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 »

Efficiency, Usage, and Boise State

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The value of high volume and low efficiency players is a constant source of debate among basketball people. On the surface, many of these players appear to bring down an offense with either low shooting percentages or high turnover rates (or both). As a result, the inefficient shot taker is often viewed as selfish. However,… Read more »

Projecting Defense: Wisconsin

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Last week I wrote about the surprising lack of improvement made by experienced teams from year to year on the defensive side of the ball. When thinking about potential teams affected by this for the 2014-15 season, Wisconsin is the first that comes to mind. Of course the Badgers are going to be very good… Read more »

Projecting Defense: An Overview

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If you read the site last season, you might remember my look at North Dakota State and experience. To summarize, the Bison were one of the most experienced teams in the country last season and overwhelming favorites in the Summit League because of a strong defense in 2012-13. NDSU did in fact win the Summit… Read more »