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New Year's NCAA Notes

by Dan Hanner

Jan 2, 2015 11:04 AM

Checking in on Mark Turgeon and Maryland, Green Bay's defense, Jacob Kurtz of Florida and how Missouri's loss to Oklahoma State was a microcosm of their season. Read more »

Tags: Maryland Terrapins, Missouri Tigers, Georgia State Panthers, Florida Gators, NCAA

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College Basketball Preview 14-15: SEC

by Dan Hanner

Aug 4, 2014 4:46 PM

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 »

Tags: Missouri Tigers, Texas A&M Aggies, Alabama Crimson Tide, Arkansas Razorbacks, Auburn Tigers, Florida Gators, Georgia Bulldogs, Kentucky Wildcats, LSU Tigers, Ole Miss Rebels, Mississippi State Bulldogs, South Carolina Gamecocks, Tennessee Volunteers, Vanderbilt Commodores, Southeastern Conference, 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, Michigan Wolverines, North Carolina Tar Heels, Illinois Fighting Illini, San Diego State Aztecs, Dayton Flyers, Duke Blue Devils, Maryland Terrapins, Virginia Cavaliers, Baylor Bears, Colorado Buffaloes, Iowa State Cyclones, Kansas Jayhawks, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Texas Longhorns, Cincinnati Bearcats, Connecticut Huskies, Georgetown Hoyas, Louisville Cardinals, Pittsburgh Panthers, Seton Hall Pirates, Villanova Wildcats, Iowa Hawkeyes, Michigan State Spartans, Ohio State Buckeyes, Wisconsin Badgers, VCU Rams, Wichita State Shockers, UNLV Runnin' Rebels, Utah Utes, Arizona Wildcats, Oregon Ducks, Stanford Cardinal, UCLA Bruins, Florida Gators, Kentucky Wildcats, LSU Tigers, Tennessee Volunteers, Memphis Tigers, Southern Methodist Mustangs, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Syracuse Orange, NCAA

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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 »
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 »
SEC Basketball Early Projection

by Dan Hanner

The addition of Eli Carter at Florida and the departure of Trae Golden from Tennessee are the latest news stories to impact the SEC next season. Read more »
2013-2014 Preseason Top 25

by Dan Hanner

A lineup-based statistical model projects the 2013-2014 season. Read more »
Injury Splits, March Edition: Is Duke Now The Favorite?

by Dan Hanner

Oregon, North Dakota St., Florida and Duke all got key players back recently and given how these teams performed without these players, the returns could not have come at a better time. 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 »
Who Have You Played?

by Dan Hanner

On the legitimacy of Arizona and Florida as national championship contenders, who has quality wins already and more. 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 »
Where College Coaches Matter

by Dan Hanner

Because of the large correlation between talent-on-hand and coaching, discrepancies usually only exist when a coaches ability doesn’t match up with who he has in the lineup. Here are some teams whose rankings would change meaningfully if coaching effects were ignored. Read more »
And Then There Were Four

by Dan Hanner

Don't let the final score fool you. Kansas vs North Carolina was an instant classic. 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 »
Recruiting And Player Development, 2012 Edition

by Dan Hanner

The best way to examine the value of specific college coaches is to examine how well they recruit and subsequently develop their talent. Let's examine the top 49 coaches from the Power 6 conferences. Read more »
Understanding Breakout Players

by Dan Hanner

Thomas Robinson, J'Covan Brown, Meyers Leonard, Jamaal Franklin and Trae Golden are amongst the Top-20 Breakout Players in college basketball. Read more »
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