates, TV Info and Matchups

There's no better way to ring in a new college basketball season than to watch it around the clock for two days straight. ESPN's Tip-Off Marathon affords college hoops fans that very opportunity. It begins Monday with a women's clash...Show More Summary

Champions Classic 2015: Teams, Schedule, Live Stream, TV Info and Predictions

Four of the top college basketball programs in the nation will be in action in one spot at the 2015 Champions Classic. Duke, Kentucky, Michigan State and Kansas will compete in the annual event, which features three of the Final Four teams from last season. Show More Summary

Devon Williams Injury: Updates on New Mexico Foward's Neck and Return

New Mexico Lobos forward Devon Williams collapsed on the court during a game against the New Mexico State Aggies on Sunday night. Continue for updates. Williams Taken to Local Hospital Sunday, Nov. 15 Williams, a junior from Dallas,Show More Summary

Mount St. Joseph, Hiram College Pay Tribute to the Late Lauren Hill During Game

Playing in the Lauren Hill Tipoff Classic, Mount St. Joseph University and Hiram College took a moment to salute the late player during the game Saturday. In the middle of a play, the basketball was put on the ground and players from both teams huddled and held up an "L" in honor of Lauren Hill. Show More Summary

Ranking the Nation's Top 20 Shooting Guards for 2015-16 NCAA Basketball Season

If you don't love the top three guys on this list, go find another sport. Oklahoma's Buddy Hield, Virginia's Malcolm Brogdon and Wichita State's Ron Baker are three of the best stories in college basketball. All three seniors were under-recruited in high school. Show More Summary

Terry Henderson Injury: Updates on NC State Guard's Ankle and Return

NC State didn't just experience a loss on the scoreboard to William & Mary on Friday; they also saw junior guard Terry Henderson go down with an ankle injury. Continue for updates. Henderson Out for 6-8 Weeks Saturday, Nov. 14 According...Show More Summary

Who's Under the Most Pressure in College Basketball in 2015-16?

It's hard to argue that anyone in college basketball is under more pressure this year than Indiana head coach Tom Crean. Crean sits atop the list of coaches on the hot seat posted by both ESPN's Jeff Goodman and NBC Sports' Scott Phillips. Show More Summary

Gonzaga vs. Pittsburgh Game Canceled Due to Dangerous Floor Conditions

The Pittsburgh Panthers and No. 9 Gonzaga Bulldogs squared off Friday night at the Armed Forces Classic in Okinawa, Japan, but the action lasted only 20 minutes before it was canceled because of slippery floor conditions, according to...Show More Summary

Kentucky Basketball Recap: Wildcats Good but Not Great in Season Opener

In their season opener, the Kentucky Wildcats defeated Albany 78-65 in an imperfect effort, although the outcome was never in doubt. It was to be expected from a team that lost seven players from the year before and was putting a relatively new product on the floor. The Wildcats were missing Isaiah Briscoe, who was scratched late with a knee injury. Show More Summary

Felix Balamou, St. John's Guard, Ruled Ineligible for NCAA Rules Violation

The men's college basketball season tipped off nationwide Friday night, but St. John's Red Storm guard Felix Balamou wasn't available when the team squared off against the Wagner Seahawks. According to Fox Sports, Balamou has been suspended...Show More Summary

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