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Looking back at the past calendar year

Looking back at the past calendar year

We’re close to the start of conference play and the New Year, so let’s review college basketball’s calendar year rather than last season. No story overlaps last and this season more than the childish behavior of Duke’s Grayson Allen.— Duke’s junior guard tripped Louisville and...

Wooden stills ranks ahead of Krzyzewski

Wooden stills ranks ahead of Krzyzewski

Villanova and North Carolina met this past Monday in the type of national championship game that endorses the case for John Wooden as college basketball’s greatest coach. By that, I don’t mean Villanova’s dramatic win on a last-second shot.Most years Wooden’s UCLA teams...

Villanova and North Carolina set up championship drama

Villanova and North Carolina set up championship drama

A look back at the Associated Press Top 25 rankings confirm for us that two of the best teams are meeting for college basketball’s national title on Monday night in Houston. It’s more satisfying, though, if we see two of the best teams that also are the hottest teams.That’s...

Top five NCAA Tournament players

Top five NCAA Tournament players

North Carolina’s Brice Johnson and Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield headline my list of the top five basketball players in the 2016 NCAA Tournament.The prime reason is they are the only two consensus All-American picks still playing in the Final Four. To name the top five NCAA Tournament...