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).

UNC reportedly starting a home-and-home series with Gonzaga College Basketball UNC reportedly starting a home-and-home series with Gonzaga , Associate Content Editor 2:48pm, January 19

North Carolina is always looking to boost its out of conference schedule and its next reported move will definitely do…

Five-star center Moses Brown to decide 'real soon' College Basketball Five-star center Moses Brown to decide 'real soon' , Associate Content Editor 6:58pm, January 18

Moses Brown is a 7-foot-2, 235-pound five-star center in the class of 2018 and he's got plenty of options when…

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Whenever a young, insanely hyped John Calipari coached team falters, the narratives begin. It isn't an annual tradition, as the…

Chris Holtmann is the first Big Ten coach in 95 years to hit milestone College Basketball Chris Holtmann is the first Big Ten coach in 95 years to hit milestone , Content Editor 11:30am, January 18

Chris Holtmann, in his first season with the Ohio State Buckeyes, is the first Big Ten coach to win his…

Five-star PF Emmitt Williams will take official visit to Florida College Basketball Five-star PF Emmitt Williams will take official visit to Florida , Associate Content Editor 10:13am, January 18

Five-star power forward Emmitt Williams has been taking his recruitment fairly slowly and recently listed his top three schools. He's…

John Calipari claims Kentucky's arrogance is unwarranted College Basketball John Calipari claims Kentucky's arrogance is unwarranted , Content Editor 12:04pm, January 17

John Calipari believes, as do most members of Big Blue Nation, the Kentucky Wildcats are a good team. He also…

Five-star SF Scottie Lewis says he will cut his list to six in May College Basketball Five-star SF Scottie Lewis says he will cut his list to six in May , Associate Content Editor 7:01pm, January 16

Five-star small forward Scottie Lewis has plenty of choices for where he can go to school considering he's a consensus…

Five-star SF Taeshon Cherry says ASU is the favorite right now College Basketball Five-star SF Taeshon Cherry says ASU is the favorite right now , Associate Content Editor 1:46pm, January 16

Five-star small forward Taeshon Cherrry decommitted from USC back in December and has been looking for a new school since. He…

College basketball stock watch: Brandon McCoy is basically Bill Gates College Basketball College basketball stock watch: Brandon McCoy is basically Bill Gates , Content Editor 11:06am, January 16

Are you sick of Trae Young dominating the landscape of unpaid laborers trotting about hardwoods for our entertainment? Too bad.…

Marvin Bagley breaks another record while wearing a Duke uniform ACC Marvin Bagley breaks another record while wearing a Duke uniform , Content Editor 10:26am, January 16

The bigger story coming out of Monday night's game between the Duke Blue Devils and Miami Hurricanes concerns the health…

No. 2 overall recruit Vernon Carey Jr. announces favorite programs College Basketball No. 2 overall recruit Vernon Carey Jr. announces favorite programs , Content Editor 5:36pm, January 15

The recruitment of Vernon Carey Jr. is going to be something to monitor, as most reputable recruiting service websites have…

Former Duke forward Jordan Tucker reportedly headed to Butler College Basketball Former Duke forward Jordan Tucker reportedly headed to Butler , Associate Content Editor 1:39pm, January 15

Word broke over the weekend that former Duke forward Jordan Tucker was down to Georgetown and Butler in his transfer…

Five-star PF Emmitt Williams down to LSU, Oregon and Florida College Basketball Five-star PF Emmitt Williams down to LSU, Oregon and Florida , Associate Content Editor 1:18pm, January 15

Five-star power forward has had a long path to getting to the collegiate level of playing basketball. He was arrested…

Josh Pastner firing back after misconduct allegations with lawsuit College Basketball Josh Pastner firing back after misconduct allegations with lawsuit , Content Editor 12:27pm, January 14

The friendship between Josh Pastner and Ron Bell has been costing the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets coach a lot over…

Duke transfer Jordan Tucker will commit to Georgetown or Butler College Basketball Duke transfer Jordan Tucker will commit to Georgetown or Butler , Content Editor 11:47am, January 14

Jordan Tucker was ranked 40th nationally by ESPN and 68th by Rivals in the 2017 recruiting class. A late commitment…

West Virginia player appears to punch a fan during court storm College Basketball West Virginia player appears to punch a fan during court storm , Content Editor 11:32am, January 14

Following a loss to the Texas Tech Raiders on Saturday, fans began to storm the court. Not anything new for…

