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Ranking the Most Important 'Glue Guys' in College Basketball in 2014-15

Bleacherreport.com  -  Star power is a great asset to a college basketball team, but having too many elite talents can cause its own problems. Sometimes, the most valuable asset to a coach is the kind of player who doesn’t always look good in a box score but does a little of everything to help his team win.The archetypal “glue guy” does the dirty work as a defender while also grabbing key rebounds, ma 9 days

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The 10 NCAA Basketball Programs That Have Declined the Most in the Past Decade

Bleacherreport.com  -  For 10 college basketball teams, things have gone severely downhill since the 2003-04 season. After all, not all programs can be as consistently dominant as their blue-blood counterparts.Just 11 years ago, Georgia Tech played for a national championship. But the Yellow Jackets have a 56-70 record over the past four seasons. Yet that precipitous fall from grace wasn't even enough for the 10 days

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Predicting Who Will Be the 10 Most Hated College Basketball Players in 2014-15

Bleacherreport.com  -  A little bit of hate goes a long way in college basketball.As passionate and devoted that fans can be toward their teams, part of what fuels that commitment is a healthy distaste of a team's rivals and their top players. But certain players elicit a special level of disdain, either because of the way they play or how they operate on the court.Some truly hated players have moved on from college ba 10 days

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Pittsburgh Basketball: The Most Hated Players from the Panthers' Biggest Rivals

Bleacherreport.com  -  Fortunately for the blue-and-gold faithful who pack the Petersen Events Center, they'll never have to see one of the biggest villains in Pitt history again. Tyler Ennis has left Syracuse for the NBA, and Jabari Parker, T.J. Warren and Okaro White are among the other ACC standouts who are pursuing opportunities in the Association.Pitt finished fifth in the ACC in 2013-14, and when it did struggle, 10 days

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USA Basketball vs. Serbia: 2014 FIBA World Cup Final Preview

Bleacherreport.com  -  Heading into the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain, Team USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski—without LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Paul George or Chris Paul at his disposal—was seen as marshaling perhaps his weakest team in over a decade.Eight games and a 32.5-point-average margin of victory later, the Americans enter Sunday’s gold-medal game against Serbia with 10 days

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Michigan State Basketball: Breaking Down Spartans' Top Targets in Class of 2015

Bleacherreport.com  -  Extending offers is the easy part for Michigan State coach Tom Izzo. But getting prospects to sign—the ones he really wants—has been a challenge.In recent years, the veteran Spartans coach has slipped a bit on the recruiting trails, failing to snag big-time talents—such as Cliff Alexander and Jabari Parker—who were thought to be locks for East Lansing.However, Izzo’s 10 days

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Kentucky Basketball: The Most Hated Players from Wildcats' Biggest Rivals

Bleacherreport.com  -  When it comes to Kentucky basketball and rivalry, it's usually a Wildcat player who is hated by opposing fans. However, Big Blue Nation has quite a bit of hate in their hearts when it comes to those who visit Rupp Arena or disrespect the Kentucky name. Whether it's a talented player who continues to one-up Kentucky or a role player who may have said something during an interview, Kentucky fa 11 days

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UNC Basketball: 5 Games That Will Define Tar Heels' Season in 2014-15

Bleacherreport.com  -  UNC basketball has a Final Four trip on its mind for 2014-15, and the road to Indianapolis starts with the regular season. The Tar Heels will have to prove themselves against a daunting schedule if they want to be in position for a shot at the national title.One of the toughest foes Roy Williams’ squad will face is the defending ACC champion: Virginia. The Cavaliers walloped Carolina in Cha 11 days

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