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  • January 28,2019
  • Andy Wittry

Virginia, Duke, Michigan State, Tennessee & Gonzaga Fit Mold of Recent National Champions

What would you say if someone told you that there are only 15 college basketball teams that currently fit the statistical profile of recent national champions? Because as of Monday morning, that’s the number of schools that have comparable adjusted offensive and defensive efficiency marks to the last 17 national champions whose data is available […]

  • January 23,2019
  • Andy Wittry

Here’s Why Patience Is Important After a Recent Coaching Hire

Chances are if you’re a college basketball fan residing in Bloomington, Indiana, Columbus, Ohio, or Lubbock, Texas, it’s likely been a frustrating last few weeks. Indiana lost its fifth straight game on Tuesday at Northwestern, Ohio State is 0-5 since the start of the New Year and Texas Tech has lost three in a row […]

  • January 22,2019
  • Andy Wittry

These Transfers Are Making an Impact for Top-25 Teams This Season

The closest that college basketball gets to free agency is the transfer market as hundreds of Division I players transfer every year, and this season is no exception. Just look at players like Kentucky guard Quade Green, TCU guard Jaylen Fisher and Arizona forward Emmanuel Akot, who are all transferring. Here’s a list of more […]

  • January 20,2019
  • Andy Wittry

Previewing the Biggest College Basketball Games of Week 12

Week 12 of the college basketball season starts with a trio of games on Monday between power conference regular season title contenders in the ACC, Big 12 and Big Ten. Here’s a preview of some of the biggest games of the week and what’s at stake.   Maryland at Michigan State, Monday, January 21, 6:30 […]

  • January 16,2019
  • Andy Wittry

Looking for a Resume-Building Win? Here’s Who You Have to Beat to Get One

We’re roughly halfway through the 2018-19 college basketball season, which is the first season with the NET rankings that replaced the RPI in the offseason. As a reminder, the following section lists the quadrant breakdown that is used on the NCAA’s team sheets that organize every program’s wins and losses: Quadrant 1: Home 1-30; Neutral […]

  • January 14,2019
  • Andy Wittry

Reacting to the College Basketball AP Top 25 Poll for Week 11

There were no changes in the top 10 of the AP Top 25 poll for Week 11, which means we’ll get two top-10 matchups this week in the ACC. Four teams dropped out of the AP poll and they were replaced by three familiar faces plus a school that hasn’t been ranked in six seasons. […]

  • January 14,2019
  • Andy Wittry

Predicting the College Basketball AP Top 25 Poll for Week 11

Ranked teams lost 17 times since the release of last week’s AP poll, including 12 times to unranked opponents. However, the top 10 teams in the AP Top 25 went undefeated in Week 10 so there may not be many changes atop Monday’s poll. Here are our predictions for the college basketball AP Top 25 […]

  • December 15,2018
  • Andy Wittry

Dedric Lawson, Lagerald Vick Power No. 1 Kansas to Win over Villanova

It’s December 15 and there’s a chance that No. 1 Kansas has already beaten this year’s Big East, Big Ten and SEC champions. The Jayhawks held off No. 17 Villanova 74-71 in Phog Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday, giving them six wins over opponents ranked in the top 100 on kenpom.com and all nine of their […]

  • December 9,2018
  • Andy Wittry

Predicting the College Basketball AP Top 25 Poll for Week 6

Another No. 1 team fell on Sunday as Tennessee upset top-ranked Gonzaga in Phoenix in a game that will likely go down as one of the best matchups of the regular season. It could also have significant seeding implications for the NCAA tournament given that both teams could contend for a No. 1 seed in […]

  • November 26,2018
  • Andy Wittry

Reactions to the Week 4 College Basketball AP Top 25 Poll

Only six teams maintained their AP Top 25 ranking from last week after the dust settled following a wild Feast Week. There’s a new No. 1 team in the country, but the top spot in the poll was as contested as you’ll ever see – the No. 2-ranked team only received one fewer first-place vote […]

  • November 19,2018
  • Andy Wittry

Diagnosing What’s Wrong With Villanova After Wildcats Lose Two in a Row

Defending national champion Villanova is on a two-game skid after suffering its second loss of the season at home to Furman on Nov. 17. In the previous five seasons, the Wildcats hadn’t lost their second game until Dec. 19, Jan. 19, Jan. 20, Jan. 24 and most recently, Feb. 7, as they consistently took an […]

  • November 19,2018
  • Andy Wittry

Reactions to the Week 3 College Basketball AP Top 25 Poll

The college basketball AP Top 25 poll for Week 3 was released Monday, and while there were no changes in the order of the top seven teams, the schools that played for last season’s national championship were responsible for the biggest changes in the poll. The bottom fell out for one, while the other made […]

  • November 19,2018
  • Andy Wittry

Predicting the Week 3 College Basketball AP Top 25 Poll

Ranked teams lost seven times since the release of last week’s AP Top 25 poll. Three came in the 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden, defending national champion Villanova was responsible for two losses and two were in the Gavitt Tipoff Games, where the Big Ten won the series for the first time against the […]


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