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College Basketball Preview 14-15: Missouri Valley Conference

by Dan Hanner

Sep 15, 2014 2:01 PM

While it is unclear where Wichita State ranks nationally, they're the clear favorites to win the Missouri Valley Conference ahead of Northern Iowa. Read more »

Tags: Wichita State Shockers, Bradley Braves, Drake Bulldogs, Evansville Aces, Illinois State Redbirds, Indiana State Sycamores, Loyola (IL) Ramblers, Missouri State Bears, Northern Iowa Panthers, Southern Illinois Salukis, Missouri Valley Conference, NCAA

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Should We Ignore The Components Of Defense That Teams Can't Control?

by Dan Hanner

May 12, 2014 1:45 PM

college basketball analysts should be thinking of this a bit like Batting Average on Balls in Play in baseball. If a team is way too high or way too low in free throw defense or three point percentage defense, that probably is a bit about luck. Both within seasons and between seasons, we shouldn’t necessarily expect that component of defensive performance to persist. Read more »

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

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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 »
And Then There Were Four

by Dan Hanner

How every player in the Final Four has done in the first four games of the tournament... Read more »
NCAA Tournament Day 3

by Dan Hanner

A day of blowouts suddenly changed when two of the evening's contests went down to the wire. 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 »
What Happens When No One is Back?

by Dan Hanner

We need to change the question from “How many minutes does a team have coming back?” to “Who is likely to step into the lineup?” An inside look at Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, and Purdue. 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 »
Tempo Free Predictions For MVC/WCC

by Dan Hanner

The Missouri Valley and West Coast Conference don't have the same level of glamour as the major ones, but they are both firmly in the top-10. 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 »
How To Think About College Basketball Defense, A10 And MVC Notes

by Dan Hanner

Why we can project Kentucky and Kansas as having great defenses despite significant turnover and projecting the Atlantic-10 and MIssouri Valley. Read more »
Yet Another College Basketball Column (Feb. 21st)

by Dan Hanner

Dissecting how Nebraska upset Rick Barnes' Longhorns, losing faith in Villanova's Antonio Pena, random bullets and a Bracket Buster rant. Read more »
Counting Missouri Valley All-Conference Selections

by Christopher Reina

The conference of Larry Bird, even naming their Player of the Year award after him, has enjoyed an encouraging amount of mid-major success. Read more »
Which Colleges Have Produced The NBA's Best Rookies?

by Christopher Reina

Predictably, the big-time programs in Chapel Hill, Storrs, Durham and D.C. have produced several excellent rookies. Read more »