Matt Norlander

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Court Report: Auburn's Bruce Pearl could be coaching carousel target; Ken Pomeroy should be in Hall of Fame

When your name becomes shorthand in any culture, you're ubiquitous. You're Hall of Fame-worthy. That's KenPom

Kentucky ends Auburn's unbeaten home streak as John Calipari begs for more criticism: 'Just keep attacking me'

The Wildcats' defense has been THE issue for months, but it had a potential season-altering performance Saturday in the Jungle

Lefty Driesell dies at 92: Legendary coach built Maryland into a national power, won 786 games at four schools

Driesell, who is in the Naismith Hall of Fame, was the first coach to win more than 100 games at four different schools

Dribble Handoff: UConn's Dan Hurley, Purdue's Matt Painter among college basketball coach of the year picks

Here's who are our experts would be picking for coach of the year if the season ended today

Court Report: Myles Rice beat cancer and is guiding Washington State to its first NCAA Tournament since 2008

An incredible story is building in the Pacific Northwest. That, and much more in Matt Norlander's weekly college hoops notebook

Dribble Handoff: Michigan State, Gonzaga among bubble teams capable of making 2024 NCAA Tournament

These are the bubble teams we believe can make a push as urgency sets in late in the season

Court Report: Scott Drew's controversial ejection stemmed from Big 12 memo and league finally grading its refs

Matt Norlander's insider notebook also has more from Rick Pitino, in addition to spotlighting a great new college hoops website

UConn's win vs. St. John's at MSG has Rick Pitino, Dan Hurley admitting this is where they should always play

Rick Pitino told CBS Sports that, despite his earlier public intentions, St. John's will continue to host UConn at the Garden

Court Report: Why Kentucky's not (yet) a true NCAA title contender; Duke-UNC tops epic weekend of top-10 games

Matt Norlander's insider notebook has more on Ed Cooley and a fascinating look at top-10 teams being historically awful on the road

Georgetown coach Ed Cooley returns to Providence, but handles loss, hostile reception by Friar fans with class

PC fans waited 10 months to boo their former coach, but never crossed the line as a new Big East rivalry is born

Dribble Handoff: Predicting Kentucky's final SEC record and NCAA Tournament seeding this up-and-down season

Our experts predict what's in store for a Kentucky team that has mixed incredible promise with some poor showings

Court Report: DePaul is on the verge of historic NCAA Tournament drought; five coaches it should pursue

Matt Norlander's weekly notebook also checks in on Dayton's 2020 redemption tour and Samford's one-of-a-kind winning formula

Court Report: Tom Izzo says he won't retire in 2024, but when he does, he'll likely do it like Nick Saban

Matt Norlander looks at two epic NCAA tourney streaks in jeopardy: Michigan State and Gonzaga

'Big Z' Zvonimir Ivišić made his collegiate debut on Saturday and just verified Kentucky as a title contender

John Calipari's Kentucky team is as fun, deep and dangerous as any in the country now that 'Big Z' is in the mix

Dribble Handoff: If Purdue's Zach Edey doesn't win college basketball's player of the year, who would?

There is a solid pack of stars chasing Zach Edey to be college basketball's top player

Matt Norlander is a two-time national award-winning senior writer who has been with CBS Sports since 2010 and is in his 14th season covering college basketball for CBS Sports. He also co-hosts the Eye on College Basketball podcast and is a college hoops analyst and insider for CBS Sports HQ. In addition to college hoops, Norlander 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, amateur drummer and enthusiastic skier. You're happily invited to send him story tips and music recommendations.

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