UCLA out to redefine college basketball blue blood with ‘Bad Boys’ defensive approach

UCLA guard Johnny Juzang doesn’t see the Bruins as a typical blue-blood college basketball team any longer. He and his teammates can thank the program’s third-year blue-collar coach – Mick Cronin – for reconstructing more of...

College basketball’s Top 100 And 1 players by team: Kansas, Kentucky among those with four players ranked

Our annual list of the Top 100 And 1 players in college basketball is out, and the exhaustive ranking, which fuses the individual rankings of four writers, provides some insights into certain teams for the season...

Ranking the Top 100 And 1 best college basketball players entering the 2021-22 season

College basketball’s offseason has (almost) officially morphed into the 2021-22 college basketball season. We’re now less than two weeks out from competition as the drumbeat to the season-opener slowly beats louder and louder. And now that...

Easiest college basketball schedules 2021-22: Minnesota, Iowa and Rutgers face weakest nonconference slates

Records in college basketball can be deceiving, because unlike in most professional sports leagues where there is minimal deviation in schedule strength, there is great variance to the level of schedule that teams play each season...

Toughest college basketball schedules 2021-22: Alabama, UNC, Gonzaga face difficult nonconference slates

The countdown to college basketball season is going by quickly as teams begin taking the court this weekend for exhibition games in anticipation of opening day on Nov. 9. For some programs, the sense of urgency...

2021-22 CBS Sports college basketball preseason awards: Our player, coach and freshman of the year

We’ve now hit the phase where we must start handing out the big (virtual) hardware. It’s that most cherished of moments: the preseason awards! Here at CBS Sports, we focus on the big three: Player, freshman...

What you need to know about the 2021-22 college basketball season

What you need to know about the 2021-22 college basketball season originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston The 2021-22 men’s college basketball season starts in just a few weeks, and the new season won’t be short...

2021-22 CBS Sports Preseason All-America teams: College basketball’s best and most talented players

We entered last college basketball season with just one CBS Sports All-American from the previous season still in college — Luka Garza. That fact made the Iowa standout the obvious pick to be a first-team Preseason...

Women’s college basketball rankings: South Carolina is No. 1 ahead of UConn, Stanford in preseason AP Top 25

It’s been just over six month since Stanford overcame South Carolina in a thrilling Final Four matchup en route to its third NCAA championship. The Gamecocks, however, grabbed the first win of the 2022 season —...

Preseason AP college basketball poll is out. Where is Ohio State?

You know that college basketball season is just around the corner when the teams and conferences have their media days and when the official preseason polls come out. Well, check, and check. Not only did Ohio...