2013-14 College Basketball Top 25 Preseason Rankings

Posted by on August 20, 2013

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

Posted by on May 13, 2013

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

Posted by on April 25, 2013

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

Posted by on April 8, 2013

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

Posted by on April 6, 2013

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?

Posted by on April 3, 2013

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

Posted by on April 1, 2013

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 »

A Few Parting Thoughts on FGCU

Posted by on March 31, 2013

Florida Gulf Coast University captivated the nation en route to being the first ever 15 seed to go to the Sweet 16.  A conversation I had a while back with Iona College assistant coach Zak Boisvert, piqued my interest in wanting to look into the numbers about tempo and its effect on win percentage.  In… Read more »

Davante Gardner: Zone Buster

Posted by on March 29, 2013

Syracuse’s 2-3 zone last night looked invincible versus the number one offense in the country. Indiana had scored more points per possession than their opponents (on average) give up in every game this season until Temple and Syracuse. Syracuse’s defensive dominance had people wondering why a team would play anything other than zone. I went back… Read more »

Indiana’s Weakness

Posted by on March 27, 2013

If you were to force me to pick a team I think is going to win it all, I would likely take Indiana. On the Sweet 16 efficiency graph, the Hoosiers have the best offense of anyone and an average defense (relative to the other 15 teams). C.J. Moore pointed out recently that the Hoosiers’ weakness… Read more »