College Basketball

Naadir Tharpe #10 of the Kansas Jayhawks (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Kansas Guard Naadir Tharpe

The 5’11” Tharpe is averaging 30 minutes, 8.9 points, and 5.1 assists per game while shooting 45 percent from the field, 39 percent from deep, and 82 percent from the line.

03/04/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - FEBRUARY 23: Head coach Tom Izzo looks on from the bench during the second half while playing the Michigan Wolverines at Crisler Center on February 23, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan won the game 79-70. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Tom Izzo In Hilarious Ladder Commercial: ‘I Feel Like Dancing!’ – And Then He Does

Tom Izzo might add another item to his resume this season – Ladder Salesman of the Year.

CBS Detroit–02/26/2014

Gary Harris #14 of the Michigan State Spartans (credit: Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Michigan State Guard Gary Harris

The Big Ten’s Freshman of the Year last season is averaging 17.9 points per game (second in the conference), 4.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and two steals for the 22-6 Spartans.

02/25/2014

Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans makes a first half pass around Caris LeVert #23 of the Michigan Wolverines at Crisler Center on February 23, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan Beats Michigan St 79-70 For League Lead

Nik Stauskas scored 21 of his 25 points in the second half, and No. 20 Michigan beat No. 13 Michigan State 79-70 on Sunday to take over first place in the Big Ten.

97.1 The Ticket–02/23/2014

Caris LeVert #23 of the Michigan Wolverines.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) FILE PHOTO

No. 21 Wisconsin Beats No. 15 Michigan 75-62

The Wolverines (18-7, 10-3 Big Ten) cut an 18-point deficit to three in the second half, but Kaminsky personally went on a 7-2 run after that, helping Wisconsin regain control.

97.1 The Ticket–02/16/2014

CHAMPAIGN, IL - FEBRUARY 1: Roy Devyn Marble #4 of the Iowa Hawkeyes looks to the basket against the Illinois Fighting Illini during the game at State Farm Center on February 1, 2014 in Champaign, Illinois. Iowa won the game 81-74. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

6 Underrated Players In College Hoops

By now, even the most casual college basketball fans have heard about Doug McDermott, Jabari Parker and Marcus Smart.

97.1 The Ticket–02/13/2014

Michigan v Michigan State

Upcoming College Basketball Schedule On CBS 62 WWJ-TV

Mark your calendars for college hoops action on CBS 62 including rivalry matchups with Michigan and Michigan State.

02/12/2014

Guard Fred VanVleet #23 of the Wichita State Shockers (credit: Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Wichita State Guard Fred VanVleet

A back-up to Malcolm Armstead on last year’s Final Four team, VanVleet has helped lead Wichita to a 25-0 record and No. 4 ranking.

02/11/2014

Ethan Wragge #34 of the Creighton Bluejays (credit: Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Creighton Forward Ethan Wragge

According to Hoop-Math, 157 of his 163 shots this season have been from beyond the arc (96 percent), the highest percentage in the country among players with at least 100 field goal attempts.

02/03/2014

Kansas Jayhawks fans attempt to distract as A.J. English #5 of the Iona Gaels shoots a free throw. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Iona Guard A.J. English

English is averaging 17.8 points, 4.1 assists, and 3.9 rebounds for the Gaels, who are tied atop the MAAC with an 8-2 conference record after winning both games last weekend.

02/03/2014

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