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New Coaches And Freshmen Ranked 41-60

by Dan Hanner

Jan 26, 2015 11:23 AM

New coaches canít necessarily overhaul the whole roster in year one, but they can at least get their players to compete on the defensive end. Read more »

Tags: Oregon State Beavers, Auburn Tigers, Syracuse Orange, Houston Cougars, UCLA Bruins, NCAA

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Freshmen Ranked 61-100

by Dan Hanner

Jan 19, 2015 1:21 PM

In the preseason, when we see that someone is a Top 100 recruit, we expect them to be great right away. But as these numbers show, not everyone dominates at the college level immediately. A lot of these players will become stars as sophomores and juniors. Read more »

Tags: Georgetown Hoyas, Butler Bulldogs, Louisville Cardinals, Kansas Jayhawks, NCAA

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Conference Play In Full Force

by Dan Hanner

Jan 12, 2015 12:26 AM

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 »

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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Freshmen With A Surprise Impact

by Dan Hanner

There have been several freshmen who were not consensus elite recruits, but have had a big impact from the start anyhow. Read more »
New Year's NCAA Notes

by Dan Hanner

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 »
Performance Against Real Competition

by Dan Hanner

One of the frustrating things about the margin-of-victory rankings this time of year is that they try to rank all the teams. Segmenting out teams based on opponent quality is helpful. 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 »
Top Division I Transfers

by Dan Hanner

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

by Dan Hanner

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