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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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Top Division I Transfers

by Dan Hanner

Dec 8, 2014 2:52 PM

As important as freshmen are to Duke and Kentucky, for many teams transfers are the new faces who make the biggest impact. Read more »

Tags: USC Trojans, NCAA

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Feast Week Wrap

by Dan Hanner

Dec 1, 2014 3:11 PM

On Colorado State winning the Great Alaska Shootout, Week 3 of the Terrapin Watch, Florida's broken offense, Ladarius Webb and more. Read more »

Tags: Colorado State Rams, NCAA

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Holiday Tournaments Are Underway

by Dan Hanner

On Texas A&M, Iowa, Duke's holiday tournament run, UConn, Florida's loss to Miami, LSU, Oregon, Providence vs. Notre Dame and more. Read more »
10 Thoughts On College Basketball's Opening Weekend

by Dan Hanner

Surprise roster news, rotation patterns, preseason predictions being right/wrong, building chemistry, hype and more as the college basketball season begins. Read more »
Five Player Defense (And Offense)

by Dan Hanner

Five-player lineups for college basketball remains largely uncharted, but we examined data for Wisconsin to project what we can expect this season. Read more »
Projections, The Year After A Breakout Season, And The Importance Of Scouting

by Dan Hanner

The dilemma we often face when projecting players is what to make of players with a huge improvement in performance and also when you learn things by watching games that will dispute the numbers. Read more »
College Basketball Preview 14-15: Big Ten

by Dan Hanner

Wisconsin was dominant on a per-possession basis last year, they went to the Final Four, and they bring nearly everyone back, which will make challenging for the Big Ten very difficult for everyone else. Read more »
College Basketball Preview 14-15: The Rest

by Dan Hanner

In this piece, we preview the Ivy, Big West, MAC, Horizon, MAAC, Conference-USA, Patriot, Summit, CAA, Ohio Valley, Sun Belt, Big South, WAC, Big Sky, America East, Atlantic Sun, Southern, NEC, Southland, MEAC and SWAC. Read more »
College Basketball Preview 14-15: Big 12 Conference

by Dan Hanner

Despite an uncertain point guard situation, Kansas remains the clear favorite in the Big 12 with Texas and Iowa State a clear step behind. Read more »
College Basketball Preview 14-15: Missouri Valley Conference

by Dan Hanner

While it is unclear where Wichita State ranks nationally, they're the clear favorites to win the Missouri Valley Conference ahead of Northern Iowa. 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 »
College Basketball Preview 14-15: American Athletic Conference

by Dan Hanner

SMU and UConn are the co-favorites to win the American Conference, with Memphis, Tulsa and Cincinnati hoping to reach the Big Dance. Read more »
College Basketball Preview 14-15: Big East

by Dan Hanner

Villanova won the Big East last season and it hardly seems fair that they also have the most returning minutes. Georgetown will be hoping for a place in the top-25, while Xavier, St. John's, Marquette and Providence will be tourney bubble teams. Read more »
College Basketball Preview 14-15: Atlantic-10

by Dan Hanner

The problem for teams in the A10 is that it can take longer to restock the cabinet. When talented seniors leave, teams in the A10 sometimes need a year or two to rebuild, while teams in the Power Five conferences simply reload. Read more »
College Basketball Preview 14-15: WCC

by Dan Hanner

Gonzaga could become a top-10 team in the country, while BYU and Saint Mary's are hoping to merely make the NCAA tournament. 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 »
College Basketball Preview 14-15: Mountain West

by Dan Hanner

UNLV has talent. Wyoming should be strong defensively. Boise St., Colorado St., and Fresno St. should be strong on offense. And New Mexico has some quality players. But San Diego St. is the class of the league, and no one else is even close. Read more »
College Basketball Preview 14-15: ACC

by Dan Hanner

Duke are their favorites and their season will hinge on the play of Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones, while Louisville, North Carolina and Virginia will challenge. Read more »
Ten College Teams That Will Play Faster

by Dan Hanner

Every summer coaches tend to give interviews and talk about how they plan to play faster the following season, but it rarely happens. Here are 10 teams we expect to actually play faster. Read more »