Yearly Archives: 2016

Congratulations to the winner of 2016 player of the year award, North Carolina’s Brice Johnson. The senior forward finished the season with a 127 offensive rating, which was third in the country among players that used at least 24 percent of their team’s possessions. He got there by making 61 percent of his field […]

FIBA adopted a 30-second shot clock in 1956. Women’s collegiate basketball started using it in 1969. In 2015, men’s college basketball ended decades of trepidation and joined the rest of the world by instituting a 30-second shot clock. Even being nearly four decades behind everyone else, there was still plenty of debate over whether the […]

Here’s the forecast based on the latest ratings. The biggest winners of the first week were the survivors in the Midwest thanks to the Michigan State upset. The team hurt the most was Oregon, who struggled with Saint Joseph’s and has to deal with a chalk bracket in the West. Elite8 Final4 Final Champ 1 […]

Hey coaches, need a hand with filling out your schedule for the the 2016-17 season? I can’t play matchmaker, but I can provide you a spreadsheet with a first cut of expected ratings for every team next season. These ratings use the same method that has produced the preseason ratings on my site in previous […]

What follows is the odds for every team in the field of 68 advancing through each round of the NCAA tournament using log5 methodology and my ratings.

Big West Conference March 10-12. All games at Anaheim. kPOY: Michael Bryson, UC Santa Barbara. The Big West tournament begins Thursday with quarterfinal action at the Honda Center.

Western Athletic Conference March 10-12. All games at Las Vegas. kPOY: Pascal Siakam, New Mexico State. The WAC tournament gets underway Thursday with three quarterfinal games at the Orleans Arena.

Sun Belt Conference March 10-13. All games at New Orleans. kPOY: Shawn Long, Louisiana Lafayette. The Sun Belt tournament begins on Thursday with two first-round games at Lakefront Arena.

American Athletic Conference March 10-13. All games at Orlando. kPOY: Daniel Hamilton, Connecticut. The American tournament gets underway Thursday with two first-round games at the Amway Center.

Big Ten Conference March 9-13. All games at Indianapolis. kPOY: Denzel Valentine, Michigan State. The Big Ten gets underway on Wednesday with two first-round games at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.