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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Lynchpin

Pending any appeal the center might file, Reggie Lynch's college career is over. Since suiting up for Richard Pitino last season, the Gophers have had one of the nation's best two-point defenses, thanks in no small part to their center, who is/was arguably the best shotblocker in college basketball. »

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Iowa's Ceiling

Well I certainly expected better from Iowa. With just one cupcake remaining between the Hawkeyes and the "main course" portion of Big Ten play, the team stands at 8-6, with all of those wins coming against teams firmly in the 100+ kenpom field. Iowa came close to beating »

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