In a wide-open college basketball season, few teams have truly stood out. So, can just about any team win it all? Not quite. It's time to go through the list of legitimate candidates.
2018 ScheduleAll times ET
- 11/10W 101-67
- 11/12W 103-78
- 11/16W 91-59
- 11/22L 90-84
- 11/23L 66-60
- 11/2418L 89-64
- 11/29W 91-56
- 12/2W 91-88
- 12/57W 67-64
- 12/9W 88-82
- 12/16W 89-73
- 12/18W 83-53
- 12/21W 73-58
- 12/303W 84-78
- 1/4W 94-82
- 1/6L 80-77
- 1/11W 62-53
- 1/13W 90-83
- 1/17W 79-58
- 1/20W 73-71
- 1/25W 80-71
- 1/27W 74-73
- 1/31W 100-72
- 2/3L 78-75
- 2/8L 82-74
- 2/10W 81-67
- 2/1525W 77-70
- 2/22h:mm a z, US/Eastern
- 2/24h:mm a z, US/Eastern
- 3/1h:mm a z, US/Eastern
- Full Schedule
Eleven SEC teams are within striking distance of the tournament, so what's the problem? They're building their résumés and metrics by beating each other, so the committee might value the league differently when selecting the field.
Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting
Under Sean Miller Deandre Ayton is maximizing his enormous potential. Ayton has always possessed the physical tools and a solid basketball IQ. He has worked hard at Zona along with making the adjustments to college basketball. For a freshman big man it's really hard to dominate right away. Since he arrived in the states he was a top ranked player in his class. Would have been top 5 in last years NBA draft. Now he will be a top 3 pick and will be much more prepared.
An Arizona cheerleader yelled into his megaphone while Arizona State's Remy Martin was shooting free throws, leading Pac-12 official Randy McCall to eject the cheerleader midway through the second half of Thursday's game.
Deandre Ayton had 25 points and 16 rebounds, and No. 17 Arizona held off No. 25 Arizona State 77-70 on Thursday night to sweep the season series.
A U.S. District Court judge denied a motion Thursday to dismiss federal criminal charges against former Adidas executives James Gatto and Merl Code and former sports agent Christian Dawkins in the FBI's investigation into college basketball corruption.
Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer
U.S. District Court Judge Lewis A. Kaplan on Thursday denied a motion to dismiss federal criminal charges against three of the 10 men arrested for their alleged roles in the FBI's two-year investigation into college basketball corruption. The trial for former Adidas executives Jim Gatto and Merl Code and former sports agent Christian Dawkins is scheduled to begin Oct. 1.
Have Oklahoma's recent troubles made Trae Young not a sure thing for the Wooden Award? Arizona's Deandre Ayton is among the players who might get another look.
Ayton's rare combination of productivity, NBA-ready physique and upside have him neck-and-neck with Luka Doncic as the top prospect in this year's NBA draft. What questions does Ayton need to answer?
Attorneys for former Adidas executives James Gatto and Merl Code and former sports agent Christian Dawkins are expected to argue in court Thursday that what their clients are accused of doing doesn't constitute a federal crime.
Shouldn't the Spartans take over the top spot after they beat Purdue and after Villanova and Virginia lost? Not so fast. Michigan State's body of work doesn't compare to its elite competition.
Seth Walder ESPN Analytics
Decent-sized upgrades to BPI ratings for Gonzaga, Texas Tech, Nevada and Florida after yesterday. Downgrades for Tennessee and Virginia. Texas A&M moved into top 30, Oklahoma dropped to 31.
Rawle Alkins scored 20 points, Deandre Ayton added 18 and No. 13 Arizona expanded its Pac-12 lead with an 81-67 victory over Southern California on Saturday night.
Seth Walder ESPN Analytics
Following its loss to North Carolina last night, Duke slipped behind Cincinnati in the latest BPI rankings.
While their conference rivals -- including UCLA, which beat them Thursday night -- are coming on strong, the 13th-ranked Wildcats are sliding backward.
Aaron Holiday scored 17 points, Gyorgy Golomon added a career-high 16 and UCLA shot its way past No. 13 Arizona, 82-74 on Thursday night.
Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer
And suddenly UCLA is on the right side of the bubble after winning at Arizona, on the heels of a home win over USC. Bruins could make further headway with a trip to Arizona State this weekend.