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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After winning seven games in a row, the No. 21 Texas A&M Aggies lost their SEC conference opener to No.…

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Whenever someone brings up the College Football Playoff these days, all people seem to talk about is who got snubbed…

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The UCLA Bruins are as proud a college basketball program as there is in the country. The school holds NCAA…

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Every university in the country has notable alumni and each college sports team has at least one big-time celebrity fan.…

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On New Year's Eve, the UCLA Bruins fired head coach Steve Alford after a dreadful start to their college basketball…

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Florida and Michigan met for the third time in four years in Saturday’s Peach Bowl, and for the first time…

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After winning five games in a row, Texas A&M dropped a winnable game to finish out its non-conference schedule against…

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The No. 23 Texas A&M women’s basketball team wrapped up 2018 with a blowout victory over Texas-Rio Grande Valley, 84-61,…

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When you think Florida Gators athletics, one word should come to mind: winning. They’ve been named the No. 1 most…

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This was a year when many of the most memorable games required working overtime. There was Alabama's sudden victory in…

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After their fifth-straight victory to improve their record to 6-4 overall, the Texas A&M men's basketball team is starting to…

Auburn Women Off to Roaring Start, Yet They STILL Aren’t Ranked Auburn Auburn Women Off to Roaring Start, Yet They STILL Aren’t Ranked , Auburn University for The League, 5:14pm, December 27

While the college basketball world seems to be focused on the Auburn Tigers 12th-ranked men's basketball team, the women’s basketball team is…

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Since the Texas A&M Aggies women's basketball team's last loss came against Lamar University back on November 29, but they…

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As 2018 comes to a close, looking back on this year has been nothing short of incredible. This is the…

An Ugly Pattern is Developing After Aggies Drop First 2 SEC Games College Basketball An Ugly Pattern is Developing After Aggies Drop First 2 SEC Games , Texas A&M for The League, 4:19pm, January 8

Texas A&M women's basketball (11-4, 0-2 SEC) dropped their second SEC game in a row to the LSU the Lady Tigers…

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Texas A&M climbed back to .500 on the season in dramatic fashion with a game-winning 3-pointer as time expired against…

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Heading into the semifinal game against the undefeated, the No. 1 Duke Blue Devils at the Maui Invitational, the Auburn Tigers looked…

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The Auburn Tigers went into their SEC opener against the Tennessee Lady Volunteers riding a nine-game winning streak and primed…

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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…

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After losing much of their production from last season, most would think there would be a drop-off this season, but…

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Since the Texas A&M Aggies women's basketball team's last loss came against Lamar University back on November 29, but they…

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Over the past 20 years, there have only been six Miami Hurricanes players to average 17 points per game, but…

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After taking care of the Miami Hurricanes at home in the Donald L. Tucker Center, the Florida State Seminoles men's…

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Some college coaches use press conferences to market the program. Others take the time to discuss random things. Then there…

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There are a lot of teams across the country that rely on the success of one or two players. They…

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The Alabama Crimson Tide basketball team did something Saturday they hadn’t done in years: defeat the Kentucky Wildcats in front of a packed…