Several college basketball programs' fortunes will rise or fall on the play of new faces in 2020-21. Here are the players most under the microscope.
2020 ScheduleAll times ET
- 11/5W 78-63
- 11/12W 82-63
- 11/1620W 75-62
- 11/20W 76-41
- 11/25W 58-46
- 11/29L 60-57
- 11/3020W 72-69
- 12/4W 72-43
- 12/1413L 51-47
- 12/18L 78-66
- 12/21W 75-53
- 12/28L 68-48
- 1/4L 78-64
- 1/7W 69-59
- 1/11W 56-55
- 1/15L 80-63
- 1/18W 66-45
- 1/21W 73-48
- 1/253L 74-68
- 1/28L 63-58
- 2/1L 86-73
- 2/4W 69-68
- 2/815L 77-64
- 2/11W 82-61
- 2/15L 63-61
- 2/18W 65-61
- 2/2213L 73-66
- 2/26L 86-69
- 2/29W 63-58
- 3/36W 81-73
- 3/717L 85-63
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Dick Vitale gives his top teams for the upcoming season based on players returning and players lost, coaching and the VBDI (Vitale Bald Dome Index), which is in overdrive, baby!
- Vols land top-ranked guard Chandler for '21 class
- Vols report multiple positive tests after July 4
- ETSU adds ex-Vols G Johnson as grad transfer
- Vols land No. 6-rated grad transfer E.J. Anosike
Courtside: Rick Barnes on how college football and basketball are interdependent, and why there will be an NCAA tournament in '21
Today on The World’s Great Podcast Seth and Dan discuss the decision-making among colleges to protect themselves, what people don’t understand about the NCAA and when they think college basketball should start. Then, Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes joins the show to talk about the mental health of his players, how college football is tied to basketball, why there will be an NCAA tournament in 2021 and his belief there will be more realignment in the near future (10:18). Later, the guys get into the NBA playoffs and the difference between the Miami Heat and the Philadelphia 76ers (29:13).
Kennedy Chandler, the No. 1 point guard in the 2021 ESPN 100, has committed to Tennessee. He averaged 15.1 points, 6.0 assists and 4.2 rebounds on the Nike EYBL circuit last spring and summer.
The Bears are the new No. 1 in the Way-Too-Early Top 25 for men's college basketball following the NBA draft deadline.
Tennessee has reported multiple positive results for COVID-19 after the university ran a batch of tests last week.
Who among Gonzaga's prized trio will return? Does Luka Garza take a shot at the draft? What transfers will be eligible next season? Jeff Borzello discusses all of these concerns and more.
The top five teams remain the same, but there is movement in the Way-Too-Early Top 25 for men's college basketball.
Gonzaga, Texas and Indiana are among the teams that climbed in the Way-Too-Early Top 25 in men's college basketball for 2020-21.
Deciding on 40 of college basketball's top young coaches was far from an easy process. Here's how our group made its choices.
College basketball's identity is tied closely to its coaches. These are among the game's most important names of the coming decades.
Virginia, Kansas and Wisconsin are among the teams that climbed in the Way-Too-Early Top 25 in men's college basketball for 2020-21.
East Tennessee State has added guard Jalen Johnson as a graduate transfer from Tennessee to a team that won the Southern Conference tournament title and went 30-4 this season.
Tennessee has landed a commitment from Sacred Heart graduate transfer E.J. Anosike, a first-team All-Northeast Conference selection last season.
The NBA draft will play a key role in determining the best in college basketball heading into next season, but an early picture is forming.
We created a bracket of the top four teams on each seed line (64 teams total) since 1994 and looked at which of this year's teams could have threatened to join them.
The Auburn Tigers played their best game of the season on Saturday, reminding coach Bruce Pearl of how they played a year ago in turning in the best postseason in program history.