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  1. Previewing your College Hoops Weekend: Happy New Year!

    Dec 30, 2011, 12:05 PM EDT


    Game of the weekend: 12:00 pm: No. 4 Louisville @ No. 3 Kentucky Hopefully Chane Behanan is more accurate in his prediction that this game will “go down as one of the best games in history” than he was about Louisville’s undefeated season. The Battle of the Commonwealth is always going to be a passionate…

  2. Previewing your college hoops weekend: Marquee matchups are few

    Dec 16, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT

    Game of the weekend: Sat. 2:30 pm: No. 22 Texas A&M @ No. 13 Florida This is the one and only game this weekend between ranked teams, and there is good reason to be excited about it as it presents an interesting battle of strengths. Texas A&M really struggled offensively without Khris Middleton in the…

  3. Previewing your college hoops weekend

    Dec 2, 2011, 11:30 AM EDT


    (All times ET) Game of the Weekend: Sat. Noon: No. 5 North Carolina @ No. 1 Kentucky It is still tough for me to grasp my head around the fact that this game will be happening tomorrow. I’m sure I am not alone when I say that this date and this time slot has been…

  4. Weekend preview: Oregon, Belmont, Michigan St. primed to pull upsets

    Nov 11, 2011, 9:29 AM EDT


    UPSET SPECIAL: Fri. 10:00 pm: Oregon @ No. 7 Vanderbilt This sounds silly, right? I mean, Oregon is a team that is only a year removed from a mass exodus from the program stemming from the firing of Ernie Kent and the subsequent, embarrassing 37 day coaching search. But that search was more-than-successful, as Oregon…

  5. 2011-2012 Big East Preview: The league is loaded again

    Nov 7, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT


    AWARDS Player of the Year: Ashton Gibbs, Sr., Pitt Gibbs deserves all the love he is going to get this preseason, as he is quite possibly the best all-around shooter in the country. What makes him so dangerous is his incredible ability to get open by using screens off-the-ball. He’s Pitt’s go-to player and really…

  6. 2011-2012 SEC Preview: Kentucky’s king, but the league is good

    Nov 7, 2011, 11:30 AM EDT


    AWARDS Player of the Year: Anthony Davis, Fr., Kentucky I don’t like doing this. I don’t like buying into the hype of the freshmen. I don’t like giving them awards like this prior to spending a second on a collegiate court. Because sometimes, that hype becomes too much for the youngsters to handle. We all…

  7. 2011-2012 Big Ten Preview: Ohio State is the clear favorite

    Nov 4, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT


    AWARDS Player of the Year: Jared Sullinger, So., Ohio State Picking a Player of the Year in the Big Ten is as difficult as any conference in the country, but I’m going to have to go with Sullinger. We’ll start with the obvious — Sullinger is the most dominating interior presence in the country. He’s…

  8. 2011-2012 ACC Preview: UNC, Duke and everyone else

    Nov 3, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT


    AWARDS Player of the Year: Harrison Barnes, So., North Carolina To say nothing of the talent level in the ACC, I’m not sure how anyone can possibly pick someone other than Barnes to be the Preseason Player of the Year in the ACC. We’re talking about a kid that could have been the No. 1…

  9. 2011-2012 Big 12 Preview: Can Baylor unseat Kansas?

    Nov 2, 2011, 12:25 PM EDT


    AWARDS Player of the Year: Thomas Robinson, Jr., Kansas Robinson has not had an easy time since he’s been in Lawrence. In addition to being stuck behind The Morrii on the Jayhawk’s depth chart over his first two seasons, Robinson had to spent last season coping with the fact that his mother and both of…

  10. 2011-2012 Pac-12 preview: The league is wide-open

    Nov 1, 2011, 9:27 AM EDT


    AWARDS Player of the Year: Jorge Gutierrez, Sr., Cal Jorge Gutierrez might be the best player in the country that you’ve never seen play. And that’s assuming you’ve even heard of him. Gutierrez is a tough-as-nails, 6’3″ combo-guard from Cal that is the kind of player that doesn’t have a weakness in his game. He…

  11. 2011-12 A-10 Preview: Can anyone catch Xavier and Temple?

    Oct 31, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT


    AWARDS Player of the Year: Tu Holloway, Sr., Xavier There is simply no argument that can be made for this award to go to anyone other than Holloway. The reigning Player of the Year, Holloway spent much of the season as one of only four players to averaged 20 ppg, 5 rpg and 5 apg…

  12. 2011-2012 Season Preview: Breakout Players

    Oct 31, 2011, 10:58 AM EDT


    One of my favorite things to do during the preseason is try and identify the guys that will have breakout years in the upcoming season. Unlike Luke Winn, I’m not using any mathematical formulas to make these determinations. Instead, its a combination of young players that have looked promising early in their careers, talented role…

  13. 2011-2012 CAA Preview: Is this Drexel’s year?

