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7 Teams to Win the NCAA Tournament Without a Loss
Seven teams in Division I history have won a national championship without suffering a single defeat. Here's a look at those teams, from the San Francisco Dons of 1956 to Bob Knight's 1976 Indiana Hoosiers.
Biggest Differences Between NCAA and NBA...
They hang the hoops at the same height... but that might be the only thing the NBA and NCAA do exactly the same way. Here's a brief rundown of the key differences between pro and college ball.
NCAA Tournament Bracket Breakdown
Your guide's predictions for the 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket, from the First Four to the Final Four
What is a Double-Double in Basketball?
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How the NBA Playoffs Work
How the NBA Playoffs work: playoff seeding, home court advantage, series formats and home-court advantage and more
How to Run Your Own NCAA Tournament Pool
Don't even think about handing out photocopies of the brackets... save some trees -- and a whole lot of trouble -- by running your tournament online. Page 3.
The Bird Exception and How the NBA's Salary Cap...
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Where the Final Four Takes Place Through 2016
College basketball's biggest game demands the biggest stage... like a 100,000-seat NFL stadium. The venues are set for the Final Four through 2016, a list that reads includes most of the new or newly-renovated home fields of the National Football League.
Stephen Curry
An In-Depth Profile of Stephen Curry.
Isolation Play
The isolation is the simplest play in basketball and, very often, the most effective.
11 College Basketball Coaches Who Just Know How...
The giants of the game -- Division I college basketball's all-time winningest coaches.
What is a Charging Foul in Basketball?
The charging violation is one of the most difficult fouls to call in basketball. As such, it is often the most controversial as well.
Everything You Need to Know About the NBA's...
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New NCAA Tournament Format Means Less Time for...
The expansion of the NCAA Tournament to 68 teams means fans will have less time between Selection Sunday and the start of March Madness. Better get those brackets filled out quickly!
Which Seeds Tend to Fare Best During March...
Can you use seeds to predict which teams will excel in the NCAA Tournament? Here's a tip -- the higher-seeded teams win more often.
What Conference Had the Most NCAA Tournament...
With eleven member schools reaching the NCAA Tournament in 2011, the Big East has set a new record for most schools from a single conference in March Madness.
How to Play Fantasy Basketball
An introduction to fantasy basketball - league setup information, rosters and positions, trades and free agents and fantasy basketball statistics
The Winningest Active Coaches in College Hoops
The Top 20 Winningest Active NCAA Head Coaches
How to Play Basketball If You're Short
We’ve all been there. The shortest guy on the court. Or at least too short to snatch rebounds from the
What Does 'One and Done' Mean in Basketball?
The NBA's rule prohibiting high school seniors from entering the draft has given rise to a new class of college player.
Back-to-Back
: In NBA terms, "back-to-back" is a term used to describe a stretch of schedule when a team plays two
What Point Shaving Means in Basketball and Why...
Point Shaving is the (highly illegal) act of purposefully holding down the score of a sporting event, in order to impact who will win bets against a point spread.
Coaches with Multiple National Championships
With North Carolina's win over Michigan State, Roy Williams ties his mentor, Dean Smith, with two national championships... and joins a select list of coaches with multiple titles.
Top Coaches in NBA History
Don Nelson, Lenny Wilkens and Pat Riley top the list of the NBA's all-time winningest coaches.
What is a technical foul?
In basketball, a technical foul can be called for any one of a number of infractions not directly related to game play, such as fighting or arguing with officials.
Revenue Sharing and North America's Major Pro...
The NFL's revenue-sharing model is universally lauded as the reason pro football continues to thrive in tiny markets. Page 2.
The WNBA, the NBA, and Why We Compare the Two
An open letter to WNBA player Olympia Scott, in response to her post about unfair comparisons between the WNBA and NBA
Kansas Jayhawks
Kansas Jayhawks - Background information and quick facts on the Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team.
