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Freshmen Ranked 61-100

by Dan Hanner

Jan 19, 2015 1:21 PM

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 »

Tags: Kansas Jayhawks, Georgetown Hoyas, Louisville Cardinals, Butler Bulldogs, NCAA

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College Basketball Preview 14-15: Big East

by Dan Hanner

Aug 25, 2014 2:30 PM

Villanova won the Big East last season and it hardly seems fair that they also have the most returning minutes. Georgetown will be hoping for a place in the top-25, while Xavier, St. John's, Marquette and Providence will be tourney bubble teams. Read more »

Tags: Xavier Musketeers, DePaul Blue Demons, Georgetown Hoyas, Marquette Golden Eagles, Providence Friars, Seton Hall Pirates, St. John's Red Storm, Villanova Wildcats, Butler Bulldogs, Creighton Bluejays, Big East 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 »

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Roy Hibbert On Education, Common Sense As Pro Athlete

by Andrew Perna

The extra seasoning Roy Hibbert received in four years in college as an athlete and person was vital to his eventual success. Then a plodding big man, he has transformed himself into a two-time All-Star with Defensive Player of the Year merits through hard work and patience. Read more »
Opening Weekend Thoughts

by Dan Hanner

Grading Joshua Smith's defense, Oregon's transfer debuts, Harvard's returning Kyle Casey and Brandyn Curry, and UConn's new big men. 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 East Basketball Early Projection

by Dan Hanner

Whether the Big East is a strong conference or a weak conference depends somewhat on the question. While the top of the league lacks national title contenders, the league has more depth than most of the other elite leagues. Read more »
2013-2014 Preseason Top 25 Part 2

by Dan Hanner

A lineup-based statistical projection of the 2013-2014 season. Read more »
Weaknesses of Title Contenders

by Dan Hanner

In this edition, we take the teams in the Top 16 of the Pomeroy Rankings and figure out how often they look beatable on the basketball court. Read more »
Injury Splits, Part 2

by Dan Hanner

On what Georgetown, Northwestern, Providence, Memphis, UNLV, North Carolina have done to compensate for playing without vital members of their team. 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 »
Early Season Tournaments: Brackets, Observations, And Odds: Part 2

by Dan Hanner

The Legends Classic might be the most highly anticipated early season tournament because of the potential finals matchup between Indiana and UCLA. We also look at the CBE Classic, Maui Invitational, Cancun Challenge, Great Alaska Shootout, Battle 4 Atlantis and the Old Spice Classic. Read more »
NCAA Tournament Day 2

by Dan Hanner

A running diary of a historic day in the NCAA tournament. 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 »
Major Conference Tournaments Day 1: The Big East Tip-Off

by Dan Hanner

How much the Big East Tournament means to Jim Calhoun, plus game-by-game commentaries of the first round action from Madison Square Garden. 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 »
YABC Column For Feb. 27th (POY Races, Improbabilities & More)

by Dan Hanner

As Draymond Green locked up the Big Ten POY award and Kansas battled Missouri for a likely No. 1 seed, Saturday afternoon encapsulated everything that is great about the NCAA regular season. 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 »
Monroe Doesn’t Feel Snubbed, Confident There’s Room For Improvement

by Andrew Perna

Greg Monroe is the latest in a long line of Hoya bigs to succeed in the NBA, following Patrick Ewing, Dikembe Mutombo, Alonzo Mourning and Roy Hibbert. Read more »