As the countdown to the 2021-22 college basketball season begins, ESPN's predictions series focuses on the top leagues beyond...the top leagues.
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The Big 12's planned addition of four programs will alter the landscape (again) in men's and women's college basketball.
- BYU: NIL policies must adhere to honor code
- Former NBA center Shawn Bradley paralyzed
- Tourney would swap schedule if BYU in Sweet 16
- Zags survive 'needed' test from BYU to win WCC
The fields for six early-season college basketball tournaments were announced Thursday. Here's your handy guide to each ESPN-aired event.
BYU has instituted a policy that states that athletes seeking to profit off of their name, image and likeness still must follow the university's honor code when procuring deals.
ESPN's panel talks recruiting beyond college basketball's top seven conferences, including the ascent of Gonzaga and other programs.
Jeff Borzello talked to anonymous coaches about Gonzaga and other programs with the most recruiting advantages outside of the top leagues.
BYU guard Jesse Wade got stuck in an elevator -- only to be rescued by his teammates -- and the Cougars celebrated their first coronavirus tests of the NCAA tournament. Just the first day in Indianapolis for BYU.
A traumatic spinal cord injury has left former NBA center Shawn Bradley paralyzed after he was struck by an automobile while riding his bike.
The NCAA has announced a contingency plan that would swap the East and Midwest regions' playing dates if BYU wins two games and makes the Sweet 16. The change would avoid having the Cougars slated to play on a Sunday.
Looking for a first-round upset? The Giant Killers model has several possibilities, including Liberty pulling off a surprise.
Several teams are nervous. We've placed their NCAA tournament selection nervousness into tiers.
No. 1 Gonzaga overcame its worst first-half performance of the season to beat BYU, win the West Coast Conference tournament and enter the NCAA tourney undefeated -- now with "some adversity" under its belt.
— Jalen Suggs hit two late 3-pointers and scored 23 points, helping top-ranked Gonzaga survive its biggest test of an undefeated season to beat Brigham Young 88-78 in the West Coast Conference Tournament title game on Tuesday night.
— Alex Barcello scored 23 points and Matt Haarms hit the go-ahead foul shots with 2:01 left in overtime, sending BYU to an 82-77 win over Pepperdine in the West Coast Conference Tournament semifinals Monday night.
— Trevin Knell came off the bench to score 15 points to carry BYU to a 65-51 win over Saint Mary’s on Saturday night.
The offer of a free pair of shoes drew Gideon George to first try basketball in Nigeria. Now at BYU, he has helped send more than 350 pairs home so other kids might have the same chance.
— Alex Barcello had a career-high 29 points as BYU defeated San Francisco 79-73 on Thursday night.
— Matt Haarms had 21 points as BYU beat Loyola Marymount 88-71 on Saturday.
— Caleb Lohner scored 19 points as BYU rolled past Pacific 80-52 on Thursday. Alex Barcello and Trevin Knell added 15 points each for the Cougars.
— Jalen Suggs scored 24 points and Drew Timme had 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead top-ranked Gonzaga past BYU 82-71 on Monday night.
— Gideon George had 19 points and 13 rebounds as BYU easily defeated Portland 105-60 on Thursday. Matt Haarms and Brandon Averette added 15 points each for the Cougars.
— Brandon Averette scored 24 points with five 3-pointers as BYU topped Pacific 95-87 in double overtime on Saturday.
— Colbey Ross had 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists as Pepperdine narrowly beat BYU 76-73 on Wednesday.
— Brandon Averette recorded 15 points and six rebounds as BYU got past Pepperdine 65-54 on Saturday night.
— Matt Haarms had a season-high 23 points as BYU easily defeated Portland 95-67 on Thursday night.