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NCAA Injury Splits, Part 2 (Early February Edition)

by Dan Hanner

Feb 9, 2015 12:51 PM

It is time once again for our annual injury splits column, showing how various teams have performed with and without key players on the floor. Read more »

Tags: Southern Methodist Mustangs, Miami (FL) Hurricanes, Illinois Fighting Illini, Stanford Cardinal

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College Basketball Preview 14-15: Big Ten

by Dan Hanner

Oct 6, 2014 5:00 PM

Wisconsin was dominant on a per-possession basis last year, they went to the Final Four, and they bring nearly everyone back, which will make challenging for the Big Ten very difficult for everyone else. Read more »

Tags: Wisconsin Badgers, Illinois Fighting Illini, Indiana Hoosiers, Iowa Hawkeyes, Maryland Terrapins, Michigan Wolverines, Michigan State Spartans, Minnesota Gophers, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Northwestern Wildcats, Ohio State Buckeyes, Penn State Nittany Lions, Purdue Boilermakers, Rutgers Scarlet Knights, Big Ten 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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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 Ten Basketball Early Projection

by Dan Hanner

A way too early projection of the Big Ten standings in 2013-2014. Read more »
Losing Streaks And Injury Splits, Part 1

by Dan Hanner

On why not all losing streaks are alike and how injuries/suspensions skew our evaluation of certain teams. Read more »
A Super Saturday

by Dan Hanner

On LeBryan Nash, Davante Gardner, Elston Turner, Rontei Clarke, Wisconsin/Illinois, and every minute of two games between real Final Four contenders (Minnesota/Indiana and Duke/NC State). Read more »
Conference Play Is Here

by Dan Hanner

On what is left for human game-observers as advanced metrics become more sophisticated and breaking down Minnesota against Illinois. Read more »
New Year, New Start

by Dan Hanner

Examining the impact made by transfers on Missouri, USC, Utah, West Virginia, Seton Hall, Towson, Maryland, UCLA, Illinois and more. 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 »
Final Exam Time

by Dan Hanner

Final exams are here in college basketball, making this the quiet period of the season. After the excitement of the Champions Classic, the Holiday Tournaments, and the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, college basketball must make it through a relatively boring stretch on the schedule. Read more »
Mike Krzyzewski Owns November

by Dan Hanner

Duke may not be #1 in the polls, but in terms of accomplishments, no one has more quality wins than the Blue Devils at this point. They’ve beaten two preseason Top-5 teams and two more probable tournament teams. 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 »
The New Coaches At South Carolina And Kansas State

by Dan Hanner

This spring South Carolina hired Frank Martin and Kansas St. hired Bruce Weber to replace him. Overall these are both incredibly “safe” moves for the two universities to make. But what will it take for these coaches to reach a new higher level with their new schools? 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 »
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 »
Big Ten Bracketology

by Everett Cook

Selection Sunday is about a month away, which makes it an opportune time to examine which Big Ten teams will be dancing and which ones could dance into the Elite Eight or even the Final Four. 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 »
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 »