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College Basketball Preview 14-15: ACC

by Dan Hanner

Jul 21, 2014 3:32 PM

Duke are their favorites and their season will hinge on the play of Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones, while Louisville, North Carolina and Virginia will challenge. Read more »

Tags: Duke Blue Devils, Boston College Eagles, Clemson Tigers, Florida State Seminoles, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Maryland Terrapins, Miami (FL) Hurricanes, North Carolina Tar Heels, North Carolina State Wolfpack, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Pittsburgh Panthers, Syracuse Orange, Virginia Cavaliers, Virginia Tech Hokies, Wake Forest Demon Deacons, Atlantic Coast Conference, NCAA

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Should We Ignore The Components Of Defense That Teams Can't Control?

by Dan Hanner

May 12, 2014 1:45 PM

college basketball analysts should be thinking of this a bit like Batting Average on Balls in Play in baseball. If a team is way too high or way too low in free throw defense or three point percentage defense, that probably is a bit about luck. Both within seasons and between seasons, we shouldn’t necessarily expect that component of defensive performance to persist. Read more »

Tags: Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Wichita State Shockers, North Dakota State Bison, NCAA

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College Basketball Injury Splits Part 1

by Dan Hanner

Jan 20, 2014 2:04 AM

How has Notre Dame performed without Jerian Grant? How has Georgetown done without Joshua Smith? How did Ole Miss fare without Marshall Henderson? 32 injury splits in one column! Read more »

Tags: Jerian Grant, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, NCAA

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Do Freshmen-Filled Teams Get Better In-Season?

by Dan Hanner

Is Colorado's youth a long-run problem? Also, why Notre Dame was the worst possible matchup for Ohio St. 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 »
Top College Basketball Conferences In 13-14

by Dan Hanner

The ACC is eventually going to take over as the top basketball conference by just about every possible metric. If that doesn’t happen this season with the addition of Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame, it should happen next year with the addition of Louisville. Read more »
ACC Basketball Early Projection

by Dan Hanner

I use my lineup-based model to project the 2013-2014 ACC standings. Find out why Virginia is a sleeper cotender and Syracuse's offense may still be a weakness. 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 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 »
Overlooked NCAA Games From 11-12

by Dan Hanner

While the DVR is bad for tweeting, the college basketball season was full of moments that were best appreciated with the magic of recording technology. 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 »
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 »
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 »