2020-21 DI men’s college basketball milestone tracker

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The 2020-21 Division I men’s college basketball season is here. While this year will be unlike any other, some things are certain: games will be played and milestones will be met.

NCAA.com is tracking notable milestones achieved during the season. They can be set by players, coaches and programs alike. We’ll update this article throughout the season, all the way to the Final Four and NCAA championship in Indianapolis.

Got a milestone tip for us? Send us an email with as much information as you can. We’ll confirm and add to this list.

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Jan 16, 2021 — John Petty Jr. becomes Alabama’s all-time leader in made 3-pointers

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College basketball rankings: Houston, Alabama jump in latest Power 36

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Jan. 18, 2021

College basketball rankings: Houston, Alabama jump in latest Power 36

Jan. 18, 2021

Andy Katz breaks down his latest college basketball Power 36 rankings for Jan. 18. Hear how Iowa and Houston entered the top 5 while Alabama jumped into the top 10 of this week’s rankings.

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ANDY KATZ | NCAA.COM CORRESPONDENT | JANUARY 11, 2021

College basketball rankings: Alabama, Ohio State and UCLA rise in this week’s Power 36

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL RANKINGS: UCLA, ALABAMA RISE UP IN LATEST POWER 36

These are my Power 36 college basketball rankings for Jan. 11, 2021...

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NBA trade rumors: Cavs planning to move Kevin Porter Jr. after locker room outburst

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Kevin Porter Jr. appears to be on his way out of Cleveland.

The Cavaliers are expected to trade or release Porter following the 20-year-old’s recent locker room outburst, according to The Athletic’s Jason Lloyd, Joe Vardon, Kelsey Russo and Shams Charania. Porter reportedly began yelling and at one point threw food after he entered the locker room Friday and learned the team had given his old locker to Taurean Prince, who was acquired by Cleveland as part of the blockbuster James Harden trade.

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Porter was “combative” with Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman, per The Athletic, and coach J.B. Bickerstaff was “shocked and disgusted” by what had transpired...

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Michigan vs. Wisconsin prediction and picks for 8 more major men’s college basketball games

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Andy Katz and Chad “March Chadness” Aycock break down some of the best games and Katz offers up his predictions for some top-level matchups on this week’s episode of March Madness 365. CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein, Kentucky’s Keion Brooks Jr. and Xavier’s Colby Jones also joined Katz this week.

Katz was 8-1 with his predictions last week. His overall record is now 33-16. So, let’s get to it.

No. 9 Wisconsin at No. 7 Michigan | 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jan. 12 | TV: ESPN

Michigan is 10-0 and one of the last undefeated teams left in the country. Yet, despite being the higher-ranked team and being the home team in this matchup, Katz likes the Badgers to give the Wolverines their first loss of the season. Katz cites Wisconsin’s experience, depth and perimeter offense as their path to victory.

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Oakland basketball learns the big challenges and small victories of playing in a pandemic

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Everyone has to keep grinding in a season, where nothing is certain, or easy. Kampe has experienced a lot in 37 years, but never anything like this.

The nominations are now closed for the happiest 2-9 college basketball team in America.

Looks like it might be the Oakland Golden Grizzlies, by a landslide. Why? Consider their journey so far, which could make them a poster team for the different and difficult and demanding times of 2020:

Shut down by COVID most of November, until three days before the season opener at Xavier. And then…

Nine consecutive road games — all defeats — including a Power-5 four-step through Michigan, Purdue, Oklahoma State and Michigan State; a slog designed partly to make sure they reach this season’s NCAA-mandated minimum game limit, pa...

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Prediction for Gonzaga vs. Virginia and 5 other top men’s college basketball games for the week

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On this week’s episode of the March Madness 365 podcast, Andy Katz and Chad “March Chadness” Aycock broke down and predicted the winner for some of the top college basketball games on the schedule.

Katz was also joined on the podcast by advanced stats guru Ken Pomeroy, KPI creator and scheduling wizard Kevin Pauga, ESPN’s Joe Lunardi and West Virginia’s Miles McBride.

Katz was 4-4 with his predictions last week, so his overall record is now 19-9. So, let’s get to it. Here are Katz’s predictions and final results for his games to watch this week in college basketball:

No. 7 West Virginia at No. 3 Kansas | 9 p.m. ET on Dec. 22 in Lawrence, Kansas | ESPN

Kansas and West Virginia are top-10 teams and two of the four best teams in the Big 12, according to both the AP Top 25 and advanced stat...

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What channel is Warriors vs. Nets on tonight? Time, TV schedule for NBA Opening Night game

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What better way to start a new NBA season than with a contest featuring one of the league’s greatest players facing his former team?

Kevin Durant will see a few familiar faces on Opening Night as his Nets meet the Warriors to tip off the 2020-21 season. The 32-year-old forward’s last appearance in a game that mattered came on June 10, 2019, when Durant, then a member of the Warriors, logged 12 minutes in Game 5 of the NBA Finals before falling to the floor with a torn Achilles. After leaving Golden State for Brooklyn in free agency last year, Durant missed the entire 2019-20 season and prepared for his comeback tour. Now the Nets are hoping a healthy Durant and Kyrie Irving can lead them to championship glory.

As for Durant’s old franchise, the Warriors will rely on two-time NBA MVP S...

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Florida’s Keyontae Johnson in stable condition, breathing on his own after collapse

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Florida basketball star Keyontae Johnson collapsed on the floor during the first half of the Gators’ game against rival Florida State on Saturday afternoon. Johnson was carried off the floor on a stretcher and was taken to a local hospital. Johnson was taken to Tallahassee Memorial reportedly in critical but stable condition before being transported to a hospital in Gainesville on Monday, where he was put in a medically induced coma, according to his grandfather.

On Tuesday, Johnson’s condition was updated to stable. He’s reportedly breathing on his own and speaking with doctors. Florida basketball provided this statement:

Johnson collapsed coming out of the timeout after finishing an ...

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Predictions for Villanova vs. Texas, Xavier vs. Cincinnati

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The college basketball season is off to a great start. If you thought the first week of the 2020-2021 college basketball season was fun, just look ahead to this week: six top-25 match-ups, three top-10 games and two top-5 contests.

On this week’s episode of March Madness 365, Andy Katz and Chad “March Chadness” Aycock preview some of the best games and Katz makes his predictions for the second week of college basketball. Katz also talks to Gonzaga’s Jalen Suggs, Baylor head coach Scott Drew and Ohio guard Jason Preston.

Andy Katz is 5-2 with his predictions after week one. Here are his predictions for this week of the 2020-2021 college basketball season (all times Eastern).

No. 12 Villanova at No. 17 Texas | 1 p.m. on Dec. 6 in Austin, Texas | TV: ESPN

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The NBA’s 9 spiciest games of the regular season

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It seems like only yesterday LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and the rest of the Los Angeles Lakers ended the Miami Heat’s Cinderella run in the NBA’s Disney bubble to win the championship. After a truncated offseason that included the draft and free agency, the league is now ready to go once again. NBA basketball will be here before Christmas, and we already know the first half of the schedule.

The league isn’t doing a bubble, and it’s playing only 72 games during the regular season. That means more head-to-head ‘series’ to reduce travel and squeeze as many games as possible into the shortened schedule. The threaten of the global pandemic continues to hang over society and has already had high-profile impacts on both the NFL and college basketball...

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