Rothstein: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook; Saint Louis, Oklahoma & MoreThere may be other teams that have come to the forefront early in the season like UMass, VCU, or George Washington, but this conference still goes through the Billikens.
Rothstein Files: This And That Around College Basketball Kentucky coach John Calipari said he feels like he has seven starters with Andrew and Aaron Harrison, James Young, Alex Poythress, Julius Randle, Dakari Johnson and Willie Cauley-Stein.
Rothstein Files: This And That Around College Basketball Arizona coach Sean Miller may very well have the best defensive team he's ever coached, but either Mayes or York is going to have to emerge as a legitimate outside threat for the Wildcats to get to a Final Four.
Rothstein: This And That Around NCAA Basketball; Duke's Unsung Presence & MoreAmile Jefferson will be Duke's unsung presence next season. The 6-8 forward will likely start at center for the Blue Devils and should benefit from playing at a faster pace.
Rothstein Files: Big East Offseason Notebook; Questions, Rankings And MoreIt's safe to say this league will have at least five teams in the NCAA Tournament, but anything more than that depends on what happens elsewhere.
Jon Rothstein's Atlantic 10 Offseason NotebookThe Atlantic 10 may have lost brand name schools like Temple, Xavier, and Butler, but everyone else in the league improved since the end of last season.
Rothstein: Latest On Rutgers, Jordan; More Notes Around College BasketballRutgers' expected hiring of Eddie Jordan also means that Scarlet Knights associate head coach David Cox will likely remain on the coaching staff, per multiple sources close to the situation.
Rothstein: Louisville, Damyean Dotson And 16 Reasons To Love The Sweet 16Louisville's press, Damyean Dotson's upside and Denzel Valentine's versatility are just three of the many reasons to love the Sweet 16.
Is This Year's NCAA Tournament Really Up For Grabs? It's Time To Find Out64 teams. 32 contests. All going down in an exhilarating — and, yes, exhausting — two-day mosh pit of hoops.
Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Butler, Creighton, Xavier Moving To New Big EastButler, Creighton and Xavier are moving to the new Big East. They will join the so-called Catholic 7 basketball schools who left to start a new conference and are keeping the Big East name.
Rothstein Files: Previewing The 9 Major Conference Tourneys With PredictionsJim Larranaga's team has had a banner season, but they'll likely have to beat Duke for a second time this season -- this time with Ryan Kelly -- to reinforce their potential to go deep in the NCAA Tournament.