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.
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A historic NCAA tournament loss doesn't change the fact the Cavaliers were an elite defensive team last season -- and will be one again in 2018-19.
- Battle 4 Atlantis features Virginia, Florida
- UNC-Michigan highlights ACC/Big Ten clashes
- Virginia lands Alabama transfer Braxton Key
- NBA Global Academy grads off to UVa, UNLV
The Tar Heels and Blue Devils are chock-full of NBA talent and Final Four contenders. But there's strength in numbers in the ACC.
Virginia, Florida and Wisconsin headline this November's Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.
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?
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.
Michigan, the 2017-18 national runner-up, will host North Carolina on Nov. 28 as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Other matchups include Michigan State at Louisville and Indiana at Duke on Nov. 27.
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.
Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting
Spoke with ESPN 60 Josh Green. He is on his way to Treviso, Italy for the NBA Global games. On the recruiting front, he mentioned Virginia, Villanova, Arizona, UNC, USC and Michigan as the programs that have been active in his recruitment. He is still open to other programs. Green came over from Australia, plays high school at IMG and travels with West Coast Elite in the offseason. One of the best two way players in the class of 2019.
Alabama forward Braxton Key told ESPN he is transferring to Virginia. He will sit out this season and then have two years of eligibility remaining.
Francisco Caffaro and Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua are the first NBA Global Academy graduates to commit to NCAA schools (Virginia and UNLV, respectively).
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.
Virginia coach Tony Bennett, who guided the Cavaliers to a 31-3 overall record this season, including a 17-1 mark in the ACC, was named AP men's coach of the year.
Jeff Goodman & Rece Davis look back on a crazy first weekend of the Tournament (1:08), look ahead to the regional semis (23:16), examine some coaching moves (31:52) and more. Plus, "Talk Nerdy To Me" shares analytical perspectives on what to expect moving forward (26:35).
The Charlotte 49ers have hired Virginia associate head coach Ron Sanchez as their new coach.
The Tar Heels' and Spartans' losses Sunday mean four of the Tournament Challenge's top-seven picks to win the tourney have been eliminated.
Sure, it could happen. A No. 16 could beat a No. 1. But would it ever really, actually, truly happen? Yes, it finally did. No. 16 UMBC beat No. 1 Virginia in the most improbable, do-you-believe-that-just-happened upset in NCAA tournament history.
Virginia had been the most popular pick to win it all (18.5 percent), leaving Villanova (16.3), Duke (9.8) and Michigan State (8.6) as crowd favorites.
A No. 1 seed finally lost to a No. 16, with UMBC blowing out top overall seed Virginia and redefining NCAA tournament Cinderellas.
Virginia coach Tony Bennett, whose Cavaliers became the first No. 1 seed to fall to a No. 16 in NCAA tournament history, said his team was simply outmatched.
What just happened? UMBC did everything right, particularly on offense, while the Cavaliers had their second-worst scoring night of the season.