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Top Returning Prospects: Big 12

by Jonathan Tjarks

Aug 19, 2015 2:47 PM

The Big 12 had just two players drafted in 2015, but there's a lot of depth returning with the likes of Wayne Selden, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, Taurean Waller-Prince, Prince Ibeh and more. Read more »

Tags: Oklahoma Sooners, Baylor Bears, Iowa State Cyclones, Kansas Jayhawks, Kansas State Wildcats, Oklahoma State Cowboys, Texas Longhorns, Texas Tech Red Raiders, West Virginia Mountaineers, Texas Christian Frogs, Big 12 Conference, NCAA

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The Goliaths Of The Tourney

by Jonathan Tjarks

Mar 24, 2015 1:25 PM

While there is always an element of randomness involved in a one-and-done tournament, there is an underlying pattern as to who is advancing and who is going home. For the most part, higher seeds with elite big men are safe while the ones without are vulnerable. Read more »

Tags: Duke Blue Devils, Baylor Bears, Iowa State Cyclones, Michigan State Spartans, Wisconsin Badgers, Kentucky Wildcats, NCAA

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Road Records Reveal Truth Of Tournament Teams

by Jonathan Tjarks

Mar 18, 2015 2:19 PM

If you look at the numbers as a whole, teams with a .500 or lower record on the road don't tend to do all that well in the NCAA Tournament. Read more »

Tags: Baylor Bears, Kentucky Wildcats, NCAA Tournament, NCAA

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NBA Prospects From The Big 12

by Jonathan Tjarks

The Big 12 is widely considered the deepest conference in the country this season. And while there isn’t a ton of high-level talent outside of Kansas and Texas, almost every team has at least 1-2 guys being seriously looked at by NBA scouts. Read more »
How Kansas Continues Big 12 Dominance

by Jonathan Tjarks

You still have to give Bill Self his props for what he has done, but the basketball coach at Kansas is expected to beat a bunch of football schools just about every season. There are no other blue-blood programs in the Big 12. No Duke to his UNC. Read more »
College Basketball Preview 14-15: Big 12 Conference

by Dan Hanner

Despite an uncertain point guard situation, Kansas remains the clear favorite in the Big 12 with Texas and Iowa State a clear step behind. 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 »
Sweet Sixteen Day 1

by Dan Hanner

What it means to have a Cole Aldrich moment, Scott Drew's enigmatic coaching, UCLA's three point defense, and Aaron Gordon's promotional video highlight Day 1 of the Sweet Sixteen. Read more »
The Development Of Big Men Prospects

by Jonathan Tjarks

Julius Randle and Isaiah Austin are still 7-8 years away from the prime of their careers. Randle is better equipped to physically dominate undermanned opponents, but there aren’t many of those guys at the next level. And while he is the safer bet right now, that doesn’t mean it’s a guarantee. Young big men don’t necessarily develop on a straight line. 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 »
Big 12 Basketball Early Projection

by Dan Hanner

With Andrew Wiggins joining Kansas, the Jayhawks should stay at the Top of the Big 12. But the projection for West Virginia, Kansas St., and Oklahoma is entirely different from last season. Read more »
Brittney Griner Shows Where Evolution Of Men's Game Is Going

by Jonathan Tjarks

A 7’2 240 stretch center capable of running point and playing dominant interior defense is possible. But until “Point Kareem” emerges, Brittney Griner is as close to the platonic ideal of a great basketball player as there is. Read more »
Nerlens Noel, Isaiah Austin, And A Quick Look At How The Top 80 Recruits Have Fared

by Dan Hanner

On Nerlens Noel, Isaiah Austin, Kyle Anderson and the rest of the freshman class as they play such prominent roles to begin the 12-13 NCAA season. Read more »
Why Every College Game Matters

by Jonathan Tjarks

We’ve seen Kobe Bryant and LeBron James play thousands of basketball games; at this point, we have a pretty good idea of what they are all about. So while the level of play in the NBA is much higher, you never know what you are going to get in the NCAA. Read more »
Early Season Tournaments: Brackets, Observations, And Odds: Part 1

by Dan Hanner

Sorting through the odds of the NIT, 2K Sports Classic, Charleston Classic, Puerto Rico Tipoff, Coaches Vs. Cancer, Paradise Jam and Hall of Fame Tip-Off. Read more »
And Then There Were Four

by Dan Hanner

Don't let the final score fool you. Kansas vs North Carolina was an instant classic. Read more »
Will The Madness Continue Into Sweet 16?

by Jonathan Tjarks

The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament was one of the most unpredictable in recent memory. Now, with the second weekend set to tip-off, the Madness may have only just begun. Read more »
Beating The Top Teams

by Dan Hanner

Which teams have the best and worst performance against other NCAA tournament teams? And which teams have the best and worst performance in the last 10 games? Read more »
Initial Bracket Thoughts

by Dan Hanner

A few preliminary thoughts on matchups and which teams will advance deep in the tournament. Read more »
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