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  • Stats Slant – Lessons learned

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    Arguably the best thing about college basketball is its unpredictability.  It is reality television at its finest as we (even Jay Bilas) have little to no idea as to what will happen between the lines.  Jahlil Okafor is the real deal, while Kentucky is loaded.  And deep.  And loaded.  And deep. There are things we knew that have been confirmed, while others are coming as more of a surprise.  We are weeks away from conference play commencing, but we have already learned a lot.  This week’s Stats Slant takes a look at what the games have taught us thus far.  […]

  • Big East: Early Season Surprises

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    The Out of Conference Record Through games of Sunday (December 7), the Big East’s record is 61-14 (0.813), having recovered from the hit taken during Thanksgiving Weekend (see Table 01). The conference maintains a winning record versus the six BCS conferences with special note to the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) where the current 5-1 record, with three more games scheduled, guarantees the Big East will finish with a winning record. Only the American Athletic Conference (AAC) and the Summit Conference have winning records versus Big East teams (0-1 each). With two teams (Villanova and Seton Hall) still undefeated and five […]

  • Examining five criteria that will make Davidson effective in the Atlantic 10 in year one

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    Going into their first season in the Atlantic 10, the Davidson Wildcats received no love from the college basketball pundits as most of them picked DC last in the 14-team A-10 in the transition year.  Off to a 6-1 start, the Wildcats have other designs in mind.  Last Wednesday night’s 92-86 win over Charlotte gave us several definitions of how Bob McKillop’s squad will be a tough out in Atlantic 10 play. 1) Chemistry off the bench with so many new faces – The Wildcats actually look like they can use a 10-man rotation with lots of different looks that can match […]