Jonathan Isaac led Florida State past Notre Dame on Wednesday night. In five jaw-dropping minutes Wednesday night, Jonathan Isaac accomplished more than just leading Florida State to an 83-80 victory over Notre Dame. The heralded freshman forward also offered a glimpse of what he can become and how
On a night when Indiana suffered a key injury and a stunning late-game collapse, James Blackmon made sure the Hoosiers’ woes didn’t deepen further. Blackmon sank a pull-up right-wing 3-pointer at the buzzer on Wednesday night to send Indiana to a 78-75 win at Penn State. The game-winning 3-pointer
Matt Farrell is one of the biggest reasons Notre Dame is alone in first place in the ACC. Notre Dame point guard Matt Farrell insists he was pretty good the past two years too even if he didn’t get many chances to prove it. Buried behind future NBA draft picks Jerian Grant and Demetrius Jackson as
Xavier has lost three straight games for the first time in nearly three years. Eighteen games into a season that began with sky-high expectations, Xavier hasn’t accomplished as much as it would have hoped. The Musketeers have yet to defeat a single team that’s even receiving votes in the latest AP
On a day when Creighton picked up its most impressive road win of the season, the Bluejays’ postgame celebration was more muted than usual. It’s unclear the severity of the injury at this time, but Creighton coach Greg McDermott told reporters in Cincinnati that the team’s trainers are optimistic Watson
Gonzaga’s Johnathan Williams celebrates a first-half dunk (AP). Only in the final eight minutes did the Zags mash the gas pedal one final time and leave the rival Gaels in the dust. It started innocently enough with a Nigel Williams-Goss driving layup to extend the lead to eight.
The animosity that flared up throughout New Mexico’s 84-71 victory over Colorado State was nothing compared to what happened after the game was over. A Rams player and a Lobos assistant coach engaged in a verbal altercation that was on the verge of turning physical before Colorado State coach Larry
At the start of the season, Duke was a near-unanimous choice to win the ACC. A 78-69 loss at Louisville on Saturday afternoon dropped Duke to 2-3 in the ACC, three games back of first-place Notre Dame. The Blue Devils are still in search of their first win this season on an opponent’s home floor, having
The creators of college basketball’s best advanced metrics are meeting with the committee Friday. No longer does the NCAA tournament selection committee rely exclusively on the flawed, primitive RPI as a way of comparing teams and schedules. The committee wisely has begun to embrace the use of other
At the end of his team’s one-point victory over Colorado last Thursday night, Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley delivered a fiery locker room speech urging his team to take pride in defending its home court. It made no difference that Hurley undoubtedly intended to motivate his players rather than take
Tevin Mack was suspended entering the Longhorns’ toughest stretch of the season (AP). A nightmarish season for Texas basketball somehow got worse Thursday when the Longhorns learned they’ll enter their toughest three-game stretch without their leading scorer. Sophomore forward Tevin Mack has been suspended
Fresno State received the Mountain West’s lone NCAA bid last March after winning the league tournament. When San Diego State became the Mountain West’s first outright regular-season champion to miss the NCAA tournament last March, the snub was difficult for the Aztecs to stomach. The selection committee
In the final seconds of his team’s 75-64 victory over Butler on Wednesday night, Creighton point guard Maurice Watson gave the home crowd a scare. Watson clutched his left knee and writhed on the floor after a collision with Butler forward Kelan Martin. “I was guessing he just wanted a little more
O.G. Anunoby struck again on Tuesday night at Maryland . On a night when Indiana lost for the fourth time in five games to fall further back in the Big Ten standings, O.G. Anunoby at least provided the Hoosiers reason to briefly celebrate. The sophomore forward shook his defender, attacked the rim
Baylor’s first game as No. 1 was a one-sided loss at West Virginia (AP). Just one day after ascending to the top of the polls for the first time in program history, the Bears didn’t look the part in suffering their first loss of the season. A failure to take care of the ball was Baylor’s downfall Tuesday
Baylor’s first-ever No. 1 ranking may be short-lived . One night after the college football season ended with an thrilling instant classic of a title game, college basketball has a chance to seize the spotlight. Baylor puts its newly minted No. 1 ranking on the line at fellow Big 12 contender West
Amile Jefferson received good news when his foot injury was diagnosed as a bone bruise. The right foot injury that Amile Jefferson suffered Saturday is nowhere near as serious as the fracture that sidelined him the final 27 games of last season. Tests revealed that the senior forward merely sustained
At shootaround on Sunday morning, Stony Brook coach Jeff Boals asked his players if any of them had watched Nevada storm back from a 14-point deficit with just over a minute to go at New Mexico the previous night. To Boals, that comeback was a teaching tool, a way of reminding his team to never quit
As Nevada staged one of the most improbable comebacks in college basketball history at New Mexico late Saturday night, Eric Musselman’s sons were at home playing video games. Michael and Matthew Musselman had turned the game off midway through the second half with their dad’s team hopelessly behind.
Baylor’s Scott Drew is among the midseason favorites for coach of the year (AP). As Baylor closed out a 61-57 victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday night, an unfamiliar chant erupted from the student section. For the first time in school history, Baylor is poised to ascend to No. 1 when the new AP
Grayson Allen remains a magnet for controversy. If any other other player did what Grayson Allen did against Boston College on Saturday, it would have gone unnoticed. Only because of Allen’s reputation for tripping opponents has this video clip landed the Duke star in the crosshairs once more.
Xavier reinstated Myles Davis after a 15-game suspension. A key midseason addition could make Xavier a bigger threat to reigning champ Villanova in the Big East race. The Musketeers get back one of their best guards after a suspension that lasted 129 days and 15 games.
Just when it seemed Duke finally had its full complement of weapons available for the first time all season, another key player suffered an ill-timed injury. Senior forward Amile Jefferson injured his right foot when he landed awkwardly on a first-half shot attempt during Duke’s 93-82 victory over Boston
Watch T.J. Leaf play this season, and it’s hard to believe the heralded UCLA freshman had a reputation for being soft early in his high school career. Leaf showed off his fearlessness and assertiveness early in the Bruins’ matchup with Cal on Thursday night when he caught 7-foot-1 Kingsley Okoroh with
Richard Pitino has Minnesota off to an impressive 13-2 start that includes Sunday’s marquee win at Purdue (AP). On the heels of a scandal-tainted 23-loss season marred by the suspension or dismissal of five players, Minnesota coach Richard Pitino’s job appeared to be dangling by a thread. The athletic