College Basketball Coach of the Year: The Final Five Candidates and Reader Poll

Who is college basketball’s Coach of the Year for the 2013-14 season? Vote in our poll.

2013-14 College Basketball Regular Season Awards

As March Madness closes in, let’s take a look back at the best (and worst) the 2013-14 regular season of college hoops had to offer.

Creighton and Wichita State Remain Slighted by National Media

Doug McDermott saved his best for his final home game, while Wichita State extended its season record to 34-0 by winning the Missouri Valley Conference tournament.

Creighton and Wichita St. remain college basketball’s best stories, but again took a back seat thanks to yet installment of the tired Duke/North Carolina rivalry, promoted ad nauseam by ESPN.

Ben Brust’s Legacy at Wisconsin

Ben Brust has left a huge mark on Wisconsin basketball and the program will miss him dearly.

National Championship would cement Bo Ryan’s Legacy

All Bo Ryan needs to cap his amazing coaching resume is a national championship.

Annual Duke Coup Underway?

With another loss by a rapidly-fading Syracuse team, along with Kansas and Creighton falling Saturday on the road, Duke backed into a No.1 seed today in some bracket projections. The Blue Devils also somehow soared to No. 4 today in the new Top 25 poll, though they remain eighth in RPI.

Playing the Big Ten Field, Dan Dakich Style

There is RPI and now even BPI. But the final opinions on which Big Ten teams make the NCAA Tourney should be left to Dan Dakich and Seth Davis.

Marcus Smart and Jeff Orr both crossed the line

There are no winners from the events that unfolded during the final seconds of the Oklahoma State/Texas Tech basketball game Saturday night.

NCAA Tournament Bracket Projections: February 5

With less than six weeks remaining until Selection Sunday, there were some interesting decisions to be made when putting together this week’s bracket.

Iowa State wins triple-overtime thriller against Oklahoma State

For the past nearly 26 years, Iowa State has suffered a defeat every time it has visited Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

But on Monday night, the 16th-ranked Cyclones, led by standout guard DeAndre Kane (who was a rebound and an assist away from a triple-double), were finally able to topple the No. 19 Oklahoma State Cowboys, snapping their 18-game losing streak in Stillwater.

How far can each Big Ten basketball team go?

While only four of the 12 schools in the Big Ten were ranked in the most recent AP poll, the conference could easily see double that amount make the NCAA tournament come march, with three or four in contention to be playing on the season’s final weekend.

Mitch McGary: Michigan big man to have season-ending back surgery

The Michigan Wolverines and sophomore big man Mitch McGary came into the 2013-14 season with high hopes. After a slow start, the Wolverines got even more devastating news on Friday, as McGary has elected to have back surgery that will almost certainly put him out for the rest of the season.

NCAA Tournament Bracket Projections: Dec. 20

Believe it or not, I think it’s actually easier to do preseason bracket projections than it is to do them right now.

Projecting the 2013-14 NCAA Tournament Field

The college basketball season tips off on Friday, and what better way to celebrate than with some dangerously early NCAA Tournament projections? Nope, I can’t think of a better way either.

Jim Delany is right: the NFL and NBA are freeloaders

Jim Delany does a remarkable job of acting exactly like you’d expect the commissioner of America’s most quintessentially Midwestern collegiate conference to act. He’s flashless, clinical, alternately too naive and too cynical but never cautiously optimistic, and always seemingly about 20 years behind the times. In other words, he’s a draw play on 3rd and 4.