Michigan Wolverines Lose Mitch McGary for Indefinite Period

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Conference play hasn’t even started, yet the Michigan Wolverines are already in danger of seeing their season go up in flames. There was plenty of optimism in Ann Arbor despite the team’s 6-4 start, as three of those four losses […]

Indiana Hoosiers’ Tom Crean Must Become a Better Coach on Game Day

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Why haven’t the Indiana Hoosiers been able to parlay their resurgence under Tom Crean into more than a trip to the sweet 16 in the past two seasons? They’ve been in position to make it to the final four, having been seeded […]

Coaching Youth Movement Spearheaded Big Ten Conference’s Rise to Power

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The Big Ten Conference isn’t used to being the cool kid in the basketball class. The old Big East Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference have always jostled for the King of the Mountain title, while the teams in the Big […]

Positive Developments for Penn State Basketball

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Pat Chambers has had a tough row to hoe during his time as the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions. He took over a program that was coming off an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2011, but it quickly […]

Iowa Hawkeyes Welcome Back Josh Oglesby

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What do you get someone who already has everything? Apparently, Santa Claus felt that the No. 25 Iowa Hawkeyes could use a little extra depth just in case their modern gadgets need system updates or — heaven forbid — their […]

Are Kansas State Wildcats Destined for Mediocrity Under Bruce Weber?

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Last year’s 27-8 record seems like a distant memory for fans in the Little Apple. The honeymoon period between fans and coach Bruce Weber already seems to be over. Then, just when it seems like the fans are ready to […]

Georgetown Hoyas Lack the Moxie to Succeed in March

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One of the first things I do each March when the NCAA Tournament brackets are released — after picking all of the top seeds to advance, of course — is find the Georgetown Hoyas on the sheet and pencil their […]

Don’t Believe in Resurrection of Texas Basketball

NCAA Basketball: Texas at North Carolina

The Texas Longhorns put on a nice little show in the first half tonight on the road against the most unpredictable North Carolina Tar Heels. You might even be able to make a convincing argument that their ability to hold onto […]

Wichita State Shockers Will Make a Repeat Trip to the Final Four

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Rodney Dangerfield must have a Wichita State Shockers pennant in his casket; there’s no other way to explain why pollsters and bracketologists alike are not giving the last season’s Final Four darlings enough respect this year. Perhaps tonight’s 72-67 road […]

Michigan State Spartans Will Rise and Fall According to Denzel Valentine’s Play

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Denzel Valentine‘s stat line from Tuesday’s 78-48 thrashing of the North Florida Ospreys is symptomatic of how Michigan State‘s season has begun. There are pleasing results (11 points, season-high) and periods of brilliance (six rebounds, four assists), but there are enough […]

Michigan Must Regain Their Form Soon

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There are three essential elements to success in basketball. Successful teams play with mental composure, a physical presence and a sense of urgency that is developed over time. Last March, the Michigan Wolverines clearly exhibited those winning tendencies. This season, however, the […]

Are the Michigan State Spartans Overrated?

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Tom Izzo can’t be very happy right now. Sure, his Michigan State Spartans are ranked sixth in the nation and carry an 8-1 record into their final three non-conference games, but today’s 67-63 win over the Oakland Golden Grizzlies left a lot to be desired. […]