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.

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.

2013-14 College Basketball Top 25 Preseason Rankings

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It’s August 11th, which means college basketball is right around the corner! I’m kidding… sort of. The first games can’t get here soon enough so I decided to take a stab at the top 25 teams entering the 2013-14 college basketball season.

Coaching Strategies

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In February I looked at Bucknell’s extremely conservative style of play in detail. One of the interesting ideas I took away from the post was Bucknell’s contradicting strategies. On offense, they value possessions by taking care of the basketball. On defense, they allow their opponent to freely take care of the basketball by not going… Read more »

Season Recap

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I had a blast researching and writing at Hoop Vision this season. With the 2012-13 season in the rear view mirror, I put together a post of some of the best content from the site this season. I’ll be back with new stuff in mid to late May looking at both the NBA Draft and… Read more »

Michigan vs. Louisville

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With just over an hour left until the final college basketball game of the 2013 season, I give you one last look at Michigan and Louisville. Michigan comes in with the number one ranked offense in the country, Louisville comes in with the number one ranked defense in the country. Obviously the reason Louisville is… Read more »

Keys for Wichita State

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Earlier this week I wrote about what I call opponent “compatibility”. I basically wanted to know if there was any evidence for bad matchups beyond simply the general strength of the two teams. Now, I decided to use that same sample to take a look at the Louisville-Wichita St game today. My sample includes every… Read more »

Do Matchups Matter?

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The following is my entry for Stat Geek Idol. The contest is run by TeamRankings.com. Check out some of the entries from last year’s competition here.   Introduction: There are 347 teams in Division I college basketball. The nature of the sport allows for all different kinds of styles of play. Every team has varying… Read more »

The Highs and Lows of LaQuinton Ross’ Weekend

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LaQuinton Ross sent Ohio State to the Elite Eight with a three pointer against Arizona. Just type his name into Google and you can pick from tons of articles that tell you that. However, Ross was involved in an equally as crucial three pointer that played a tremendous role in sending Wichita State to the Final Four…. Read more »