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2014-15 Schedule Preview - Maryland Terrapins/Arizona State Sun Devils

Alabama will close the CBE Classic against one of these two teams, providing our beloved Crimson Tide with back-to-back opportunities to notch non-conference victories against Power 5 conference schools.Like Alabama, 2013-14 was a disappointing year for the Maryland Terrapins relative to the talent on their roster. Show More Summary

Steve Alford and UCLA Agree on New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

Coming off of the school's best NCAA tournament performance since 2008, the UCLA Bruins have rewarded head coach Steve Alford with a contract extension. According to Jeff Borzello of CBS Sports, Alford's agreement with the Bruins isShow More Summary

Ranking College Basketball Conferences by Projected 2015 NCAA Tournament Bids

Based on projected bids for the 2015 NCAA tournament, the Big 12 enters the 2014-15 college basketball season as the best conference in the nation. Quantifying a qualitative statistic like "best" conference is hardly an exact science,...Show More Summary

Midnight Madness 2014: Schedule for Top NCAA Basketball Teams

Not every college basketball power needs to have a Midnight Madness celebration. The ones that do just tend to be more fun. Designed by programs to mark the true beginning of the season, Midnight Madness has basically become a raucous nationwide free-for-all. Show More Summary

NBA Skills Coach Does Pushup, Hits Behind-the-Back Half-Court Shot

NBA skills coach DJ Sackmann needs to teach players this shot. Watch the video above as he does a pushup then proceeds to hit a behind-the-back half-court shot. I wouldn't recommend trying that at home, because it looks like it requires some serious coordination. [ Instagram, h/t Bob's Blitz] Read more College Basketball news on

Michigan Basketball: Finding Chemistry Key for Versatile Wolverines in 2014-15

Mixing and matching has always been one of John Beilein’s strengths. Now in his eighth year as Michigan basketball’s head coach, the celebrated tactician will undoubtedly take some time to twist and turn his roster until he’s comfortable...Show More Summary

2014-15 Schedule Preview - Iowa State Cyclones

The CBE Classic will resume in St. Louis on Monday, November 24th. Alabama will have an opportunity for a major statement against what should be a top 25 ranked Iowa State program.Former Cyclone and current head coach Fred Hoiberg has done a stellar job in rebuilding this basketball program. Show More Summary

Michigan Basketball: Factors That Will Make or Break Wolverines in 2014-15

After getting to the NCAA championship in 2013 and reaching the Elite Eight last year, the Michigan basketball program will be facing some make-or-break factors this year in determining if it can have another successful season in 2014-15. No...Show More Summary

UNC Basketball: Factors That Will Make or Break Tar Heels in 2014-15

North Carolina officially begins practice for the 2014-15 season on Friday, with six weeks of workouts until the Nov. 14 opener against North Carolina Central. Though the Tar Heels have had informal practices and strategy sessions throughout the summer, this will be when the real preparation starts. Show More Summary

Ohio State's Thad Matta Says LeBron James Jr. Will Be on His Radar

Ohio State Buckeyes basketball coach Thad Matta is keeping his options open. The head coach admitted that Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James' son will be "on his radar" for recruiting when that day comes, according to Eric Seger from The Lantern: LeBron James Jr. Show More Summary

Syracuse Basketball: Factors That Will Make or Break the Orange in 2014-15

Don't look now, but the Syracuse basketball season is right around the corner. According to power forward Chris McCullough, the team will get back to work Friday. There are several questions surrounding this year's Orange team that will determine how far the team goes. Show More Summary

Gonzaga Basketball: Factors That Will Make or Break Bulldogs in 2014-15

Gonzaga basketball is nearing its debut at Kraziness in the Kennel, and as the Bulldogs continue to build toward the beginning of the season, there are some very important factors that could make or break this team. From Gonzaga’s greatest...Show More Summary

Kansas Basketball Unveils New Uniforms for 2014-15 Season

The Kansas Jayhawks are hoping to make another deep run in the NCAA tournament this season, and they'll be doing it with some new uniforms. During Thursday's media day, Andrew Baker from 6 News in Lawrence tweeted out the new Jayhawks uniforms for the 2014-15 season. Show More Summary

Predicting the Top 10 Rebounding Teams Heading into the 2014-15 CBB Season

Rebounding is not a skill a college basketball player learns as much as it's an attitude that he adopts. While shooting, ball-handling and passing can all be honed through practice and repetition, rebounding is only partially teachable. Players must learn where to position themselves when a shot goes up, sure. Show More Summary

Spanning the Globe, Fordham Finds Talent Wherever It Can

Even if you had never heard of Joseph Chartouny before he verbally committed to Fordham last week, is it really all that surprising that he decided to play his college basketball in the Bronx? After all, one of the biggest stories of...Show More Summary

UNC Basketball: What Marcus Paige Must Do to Be the 2014-15 Player of the Year

North Carolina has the talent in place to be a top-10 college basketball team during the 2014-15 season, but it will likely only go as far as its superstar takes it. Marcus Paige elected to put off future NBA dreams for another run in Tar Heels blue, and he could very well compete for ACC Player of the Year this season as a result. Show More Summary

Butler Head Coach Brandon Miller Taking Medical Leave of Absence

The Butler Bulldogs college basketball team is looking to make a big splash in its second Big East season, but it will have to do so without head coach Brandon Miller for an indefinite amount of time. According to Jeff Borzello of,...Show More Summary

Under-the-Radar College Basketball Teams Most Likely to Do Damage in 2014-15

Somewhere between popular dark horses (see: Utah) and lovable losers (see: DePaul) is a collection of 10 under-the-radar college basketball teams like Florida State and Miami that could legitimately sneak into the NCAA tournament discussion...Show More Summary

Best CBB Conference Games Played Only Once Because of Unbalanced Schedules

The beauty of conference play in college basketball is that, in most cases, teams get a chance in the same season to avenge an earlier loss to a league foe. In most cases. The expansion of many Division I conferences beyond 10 schools...Show More Summary

Michigan Basketball: How Wolverines' Backcourt Stacks Up vs. Rest of B1G

Ever since John Beilein took over as head coach, Michigan has continuously improved up front and in the back. Entering 2014-15, the Wolverines stand to deliver with forwards, but they’ll also give opponents a healthy dose of their guards as well. Show More Summary

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