To return to the NCAA tournament, a team needs contributions from both returning players and incoming recruits. Here's a look at VCU and its chances of dancing again in 2016. Quick references: 2014-15 roster 2015 recruiting Possible 2015-16 starting five G: JeQuan Lewis G: Melvin Johnson F: Jordan Burgess F: Terry Larrier C: Mo Alie-Cox Who is lost: VCU got an early look at life without Briante Weber, and what it learned is that even beyond his ability to make things happen on the defensive end and create plays in the open floor, it was his overall energy level that was hardest to replace.
about 38 days ago | Adam Finkelstein | NCB On The Trail
Conference realignment was supposed to mean the death of mid-majors as perennial mid-major powerhouses such as Xavier, Utah, Butler, Memphis, Temple, Creighton, SMU, and others moved up to high-major conferences.
about 137 days ago | Adam Finkelstein | NCB On The Trail
Now that the class rankings have expanded, everyone knows that Kentucky shot up to the No. 1 spot, that Arizona continues to reload out West, and that Syracuse didn't fail to bring in athletes for its 2-3 zone defense.
about 145 days ago | Paul Biancardi | NCB On The Trail
Over the past few years, college basketball's early signing period has clearly taken precedence over the spring period. Nearly every committed player signs his letter of intent during the fall period, while several available top-100 prospects usually make their decisions within the seven-day stretch.
about 158 days ago | Jeff Borzello | NCB On The Trail
With the early signing period and the college basketball season around the corner, things are quieting down on the recruiting circuit. With that said, there were several recruiting storylines that developed this offseason.
about 173 days ago | Jeff Borzello | NCB On The Trail
Last weekend, Kentucky had about 90 NBA scouts on its campus for a practice that was televised on ESPNU -- yet this weekend will feature an even bigger event for the Wildcats. Friday brings Big Blue Madness to Lexington, where the Kentucky faithful will pack Rupp Arena for their first look at the 2014-15 edition of the Wildcats, the likely preseason No.
about 192 days ago | Jeff Borzello | NCB On The Trail
Suwanee, GA -- Bracket and tournament play are in full effect at the Under Armour Association Finals. These teams are starting to separate themselves from the pack as they get closer to the championship.
about 283 days ago | Reggie Rankin | NCB On The Trail