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  1. Arizona Wildcats T.J. McConnell revitalizes team's defense - ESPN...

    Matt Giles

    For ESPN The Magazine, Matt Giles writes that with the ball-hawking, all-Atlantic 10 defender T.J. McConnell as its backbone, Arizona's defense has had to carry the load.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2014
  2. 2012 NCAA tournament - Sweet 16 - Marquette will face familiar of...

    Matt Giles

    Few coaches prep their teams as well as Buzz Williams, and Marquette should be well acquainted with the Florida attack -- one that bears striking similarities with that of Murray State.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2012
  3. John Hollinger player rankings - Purdue Boilermakers' offense key...

    Matt Giles

    In Insider's weekly look at the nation's PER leaders, Matt Giles looks at the Purdue Boilermakers and their NCAA tournament chances.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2012
  4. John Hollinger player rankings - Reggie Johnson fueling Miami Hur...

    Matt Giles

    Matt Giles looks at the PER leaders for every level of college basketball, noting how the return of Reggie Johnson has fueled the Miami Hurricanes' recent run at an NCAA tournament bid.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2012
  5. NCB - St. Louis Univeristy has high playoff hopes with Kwamain Mi...

    Matt Giles

    In ESPN The Magazine's Next issue, Matt Giles writes about how now that St. Louis' Kwamain Mitchell is back from a season-long suspension, his team's tourney hopes are rising.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2011
  6. 2011 NCAA Tournament: The five most important players in this yea...

    Matt Giles

    Matt Giles uses John Hollinger's PER statistic to highlight five players in the Final Four who are vital to their teams' success, including Kemba Walker, Matt Howard and Joey Rodriguez.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2011
  7. NCAA Tournament 2011: Florida Gators must stop BYU Cougars' pick-...

    Matt Giles

    Insider's Matt Giles writes that, in order to contain Jimmer Fredette and the BYU Cougars, the Florida Gators will need to first slow down BYU's pick-and-roll, the key to its fast-paced attack.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2011
  8. Men's college basketball: San Diego State's Kawhi Leonard's defen...

    Matt Giles

    Matt Giles uses John Hollinger's PER statistic to highlight Kawhi Leonard, Josh Harrellson and Aaron Craft as three "unsung heroes" who will be critical to their teams' Sweet 16 success.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2011
  9. NCAA Tournament 2011: How the George Mason Patriots can beat the ...

    Matt Giles

    Insider's Matt Giles writes that George Mason's stout defense is perfectly suited to match up against the Ohio State Buckeyes. If the Patriots can slow down Jared Sullinger and the Buckeyes' shooters, they could pull off the upset.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2011
  10. NCAA Tournament 2011: PG play less crucial for tourney giants

    Matt Giles

    Insider's Matt Giles tackles the topic of whether strong point guard play is vital to NCAA tournament success. If you're looking for the next Cinderella, it's a good start, but it's far less important for serious Final Four contenders.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2011
  11. Men's college basketball: Derrick Williams is leading the Arizona...

    Matt Giles

    Matt Giles uses John Hollinger's PER statistic to highlight Derrick Williams, Terrence Jones, Dwight Hardy and Jared Sullinger as stars who should shine bright in the NCAA tournament.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2011
  12. Mid-Major Power Rankings: UTEP Miners could be this year's Cinder...

    Matt Giles

    ESPN Insider uses advanced metrics to track teams that might bust your brackets come March. As the series concludes for the 2010-11 season, the George Mason Patriots rate as our strongest mid, but beware the UTEP Miners in the C-USA tourney.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2011
  13. Mid-Major Power Rankings: Southern Miss clamps down, shoots up ra...

    Matt Giles

    ESPN Insider uses advanced metrics to track teams that might bust your brackets come March. One squad to watch? Southern Miss, which has clamped down defensively and looks primed for the C-USA tournament.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2011
  14. Mid-Major Power Rankings: George Mason is on top; Saint Mary's ha...

    Matt Giles

    ESPN Insider uses advanced metrics to track teams that might bust your brackets come March. George Mason remains atop the rankings, and Saint Mary's appears to have some defensive issues.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2011
  15. Mid-Major Power Rankings: George Mason Patriots lead, but San Fra...

    Matt Giles

    ESPN Insider uses advanced metrics to track teams that might bust your brackets come March. George Mason claims the top spot in this week's rankings. Plus, notes on East Carolina and San Francisco.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2011
  16. Mid-Major Power Rankings: Saint Mary's Gaels, George Mason Patrio...

    Matt Giles

    ESPN Insider uses advanced metrics to track teams that might bust your brackets come March. George Mason claims the top spot in this week's rankings. Plus, notes on Utah State, Missouri State and Jimmer Fredette.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2011