NCAA Division I Champions
Of the over 300 schools playing Division I basketball, just 35 have won the NCAA Tournament. Here's a list of the few, the proud, the NCAA Tournament champions.
Basketball Contests That Will Add Life to your...
Here are a series of basketball contests you can run to add energy and enthusiasm to any practice and have fun while you are at it.
Highest Paid Coaches in Basketball
How much to college basketball coaches make? Quite a bit. John Calipari's new deal at Kentucky will be worth approximately $4 million a year -- and that's before you factor in incentives, summer camps, and a fat endorsement deal from a shoe company. Here's a look at the salaries of some of college basketball's highest-paid coaches.
NCAA Champions and Final Four Teams 1964 - 1984
A complete list of NCAA Champions and Final Four teams, 1964-1984.
How To Improve Your Basketball Game and Be Your...
This article addresses how the everyday player can improve his/her basketball game and be their best.
The NBA Age Limit
The NBA's most recent collective bargaining agreement prevents players from entering the draft right out of high school.
Olympic Basketball vs. the NBA
The rules that govern play in international basketball competition and the familiar NBA rule book have more in common than in years past. But there are several key differences you'll want to know about before watching the Olympics or any international tournament.
Walk is a Walk-On in College Basketball?
: In college basketball "walk-on" refers to a player who is on the team, but does not get one of the
Individual Dribbling Drills That Teach Ball...
There are numerous drills you can do on your own or with a friend to become a better dribbler. Learn more with this illustrated tutorial.
Why Standing Reach Matters for a Basketball...
: One of the "measureables" associated with basketball players is "standing reach" -- the measure of
About the NCAA Tournament
An introduction to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament -- the largest, most elaborate and, arguably, the best postseason event on the American sports calendar.
LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant: Who Should Be...
LeBron James is jealous of Kevin Durant, but shouldn't it be the other way around?
What is the Ted Stepien Rule in NBA?
NBA rules forbid teams from trading their first-round draft pick in successive seasons. That prohibition is generally known as the Ted Stepian Rule.
Most Wins in Division I History
Find out the most successful programs in men's Division I college basketball history - ranked by number of wins - through the 2008-09 season.
Most Valuable Player
About the NBA's Most Valuable Player award
Assist
Assist is a statistic in basketball used to give credit to the player who
Mike Krzyzewski
Mike Krzyzewski Profile: Career history, accomplishments and biography of Duke's Mike
Fantasy Basketball 101: Fantasy Basketball Advice
A few words of advice for fantasy basketball players preparing for that all-important rite of the fall: draft day.
How To Form Your Own Summer Basketball League
Here are the key steps in forming a basketball league on your neighborhood court.
An unconventional, chaotic half-court pressing...
Chaos Here's where the 'Chase' defense becomes chaotic to the offense. If the pass is not stolen, defenders
Kentucky Wildcats Fact Sheet
Kentucky Wildcats - Background information and quick facts on Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball
Brick
Brick -- basketball slang for a particularly grace-less jump shot.
Are NCAA Tournament Pools Legal?
According to FBI estimates, over $2.4 billion dollars changes hands annually - mostly in tens and twenties - in NCAA Tournament pools. Is any of this legal?
NBA Sexcapades: Affairs and other Off-Court...
The NBA: Where tawdry happens. Looking at some of the league's legendary off-court affairs -- from Tony
How to Learn to Shoot, Dribble, and Pass with...
Learn to use both your right and left hand in basketball. Here are some simple ways to learn to take what the defense gives you.
How to Become an Expert Dribbler
One of the basic skills that basketball players of all ages need to continually practice is ball handling. This is especially true of younger players.
Jim Boeheim
Jim Boeheim Profile - Career history, accomplishments and biography of legendary Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim
All the NCAA Champs and Final Four Teams from...
A complete list of NCAA Champions and Final Four teams, from the 1985 Villanova Wildcats to the 2011 Connecticut Huskies.
