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The Greatest Concern for the Top 20 College Basketball Teams in 2014-15

No team is perfect. Each one has a weakness, something that can be better than the current state. This is the case for every one of the 350-ish college basketball teams as we slowly inch toward the 2014-15 season, even those that will begin the year atop polls and best-of lists. Show More Summary

Duke Basketball: Will Forgotten Man Semi Ojeleye Crack 2014-15 Rotation?

There may not be many finer athletes in all of college basketball than Duke forward Semi Ojeleye. The Kansas native is an explosive leaper, lightning-fast on the break and boasts a 6'7", 230-pound frame that's already NBA-ready. Now,...Show More Summary

CBB Coaches on Their Last Chance to Reach the NCAA Tournament in 2014-15

In a sport where fans start petitioning for a new head coach after less than three years, the lifespan of a college basketball coach who fails to make the NCAA tournament can rival that of a fruit fly. The college basketball coaching carousel is a fierce one, claiming 45 head coaches this past offseason alone. Show More Summary

College Basketball Coaches with the Most to Prove in 2014-15

Maybe last season didn't go as well as planned, or maybe that's been the case for a few years. Perhaps the 2013-14 results were so unexpected—but in a good way—there's concern whether they can be replicated. Or despite being given aShow More Summary

Dark Horses with Potential to Win Major NCAA Basketball Conferences in 2014-15

Every year, there are a few dark horses who end up winning regular-season championships in the major conferences of college basketball. I mean, come on, how many people had Virginia beating Duke, North Carolina and Syracuse to win the...Show More Summary

Michigan Basketball: Why Spike Albrecht Will Be U-M's Unsung Hero in 2014-15

Michael Albrecht isn't a household name in college basketball. In fact, most of those outside of the Big Ten only know of the Michigan junior guard because of his unique nickname, "Spike," which pays homage to a childhood favorite. "I...Show More Summary

Duke Basketball: Breaking Down Tyus Jones' Chances to Make 2014-15 All-ACC Team

There are few bets in all of college basketball that are safer than saying at least one Duke player will be on the All-ACC team. With all the talent that head coach Mike Krzyzewski brought in this offseason, that will once again be the...Show More Summary

The Real Meaning Of Life Begins When You Find A Cause

NBA and college basketball great Jimmy Walker once said to me, "Ray, you were one of the best outside shooters in college basketball and the highest vote getter in Boston history, when you were Mayor of Boston, so now that you are out...Show More Summary

Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for Top Incoming Freshmen in 2014-15 CBB Season

However the 2014-15 college basketball season ends, it’s a sure bet that the performance of the country’s top freshmen will have a lot to say about the outcome. There will be plenty of time after the nets are cut down to wonder about...Show More Summary

Biggest Offseason Transformations in College Basketball Ahead of 2014-15 Season

Death, taxes and reports of college basketball players getting into the best shape of their lives over the summer. There aren't many things in this world we can count on, but those are three of the big ones. See for yourself. Pick virtually...Show More Summary

Predicting Top College Football Week 1 Performers

Remember the last time you had college football stats for lunch? Yeah, that would have been eight months ago in January, when bowl season wrapped up and you were left with the tail end of the NFL season and basketball to keep you warm...Show More Summary

Viewing Picks for August 26, 2014

All Times Eastern Basketball Exhibition, Las Palmas, Spain Slovenia vs. USA — ESPN2, 2 p.m. College Football CFB Daily: The Experts — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Football Live — ESPNU, 2:30 p.m. Big Ten Football and Beyond — Big Ten Network, 7 p.m. Inside College Football: Season Preview — CBS Sports Network, 8 p.m. CONCACAF […]

College Basketball Recruiting Rankings: B/R's Top 20 Players in Class of 2015

Every class has its strength. From what I saw this summer keeping tabs on the top prospects in the 2015 class, this is the year of the big man. Based on Bleacher Report's recruiting rankings—picked using my observations and discussions...Show More Summary

Meet Thon Maker, the 7-Foot Phenom Who Has College and NBA Scouts Salivating

GARDEN GROVE, California — You don't have to watch Thon Maker play basketball to get at least an inkling of how special he is and what he might become. The slender 7-foot physique. The arachnoid limbs. The gliding gait. The disarming demeanor. These are all useful clues for forming a fitting first impression of him. Show More Summary

Watch Elite 24 Stars Throw Down Monster Dunks

Bleacher Report captured some of the most insane dunks from the Elite 24 camp in New York City. Watch the video and see these future stars throw down some ridiculous dunks at practice. Read more College Basketball news on BleacherReport.com

Tyler Davis to Texas A&M: Aggies Land 4-Star Center Prospect

While the focus in College Station might be on the upcoming college football season, Texas A&M's basketball program has been busy trying to upgrade its roster. The results paid off in a big way, with center Tyler Davis committing toShow More Summary

The recruiting decisions that will alter the landscape of college basketball

These dominoes will decide where the best college basketball recruits decide to go to school. With National Signing Day less than three months away, 26 of ESPN's top 60 prospects in the class of 2015 have already verbally committed to a college. Consensus No. Show More Summary

Syracuse Basketball: 5 Reasons Michael Gbinije Will Overachieve in 2014-15

The Syracuse basketball team is full of polarizing players. Incoming freshmen Kaleb Joseph and Chris McCullough both project to be starters, and all eyes will be on their transition to the college game. McCullough in particular is flush...Show More Summary

Ranking the Most Surprising Final Four Teams in College Basketball History

In 76 years of NCAA tournament history, 91 teams have combined to make 304 appearances in the Final Four. Some of those were much more surprising than others. Take the 2010-11 VCU Rams, for example. Few people thought Shaka Smart and company deserved to make the tournament. Show More Summary

The Biggest X-Factor for Top College Basketball Teams in 2014-15 Season

A host of variables go into every college basketball team's performance over the course of a lengthy season. Any player's performance or mindset on any given night can radically change the course of an entire campaign. Subtle changes can turn a team from struggling bumblers to world-beaters virtually overnight. Show More Summary

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