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AAU Making Fundamental Shift

AAU basketball, once a means for developing players to “get buckets,” learn to score, and “just play,” is now progressively transforming into a factory for improvement, in which kids are now bettering their skill sets and learning how to play the game the right way. 426 more words

Matt Van Pelt

The Hoops Weekly (pt 3)

26 March 2015

Yes! We’re back, players and haters. Put your nice pants on, because this Hoops Weekly is all business.

First, let’s recap the first two rounds of NCAA action—or as CBS tries to convince us, the first “three” rounds, since they consider four stupid play-in games to be the “first round.” Whatever. 1,735 more words

Analysis of Sweet 16 matchups with Stats and Stuff

How do the Sweet 16 teams matchup?  At least in the first 4 games tonight, pretty evenly, except for the Kentucky game. In 3 of the first 4 games, the seeding differences are just 4, 3 in the case of UNC and Wisconsin. 696 more words


The four structural hazards of any coaching search

The coaching carousel is turning rather slowly this March, with major-conference openings currently available at Alabama, Arizona State and DePaul and nowhere else. Perhaps there’s another shoe or even two that will drop on this front, but for now the salient characteristic of this season’s job market is not only the small number of openings but also the fact that none of these vacancies were created by voluntary coach exits. 1,141 more words


Who wants to dance, NCAA Sweet 16: Breakin-2 Electric Boogaloo

1.  Which higher seeded team has a chance to continue to dance: NC State, Wichita State, Xavier, UCLA or Michigan State?

  • This is a tough call between Wichita State over Notre Dame or Michigan State over Oklahoma. 
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Casey S. Gutting