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KenPom: Roster continuity really matters in college basketball

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It’s not just about having upperclassmen.

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Huuuuuuuuump Daaaaaaay! Really good read from KenPom for all you nerds on experience vs. roster continuity. Not the same thing, I learned! But it is likely a big reason why Villanova’s style of recruiting and roster management has worked so well.

Also, by the time most of you are reading this, I’ll have a post up explaining the ‘blue-chip ratio’ developed by SB Nation’s Bud Elliott, which touches on the power of a roster full or star-talent.

And now, the “news.”

KenPom: Experience is important, but roster continuity is the key to success | The Athletic
There was a time when it was a big deal for a freshman to start on a Final Four contender.

College basketball: Thoughts on conference play, no undefeateds | SI.com
Recapping the first weekend of conference play and what it all means for the next two months of college hoops, plus five teams and five players on the rise right now.

Thoughts and reactions following a crazy weekend in college hoops | Barstool Sports
Yeah, Villanova's loss was an aberration.

Buy, Sell or Hold? Let the Hoop Thoughts Stock Report be your guide for 2018 | The Athletic
It’s a New Year, and the Hoop Thoughts Stock Report has a new destination.

College Basketball Power Rankings: There is a new No. 1 as the last of the unbeatens fall | CollegeBasketballTalk
With a full breakdown of why I have the top five ordered the way I do.