As the countdown to the 2021-22 college basketball season begins, ESPN's predictions series focuses on the top leagues beyond...the top leagues.
The Zags are still among the nation's elite, but multiple teams have entered ESPN's rankings.
- Colorado St. atop NIT field as L'ville declines invite
- Colorado State rallies from 26 down to beat SDSU
- Former CSU, Fresno State coach Grant dies at 87
- Colorado State's Nixon headed to Iowa State
After a huge August, Penny Hardaway and the Tigers have made a major national impression.
July's key college basketball deadlines brought good news to multiple 2022 Final Four hopefuls.
The Longhorns and Ducks have realistic Final Four aspirations after loading up on transfers.
Jeff Borzello talked to anonymous coaches about Gonzaga and other programs with the most recruiting advantages outside of the top leagues.
A pair of men's college basketball blue bloods will enter 2021-22 with sky-high expectations.
Comings and goings in the transfer portal have shaken up the Top 25 for next season in a signifiicant way.
Gonzaga fell short after an epic run, but should have the returning talent to compete for a national championship again next season.
— Kenneth Lofton Jr. had 27 points, including a layup in the closing moments, Kalob Ledoux scored 11 of his 14 points in the final six-plus minutes and Louisiana Tech rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat Colorado State 76-74 in the consolation...
— Landers Nolley II scored a career-high 27 points with seven of Memphis' season-high 14 made 3-pointers, and the Tigers advanced to their first NIT championship game since winning the title in 2002 with a 90-67 semifinal win over Colorado State on...
— Isaiah Stevens scored 18 points and David Roddy had 16 points and 11 rebounds as Colorado State narrowly beat North Carolina State 65-61 in the NIT quarterfinals on Thursday night.
— David Roddy had 17 points and eight rebounds, Isaiah Stevens added 14 points with nine assists and top-seeded Colorado State beat Buffalo 75-73 on Friday night in the first round of the NIT Tournament.
Colorado State, Saint Louis, Memphis and Ole Miss are the No. 1 seeds for the National Invitation Tournament. Louisville, ranked as the first team out of the NCAA tournament by the selection committee, turned down a spot in the NIT.
Several teams are nervous. We've placed their NCAA tournament selection nervousness into tiers.
— Neemias Queta scored 18 points, pulled down 14 rebounds and blocked nine shots as Utah State turned back Colorado State 62-50 in the semifinals of the Mountain West Conference Tournament Friday night.
— Isaiah Stevens had 16 points as Colorado State got past Fresno State 72-62 in the Mountain West Conference Tournament quarterfinals on Thursday night.
— Grant Sherfield scored 18 points and his 3-pointer with 0.8 seconds left gave Nevada an 85-82 win over Colorado State on Friday night.
— Adam Thistlewood had a career-high 27 points as Colorado State defeated New Mexico 87-73 on Wednesday night.
— David Roddy had 22 points and 12 rebounds as Colorado State easily beat Air Force 74-44 on Monday night.
— Isaiah Stevens had 19 points and David Roddy posted 19 points and eight rebounds as Colorado State rolled past Air Force 72-49 on Saturday.
— David Roddy recorded 15 points and 11 rebounds to lift Colorado State to a 68-59 win over Wyoming on Saturday.
— John Tonje came off the bench to tally 16 points, the last a driving layup with 5.8 seconds left, to lift Colorado State to a 74-72 win over Wyoming on Thursday night.
— Marcus Shaver Jr. had a season-high 21 points as Boise State beat Colorado State 85-77 on Friday night.
— David Roddy had a career-high 27 points plus 15 rebounds as Colorado State extended its home win streak to seven games, easily beating Boise State 78-56 on Wednesday night.