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Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook; Kentucky, Syracuse & More

Luckily for the Panthers and Irish, they’re very familiar with Jim Boeheim’s defense from their days in the Big East. For everyone else in the ACC, dealing with the Orange’s vaunted zone is going to be an absolute headache.

12/30/2013

LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 16: Quarterback Connor Cook #18 of the Michigan State Spartans looks for help during their game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on November 16, 2013 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Biggest Question Now Is Michigan State Or Oklahoma State?

The easy question is to ask if Ohio State is better than Baylor, but the real question should ask if Michigan State is better than Oklahoma State. That is the most important question over the next few weeks, but it will not matter if Alabama and Florida State run the table to collide in Pasadena.

11/18/2013

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Jon Rothstein’s Big Ten Offseason Notebook

On any given night, any team in the Big Ten has a chance to beat its opponent. You can’t say that about most leagues in college basketball.

07/29/2013

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Rothstein: Revised Early Top 25 For The 2013-14 College Basketball Season

Kentucky is back, and in a major way.

05/16/2013

Christophe Varidel of the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles reacts in the second half while taking on the San Diego State Aztecs during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Wells Fargo Center on March 24, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Friday’s Sweet 16 Primer; Predictions, Key Matchups & More

Florida Gulf Coast is without question the story of the tournament — but they’re not going to beat Florida.

03/29/2013

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3rd-Seeded Michigan State Beats No. 14 Valpo 65-54

Derrick Nix got a pass down low, backed up his beefy body to put an opponent on his back and scored. For much of Michigan State’s NCAA tournament-opening win, it was as easy as giving Nix the ball and getting out of his way.

03/21/2013

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Michigan, Michigan St Both Staying Close To Home

Two years ago, Jordan Morgan and Michigan had to play a road game in the NCAA tournament — or so it seemed at first.

03/20/2013

Shaka Smart (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images), Brad Stevens (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Rothstein: What To Watch This Weekend In College Hoops; Billikens’ Balance & Other Notes

Can the Crimson go the NCAA Tournament for the second time in as many seasons? Absolutely. Can they finally win a game at Jadwin Gym? That’s to be determined.

03/01/2013

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Rothstein: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook; Miami, Otto Porter & More

The Hurricanes haven’t just been good this season — they’ve been dominant.

02/11/2013

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Rothstein Files: What To Watch This Weekend In College Hoops Plus Other Notes

Michigan State has won six games in a row while posting an overall record of 17-3 and yet, no one is talking about the Spartans.

01/25/2013

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Curci: Week 5 College Football Preview

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer gets his first real test as the Buckeyes head to East Lansing to take on the Spartans.

09/28/2012

Notre Dame (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) vs. Michigan State (credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Casey’s Call: Week 3 College Football Preview

It will be quite the scene in East Lansing on Saturday night as the Spartans take on the Irish in what is an enormous test for both teams.

09/14/2012

Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks drives to the basket against LeBron James #6. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Silverman: Anthony Has Much To Learn From Olympic-Teammate James

It doesn’t take long for a player to change his perception. If James can do it in Miami, Anthony can do it in New York.

06/24/2012

Louisville coach Rick Pitino (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Updated Preseason Top 25 For The 2012-13 College Basketball Season

With early entries to the 2012 NBA Draft set, college hoops insider Jon Rothstein updated his early Top 25.

04/30/2012

Louisville's Rick Pitino (credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: An Early Look At The Top 25 For College Basketball In 2012-13

With the big programs set to lose — and gain –some key players, the NCAA landscape could look quite different next season.

04/04/2012

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