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Conference Play In Full Force

by Dan Hanner

Jan 12, 2015 12:26 AM

If you didn’t appreciate NC State’s upset of Duke, Virginia’s thrilling road win at Notre Dame, and North Carolina’s last second victory against Louisville, you just don’t love basketball. Read more »

Tags: North Carolina Tar Heels, Duke Blue Devils, North Carolina State Wolfpack, Virginia Cavaliers, Louisville Cardinals, Kentucky Wildcats, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Oklahoma Sooners, Kansas State Wildcats, Rutgers Scarlet Knights, Atlantic Coast Conference, NCAA

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Six College Basketball Choices

by Dan Hanner

Dec 21, 2014 11:50 PM

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 »

Tags: Duke Blue Devils, Kentucky Wildcats, Michigan Wolverines, Southern Methodist Mustangs, Marquette Golden Eagles, South Carolina Gamecocks, Wyoming Cowboys, Oregon State Beavers, 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: Kentucky Wildcats, Alabama Crimson Tide, Arkansas Razorbacks, Auburn Tigers, Florida Gators, Georgia Bulldogs, LSU Tigers, Mississippi State Bulldogs, Missouri Tigers, Ole Miss Rebels, South Carolina Gamecocks, Tennessee Volunteers, Texas A&M Aggies, Vanderbilt Commodores, Southeastern Conference, NCAA

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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 aren’t 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 aren’t many of those guys at the next level. And while he is the safer bet right now, that doesn’t mean it’s a guarantee. Young big men don’t 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 »
Freshmen Playing Time Part 1

by Dan Hanner

Which coaches are willing to give freshmen a chance and which coaches make freshmen ride the pine? 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 »
The NCAA's Unpleasant Realities In Light Of Kevin Ware

by Jonathan Tjarks

Stripped of its pomp and pageantry, the business model of the NCAA is rather ugly: inner-city kids putting their bodies on the line in order to fund scholarships for suburban teenagers to play country club sports. Read more »