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Debate!: Who you got? Lute Olson or Jim Calhoun

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In 2008, Lute Olson retired from coaching at the ripe old age of 74, having spent the past 25 years taking Arizona from a West Coast afterthought and turning them into a national championship program that was a mainstay in the top 25 through the majority of his tenure. Just four years later, Jim Calhoun [more]

Kentucky and North Carolina could make NBA draft history Thursday night

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Kentucky and North Carolina are poised to make history at Thursday night’s NBA draft. Both teams will likely see four players selected in the first round, marking the first time since the NBA debuted its two-round format in 1989 that two teams have accounted for eight of the total picks in the first round. The [more]

Comparing Kentucky to other champs who replaced everything

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Now the all five of Kentucky’s underclassmen stars are officially headed to the NBA (along with senior Darius Miller), it’s time to marvel at the production coach John Calipari must now replace. Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Terrence Jones, Doron Lamb, Marquis Teague and Miller represented93 percent of the Wildcats’ scoring, 94 percent of their rebounds, [more]

Kansas’ Bill Self thinks Jeff Withey is 2nd-best shotblocker in country

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One year ago, Jeff Withey was a rarely utilized seven-footer who averaged close to two points in six minutes per game. Excuse me for sounding like a nostalgic grandparent for a moment, but they grow up so fast, don’t they? Withey was integral in Kansas’ 64-62 win over Ohio State on Saturday night in New [more]

Seven stereotypes that explain why Syracuse is so elite

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Last week I had the pleasure of seeing the No. 1 team in the country up close and personal. It may have only been two games, but to watch this team from the baseline, to listen to coach Jim Boeheim speak after the game, and to see what fuels this team left no doubt in [more]