College Basketball

James Naismith, a physical educator, invented the sport in 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts as a game that could be played indoors during the winter season. The first game was played in a YMCA gym that same year with two peach baskets nailed to balconies at opposing sides of the gym serving as the goals. The first site of the first college basketball game is largely debated, but the first intercollegiate men’s basketball game was played a few years later, when Minnesota State School of Agriculture and Hamline College played against each other in 1895. The first women’s game was played by Stanford and U.C. Berkeley in 1896. There wasn’t a shot clock in the early days of basketball, so games were much slower and fewer points were scored than in modern basketball games.

Today, both men’s and women’s varsity college basketball teams compete in Division 1 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). There are 32 Division 1 basketball conferences, including “Power 5” conferences SEC, ACC, Big 10, Big 12 and Pac-12. Each year, the national championship is determined by March Madness, or the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Tournament. The tournament features 68 teams, including 32 champion teams and 36 teams that are participating as a result of at-large berths.

From player controversies and success to team schedules, FanBuzz is the best place for both casual and diehard college basketball fans to find the news they need to stay up to date regarding their favorite teams (and rivals).

North Carolina point guard Seventh Woods out at least four weeks College Basketball North Carolina point guard Seventh Woods out at least four weeks 9:41am, December 13

North Carolina Tar Heels point guard Seventh Woods will miss at least four weeks as he recovers from a stress fracture…

LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have reportedly signed deals to play overseas College Basketball LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have reportedly signed deals to play overseas 10:05am, December 12

LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have reportedly signed one-year contracts to play professionally this season in Lithuania, according to Jeff Goodman…

No. 1 Duke upset by Boston College on the road in first ACC game College Basketball No. 1 Duke upset by Boston College on the road in first ACC game , Associate Content Editor 2:05pm, December 9

No. 1 Duke has had some pretty close calls already this season and it looks like they couldn't quite hold…

Five-star SG Stanley Cassius names schools going after him hardest College Basketball Five-star SG Stanley Cassius names schools going after him hardest , Associate Content Editor 2:26pm, December 8

Five-star shooting guard Cassius Stanley already has six schools in the mix for him and it looks like his recruitment might be…

LaVar Ball says the plan for LiAngelo and LaMelo is to play overseas College Basketball LaVar Ball says the plan for LiAngelo and LaMelo is to play overseas 2:43pm, December 7

LaVar Ball says the plan for his sons LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball will be to play together overseas after signing…

No. 2 Kansas and No. 5 Florida go down in upsetting fashion College Basketball No. 2 Kansas and No. 5 Florida go down in upsetting fashion 10:02am, December 7
Jason Whitlock offers reason why LiAngelo Ball shoplifted in China College Basketball Jason Whitlock offers reason why LiAngelo Ball shoplifted in China 2:41pm, December 6

Former UCLA Bruins player LiAngelo Ball recently explained during an interview with the Today show that he was just "following…

Seventh Woods out indefinitely with plantar fasciitis College Basketball Seventh Woods out indefinitely with plantar fasciitis , Associate Content Editor 5:39pm, December 5

North Carolina point guard Seventh Woods has missed the last two games with a plantar fasciitis issue and it appears…

Duke ties UCLA for most weeks atop the AP Poll with its latest ranking College Basketball Duke ties UCLA for most weeks atop the AP Poll with its latest ranking , Associate Content Editor 11:59am, December 5

Duke basketball is considered one of the "blue bloods" of college basketball and a lot of that is thanks to…

Arizona guard Rawle Alkins is reportedly cleared for full contact College Basketball Arizona guard Rawle Alkins is reportedly cleared for full contact 7:02pm, December 4

Arizona Wildcats guard Rawle Alkins has reportedly been cleared for full contact, according to multiple reports. Alkins is recovering from…

LaVar Ball has taken LiAngelo out of UCLA and off the team College Basketball LaVar Ball has taken LiAngelo out of UCLA and off the team , Associate Content Editor 3:28pm, December 4

It appears LaVar Ball has taken another drastic action in regards to his son as he will take LiAngelo not…

Cincinnati coach has to be restrained from going after a player after Crosstown Shootout loss College Basketball Cincinnati coach has to be restrained from going after a player after Crosstown Shootout loss , Associate Content Editor 3:58pm, December 2

The Crosstown Shootout is one of the nastiest rivalries in college basketball between Cincinnati and Xavier. The infamous 2011 brawl…

Georgia Tech basketball loses in stunning upset on own tip-in ACC Georgia Tech basketball loses in stunning upset on own tip-in , FanBuzz Writer 3:48pm, December 2

Talk about losing in heartbreaking fashion. After coming back from a 16-point deficit, Georgia Tech lost its game against Grambling…

South Carolina State player Tyvoris Solomon collapses on bench College Basketball South Carolina State player Tyvoris Solomon collapses on bench , Associate Content Editor 1:04pm, December 2

UPDATE: SCSU head coach Murray Garvin also gave this scary update on what happened at the game to his senior: A…

Dan Dakich says he would be surprised if Duke doesn't go undefeated College Basketball Dan Dakich says he would be surprised if Duke doesn't go undefeated , Associate Content Editor 6:18pm, December 1

There are some exceptional teams in college basketball this year including Duke, Florida, North Carolina, Kansas, Kentucky and many others.…

