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Five Player Defense (And Offense)

by Dan Hanner

Nov 10, 2014 2:25 PM

Five-player lineups for college basketball remains largely uncharted, but we examined data for Wisconsin to project what we can expect this season. Read more »

Tags: Wisconsin Badgers, 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: 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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NCAA Top 25 Projections (Post NBA Draft Declaration Deadline)

by Dan Hanner

Apr 27, 2014 7:41 PM

I explore the stats that make my model more skeptical of Texas, SMU, San Diego St., and Oklahoma, and I show that Syracuse, Ohio St., and UCLA still have plenty of elite high school talent. Read more »

Tags: Montrezl Harrell, Kentucky Wildcats, Duke Blue Devils, Arizona Wildcats, Kansas Jayhawks, Wisconsin Badgers, NCAA

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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 1

by Dan Hanner

What it means to have a Cole Aldrich moment, Scott Drew's enigmatic coaching, UCLA's three point defense, and Aaron Gordon's promotional video highlight Day 1 of the Sweet Sixteen. Read more »
NCAA Tournament Day 3

by Dan Hanner

Saturday wasn't basketball, it was art. 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 »
Freshmen Playing Time Part 2

by Dan Hanner

Given a sophomore and freshmen with equivalent stats, how much less will the freshmen play for each major conference coach? 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 »
The Bo Ryan Conundrum and Conference Realignment Continues

by Dan Hanner

Should we draw any conclusions from the fact that Bo Ryan consistently has Top 10 margin-of-victory numbers and no Final Fours? And how has the latest realignment changed the conference pecking order? 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »