Indiana 18-19 Preview

There's a certain irony in the inconsistency of Archie Miller's first season, given that his predecessor was terminated because of his inconsistent teams. Indiana beat Notre Dame on a neutral court, defeated the likes of Penn State and Maryland at home, but also somehow find ways to lose to Indiana »

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Illinois 18-19 Preview

Can a good coach be this bad at something important? That's what I keep coming back to in thinking about this year's Illini team, and it's not for a lack of other stories. Illinois was bad last season, finishing at 14-18 (4-14 in conference play), but the team has been »

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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 »

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The Definition of Sanity

Kierkergaard once said that ‚Äúlife 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 »

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Anatomy of an Upset

I've already gushed over Chris Holtmann and the job he's done with Ohio State. Still early into his tenure, the coach has the Buckeyes primed for a NCAA Tournament berth and potentially the conference title. Keep in mind, this was a team that did not make the NIT field last »

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