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Musings on a Meaningful NIT Win

When the Washington Huskies began their NIT run a week ago, I was admittedly about as ambivalent as the rest of the fan base. As long as the Huskies played on and tickets remained (very) available, however, I planned to … Continue reading

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The Best Performance of the Year

After Friday’s Washington win over Northwestern, I noted on Twitter that the Huskies’ best performance of the season had come in the NIT. I wanted to see if that could be justified statistically. My method, same as for looking at … Continue reading

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The First-Round Pick Myth

There is a persistent criticism of the Washington Huskies’ basketball program and Lorenzo Romar that the Huskies win games largely on the strength of their recruiting as opposed to coaching. I’ve addressed this in general before, but I want to … Continue reading

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The Importance of Aziz N’Diaye

Way back in October, the consensus among the media covering the Washington Huskies was that, while he might not be anywhere near the team’s best player, Aziz N’Diaye was the most important to the Huskies’ chances. N’Diaye’s combination of size … Continue reading

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Pac-12 Awards

I hope to flesh out this post a little bit more later, but to inform my selections on Pac-12 end-of-season awards, I went through and ran my NBA rating system (WARP) strictly for conference games. The ratings for everyone in … Continue reading

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Senior Day

It’s that time of year where I start taking up college hoops on Basketball Prospectus, and today I tried to wrap up the careers of the Pac-12’s rotation seniors. My comments on Darnell Gant: Depending on how the Huskies finish … Continue reading

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Romar the Developer

I promised a few weeks ago, in the comments on my Lorenzo Romar manifesto, that I would follow up with more data. I apologize that other projects have gotten in the way, but there’s good news. During the interim, Dan … Continue reading

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Teams with 12 Pac-10 Wins That Missed the NCAA Tournament

Obviously, this is a season unlike any other for the Pac-12, and not just because the conference expanded. Still, with the Huskies earning their 11th and 12th conference wins last weekend with a sweep of the Arizona schools to complete … Continue reading

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In Which One Game is Meaningless

One of my favorite Ken Pomeroy studies comes from College Basketball Prospectus 2008-09, when Ken took aim at the notion that Team A is better than Team B just because Team A beat Team B. What he found was truly … Continue reading

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The Night Ben Howland Went Home with a Timeout

For some reason, nothing fascinates me more than the way college basketball coaches use their timeouts. And there is no more interesting study than UCLA’s Ben Howland, who seems to value his stoppages of play differently than anyone else in … Continue reading

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