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UNC Basketball: Keys for the Tar Heels at 2014 Battle 4 Atlantis

Bleacherreport.com  -  North Carolina has landed in the Bahamas for a huge week of basketball, as it will spend Thanksgiving tangling with some of the best teams in the country in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in Nassau.With a field that features five other teams that reached the NCAA tournament last season—including three Sweet 16 qualifiers and half of the Final Four—the competition UNC will face betwe 2 days

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Instant Grades for Top College Basketball Freshmen Through 1 Week

Bleacherreport.com  -  What kind of week did the freshmen have?With Jahlil Okafor dominating veterans and Kentucky starting something like 725 McDonald's All-Americans (and where's the NCAA when you need them?), all eyes are on the new guys here in college basketball's opening stretch. But when you look at the nation's best, there has been some inconsistency. Probably to be expected, given the newness. Here are gr 3 days

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Most Indispensable Player on Each Top 10 College Basketball Team

Bleacherreport.com  -  All it takes is one injury to the wrong player to completely derail an otherwise promising season for the nation's top college basketball teams.Without Joel Embiid last year, Kansas went from a serious candidate to win the national championship to a team that almost no one expected to reach the Final Four.Fifteen years ago, Cincinnati was in the same boat. The Bearcats spent the entire regular se 4 days

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Fordham Basketball: After Tough Week on the Road, Time to Look Ahead

Bleacherreport.com  -  Fordham lost twice this week in back-to-back games on the road against Big Ten opponents.After a 94-77 win over the New York Institute of Technology in the season opener, the last two games served as a reminder that nothing will come easy this season—not that anything has ever been easy—with eight underclassmen who could see significant time, a schedule that includes 18 games against 5 days

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Under-the-Radar College Basketball Teams Most Likely to Crack Top 25 in 2014-15

Bleacherreport.com  -  Every college basketball season, a bunch of under-the-radar teams play their way into the Associated Press Top 25 after failing to get any sort of recognition in the first two polls of the season.Last year, 13 teams—Cincinnati, Dayton, Illinois, Iowa State, Kansas State, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pittsburgh, Saint Louis, San Diego State, SMU and Texas—were ranked at some poin 5 days

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Duke Basketball: What to Watch for in the 2014 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

Bleacherreport.com  -  If the college basketball season is just a glorified practice run for the NCAA tournament in March, the Duke Blue Devils will pick up some valuable March Madness-style experience on Friday and Saturday in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.After handling Michigan State on Tuesday night in Indianapolis, Duke plays Temple on Friday and then either Stanford or UNLV on Saturday in Brooklyn on a neutral f 6 days

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Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Dunked on the Tallest Player in College Basketball

Thebiglead.com  -  Despite a 10-inch height advantage, the big man backed down. 6 days

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Virginia Basketball: 1 Prediction for Each Cavaliers Starter in 2014-15

Bleacherreport.com  -  With Tuesday's win over South Carolina State, the ninth-ranked Virginia Cavaliers, at 3-0, are off to the best start of Tony Bennett's six year era in Charlottesville. The Hoos will face their toughest test of the young season on Friday when George Washington—an NCAA tournament team last season—comes to town.But what starting lineup will the Cavaliers have on Friday?Through the first 6 days

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