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The Big 12's Final Four Problem

by Jonathan Tjarks

Feb 2, 2016 4:11 PM

When you look at the Big 12 as a whole, you see guard-heavy teams without great big men and teams with great big men whose style of play can be exploited by well-coached teams. Read more »

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

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The Mystery Boxes Of Highly Rated Draft Prospects With Limited Minutes

by Jonathan Tjarks

Jan 14, 2016 3:02 PM

At this point, NBA people would probably prefer if Cheikh Diallo and Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk go back to school, but a weak draft means they might still be able to secure first-round contracts worth millions of dollars without ever getting much playing time at Kansas. Read more »

Tags: Cheick Diallo, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, Kansas Jayhawks, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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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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NCAA Tournament Day 4

by Dan Hanner

Looking back at Michigan St.'s upset, Seth Tuttle's last game, the frustrating reality for Dayton fans, and the two-game numbers for every remaining tournament team. Read more »
NCAA Tournament Day 2

by Dan Hanner

Looking back at all the action from the second day of the tournament. Read more »
Final Stats And Bracket Picks

by Dan Hanner

Going through the hot, warm, cool and cold teams entering the tournament and then we preview and predict each region. Read more »
Super Saturday

by Dan Hanner

With three marquee basketball games staggered throughout the day, #10 Northern Iowa at #11 Wichita St., #18 Arkansas at #1 Kentucky, and #7 Arizona at #13 Utah, Saturday seemed like the perfect day to write a noon to midnight recap. Read more »
Freshmen Ranked 1-20

by Dan Hanner

Checking in on what we know now on the incoming freshmen who were ranked from No. 1 to No. 20 before the season started. Read more »
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 isnít 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 Reset

by Dan Hanner

On what weíve learned in the first three months of the NCAA season, focusing on the best teams going forward, not on current resumes. Read more »
Freshmen Ranked 61-100

by Dan Hanner

In the preseason, when we see that someone is a Top 100 recruit, we expect them to be great right away. But as these numbers show, not everyone dominates at the college level immediately. A lot of these players will become stars as sophomores and juniors. 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 »
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 »
Draft Report: Joel Embiid Of Kansas

by Jonathan Tjarks

Unless you have LeBron James or Kevin Durant, you're not getting anywhere without a good center. Joel Embiid is the one guy from this class who brings instant credibility to the team that drafts him. 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 »
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 »
In Season Improvement, Part 1

by Dan Hanner

What Arizona, Wisconsin, and Syracuse have that Kansas does not have, hope for Michigan fans, and the Top 10 coaches at improving their teams in-season. Read more »