Archive for October, 2014

Conner Frankamp Transferring from Kansas: Latest Details, Analysis and Reaction

Posted by Brian Mazique on October 31 2014 Add Comments
Sophomore guard Conner Frankamp has decided to transfer from Kansas University, per Gary Bedore of Frankamp appeared to be dissatisfied with his minutes last season and his chances of earning more playing time in the upcoming season, per The Kansas City Star's Rustin Dodd. Thus he has made the decision to continue his collegiate basketball career elsewhere. Head coach Bill Self had this to say about Frankamp, per Bedore: “This was disappointing news to us. Conner is a ...

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

Posted by Kerry Miller on October 31 2014 Add Comments
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 ago, there were no surprises in the top ...

2014 AP Preseason Basketball Poll Released

Posted by Brian Mazique on October 31 2014 Add Comments
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 5-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-Stein, head coach John Calipari's squad is loaded again. The Wildcats received 52 of the 65 first-place votes among pollsters. Just behind ...

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

Posted by Bobby Reagan on October 31 2014 Add Comments
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 team has at least one question that has to be answered during the season. For this season, a deep, loaded roster is arguably the biggest question mark ...

Ranking the Nation’s Top 20 Point Guards for 2014-15 NCAA Basketball Season

Posted by C.J. Moore on October 30 2014 Add Comments
It's time get acclimated with the best players in college basketball. For the second straight year, I will be ranking the top 20 players at each position as well as the top 100 players in college basketball.  This is a process that I take great pride in. It's not just who scored the most points or who's the best NBA prospect. I spent the summer months watching film on every candidate, studying their advanced numbers, the ...

Pac-12 Basketball: Preview and Predictions for 2014-15 Season

Posted by Brian Pedersen on October 30 2014 Add Comments
A year after sending six teams to the NCAA tournament, including three to the Sweet 16 and one just short of the Final Four, the Pac-12 Conference faces an uncertain season in 2014-15. There's no uncertainty at the top, with defending regular-season champ Arizona somehow reloading despite losing two key starters early to the NBA draft. Beyond the Wildcats, though, question marks abound. Read on for our preview of how the Pac-12 looks for the 2014-15 season.Begin ...

NCAA Basketball Teams that Have Changed Significantly During the 2014 Offseason

Posted by Kerry Miller on October 30 2014 Add Comments
Not a single college basketball game has been played in more than 200 days, but there are at least 10 teams that have changed significantly since our early expectations formed in April. For many of us, our relationship with our favorite college basketball team is like that of a marriage. In sickness and in health. Forsaking all others. Til death do us part. Today, though, we're focusing on the "for better or for worse" portion of our ...

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

Posted by Scott Polacek on October 30 2014 Add Comments
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 with ...

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

Posted by Kyle Newport on October 30 2014 Add Comments
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 Talk]Read more College Basketball news on

Fordham Basketball: Top 5 Nonconference Games in 2014

Posted by Charles Costello on October 30 2014 Add Comments
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 a season in which it sent six teams to ...