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The Goliaths Of The Tourney

by Jonathan Tjarks

Mar 24, 2015 1:25 PM

While there is always an element of randomness involved in a one-and-done tournament, there is an underlying pattern as to who is advancing and who is going home. For the most part, higher seeds with elite big men are safe while the ones without are vulnerable. Read more »

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NCAA Tournament Day 3

by Dan Hanner

Mar 22, 2015 2:38 AM

Breaking down the third day of the NCAA tournament and asking a key question: Is Arizona better off with Stanley Johnson on the bench? Read more »

Tags: Jerian Grant, North Carolina Tar Heels, Xavier Musketeers, North Carolina State Wolfpack, Cincinnati Bearcats, Georgetown Hoyas, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Villanova Wildcats, Ohio State Buckeyes, Georgia State Panthers, Butler Bulldogs, Utah Utes, Arizona Wildcats, UCLA Bruins, Arkansas Razorbacks, Kentucky Wildcats, UAB Blazers, NCAA Tournament, 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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Road Records Reveal Truth Of Tournament Teams

by Jonathan Tjarks

If you look at the numbers as a whole, teams with a .500 or lower record on the road don't tend to do all that well in the NCAA Tournament. Read more »
Final Stats And Bracket Picks

by Dan Hanner

Going through the hot, warm, cool and cold teams entering the tournament and then we preview and predict each region. Read more »
Why Kentucky Looks Nearly Bulletproof Entering The Tourney

by Jonathan Tjarks

Karl Towns is the closest thing to Anthony Davis since Anthony Davis and Kentucky has all the pieces around him necessary to win a championship. Heís the reason why Kentucky should go 40-0 and why the 2015 NCAA Tournament should be a lot more predictable than 2014. Read more »
Super Saturday

by Dan Hanner

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 »
Freshmen Ranked 1-20

by Dan Hanner

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

by Jonathan Tjarks

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 »
NCAA Injury Splits, Part 1 (Early February Edition)

by Dan Hanner

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 »
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 »