NEWS & ADVICE
March 17, 2015
College Hoops Barometer: 5 Rules for Picking Brackets
Jesse Siegel lays down the gospel for picking the tournament and takes a stab at picking the Final Four. Does it include Stanley Johnson and the Arizona Wildcats.
March 13, 2015
College Hoops Barometer: Marching Toward Madness
Jesse Siegel looks at the teams on the bubble for the NCAA Tournament, including the LSU Tigers. Whose bubble will burst?
March 5, 2015
College Hoops Barometer: Looking Toward the Tourney
Jesse Siegel turns his attention to the NCAA Tournament and has a message for Jordan Mickey: LSU needs you to step up your game.
February 26, 2015
College Hoops Barometer: Yes Sir!
Jesse Siegel spotlights Sir'Dominic Pointer, who is attempting to singlehandedly take St. John's to the Big Dance.
February 19, 2015
College Hoops Barometer: Where's the Love?
Jesse Siegel loves the smell of March Madness in the morning, but he can't figure out why Darrun Hilliard and Villanova aren't getting more love.
February 12, 2015
College Hoops Barometer: The Rodney Dangerfield of Hoops
Jesse Siegel can't figure out why Larry Nance gets no respect, but he's also concerned that Nance's recent bout of mono might knock him out down the stretch.
February 5, 2015
College Hoops Barometer: Duke Says See-Ya to Sulaimon
Jesse Siegel looks at who's up and who's down this week in college basketball, including who will take over for the dismissed Rasheed Sulaimon at Duke.
January 29, 2015
College Hoops Barometer: Freshman Sensation
Jahlil Okafor gets all the pub, but there's a freshman at Ohio State who has taken his game to another level recently.
January 22, 2015
College Hoops Barometer: Isaiah Ready to Return
Isaiah Whitehead is expected to return soon from an injury, which means bad things for opponents as he's a top-notch talent when healthy.
January 10, 2015
College Hoops Barometer: LSU's M&M Boys
Teammate Jordan Mickey has the name recognition, but Jarell Martin's numbers are just as good as part of the M&M Boys for the LSU Tigers.
January 2, 2015
College Hoops Barometer: Leak in UConn's Boat
The Huskies won't stand a chance without Ryan Boatright, who left Wednesday's OT loss to Temple in the first half with a deep left thigh bruise.
December 26, 2014
College Hoops Barometer: Mickey is No Mouse in the Paint
Jordan Mickey is proving to be a terror in the paint on both ends of the court for the LSU Tigers.
December 19, 2014
College Hoops Barometer: Wildcat Down
The Kentucky Wildcats will miss the toughness of Alex Poythress, who is out for the season with a torn ACL.
December 11, 2014
College Hoops Barometer: Can Kentucky be Beat?
Kentucky looks unbeatable, but if anyone can knock off the nation's top team it might be Montrezl Harrell and Louisville.
December 4, 2014
College Hoops Barometer: Rozier's Role Growing for Cardinals
Terry Rozier might not be the star of Louisville, but he is an important cog in coach Rick Pitino's system.
November 27, 2014
College Hoops Barometer: Mickey is So Fine
Jordan Mickey is an explosive player and has a chance to put up some gaudy numbers in the frontcourt for LSU this season.
November 20, 2014
College Hoops Barometer: New Top Dog for UConn
Ryan Boatright is the main man for the UConn Huskies this season, and his stats figure to skyrocket.
March 19, 2014
College Hoops Barometer: Tips for Your Bracket
Julius Randle and the Kentucky Wildcats are peaking at just the right time, but can they take out the big guns in the NCAA Tournament?
March 13, 2014
College Hoops Barometer: Bubble Watch
Leading scorere Terran Petteway is doing his best to keep Nebraska's bubble from bursting.
March 6, 2014
College Hoops Barometer: Riding the Bubble
Georgetown once looked NIT bound, but Jabril Trawick's improved play has the Hoyas on the NCAA Tournament bubble.
February 27, 2014
Isaiah Austin is coming on strong at just the right time for the Baylor Bears, who are trying to sneak into the Big Dance.
February 14, 2014
College Hoops Barometer: Baby Bruin
Zach LaVine emerged as a possible lottery pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, but the freshman has slumped recently.
February 6, 2014
College Hoops Barometer: Gator Bomber
Michael Frazier II has been on a tear for the Florida Gators, as the three-point bomber is hitting more than 40 percent from long range.
January 31, 2014
College Hoops Barometer: More Jordan than Mickey
Freshman Jordan Mickey has not gotten enough publicity in this year's standout class, but he has asserted his dominance on the interior for LSU.
January 23, 2014
College Hoops Barometer: Bombin' Bluejay
Ethan Wragge has been a long-range assassin for the Creighton Bluejays this year.
