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Kentucky Basketball: 5 Things Wildcats Must Prove Early in 2014-15

Bleacherreport.com  -  Heading into the 2014-15 season, there aren't too many questions about Kentucky basketball. Returning a majority of the players that made the national title game and getting four McDonald's All-Americans joining them on a roster makes Kentucky a clear favorite to win the national championship this season.However, every question has at least one that has to be answered during the season. For this 5 hours

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Winners and Losers from 2014-15 Preseason AP College Basketball Top 25 Rankings

Bleacherreport.com  -  At long last, the first Associated Press Top 25 poll of the 2014-15 college basketball season has arrived, and there was no shortage of winners and losers.After nearly seven months of reading varying opinions on who will be the best teams in the country, we finally have a consensus ranking to reference for what remains of the offseason.As was the case with the coaches poll released two weeks 7 hours

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2014 AP Preseason Basketball Poll Released

Bleacherreport.com  -  The Associated Press has released its first Top 25 college basketball poll, and, predictably, the Kentucky Wildcats are the No. 1 team in the nation.Armed with another exceptional freshman class—highlighted by five-star recruits Karl-Anthony Towns and Tyler Ulis—and a distinguished group of holdovers from last season's national runner-up squad led by Andrew Harrison and Willie Cauley- 11 hours

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Fordham Basketball: Top 5 Nonconference Games in 2014

Bleacherreport.com  -  Fordham basketball once again enters a season in rebuilding mode—this time, however, with a young team that could finally end the Rams' two-decade struggle in the Atlantic 10.Much has been made of how difficult Fordham's schedule is, given the fact that the Rams will have to play 18 games against Atlantic 10 opponents. After all, this is a conference that's never been better, one coming off 23 hours

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North Carolina Basketball: 5 Things Tar Heels Must Prove Early in 2014-15

Bleacherreport.com  -  The North Carolina basketball team is No. 6 in the country and has visions of a national championship at the end of the year, but there are things it must take care of early in the season.In fact, the Tar Heels only have three games before the Battle 4 Atlantis, where they play Butler, either UCLA or Oklahoma and then likely Florida or Wisconsin. That is a quick turnaround for a rather young team 1 day 1 hour 27 minutes

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Southwest Mississippi Basketball Player Throws Down 360, Between-the-Legs Dunk

Bleacherreport.com  -  Please find a way to get Southwest Mississippi Community College's C.J. Polite in this year's NCAA dunk contest. The Bears forward can throw down nasty dunks, as this video shows.During his team's "Midnight Madness" event, Polite completed a 360, between-the-legs dunk that sent the gym into a frenzy. To see more of Polite's dunks, check out his YouTube page.[YouTube, h/t College Basketball T 1 day 3 hours

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College Basketball Stars Facing the Most Pressure for 2014-15 Season

Bleacherreport.com  -  (NOTE: The following story is best read while Queen and David Bowie's "Under Pressure" plays in the background.)Less than two weeks from the start of the 2014-15 season, teams all over the country are making the final preparations for the long road ahead. Expectations are high for many, optimistic for all.Yet for a handful of the country's top players, there's additional pressure on their shoulde 1 day 5 hours

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Syracuse Basketball: Toughest Matchup for Each Projected Starter in 2014-15

Bleacherreport.com  -  The Syracuse basketball team is less than a week away from its first competitive action. While Sunday's game against Carleton University is only an exhibition, it will be a tough test for a young Syracuse squad.In fact, Carleton led Syracuse by 17 at home last year before the Orange won in overtime. Head coach Jim Boeheim told Mike Waters of Syracuse.com that this game will be good for his p 1 day 11 hours

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