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Shaka Smart Waited For This Chance At Texas

by Jonathan Tjarks

Apr 7, 2015 1:04 PM

Most college games are won and lost before the ball is ever tipped into play. What Shaka Smart realized was there was no reason to leave the premier job in his conference unless he could get a premier job in one of the bigger conferences. Read more »

Tags: Oklahoma Sooners, Texas Longhorns, VCU Rams, Alabama Crimson Tide, NCAA

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NCAA Tournament Day 1

by Dan Hanner

Mar 20, 2015 1:37 AM

Looking back at the day with more close games than any day in the history of the NCAA tournament. Read more »

Tags: R.J. Hunter, North Carolina Tar Heels, Xavier Musketeers, North Carolina State Wolfpack, Iowa State Cyclones, Texas Longhorns, Cincinnati Bearcats, Georgetown Hoyas, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Villanova Wildcats, Ohio State Buckeyes, Purdue Boilermakers, Georgia State Panthers, VCU Rams, Butler Bulldogs, Harvard Crimson, Utah Utes, Arizona Wildcats, UCLA Bruins, Arkansas Razorbacks, Kentucky Wildcats, LSU Tigers, Wofford Terriers, UAB Blazers, NCAA Tournament, NCAA

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College Basketball Preview 14-15: Atlantic-10

by Dan Hanner

Aug 19, 2014 2:59 PM

The problem for teams in the A10 is that it can take longer to restock the cabinet. When talented seniors leave, teams in the A10 sometimes need a year or two to rebuild, while teams in the Power Five conferences simply reload. Read more »

Tags: Dayton Flyers, Duquesne Dukes, Fordham Rams, George Washington Colonials, La Salle Explorers, Massachusetts Minutemen, Rhode Island Rams, Richmond Spiders, Saint Joseph's Hawks, Saint Louis Billikens, St. Bonaventure Bonnies, George Mason Patriots, VCU Rams, Atlantic 10 Conference, 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 »
Stats To Pick Apart The Bracket

by Dan Hanner

The right way to measure hot teams, a different way to measure March coaches, and how teams have performed against the rest of tournament field. 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 »
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 »
Predictions For A10/CUSA

by Dan Hanner

In a surprise announcement, VCU is headed to the A10 for the upcoming season. Where do I project the Rams to finish? Read more »
NCAA Tournament Day 1

by Dan Hanner

Which players have contributed to Purdue's offensive resurgence, the storylines from Day 1 of the NCAA tournament, and an explanation why various teams tournament expecations are changing. 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 »
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 »
SEC And CAA Notes

by Dan Hanner

While Vanderbilt returns so many of the 'right' players, Kentucky's incoming class is loaded with talent and there are several reasons to be bullish on Alabama. Read more »
Relative Value Losers, Pac-12 And Horizon League Notes

by Dan Hanner

Using Relative Value to identify teams that will struggle to repeat their 2011 success, along with looks at the Pac-12 and Horizon. 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 »
Yet Another College Basketball Column (Final Four Weekend)

by Dan Hanner

Why Kentucky's loss to UConn was a surprise, a way to improve the college all-star senior game and what Butler-VCU made us remember. Read more »
Yet Another College Basketball Column (The Final Four Is Set)

by Dan Hanner

The Final Four is set with Kentucky, UConn, VCU and Butler earning trips to Houston. Here is how they got there. Read more »
Yet Another College Basketball Column (Sweet 16 - Day 2)

by Dan Hanner

Brandon Knight hits another game-winner, but Kentucky's defensive schemes were equally critical. Read more »
Looking Back And Ahead

by Dan Hanner

Why Kentucky matches up well with Ohio State, Arizona's biggest strength and who will win SDSU/UConn. Read more »
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