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).

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The SEC basketball season hasn’t even tipped off yet, and we already have our first controversy. Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl…

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After being bounced out of the Sweet 16 by Michigan in a 27-point blowout at the Staples Center in Los…

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In just a short amount of time, before he has even played an official game at Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke…

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The Florida State Seminoles are looking to have yet another great season under head coach Sue Semrau. Last season, the…

Why the ‘Noles Have a Solid Shot at Another Tournament Run in 2019 College Basketball Why the ‘Noles Have a Solid Shot at Another Tournament Run in 2019 , Florida State University for The League, 4:13pm, October 15

After finishing the regular season in the middle of the ACC last season, the Florida State men's basketball team made…

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If you don’t know the name Zion Williamson, start remembering it immediately. The Duke freshman forward is built like a…

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Chris Paul Gives Record-Breaking Donation to Wake Forest College Basketball Chris Paul Gives Record-Breaking Donation to Wake Forest , 4:30pm, August 7

Chris Paul’s No. 3 jersey hangs in the rafters of Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, but his legacy at Wake…

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Tripping players isn't exactly new ground for Duke guard Grayson Allen, but it looks like he has at least found…

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Four-star point guard Brandon Williams had been committed to Arizona since last summer, but with all of the cheating allegations against…

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Former five-star guard Jalek Felton is leaving North Carolina after only one year at the university. His lawyer Kerry Sutton…

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Five-star small forward Christian Brown is one of the top talents in the 2019 recruiting class and he is coming…

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Pittsburgh coach Kevin Stallings led the Panthers to as many wins during the ACC docket as your pet goldfish has.…

Usual Blue Blood Programs Sit Atop New Preseason AP Hoops Poll College Basketball Usual Blue Blood Programs Sit Atop New Preseason AP Hoops Poll , 2:57pm, October 22

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self sees big holes when he looks at his roster after losing three…

Auburn’s SEC Championship Banner Already Has a Stain Thanks to Bruce Pearl Auburn Auburn’s SEC Championship Banner Already Has a Stain Thanks to Bruce Pearl , Auburn University for The League, 12:25pm, October 19

The SEC basketball season hasn’t even tipped off yet, and we already have our first controversy. Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl…

Will Small Ball Work for Texas A&M This Season? College Basketball Will Small Ball Work for Texas A&M This Season? , Texas A&M for The League, 7:00am, October 18

After being bounced out of the Sweet 16 by Michigan in a 27-point blowout at the Staples Center in Los…

Zion Williamson Adds Another Highlight with Wild Half-Court Buzzer-Beater College Basketball Zion Williamson Adds Another Highlight with Wild Half-Court Buzzer-Beater , 3:24pm, October 17

In just a short amount of time, before he has even played an official game at Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke…

Why the ‘Noles Have a Solid Shot at Another Tournament Run in 2019 College Basketball Why the ‘Noles Have a Solid Shot at Another Tournament Run in 2019 , Florida State University for The League, 4:13pm, October 15

After finishing the regular season in the middle of the ACC last season, the Florida State men's basketball team made…

The 3 FSU Women’s Basketball Stars You’ll Regret Not Watching This Season College Basketball The 3 FSU Women’s Basketball Stars You’ll Regret Not Watching This Season , Florida State University for The League, 3:02pm, October 16

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20-Year-Old LSU Basketball Player Tragically Killed in Shooting College Basketball 20-Year-Old LSU Basketball Player Tragically Killed in Shooting , 10:26am, September 28

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