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John Gasaway author archives.


January 2, 2013

Premium Article Overrated Yet Dangerous: All About Arizona

by John Gasaway

In his feature for ESPN Insider, John says the Wildcats can live up to their lofty ranking if they take better care of the ball.

December 30, 2012

Premium Article Smarter After Saturday: UK's Growing Up Fast

by John Gasaway

John charts the rapid development of a young Kentucky team with an ugly (8-4) record, presents the Paradox of Phil Pressey, and considers Doug McDermott's potential for viral Facebook threads.

December 28, 2012

Premium Article Opponents Beware: Louisville Has an Offense

by John Gasaway

The Cardinals reached the Final Four last April, but in his feature for ESPN Insider John shows why Rick Pitino's team is even better now.

December 23, 2012

Premium Article Smarter After Saturday: Don't Foul Temple

by John Gasaway

John looks at the best way to play the Owls, the right way to talk about Jeff Withey, and the only way Kansas State could have beaten Florida (and did).

December 21, 2012

Premium Article Don't Worry, Illini Fans: Why the 2011-12 Collapse Won't Repeat

by John Gasaway

Call Illinois overrated if you wish. Compared to last year's team this group is on a more solid footing, and better than anyone expected in the preseason.

December 18, 2012

Premium Article Judging the Early Contenders: Looking Back to Look Ahead

by John Gasaway

John studied the Novembers and Decembers recorded by the past five national champions to evaluate today's contenders: Duke, Michigan, Louisville, Syracuse, Indiana, Florida, Arizona, Kansas, and Ohio State.

December 16, 2012

Premium Article Extreme Makeover: The New Butler Offense

by John Gasaway

Butler didn't win many shootouts last year, much less one against the top-ranked team in the nation. In his feature for ESPN Insider, John looks at how the Bulldogs' offense has turned things around.

December 14, 2012

Premium Article Why Indiana's Offense is No. 1: Five Reasons

by John Gasaway

And those reasons would be Zeller, Oladipo, Hulls, Watford, and Ferrell. John sings the praises of each in his feature for ESPN Insider.

December 12, 2012

Premium Article Stop Mourning, Start Watching: The Big East's Last Hurrah

by John Gasaway

The Big East will decline in quality or maybe even dissolve completely soon enough, but for now the league's running the Big Ten a close second. Enjoy it while you can.

December 11, 2012

Premium Article Getting Better: Illinois and Pitt

by John Gasaway

In his feature for ESPN Insider John says Illinois is better than he expected, and Pitt's better than anyone realizes.

December 6, 2012

Premium Article The Nation's Top 25 Freshmen: (So Far)

by John Gasaway

If we looked purely at performance so far, which freshmen would rise to the top as the best in Division I? John has the answers, starting with Anthony Bennett, Jordan Adams, and Nik Stauskas.

December 4, 2012

Premium Article Look Again: Don't Bury NC State Yet

by John Gasaway

Mark Gottfried's bunch entered the season with a ranking they couldn't live up to, but in his feature for ESPN Insider John says the Wolfpack can still be the best team Raleigh's seen in years.

December 3, 2012

Premium Article VCU, Texas, and Belmont: Unranked and Unappreciated

by John Gasaway

In his feature for ESPN Insider, John says the Rams, Longhorns, and Bruins can all be formidable in March (the NCAA and Myck Kabongo willing).

November 30, 2012

Premium Article Forget Last Night...And Last Year: Kentucky Will Be Fine

by John Gasaway

In his feature for ESPN Insider, John says Kentucky's loss last night at Notre Dame doesn't mean the Wildcats are doomed.

November 28, 2012

Premium Article Tough Acts to Follow: What About Ohio State?

by John Gasaway

In a season where the Big Ten's already drawing rave reviews, the Buckeyes stand out as an enigma -- albeit a very highly ranked one. John ponders the mystery in his feature for ESPN Insider.

November 26, 2012

Book Excerpt: The RPI Is Not Dying Fast Enough

by John Gasaway

A peek inside the College Basketball Prospectus 2012-13, on sale now as both a PDF and paperback.

Premium Article The Michigan Difference: A Beastly Hardaway

by John Gasaway

Coming into the season John declared the Wolverines overrated, but in his feature for ESPN Insider he says Tim Hardaway's spectacular play has rendered such thinking obsolete.

November 22, 2012

Premium Article Mizzou's New Look: Tigers Change to Stay the Same

by John Gasaway

In his feature for ESPN Insider, John says Missouri's offense probably won't be as good as it was last season, but the Tigers can still contend in the SEC with improved defense.

November 19, 2012

Premium Article First Impressions: Gonzaga and Michigan State are Underrated

by John Gasaway

In his feature for ESPN Insider, John explains why he's bullish on the Zags and Spartans.

November 16, 2012

Premium Article Making a U-Turn: Top Turnarounds

by John Gasaway

In his feature for ESPN Insider John considers five teams who didn't make the 2012 NCAA tournament but should do much better this season: Pitt, Stanford, Minnesota, Saint Joseph's, and Oklahoma State.

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