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January 7, 2008

Back and Forth: Near-Miss Edition

by John Gasaway and Ken Pomeroy

North Carolina survived, in overtime, at Clemson last night. John and Ken talk about what that means while also taking a look at the myriad surprises coming out of the Big Ten, both good (Minnesota) and bad (Illinois).

January 3, 2008

The Height of Expectations: Measuring Vertical Impact

by Ken Pomeroy

Calculating the average and effective height of NCAA teams reveals important truths about the impact of inches on both ends of the court.

December 28, 2007

From Star to Lunchpail Guy...and Vice Versa: Examining Big Role Changes

by Ken Pomeroy

It's rare for a player's role to change dramatically from one season to the next. Here are five exceptions.

December 20, 2007

Headlines You Won't See Anywhere Else: College Hoops Under the Radar

by Ken Pomeroy

North Carolina is missing something, as is Southern Illinois.

December 19, 2007

When A Record Doesn't Say Enough: Overrated Teams

by Ken Pomeroy

Miami (FL), Vanderbilt and Oregon have gaudy won-loss totals and national rankings based largely on soft schedules.

December 12, 2007

Back and Forth: The Flip-Flop Edition

by John Gasaway and Ken Pomeroy

The guys look back on a perfect set of preseason predictions...with an eraser and some liquid paper.

December 10, 2007

The Renaldo Balkman Threshold: Identifying the Best Defenders

by Ken Pomeroy

Players who have both high block rates and high steal rates, like former South Carolina standout Renaldo Balkman, have significant impact on the defensive end of the court.

December 5, 2007

Interpreting Individual Stats: An Introduction

by Ken Pomeroy

Considering the context is the key to avoiding deception and uncovering what the statistics really tell us about a player's value.

December 3, 2007

Back and Forth: The Eyes of Texas Edition

by John Gasaway and Ken Pomeroy

Butler is hot, Australia is in and, oh yeah, Texas looks pretty good. Our college experts got together last night to talk about what it all means.

November 30, 2007

Headlines You Won't Find Elsewhere: College Hoops Notes

by Ken Pomeroy

Observations on Arizona, Indiana and...Toccoa Falls?

November 27, 2007

The Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award: Handicapping the Field

by Ken Pomeroy

The lesser-known Naismith award--for seniors 6'0" and under--features an interesting field led by two major-conference guards.

November 20, 2007

Measuring Coaching Performance: Bozeman's Effect

by Ken Pomeroy

You may have heard of Todd Bozeman only because of his off-court transgressions, but the numbers say he's one of the best coaches in D-I.

November 19, 2007

Temple of Doom: Fran Dunphy Relives a Coaching Nightmare

by Ken Pomeroy

Up 25 at halftime over College of Charleston on Saturday evening, the Temple Owls fell apart and lost by three, one of the biggest collapses ever.

November 12, 2007

Back and Forth: Tip-Off Weekend

by John Gasaway and Ken Pomeroy

Our college experts Ken Pomeroy and John Gasaway got together last night to talk about what they saw, didn't see, and thought during college hoops' opening weekend.

November 9, 2007

The Best of the Rest: Elsewhere in Division I

by Ken Pomeroy

Looking for a deep sleeper? Here are ten more teams from outside the power conferences that could make moves in March.

November 6, 2007

The Western Athletic Conference: Mass Rebuilding

by Ken Pomeroy

This season's WAC crop loses more than half of its player-minutes from last year. Will all the turnover create a new champion, or will the usual suspects prevail out West?

October 26, 2007

Atlantic 10 Preview: A "Saint"ly Conference

by Ken Pomeroy

Saint Louis' hiring of Rick Majerus grabbed the off-season headlines, but what's going on with the other 13 teams? A couple of them might be reversing decades of negative karma this season.

October 24, 2007

Similarity Scores: Getting Past What You See

by Ken Pomeroy

The eyes can be a useful asset when making player comparisons, but interesting things happen when when we take our eyes out of the equations.

October 19, 2007

The Mountain West Conference: Preview

by Ken Pomeroy

The combination of coaching turnover, few returning minutes and a television deal that keeps the conference hidden bodes ill for the MWC.

October 17, 2007

Pac-10 Preview: Teams, Part Two

by Ken Pomeroy

Two of the nation's most-heralded freshmen will be taking the floor in Los Angeles.

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