Top 25 for Dec 9

When the AP poll is released later today, Arizona will be No. 1. The reason they're No. 1 is that they were No. 2 last week, and No. 1 lost. It doesn't matter how they played (they struggled at home against a meh UNLV team), all it matters is that they won, thereby confirming how […]

Using win shares to evaluate the remaining undefeated teams

Most college basketball fans intuitively understand win shares. Football guys freak out when their team loses, whereas basketball guys understand that teams lose. Even if a team is projected to be favored in every remaining game, as Wichita State currently is, that doesn't mean they'll go undefeated. In fact, the odds are overwhelmingly against them […]

Deja vu: Baylor exposes Kentucky’s flaws

For the 2nd straight season Kentucky has suffered an early December loss vs Baylor. Last year's game featured Kentucky only making half their FTs, and only making four 3-pointers. These were two problems which would plague the Wildcats for the duration of the season as Kentucky finished 313th in the nation in FT%, and 290th […]

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 […]

Alex Murphy (Probably) Transferring From Duke

According to a source at the Duke Chronicle, Duke Sophomore forward Alex Murphy is going to transfer at the end of the fall semester. Murphy played in just about 6 minutes per game last year for the Blue Devils, and with Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood on campus this year, playing time was going to […]

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 […]

Previewing and Predicting Wednesday’s ACC Big 10 Challenge Games

Fresh off a 5-1 start (DAMN YOU FLORIDA STATE) I am back to predict the remaining games in this year's ACC Big 10 challenge, where the Big 10 has some work to do if it wants to avoid ceding the challenge for the first time in 5 years. Maryland at Ohio State The Buckeyes have […]

Previewing and Predicting Tuesday’s ACC Big 10 Challenge Games

The current top 2 conferences in the land according to Ken Pomeroy's ratings will take each other on this week for the annual ACC-Big 10 challenge. Sidenote: this thing started when I was in middle school. I'm old. The ACC ran off wins in the first 10 challenges, but haven't had as much success lately […]

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 […]