Through the first several weeks of the season, we’ve seen six teams take the number one spot in the polls. First, Michigan State took the top position in the preseason, followed by Kentucky then Duke. Louisville held it down for a couple of weeks, then Kansas took over for a week before a one-point loss to Villanova.
Numbers don’t lie. Sure, they often don’t give the full context, but they do tell a story. Last week, the big number for Georgetown was two. And no, that two is not for the two players who transferred or the two current players implicated in off-the-court issues. That two is for two wins the general
It was only a handful of years ago that Kansas basketball was synonymous with high-low offense. For years, you could expect two true bigs on the floor at all times, with constant ball reversals and post seals in the half-court. Sure, there were various entries and tweaks—some years, they ball-screened out of their high-low stuff constantly and
Offense in college basketball is bad right now. This isn’t an opinion, it’s an objective fact. Sure, it’s early in the season, but the numbers would indicate we’re headed for the worst offensive year since 2015-16, when the shot clock was reduced to 30 seconds. You can attribute this decrease in efficiency to a number
There’s no denying that last year was a fun year for the freshman class in the ACC. A freshman won Player of the Year (Zion Williamson), a freshman led the league in scoring (R.J. Barrett), and a freshman held down starting point guard duties for the national champs (Kihei Clark). Four ACC freshmen became lottery