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Super Saturday

by Dan Hanner

Mar 2, 2015 12:30 AM

With three marquee basketball games staggered throughout the day, #10 Northern Iowa at #11 Wichita St., #18 Arkansas at #1 Kentucky, and #7 Arizona at #13 Utah, Saturday seemed like the perfect day to write a noon to midnight recap. Read more »

Tags: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Kansas Jayhawks, Northern Iowa Panthers, Wichita State Shockers, Utah Utes, Arizona Wildcats, Arkansas Razorbacks, Kentucky Wildcats, NCAA

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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 Reset

by Dan Hanner

Feb 2, 2015 3:42 PM

On what weve learned in the first three months of the NCAA season, focusing on the best teams going forward, not on current resumes. Read more »

Tags: North Carolina Tar Heels, Duke Blue Devils, Virginia Cavaliers, Kansas Jayhawks, Louisville Cardinals, Michigan State Spartans, Utah Utes, Arizona Wildcats, Kentucky Wildcats, Gonzaga Bulldogs, NCAA

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Performance Against Real Competition

by Dan Hanner

One of the frustrating things about the margin-of-victory rankings this time of year is that they try to rank all the teams. Segmenting out teams based on opponent quality is helpful. Read more »
Forced To Learn On The Job, Solomon Hill Showing Promise

by Andrew Perna

Solomon Hill played sparingly as a late first-round pick on a championship contender, but things changed very quickly this offseason. Read more »
College Basketball Preview 14-15: Pacific-12

by Dan Hanner

Arizona are the clear favorites to win the Pac-12 again in 2015 with UCLA, Stanford and Utah hoping for a place in the top-25. Read more »
Draft Report: Aaron Gordon Of Arizona

by Jonathan Tjarks

Aaron Gordon might never be a guy who averages 18-20 points a game, but he does everything else on the court that helps you win. Hes the ultimate teammate, a guy who plays elite defense at multiple positions and moves the ball on offense. Read more »
NCAA Top 25 Projections (Post NBA Draft Declaration Deadline)

by Dan Hanner

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 »
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 »
Major Conference Tournaments Underway

by Dan Hanner

How good would Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, and Arizona be if their freshmen stuck around? I also check in on some seniors and the first day of the major conference tournaments. Read more »
Injury Splits - March Edition

by Dan Hanner

How well has Arizona played without Brandon Ashley? What about Pittsburgh without Durand Johnson? What about Colorado without Spencer Dinwiddie? 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 »
Pac-12 Basketball Early Projection

by Dan Hanner

With the MWC taking a step back, eight Pac-12 teams should be in the NCAA tournament hunt in 2013-14. Read more »
2013-2014 Preseason Top 25

by Dan Hanner

A lineup-based statistical model projects the 2013-2014 season. 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 »
Revisiting Recruiting Classes

by Dan Hanner

Michigan's freshmen have exceeded expectations and in this edition we examine other top classes such as N.C. State, UNLV, UCLA, Kentucky, Duke, Indiana, Arizona, Michigan State and North Carolina. Read more »
Slim Margins

by Dan Hanner

On Butler/Gonzaga, winning the right way, quantity leading to quality, quality leading to quality, Syracuse, Cincinnati, Rutgers and more. Read more »