New at BBALLBREAKDOWN: Izzo’s Defensive Adjustment

Posted by 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.


Visualizing the 2015 Sweet 16

Posted by 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 »


New at BBALLBREAKDOWN: Utah’s Final Four Chances

Posted by 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.


2015 NCAA Final Four Values

Posted by 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 »


New at BBALLBREAKDOWN: More on Davidson’s Offense

Posted by 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.


Villanova’s (Not So?) Balanced Offense

Posted by 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 »


New at BBALLBREAKDOWN: UNC’s Offense

Posted by on February 13, 2015

Over at BBALLBREAKDOWN, I took a look at UNC’s success despite a lack of three-point shooting. The full article can be found HERE.


2015 In Season Improvement

Posted by on February 9, 2015

It might be hard to imagine right now considering all of their recent success, but in late December last season Virginia fell outside the kenpom top 40 thanks to a 35-point loss at Tennessee. In fact, Virginia really struggled throughout November and December of last season. By February Tony Bennett’s team was one of the most… Read more »


D’Angelo Russell, Jahlil Okafor, and the Average Freshman

Posted by on February 5, 2015

With the current one-and-done system, top freshman prospects become some of the most talented players in the NCAA every season. This season is no exception with D’Angelo Russell and Jahlil Okafor. Both currently sit at the top of mock drafts  and have had little trouble adjusting to the level of competition the Big Ten and… Read more »


Why Watching Bob McKillop and Davidson’s Offense Should Get Your Coach Fired

Posted by on January 23, 2015

Mid majors don’t crack the top five in adjusted offensive efficiency often. Let alone a mid major picked to finish 12th in the Atlantic-10 preseason poll. Yet here we are in late January with Bob McKillop’s young Davidson team sitting right in between Gonzaga and Duke in AdjO.   The Wildcats haven’t played the strongest of schedules,… Read more »