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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.

MOST RECENT POSTS

Debunking the conference tournament myth

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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

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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.

College basketball Championship Week primer

The madness before the madness is upon us, which means you need to gear up on what you need to be paying attention to, and who you need to be rooting for.

The 5 biggest stories of the weekend

It's March and things are already crazy in college hoops. Educate yourself on the proceedings.

Appreciating perfection

The time for talking about Wichita State's NCAA Tournament prospects will come. For now, let's all just sit back and appreciate an achievement that we haven't seen in a decade.

The First 68: The joy of conference title races

A 6'2 guard from Talladega College flew this week. Literally. Kind of.

Requiem for the CAA

It was the best mid-major conference in college basketball just three short year ago. Now, the Colonial Athletic Association is making due thanks to three intriguing teams at the top of the league...

Six seniors in search of a March breakthrough

It's the best time of the year for everyone associated with college hoops, but for a group of senior stars, this March could be extra special.

Kansas' decade of dominance

One of college basketball's most incredible runs is about to add another chapter.

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