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Kentucky Basketball: Should John Calipari Care About Duke's USA Basketball Ties?

Bleacherreport.com  -  Yahoo Sports columnist Adrian Wojnarowski's piece on USA Basketball as a propaganda tool for Mike Krzyzewski and Duke was a dirty bomb, sending fallout through various corners of college basketball. Said fallout reached all the way to Lexington, Kentucky, when Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim named UK coach John Calipari as the only one to complain that coaching U.S. national teams could help land pros 16 hours

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UCLA Basketball: Breaking Down the Bruins' Nonconference Schedule

Bleacherreport.com  -  Now that UCLA has released its official schedule for the 2014-15 season, it’s time to unleash the analysis and predictions.On par with past seasons, the Bruins’ nonconference slate doesn’t feature very many challenges early on. However, Steve Alford’s request for tougher non-conference opponents will be met this year when his squad meets up with Gonzaga and Kentucky in lat 1 day 16 hours

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UNC Basketball: 6 Special Lineups for the 2014-15 Tar Heels

Bleacherreport.com  -  Carolina head coach Roy Williams will have endless options in the upcoming 2014-15 season.The Tar Heels have size, talent and depth, which means that Williams can mix and match his rotation to fit the situations that his squad will face.Here are six possible lineups that we could see when the ball goes up for the first time in UNC's first game, which takes place November 14 against North Carolina 2 days

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Predicting the 10 Best Defensive Teams in College Basketball in 2014-15

Bleacherreport.com  -  Defense wins championships, and that makes Arizona, Kansas and Louisville three of the biggest favorites to make deep runs in the 2015 NCAA tournament.Each of the last 13 national champions has ranked in the top 21 in the nation in adjusted defensive efficiency, according to KenPom.com.As such, we're forecasting which 10 teams will finish atop that metric for the 2014-15 season.To do so, we focus 2 days

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Gonzaga Basketball: First-Glance Reactions to 2014-15 Schedule

Bleacherreport.com  -  Gonzaga basketball officially released its 2014-15 nonconference schedule this week, and with that, the season’s slate of games is now set.The Bulldogs enter this season with high aspirations for a deep run in the NCAA Tournament.  The additions of power forward Kyle Wiltjer from Kentucky and small forward Byron Wesley from USC have bolstered what was already a solid lineup.Mark F 2 days

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Duke Basketball: How Much Do Coach K, Blue Devils Benefit from USA Basketball?

Bleacherreport.com  -  Under Mike Krzyzewski, Duke basketball has won 910 games, reached 11 Final Fours, won four national titles and sired 49 NBA draft picks—28 of those first-rounders. If there's any coach in college basketball whose reputation precedes him, it's Coach K.Those accomplishments have earned him a plum job as head coach of the United States men's team, a gig that allows him to lead teams of NBA sta 2 days

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Michigan State Basketball Recruiting: Breaking Down Spartans' 2016 Wish List

Bleacherreport.com  -  Tom Izzo is still working on his 2015 class. But it wouldn't hurt to take a look at the guys he could have lined up for 2016. The veteran Michigan State coach doesn't have anyone attached to his next, next class, but that'll probably change soon, as he's already played host to a few prospects during unofficial visits. According to Verbal Commits, the Spartans have five open scholarships 3 days

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Syracuse Basketball: 5 Reasons We Can't Wait for Orange's 2014-15 Season

Bleacherreport.com  -  The Syracuse men’s basketball team is anxiously awaiting Friday, Oct. 3, which will mark the 2014-15 season’s first practice. As usual, the Orange enter a new season after waving goodbye to former greats.Entering the 2011-12 season, the Orange had to make do without Wes Johnson, Andy Rautins and Arinze Onuaku.In the 2012-13 season, the Orange lost Kris Joseph, Scoop Jardine, Dion Wait 3 days

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