College basketball rankings: Purdue moves up in Top 25 And 1 with showdown vs. Villanova next

If you listen regularly to the Eye On College Basketball Podcast, you might remember that at one point in the preseason, I acknowledged I felt like I probably had Purdue a little underrated. Twelve days into...

College basketball rankings: Seton Hall, BYU crash Top 25 And 1 as Michigan, Oregon plummet

USATSI Kevin Willard guided Seton Hall to four straight NCAA Tournaments from 2016-19, and it would’ve been five straight if a global pandemic hadn’t led to the season being cut short in 2020. In other words,...

College basketball rankings: Duke moves up in first regular-season AP Top 25 poll after win vs. Kentucky

Duke opened its season ranked No. 9 in the AP Top 25 but a three-game winning streak out of the gate highlighted by a win over No. 10 Kentucky has voters already changing their tune. The...

NBA DFS: Anthony Davis and top DraftKings, FanDuel daily Fantasy basketball picks for Nov. 15, 2021

When a quality starter gets hurt, the usual move is to look for a bargain performance from the next man up when making NBA DFS picks. The Atlanta Hawks announced on Sunday night that starting small...

College basketball rankings: Gonzaga holds firm at No. 1 in Top 25 And 1 after win over Texas

CBS Sports Graphic Knee-jerk reactions are a natural thing in sports. Almost all of us are susceptible to them sometimes. The most common one in college basketball after Gonzaga’s season-opening win in which five-star freshman Chet...

Gonzaga’s Drew Timme, the top player in the nation, had his best game to lead the No. 1 Zags over No. 5 Texas

SPOKANE, Wash. — Nearly seven hours before No. 1 Gonzaga handed a no-doubt-about-it 86-74 defeat to No. 5 Texas, the best player in college basketball sauntered into a dead-quiet McCarthey Athletic Center in his go-to pair...

NBA DFS: Paul George and top DraftKings, FanDuel daily Fantasy basketball picks for Nov. 13, 2021

For NBA daily Fantasy players who like to target games with high over-unders, the Saturday NBA DFS slate might be a tough one to play. Clippers vs. Timberwolves (221.5) is the only game on the schedule...

NBA Power Rankings: Red-hot Heat rise to No. 1; Lakers move into top 10; 76ers winning despite key absences

1 Heat You know you’ve had a decent week when you’ve outscored opponents by 19 points per 100 possessions. Miami looks like the class of the Eastern Conference thus far, making three pretty good teams —...

Bracketology: Gonzaga is top overall seed with UCLA, Kansas and Villanova also earning No. 1 seeds

There are only five days left until the start of college basketball season!  With fans back in the stands!  There are also 129 days left until Selection Sunday, which means it’s time for a preseason NCAA...

Top 10 impact freshmen: Ranking college basketball’s best newcomers entering the 2021-22 season

Two of the top-five recruits in the 2020 class a year ago turned pro in favor of playing college basketball. The year before, No. 1 overall recruit James Wiseman played a total of three games for...