January 18, 2014
College Hoops Barometer: The Next LeBron?
Kansas' Andrew Wiggins has shown flashes of brilliance during his freshman campaign, but when you're touted as the next LeBron James, it's tough to live up to the hype.
January 11, 2014
College Hoops Barometer: A Wreck, But Not Ramblin'
Robert Carter Jr.'s season is over for Georgia Tech as he suffered a torn meniscus that will require surgery.
January 3, 2014
College Hoops Barometer: Ringing in the New Year
Duke's freshman sensation Jabari Parker is clearly the frontrunner for ACC Player of the Year, but another player is quietly making his case for consideration as well. Who is it?
December 31, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: Will Wichita State Shock Again?
The Shockers have a legitimate shot finish the season undefeated at 31-0.
December 19, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: Better Late than Never
It took him nearly four years, but Anthony Brown has finally broken out for the Cardinal.
December 14, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: Not So Cool
What's wrong with Cool Joe Harris? The Virginia senior has seen his scoring average drop by almost five points per game this year.
December 8, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: Dukie Disappointment
Duke's Rasheed Sulaimon has not had much to smile about this season as he's been one of the most disappointing players in college hoops thus far.
November 30, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: Thanksgiving Leftovers
Can Marcus Smart steal the Player of the Year Award away from all of this year's talented freshmen?
November 24, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: Big Bad Johnny
Johnny O'Bryant should be one of the best big men in the SEC this season for the LSU Tigers.
November 16, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: Frosh Phenoms
Jabari Parker leads a highly touted freshman class that at first glance appears to be as good as advertised.
November 9, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: New Leader for Hoosiers
The Hoosiers lost a ton of talent from last season, but Yogi Ferrell returns to shoulder a much greater load this time around.
November 2, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: Time for Tip Off
Xavier sophomore Semaj Christon might be the best player nobody knows, as the point guard was scintillating for the Musketeers a season ago.
March 14, 2013
The bubble is close to bursting for Semaj Christon and Xavier, which has a rollercoaster of a Tournament resume.
March 7, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: Bubbles Ready to Burst
Led by darkhorse ACC Player of the Year candidate Joe Harris, Virginia has enough quality wins to earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament.
February 28, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: The Unorthodoxed Olynyk
In just one year, Kelly Olynyk has gone from an afterthought to star in Spokane and is the reason the Zags could make a legitimate run at the Final Four.
February 21, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: Big Shoes to Fill
Nerlens Noel' departure has opened playing time for Willie Cauley-Stein, but he hasn't made the most of the opportunity yet.
February 14, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: Big Dawg on Campus
Washington's Aziz N'Diaye is the man in the middle for the Huskies.
February 7, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: Versatile Joe
Joe Harris's versatility has propelled Virginia to a surprisingly strong conference start.
January 31, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: Getting Hot at the Right Time
Rasheed Sulaimon has hit his scoring stride recently, averaged 18.7 points over his last three games for the Blue Devils.
January 24, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: The Freshman Wall
After a hot start to his Kentucky career, freshman Alex Poythress appears to have hit a bit of a wall.
January 18, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: Maybe it's the Hair
Kelly Olynyk's back-to-back 30-point games has Gonzaga looking pretty.
January 11, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: Bennett's Earned the Spotlight
Anthony Bennett doesn't get much pub, but he's outperforming higher-profile players.
January 3, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: Thrown Into the Friar
Providence's Vincent Council is back after an early season injury, though he's still shaking off the rust.
December 28, 2012
College Hoops Barometer: Outplaying the Hype
Kyle Anderson is living up to the hype for the UCLA Bruins.
December 20, 2012
College Hoops Barometer: Duke is Back on top
Duke is back in a familiar spot, just in time for Marshall Plumlee to make his highly anticipated debut.
December 14, 2012
College Hoops Barometer: Beware of Dawg
The Huskies may have some growing pains this year, but Abdul Gaddy is a veteran presence to guide the team through tough times.
December 6, 2012
College Hoops Barometer: The First Noel
Nerlens Noel has been as good as advertised for Kentucky so far this season.
November 29, 2012
College Hoops Barometer: Green Raises Game for Hokies
Erick Green's playmaking skills have been off the charts to begin his senior season for Virginia Tech.
November 23, 2012
College Hoops Barometer: This Bear is Golden
Cal's Allen Crabbe is off to a torrid start in his junior campaign.
March 13, 2012
College Hoops Barometer: Tourney Picks & Predictions
Is Duke the most overrated team in the field? Or do you overlook Austin Rivers and the Blue Devils at your own peril?
March 8, 2012
College Hoops Barometer: Who's Bubble will Burst?
