College basketball’s ‘greatest of all time’ bracket: Final Four breakdown

On March 19, ESPN launched SportsCenter Special: College Basketball’s Greatest of All Time, a 64-player bracket celebrating the best men’s and women’s players ever. ESPN writers and commentators will provide daily roundtables and predictions as the bracket advances through March 31. Here, writers John Gasaway, Myron Medcalf and Joe Lunardi break down the Final Four. Final Four Matchup 1 (9 […]

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Rutgers lands highest-ranked recruit since 2008

Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. Top-50 senior Cliff Omoruyi announced his commitment to Rutgers on Sunday, becoming the Scarlet Knights’ highest-ranked recruit since 2008. Omoruyi chose Rutgers over Arizona State and Auburn. The 6-foot-10 center from Nigeria took multiple visits to Rutgers’ campus during the season, including an official visit toward the end […]

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2021 NCAA Tournament Odds: Virginia the favorite, but several ‘blue blood’ programs not far behind

Since the 2020 NCAA Basketball Tournament was canceled due to the Coronavirus, the Virginia Cavaliers will be in a unique position entering the 2020-21 season. The Wahoos are favored to ‘repeat’ as champions next year after coming on strong over the latter half of this past season. Virginia won its last eight games to close out the campaign, knocking off […]

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College basketball’s ‘greatest of all time’ bracket — South region breakdown

On March 19, ESPN launched “SportsCenter Special: College Basketball’s Greatest of All Time,” a 64-player bracket celebrating the best men’s and women’s players ever. ESPN writers and commentators will provide daily roundtables and predictions as the bracket advances through March 31. Below, writers Joe Lunardi, Heather Dinich and Graham Hays break down the South region. The bracket (1) Christian Laettner […]

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Missing March: Rutgers’ NCAA Tournament drought isn’t officially over, but days as a doormat are

They were one of the last teams to leave the floor in the 2019-20 NCAA basketball season. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights had warmed up on the court at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in preparation for a Big Ten Tournament second-round game against Michigan before an audience consisting almost exclusively of several dozen reporters. Then the coaches and players were informed the […]

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Introducing college basketball’s 64-player greatest of all time bracket

ESPN Insider college basketball contributor First began covering college hoops in 2004 Has written for Basketball Prospectus and the Wall Street Journal Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. Who’s the greatest player in college basketball history? We took […]

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