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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 »

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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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The Top 100 Recruits After 2 Months, Part 2

by Dan Hanner

Jan 6, 2014 7:20 AM

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Tags: Josh Hart, Villanova Wildcats, NCAA

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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Big East And WCC Notes, Plus An Obvious Observation About School Prestige

by Dan Hanner

Looking at a Big East conference where Louisville, Pitt and Syracuse will battle with Jeremy Lamb, Andre Drummond and UConn for supremacy. Read more »
Are Elite High School Recruits Necessary To Reach The Final Four?

by Dan Hanner

Butler and George Mason have proven it is possible to reach the Final Four without Top-100 recruits, but Florida's success without Top-10 players in 2006 and 2007 may give us the most realistic scenario of success. Read more »
College Coaching Series Part 5

by Dan Hanner

The offensive four factors for coaches in the SEC, Big East and Big 12 reveal interesting results. Read more »
State Of College Coaching 2011 – Part 1

by Dan Hanner

Only 10 BCS conference coaching jobs changed this offseason, but it is still an opportune time to update the coaching tree. Read more »
Yet Another College Basketball Column (Post-Selection Edition)

by Dan Hanner

The field of 68 has been set and the four No. 1 seeds boringly look like good bets to reach the Final Four, but here are a few teams capable of overachieving. Read more »