Bradford Burgess has VCU back in the Tournament, but which schools are about to see their bubbles burst?
March 1, 2012
College Hoops Barometer: Rivalry Heats Up
Austin Rivers and Duke face North Carolina in one of sports' greatest rivalries.
February 23, 2012
College Hoops Barometer: Cats are Running Wild
Kentucky has yet another set of underclassmen who have simply dominated college basketball, including freshman standout Anthony Davis.
February 16, 2012
College Hoops Barometer: Hell Freezes Over
Austin Rivers's cold-blooded shooting has earned this Blue Devil the moniker "Subzero."
February 9, 2012
College Hoops Barometer: More than Great Defense
Anthony Davis is a shot-blocking machine for Kentucky, but he has not gotten enough love for his all-around game.
February 2, 2012
College Hoops Barometer: Move Over Cornell, Ivy has a New Cinderella
Kyle Casey and Harvard are putting together a run that would make even Andy Bernard proud.
January 26, 2012
College Hoops Barometer: The World of Sims
Henry Sims has emerged from relative anonymity to play an integral role for the Hoyas this season.
January 18, 2012
College Hoops Barometer: Racing to Perfection
Isaiah Canaan gives Murray State a legitimate shot to enter March Madness unbeaten.
January 12, 2012
College Hoops Barometer: Baylor's No Fluke
The 7-foot Perry Jones III, who handles the ball as well as he rebounds, has Baylor undefeated.
January 5, 2012
College Hoops Barometer: Do-It-All Dawg
Tony Wroten Jr. might not get much ink, but the freshman point guard is the catalyst for Washington.
December 29, 2011
College Hoops Barometer: Upgrades, Downgrades
The college hoops season is kicking into high gear. Check out who's up and who's down this week.
December 22, 2011
With Kemba Walker off to the NBA, Shabazz Napier has been the catalyst for UConn this season.
March 9, 2011
College Hoops Barometer: Bubble Teams - Who's In, Who's Out
Kalin Lucas and Michigan State are on the NCAA Tournament bubble. Are they in or out?
March 3, 2011
College Hoops Barometer: The Madness is Coming
With Kemba Walker cooling off considerably, UConn needs some assistance from its younger players like Jeremy Lamb if the Huskies want to avoid a quick out in the Tourney.
February 23, 2011
College Hoops Barometer: Blue Devil Rising
Kyle Singler and Duke are back atop the national rankings at No. 1.
February 16, 2011
College Hoops Barometer: Badger Ball
Jon Leuer and Wisconsin ended Ohio State's run at No. 1 in the country.
February 9, 2011
College Hoops Barometer: Sputtering Spartans
Kalin Lucas is doing his best to carry Michigan State, but teammates like Delvon Roe need to pick up the pace.
February 2, 2011
College Hoops Barometer: Cats and Dawgs
Led by Klay Thompson, Washington State bested Isaiah Thomas and cross-state rival Washington.
January 26, 2011
College Hoops Barometer: Basketball Smorgasbord
The Kemba Walker show continues to roll for UConn, but players like freshman Jeremy Lamb have been vital to the Huskies' success.
January 19, 2011
College Hoops Barometer: UW's Top Dawg
The surging Isaiah Thomas is clearly the leader of the Huskies and lately has proven his value.
January 13, 2011
College Hoops Barometer: Trouble for the Badgers
Jon Leuer is still a superstar by Big Ten standards, but his mid-range game has been off this season for the Badgers.
January 5, 2011
College Hoops Barometer: A Little Help?
Kemba Walker cannot do everything by himself for UConn, and Alex Oriakhi is certainly not helping the cause at this juncture.
December 29, 2010
College Hoops Barometer: Big Play in the Big East
UConn's Kemba Walker is the favorite for Big East player of the year honors, but Austin Freeman has been no less effective for Georgetown.
December 23, 2010
College Hoops Barometer: Winners and Losers
Nolan Smith has taken his game to new heights since Kyrie Irving went down for Duke.
December 16, 2010
College Hoops Barometer: An Ode to the Little Man
Washington's glut of diminutive guards, including star Isaiah Thomas, has made Venoy Overton the odd man out.
December 9, 2010
College Hoops Barometer: Who will Dethrone Duke?
Kyle Singler has Duke leading the pack once again, but how will the Blue Devils deal with the loss of freshman phenom Kyrie Irving?
December 1, 2010
College Hoops Barometer: Lace It Up
LaceDarius Dunn is back from his three-game suspension and does not appear to have missed a beat for the Baylor Bears.
November 24, 2010
College Hoops Barometer: Early Riser
Forced to shoulder more of the scoring load for UConn this season, Kemba Walker looks like the nation's best point guard thus far.
November 18, 2010
The college hoops season has tipped off and already there are surprises aplenty.