The 12 teams that can really win it all this year
In a wide-open college basketball season, few teams have truly stood out. So, can just about any team win it all? Not quite. It's time to go through the list of legitimate candidates.
Bubble Watch: Pac-12 and Oklahoma are living dangerously
The Pac-12 could get as many as six teams or as few as two into the tournament depending on how the likes of UCLA, Utah and Washington finish. Oklahoma, meanwhile, is mired in a six-game losing streak.
Lunardi details what Sooners need to do to make tourney.
ESPN Bracketology expert Joe Lunardi explains why Oklahoma needs to win two of their last three regular season games to feel comfortable about their chances to make the NCAA tournament.
Bracketology: The return of Kansas
Just when it looked like Kansas' stronghold on the Big 12 was over, the Jayhawks are tied for first heading into a rematch with Oklahoma. Perhaps more importantly, Kansas is up to a No. 1 seed, too.
Bracketology: Night of upsets reshape the bracket
Thursday saw four ranked teams get upset by unranked opponents. For Purdue, the loss could cost them a No. 1 seed.
Bubble Watch: Struggling to survive in a rugged Big 12
In a league as competitive as the Big 12, opportunities abound for quality wins. The problem, as Texas and Oklahoma are learning in recent weeks, is winning those games. Will the Longhorns or Sooners end their losing streaks this weekend?
Bracketology: Losses don't impact No. 1
Villanova has lost two of three. That's still not enough to move the Wildcats off a No. 1 seed.
Giant Killers: Which underdogs could become tournament stars?
What do Giant Killers need in March to knock off a tournament favorite? A star performance can make a big difference. Saint Mary's Jock Landale leads our candidates to become NCAA tournament stars.
Bubble Watch: Let's hand out some locks
The NCAA tournament selection committee released its initial top 16 seeds this weekend, which gave Bubble Watch a chance to clear a few teams off the bubble and into lock status.
Bracketology: Chaos reigns, but change doesn't
Some big names went down over a wild, wild few days. So, it's time for new No. 1 seeds and massive movement? Well, no, not exactly.
Behind the bracket: What the top 16 seeds in the NCAA tournament should be
The NCAA tournament's selection committee revealed its top 16 teams as of Sunday. Joe Lunardi has his own list.
Opportunity knocks for Bubble Watch teams this weekend
The benefit of playing in a major conference is the amount of résumé-boosting opportunities provided. Bubble Watch teams like Alabama and Virginia Tech should not squander their chances.
Bracketology: UCLA's big chance
The Bruins are on the inside looking in, holding down the dreaded "first four out" designation. A win tonight at Arizona (10 p.m. ET, ESPN) would certainly help push UCLA into the field.
Why Gonzaga, Nevada and Seton Hall could be Giants or Giant Killers
For teams such as Gonzaga, there's a fine line between becoming a Giant or a Giant Killer. A few key games will make all the difference in their tournament seeds once March arrives.
Bubble Watch is back, and so is the quest to get locked
Bubble Watch is back to help make sense of the movement on the NCAA tournament bubble. The busiest action can be found in the ACC and the SEC. Locks are few and far between.
Bracketology: Hey Xavier, you're up
The fourth No. 1 seed has been a revolving door. The Musketeers stand there now. Let's see if they can stay there.
Why your team won't make the Final Four
Making plans for the Final Four? Sure your team has all the pieces to make a run? Well, we have some bad news. Here's what's going to keep each contender from reaching college basketball's final weekend.
Lunardi: URI poised for Sweet 16 run.
Joe Lunardi examines the upsets in college basketball this season and gives his take on where Ohio State and the University of Rhode Island should be ranked.
Takeaways from the ACC's domination of the Big Ten
With the ACC going 11-3 in this season's Challenge with the B1G, we examine Luke Maye's staying power at UNC, tourney hopes and other early storylines.
Gonzaga has to live with coming so close
The Zags got to that elusive Final Four, but the goal was always to win the whole thing. Which is why this one hurts. "Man, it crushes you," Gonzaga coach Mark Few said.
It took a title for North Carolina to forget about last year
One year after having their hearts broken on the same stage, the Tar Heels closed that painful chapter and flipped the script to win their sixth national championship.
UNC's Williams: Uncertain over visit to Trump
Tar Heels coach Roy Williams says he doesn't know whether he will take his team to the White House if extended an invitation, which he replied was a big "if."
North Carolina scratches and claws its way to Roy Williams' third title
North Carolina was able to finish the job this time around, as the Tar Heels made big plays late to outlast Gonzaga and win their sixth national title.
Revelers flood Chapel Hill streets after UNC win
Chapel Hill has seen its fair share of celebrations following big wins, and Monday night was no different, as fans young and old reveled in the streets after UNC's sixth NCAA championship.
Few on late missed call: 'Just the way it goes'
Gonzaga coach Mark Few said he was in the dark that North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks had a hand out of bounds on a late scramble that ended in a jump ball ruling and gave the Tar Heels possession.