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KC's Mid-Major Top 10: Andy Kennedy and UAB rising, Loyola Chicago still No. 1
Loyola Chicago sticks at No. 1 thanks to Davidson's loss to VCU, and a former ESPN analyst has his team positioned well for March.

College basketball's 2021-22 freshmen: Who's thriving, who's surprising, who's waiting to shine?
The top three No. 1 pick candidates in the NBA draft are from this freshman class, and many other young stars have emerged.

Mack out at Louisville; 'you've gotta win games'
As part of his negotiated separation agreement with the University of Louisville, men's basketball coach Chris Mack will receive a $4.8 million buyout, sources told ESPN. Associate head coach Mike Pegues has been named interim coach.

CBI to keep single-site plan, up field to 16 teams
For the second consecutive season, the College Basketball Invitational will play a single-elimination, bracket-style tournament at Daytona Beach, Florida. The field will increase from eight teams in 2021 to 16 teams this season.

Auburn survives scare in 1st game ever as No. 1
Relieved and exasperated after a closer-than-expected 55-54 win over Missouri, Auburn coach Bruce Pearl admitted his No. 1 Tigers "didn't play like the best team in the nation," though the longtime coach will certainly take the team's 19th victory.

Sources: Louisville in talks to separate with Mack
The future of Louisville men's basketball coach Chris Mack is in peril, as sources told ESPN the school is engaged in discussions to separate with the fourth-year head coach.

Cockburn, Curbelo sit out Illini win vs. Spartans
No. 24 Illinois didn't have Kofi Cockburn and Andre Curbelo for Tuesday night's 1-point victory against No. 10 Michigan State.

Lively headlines McDonald's All American roster
Nineteen of the top 20 prospects in the ESPN 100 have been named to the 45th annual McDonald's All American Game, highlighted by No. 1 recruit Dereck Lively.

CAA adding three new schools to conference
Hampton, Monmouth and Stony Brook have accepted invitations to join the Colonial Athletic Association.

With Chris Mack out, Louisville's list of head-coaching candidates should be deep
Louisville joins Maryland as another high-major basketball program with a midseason vacancy. Here are the potential replacements for Mack.