#goacc: Not quite ready for primetime

With all of the conference realignment in recent years, the ACC has been the clear winner. Pundits have been quick to anoint the ACC the king-of-this, or the premier-that. And while it's early in the season (there's a lot of basketball left to be played!) the on-court results haven't exactly been great. Through the first two […]

5 freshmen you might want to pay attention to

With Andrew Wiggins matching up against Jabari Parker, and Julius Randle going against Michigan State, all the of the media focus has been on just a small handful of freshmen. Wiggins, Parker, Randle, the rest of the Kentucky kids, and Arizona's Aaron Gordon have  been getting the majority of coverage. But there are plenty of […]

Inside the boxscore: FSU 80, UCF 68

1. Sophomore point guard Devon Bookert played all of last season on a knee which needed surgery, and this was after missing the entire preseason. Still, he managed to be the most efficient freshman that Leonard Hamilton had ever coached at FSU. Through two games this season he's leading the team at 16.5 points per […]

Inside the boxscore: BYU 112, Stanford 103

1. Junior Tyler Haws scored 31 points for BYU, making 8-15 2s, 2-3 3s, and 9-13 FTs. It was the fourth time in his career he's scored at least 30 points. 2. BYU attempted 43 free throws. The most they attempted last year was 33 at Loyola Marymount. The last time they attempted more than […]

Life without Dellavedova

The oak dotted hills east of Oakland, California is about the least likely place of any to house what has become a consistent hoops power. Tiny Saint Mary's College had a 2-27 record before Randy Bennett took over in 2001. Now they've won at least 25 games in six straight seasons. That six year run […]

This week in extreme voting: John Feinstein, National Public Radio

For years John Feinstein has cast AP ballots that can, at best, be described as interesting, and at worst, be described as mocking those who give him the right to vote. A Duke grad, he'll drop the Blue Devils severely if his underdrawers get in a bunch about something Duke related. He'll cast contrarian votes […]

All hail the free throw

If you weren't unfortunate enough to tune into the Seton Hall vs Niagara game on Fox Sports 2 this Saturday, you missed a game which featured 73 fouls and 102 free throws. By the time it was over, the game in the next time slot (Lamar vs Butler) was already at the under-8 timeout in […]

Film study: Oregon’s key play to put away Georgetown

Despite the fact that this game was played on the other side of the world where it tipped at 9:30 AM local time (it was in South Korea), and it featured two teams wearing this century's contribution to awful uniforms (faux military), the Oregon vs Georgetown game was played at a high level. The 2nd […]

Run the Floor’s preseason top 25

1. Duke The Blue Devils haven’t finished atop the regular season conference standings since 2009-10 – when they tied with Maryland – and haven’t won it outright since 2005-06. But in the last six years they’ve also never finished lower than 2nd. They’ve been the most consistent team in the ACC, and there’s no reason […]

Preseason top 25: No. 6-10

6. Florida Picking the Gators this high assumes that their players stop screwing around and actually see the court. When their roster isn't suspended, they have about as many consensus top 100 players on it as any team in the nation. In short, they're loaded. And they've been loaded. Which shows how a part of […]