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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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 »

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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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