Jeffrey Haley

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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.

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Big 12 Basketball: Oklahoma State

Travis Ford might be on the ropes in Stillwater, but our series must go on.

Texas Longhorns Football Predictions Thread


Step up and weigh in on how you think the Texas football season will go.

Big 12 Basketball: Texas Tech

The basketball was better last year in Lubbock. But what does the future hold?

Big 12 Basketball: TCU

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

A Different Take on the Texas Backcourt

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

A statistical recap of the Longhorn defense

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

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

Texas Hoops: Preseason Expectations and Results

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.

The yin and yang of the Florida Gator defense

A mix of full-court pressure and a conservative approach to half-court defense has made Florida an NCAA Tournament favorite.

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


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

A Tale of Two Games: Texas in the Big 12 Tourney


The Texas defense shut down the West Virgina back court, but was eaten alive by Baylor's guards.

The 100th Day, a No Excuses University Update


Checking in with Trisha Glaub's Indiana Class.

Texas Basketball Inside the Numbers

Sometimes winning the battle in the paint isn't enough.

OU Beats Texas Hoops 77-65

Isaiah Cousins and Buddy Hield carved up the Texas defense, scoring 24 and 17 points respectively, as the Sooners easily dispatched the Longhorns in Norman. The Longhorns shot themselves in the...

Kansas pounds Texas 85-54


The Kansas Jayhawks dominated the Texas Longhorns on both ends of the floor, registering a 31 point victory that all but sealed up Kansas' tenth consecutive Big 12 championship.


Texas vs. Kansas Game Thread

The Longhorns travel to Allen Fieldhouse to play the Jayhawks. The game tips off at 6:30 PM CST, and will air on ESPNU.

Running and Gunning in the Big Ten

Not every team in the Midwest plays like Wisconsin.

Horns fall in Hilton 85-76

Melvin Ejim, DeAndre Kane, and Georges Niang combined to score 67 of Iowa State's 85 points. Texas stuck with the Cyclones until the last ten minutes, but the Longhorns couldn't get stops on D when...

Texas vs. Iowa State Game Thread

The Longhorns head to Hilton to take on Iowa State. The game tips off at 6 PM CST, and airs on ESPN2.

Texas Longhorns Basketball: Inside the Numbers

Texas' ability to contain dribble penetration was critical in recent wins against Oklahoma State and West Virginia.


Texas Vs. Oklahoma State Game Thread

Texas faces a depleted Oklahoma State roster at 6 PM CST in Austin. The game airs on ESPN2.

Tubby Smith's turnaround at Texas Tech

How does an offense go from terrible to good in a single season with nearly the same roster?

Texas vs. Kansas State Game Thread

The Longhorns enter the Octagon to face Kansas State at 12:45 PM CST. The game will be broadcast regionally (Big 12 Network) and will be available on ESPN3/WatchESPN.

Understanding the Arizona Defense

Sean Miller’s team is as good as it is because of a defense that slowly squeezes opponents to death.

Inside the Numbers, How Texas Stifled Kansas

Texas picked up a big win against Kansas on Saturday.

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