College basketball rankings: Michigan State holds spot in Top 25 And 1 after winning share of Big Ten title

Michigan State was No. 1 in the preseason thanks in part to Cassius Winston being the initial favorite to win National Player of the Year. To say the season hasn’t gone as planned would be an understatement. But Winston and his Spartans looked the part Sunday while closing the regular Read more

College basketball rankings: Kansas extends winning streak to 16 games and remains No. 1 in the Top 25 And 1

Selection Sunday is still a week away. A lot will happen between now and then. But, at this point, it’s hard to envision a scenario where Kansas is anything other than the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. “That’s the best Kansas team I’ve seen,” Texas Tech coach Read more

College basketball rankings: Virginia, No. 26 in Top 25 And 1, takes seven-game winning streak into Saturday

Virginia started this season 12-6 overall, and 4-4 in the ACC, with losses to Boston College and South Carolina. Making things worse, through 18 games, was the fact that the Cavaliers had zero wins over schools ranked in the top 60 at KenPom. So, at the time, Virginia looked like a Read more

As LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo face off, comparisons run wild, but winning MVP is where they end

LOS ANGELES — On Friday night, at Staples Center, the game’s two best players will face one another in a showdown that has invariably bent the league’s attention toward the idea of what LeBron James vs. Giannis Antetokounmpo actually means. There is a long list. A possible preview of this Read more