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Dark Horses with Potential to Win Major NCAA Basketball Conferences in 2014-15

Bleacherreport.com  -  Every year, there are a few dark horses who end up winning regular-season championships in the major conferences of college basketball.I mean, come on, how many people had Virginia beating Duke, North Carolina and Syracuse to win the ACC last year? And I don't seem to recall anyone picking Villanova to win the Big East while we were busy handing the title to Marquette on a silver platter.The team 1 day 12 hours

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Syracuse Basketball: Orange's Biggest Question Marks in 2014-15

Bleacherreport.com  -  When considering this year's Syracuse basketball team, there are more questions than answers.Jim Boeheim has to replace three starters, and two of those spots will likely be filled by freshmen. Aside from the returning starters, the rest of the lineup will be comprised of players who played, at most, 15 minutes a game last year.Boeheim is a Hall of Fame coach, and he will need every ounce of what 1 day 20 hours

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Michigan Basketball: Why Spike Albrecht Will Be U-M's Unsung Hero in 2014-15

Bleacherreport.com  -  Michael Albrecht isn't a household name in college basketball. In fact, most of those outside of the Big Ten only know of the Michigan junior guard because of his unique nickname, "Spike," which pays homage to a childhood favorite. "I got [the nickname] when I was like 5 years old," he said during an interview in 2013 with MGoBlue TV's Michelle Roberts. "I got my first pair of baseball 2 days

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J.R. Smith declares himself one of the greatest shooters in basketball history

Sports.yahoo.com  -  I have a hard time interpreting J.R. Smith's Instagram account, but I'm pretty sure the Knicks guard just declared himself one of the greatest shooters in basketball history, which is ... interesting?"They said I wouldn't make it! I did! They said I wouldn't stay! This is my 11th yr! They said you can't shoot like that in the league! I'm on pace to be one of the best shooters the game had ever se 2 days

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Duke Basketball: Breaking Down Tyus Jones' Chances to Make 2014-15 All-ACC Team

Bleacherreport.com  -  There are few bets in all of college basketball that are safer than saying at least one Duke player will be on the All-ACC team. With all the talent that head coach Mike Krzyzewski brought in this offseason, that will once again be the case in the 2014-15 season.The question now becomes which player or players make that distinguished squad.Jahlil Okafor may be the headliner of the Blue Devils' lo 2 days

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UNC Basketball: Why Slimmer Kennedy Meeks Will Bring Back Memories of Sean May

Bleacherreport.com  -  Over the last several months, North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks has made sure he will be able to play more than the sparse 16.3 minutes per game he logged in his freshman campaign. It is no secret he has lost some major weight this offseason. CBSSports.com's Matt Norlander has reported Meeks, through tireless conditioning and disciplined dieting, has "dropped nearly 45 pounds" since he arr 2 days

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Villanova Basketball Recruiting: Biggest Competition for Top 2015 Targets

Bleacherreport.com  -  With the summer dwindling down and players headed back to school, the Villanova Wildcats have only three players left on their list of prospective targets for the class of 2015. The three players left on the table are Chris Silva, Jalen Brunson and Isaiah Briscoe, and each of those individuals possess a different challenge for the Wildcats with a different set of competitors lining up for th 2 days

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Biggest Offseason Transformations in College Basketball Ahead of 2014-15 Season

Bleacherreport.com  -  Death, taxes and reports of college basketball players getting into the best shape of their lives over the summer.There aren't many things in this world we can count on, but those are three of the big ones.See for yourself. Pick virtually any noteworthy team in the country, do enough searching around the Internet, and you'll inevitably find a story or 20 about a player poised for a huge season be 2 days

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