The John R. Wooden Award is given annually to the nation's top college basketball player. Kentucky and Indiana both have three players on the preseason Top 50 list. Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky won the award last season.
Steve Prohm hasn't even coached his first game at Iowa State, but expectations are high for the Cyclones this season. CBS Sports Jon Rothstein takes a look at Prohm's situation, the expectations of Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes and more. in his weekly Observations.
From Friday's openers to when the last strand of the net is cut down in Houston, site of this season's the Final Four, Gary Parrish has 68 things that has him excited about the upcoming college basketball season.
Former UCLA coach Ben Howland wanted either the Missouri job or the Tennessee job when they were open in April 2014. But both schools passed on him. And now, at Mississippi State, he's making them look silly for doing it while securing one elite recruit after another.