The AP preseason poll is out. Kansas, Kentucky, Gonzaga, Duke and the others in the top 10 are thinking Final Four. Not so fast. Every team has flaws.
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Oscar Tshiebwe, a 6-foot-9 center out of Pennsylvania who averaged 21.3 points and 11.7 rebounds on the Adidas Gauntlet circuit, chose WVU over Kentucky, Baylor and Illinois.
Kansas and Kentucky are loaded. No surprise there. Duke and UNC are in the mix - as usual. But a couple of other contenders just might surprise you.
Increased opportunities will result in increased production from these soon-to-be familiar names.
For some teams, a win in the NCAA tournament would be a significant achievement. For the elite contenders, anything short of a Final Four run would be a disappointment.
The biggest challenge to the Jayhawks' Big 12 reign will come from Kansas State.
ESPN's preseason BPI places a premium on returning production and experience. That's why teams like Marquette and West Virginia check in higher than Duke or Kentucky.
The Grizzlies have signed Jevon Carter, the No. 32 overall pick in this year's draft, to a multiyear deal.
The top programs are looking ahead to their expected recruiting needs for 2019. Here's what they're targeting.
These players, including Duke super freshman Zion Williamson, are coming to a college basketball highlight reel soon.
The latest batch of college stars heard their names called in the NBA draft. Who will replace them at the nation's top programs?
Seth Walder ESPN Analytics
As far as ESPN's draft analytics model is concerned, there was plenty of value to be found in the second round last night. In addition to these, the Mavericks picked up two talented players very late in Ray Spalding (Analytics Rank: 24) and Kostas Antetokounmpo (30).
Seth Walder ESPN Analytics
As Rece Davis just mentioned, our draft model thinks Jevon Carter has an 8% chance to become an all-star caliber player -- very nice value for early in the second round.
Kentucky's late addition of Reid Travis forced us to adjust our 2018-19 rankings. There's no denying that the Stanford graduate transfer puts the Wildcats over the top.
Can Michigan State contend with a team built around Nick Ward? How will Mike Krzyzewski utilize Zion Williamson? Each Top 25 team has a pressing question to answer this summer.
The NBA is becoming a less welcoming place for players like Ethan Happ. The Wisconsin star was told by NBA executives he needs a jump shot to have a chance at the next level.
The 2018-19 picture is coming into clear view after the NBA draft early-entry deadline. The Jayhawks hold firm at the top spot, while Nevada rose higher in the top 10.
While W.Va. Gov. Jim Justice says a tentative sports betting agreement has been reached, the casino industry is saying he "jumped the gun."
The deadline for early entrants to declare for the NBA draft has passed, so it's time to re-evaluate the early top 25 for 2018-19. With so many players testing the waters yet not signing with an agent, it's more art than science.
Villanova reigns as national champion. How does the field stack up for next season? Here's your first look at the best of the best for next season.
Villanova's 3-point party rolled past the pressure of West Virginia to bring the Wildcats to the doorstep of another Final Four two seasons after winning a national championship.
Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer
FINAL: Villanova 90, West Virginia 78 Jalen Brunson goes for 27 points, but Omari Spellman was huge with 18 points and eight rebounds. Key for Villanova in the second half was West Virginia racking up fouls early and ‘Nova taking care of the ball.