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Jeffrey Haley

Basketball Editor

Jeff Haley writes about basketball, booze, and Twitter for Burnt Orange Nation, a blog about Texas Longhorns athletics, and operates the website hoop-math.com, which presents unusual college basketball statistics derived from play-by-play data. His writing has also appeared in College Basketball Prospectus 2012-2013, at ESPN Insider, at SBNation.com, and at TeamRankings.com. Jeff is a Texas alumnus, and received a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota. He lives with his wife and two dogs in Cincinnati, OH, where he makes his living working in research and development for a chemical company.

MOST RECENT POSTS

Big 12 Basketball: TCU

TCU has been an awful mess since joining the Big 12. Can things get better?

Big 12 Basketball Transfers

8

Who is leaving the Big 12?

A Different Take on the Texas Backcourt

11

A look at the Texas backcourt through the lens of lineup-based numbers.

A statistical recap of the Longhorn defense

8

Measuring the Texas defense against its Big 12 opponents, we learn what it does well, and where it could improve.

A statistical recap of the Texas offense

12

A look at the strengths and weaknesses of the Longhorn offense.

Texas Hoops: Preseason Expectations and Results

33

Texas exceeded low expectations this season. Here is why they were so low, and why things didn't turn out as bad as expected.

NCAA Tournament Big 12 Notes

Some random notes and impressions about Big 12 teams from my first two days of watching the NCAA tournament.

Quick thoughts on Michigan

Texas will likely have trouble containing Nik Stauskas and the Michigan offense, and will have to get points at the other end to keep up.

What the numbers say about Arizona State

Herb Sendek's Sun Devils feature a dynamic point guard (Jahii Carson) and an imposing big man (Jordan Bachynski).

Previewing the South Region

3

The South Region looks like a relatively smooth path for Florida. But Kansas, Syracuse, UCLA, and VCU may have something to say about it.

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