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Bubble Watch 2021: Is Duke done?

ESPN Insider college basketball contributor First began covering college hoops in 2004 Has written for Basketball Prospectus and the Wall Street Journal This season, we’ve become accustomed to many strange things: no fans or very few in arenas; games being cancelled; and championships being awarded in leagues where teams played very different numbers of games. […]

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Arizona hoops accused of five Level I violations

Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia The NCAA has charged Arizona with five Level I rules violation allegations, including two alleged instances of academic misconduct within the men’s basketball program, according to a notice of allegations the university released to ESPN on Friday through […]

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Villanova’s Gillespie (MCL) likely out for season

Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. Villanova guard Collin Gillespie has suffered a torn MCL in his left knee and is expected to miss the rest of the men’s basketball season, the school announced Thursday. Gillespie left Wednesday’s game against Creighton with 6 minutes, 38 seconds remaining in the […]

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Jim Boeheim continues beef with Syracuse reporter by mocking his height

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim criticized a reporter during his post-game press conference Wednesday night. Boeheim, coming off a 64-54 win over Clemson, was asked a harmless question by The Athletic’s Matthew Gutierrez about the defensive development of players Quincy Guerrier and Alan Griffin. Boeheim started with a typical response, and then delved into insults. Here is the exchange: Gutierrez: […]

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Bubble Watch 2021: Indiana slumping in bid to make the cut

ESPN Insider college basketball contributor First began covering college hoops in 2004 Has written for Basketball Prospectus and the Wall Street Journal Indiana won the second of its five national championship banners in 1953, when coach Branch McCracken guided a team headed by Don Schlundt to a one-point victory over Kansas in the title game. […]