Mike Rutherford

College Basketball Editor

Mike Rutherford is the college basketball editor for SBNation.com as well as the manager of CardChronicle.com. He lives in Louisville, KY where he's still best known for a runner-up performance in the 1997 city spelling bee. Mike likes most things, but not exclamation points. He hates exclamation points.


The best and worst from Saturday's action

On a day where little else was anything close to resembling "mad," the Dayton Flyers owned their moment.

The best and worst from Friday's madness

Your bracket's dead. I heard. Tom told me. Look, we all feel bad about this, but the only thing to do now is move on and try to enjoy the rest of the tournament.

Best and worst from NCAA Tournament's first day

It was one of the most memorable opening days in NCAA Tournament history, and we've got your full recap.

64 reasons this March will be the best

Every March is great, but this March is shaping up to be extra special. Let's take a look at a bunch of reasons (64!) why.

SB Nation's All-Americans

Three seniors, a freshman and a junior earn the top postseason honors this season from SB Nation's panel of college hoops experts.

Breaking down the seeds, storylines

As is typically the case, the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee provided the sports world with a great deal to argue about this year.

Selection Sunday's biggest problem

One of sports' biggest unofficial holidays has a major problem, but there's an easy fix.

Debunking the conference tournament myth


If you're worried that playing three or four games the week before the NCAA Tournament might decrease your favorite team's chances of making a run to the Final Four, you shouldn't be.

The season where no one knew anything

The postseason was supposed to give college hoops experts a temporary reprieve from the season-long trend of being horribly, horribly wrong about everything. It has not.

The First 68 bids farewell


In the final 2013-14 installment of The First 68, we discuss some early postseason controversy, the unpredictability of the weeks ahead and the streakiness of past national champions.

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