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…

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…

UNC reportedly starting a home-and-home series with Gonzaga College Basketball UNC reportedly starting a home-and-home series with Gonzaga , Associate Content Editor 2:48pm, January 19

North Carolina is always looking to boost its out of conference schedule and its next reported move will definitely do…

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
College basketball stock watch: Time to sell Trae Young shares College Basketball College basketball stock watch: Time to sell Trae Young shares , Content Editor 2:33pm, January 2

College basketball is a funny sport. For the majority of the season, die-hard fans bicker over teams, players and about…

Josh Pastner firing back after misconduct allegations with lawsuit College Basketball Josh Pastner firing back after misconduct allegations with lawsuit , Content Editor 12:27pm, January 14

The friendship between Josh Pastner and Ron Bell has been costing the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets coach a lot over…

Five-star center Moses Brown to decide 'real soon' College Basketball Five-star center Moses Brown to decide 'real soon' , Associate Content Editor 6:58pm, January 18

Moses Brown is a 7-foot-2, 235-pound five-star center in the class of 2018 and he's got plenty of options when…

Five-star PF Emmitt Williams will take official visit to Florida College Basketball Five-star PF Emmitt Williams will take official visit to Florida , Associate Content Editor 10:13am, January 18

Five-star power forward Emmitt Williams has been taking his recruitment fairly slowly and recently listed his top three schools. He's…

John Calipari claims Kentucky's arrogance is unwarranted College Basketball John Calipari claims Kentucky's arrogance is unwarranted , Content Editor 12:04pm, January 17

John Calipari believes, as do most members of Big Blue Nation, the Kentucky Wildcats are a good team. He also…

Blanket statements regarding one-and-done culture aren't helping College Basketball Blanket statements regarding one-and-done culture aren't helping , Content Editor 5:12pm, January 18

Whenever a young, insanely hyped John Calipari coached team falters, the narratives begin. It isn't an annual tradition, as the…

No. 2 overall recruit Vernon Carey Jr. announces favorite programs College Basketball No. 2 overall recruit Vernon Carey Jr. announces favorite programs , Content Editor 5:36pm, January 15

The recruitment of Vernon Carey Jr. is going to be something to monitor, as most reputable recruiting service websites have…

Chris Holtmann is the first Big Ten coach in 95 years to hit milestone College Basketball Chris Holtmann is the first Big Ten coach in 95 years to hit milestone , Content Editor 11:30am, January 18

Chris Holtmann, in his first season with the Ohio State Buckeyes, is the first Big Ten coach to win his…

Former Duke forward Jordan Tucker reportedly headed to Butler College Basketball Former Duke forward Jordan Tucker reportedly headed to Butler , Associate Content Editor 1:39pm, January 15

Word broke over the weekend that former Duke forward Jordan Tucker was down to Georgetown and Butler in his transfer…

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…

Five-star SF Taeshon Cherry says ASU is the favorite right now College Basketball Five-star SF Taeshon Cherry says ASU is the favorite right now , Associate Content Editor 1:46pm, January 16

Five-star small forward Taeshon Cherrry decommitted from USC back in December and has been looking for a new school since. He…

Zion Williamson reportedly down to 'three or four' schools now College Basketball Zion Williamson reportedly down to 'three or four' schools now , Associate Content Editor 10:48am, January 13

Zion Williamson is the No. 2 overall recruit in the country according to ESPN and he is expected to make his…

Providence legend Ernie Lewis passes away at 51-years old College Basketball Providence legend Ernie Lewis passes away at 51-years old , Content Editor 5:13pm, January 11

Ernie "Pop" Lewis, a former Providence Friars co-captain etched in history for the program's 1987 Final Four run, has passed…

Five-star PF Emmitt Williams down to LSU, Oregon and Florida College Basketball Five-star PF Emmitt Williams down to LSU, Oregon and Florida , Associate Content Editor 1:18pm, January 15

Five-star power forward has had a long path to getting to the collegiate level of playing basketball. He was arrested…

Duke transfer Jordan Tucker will commit to Georgetown or Butler College Basketball Duke transfer Jordan Tucker will commit to Georgetown or Butler , Content Editor 11:47am, January 14

Jordan Tucker was ranked 40th nationally by ESPN and 68th by Rivals in the 2017 recruiting class. A late commitment…

College basketball stock watch: Brandon McCoy is basically Bill Gates College Basketball College basketball stock watch: Brandon McCoy is basically Bill Gates , Content Editor 11:06am, January 16

Are you sick of Trae Young dominating the landscape of unpaid laborers trotting about hardwoods for our entertainment? Too bad.…