Checking up on college hoops, one click at a time:
John Clay previews Indiana v. Kentucky and finds two programs headed in the same direction, but at different speeds.
Bryan Burwell is the 4,673rd person to weigh in against the idea of expanding the NCAA tournament to 96 teams.
Hoops Weiss tells the story of the 1950 CCNY squad, the only team to win the NCAA and NIT tournaments in the same year. That was included as one of the alltime top 10 college basketball moments in MSG history. The game-fixing scandal that consumed the program the following year was, uh, not among the alltime top 10 college basketball moments in MSG history.
Do you know about Colorado freshman guard Alec Burks? Tom Kensler of The Denver Post thinks you should.
Adam Zagoria has some dish on the frosty relationship between Jim Calhoun and John Calipari.
Of course I would never condone gambling, but Chad Millman has an interesting look (which he will update every week) at how college hoops teams are doing against the spread. Not that you're interested in that sort of thing.
Dana O'Neill has the back story of Jeremy Lin, son of a Tawainese immigrant and an alarmingly athletic senior guard at Harvard.
They've noticed in Raleigh that the ACC has three teams in the Top 25. That's only two more than the Pac 10!
If you liked Luke Winn's breakdown of how ESPN controls so many early-season tournaments, here's Basketball Times's Lew Freedman on the efforts by the University of Alaska-Anchorage to save the Great Alaska Shootout.
Speaking of Basketball Times, do you know which active coach has the most former assistants working as Division I head coaches? Bredan F. Quinn has the surprising answer. (Hint: He's only 46.)
South Carolina gave Darrin Horn a raise, but the interesting piece in this story in The State is the list of all the salaries of SEC basketball coaches. I'll give you three guesses who's making the most and the last two don't count.
Here's a closer look at New Mexico forward A.J. Hardeman, who will have his hands full today going up against Texas A&M's Bryan Davis.