Matt Norlander

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College hoops shocker: Furman wins at Villanova, has beaten two Final Four teams from last season

The Paladins are off to their most impressive start, arguably, in school history; Nova, meanwhile, is off to its worst start in a very long time

UConn vs. Syracuse score: Dan Hurley wastes no time in making his mark as Huskies upset No. 15 Orange

Hurley is quickly helping UConn gain back its respectability early on in his tenure

Syracuse vs. UConn: Prediction, pick, odds, line, TV channel, watch online, live stream

The Big East days are long gone for these two schools, but it's still a must-watch whenever the Orange and Huskies clash

Michigan vs. Villanova score: What the Wolverines did to the reigning national champions is the season's biggest shocker

Michigan avenged its national title game defeat in going into Villanova's newly renovated home arena

College basketball rankings: Why Duke jumped preseason No. 1 Kansas to take the top spot in the AP Top 25 poll

Many wondered if Duke's fabulous debut would be enough to vault over Kansas; turns out, absolutely it was

Kentucky vs. Southern Illinois score: No. 2 Wildcats push past Salukis late to avoid upset

It's early, but Kentucky isn't looking like the well-rounded powerhouse many thought it would be

With a bombastic debut behind RJ Barrett and Zion Williamson, Duke looks unlike anything we've seen before

What transpired Tuesday night was a dominant moment of arrival for a Duke team that could be transcendent in its star power

Kansas vs. Michigan State score: The Jayhawks sure looked like the No. 1 team in their victory vs. the No. 10 Spartans

Sparty pushed late, but Kansas had too much and held strong as the preseason No. 1 team

Duke vs. Kentucky: Prediction, pick, Champions Classic odds, line, TV channel, watch online, live stream

Matt Norlander provides analysis and gives his pick for the main event of Tuesday night's Champions Classic

Kansas vs. Michigan State: Prediction, pick, Champions Classic odds, line, TV channel, watch online, live stream

Matt Norlander provides analysis and gives his pick for the undercard in Tuesday night's Champions Classic

Here are 37 preposterously plausible (and crazy) predictions for the 2018-19 college basketball season

Matt Norlander's always-reliable look into the future sheds a lot of light on a lot of lunacy to come this season

College basketball rankings 2018-19: Where every team ranks in each state, from top to bottom

The United States of College Basketball tells you where your team ranks in its own state

2018-19 CBS Sports Preseason All-America teams: College basketball's best and brightest

Purdue's Carsen Edwards was a unanimous first-team selection and one of four upperclassmen on the first team

Putting the 16 teams with a realistic shot at winning the 2019 NCAA Tournament title into tiers

Of course the usual suspects are on this list, but we count six surprise/non-traditional teams that can stun and win it all in 2019

College basketball rankings: Duke and Kentucky dominate the top 20 must-know, must-see and most important freshmen

The Blue Devils are loaded, but there's plenty of frosh talent in college hoops this season so come meet the newbies

Matt Norlander is a national award-winning senior writer who has been with CBS Sports since 2010. He's in his eighth season covering college basketball for CBS, and also covers the NBA Draft, the Olympics, the World Cup and golf. He lives in Connecticut and loves to play the guitar and drums. You're happily invited to send him story tips and music suggestions.

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