Ryan Kelly

John Calipari (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: An Early Look At The Top 25 For The 2013-14 Season

The empire will bounce back in a major way next season. John Calipari has assembled arguably the greatest recruiting class in the history of college basketball.

04/10/2013

Blake Metcalf #21 of the Albany Great Danes and Mason Plumlee #5 of the Duke Blue Devils go after a loose ball in the first half during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Albany Hangs Tough, But Falls Short To Duke In Hard-Fought Round Of 64 Matchup

The second-seeded Blue Devils had a great shooting effort from Seth Curry on the perimeter and Mason Plumlee inside in a 73-61 victory over Albany on Friday in the second round of the Midwest Regional.

03/22/2013

Mason Plumlee (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Butler, UNC And 5 Questions Heading Into Busy Night In College Hoops

College basketball’s elite rivalry will bring out the best in North Carolina for the first 20 minutes, but we can’t see Roy Williams’ team staying close with the Blue Devils for an entire game.

02/13/2013

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrates during their 69-62 win over the Louisville Cardinals at Rupp Arena. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook

Some people told me I was crazy when I made that statement prior to Kentucky’s win over Louisville on Saturday but when you watch “MKG” play, it’s tough not to see why he’s more valuable than anyone else in college basketball.

WFAN–01/02/2012

Nolan Smith

Duke Tops UNC To Win ACC Tourney Championship

Nolan Smith had 20 points and the Duke Blue Devils ended No. 6 North Carolina’s run of big comebacks at the ACC tournament, beating the Tar Heels 75-58 in Sunday’s final.

WFAN–03/13/2011