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The Most Improved Players In The Country

by Dan Hanner

Mar 3, 2015 9:15 PM

This seems like the kind of list that should be compiled in December. Only after the grind of conference play do we really find out which players took their game to the next level. Read more »

Tags: Connecticut Huskies, NCAA

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Super Saturday

by Dan Hanner

Mar 2, 2015 12:30 AM

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 »

Tags: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Kansas Jayhawks, Northern Iowa Panthers, Wichita State Shockers, Utah Utes, Arizona Wildcats, Arkansas Razorbacks, Kentucky Wildcats, NCAA

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Freshmen Ranked 1-20

by Dan Hanner

Feb 23, 2015 1:03 PM

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 »

Tags: Duke Blue Devils, Kansas Jayhawks, Ohio State Buckeyes, Arizona Wildcats, UCLA Bruins, Kentucky Wildcats, NCAA

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Instant Recap Of Duke-UNC; Freshmen Ranked 21-40

by Dan Hanner

On an overtime thriller at Cameron Indoor Stadium between the Blue Devils and Tar Heels, as well as the freshmen that entered the season ranked 21-40. 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 »
NCAA Injury Splits, Part 2 (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 »
New Coaches And Freshmen Ranked 41-60

by Dan Hanner

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 »
Freshmen Ranked 61-100

by Dan Hanner

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 »
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 »
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 »