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Charlie Brown, Eric Paschall

Mason Passes Hart for POY; Final 4 AZ, UNC, Nova, Zags

Kansas Frank Mason torched the 6th best defense in the country to pass Villanova’s Josh Hart in the two way race for Player of the Year, according to However, the Value Add team rankings place Hart’s Villanova in the Final Four along with Gonzaga, UNC and Arizona.

Isaiah Wilkins, Eric Paschall

Hart Holds off Mason for POY Despite Struggles vs. UVa and Marquette

Frank Mason is worth 12.35 additional points per game to Kansas, enough to turn a would-be 6-point loss to Kentucky Saturday into a 79-73 win according to That performance moved Mason close to the No. 1 spot in the Player of the Year tally due to Marquette and Virginia holding Villanova’s Josh Hart (13.03) in check.

Terance Mann, Grayson Allen, Like Kennard

Wooden Award Agrees on 5 of top 6 Value Add Players

Objective and subjective methods each have advantages, but the Wooden Award team released a mid-season list of potential Players of the Year that included the top four Value Add Basketball players, leaving off only No. 5 TJ Williams from little-known Northeastern.

Dillon Brooks, Bryce Alfor

UCLA, Kentucky Freshman Duos Shoot for Title

Two of the last three teams to have freshman duos among the Top 100 Value Add Basketball players have won the national title – and this season both UCLA and Kentucky have a chance to keep history going.

Grayson Allen, Antonio Vrankovic, Isaac Johnson, Jake Wilson

32 All-Conference Teams; Duke Duo Makes 1st Team All-American

For the first time we failed to release a preseason Value Add Basketball team together because – well we were distracted by number crunching on a Presidential Election. However, today we at least put out “pre-conference play” All-Conference and All-American teams.

HOUSTON, TX - MARCH 27: Cheerleaders of the Utah Utes perform against the Duke Blue Devils during the South Regional Semifinal round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at NRG Stadium on March 27, 2015 in Houston, Texas. Duke won 63-57. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)

Top 25: UNC No. 1, Utah Best Dark Horse for Bettors

UNC debuts at No. 1 in the Breitbart Sports college basketball rankings, but bettors should look to Utah for the best chance at a big payout. Utah is unranked in the coaches’ and sports writers’ polls, but Value Add Basketball calculates the 6-foot-10 December transfer David Collette will make them up to eight points a game better to project as the 12th best team in the country.

Jason Castro, Luke Gregerson, Luis Valbuena, Marwin Gonzalez

AL’s Wild Wild-Card Race Sees a Half Dozen Teams Fighting for Last Playoff Spot

The Houston Astros, the only team with three of the top 11 players in MLB, appeared to get knocked off the “wild card” island with the worst start to a game in the history of baseball — only to recover to pound the Baltimore Orioles 31-8 the rest of the weekend to pull within 4 ½ games of the Orioles, Mariners, Royals, Tigers and Yankees for the last playoff spot.


Until Today Trump Was Ahead of Romney’s 2012 Final

Thursday battleground state polls confirmed national polls showing a steep drop for Donald Trump after projecting as a favorite as recently as Saturday by Nate Silver, who in 2012 only briefly after the first debate gave Mitt Romney even a 41 percent chance of winning.


Trump Pulls to 266-272 Virtual Electoral Tie Today

Battleground polls released in July show voters are moving toward Donald Trump. In three battleground states — Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania — Trump gained between three and six points, and in Iowa he went from a double-digit deficit to a lead.