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Wichita State cracks Kenpom’s early top five for 2017-18

You may have caught wind of my Twitter rant the other day that, if someone wanted to, they could very easily construct a solid...

UIC advances to CBI semifinals with 80-71 win over George Washington

UIC continued its postseason run Monday with an 80-71 over George Washington in the CBI quarterfinals. The Flames led by 17 with 8:14 remaining, but a...

Illinois State blows 18-point lead, gets upset in NIT on last-second...

Illinois State's NIT performance won't quiet the crowd that thinks the Redbirds never belonged in the NCAA Tournament. The top-seeded Redbirds blew an 18-point lead...

Wacky mistake in crunch time allows Northwestern’s historic season to continue

SALT LAKE CITY -- At first, Bryant McIntosh was confused. Maybe Northwestern wasn't actually trailing by a point. Why else would Vanderbilt guard Matthew...

NCAA Tournament Podcast: Final Four picks, sleepers, which 1 seed has...

Newsday's Ari Kramer and I are back with our NCAA Tournament picks. We talked everything from who's going to make the Final Four to...

Villanova and Creighton set for first ever Big East Tournament meeting

Villanova 55, Seton Hall 53 NEW YORK -- Villanova hung on for a narrow 55-53 victory over Seton Hall in Friday's Big East semifinals in...

Illinois fires head coach John Groce

Illinois has fired coach John Groce, the school announced Saturday. After making a late-season push, Illinois lost its final two games, and with it a...

Big East Quarterfinals: Xavier, Seton Hall pull upsets while Nova cruises

BY SHANE DAVIES Xavier 62, Butler 57 NEW YORK -- In a game they desperately needed to win in order to sit comfortably on Selection Sunday,...

Vic Law throws down monstrous alley-oop during 31-0 Northwestern run

Rutgers hasn't had a three-game conference winning streak since the 2005-06 season, and that streak doesn't appear to be ending anytime soon. Northwestern reeled off...

DePaul falls on first day of Big East Tournament; St. John’s...

BY SHANE DAVIES NEW YORK -- The Big East Tournament tipped off on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden with two first-round games that offered varying...