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10 Thoughts On College Basketball's Opening Weekend

by Dan Hanner

Nov 17, 2014 1:20 PM

Surprise roster news, rotation patterns, preseason predictions being right/wrong, building chemistry, hype and more as the college basketball season begins. Read more »

Tags: Louisville Cardinals, Duke Blue Devils, Maryland Terrapins, Pittsburgh Panthers, Missouri Tigers, NCAA

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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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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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Injury Splits - March Edition

by Dan Hanner

How well has Arizona played without Brandon Ashley? What about Pittsburgh without Durand Johnson? What about Colorado without Spencer Dinwiddie? 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 »
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 »
2013-2014 Preseason Top 25 Part 2

by Dan Hanner

A lineup-based statistical projection of the 2013-2014 season. Read more »
NCAA Tournament Day 1

by Dan Hanner

Harvard's win might not quite be Princeton in 1996 but it was still special, plus Dixon's latest failure, the lack of NBA talent, and the days change in tournament odds. 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 »
NCAA Power Poll For February

by Dan Hanner

While there are certainly no elite college teams this season, there are a host of teams that can reach the Final Four. In this edition, we outline the various tiers. Read more »
Who Have You Played?

by Dan Hanner

On the legitimacy of Arizona and Florida as national championship contenders, who has quality wins already and more. 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 »
Still Elite?

by Dan Hanner

Imagine a veteran coach who has finished in the Top-2 in a BCS conference in four of the last six years. His team is constantly in the Top-25, but struggled last season thanks to a key injury. This year, his team brings in a consensus Top-10 recruit nationally, one of the nation’s top transfers, and as a whole the team has seven former RSCI Top 100 recruits on the roster. 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 »
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 »