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Wisconsin Vs. Duke

by Dan Hanner

Apr 5, 2015 1:49 AM

Kentucky vs Wisconsin lived up to the hype and more. Read more »

Tags: Frank Kaminsky, Duke Blue Devils, Michigan State Spartans, Wisconsin Badgers, Kentucky Wildcats, NCAA Tournament, NCAA

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Final Four Is Set

by Dan Hanner

Mar 29, 2015 8:36 PM

The numbers that suggest Mark Few and Sean Miller are the best active coaches without a Final Four appearance, plus more on Okafor, Blackshear, and the Elite Eight. Read more »

Tags: Wayne Blackshear, Jahlil Okafor, Duke Blue Devils, Louisville Cardinals, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Michigan State Spartans, Wisconsin Badgers, Arizona Wildcats, Kentucky Wildcats, Gonzaga Bulldogs, NCAA Tournament, NCAA

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Sweet Sixteen Day 2

by Dan Hanner

Mar 28, 2015 1:49 AM

How Tom Izzo, Rick Pitino, and Mike Krzyzewski ended up in another Elite Eight, and how Mark Few made the Elite Eight for the first time since 1999. Read more »

Tags: Quentin Snider, Oklahoma Sooners, Duke Blue Devils, North Carolina State Wolfpack, Louisville Cardinals, Michigan State Spartans, Utah Utes, UCLA Bruins, Gonzaga Bulldogs, NCAA Tournament, NCAA

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The Goliaths Of The Tourney

by Jonathan Tjarks

While there is always an element of randomness involved in a one-and-done tournament, there is an underlying pattern as to who is advancing and who is going home. For the most part, higher seeds with elite big men are safe while the ones without are vulnerable. Read more »
NCAA Tournament Day 4

by Dan Hanner

Looking back at Michigan St.'s upset, Seth Tuttle's last game, the frustrating reality for Dayton fans, and the two-game numbers for every remaining tournament team. Read more »
NCAA Tournament Day 2

by Dan Hanner

Looking back at all the action from the second day of the tournament. Read more »
Bracket Suggestions And Major Conference Tournament Wrap

by Dan Hanner

On teams that have been lucky/unlucky on margin of victory, why this might be a year to pick more chalk and final thoughts on the final day of the conference tournaments. Read more »
College Basketball Reset

by Dan Hanner

On what we’ve learned in the first three months of the NCAA season, focusing on the best teams going forward, not on current resumes. Read more »
Projections, The Year After A Breakout Season, And The Importance Of Scouting

by Dan Hanner

The dilemma we often face when projecting players is what to make of players with a huge improvement in performance and also when you learn things by watching games that will dispute the numbers. Read more »
College Basketball Preview 14-15: Big Ten

by Dan Hanner

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 »
Draft Report: Adreian Payne Of Michigan State

by Jonathan Tjarks

Adreian Payne is a stretch 4 with elite athleticism and prototype size for the position. He has a lot of Serge Ibaka in his game. Payne is one of the most complete big men in the country and his skill-set can improve every team in the league. Read more »
Way Too Early Top 25 Projections

by Dan Hanner

I break out my lineup-based projections model to predict the 2014-15 season. Read more »
Counting Down To Four

by Dan Hanner

Why Bo Ryan deserved a Final Four trip, Michigan St.'s poor half-court offense, and other thoughts as we set the field for the Final Four. Read more »
Sweet Sixteen Day 2

by Dan Hanner

A comeback, classic announcers, Michigan St.'s new closer, and Alex Poythress highlight Day 2 of the Sweet Sixteen. Read more »
Upsets, Adjustments, And The Game The President Missed

by Dan Hanner

Discussing a weekend of upsets, Clemson's new defensive approach, and a detailed look at the game the President wanted to watch prior to the State of the Union address. Read more »
Early Surprises And The Start Of Feast Week, Page 2

by Dan Hanner

Can Michigan St. keep up its fast pace? And what teams have been playing better or worse than expected early in the year? Read more »
Early Surprises And The Start Of Feast Week, Page 1

by Dan Hanner

Can Michigan St. keep up its fast pace? And what teams have been playing better or worse than expected early in the year? 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 »
Big Ten Basketball Early Projection

by Dan Hanner

A way too early projection of the Big Ten standings in 2013-2014. Read more »
2013-2014 Preseason Top 25

by Dan Hanner

A lineup-based statistical model projects the 2013-2014 season. Read more »
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