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Tuesday Truths column archives.


March 5, 2013

Tuesday Truths: March-at-Last Edition

by John Gasaway

The best month of the year has arrived, bringing with it a resurgent North Carolina, a struggling Baylor, and a strikingly SEC-heavy bubble.

February 26, 2013

Tuesday Truths: Crunch Time Edition

by John Gasaway

With March just days away, John scans the per-possession horizon and finds Kansas resurgent, Wisconsin recurrent, and Gonzaga resplendent.

February 19, 2013

Tuesday Truths: Brother-in-Law Birthday Edition

by John Gasaway

If you see John's wife's brother today, tell him to have a good one. Also tell him Louisville is underrated, Missouri is mysterious, and tonight should be an amazing evening of hoops.

February 12, 2013

Tuesday Truths: Theme-Free Edition

by John Gasaway

No labored and tendentious linking devices here, just good honest hoops insights. Virginia's under-hyped, the Big 12's over-balanced, and the Gonzaga-Saint Mary's game is finally here.

February 5, 2013

Tuesday Truths: Truth-in-Advertising Edition

by John Gasaway

John's fact-checking preseason promotional claims, and he strongly urges the FTC to look into deceptive advertising run by NC State, UNLV, and San Diego State. That plus your weekly shot of Florida gazing in this week's Truths.

January 29, 2013

Tuesday Truths: Full-Strength Edition

by John Gasaway

With all 11 Tuesday Truths conferences now represented, John says KU is still KU, Michigan's defense looks good enough, and Florida is still downright scary.

January 22, 2013

Tuesday Truths: Gator-Bait Edition

by John Gasaway

Florida has opened SEC play with some fairly ostentatious per-possession numbers, Arizona is excelling on offense, and Notre Dame is surprisingly bad on D. Tuesday Truths have arrived.

January 15, 2013

Tuesday Truths: Too-Early Edition

by John Gasaway

John has parsed the conference season's first per-possession performances, and he has superlatives to offer for Creighton's offense (insane), the Big Ten's overall strength (incredible), and USC's timing (interesting).

March 5, 2012

Tuesday Truths: Final Reality

by John Gasaway

In a special double-issue of the Truths, John celebrates Tuesday a day early, presents the final per-possession numbers from the past season, and looks ahead to the conference tournaments and a certain big event beyond.

February 28, 2012

Tuesday Truths: Penultimate Edition

by John Gasaway

With just one week left in the regular season, John says Syracuse is radically different this year...even if they do play zone every year.

February 21, 2012

Tuesday Truths: Crunch-Time Edition

by John Gasaway

As March draws ever closer, John says more people would have a correct view of Carolina if not for a certain game-winning shot by a certain player from a certain opposing team.

February 14, 2012

Tuesday Truths: The Corrective Edition

by John Gasaway

This Valentine's Day there's nothing to love about misperceptions, and the per-possession numbers are telling John that Missouri, Kentucky, Memphis, and the entire Big Ten are all misunderstood.

February 7, 2012

Tuesday Truths: Total-Domination Edition

by John Gasaway

In his latest portrait of per-possession tumult, John says Ohio State, Kentucky, and Syracuse are dominant. And so are Cleveland State and New Mexico. Who knew?

January 31, 2012

Tuesday Truths: Full-Strength Edition

by John Gasaway

With all 14 conferences (finally) reporting, John looks at the per-possession numbers and says the ACC may not need to bring in Syracuse and Pitt to give North Carolina and Duke a challenge after all. It's already happening.

January 24, 2012

Tuesday Truths: Admittedly Early Edition

by John Gasaway

In his latest survey of the per-possession landscape, John keeps the focus on offense and finds Missouri mystical, Syracuse misunderstood, and Illinois misbehaving.

January 17, 2012

Tuesday Truths: Back-with-a-Vengeance Edition

by John Gasaway

In his first look at 2012 per-possession happenings, John says Kansas is really good (even though they're less talented than ever), Pitt's really bad (even though their offensive rebounding's better than ever), and Georgia State is just plain scary on D.

March 7, 2011

Tuesday Truths: Final Reality

by John Gasaway

The regular season's in the books, so this week the Truths arrive a day early. Did we finally get some clarity on a wild season? Well, yes (Big Ten, SEC) and no (ACC, Pac-10).

March 1, 2011

Tuesday Truths: March-at-Last Edition

by John Gasaway

Notre Dame and Virginia Tech are scoring points, Gonzaga and UCLA are preventing points, and teams on the bubble are trying to earn some points. It's March, at last.

February 22, 2011

Tuesday Truths: Dig-the-Chaos Edition

by John Gasaway

Over the past eight days Pitt, Ohio State, Texas, and Kansas all lost. Then again teams like Purdue, Duke (remember them?), and George Mason (ditto) are looking pretty robust. It's chaos, which must mean it's almost March.

February 15, 2011

Tuesday Truths: Blunt Force Edition

by John Gasaway

March is in sight and it's time to be blunt. Georgetown and Wisconsin are both looking strong, but both face tough road tests this week. Meantime Kentucky's struggling on the road, the West Coast is struggling at home, and everyone's struggling to figure out Washington.

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