Paul Biancardi provides his list of five college basketball teams that could go from good to great next season.
The Wildcats are losing four starters, but a solid recruiting class and plenty of depth should keep them at the top of the Pac-12.
14hAndy Katz and David Purdum
The Westgate SuperBook has Maryland pegged as a 7-1 co-favorite to win the title, along with Kentucky and North Carolina. Kansas is next at 12-1, followed by Iowa State (15-1) and Duke (18-1).
Georgia Bulldogs coach Mark Fox has signed a new five-year deal to remain in Athens. Fox previously had three years remaining on his contract.
Kentucky's men's basketball team was nearly as perfect in the classroom in 2013-14 as it was on the basketball court last season.
Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany is backing away from further discussions about freshman ineligibility.
SMU guard Nic Moore will join the Kansas basketball program to represent the U.S. as the World University Games in South Korea later this summer.
Wake Forest has reinstated Madison Jones from an offseason suspension from all basketball-related activities.
John Calipari will continue to serve as Kentucky head coach, tweeting Tuesday that he has "no interest in the Pelicans."
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In ESPN The Magazine's Pitchers issue, we had an NBA scout break down Frank Kaminsky's game -- and then had ESPN Insiders and Big Frank himself respond.
LSU has the nation's No. 1 incoming freshman in Ben Simmons, and the school is already using his presence to sell tickets.
Rutgers lost its top two scorers, but coach Eddie Jordan has a top-60 freshman coming in. Will that be enough to get the Scarlet Knights out of the Big Ten's basement?
Penn State has been to one NCAA tournament since 2001, but Pat Chambers just recorded his first winning season at the school. Is another step forward coming?
The NCAA's proposed rule changes are a step in the right direction, but how will coaches adjust? Seth Greenberg and Fran Fraschilla have answers.
Two seasons ago, Nebraska appeared in its first NCAA tournament in 16 seasons, but last season was a step back. Where does that leave the Cornhuskers?
The SEC-Big 12 Challenges gets a marquee matchup and UConn gets a "Sterling" new player.
Unlike a year ago, there is no clear-cut No. 1 team for next season. But a few candidates, chiefly Maryland and North Carolina, have the looks of a top team.
Minnesota lost its top two scorers from last season but Richard Pitino underclassmen and impressive recruiting class could have the Gophers in the Big Ten mix.
Michigan was plagued by injuries and couldn't get it going last season. John Beilein and the Wolverines will start fresh with a healthy Caris LeVert.
With three ESPN 100 commitments, including No. 1 overall player Ben Simmons, LSU and coach Johnny Jones find themselves in unfamiliar territory -- with a highly ranked recruiting class.