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

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Willie Cauley-Stein And The Two-Way College Basketball Superstar

by Jonathan Tjarks

Feb 12, 2015 12:11 PM

Willie Cauley-Stein is the best player on the best team in the country and heís not going to be a first-team All-American. Thereís lot more that goes into helping your team win basketball games than scoring a lot of points. Read more »

Tags: Willie Cauley-Stein, Frank Kaminsky, Jahlil Okafor, Kentucky Wildcats, Duke Blue Devils, Wisconsin Badgers, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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NCAA Injury Splits, Part 1 (Early February Edition)

by Dan Hanner

Feb 9, 2015 12:55 PM

It is time once again for our annual injury splits column, showing how various teams have performed with and without key players on the floor. Read more »

Tags: Duke Blue Devils, Kentucky Wildcats, Indiana Hoosiers, Wisconsin Badgers, California Golden Bears, Arizona State Sun Devils, NCAA

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College Basketball Reset

by Dan Hanner

On what weíve learned in the first three months of the NCAA season, focusing on the best teams going forward, not on current resumes. Read more »
Conference Play In Full Force

by Dan Hanner

If you didnít appreciate NC Stateís upset of Duke, Virginiaís thrilling road win at Notre Dame, and North Carolinaís last second victory against Louisville, you just donít love basketball. Read more »
Six College Basketball Choices

by Dan Hanner

On how Duke, Kentucky, Michigan, SMU, Ole Miss, Oregon State, South Carolina, Penn State, Colorado State, Wyoming, Dayton and Marquette have begun their seasons. Read more »
College Basketball Preview 14-15: SEC

by Dan Hanner

Kentucky and Florida are obviously playing for top seeds in the tourney, while Arkansas should comfortably be in the field. You can throw the next eight teams in a hat, and defend almost any ordering. 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 2

by Dan Hanner

A comeback, classic announcers, Michigan St.'s new closer, and Alex Poythress highlight Day 2 of the Sweet Sixteen. Read more »
All Stars Must Pass

by Jonathan Tjarks

If Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker arenít scoring, they have a hard time impacting the game. While they were eliminated, Julius Randle is in the Sweet 16 thanks to his career-high six assists against Wichita State. Read more »
NCAA Tournament Day 4

by Dan Hanner

North Carolina is never predictable, Stanford's perfect tournament lineup, UK vs Wichita St., and Joe Harris' sleep habits highlight Day 4 of the NCAA Tournament. 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 »
The College Basketball Week in Review

by Dan Hanner

Kentucky may have won, but Louisville will always have that dunk. I also examine what it means for FTs to cost a team a game, and I update the weekly Harvard watch feature. Read more »
The Development Of Big Men Prospects

by Jonathan Tjarks

Julius Randle and Isaiah Austin are still 7-8 years away from the prime of their careers. Randle is better equipped to physically dominate undermanned opponents, but there arenít many of those guys at the next level. And while he is the safer bet right now, that doesnít mean itís a guarantee. Young big men donít necessarily develop on a straight line. Read more »
In Season Improvement, Part 1

by Dan Hanner

What Arizona, Wisconsin, and Syracuse have that Kansas does not have, hope for Michigan fans, and the Top 10 coaches at improving their teams in-season. Read more »
What Terrence Jones Brings To The Rockets

by Jonathan Tjarks

After a slow start where they experimented with an ill-fitting Twin Towers lineup, the Rockets have found themselves over the last few weeks. They are 9-3 in their last 12 games, a streak that coincides with second-year power forward Terrence Jones moving into the starting line-up. 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 »