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Evaluating Recent Coaching Hires And The Meaning Of Coin Flips

by Dan Hanner

Feb 17, 2014 12:43 AM

Tubby Smith and Larry Brown's turnarounds, plus meditations on close losses and wins for Tom Crean and Jim Boeheim. Read more »

Tags: Noah Vonleh, Texas Tech Red Raiders, Pittsburgh Panthers, Indiana Hoosiers, Southern Methodist Mustangs, Syracuse Orange, NCAA

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Notes On 2013 ACC-Big Ten Challenge

by Cameron Schott

Dec 7, 2013 2:15 PM

Although there wasnít a conference crowned the champion of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge because of a tied 6-6 outcome, plenty of story lines and questions emerged from the event. We take a glance into some intriguing aspects seen in the challenge. Read more »

Tags: Michigan Wolverines, North Carolina Tar Heels, Illinois Fighting Illini, Duke Blue Devils, Syracuse Orange, Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten Conference, NCAA

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2013 Holiday Tournaments (Part 2)

by Dan Hanner

Oct 10, 2013 5:31 PM

In the second of a three-part series, we breakdown the NIT (with a potential Gordon vs. Parker matchup), Maui Invitational, Legends Classic, CBE, Gulf Coast Showcase and the Cancun Challenge. Read more »

Tags: Dayton Flyers, Duke Blue Devils, Arizona Wildcats, California Golden Bears, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Syracuse Orange, Maui Invitational Tournament, Cancun Challenge, Legends Classic, NIT Season Tip-Off, CBE Classic, Gulf Coast Showcase, NCAA

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Faster Than We Thought

by Dan Hanner

Since Ken Pomeroy began tracking possessions per game (aka tempo, aka pace) on his website, fans have used his measure of tempo to argue about the entertainment value of their team. But the entertainment value of tempo has long been exaggerated. Read more »
Changing Pace With Conference Realignment

by Dan Hanner

When it comes to pace-of-play, a teamís head coach is critical. In this edition, we look at the pace of play for each team in all of the major conferences. Read more »
Recap Of Final Four Saturday

by Dan Hanner

The Number One Offense will now meet the Number One Defense, but Syracuse and Wichita St. have nothing to hang their heads about. Read more »
Sweet Sixteen Day 1

by Dan Hanner

Grading Doug Gottlieb, analyzing the Syracuse zone, Ohio St.'s under-rated athleticism, and Ramon Galloway's memorable father. Read more »
March Madness Through The NBA Lens (Round Of 64)

by Daniel Leroux

While the NCAA Tournament has cachet all its own, one way of looking at the Tournament from the perspective of NBA talent evaluators. Here are the games and prospects most worthy of your attention for the round of 64. Read more »
Major Conference Tournaments Day 4

by Dan Hanner

Bill Walton quotes, the fate of early college enrollees, is Ryan Harrow a curse, angry coaches, and the end of the Georgetown vs Syracuse rivalry. Read more »
Comparing The Conferences

by Dan Hanner

The Pac-12 has been suffering through a long dark period. The Big Ten has been dominant (at least in the pre-conference schedule) for the last few years. Should we expect a change this year? Is the Pac-12ís slump over? Is the Big Tenís boom about to come to an end? Read more »
Team-By-Team Gold Medal Winners

by Christopher Reina

The Jazz and Thunder have had the most Gold Medalists since the USA began bringing NBA players in 1992, while Duke leads amongst colleges. How do the other 29 NBA teams rank? Read more »
Sweet Sixteen Day 1

by Dan Hanner

On a night that saw three Big Ten/Big East match-ups, Dan Hanner explains one flaw in the Big Ten's current league configuration. Read more »
NCAA Tournament Day 4

by Dan Hanner

Twelve of the 16 teams in the Sweet Sixteen were in the preseason AP Top 25, and Michigan St. was among the first teams in the ďothers receiving votesĒ category. But Indiana, Ohio, and NC State have all exceeded expectations this season by making it this far. Read more »
NCAA Tournament Day 3

by Dan Hanner

How the Syracuse lineup has evolved without Fab Melo, and more notes on Day 3 of the NCAA Tournament. Read more »
Major Conference Tournaments Day 4

by Dan Hanner

Baylor broke through, Michigan and Tennessee had huge game tying 3's, but the true action on Friday took place in the A10. Read more »
Major Conference Tournaments Day 3

by Dan Hanner

Collapses by bubble teams, buzzer beaters, injuries, and neon yellow uniforms highlighted the busiest day of Championship Week. Read more »
2012 Big East Power Rankings

by RealGM Staff Report

Syracuse finished the regular season with a 17-1 record and were predictably significantly better than any Big East rival. Read more »
Rivalry Week Musings And More Conference Shuffling

by Dan Hanner

Breaking down Duke/North Carolina, Syracuse/Georgetown, Kansas/Baylor and Florida/Kentucky, along with which conferences are improving with the new round of shuffling. Read more »
Top NCAA Coaches Of Past Five Years

by Dan Hanner

There are a lot of complicated ways to evaluate college coaches, but in this edition we look at the coaches with the best per possession numbers over the last five years. Read more »
Freshmen Bring Hope

by Dan Hanner

Teams that play a lot of freshmen are the most likely to improve as the season goes on, while those with a lot of experience are more likely to plateau. In this piece, we examine freshmen minutes for every major school in the country. Read more »