2016 In Season Improvement

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The past two seasons (2014 and 2015), I’ve taken a look at teams in the country on the rise in January and February and teams on decline. Often times the teams appearing on these lists have a key transfer or injury, but not always. The most notable example was 2014 Virginia, which went on to… Read more »

Inconsistency and Miami’s Hot Start

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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 »

New at BBALLBREAKDOWN: More on Davidson’s Offense

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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.

System Coaching (Part 2 – Calipari’s Defense)

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Before reading this post you can check out Part 1 if you haven’t already. There I attempted to quantify “system coaching” (offensive and defensive style consistency from season-to-season). I found that a lot of the best defensive coaches were in fact system coaches, but offensive efficiency showed no correlation.   In today’s post, I wanted… Read more »

NCAA Tournament Narratives: Introduction

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When I was younger, long before I divided my points by possessions, I remember a particular Sports Illustrated for Kids article about the NCAA tournament catching my eye. The article was something along the lines of: “10 things to remember when filling out your bracket”. The article was clearly effective, I remember even saving it… Read more »

March Update

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For the last week, I’ve been writing daily bracketology updates over at TeamRankings. You can check out all of my posts HERE. Hoop Vision is by no means done for the season. However, between the TeamRankings post and preparing for some interesting NCAA tournament research, normal HV posts haven’t fit into my schedule. Please check… Read more »

NCAA Basketball Geography

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Regionalism is at the heart of NCAA basketball. For one, it’s very difficult to watch 351 teams regularly. Certain states are associated with college basketball. Louisville, Indiana, and North Carolina have their respective powerhouses. California, Texas, and New York lead the way in terms of quantity of D1 teams.   I channeled my inner Nate… Read more »

Arizona and Turnovers

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Arizona appears to have started to distance themselves from the rest of the field in January. The Wildcats have dominated the paint on both sides of the floor. Offensively, Arizona’s 22nd in the country in two-point shooting percentage and 11th in offensive rebounding percentage. Defensively, they are 2nd in the country in opponent two-point shooting… Read more »