Mavericks use all 15 players in win over Rockets; Jason Kidd says it was request of team’s leadership council

Most NBA rotations run nine or 10 men deep. There’s common sense to this. In a perfect world, teams would play only their five best players for the entire game. We just don’t live in a...

Big Ten expert picks 2021-22: Projected order of finish, bold predictions, most overrated and underrated teams

The Big Ten Conference this season looks like it’ll be in the running as one of the best in college basketball. It’s a league stuffed with stars as the likes of Kofi Cockburn, Hunter Dickinson and...

The NBA has three remaining undefeated teams, but which of them will be the last one standing?

Monday night was not kind to the NBA’s best teams through the first week of the season. When games began, we had seven undefeated teams remaining. When games concluded, we had three. The Denver Nuggets, Minnesota...

ACC expert picks 2021-22: Projected order of finish, bold predictions, most overrated and underrated teams

Duke is always among the biggest stories in college basketball— both when the Blue Devils are great and less than great. Some years it’s Zion’s dunks creating viral clips, other years it’s Grayson’s meltdowns. Either way,...

Oklahoma State, Penn State, Clemson among teams falling in NCAA Re-Rank 1-130

There are shakeups in the Big Ten and Big 12 after some significant losses but the top five of this week’s USA TODAY Sports NCAA Re-Rank 1-130 were left unscathed heading into one of the significant...

ESPN’s Dick Vitale ranks Texas basketball among top teams in the nation

With college basketball starting in just under a month, preseason rankings are flying in from all over the place. Texas would typically start the season ranked towards the middle of the pack or lower, but since...

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...

5 Big Ten men’s basketball teams earn AP Top 25 preseason ranking

The dawning of a new era of Penn State basketball is nearly upon us as the Nittany Lions begin building a new identity this season under Micah Shrewsberry. On Monday, we got our first look at...

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...

NCAA close to expanding women’s field to 68 teams

The NCAA women’s basketball tournament is close to expanding its field to 68 teams – equaling the men’s bracket. Both the Division I women’s basketball committee and the oversight committee unanimously voted to approve a proposal...