LeBron Giving Up #23 to Honor Michael Jordan
LeBron James announced he'll give up his uniform number to honor Michael Jordan, and he wants other NBA players who wear MJ's 23 to do the same.
"Poison Pill" Contract
A poison pill contract is an offer to a restricted free agent specially structured to make it difficult for the player's original team to match.
Team USA and Olympic Basketball History
The history of basketball at the Olympic Games, from its humble start at the Berlin Games to the preparations for London 2012.
Division I Single-Game Records
Some of the greatest individual performances in NCAA basketball history, captured in the record book, and on this very page.
John Calipari
About John Calipari - Head Coach of the Kentucky Wildcats
Which of These 2 Phenoms Will Have a Better...
Comparing superstar prospects Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins.
Bill Self
Bill Self Profile - Career history, accomplishments and profile of Bill Self, coach of the 2008 NCAA men's basketball champion Kansas Jayhawks
What is Rotisserie?
Rotisserie is a scoring system common to many fantasy sports leagues, particularly baseball and basketball.
Worst Starts in NBA History
The 2009-10 Nets have set a new record for futility, opening the season with an 18-game (and counting) losing streak.
In the Zone
An introduction to some of the zone defenses used in college basketball.
What Is Flopping in Basketball?
Flopping - the act of pretending a foul has been committed in the hopes of fooling an official into blowing the whistle.
First Four
: Starting with the 2011 tournament, 68 teams will be invited to participate in March Madness - up from
Redshirt
A redshirt is a player who sits out an entire season of his or her sport in order to preserve a year's worth of eligibility.
Vanessa Williams
A look at some of the most famous wives and girlfriends of NBA players, including Eva Longoria Parker, Adriana Lima and Tyra Banks. Page 15.
About the NIT
Once upon a time, the NIT was the premier event on the college basketball calendar. Now, at it's best it's considered an undercard to March Madness. Here's a look at the National Invitation Tournament, past, present and future.
Rebounds: Wilt Chamberlain
Wilt Chamberlain attracts a crowd at the 1997 NBA All-Star game. Page 2.
Metta World Peace (aka Ron Artest)
Outlining the playing career of Metta World Peace(aka Ron Artest).
Luxury Tax
The luxury tax is a charge paid by NBA teams with payrolls that exceed the league's salary cap by a certain, pre-set level.
Juco
: Short for "junior college," juco typically refers to players who play at a two-year school initially,
What is a Point Spread?
Given that a matchup of real equals in any sporting event is exceedingly rare, sports books create a point spread to handicap the superior team.
Tyra Banks
A look at some of the most famous wives and girlfriends of NBA players, including Eva Longoria Parker, Adriana Lima and Tyra Banks. Page 14.
Hope Dworaczyk
A look at some of the most famous wives and girlfriends of NBA players, including Playboy 3-d Playmate Hope Dworaczyk. Page 12.
Indiana Hoosiers Fact Sheet
Indiana Hoosiers - background information and quick facts on Indiana men's basketball
How To Play Good Individual Defense
How to play good individual Defense and make the team with hustle and determination
Play-in Game
In the 1990s, the NCAA Tournament included so-called play-in games, which would feature teams playing for the right to advance to the field of 64.
NBA Champions and Finals MVPs
The champions of basketball, from 1947 to today.
The Top Women's Coaches in College Hoops
The giants of the game -- Division I women's college basketball's all-time winningest coaches.
Basketball Games and Equipment for Younger...
There are many basketball drills and equipment for younger children. Here are a few.
Sweet Sixteen
: In NCAA Tournament lingo, the "Sweet Sixteen" can refer to either the last sixteen teams remaining
Commissioner Adam Silver on Tanking: Who Is He...
Commissioner Adam Silver doesn't believe tanking is a problem in the NBA.
How To Improve Your One on One Dribbling Skills...
Here are some key exercises to help you improve your ability to protect the basketball.
Kevin Durant
Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant is the league's top scorer, and arguably the best basketball player in the world today.
