college basketball

March 26th, 2014

March Madness, Money Madness

Brackets have busted everywhere, but Bill Littlefield suggests the true madness of March isn’t related to wins and losses on the court.

Sports History
March 22nd, 2014

Twenty-Five Years Later Princeton, Georgetown Matchup Still Stands Out

Princeton didn’t pull off the upset against Georgetown in 1989, but the game still features prominently in March Madness lore. Sports Illustrated’s Alexander Wolff joins Bill Littlefield to explain why he calls it “the game that saved March Madness.”

In Depth
March 15th, 2014

Giant Killers: The Anatomy Of A Hoops Upset

What does it take to pull off an upset in the NCAA basketball tournament? Peter Keating and Jordan Brenner of’s Giant Killers Blog explain the keys and point out some teams that could make a run this March.

In the news
March 15th, 2014

Mercer Returns To The Big Dance

The Mercer Bears are going to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1985. Head coach Bob Hoffman joined Bill Littlefield to discuss the reaction.

March 8th, 2014

UNC Hoops Legend Dean Smith Struggles With Dementia

Dean Smith won 879 games and two national titles while coaching the North Carolina men’s basketball team from 1961 to 1997. Now he’s suffering from dementia, a struggle chronicled by Tommy Tomlinson in his piece “Precious Memories.”

March 1st, 2014

Wichita State’s Baker Has Tiny Kansas Town Buzzing

Wichita State is the first team in college basketball history to win 30 regular-season games in a row. Greg Echlin brings us the story of Shockers’ star Ron Baker and the loyal fanbase in the tiny Kansas town he calls home.

In the news
February 8th, 2014

Travis Bader Breaks NCAA’s Three-Point Record

Forget the Super Bowl. The most exciting moment in sports last weekend was Oakland’s Travis Bader becoming the NCAA Division I career leader in three-pointers. Bader joined Bill to talk about the accomplishment.

Only Kidding
December 21st, 2013

Unraveling SIU Coach Barry Hinson’s Rant

SIU head coach Barry Hinson’s rant after his team lost to Murray State this week has gone viral. The Only A Game staff tries to discover the meaning of some of coach Hinson’s more colorful statements.

December 14th, 2013

Keeping Up With The Suttons

Eddie Sutton won more than 800 games while coaching at Creighton, Arkansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma State, and San Francisco. He retired in 2008, but his sons Scott and Sean have kept coaching in the family. Greg Echlin shares the story of the winningest family in college basketball.

Featured Book
November 2nd, 2013

‘The Sons Of Westwood’ Revisits UCLA’s Basketball Dynasty

In ‘The Sons of Westwood,’ John Wooden, UCLA, and the Dynasty that changed College Basketball,’ John Matthew Smith presents a complex portrait of the iconic coach. Smith joined Bill Littlefield to discuss his book.

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