The Debates: Best Team

Posted by on April 21, 2012

The following is part one of three of a series of debates featuring Jonathan Safir, Ricky Winkeller, and Jordan Sperber. For part one, we will be examining the best team in the KenPom era (2003-2012). Jonathan Safir: 2007 Florida Gators I refused to allow recency bias to play a factor in my selection. The 2006-2007… Read more »


A Whirlwind of Recruiting

Posted by on April 21, 2012

My first post on HoopVision was going to be an analysis on the impact of a top-15 recruiting class (according to Rivals.com) in both college basketball and football. In a year when Kentucky wins the national championship after its third consecutive #1 ranked recruiting class, the impact of the one-and-done rule seemed to have manifested… Read more »


A Video Charter’s Guide To The Final Four | Stat Geek Idol

Posted by on April 13, 2012

The following is the third (Final Four) post I wrote for TeamRankings’ Stat Geek Idol. For more information on the competition click here. Last week, I attempted to quantify Wisconsin’s Swing Offense through the use of video charting. With the Final Four, I set out on a similar goal for Louisville, Ohio State, Kentucky, and Kansas. To… Read more »


Video Charting The Swing Offense Of The Wisconsin Badgers | Stat Geek Idol

Posted by on April 13, 2012

The following is the second (Sweet 16) post I wrote for TeamRankings’ Stat Geek Idol. For more information on the competition click here. The Wisconsin Badgers, led by Coach Bo Ryan, are a familiar topic of discussion for stat geeks. The foundation of advanced statistics in basketball is tempo free. That is, numbers that are not… Read more »


Quantity Over Quality: Getting More Whacks At The Pinata | Stat Geek Idol

Posted by on April 13, 2012

The following is a post I wrote for TeamRankings’ Stat Geek Idol. For more information on the competition click here. Earth shattering revelation: you have to make shots to win basketball games. This is an undeniable truth inherent in the great game Dr. Naismith created. More controversial statement: you DON’T have to shoot well to win… Read more »


Bleeding Orange and Worst Nightmares

Posted by on November 28, 2011

I would like to take this time to talk about the recent events at my dad’s alma mater, Syracuse University.  Each Syracuse basketball game was like a holiday for the two of us, as we made sure we would always be able to not only watch, but watch the games together.  My dad raised me… Read more »


Weekend Watch

Posted by on November 25, 2011

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving, had some family time, watched football and of course some college basketball.This is our first Weekend Watch post of the year. We are excited to bring you the fan some interesting and engaging content throughout the course of the year.This past week featured some of the most entertaining games… Read more »


Marathon Madness

Posted by on November 14, 2011

Ladies and gentleman, college basketball is officially back. Take a deep breath, relax, and get comfortable because the craziness is just beginning.  The 24 hours College Hoops Marathon is set to start at the completion of Monday Night Football tonight and go straight thru midnight tomorrow night.  This is usually where we would write about… Read more »


Friday Night Lights

Posted by on November 11, 2011

      This is the spot where our “Weekend Watch” post would usually drop.  However, we are just going to discuss tonight’s games as they are the most intriguing and feature 131 games. “The Weekend Watch” will usually highlight 5 games each weekend that Hoop Vision will be keeping a close eye on.  However,… Read more »


Get to Know: Missouri

Posted by on November 25, 2010

This is the first of a series of posts looking at teams just outside the main contenders. A few of these teams will certainly be national title threats by seasons end. The early struggles of Michigan State and Kansas State even further shows the importance of the second tier in college basketball this season. So… Read more »