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...

College basketball commentator Dick Vitale reveals he has lymphoma, will undergo six months of chemotherapy

USATSI College basketball commentator Dick Vitale, a Naismith Memorial Hall of Famer who for the last four decades has served as an ESPN personality, revealed on Monday that he has been diagnosed with lymphoma, a rare...

College basketball rankings: Gonzaga No. 1 in preseason AP Top 25 poll ahead of No. 2 UCLA, No. 3 Kansas

USATSI With only a few weeks until the start of the college basketball season, the preseason AP Top 25 was released on Monday with a familiar face sitting atop the rankings. The Gonzaga Bulldogs earned 55...

College basketball rankings: The most underrated and overrated teams in the preseason AP Top 25 poll

Gonzaga is No. 1 in the college basketball preseason AP Top 25 rankings released Monday. Virginia is No. 25. In between, there are 23 teams that comprise the full poll, and I won’t sugarcoat it: I’ve...

Ranking the top 15 early-season college basketball tournaments and multi-team events in 2021

USATSI College basketball season is just around the corner, and with it comes a plethora of multi-team events and early-season tournaments that will provide some of the season’s more unique nonconference matchups. A year after the...