Rick Pitino set to sue Louisville for over $35 million College Basketball Rick Pitino set to sue Louisville for over $35 million 12:53pm, December 1
No. 3 Michigan State routs No. 5 Notre Dame in ACC/Big Ten Challenge ACC No. 3 Michigan State routs No. 5 Notre Dame in ACC/Big Ten Challenge 11:50am, December 1
Five-star center Armando Bacot names the teams contacting him the most ACC Five-star center Armando Bacot names the teams contacting him the most , Associate Content Editor 5:27pm, November 30

Five-star center Armando Bacot has plenty of offers from schools and it sounds like he has five of them contacting…

North Carolina point guard Seventh Woods out at least four weeks College Basketball North Carolina point guard Seventh Woods out at least four weeks 9:41am, December 13

North Carolina Tar Heels point guard Seventh Woods will miss at least four weeks as he recovers from a stress fracture…

LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have reportedly signed deals to play overseas College Basketball LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have reportedly signed deals to play overseas 10:05am, December 12

LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have reportedly signed one-year contracts to play professionally this season in Lithuania, according to Jeff Goodman…

No. 1 Duke storms back from double-digit deficit to beat No. 7 Florida College Basketball No. 1 Duke storms back from double-digit deficit to beat No. 7 Florida 9:40am, November 27
No. 1 Duke upset by Boston College on the road in first ACC game College Basketball No. 1 Duke upset by Boston College on the road in first ACC game , Associate Content Editor 2:05pm, December 9

No. 1 Duke has had some pretty close calls already this season and it looks like they couldn't quite hold…

LaVar Ball says the plan for LiAngelo and LaMelo is to play overseas College Basketball LaVar Ball says the plan for LiAngelo and LaMelo is to play overseas 2:43pm, December 7

LaVar Ball says the plan for his sons LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball will be to play together overseas after signing…

Five-star SG Stanley Cassius names schools going after him hardest College Basketball Five-star SG Stanley Cassius names schools going after him hardest , Associate Content Editor 2:26pm, December 8

Five-star shooting guard Cassius Stanley already has six schools in the mix for him and it looks like his recruitment might be…

Duke ties UCLA for most weeks atop the AP Poll with its latest ranking College Basketball Duke ties UCLA for most weeks atop the AP Poll with its latest ranking , Associate Content Editor 11:59am, December 5

Duke basketball is considered one of the "blue bloods" of college basketball and a lot of that is thanks to…

ESPN's analyst calls Marvin Bagley 'once in a decade type of player' College Basketball ESPN's analyst calls Marvin Bagley 'once in a decade type of player' , Associate Content Editor 10:25pm, June 20

Marvin Bagley is the top recruit in the country according to most recruiting services including ESPN. The 6'11", 220-pound power…

UCLA players thank President Donald Trump for helping bring them home College Basketball UCLA players thank President Donald Trump for helping bring them home , Senior Content Editor 2:29pm, November 15

President Donald Trump asked China President Xi Jinping to help resolve the shoplifting case against three UCLA men’s basketball players, according…

Rick Pitino set to sue Louisville for over $35 million College Basketball Rick Pitino set to sue Louisville for over $35 million 12:53pm, December 1
No. 2 Kansas and No. 5 Florida go down in upsetting fashion College Basketball No. 2 Kansas and No. 5 Florida go down in upsetting fashion 10:02am, December 7
Seventh Woods out indefinitely with plantar fasciitis College Basketball Seventh Woods out indefinitely with plantar fasciitis , Associate Content Editor 5:39pm, December 5

North Carolina point guard Seventh Woods has missed the last two games with a plantar fasciitis issue and it appears…

Former Texas player Tevin Mack transferring to Alabama | FanBuzz Alabama Former Texas player Tevin Mack transferring to Alabama | FanBuzz , Associate Content Editor 11:41am, May 18
Jason Whitlock offers reason why LiAngelo Ball shoplifted in China College Basketball Jason Whitlock offers reason why LiAngelo Ball shoplifted in China 2:41pm, December 6

Former UCLA Bruins player LiAngelo Ball recently explained during an interview with the Today show that he was just "following…

Jahlil Okafor isn't exactly the next Tim Duncan according to Coach K College Basketball Jahlil Okafor isn't exactly the next Tim Duncan according to Coach K , Associate Content Editor 11:47am, April 11

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski went on ESPN Radio with Colin Cowherd and talked about Jahlil Okafor. Although Cowherd called Okafor "the…

LaVar Ball has taken LiAngelo out of UCLA and off the team College Basketball LaVar Ball has taken LiAngelo out of UCLA and off the team , Associate Content Editor 3:28pm, December 4

It appears LaVar Ball has taken another drastic action in regards to his son as he will take LiAngelo not…

NCAA rules that Mo Bamba will be eligible to play this season Big 12 NCAA rules that Mo Bamba will be eligible to play this season , Associate Content Editor 2:33pm, July 11

Seven-footer and top three recruit Mo Bamba has been signed with Texas to play his college basketball, but there was…

Arizona guard Rawle Alkins is reportedly cleared for full contact College Basketball Arizona guard Rawle Alkins is reportedly cleared for full contact 7:02pm, December 4

Arizona Wildcats guard Rawle Alkins has reportedly been cleared for full contact, according to multiple reports. Alkins is recovering from…