NCAA Basketball

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 25: Dillon Brooks #24 of the Oregon Ducks celebrates a three point basket in the first half during a game against the Virginia Commonwealth Rams at the Barclays Center on November 25, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Oregon Forward Dillon Brooks

Having grown up in Mississauga, Ontario, and wanting more competition and exposure, Dillon Brooks planned to spend his final two high school years playing for basketball powerhouse Findlay Prep in Nevada.

02/06/2015

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 24: Head coach Wayne Tinkle of the Oregon State Beavers. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Wayne Tinkle Leads Oregon State Resurgence

Oregon State basketball is now in an unfamiliar position where it must handle success. Barry thinks Tinkle might be concerned about the expectations getting out of control due to the early success.

02/05/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Kevon Looney #5 of the UCLA Bruins shoots a foul shot against the UC Riverside Highlanders at Pauley Pavilion on December 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. UCLA won 77-66. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Signing Day: Pac-12 Basketball Rewind

The top player in the Pac-12’s class according to 247sports.com’s composite rankings was Arizona’s Stanley Johnson. The nation’s No. 3 overall recruit has definitely lived up to the hype.

02/04/2015

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - JANUARY 25: Jake Connor #10 of the Utah Utes practices before their game against the Washington Huskies at the Jon M. Huntsman Center on January 25, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

Arizona, Colorado Arenas Among Pac-12’s Toughest

Coaches and commentators have been saying it’s hard to win on the road in conference forever, and it’s true. The Pac-12 is no exception.

02/03/2015

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - JANUARY 31: Jahlil Okafor #15 and Tyus Jones #5 of the Duke Blue Devils celebrate following a late-three pointer by Jones against the Virginia Cavaliers at John Paul Jones Arena on January 31, 2015 in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)

Quick Hits: Duke’s Late Heroics Top Virginia

The end of January brought a taste of March Madness, as Saturday provided a bevy of great performances, top matchups, and wild finishes. Here are the best of the best.

02/02/2015

SPOKANE, WA - DECEMBER 10: Josh Hawkinson #24 of the Washington State Cougars blocks the shot of Kevin Pangos #4 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the second half at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on December 10, 2014 in Spokane, Washington. Gonzaga defeated Washington State 81-66. (Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Washington State Forward Josh Hawkinson

There may not be a player in the country who has benefited more from a coaching change this season than Hawkinson.

01/30/2015

TUCSON, AZ - JANUARY 04: Head coach Sean Miller of the Arizona Wildcats watches from the bench during the first half of the college basketball game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at McKale Center on January 4, 2015 in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Pac-12 Recap: Arizona Looks Like Title Contender

Six Pac-12 teams were in action last night and six more take the court tonight, highlighted by Utah at UCLA. Yesterday, Arizona reminded us that it is among the nation’s elite, while Washington and Oregon State were exposed.

01/29/2015

NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 02: Anthony Davis #23 of the Kentucky Wildcats looks on before taking on the Kansas Jayhawks in the National Championship Game of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on April 2, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Best College Basketball Teams If Players Stayed Four Years

Here’s a scary thought: Anthony Davis, one of the top players in the NBA, would be a college senior this season. If players were forced to stay in school for four years, what would this season look like?

01/28/2015

PALO ALTO, CA - JANUARY 04: The Stanford Cardinal celebrate after they beat the Washington Huskies in overtime at Maples Pavilion on January 4, 2015 in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Pac-12 Bracketology: How Many Teams Will Reach NCAA Tournament?

Which Pac-12 teams are in a good position to earn a bid? Which have a lot more work to do? With only two teams ranked in the top 25, there might not be much conference representation at the Big Dance.

01/27/2015

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 25: Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils walks off the court after the win over the St. John's Red Storm at Madison Square Garden on January 25, 2015 in New York City.Duke defeated St. John's 77-68.Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski recorded his 1,000th win. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

College Basketball Quick Hits: Duke, Virginia Escape

It was a weekend of near upsets in college basketball, as several top teams narrowly escaped against unranked foes. Iowa State was not one of them, falling to Texas Tech on Saturday, but the other favorites held on for victory.

01/26/2015

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