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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Congratulations, Baylor University! Baylor fans (and Gonzaga haters) are celebrating Baylor's NCAA championship win all over the country. It's Baylor's…

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Chris Webber bailed out the ref. The 64,000 in attendance — and the 35 million watching on TV — saw…

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AJ Johnson has proven he is one of the best recruits in Louisiana. The New Orleans native has looked incredible at…

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I swear I heard "cut" after Kris Jenkins' game-winning shot went through the net. It's the only logical explanation. The…

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UCLA Bruins men’s basketball head coach Mick Cronin is no stranger to March Madness. The 49-year-old has coached in 12…

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Kenny George stands tall in college basketball lore. The Biggest Bulldog didn't build his legend with Gonzaga; the UNC Asheville graduate's myth is…

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Houston Cougars head coach Kelvin Sampson is back in the NCAA Tournament's Final Four for the first time in nearly…

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There's something about a coach's son. He gets to dissect the game on the car ride home. He gets the…

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Cheerleaders aren't usually the best athletes on the court or the field. Most of the time, they're on the sidelines…

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With so much going on in the world of sports, it’s hard to always pay attention to lower-level college basketball unless…

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

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The backboard and rim at Fitzgerald Field House survived 25 minutes of the Pittsburgh-Providence game on January 25, 1988. The…

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In the smack dab of America's heartland lives one of the best high school basketball players in the country. Tickets…

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Syracuse men's basketball head coach Jim Boeheim is a rarity in hoops and sports as a whole. Few NCAA coaches…

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Forget Johnny Football, there’s a new queen on campus in College Station and it’s time we start calling her Jordan…

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The Baylor University men's basketball program was fresh off a tragedy. Forward Patrick Dennehy had been murdered by teammate Carlton…

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The Arkansas Razorbacks punched their ticket to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1996 after beating Colgate and…

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

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The Duke Blue Devils needed a miracle. They were down 103-102 to Kentucky with 2.1 seconds left and had the…

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You could hear a pin drop at Gersten Pavilion. Collective confusion mounting. Uncomfortable tension swelling. Loyola-Marymount forward Hank Gathers collapsed…

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Going to a sporting event with your family is supposed to be fun, they say. Highlights and big-time performances are…

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Only 32 seconds remaining. North Carolina's inbounding following a timeout. Georgetown leads 62-61. The NCAA championship game on the line. The…

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With so much going on in the world of sports, it’s hard to always pay attention to lower-level college basketball unless…

“Send It In, Jerome!” is College Basketball’s Greatest Dunk College Basketball “Send It In, Jerome!” is College Basketball’s Greatest Dunk , The League 1:27pm, March 27

The backboard and rim at Fitzgerald Field House survived 25 minutes of the Pittsburgh-Providence game on January 25, 1988. The…

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Coaching Division I basketball is a grind. Head coaches watch film, recruit around the clock, draw up game scripts, and…

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No matter where you live, or where you travel, it’s easy to find out how much ball is life. Great…

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It takes a lot of work to be a good college mascot. It takes even more to be a great…

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Every spring, as the snow melts and the flowers sprout, 68 college basketball programs are invited to the biggest party…

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No matter the sport, or the level, competition brings out the best and worst in people. Whether it’s an athlete…

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