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

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

by Dan Hanner

Feb 19, 2015 1:14 AM

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 »

Tags: Duke Blue Devils, North Carolina Tar Heels, NCAA

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Why SMU Has The Pieces For A Deep Tournament Run

by Jonathan Tjarks

Feb 16, 2015 3:36 PM

Nothing has gone according to plan at SMU this season. The NCAA is already sniffing around the program. Nevertheless, the Mustangs keep on winning. Read more »

Tags: Southern Methodist Mustangs, NCAA

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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 »
NBA Prospects From The Big 12

by Jonathan Tjarks

The Big 12 is widely considered the deepest conference in the country this season. And while there isnít a ton of high-level talent outside of Kansas and Texas, almost every team has at least 1-2 guys being seriously looked at by NBA scouts. 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 »
How Kansas Continues Big 12 Dominance

by Jonathan Tjarks

You still have to give Bill Self his props for what he has done, but the basketball coach at Kansas is expected to beat a bunch of football schools just about every season. There are no other blue-blood programs in the Big 12. No Duke to his UNC. 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 »
Zags Could Finally Be Sweeter Than Sweet

by Cameron Schott

Gonzaga has so much talent on the offensive end that opposing coaches will have a nightmare game planning against them. With a solid defense, Mark Few has a team that can be legitimate national title contenders. 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 »