New at IQ Sports: Big East Shooting

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Check out my new post over at the brand new IQ Sports website on Big East shooting HERE. I took the expected points framework created for the NBA at hickory-high.com to find the best (and worst) shooters and decision makers in the Big East.

November Surprises

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With Feast Week coming to a close, we can start to pretend like we know things about college basketball. Here are three interesting surprises after three weeks of basketball.   1. Syracuse’s shot defense. Boeheim defenses have been the knuckleball pitcher of college basketball. Generally, pitchers have little control over batting average on balls in play… Read more »

New at VU Hoops: Playing the Lottery

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I have a new post up on VU Hoops looking at Villanova’s three-point defense. The Wildcats have had a tendency to “play the three-point lottery” throughout Jay Wright’s tenure. Check it out HERE.

Player Breakdowns: Talib Zanna, Will Yeguete, Tyler Haws

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Believe it or not, upperclassmen play basketball too. Many are even good at the sport! The future lottery picks get all the attention, but here I’m taking a look at three under the radar players to start the season.   Talib Zanna (Sr.) – Pittsburgh Zanna was suspended for Pitt’s season opener due to a violation… Read more »

Game Recap: Kentucky’s Offensive Rebounding

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Just three games in, the 40-0 season is over for Kentucky. The Wildcats struggled against Michigan State’s packed in man defense, especially early on. However, Kentucky was ridiculously good on the offensive boards throughout the game. Izzo’s teams are elite rebounding teams year after year and yet Kentucky rebounded 46% of their missed shots. Transition… Read more »

Early Season Outliers

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It’s probably not a good idea to judge any team based on 40 minutes of basketball. We all know that Duke won’t shoot 76% from two and 62% from three this season. It can be tough to decide if a team is really better/worse than previously thought or if we are simply watching an outlier. To… Read more »

Ten 5×5 Candidates for 2014

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On November 13, 2007 Lester Hudson became the first D1 player to record a quadruple double in Tennessee-Martin’s win over Central Baptist College. Hudson finished the game with 25 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists, and 10 steals. An absolute monster of a game, but not a 5×5. Hudson recorded just one block. A 5×5 consists… Read more »

New at VU Hoops: In Defense of the Defense

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My second post for VU Hoops on Villanova’s surprisingly good defense last season was published last week. Check out the post HERE and stay tuned for new general college basketball posts as the season gets closer.

Psychology of Marshall Henderson

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Yesterday, Ken Pomeroy sent out several tweets about Oakland’s Travis Bader. At this point, no one should be surprised that Travis Bader showed no signs of having a hot hand. Pomeroy showed that Bader’s 3P% actually went down after making a shot, likely because of overconfidence leading to poor shot selection. At this point, study after study has made the numbers… Read more »

New at VU Hoops: Expectations for Arcidiacono

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I have started writing about Villanova basketball with a tempo free slant for VU Hoops. My debut article is on Villanova guard Ryan Arcidiacono. I will link to future articles here at Hoop Vision for those interested. Check out the post HERE.