The Bilastator won't use the common refrain. He sees the truth: The at-large pool is weak. Only a handful of teams can sustain the excellence to win it all. Who are they? You're welcome.
2017 ScheduleAll times ET
- 11/11W 92-69
- 11/14W 69-48
- 11/18W 109-70
- 11/24W 82-62
- 11/25W 77-72
- 11/2721W 73-71
- 12/1W 97-63
- 12/316W 69-62
- 12/7W 98-71
- 12/10W 61-43
- 12/18W 86-76
- 12/21W 102-65
- 12/29W 92-62
- 12/31W 81-61
- 1/5W 95-80
- 1/12W 93-55
- 1/1421W 79-56
- 1/19W 88-57
- 1/21W 73-52
- 1/23W 83-64
- 1/26W 79-43
- 1/28W 96-49
- 2/2W 85-75
- 2/4W 90-55
- 2/9W 90-60
- 2/1120W 74-64
- 2/16W 96-61
- 2/18W 82-61
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- 2/25h:mm a z, US/Eastern
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Gonzaga, Villanova and Kansas hold their positions on the No. 1 line and are joined by North Carolina, which dominated Virginia on Saturday night.
Vegas likes Cats to win it all
The latest odds from Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook have Kentucky the favorite to win the national title at 6 to 1. Kansas is next at 7 to 1, followed by Duke, Gonzaga and UCLA at 8 to 1 each.
Gonzaga, Villanova and Kansas are the top three teams in the Associated Press men's college basketball poll for the third straight week.
The beginning of the season showed movement. Now, with March almost here, the top three have locked themselves into place. Will anyone move Gonzaga, Villanova or Kansas?
Zags are climbing perfection list
A win on Saturday night at Pacific would pull Gonzaga even with Bruce Weber's 2004-05 Illini. They lost their final regular-season game, then won eight straight to reach the national final before losing to North Carolina.
Top-ranked Gonzaga is only two wins away from a perfect regular season record after handling Pacific 82-61 on Saturday. Nigel Williams-Goss had 18 points and seven assists for the Bulldogs.
Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer
Gonzaga has now won 20 straight games by double-figures.
Perfect regular season in sight for Zags
The nation's top-ranked team (27-0) doesn't appear to have anything to worry about in its remaining West Coast Conference games. The league tournament will be played in Las Vegas.
ESPN Stats and Information
No. 1 Gonzaga (27-0) has a 93 percent chance, according to ESPN.com/BPI, to enter the West Coast Conference tournament undefeated. The Bulldogs are the sixth Division I team over the last 35 seasons to start 27-0, though none of the previous five won the national championship, according to Elias Sports Bureau research.
Some teams are harder to prepare for in March. A panel of 50 coaches weighed in on which team they'd least want to see in the postseason, and the leading vote-getter might surprise you.
ESPN CBB analyst Jay Bilas discusses whether Gonzaga is the best team in the country, Duke's outlook, the nation's top players and Northwestern's chances to make the NCAA tournament.
Nigel Williams-Goss scored 30 points as undefeated and No. 1 Gonzaga beat San Francisco 96-61 on Thursday night, extending the nation's longest winning streak to 27 games.
Control freaks? That's a good thing.
Unbeaten Gonzaga heads into Thursday night's game at San Francisco having been in the best position of all games from the opening tip to the final horn of any Division I team since the beginning of the 2013-14 season.
No. 1 Gonzaga seeks sweep of San Francisco
The nation's top-ranked team continues it's quest for an unblemished season on Wednesday. Gonzaga has won 27 straight home games against San Francisco, winning the past 10 straight meetings by an average of 17.4 PPG. Preview
Which Wooden Award candidate has the highest player efficiency rating? Gonzaga's Nigel Williams-Goss is up there, but he isn't quite No. 1.
Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer
Kansas coach Bill Self is extremely high on Gonzaga. He told me that the Zags are a No. 1 seed and the only team that would pass them for the No. 1 overall seed would be Villanova. It's only Feb. 16, but I'd be shocked if Zags, Nova and Kansas aren't all No. 1 seeds. One spot open likely for a top ACC school. We'll ask Baylor coach Scott Drew about it on Katz Korner at 4 p.m., ESPNU today.
Ranking last week's top games
Though Duke's win over UNC tilted a blue-blood rivalry in favor of the Blue Devils, Virginia Tech's takedown of then-No. 12 Virginia ranks first out of the top performances in college hoops last week (based on BPI Game Score).
What happens when players you didn't expect to be one-and-done, like UCLA's Ike Anigbogu, get some NBA buzz? You turn to Plan B.
Northwestern coach Chris Collins has his team in line for its first NCAA tourney berth. Does that make him deserving of coach of the year?
Nigel Williams-Goss hears the doubts being voiced about top-ranked Gonzaga, and he dismisses them.