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Conference Play In Full Force

by Dan Hanner

Jan 12, 2015 12:26 AM

If you didnít appreciate NC Stateís upset of Duke, Virginiaís thrilling road win at Notre Dame, and North Carolinaís last second victory against Louisville, you just donít love basketball. Read more »

Tags: North Carolina Tar Heels, Duke Blue Devils, North Carolina State Wolfpack, Virginia Cavaliers, Louisville Cardinals, Kentucky Wildcats, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Oklahoma Sooners, Kansas State Wildcats, Rutgers Scarlet Knights, Atlantic Coast Conference, NCAA

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Six College Basketball Choices

by Dan Hanner

Dec 21, 2014 11:50 PM

On how Duke, Kentucky, Michigan, SMU, Ole Miss, Oregon State, South Carolina, Penn State, Colorado State, Wyoming, Dayton and Marquette have begun their seasons. Read more »

Tags: Duke Blue Devils, Kentucky Wildcats, Michigan Wolverines, Southern Methodist Mustangs, Marquette Golden Eagles, South Carolina Gamecocks, Wyoming Cowboys, Oregon State Beavers, NCAA

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Holiday Tournaments Are Underway

by Dan Hanner

Nov 24, 2014 1:01 PM

On Texas A&M, Iowa, Duke's holiday tournament run, UConn, Florida's loss to Miami, LSU, Oregon, Providence vs. Notre Dame and more. Read more »

Tags: Texas A&M Aggies, Connecticut Huskies, Duke Blue Devils, Oregon Ducks, NCAA

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10 Thoughts On College Basketball's Opening Weekend

by Dan Hanner

Surprise roster news, rotation patterns, preseason predictions being right/wrong, building chemistry, hype and more as the college basketball season begins. Read more »
College Basketball Preview 14-15: ACC

by Dan Hanner

Duke are their favorites and their season will hinge on the play of Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones, while Louisville, North Carolina and Virginia will challenge. Read more »
Will Duke Or Kansas Have A Better Defense In 14-15?

by Dan Hanner

Both teams bring in multiple impact freshmen, but based on the entire roster, Duke has more offensive weapons. The more interesting question is whether Kansas or Duke will have the better defense in 14-15. Read more »
NCAA Top 25 Projections (Post NBA Draft Declaration Deadline)

by Dan Hanner

I explore the stats that make my model more skeptical of Texas, SMU, San Diego St., and Oklahoma, and I show that Syracuse, Ohio St., and UCLA still have plenty of elite high school talent. Read more »
Way Too Early Top 25 Projections

by Dan Hanner

I break out my lineup-based projections model to predict the 2014-15 season. Read more »
All Stars Must Pass

by Jonathan Tjarks

If Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker arenít scoring, they have a hard time impacting the game. While they were eliminated, Julius Randle is in the Sweet 16 thanks to his career-high six assists against Wichita State. Read more »
NCAA Tournament Day 2

by Dan Hanner

Baylor's late season surge continues, why this year's UCLA team is not last year's UCLA team, and other Day 2 observations. Read more »
Major Conference Tournaments Underway

by Dan Hanner

How good would Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, and Arizona be if their freshmen stuck around? I also check in on some seniors and the first day of the major conference tournaments. Read more »
The Top 100 Recruits After Two Months, Part 1

by Dan Hanner

Wayne Selden, Tyler Ennis, Josh Hart, and a full look at how the Top 100 freshmen have performed to date. Read more »
Feast Week Wrap

by Dan Hanner

By almost any metric, the winner of Feast Week was the ACC. Also, notes on Scott Drew and Baylor, the turkeys of the week, Duke's defense, Harvard Watch and more. Read more »
Final Thoughts On Ranking 351 D1 Teams

by Dan Hanner

Over the past few days, Dan Hanner has presented his updated projection model, his season projections on ESPN Insider, Q&A's with Eamonn Brennon and John Templon, along with replying to questions on Twitter. Here are a few additional thoughts that didn't make the cut. Read more »
Welcome Back, Part 2

by Dan Hanner

Returning minutes are sometimes deceiving. Thatís because a number of teams will welcome back players who missed all or nearly all of last season. Letís take a look at some of those players such as Andre Dawkins, Anthony Brown, Malcolm Brogdon and Drew Crawford. Read more »
Freshmen Playing Time Part 2

by Dan Hanner

Given a sophomore and freshmen with equivalent stats, how much less will the freshmen play for each major conference coach? Read more »
ACC Basketball Early Projection

by Dan Hanner

I use my lineup-based model to project the 2013-2014 ACC standings. Find out why Virginia is a sleeper cotender and Syracuse's offense may still be a weakness. Read more »
2013-2014 Preseason Top 25

by Dan Hanner

A lineup-based statistical model projects the 2013-2014 season. Read more »
The Stretch 4 Era

by Jonathan Tjarks

Just like in the NBA, floor spacing has become the name of the game at the top of the NCAA. Nine of the top 12 seeds start a three-point shooter in their frontcourt. Get as much shooting on the floor as possible without compromising your defense and rebounding. Read more »
Injury Splits, March Edition: Is Duke Now The Favorite?

by Dan Hanner

Oregon, North Dakota St., Florida and Duke all got key players back recently and given how these teams performed without these players, the returns could not have come at a better time. Read more »