    Oct 26, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT


    AWARDS Player of the Year: Bradford Burgess, Sr., VCU Playing a role as the second — and, at times, the third or fourth — offensive option for VCU a season ago, Burgess still managed to average 14.3 ppg and 5.1 rpg. He also happened to be a guy that seemingly made every big play for…

  14. 2011-2012 Mountain West Preview: UNLV or New Mexico?

    Oct 25, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT


    AWARDS Player of the Year: Drew Gordon, Sr., New Mexico Simply put, Gordon is a force on the block for the Lobos. One of the best big men in the country as a high school senior, Gordon never found his rhythm at UCLA. But in Steve Alford’s uptempo offensive system, Gordon flourished. After becoming eligible…

  15. 2011-12 Missouri Valley Preview: Is this Creighton’s year?

    Oct 24, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

    Doug McDermott, Calvin Godfrey

    AWARDS Player of the Year: Doug McDermott, So., Creighton Picking between McDermott and Missouri State’s Kyle Weems for the Valley’s preseason player of the year award is, more or less, a coin flip, but I’m going with McDermott here. He’s coming off a freshman season where he led the Bluejays in scoring (14.9 ppg) and…

  16. Previewing the 2011 championship game: Butler vs. UConn

    Apr 4, 2011, 8:15 AM EDT

    On Monday night, Butler and UConn will square off for the right to be named 2011 college basketball national champions. One of them returns a roster full of players that have national title game experience, the other missed the 2010 NCAA Tournament. One of those two teams was ranked coming into the season. One of…

  17. Sweet 16 preview: West Region’s top players, champ

    Mar 22, 2011, 9:30 AM EDT


    The details: There are all kinds of intriguing storylines in this region. For starters, there is the potential matchup between Duke and UConn, who have played three times in the tournament, all of which have yielded classic games. There is Sean Miller, who has brought the Arizona program back to national relevancy with a Pac-10…

  18. Your Day Three NCAA Tournament Preview

    Mar 19, 2011, 9:30 AM EDT


    Being the freak NCAA Tournament aficionado that I am, I’ve developed a mental list of my 10 favorite stages of the tournament. You have the likely selections: that very first session of games, the Thursday night cap, the intermission between Final Four games, and of course One Shining Moment. But the moment where I most…

  19. Your Day One NCAA Tournament Preview

    Mar 17, 2011, 9:15 AM EDT


    Alright, you ready for some fun? This is actually about to go down today, so whether you’re on the fence about punting on your contribution to America’s economy and sitting on the couch all day, or just unsure when you must be in front of the TV, I’ve broken down the real day one of…

  20. Previewing tonight’s First Four games

    Mar 16, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Last night’s debut of the new first round of the NCAA Tournament was up and down. The up was that the matchup between the two teams no one cared about, UNC-Asheville and Arkansas-Little Rock, featured a comeback from an 11 point deficit in the second half, a last second, game-tying three, and overtime. The down…

  21. Previewing the action in Dayton

    Mar 15, 2011, 9:30 AM EDT

    Brad Brownell

    Tonight not only kicks off the 2011 NCAA Tournament, it kicks off the tournament’s new era. Three teams have been added to the Madness, setting up the brand new “first round”* of the NCAA Tournament. *(I heretofore pledge to only refer to “first round” in quotation marks since I am utterly opposed to calling the…

  22. Championship Saturday: Your down and dirty previews

    Mar 12, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    6:00 pm: No. 10 Texas vs. No. 2 Kansas – ESPN: This is what we all wanted — the rematch. Texas went into Phog Allen Fieldhouse back in January and, despite digging themselves an 18-3 hole, were able to come away with a 74-63 victory. The win legitimized the Longhorns as a title contender, and…

  23. Big West tournament preview

    Mar 10, 2011, 2:20 PM EDT


    Dates: March 10-12 Site: Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif. Championship game: Saturday, 5 p.m. on ESPN2 Outlook: Top-seed Long Beach State (20-10, 14-2) cruised to the regular-season title, finishing four games ahead of second-place Cal Poly (15-14). That’s more than enough to make the 49ers the big favorite to win, though there’s enough uncertainty that Dan…

  24. SEC tournament preview, prediction

    Mar 10, 2011, 11:05 AM EDT


    Dates: March 10-13 Site: Georgia Dome, Atlanta Championship game: Sunday, 1 p.m. on CBS Outlook: It’s supposed to be a two-team race between Kentucky and Florida, but this is the SEC tournament we’re talking about here. Weird stuff happens. The Gators (24-6, 13-3) won the regular-season crown outright for the first time since ’07, and…

  25. Big Ten tournament preview

    Mar 10, 2011, 10:05 AM EDT


    Dates: March 10-13 Location: Indianapolis, IN Championship game: March 13th, 3:30 pm, CBS Outlook: When it comes down to it, there are really only three teams competing for the Big Ten tournament title — Ohio State, Purdue, and Wisconsin. Shockingly enough, Michigan — who started Big Ten play 1-6 and who is far from a…