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College Basketball Preview 14-15: Big 12 Conference

by Dan Hanner

Sep 22, 2014 3:44 PM

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 »

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

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Way Too Early Top 25 Projections

by Dan Hanner

Apr 7, 2014 12:54 AM

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

Tags: Montrezl Harrell, Arizona Wildcats, Kansas Jayhawks, Duke Blue Devils, Wisconsin Badgers, Florida Gators, Michigan Wolverines, Kentucky Wildcats, North Carolina Tar Heels, Connecticut Huskies, Virginia Cavaliers, Villanova Wildcats, Wichita State Shockers, VCU Rams, Louisville Cardinals, Syracuse Orange, Ohio State Buckeyes, Southern Methodist Mustangs, Colorado Buffaloes, Baylor Bears, Texas Longhorns, Maryland Terrapins, Iowa Hawkeyes, UCLA Bruins, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Utah Utes, Iowa State Cyclones, Oregon Ducks, San Diego State Aztecs, Stanford Cardinal, Dayton Flyers, Michigan State Spartans, Pittsburgh Panthers, Georgetown Hoyas, Seton Hall Pirates, UNLV Runnin' Rebels, LSU Tigers, Memphis Tigers, Tennessee Volunteers, Illinois Fighting Illini, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Cincinnati Bearcats, NCAA

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Sweet Sixteen Day 1

by Dan Hanner

Mar 28, 2014 1:37 AM

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 »

Tags: Aaron Gordon, Arizona Wildcats, Florida Gators, Wisconsin Badgers, Dayton Flyers, UCLA Bruins, San Diego State Aztecs, Baylor Bears, Stanford Cardinal, NCAA Tournament, NCAA

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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 »
The Many Facets & Unpredictability Of March Madness

by Jonathan Tjarks

While personnel determine scheme in the NBA, college basketball coaches recruit players that fit their schemes. Read more »
Looking Back, Looking Ahead To Tournament Week

by Dan Hanner

Examining the final regular season weekend of the Big Ten, ACC and SEC, along with everything you really need to know to enjoy Tournament Week. Read more »
Recruiting And Player Development, 2012 Edition

by Dan Hanner

The best way to examine the value of specific college coaches is to examine how well they recruit and subsequently develop their talent. Let's examine the top 49 coaches from the Power 6 conferences. Read more »
YACB Column, Jan. 30th (On The Weaknesses Of The Top-25 & More)

by Dan Hanner

Many have called this a down year for college basketball and though that argument can be made about elite teams, there are still plenty of reasons why it's a fallacy. Read more »
YACB Column, Jan. 23rd: On Duke's Home Loss, Big Win For Kansas & More

by Dan Hanner

On a great weekend of college basketball that saw Florida State beat Duke at Cameron, Syracuse get their first loss, Kansas stave off Texas, as well as the reasoning why we must look at match-ups and reevaluations. Read more »