Top 5 Centers in Houston Rockets’ History
Ranking the top 5 centers in Houston Rockets' History.
How To Become a Good Shooter: Drills and...
How To Become a Good Jump Shooter With Practice and Talent
How to Dunk
The simplest exercise that will build your vertical leaping ability: sprinting. Page 7.
The Coaches of Team USA
From the amateur teams of the 30s, 40s and 50s to the Dream Team and Redeem Team -- the men who have coached America's Olympic men's basketball teams, from 1936 through today.
Hard Cap
: The NBA has an official cap on salaries... but that "cap" is more like a suggestion. There are a wide
LeBron James Is Happy to be Home
LeBron James decides to leave the Miami Heat and return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Ball Don't Lie
Just over a minute after entering the Knicks' game against the Phoenix Suns on December 2, Wallace delivered
The Big Ten Conference
An introduction to the teams and history of the Big Ten Conference, home of Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue, Northwestern, Minnesota, Illinois, Ohio State, Iowa and Penn State.
Holiday Gifts for Basketball Fans
Holiday gift ideas for all the basketball fans on your list...
How to Win Your NCAA Tournament Pool
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Simple Drills to Perfect Your Shooting Style
How To Do Simple Drills To Develop A Good Shooting Touch
NBA All-Time Leading Scorers
Kobe Bryant reached the 30,000 point plateau on December 5, 2012 - the youngest player in NBA history to do so. But he's got a long way to go before he catches the league's all-time leading scorer.
Best Winning Percentage in Division I History
The best winning percentages in college basketball history -- the University of Kentucky heads an impressive list.
NBA Wives and Girlfriends
A look at some of the most famous wives and girlfriends of NBA players, including Eva Longoria Parker, Adriana Lima and Tyra Banks
The Big 12
An introduction to the teams and history of the Big 12 Conference, home of Baylor, Colorado, Iowa State, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and the 2008 National Champion Kansas Jayhawks.
Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union. Basketball. Page 11.
Will David Blatt Survive in Cleveland?
David Blatt is under a ton of pressure now that the Cleveland Cavaliers have both LeBron James and Kevin Love.
Monica
A look at some of the most famous wives and girlfriends of NBA players, including Eva Longoria Parker, Adriana Lima and Tyra Banks. Page 13.
The NBA in Las Vegas?
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ACC All-Time Leading Scorers
Duke's J.J. Redick is the ACC's all-time leading scorer, but Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough is gaining fast. Here's a look at Hansbrough's progress and the rest of the ACC's all-time leading scorer list.
Adriana Lima
A look at some of the most famous wives and girlfriends of NBA players, including Eva Longoria Parker, Adriana Lima and Tyra Banks. Page 10.
Scouting Future Opponents Made Easy
How to simplify scouting techniques to help you prepare better for upcoming games.
How to Practice Basketball Using Your...
Use your imagination and visualizing to develop basketball skills.
Site and Venue Information for the 2014 NCAA...
Want to attend the 2014 NCAA Tournament? The Final Four will be played at Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Basketball Association of America (BAA)
Founded in 1947, the Basketball Association of America was a precursor to today's NBA. Six current NBA teams - including the Lakers and Celtics - got their starts as members of the BAA.
What is a snake draft?
: The so-called "snake" draft is the most common form of draft used in fantasy basketball leagues. Teams
UCLA's Ben Howland
UCLA coach Ben Howland cheers on his team during the Bruins' win over Western Kentucky. Page 10.
Vertical Jump
: One of the "measureables" associated with basketball players is "vertical leap" -- sometimes called
Hall of Famers
Some of the NCAA's top coaches have already received basketball's highest honor -- a place in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Summer Basketball , "A Personal Narrative"
How to improve your basketball skills in the summer.
NBA/Adidas BIG COLOR Uniforms
The NBA and Adidas will celebrate Christmas with a new line of monochromatic uniforms, the "BIG COLOR"
Fantasy Basketball 101: Understanding...
