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Early Season Tournaments, Part 2

by Dan Hanner

Nov 2, 2014 11:58 PM

On the Battle 4 Atlantis, NIT, Great Alaska Shootout, Orlando Classic, Wooden Legacy, Las Vegas Invitational, Emerald Coast, Corpus Christi, Barclays, Las Vegas Classic and Diamond Head. Read more »

Tags: Wisconsin Badgers, Battle 4 Atlantis, Corpus Christi Challenge, Diamond Head Classic, Emerald Coast Classic, Great Alaska Shootout, Las Vegas Classic, Las Vegas Invitational, NIT Tournament, Orlando Classic, The Wooden Legacy, NCAA

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Early Season Tournaments Part 1

by Dan Hanner

Oct 30, 2014 4:31 PM

Using his yet-to-be-released rankings for the 351 Division I schools, Dan Hanner previews the early season tournaments. Read more »

Tags: Connecticut Huskies, NCAA

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College Basketball Preview Summary And Updates

by Dan Hanner

Oct 13, 2014 1:38 PM

Over the past 12 weeks, we've released a number of conference previews for the upcoming 14-15 college basketball season. Here are a few updates on what's changed since that project began. Read more »

Tags: UCLA Bruins, Purdue Boilermakers, NCAA

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Five College Teams That Will Play Slower In 2014-15

by Dan Hanner

Cuonzo Martin at Cal, Frank Haith at Tulsa, Russ Pennell at Centrak Arkansas, Bob Walsh at Maine and Wayne Tinkle at Oregon State will all play at a slower pace than their predecessor. Read more »
Reviewing The 2014 NBA Draft (From A College Perspective)

by Dan Hanner

Notes on Marcus Smart, James Young, Elfrid Payton, Mitch McGary, Julis Randle, Jordan Adams, Adreian Payne and Isaiah Austin. Read more »
Is The Sophomore Leap Real?

by Dan Hanner

The sophomore leap is real, but it is largely about freshmen correcting mistakes. For polished and skilled freshmen, don’t expect the same huge jump in efficiency. Read more »
Notes On The 2014 Jordan Brand Classic

by Dan Hanner

On Justin Blackmon, the budding chemistry between Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones, the potential of Cliff Alexander and Kelly Oubre at Kansas, and why Myles Turner is making the most informed decision of any high-level recruit. Read more »
Why I Love The Nike Hoop Summit

by Dan Hanner

The Nike Hoop Summit is the best of the high school All-Star games. Something happens when players put on the Team USA uniform. This isn’t just an all-star dunk contest. You get to see a little bit more of the player’s character. Read more »
A Champion Is Crowned

by Dan Hanner

Should Kentucky have played more zone this year, why Niels Giffey made a lot of fans happy, and how Napier survived a few frustrated moments to lead his team to victory. Read more »
Final Four Saturday

by Dan Hanner

Kentucky continues to overcome the odds, Wisconsin's season was historic even without a Final Four win, and I break down the simulcasts. Read more »
The Worst Game Of Aaron Gordon’s Life

by Dan Hanner

Did the Elite Eight expose Aaron Gordon's game, or prove he is not a quitter? Read more »
Every Player In The Sweet Sixteen

by Dan Hanner

Time to classify every player in the Sweet Sixteen. Read more »
Championship Week Final Wrapup

by Dan Hanner

Phil Martelli's emotion, Brent Musburger's mistake, Tulsa's sophomore leaps, and other final thoughts on Championship Week. Read more »
Championship Week’s Amazing Thursday

by Dan Hanner

Thursday featured 36 games in the nine major conference tournaments. Here is my running summary of all the games. Read more »
Preseason Predictions Revisited

by Dan Hanner

Which teams have performed above the best case I projected in October and which teams have performed below the worst case I projected in October? Read more »
Evaluating Recent Coaching Hires And The Meaning Of Coin Flips

by Dan Hanner

Tubby Smith and Larry Brown's turnarounds, plus meditations on close losses and wins for Tom Crean and Jim Boeheim. Read more »
Coaches Hurt The Most By New Foul Rules

by Dan Hanner

The impact of the new foul rules on Kansas and Kentucky, the new key to Wisconsin's season, and Florida St.'s poor defensive rebounding highlight this week's column. Read more »
Conference Play In Full Force

by Dan Hanner

Why I hate January NCAA tournament talk, players who should stop taking threes, what happens when you are down five players, Duke's struggles, and more. Read more »
Coaches That Peak Early In The Year

by Dan Hanner

Explaining how an Iowa vs Iowa St. basketball game can be better than Kentucky vs North Carolina, and how Mike Krzyzewski can show up on a list about coaching disappointment. Read more »
From The Champions Classic To Cupcake Week, Part 1

by Dan Hanner

Does a team's performance in cupcake games matter? How did Marquette score 35 points at home? Plus a few words of praise for Michigan St.'s Branden Dawson. Read more »