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).

USC opting to keep De'Anthony Melton out for remainder of the season College Basketball USC opting to keep De'Anthony Melton out for remainder of the season , Content Editor 4:20pm, January 11

The USC Trojans are opting to stay on the right side of the NCAA rather than attempt to do right…

LaMelo Ball becomes youngest American to play pro basketball game College Basketball LaMelo Ball becomes youngest American to play pro basketball game 1:15pm, January 11

As LaMelo Ball made his professional debut in Lithuania earlier this week, he made history in the process. Ball, 16,…

Chris Mullin loses top guard Marcus LoVett following strange events College Basketball Chris Mullin loses top guard Marcus LoVett following strange events , Content Editor 10:58am, January 11

The St. John's Red Storm entered the season with realistic NCAA Tournament aspirations. Following a disappointing start to Big East…

Report: Former five-star Brian Bowen admitted to South Carolina College Basketball Report: Former five-star Brian Bowen admitted to South Carolina , Content Editor 4:53pm, January 10

Brian Bowen, a former five-star recruit who was at the center of the FBI's probe of the Louisville Cardinals, has…

Texas guard Andrew Jones diagnosed with leukemia College Basketball Texas guard Andrew Jones diagnosed with leukemia , Content Editor 12:45pm, January 10

Texas Longhorns guard Andrew Jones has been diagnosed with leukemia. On Wednesday, the university published a press release that made…

Minnesota's EOAA recommends expulsion for Reggie Lynch Big Ten Minnesota's EOAA recommends expulsion for Reggie Lynch , Content Editor 6:09pm, January 9

Hours after Minnesota Golden Gophers coach Richard Pitino said Reggie Lynch had rejoined practice despite being suspended until 2020, the…

Minnesota player suspended until 2020 rejoins team for practices Big Ten Minnesota player suspended until 2020 rejoins team for practices , Content Editor 1:16pm, January 9

Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino has updated the press about currently suspended player Reggie Lynch. A player for the Golden…

College basketball stock watch: Buy Duke now before they figure it out College Basketball College basketball stock watch: Buy Duke now before they figure it out , Content Editor 1:11pm, January 9

With conference play heating up, as a collective, the human species is already losing their marbles. Between the sort of…

Duke won't have Javin DeLaurier and Marques Bolden for at least a game College Basketball Duke won't have Javin DeLaurier and Marques Bolden for at least a game , Associate Content Editor 3:13pm, January 8

Duke is already thin up front with only two guys really available to back up starting big men Wendell Carter…

Dick Vitale goes after LaVar Ball in his latest rant College Basketball Dick Vitale goes after LaVar Ball in his latest rant , Associate Content Editor 12:15pm, January 8

Dick Vitale is one of the biggest defenders of college basketball and the sport as a whole. It should then…

Controversial basketball ref Teddy Valentine considering retirement College Basketball Controversial basketball ref Teddy Valentine considering retirement , Content Editor 12:08pm, January 7

Teddy Valentine has heard your complaints about how he handled a player looking for a non-call clarification, and his response…

Arizona coach Sean Miller calls out team after poor effort in loss College Basketball Arizona coach Sean Miller calls out team after poor effort in loss , Associate Content Editor 8:06pm, January 6

Arizona head coach Sean Miller gave some insight about his team that has been struggling this season to live up…

Missouri starter Blake Harris transferring midway through the season College Basketball Missouri starter Blake Harris transferring midway through the season , Associate Content Editor 11:37am, January 5

Blake Harris was one of the first big recruiting signings for Missouri head coach Cuonzo Martin when he took over…

Rick Pitino calls Pitt's coach a 'jack**s' after his $100,000 comments College Basketball Rick Pitino calls Pitt's coach a 'jack**s' after his $100,000 comments , Content Editor 12:47pm, January 4

Pittsburgh Panthers coach Kevin Stallings made some noise recently, as he allowed a blowout loss to the Louisville Cardinals get…

Jay Bilas goes off on official after disrespecting UNC’s Joel Berry College Basketball Jay Bilas goes off on official after disrespecting UNC’s Joel Berry , Content Editor 12:21pm, January 4

An official who oversaw the North Carolina Tar Heels losing to the Florida State Seminoles has actually upstaged the game…

Zion Williamson sets a date for recruiting decision College Basketball Zion Williamson sets a date for recruiting decision 10:56am, January 4

Number two overall recruit Zion Williamson has set a date to announce his recruiting decision, he announced on his Twitter…

Ref turns his back on Joel Berry II during exchange College Basketball Ref turns his back on Joel Berry II during exchange , Content Editor 10:11am, January 4

Teddy Valentine is a college basketball referee you know, even if you don't know the name. Not in a nice…

Patrick Ewing went after his leading scorer Marcus Derrickson College Basketball Patrick Ewing went after his leading scorer Marcus Derrickson , Content Editor 2:08pm, January 3

While there's always enough time for the Georgetown Hoyas to be made fun of after scheduling one of the weakest…

