Matt Norlander

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College basketball power rankings: Houston hosts historic top-10 matchup vs. Alabama; UConn climbs to No. 2

The Cougars always impress under coach Kelvin Sampson, but Saturday's upcoming tilt has a high-stakes feel

Jeremy Roach evolving into vintage Duke leader is altering the outlook on Jon Scheyer's debut season

Duke is getting to where it needs to go as Roach continues developing into one of the best point guards in the nation

Texas vs. Illinois score, takeaways: No. 17 Illini upset No. 2 Longhorns in OT, handing them their first loss

A huge night at Madison Square Garden for Illinois culminated with star Terrence Shannon Jr. scoring 12 of his 16 points in OT

College basketball power rankings: Purdue's undefeated start puts it ahead of Houston, Virginia, Texas, UConn

Matt Norlander's season debut of his Hey Nineteen rankings gives a fresh look to the best and hottest teams in November

'You lose, you die' is no more: Sean Miller reborn in humbling return leading Xavier basketball program

Miller, who says he holds no bitterness toward Arizona, provided CBS Sports an all-access look at PK85

Dribble Handoff: Kansas vs. Indiana, Alabama vs. Gonzaga among top college basketball matchups in December

Some excellent college basketball games are on tap for December, but these are our favorites

Phil Knight bracket takeaways: Purdue dominates Duke in Legacy final; loaded UConn wins Invitational title

The Boilermakers and Huskies were impressive as they won their respective tournaments during a revealing few days in Portland

North Carolina's Hubert Davis preaches patience after Alabama hands No. 1 Tar Heels their second straight loss

After falling to the Tide in a 4-OT marathon, UNC is on a two-game losing streak with No. 11 Indiana up next

Phil Knight bracket takeaways: Purdue upsets Gonzaga to spoil Duke vs. Zags matchup; UConn continues hot start

Purdue, Iowa State were huge winners Friday in Portland. Matt Norlander's notebook has an in-depth look at the biggest PK85 results

North Carolina vs. Iowa State score, takeaways: No. 1 Tar Heels upset by Cyclones in Phil Knight Invitational

Caleb Grill scored 31 points as Iowa State defeated top-ranked North Carolina 70-65 in a noisy upset out in Portland

Phil Knight bracket takeaways: Duke, UNC survive scares; Michigan State falls to Alabama, loses key player

The biggest event of the regular season is underway in Portland and we're keeping you updated on the latest all weekend long

Dribble Handoff: Preseason college basketball predictions off to a bad start in 2022-23 season

Before we get out of November, let's offer up a few mea culpas over some preseason predictions that were askew

Final Four headed to Las Vegas; Detroit, Indianapolis, North Texas also earn future NCAA Tournament finals

In a long-awaited move, Sin City will make history in 2028 when it hosts the biggest stage in college basketball for the first time

With more pressure on him than ever before at Kentucky, John Calipari's forced to figure a way out and up

Calipari's often been at his best when doubted, but the scrutiny is only increasing after UK's 0-2 mark vs. Michigan State and Gonzaga

Like its coach, Jon Scheyer, this Duke squad is young but the future looks bright despite loss to Kansas

Scheyer's first week on the job has a lot of striking similarities to Coach K's debut many years ago — only this year's team will be better

Matt Norlander is a two-time national award-winning senior writer who has been with CBS Sports since 2010. He's in his 13th season reporting on college basketball for CBS Sports and co-hosts the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Norlander is also a college basketball analyst and insider for CBS Sports HQ. In addition to college hoops, he covers the NBA Draft, is CBS Sports' lead Olympics columnist and occasionally writes on golf. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and two sons, is an avid guitarist and (amateur) drummer. You're happily invited to send him story tips and music correspondence.

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