15 must-watch players on USA TODAY Sports’ preseason men’s college basketball All-America teams

The 2021-22 men’s college basketball season is here. And so are the top-rated players. USA TODAY Sports examines 15 must-watch players with our preseason All-America list. After a COVID-affected 2020-21, this year’s veteran-laden cast of stars...

College basketball predictions: Expert picks for 2022 Final Four and NCAA Tournament champion

It’s been two years since college basketball had a normal opening day. But we are finally back. Hallelujah, praise be to Bill Raftery. A sport that has waited 20 months to hold games under mostly normal...

College basketball odds: Breaking down the teams that can legitimately win the 2022 NCAA Tournament into tiers

As players rolled back to campus across the country in August, I ranked the top college basketball contenders and separated them into tiers to help sort which teams are good — and perhaps not so good —...

College basketball coaches on hot seat: Who might need a good season in 2021-22 to save their job

Last preseason’s Coaches on the Hot Seat column featured the names of five power-conference coaches whose job security seemed iffy, at the time of publication, for one reason or another. Four of them lost their jobs....

Houston basketball recruiting: Five-star PF Jarace Walker picks Cougars over Alabama, Auburn

Getty Images Houston landed its highest-rated commitment of the 247Sports era on Thursday, when five-star power forward Jarace Walker picked the Cougars over Alabama and Auburn. Walker is ranked the No. 13 overall player in the...

Michigan State basketball gets rotation going in 83-60 exhibition win over GVSU

EAST LANSING — Tom Izzo ticked off a short checklist of things he wanted to see from Michigan State basketball in its final exhibition test before things get real. Better rebounding? Check — the Spartans attacked...

High school basketball rankings: Sierra Canyon opens at No. 1 in Preseason MaxPreps Top 25

The high school basketball landscape has experienced unprecedented change over the past decade with an increasing number of prospective college and pro players gravitating toward programs outside the realm of state governing bodies and prep hoops...

NBA DFS: Cade Cunningham and top DraftKings, FanDuel daily Fantasy basketball picks for Nov. 4, 2021

Much of the Utah Jazz’s success this season has been due to the strong play of Donovan Mitchell. The two-time All-Star is day-to-day with an ankle injury and may not be available on Thursday night when...

Best of the Rest: Mid-major college basketball preview, picks, predictions for teams outside power conferences

Over the previous two weeks we’ve thoroughly previewed and predicted what to expect in men’s college basketball’s Major Seven conferences; linked here you will find said previews for the AAC, ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big...

NBA DFS: Stephen Curry and top DraftKings, FanDuel daily Fantasy basketball picks for Nov. 3, 2021

After winning last season’s MVP award, Nikola Jokic is putting forth quite the candidacy to repeat this year. On a per-minute basis, Jokic has increased his points, rebounds, steals and blocks, while also shooting a career-high...