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Prospect Report: Davion Mitchell Of Baylor

by Rafael Uehara

Jul 17, 2021 4:08 PM

Davion Mitchell was arguably the best player on what ended up being the best team in college basketball, shot well from all over the floor (except the foul line), and improved his assist-to-turnover ratio substantially. Read more »

Tags: Davion Mitchell, Baylor Bears, NCAA, NBA

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The Big 12's Final Four Problem

by Jonathan Tjarks

Feb 2, 2016 4:11 PM

When you look at the Big 12 as a whole, you see guard-heavy teams without great big men and teams with great big men whose style of play can be exploited by well-coached teams. Read more »

Tags: Oklahoma Sooners, Baylor Bears, Iowa State Cyclones, Kansas Jayhawks, Kansas State Wildcats, Oklahoma State Cowboys, Texas Longhorns, West Virginia Mountaineers, Texas Christian Frogs, Big 12 Conference, NCAA

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Top Returning Prospects: Big 12

by Jonathan Tjarks

Aug 19, 2015 2:47 PM

The Big 12 had just two players drafted in 2015, but there's a lot of depth returning with the likes of Wayne Selden, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, Taurean Waller-Prince, Prince Ibeh and more. Read more »

Tags: Oklahoma Sooners, Baylor Bears, Iowa State Cyclones, Kansas Jayhawks, Kansas State Wildcats, Oklahoma State Cowboys, Texas Longhorns, Texas Tech Red Raiders, West Virginia Mountaineers, Texas Christian Frogs, Big 12 Conference, NCAA

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The Goliaths Of The Tourney

by Jonathan Tjarks

While there is always an element of randomness involved in a one-and-done tournament, there is an underlying pattern as to who is advancing and who is going home. For the most part, higher seeds with elite big men are safe while the ones without are vulnerable. Read more »
Road Records Reveal Truth Of Tournament Teams

by Jonathan Tjarks

If you look at the numbers as a whole, teams with a .500 or lower record on the road don't tend to do all that well in the NCAA Tournament. 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 isn’t 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 »
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 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 »
Way Too Early Top 25 Projections

by Dan Hanner

I break out my lineup-based projections model to predict the 2014-15 season. Read more »
Sweet Sixteen Day 1

by Dan Hanner

What it means to have a Cole Aldrich moment, Scott Drew's enigmatic coaching, UCLA's three point defense, and Aaron Gordon's promotional video highlight Day 1 of the Sweet Sixteen. Read more »
The Development Of Big Men Prospects

by Jonathan Tjarks

Julius Randle and Isaiah Austin are still 7-8 years away from the prime of their careers. Randle is better equipped to physically dominate undermanned opponents, but there aren’t many of those guys at the next level. And while he is the safer bet right now, that doesn’t mean it’s a guarantee. Young big men don’t necessarily develop on a straight line. Read more »
Feast Week Wrap

by Dan Hanner

By almost any metric, the winner of Feast Week was the ACC. Also, notes on Scott Drew and Baylor, the turkeys of the week, Duke's defense, Harvard Watch and more. Read more »
Final Thoughts On Ranking 351 D1 Teams

by Dan Hanner

Over the past few days, Dan Hanner has presented his updated projection model, his season projections on ESPN Insider, Q&A's with Eamonn Brennon and John Templon, along with replying to questions on Twitter. Here are a few additional thoughts that didn't make the cut. Read more »
A Case For Holiday Tournaments Over Bowl Games

by Dan Hanner

With the start of college football right around the corner, some fans may be setting aside some extra cash for a bowl week vacation. But as fun as a trip to the Sun Belt can be in January, I don’t think enough sports’ fans appreciate college basketball’s holiday tournaments. Read more »
Big 12 Basketball Early Projection

by Dan Hanner

With Andrew Wiggins joining Kansas, the Jayhawks should stay at the Top of the Big 12. But the projection for West Virginia, Kansas St., and Oklahoma is entirely different from last season. Read more »
Andrew Wiggins To Kansas And A Top 25 Update

by Dan Hanner

Andrew Wiggins decision to attend Kansas isn't the only news to shake up the Way Too Early Top 25 over the last few weeks. Read more »
Major Conference Tournaments Day 3

by Dan Hanner

From Chaz Williams to Pierre Jackson to Jarred DuBois, several players made their mark on Thursday. Read more »
Brittney Griner Shows Where Evolution Of Men's Game Is Going

by Jonathan Tjarks

A 7’2 240 stretch center capable of running point and playing dominant interior defense is possible. But until “Point Kareem” emerges, Brittney Griner is as close to the platonic ideal of a great basketball player as there is. Read more »
Nerlens Noel, Isaiah Austin, And A Quick Look At How The Top 80 Recruits Have Fared

by Dan Hanner

On Nerlens Noel, Isaiah Austin, Kyle Anderson and the rest of the freshman class as they play such prominent roles to begin the 12-13 NCAA season. Read more »
Why Every College Game Matters

by Jonathan Tjarks

We’ve seen Kobe Bryant and LeBron James play thousands of basketball games; at this point, we have a pretty good idea of what they are all about. So while the level of play in the NBA is much higher, you never know what you are going to get in the NCAA. Read more »
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