Run the Floor’s Top 25

Updated top 25 for Dec 5 We all saw Michigan State dropping one at home to North Carolina, right? This makes North Carolina's resume one of the toughest in the country to read. They arguably have the two best wins in the top 25 – vs Louisville, and a 14-point win at Michigan State. They […]

Player of the Year Power Rankings

Player of the Year Power Rankings for Dec. 5 The national narrative is that Marcus Smart, Doug McDermott, and Jabari Parker are in a three person race for POY. This, of course, means that one of them will win it. Pundits don't like to be wrong, which leads to confirmation bias. Every good thing those […]

Inside the boxscore: UConn 65, UF 64

1. With Monday's loss the Gators are now 6-2 on the season with losses to Wisconsin and UConn. This is the 8th straight season Billy Donovan's Gators have had at least two out of conference losses prior to league play. The last time they didn't was in the 2005-06 season when they went 13-0 before […]

Updated top 25

Updated top 25 for December 2nd. Just when Arizona State was beginning to stake a claim after jumping out to a 6-0 start with wins at UNLV, and vs Bradley and Marquette, they were crushed in their holiday opener vs Creighton, and then wrapped up that tournament with a bad loss to Miami. That 2nd […]

The dueling realities of Marcus Smart

The player of the year race, at least if you listen to the national media, has three clear front runners at this point – Doug McDermott, Jabari Parker, and Marcus Smart (for my money, Julius Randle belongs in there, but whatever). McDermott and Smart were both pre-season selections for 1st Team All American, and Parker has […]

Player of the Year Power Rankings

Player of the Year Power Rankings for Nov. 27. 1. Julius Randle, Fr., Kentucky Randle has begun his career with back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back double-doubles. The fewest offensive boards he's had in a game is four. He's averaging 19.8 points and 13.7 rebounds. At this point he won't just be the first Wildcat to average a double-double since Anthony Davis, but […]

Want to buy Chane Behanan’s Final Four ring?

If you're like me then you haven't even started your Christmas shopping. And there's always that one person on your list – you know the one who likes fancy cars and jewels. Well, you're in luck, because Chane Behanan's ring from last year's Final Four has hit an online auction house. The bidding started at […]

Are refs and players adjusting to the new foul rules?

The first few days of the basketball season were all about fouls. There were fouls called. Fouls discussed. Fouls written about ad nauseum. I didn't even defend the new rules on Twitter, I just stated that I could see how they would eventually lead to a more free flowing game. This led to self righteous […]

Inside the boxscore: Florida State 62, Northeastern 60

1. Scott Eatherton was named to the All Tournament team for the Puerto Rico Tipoff, and with good cause. He had a double-double in all three games, and has now had five double-doubles in six games at Northeastern. He played his first two seasons at St. Francis (PA) where he had six double-doubles in 57 […]

Inside the boxscore: Duke 91, Vermont 90

1. Vermont entered the game ranked 196th by Ken Pomeroy. Their one win was against Siena. They lost by 23 to Bryant, and 21 to Providence. Sunday's loss to Duke dropped them to 1-5 on the season. 2. Typically when a team nearly pulls a major upset (Duke was a 22 point favorite) there is […]

Has Brad Brownell turned Clemson around?

Brad Brownell’s tenure at Clemson has been underwhelming, but to be fair he’s mostly been playing with the previous administration’s players. For Tigers fans searching for hope, he hasn't exactly loaded with young stars, failing to land a single 4* or 5* recruit. The rest of the ACC has 68 players who were consensus top […]

Inside the boxscore: FSU 85, VCU 67

1. 6-7 guard Montay Brandon had 14 points and a career high 11 rebounds. His previous career best was nine rebounds, established two games ago vs UCF. He's now averaging 6.8 rebounds per game, which is 2nd best on the team behind Okaro White (7.0), and while he's on the floor Brandon has grabbed 20% […]

Inside the boxscore: Duke 83, ECU 74

1. East Carolina dropped the game and fell to 4-1 on the season. This ended a 9-game winning streak dating back to March 19, 2013. Game one of that streak featured East Carolina coming back from a 15-point 2nd half deficit vs Savannah State in last year's CIT tournament, which they would go on to […]

Free Brad Waldow, fouls, and down goes the Mountain West

Free Brad Waldow In Brad Waldow's freshman season at Saint Mary's he posted a decidedly un-freshman like offensive rating of 121.8, using just about 20% of his team's possessions. As a sophomore his usage went up (22% of possessions) while his efficiency remained intact (118.7 oRtg). But in those two seasons he was playing beside […]