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Prospect Report: Miles Bridges Of Michigan State

by Rafael Uehara

Aug 10, 2017 7:57 PM

Miles Bridges hasn't yet developed into someone who can check all the boxes Draymond Green does, but there is no other prospect out there who looks like he is on his way to becoming something close to that sort of player down the line. Read more »

Tags: Miles Bridges, Michigan State Spartans, NBA

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Denzel Valentine And His Perfect Supporting Cast

by Jonathan Tjarks

Feb 24, 2016 4:44 PM

Denzel Valentine is the rare combination of a ball dominant superstar who doubles as a glue guy, a guy with an incredibly high basketball IQ who knows exactly what Michigan State needs on a given night and can always give it to them. Read more »

Tags: Denzel Valentine, Michigan State Spartans, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Wisconsin Vs. Duke

by Dan Hanner

Apr 5, 2015 1:49 AM

Kentucky vs Wisconsin lived up to the hype and more. Read more »

Tags: Frank Kaminsky, Duke Blue Devils, Michigan State Spartans, Wisconsin Badgers, Kentucky Wildcats, NCAA Tournament, NCAA

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Final Four Is Set

by Dan Hanner

The numbers that suggest Mark Few and Sean Miller are the best active coaches without a Final Four appearance, plus more on Okafor, Blackshear, and the Elite Eight. Read more »
Sweet Sixteen Day 2

by Dan Hanner

How Tom Izzo, Rick Pitino, and Mike Krzyzewski ended up in another Elite Eight, and how Mark Few made the Elite Eight for the first time since 1999. Read more »
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 »
NCAA Tournament Day 4

by Dan Hanner

Looking back at Michigan St.'s upset, Seth Tuttle's last game, the frustrating reality for Dayton fans, and the two-game numbers for every remaining tournament team. Read more »
NCAA Tournament Day 2

by Dan Hanner

Looking back at all the action from the second day of the tournament. Read more »
Bracket Suggestions And Major Conference Tournament Wrap

by Dan Hanner

On teams that have been lucky/unlucky on margin of victory, why this might be a year to pick more chalk and final thoughts on the final day of the conference tournaments. 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 »
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 »
Draft Report: Adreian Payne Of Michigan State

by Jonathan Tjarks

Adreian Payne is a stretch 4 with elite athleticism and prototype size for the position. He has a lot of Serge Ibaka in his game. Payne is one of the most complete big men in the country and his skill-set can improve every team in the league. Read more »
Looking To The 2015 NBA Draft: Small Forwards

by Jonathan Tjarks

A small forward who canít shoot 3ís has to have the game to be a primary offensive option at the next level, since the ball will naturally wind up in their hands. As a result, itís become a bit of an all-or-nothing position - thereís no such thing as a role playing SF who canít stretch the floor at the next level. 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 »
Counting Down To Four

by Dan Hanner

Why Bo Ryan deserved a Final Four trip, Michigan St.'s poor half-court offense, and other thoughts as we set the field for the Final Four. Read more »
Sweet Sixteen Day 2

by Dan Hanner

A comeback, classic announcers, Michigan St.'s new closer, and Alex Poythress highlight Day 2 of the Sweet Sixteen. Read more »
Every Player In The Sweet Sixteen

by Dan Hanner

Time to classify every player in the Sweet Sixteen. Read more »
Michigan State Undercover: The Most Complete Team In Tournament

by Jonathan Tjarks

When their five starters are in, Michigan State has an NBA prospect at every position who can impact the game on offense and defense. Unlike the rest of the field of 68, they donít have an exploitable weakness on either side of the ball. Read more »
Upsets, Adjustments, And The Game The President Missed

by Dan Hanner

Discussing a weekend of upsets, Clemson's new defensive approach, and a detailed look at the game the President wanted to watch prior to the State of the Union address. Read more »