Understanding Percentage Stats Putting together a winning fantasy basketball team is a lot easier if you understand how the statistics are compiled. For most statistical categories - points, rebounds, blocks, steals - that's simple: add 'em up. But for the percentage stats - most commonly field goal percentage and free throw percentage - it's not that easy.
Airball
An airball is a shot that misses... everything. The hoop, the rim, the backboard... the shot clock.
Worst Losing Streaks in NBA History
The 2010-11 season has been tough on Cleveland Cavaliers fans -- first they watched LeBron James take his talents to South Beach... then the Cavs set a new NBA mark for futility, losing 24 consecutive games - and counting.
Was Doc Rivers Smart to Acquire Son?
Was Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers smart to trade for his son Austin Rivers?
UCLA Bruins Fact Sheet
UCLA Bruins - Background information and quick facts on UCLA Bruins men's basketball
Team Dribbling Games for Basketball Skills
Group and team dribbling games that build skills and are fun. Learn to improve your confidence and become a better basketball player.
Defensive Efficiency
Defensive Efficiency is a statistic that measures the number of points an NBA team allows per 100 possessions.
North Carolina Tar Heels Fact Sheet
North Carolina Tar Heels - Background information and quick facts on North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball
Helms Foundation Champions
Before the National Invitation Tournament and NCAA Tournament were created, the Helms Athletic Association named college basketball's closed thing to a national champion.
Alley Oop
An acrobatic play that ends in a mid-air slam dunk.
Academic Progress Rate (APR)
The Academic Progress Rate is a metric created by the NCAA to quantify how much progress member institutions make in moving student-athletes towards graduation.
Three Player Shooting Drills and Workout for...
Three player shooting can keep players shoot on the move, work on passing, catching, and shooting technique.
How Well Do You Know Russell Westbrook?
An In-Depth Profile of Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook.
Basketball Practice Planning
Using Basketball work stations in practice can help small numbers of players practice and reinforce skills and become better players.
Letter of Intent
A letter of intent is a formal agreement that binds a given player to a given school.
Medical Redshirt
: A medical redshirt is a student who misses an entire year of competition due to injury and is granted
How To Raise Money For Your Basketball Program...
Playing and coaching basketball also requires methods of funding it. Here are some tips on how to raise the money needed to keep the basketball team going! Page 2.
Maria Sharapova
A look at some of the most famous wives and girlfriends of NBA players, including Eva Longoria Parker, Adriana Lima and Tyra Banks. Page 3.
What is Pace?
Pace is a statistic describing how fast a basketball team tends to play, as measured by the number of possessions in each game they play.
Basketball's Two-Sport Stars
For some incredibly gifted ballplayers, an NCAA basketball season just isn't enough of an athletic outlet. Here's a look at some players who have played basketball and at least one other sport at the highest collegiate level.
How To Organize Good Practice Plans
Good practice planning in basketball is like planning a lesson in school. Be organized, structured, introduce skills, and integrate them into team play.
How to Beat Zone Presses the Simple Way
How To Beat Basketball Zone Presses
Billy Gillispie
Billy Gillispie Profile: Career record and accomplishments of Billy Gillispie, head coach of the University of Kentucky Wildcats
Rucker Park - The Yankee Stadium of Streetball
Profile of New York's Holcombe Rucker Basketball Courts -- also known as Rucker Park -- a playground that has hosted most of basketball's biggest names of the last 40 years including Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Erving, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Allen Iverson and Kobe Bryant.
Beating Zone Defenses
Beat Zone Defenses with simple rules
Least-Likely Final Four Ever?
Ranked by average seed, the 2011 Final Four - which features VCU, Butler, Kentucky and Connecticut - is the least-likely group to reach the NCAA Tournament's final weekend since the NCAA began seeding teams.
Trade Kicker
: A trade kicker -- more properly called a "trade bonus" -- is a clause that increases a player's salary

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