The Blue Devils, Wildcats and Jayhawks are far and away the most talented teams in 2018-19 and they each have intriguing possibilities with their personnel.
2018 ScheduleAll times ET
- 11/10W 92-56
- 11/147W 65-61
- 11/17W 98-64
- 11/21W 114-71
- 11/24W 102-59
- 11/28W 96-58
- 12/2W 76-60
- 12/6L 74-65
- 12/1016L 95-85
- 12/16W 73-72
- 12/18W 109-64
- 12/21W 75-54
- 12/29W 92-86
- 1/218L 85-73
- 1/616W 88-84
- 1/9W 83-78
- 1/13W 73-72
- 1/156W 71-66
- 1/20W 70-67
- 1/2312L 85-80
- 1/27W 79-68
- 1/29W 70-56
- 2/3L 84-79
- 2/6W 71-64
- 2/10L 80-64
- 2/13W 83-77
- 2/1720W 77-69
- 2/19W 104-74
- 2/246W 74-72
- 2/26W 80-70
- 3/3L 82-64
- 3/8W 82-68
- 3/9W 83-67
- 3/1018W 81-70
- 3/1516W 76-60
- 3/178W 83-79
- 3/235W 80-76
- 3/252W 85-81
- 3/311L 95-79
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The top programs are looking ahead to their expected recruiting needs for 2019. Here's what they're targeting.
- Kansas hires ex-Arkansas AD Long as new AD
- Vick returning to Kansas after flirting with pros
- Sources: Cavs add ex-5-star KU recruit Preston
- Azubuike returning to Jayhawks, skipping draft
Jeff Long was hired Thursday to be Kansas' new athletic director, replacing Sheahon Zenger, who was fired in May.
These players, including Duke super freshman Zion Williamson, are coming to a college basketball highlight reel soon.
Lagerald Vick, who flirted with playing professionally, has decided to return to Kansas rather than pursue a pro career overseas.
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Espn no.27 Will Baker will visit UCLA this week. He is also hearing from Texas A&M, Kansas, Texas, UNC, and Stanford on a regular basis. Extremely skilled post who brings a high level game and high character to any program.
The latest batch of college stars heard their names called in the NBA draft. Who will replace them at the nation's top programs?
Remember the surname "Lawson." You'll be hearing it a lot as the four boys and their father -- whom some are calling the next Ball family -- descend on the college basketball world.
Billy Preston, a former five-star recruit whose career at Kansas was derailed by an NCAA investigation into his eligibility, has agreed to join the Cavs' summer league roster, sources told ESPN.
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.
Kansas coach Bill Self is coaching the U-18 national team and got an early glimpse at incoming Kansas recruit Quentin Grimes. Self also discussed the future of Jayhawks guard Lagerald Vick, who withdrew his name from the NBA draft.
North Carolina, Nevada and UCLA each saw key contributors spurn the NBA and return to school, while defending champion Villanova faces a major roster overhaul.
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.
Udoka Azubuike, who averaged 13.0 points and 7.0 rebounds as a sophomore for the Jayhawks last season, will bypass the NBA draft.
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ESPN 60 Tre Mann recently cut his list to three schools. His thoughts on each. "Florida- is home. I grew up in Gainesville, all of my family is there. I have a great relationship with all of the coaches there since 8th or 9th grade. I think I fit their system well and I'll be able to play my game at Florida." "On Tennessee. I have a great relationship with coach Lanier and coach Barnes. Coach Barnes is a veteran at what he does and I feel like he can develop me into the player I need to be to go to the next level. " "Kansas, is a winning program and is always does well in the tournament. Coach Self is a veteran and knows how to win and I believe he can help me get the where I want to be in the next couple of years."
Kansas will play Kentucky on Jan. 26 as the centerpiece game of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.
Kansas fired athletic director Sheahon Zenger on Monday, with school chancellor Douglas Girod noting that football coach David Beaty continued preparation for the 2018 season.
As he retires from the NBA, Collison looks back on suiting up for the Sonics, moving to OKC, playing with Durant, Westbrook and Harden -- and what it's like to walk away from the game he loves.
The battle over the top prospects in the 2019 class is heating up, as the Wildcats and Blue Devils try to fend off the likes of Kansas and North Carolina for the top players. But will reclassification reshape the recruiting landscape?
AAU basketball director Thomas "T.J." Gassnola has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in the federal government's investigation into bribes and other corruption in college basketball. Gassnola pleaded guilty to one felony count of wire fraud conspiracy.
Kansas did not produce written reports to document findings of the investigation of its athletic department in college corruption probe.
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.
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