Posted by Jordan Sperber on January 8, 2016
Teams are shooting more threes than ever in the NCAA this season. 35% of all shot attempts have been three-pointers, which would be a record at season’s end. We are also a full week into January and a team (Saint Mary’s) is still shooting over 47% (!!) from behind the arc. In the NCAA… Read more »
Posted by Jordan Sperber on November 25, 2015
In past years, I’ve written in detail about year-to-year improvement among college basketball teams. Back in the 2013-14 season, I observed a very experienced North Dakota State team. The Bison had nearly everyone back from 2012-13 and were expected to have a big season largely thanks to a great defense. However, the defense took a… Read more »
Posted by Jordan Sperber on November 13, 2015
Two years ago, I looked back at near 5×5 NCAA performances and listed the top candidates for the 2014 season. With LSU freshman star Ben Simmons finishing his first exhibition game last week just a steal short, I decided to create a similar list for the 2016 season. First, let’s take a look back… Read more »
Posted by Jordan Sperber on June 10, 2015
Matthew Dellavedova has been the surprise story of the 2015 NBA playoffs. The four year college star first had a string of hustle plays lead to opponent injuries and ejections. More recently, he has received attention for tight defense on Steph Curry and even pitching in 20 points in Game 3. Somehow, Delly has… Read more »
Posted by Jordan Sperber on April 3, 2015
Last week at BBALLBREAKDOWN I wrote about Michigan State’s change in defensive principles against Virginia. The adjustments sent Michigan State to another Sweet 16. The article can be found HERE.
Posted by Jordan Sperber on March 23, 2015
Last season, teams with strong efficiency numbers on both offense and defense were hard to come by. That was likely one of the reasons why the national championship game featured a 7-seed and an 8-seed. The lack of dominant teams allowed for a wide open NCAA tournament. This year we have all seen Kentucky’s… Read more »
Posted by Jordan Sperber on March 18, 2015
You can check out my article for BBALLBREAKDOWN on Utah’s Final Four chances HERE. The committee did them no favors with Stephen F. Austin right off the bat, but they have the profile of a contender.
Posted by Jordan Sperber on March 16, 2015
The last two years I have looked at the concept of finding value in your NCAA bracket. The idea is to not only pick the teams with the best chance of winning, but also the teams being undervalued in your pool. You can find the 2013 version here and the 2014 version here. The… Read more »
Posted by Jordan Sperber on March 10, 2015
Over at BBALLBREAKDOWN, I took another look at Davidson’s motion offense. This time focusing on how they handled VCU’s pressure defense. The full article can be found HERE. For more on Davidson, check out my initial article on the basic actions and concepts that make up their offense HERE.
Posted by Jordan Sperber on February 18, 2015
Villanova is comfortably a top 10 team in the country for the second season in a row. The Wildcats are 53-7 since the start of last season despite their supposed lack of a superstar. Watch any game the team has played in this season and you are sure to hear the announcers raving about the… Read more »