Same Drugs

Michigan, a team coached by John Beilein, has the 6th-best adjusted defensive efficiency in the country this season. The previous high for the Michigan coach, at the power conference level, was 37th. That's 15 seasons' worth of mediocrity on the defensive end. This is what an outlier looks like: I »


Friday Facts: Final Weekend

Well, just another ho-hum no-news Friday in college basketball. Let's get to the Facts: Purdue, MSU, and OSU are all essentially tied at the top in both raw and adjusted efficiency margins. In fact, it's so close that Purdue leads in adjusted efficiency margin (which is simply adjusted offense minus »

The Definition of Sanity

Kierkergaard once said that “life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards," but it was Rafiki who best illustrated the concept: Coming into this season, I believed that Tim Miles was fighting for his job. He just got a new boss, one which has fired »


Friday Facts: The plot thickens

The big result this week was Ohio State winning at Purdue. As I mentioned last week, this was the upset that needed to happen to make the Big Ten a race again: Purdue is still favored to get at least a share of the title, but Ohio State and Michigan »

Friday Facts: Did Delany See His Shadow?

It's Groundhog's Day, which means it's the one day of the year that Delany emerges from his secret lair underneath Madison Square Garden. Nothing actually happens—he just goes back into the lair to swim in his money. It's also actually the first day without Big Ten basketball since ... well, »