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April 04, 2016

VILLANOVA

A PERFECT-WORLD NCAA tournament bracket for Villanova would have kept the Wildcats in Philadelphia as the No. 1 seed in the East region ...

Nov. 09, 2015

PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

COMPILED BY Luke Winn

THE FAVORITES. Kyle Wiltjer 6'10" senior forward, Gonzaga. SI forecasts that Wiltjer will lead the nation in scoring (21.0 points per game) and ...

Nov. 18, 2013

1 LOUISVILLE

The most scoring-friendly rule changes of college hoops' modern era could have a profound effect on the defending champs. Hand- and ...

Feb. 02, 2009

Prized Fighter

Wake Forest forward James Johnson, a kickboxer and a former world champ in karate, has helped turn the Demon Deacons into a title contender with his fearlessness and athleticism

Nov. 22, 2004

5 Syracuse

Do-it-all guard Gerry McNamara will do less, which means the Orange may do even better

March 06, 2013

METRICS SYSTEM

In a tournament in which the champion must win six (or seven) single-elimination games, there's plenty of room for randomness. These three ...

Nov. 22, 2010

16 PURDUE Boilermakers

A big man's return has been tempered by the loss—again—of a star forward HE HAS a history of staying. When JaJuan Johnson was playing at ...

Nov. 23, 2009

1 Kansas Jayhawks

The recruiting classes of 2006 and '07 brought forth a bumper crop of point guards: Nine—Ty Lawson, Javaris Crittenton, Mike Conley Jr., D.J. ...

Nov. 12, 2012

5 N.C. STATE

Despite the balanced nature of N.C. State's offense—all five starters averaged in double figures in 2011--12—there is one player who is ...

June 09, 2008

The Alaska Pipeline

A rugged, no-frills league in the Last Frontier State has funneled almost 400 college players to the majors and kept fans in Fairbanks up late each June with its quirky Midnight Sun Game

Jan. 16, 2006

The Big Beast

After just a week of conference play the new Big East has proved that no league in the country is stronger top to bottom

March 13, 2006

Big Baby Steps

Nimble and ebullient sophomore Glen (Big Baby) Davis may keep No. 18 LSU dancing deep into the NCAA tournament--but that would hardly be his most impressive feat

Nov. 23, 2009

3 Villanova Wildcats

In April 2008 Villanova coach Jay Wright went to an AAU tournament to scout Talib Zanna, a 6'9" forward from Nigeria. Wright's Wildcats were ...

March 17, 2014

The McBucket List 3,000

MORE THAN 3,000 POINTS NOW, and in how many ways? McBuckets' bucket list is long and diversified. They've come on threes and post ...

Jan. 24, 2011

THE GIFT OF GRAB

Kenneth Faried owns the glass like no other player in the country, and he does it in obscurity. It's a nice little story, but only the start of his ...

March 12, 2012

FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE

The system developed by Dick Bennett two decades ago has his son Tony's Virginia team on the brink of its first NCAA tournament bid in five ...

Feb. 10, 2014

A SECOND- CHANCE POINT

IN PRACTICE, a decade ago, the Mayor would match up with Spree. They were shooting guards for the Timberwolves and they were ...

March 19, 2012

BRUIN UP ANOTHER STORM

Belmont is back in the NCAA tournament, but this time the Bruins have a potent team that's poised for more than just 15 minutes of fame.