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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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Final Thoughts On Ranking 351 D1 Teams

by Dan Hanner

Oct 28, 2013 7:18 PM

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 »

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Big 12 Basketball Early Projection

by Dan Hanner

May 19, 2013 10:59 PM

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 »

Tags: Andrew Wiggins, Shane Southwell, Will Spradling, Thomas Gipson, Markel Brown, Marcus Smart, LeBryan Nash, Kansas Jayhawks, Oklahoma State Cowboys, Baylor Bears, Iowa State Cyclones, West Virginia Mountaineers, Texas Longhorns, Kansas State Wildcats, Oklahoma Sooners, Texas Tech Red Raiders, Texas Christian Frogs, Big 12 Conference, NCAA

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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 »
The New Coaches At South Carolina And Kansas State

by Dan Hanner

This spring South Carolina hired Frank Martin and Kansas St. hired Bruce Weber to replace him. Overall these are both incredibly “safe” moves for the two universities to make. But what will it take for these coaches to reach a new higher level with their new schools? Read more »
NCAA Tournament Day 1

by Dan Hanner

Which players have contributed to Purdue's offensive resurgence, the storylines from Day 1 of the NCAA tournament, and an explanation why various teams tournament expecations are changing. 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 »
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. 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 »
Conference Play Means Scouting Reports

by Dan Hanner

On the first full weekend of conference play, there were 35 match-ups between BCS conference teams, which means the team that takes their information and executes better usually wins. Read more »
BCS Basketball Power Poll January 2012

by Dan Hanner

Separating the BCS schools into tiers named after John Wooden, Dean Smith, Gene Keady, Rollie Massimino, John Chaney, Kelvin Sampson, Tim Welsh, Pat Knight and Sidney Lowe, how does everyone stand? Read more »
Colleges On NBA Rosters

by Dan Hanner

Duke, Kentucky, UCLA, Texas, Kansas, North Carolina, UConn, Florida and Arizona each begin the 11-12 NBA season with 10 or more players on NBA rosters. Read more »
Are The Recruiting Rankings Correct?

by Dan Hanner

Which coaches get the highest level of performance from their freshmen, on average? And, since player development is equally important, how much does the average player improve over time? Read more »
The Anti-Recruiting Tool

by Dan Hanner

There are many ways to build a winning program. John Calipari’s focus on younger players may be the best way to get elite recruits, but it isn’t the only way to build a winning program. Read more »
Printable Brackets And Early Season Tournament Odds

by Dan Hanner

Don't wait until March to start printing out college basketball brackets. With the Preseason NIT, Maui Invitational, Puerto Rico Tipoff and other excellent tournaments, you can start the madness in November. Read more »
Michael Beasley And The NCAA Facade

by Jonathan Tjarks

On why the revelations of Michael Beasley getting money in college are so unsurprising and why no one, not the NCAA, the NBA, the fans or the players, really cares about it. Read more »
Why Transfers Matter, Plus Big 12 And MWC Notes

by Dan Hanner

The value of transfers to BCS schools, plus why Baylor could have a top-10 team (if Bill Self was their coach instead of Scott Drew). Read more »
How The Big 12 Looks Like A Typical Little League Team

by Dan Hanner

The Big 12 is like a Little League team. Texas is the star shortstop, and Oklahoma is the best pitcher. Texas A&M is a quality hitting second baseman. And Baylor is the kid who got cut after the first few practices. Read more »
The Big 12 Riddle And More Conference Updates

by Dan Hanner

Why the Big 12 race should be the most fascinating in 2012 Read more »