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Freshmen Ranked 1-20

by Dan Hanner

Feb 23, 2015 1:03 PM

Checking in on what we know now on the incoming freshmen who were ranked from No. 1 to No. 20 before the season started. Read more »

Tags: Duke Blue Devils, Kansas Jayhawks, Ohio State Buckeyes, Arizona Wildcats, UCLA Bruins, Kentucky Wildcats, NCAA

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

Tags: Montrezl Harrell, Michigan Wolverines, North Carolina Tar Heels, Illinois Fighting Illini, San Diego State Aztecs, Dayton Flyers, Duke Blue Devils, Maryland Terrapins, Virginia Cavaliers, Baylor Bears, Colorado Buffaloes, Iowa State Cyclones, Kansas Jayhawks, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Texas Longhorns, Cincinnati Bearcats, Connecticut Huskies, Georgetown Hoyas, Louisville Cardinals, Pittsburgh Panthers, Seton Hall Pirates, Villanova Wildcats, Iowa Hawkeyes, Michigan State Spartans, Ohio State Buckeyes, Wisconsin Badgers, VCU Rams, Wichita State Shockers, UNLV Runnin' Rebels, Utah Utes, Arizona Wildcats, Oregon Ducks, Stanford Cardinal, UCLA Bruins, Florida Gators, Kentucky Wildcats, LSU Tigers, Tennessee Volunteers, Memphis Tigers, Southern Methodist Mustangs, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Syracuse Orange, NCAA

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NCAA Tournament Day 1

by Dan Hanner

Aaron Craft, NC State's missed FTs, the irony of Cameron Ridley, and important facts like the worst graphic of the day. Read more »
Do Freshmen-Filled Teams Get Better In-Season?

by Dan Hanner

Is Colorado's youth a long-run problem? Also, why Notre Dame was the worst possible matchup for Ohio St. 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 Part 2

by Dan Hanner

A lineup-based statistical projection of the 2013-2014 season. Read more »
NCAA Tournament Day 4

by Dan Hanner

Which conferences have exceeded expectations so far, looking back at 4 outstanding endings, Ben Howland, Ben McLemore, and saying goodbye to some seniors. 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 »
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 »
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 »
Beating Kentucky

by Jonathan Tjarks

Kentucky has multiple defensive answers for the top players on Louisville, Ohio State and Kansas. On the other end of the floor, none of those teams have defensive answers for all of Kentucky’s weapons. Read more »
Player Performance In The NCAA Tournament

by Dan Hanner

What star player in the Final Four has the worst efficiency rating in this year's NCAA tournament? And which players have raised their efficiency from the regular season? Read more »
And Then There Were Four

by Dan Hanner

Don't let the final score fool you. Kansas vs North Carolina was an instant classic. Read more »
Will The Madness Continue Into Sweet 16?

by Jonathan Tjarks

The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament was one of the most unpredictable in recent memory. Now, with the second weekend set to tip-off, the Madness may have only just begun. Read more »
Initial Bracket Thoughts

by Dan Hanner

A few preliminary thoughts on matchups and which teams will advance deep in the tournament. 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 »
The Fredette Lesson

by Jonathan Tjarks

The struggles of Jimmer Fredette illustrates how superb college players are not guaranteed NBA success if they lack skills that provide useful in a complementary role. The example for the 2012 Draft class could become Jared Sullinger. Read more »