Illini Are Defending

I don't mean to make this a coaching carousel blog, but it's not exactly news that John Groce is on the hot seat. Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated recently put the odds of him being canned after the season at roughly "100%". I don't think the Illini have »

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Turns out, Northwestern Needs Rebounds

Remember when Northwestern actively avoided rebounds? Thankfully for Chris Collins, that's no longer the case, as the Wildcats are not running away screaming from their own missed shots. But "not terrible" is a far cry from "good," and Northwestern is not good at recovering its own »

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Either Die a Hero

Let's try something different today. Here are the Big Ten records for a not-so-random collection of coaches over a six-year span: 61-43 60-42 55-41 You would be forgiven for believing those records are all roughly the same, and that a couple of bounces here and there that accumulate over a »

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Iowa is Succeeding With Unselfishness

I don't want to oversell this—Iowa is not a great team. The Hawkeyes have been outscored in conference play, and the non-conference slate included being run out of the gym against Virginia, losing to mediocre teams in Seton Hall and Memphis, and losing to Nebraska-Omaha at home (the Mavericks »

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Minnesota Was Good, Now They Aren't

So what happened? Well, the Gophers possess just the 11th-best offense in conference play, which is largely driven by a 13th-best effective field goal percentage, which in turn is driven by a 12th-best two-point field goal percentage, which in turn is driven by this graph: Data courtesy of Synergy Sports »

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