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March 10, 2011

Premium Article Around the Rim: Walker for Player of the Year

by John Perrotto

Last year, our John Perrotto was first on board the Jimmer Fredette bandwagon. This year, he's changed his vote for the Oscar Robertson Award to UConn's Kemba Walker.

March 8, 2011

Premium Article The List: Last Regular-Season Edition

by John Perrotto

As the major conferences prepare for their postseason tournaments, the champion of the Atlantic Sun Conference makes an unlikely appearance on The List.

Premium Article On the Beat: Garnett Sees Value of Trade

by John Perrotto

Like Boston's other veterans, Kevin Garnett was disappointed when the team traded Kendrick Perkins at the deadline. However, newcomers Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic are beginning to show why they were coveted by the Celtics' front office.

March 3, 2011

Premium Article Around the Rim: Bruins Back in Pac-10 Mix

by John Perrotto

UCLA's slow start to the season appeared to be an extension of last year's disappointing below-.500 finish. However, the Bruins have rebounded and enter the final weekend with a chance to win the last Pac-10 regular-season title.

February 28, 2011

Premium Article The List: Big East Dominance

by John Perrotto

With Cincinnati the latest newcomer to Basketball Prospectus' rankings, 10 of our top 25 teams hail from the Big East.

February 24, 2011

Premium Article Around the Rim: Mountain West Showdown

by John Perrotto

When BYU and San Diego State meet Saturday on national TV, the eyes of the country will be on the battle between top-10 teams.

February 22, 2011

Premium Article On the Beat: Noah Close to Return

by John Perrotto

After missing more than two months following surgery to repair a torn thumb ligament, Joakim Noah will return to the Chicago Bulls' lineup. That means adjustments for a surging team.

February 21, 2011

Premium Article The List: Ohio State's Still Tops

by John Perrotto

A weekend of upheaval for the top teams results in Ohio State remaining No. 1 despite a loss at Purdue on Sunday.

February 17, 2011

Premium Article Around the Rim: Selection Committee's Criteria

by John Perrotto

Gene Smith, the new chairman of the NCAA Tournament selection committee, discusses the process by which the new 68-team field for this year's tourney will be chosen.

February 9, 2011

Premium Article On the Beat: Adjustment for Gibson

by John Perrotto

In Cleveland Daniel Gibson is negotiating the transition from how the Cavaliers used to be to the way they are now.

February 7, 2011

Premium Article The List: Tar Heels Rising

by John Perrotto

On the strength of a 7-1 start to ACC play, a North Carolina team that struggled in non-conference play makes one of the biggest leaps in Basketball Prospectus' rankings this week.

January 31, 2011

Premium Article The List: Weekend Shakeup

by John Perrotto

A series of upsets on Saturday ripple through Basketball Prospectus' weekly rankings, with Louisville the biggest beneficiary. After taking down West Virginia and Connecticut behind Peyton Siva's heroics, the Cardinals go from unranked to No. 15.

January 27, 2011

Premium Article Around the Rim: Must-Win for Mizzou

by John Perrotto

If Missouri wants to stay in the race in the Big 12, the Tigers will almost certainly need to win Saturday in Austin against the streaking Texas Longhorns.

January 25, 2011

Premium Article On the Beat: Sixers Losing the Close Ones

by John Perrotto

The Philadelphia 76ers have made tremendous strides since the beginning of the season, but a series of narrow losses has held down their record.

January 24, 2011

Premium Article The List: Big 12 Shakeup

by John Perrotto

With wins over Texas A&M and previously undefeated Kansas, Texas is surging up Basketball Prospectus' rankings. Meanwhile, undefeated Ohio State stays steady at No. 1.

January 20, 2011

Premium Article Around the Rim: Balanced Belmont

by John Perrotto

The Belmont Bruins have emerged as the best team in the Atlantic Sun conference behind a team effort highlighted by an 11-player rotation.

January 18, 2011

Premium Article On the Beat: Anthony Admits He Wants Out

by John Perrotto

After months of trade rumors, Carmelo Anthony is now saying openly that he thinks being traded by the Denver Nuggets would be best for his future.

January 17, 2011

The List: Ohio State Takes Top Spot

by John Perrotto

In this week's edition of Basketball Prospectus' rankings, grounded in the numbers with a healthy dose of subjectivity, the undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes claim No. 1 for the first time.

January 13, 2011

Premium Article Around the Rim: Tough Season for Mississippi State

by John Perrotto

While Mississippi State is only one game into SEC play, Rick Stansbury has already dealt with plenty of off-the-court issues with his Bulldogs.

January 11, 2011

Premium Article On the Beat: Bobcats Like Silas

by John Perrotto

Paul Silas has brought Charlotte a very different style from his predecessor Larry Brown, and players have responded.

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