Roy Williams becomes first coach to win 400 games at two schools College Basketball Roy Williams becomes first coach to win 400 games at two schools , Associate Content Editor 12:02pm, November 16

Roy Williams is a basketball Hall of Famer and he continues to prove why with his latest win. The Tar…

Former top ten and 7-foot recruit granted release to transfer before even playing a game College Basketball Former top ten and 7-foot recruit granted release to transfer before even playing a game , Associate Content Editor 9:47pm, August 1

Former top 10 recruit Mitchell Robinson is headed to his second school before he even plays a game. After reports…

Five-star guard Ayo Dosunmu sets visits to USC and Wake Forest College Basketball Five-star guard Ayo Dosunmu sets visits to USC and Wake Forest , Associate Content Editor 11:26am, August 21

Five-star combo guard Ayo Dosunmu revealed to Scout that he has two official visits set for a couple of under-the-radar schools…

Five-star PF Emmitt Williams to take official visit to Florida College Basketball Five-star PF Emmitt Williams to take official visit to Florida , Associate Content Editor 10:00pm, October 15

Five-star power forward Emmitt Williams might like to think of Duke's Coach K as "god", but that doesn't mean he…

Five-star SG Romeo Langford reportedly has four schools leading College Basketball Five-star SG Romeo Langford reportedly has four schools leading , Associate Content Editor 5:41pm, June 12

Romeo Langford is going to be one of the hottest names in the 2018 recruiting cycle as he's a top…

Chris Mullin loses top guard Marcus LoVett following strange events College Basketball Chris Mullin loses top guard Marcus LoVett following strange events , Content Editor 10:58am, January 11

The St. John's Red Storm entered the season with realistic NCAA Tournament aspirations. Following a disappointing start to Big East…

Five-star SF Joey Baker wants a visit to Louisville College Basketball Five-star SF Joey Baker wants a visit to Louisville , Associate Content Editor 3:14pm, August 4

Five-star small forward Joey Baker is in the class of 2019 so he doesn't have to make his college decision…

Marvin Bagley ties Duke freshman record for double-doubles in a season College Basketball Marvin Bagley ties Duke freshman record for double-doubles in a season , Associate Content Editor 2:27pm, January 13

Marvin Bagley has been nothing short of sensational this season as a freshman at Duke. He's been getting a lot…

Silvio de Sousa becomes eligible to play for Kansas College Basketball Silvio de Sousa becomes eligible to play for Kansas , Associate Content Editor 11:46am, January 13

Kansas has been depleted in the front court with only Udoka Azubuike and Mitch Lightfoot being the only true big…

Could five-star recruit Michael Porter be on his way to Missouri? College Basketball Could five-star recruit Michael Porter be on his way to Missouri? , Senior Content Editor 6:32am, March 16

The big risk of a coaching change is that you could lose the top recruits that committed to that coach.…

Rashad McCants says he has no relationship with Roy Williams | FanBuzz College Basketball Rashad McCants says he has no relationship with Roy Williams | FanBuzz , Associate Content Editor 10:31am, May 25
Justin Reed reportedly “in the fight of his life” with cancer battle College Basketball Justin Reed reportedly “in the fight of his life” with cancer battle , FanBuzz Writer 1:37pm, July 7

If you are not a college basketball die-hard, the name of Justin Reed might not be familiar. If you are…

Ranked: Top 10 March Madness Champions of the Last 10 Years College Basketball Ranked: Top 10 March Madness Champions of the Last 10 Years , Content Editor 10:33am, January 12

The way college basketball determines its national champion is great fun. However, it is an imperfect system that has purposely…

LiAngelo Ball likely facing house arrest in China and a country ban College Basketball LiAngelo Ball likely facing house arrest in China and a country ban , Associate Content Editor 4:57pm, November 9

The Ball family is not having a great November as Lonzo is having a rough shooting start to his first…

Five-star SF Taeshon Cherry sets up visits to Arizona State and TAMU College Basketball Five-star SF Taeshon Cherry sets up visits to Arizona State and TAMU , Associate Content Editor 12:31am, January 3

Five-star small forward Taeshon Cherry had been committed to USC since June of 2017, but backed off it after it…

USC opting to keep De'Anthony Melton out for remainder of the season College Basketball USC opting to keep De'Anthony Melton out for remainder of the season , Content Editor 4:20pm, January 11

The USC Trojans are opting to stay on the right side of the NCAA rather than attempt to do right…

Four-star recruit Jairus Hamilton commits to Boston College ACC Four-star recruit Jairus Hamilton commits to Boston College 9:50am, January 12

Four-star recruit Jairus Hamilton has decided to commit to play basketball at Boston College, he announced on his Twitter account…

Quade Green to miss his second game of the week College Basketball Quade Green to miss his second game of the week , Associate Content Editor 3:12pm, January 13

Former five-star point guard Quade Green will not be available for Kentucky against Vanderbilt on Saturday. It's the second game…