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#Top25XsOs: Gonzaga, Baylor, Villanova, Virginia, Iowa

#Top25XsOs: Gonzaga, Baylor, Villanova, Virginia, Iowa

The NCAA men’s college basketball season tips of on Nov. 25 so we’re celebrating with a #Top25XsOs series. At last, here’s the Top 5! #Top25XsOs: Honorable Mention Teams | Teams 25-21 | Teams 20-16 | Teams 15-11 | Teams 10-6 | Teams 5-1 You can also follow this series by searching the hashtag #Top25XsOs on

Basketball Strategy: There’s No “Right” Way to Play or Coach

It’s all about preference – teams with various styles of play are succeeding in today’s game, as evidenced by recent champions. During the 2019 men’s NCAA Tournament, basketball coaches and fans across the world saw a collection of some of the best games in recent memory. Specifically, the Sweet Sixteen and Eight Eight featured teams with

National Championship Game Preview: Texas Tech and Virginia XsOs

The two best defensive teams will meet in the 2019 NCAA National Championship game – but don’t sleep on Texas Tech or Virginia’s offense. Final Four Team Breakdowns: Texas Tech | Virginia This year’s championship game brings together two opponents with similar offensive philosophies. Both Texas Tech and Virginia will play a majority of the game

Final Four Preview: Virginia Brings Elite Efficiency on Both Sides of the Ball

Head Coach Tony Bennett has Virginia in the Final Four behind the clear concepts that power the Cavaliers offense and defense. Final Four Team Previews: Texas Tech | Michigan State | Auburn Even though the Virginia Cavaliers spent the entire season near the top of the polls, they were probably the #1 seed that was

Ball Screen Defense: Analyzing Effective Methods

Experimenting with a new ball screen defense in addition to your primary strategy could have huge benefits for your team. What is your team’s primary method for defending a ball screen? I recently asked that question via Twitter poll. What is your team’s primary method for defending a ball screen? (If vote is “other,” please specify.)

NCAA Preseason Top 25 XsOs – Teams 1-5

College basketball is here, and we’re tipping it off with a series of top plays from the Top 25 teams. Hallelujah, college basketball has returned! When the 2019 Preseason AP Top 25 poll was released, of course we had to round up TeamFastModel contributors to submit top plays from each team in the rankings, all to share

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Mental Biases and Coaching: Identifying Survivorship Bias

First in a series on Cognitive Biases and how they can impact our decision making as basketball coaches. Here’s how Survivorship Bias works. Read more on Cognitive Biases and how they relate to coaching: Action Bias Pitfalls The Impact of Optimism Bias Avoiding Outcome Bias The Perils of Confirmation Bias Defeating Choice-Supportive Bias Simply put, Cognitive

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