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).

Lou Williams Committed to Georgia, But Chose the NBA Instead College Basketball Lou Williams Committed to Georgia, But Chose the NBA Instead , The League 3:55pm, September 15

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John Thompson, Legendary Georgetown Coach, Dead at 78 College Basketball John Thompson, Legendary Georgetown Coach, Dead at 78 , 10:53am, August 31

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Thompson, the imposing Hall of Famer who turned Georgetown into a “Hoya Paranoia” powerhouse and became…

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Bam Adebayo took his game to another level. In his third year in the league, he went from developing prospect…

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Lute Olson, the Hall of Fame coach who turned Arizona into a college basketball powerhouse, has…

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There are plenty of reasons to pick the right college, but choosing a school because of its mascot probably isn't…

What Happened to Jimmer Fredette and Where Is He Now? College Basketball What Happened to Jimmer Fredette and Where Is He Now? , The League 10:25am, August 23

College basketball is volatile. It's the sport that lends itself the most to "anything can happen." Whether that be huge…

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Hoosiers is one of the greatest sports movies of all time. It has everything you could possibly want. Watching it…

Alabama Played 3-on-5 and Nearly Completed the Greatest Comeback Ever Alabama Alabama Played 3-on-5 and Nearly Completed the Greatest Comeback Ever , 5:04pm, August 18

Even though the comeback failed, this would go down in the lore of all-time college basketball moments. On a Saturday…

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No matter the time of year, “The Star-Spangled Banner” is the most common tradition in American sports. It has had…

Ray Allen vs. Allen Iverson: One Shot Decided ’96 Big East Championship Big East Ray Allen vs. Allen Iverson: One Shot Decided ’96 Big East Championship , 12:10pm, August 11

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Michael Ojo, Beloved FSU Big Man, Dead at 27 ACC Michael Ojo, Beloved FSU Big Man, Dead at 27 , 10:47am, August 7

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Former Florida State center Michael Ojo died on Friday after collapsing during training in Serbia, his…

Pete Maravich’s Collegiate Career Will Never Be Topped College Basketball Pete Maravich’s Collegiate Career Will Never Be Topped , The League 9:20am, August 7

Pistol Pete Maravich lived and breathed basketball from an early age. It was only natural. His father, Press Maravich, had…

Alex Caruso’s Poster Dunk on Ole Miss Gave Birth to “The Carushow” NBA Alex Caruso’s Poster Dunk on Ole Miss Gave Birth to “The Carushow” , Editor 12:02pm, August 4

Alex Caruso’s hops are deceiving. They always have been and will continue to be until defenders finally learn not to…

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No matter where you live in the United States, American sports are a part of every community. Although some prefer…

Acie Law Drained “The Shot” That Buried Texas College Basketball Acie Law Drained “The Shot” That Buried Texas , Staff Writer 5:54pm, July 29

No one had a greater impact on the Texas A&M Aggies men's basketball program than Acie Law IV. When Law…

3-Year-Old Boy Crushes National Anthem Performance College Basketball 3-Year-Old Boy Crushes National Anthem Performance , Editor 4:58pm, August 14

No matter the time of year, “The Star-Spangled Banner” is the most common tradition in American sports. It has had…

The Most Popular Sport in All 50 States? Here’s Your Answer College Basketball The Most Popular Sport in All 50 States? Here’s Your Answer , Editor 11:40am, July 30

No matter where you live in the United States, American sports are a part of every community. Although some prefer…

Pete Maravich’s Collegiate Career Will Never Be Topped College Basketball Pete Maravich’s Collegiate Career Will Never Be Topped , The League 9:20am, August 7

Pistol Pete Maravich lived and breathed basketball from an early age. It was only natural. His father, Press Maravich, had…

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Transcendent athletes are filled with raw talent that could translate into different sports with the right coaching, and the best…

What Happened to Jimmer Fredette and Where Is He Now? College Basketball What Happened to Jimmer Fredette and Where Is He Now? , The League 10:25am, August 23

College basketball is volatile. It's the sport that lends itself the most to "anything can happen." Whether that be huge…

What Are The Most Bizarre College Mascots? College Baseball What Are The Most Bizarre College Mascots? , 2:44pm, August 25

There are plenty of reasons to pick the right college, but choosing a school because of its mascot probably isn't…

Every Quarter This HS Game Ended on a Buzzer-Beater College Basketball Every Quarter This HS Game Ended on a Buzzer-Beater , 1:30pm, July 28

Well, this is pretty insane. During an Ohio regional finals game in Cleveland, Garfield Heights beat St. Ignatius, 70-69, to clinch…

Alabama Played 3-on-5 and Nearly Completed the Greatest Comeback Ever Alabama Alabama Played 3-on-5 and Nearly Completed the Greatest Comeback Ever , 5:04pm, August 18

Even though the comeback failed, this would go down in the lore of all-time college basketball moments. On a Saturday…