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January 26th, 2015

NCAA Power 16 Rankings

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 1:50pm

There is a boatload of upper-tier matchups across the country this week, among them being:

Texas at No. 14 Iowa State and Syracuse at No. 15 North Carolina (Monday), No. 12 Maryland at Ohio State (Thursday) surprising Oregon State at No. 5 Arizona (Friday), as well as No. 8 Wichita State at No. 12 Northern Iowa and UNC at No. 10 Louisville (both Saturday).

But Duke hooks up in the most high-profile whoppers of the week in Atlantic Coast Conference action – both on the road.

January 19th

NCAA Power 16 Rankings

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 5:03pm

A couple of powerhouses who had endured “struggles”, of late, were back to putting the hammer to foes last week.

The Wildcats from Lexington and Tucson won their four games by a collective margin of 105 points.

And another set of Wildcats – these from Philadelphia – went to 17-1 as Villanova continued to play as if intends to methodically pull away from the rest of the Big East Conference pack.

January 17th

Stock Watch

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 12:43pm

Conference play is underway, with a higher level of competition allowing prospects to really make an impression on scouts. Some freshmen hit the wall, while some players begin to hit their stride. Here are a few who have excelled and others who are showing some wrinkles over the past week or so.

Rising

Justin Anderson 6-6 225 SF Virginia Jr.

January 15th

Emmanuel Mudiay Watch: Return Uncertain

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 6:08am

By Lukas Peng

January 13th

Extended NBA Mock Draft 2.0

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:08pm

After Ohio State's surprising blowout of Oregon in last night's BCS title game, the college focus shifts to basketball. Here's an updated look at our first round projection with descriptions of each of the prospects.

January 12th

NCAA Power 16 Rankings

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 12:56pm

And then there were two . . . Except, there were almost zero – as in unbeaten college basketball teams.

The Duke Blue Devils (87-75 at North Carolina State) were tagged with their first loss on Sunday afternoon – a day after the nation’s top-two squads in the Power 16, Kentucky and Virginia, pulled themselves out of tough jams at Texas A&M and Notre Dame, respectively.

How long will those unbeatens remain standing?

January 10th

2015 adidas NGT L’Hospitalet: Top Prospects

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 12:48pm

From January 4th to 6th C.B. L’Hospitalet held the second of the four qualification tournaments (Rome, Kaunas and Belgrade the other venues), of adidas Next Generation Tournament. The winner was the Spanish team from Real Madrid in the final game over their eternal rival FC Barcelona, after having crushed every opponent during the three days of competition.

Here it is a list of the prospects that showed the most potential, in a tournament that lacked elite NBA prospects:

Luka Doncic (1999, 6’6”, SG, Real Madrid, Slovenia)

January 6th

Emmanuel Mudiay Watch

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 12:43pm

By Lukas Peng

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The majority of people in the basketball world assumed Emmanuel Mudiay's playing days in China where long over. Everyone expected him to go back home, rehab and get ready for pre draft workouts. However the latest update has him practicing with the team and it looks like he will be ready to return to action soon.

January 5th

NCAA Power 16 Rankings

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 1:46pm

The best conference in the country – the ACC, although those in support of the Big 12 could make a viable argument – features some dandy matchups in the next week.

And the North Carolina Tar Heels, who have won their past five games by an average margin of 21.6 points, will be playing host to two of them. Coach Roy Williams’ crew takes on No. 11 Notre Dame on Monday night and then No. 7 Louisville Sunday afternoon.

January 4th

Breakout Sophs

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 11:26pm

As we sit and watch the rookie class of 2015 become the draft of the infirmed and underperformed, the sophomore class of 2014, the group without a star, has begun to show that perhaps they have more going for them than was initially thought. While Giannis Antetokounmpo is perhaps this draft's sole shot at superstardom, players like Ben McLemore, Victor Oladipo, Steven Adams, [Player: Nerlens Noel and Kentavious Coldwell-Pope have shown that they are able contributors at this level.