Matt Norlander

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Her name, her game: How Kentucky's Reed Sheppard was made in his mother's image 30 years after her UK career

A boy named after his mom, who plays in her spitting image, has turned the Sheppard family name into a national story

Court Report: Wake Forest and coach Steve Forbes have been overcoming so much more than fans on the floor

Matt Norlander's weekly college hoops notebook also pays homage to the godfather of all notebook-style columns: Peter King

Old Dominion coach Jeff Jones retiring after decades-long career including stops at Virginia, American

After multiple health scares, Jones is stepping away from the program he's coached since 2013

College basketball expert picks: Kentucky, Creighton among top values bets to win 2024 NCAA Tournament

Here are the updated college basketball national championship value picks from our experts

Court Report: Auburn's Bruce Pearl could be coaching carousel target; Ken Pomeroy should be in Hall of Fame

When your name becomes shorthand in any culture, you're ubiquitous. You're Hall of Fame-worthy. That's KenPom

Kentucky ends Auburn's unbeaten home streak as John Calipari begs for more criticism: 'Just keep attacking me'

The Wildcats' defense has been THE issue for months, but it had a potential season-altering performance Saturday in the Jungle

Lefty Driesell dies at 92: Legendary coach built Maryland into a national power, won 786 games at four schools

Driesell, who is in the Naismith Hall of Fame, was the first coach to win more than 100 games at four different schools

Dribble Handoff: UConn's Dan Hurley, Purdue's Matt Painter among college basketball coach of the year picks

Here's who are our experts would be picking for coach of the year if the season ended today

Court Report: Myles Rice beat cancer and is guiding Washington State to its first NCAA Tournament since 2008

An incredible story is building in the Pacific Northwest. That, and much more in Matt Norlander's weekly college hoops notebook

Dribble Handoff: Michigan State, Gonzaga among bubble teams capable of making 2024 NCAA Tournament

These are the bubble teams we believe can make a push as urgency sets in late in the season

Court Report: Scott Drew's controversial ejection stemmed from Big 12 memo and league finally grading its refs

Matt Norlander's insider notebook also has more from Rick Pitino, in addition to spotlighting a great new college hoops website

UConn's win vs. St. John's at MSG has Rick Pitino, Dan Hurley admitting this is where they should always play

Rick Pitino told CBS Sports that, despite his earlier public intentions, St. John's will continue to host UConn at the Garden

Court Report: Why Kentucky's not (yet) a true NCAA title contender; Duke-UNC tops epic weekend of top-10 games

Matt Norlander's insider notebook has more on Ed Cooley and a fascinating look at top-10 teams being historically awful on the road

Georgetown coach Ed Cooley returns to Providence, but handles loss, hostile reception by Friar fans with class

PC fans waited 10 months to boo their former coach, but never crossed the line as a new Big East rivalry is born

Dribble Handoff: Predicting Kentucky's final SEC record and NCAA Tournament seeding this up-and-down season

Our experts predict what's in store for a Kentucky team that has mixed incredible promise with some poor showings

Matt Norlander is a two-time national award-winning senior writer who has been with CBS Sports since 2010 and is in his 14th season covering college basketball for CBS Sports. He also co-hosts the Eye on College Basketball podcast and is a college hoops analyst and insider for CBS Sports HQ. In addition to college hoops, Norlander covers the NBA Draft, is CBS Sports' lead Olympics columnist and occasionally writes on golf. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and two sons, is an avid guitarist, amateur drummer and enthusiastic skier. You're happily invited to send him story tips and music recommendations.

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