Split Cuts: The Newest NCAA Trend

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Teams are shooting more threes than ever in the NCAA this season. 35% of all shot attempts have been three-pointers, which would be a record at season’s end. We are also a full week into January and a team (Saint Mary’s) is still shooting over 47% (!!) from behind the arc.   In the NCAA… Read more »

Keys for Wichita State

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Earlier this week I wrote about what I call opponent “compatibility”. I basically wanted to know if there was any evidence for bad matchups beyond simply the general strength of the two teams. Now, I decided to use that same sample to take a look at the Louisville-Wichita St game today. My sample includes every… Read more »

The Highs and Lows of LaQuinton Ross’ Weekend

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LaQuinton Ross sent Ohio State to the Elite Eight with a three pointer against Arizona. Just type his name into Google and you can pick from tons of articles that tell you that. However, Ross was involved in an equally as crucial three pointer that played a tremendous role in sending Wichita State to the Final Four…. Read more »

The Effects of Coaching Changes

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In a recent post, I went back and looked at a Beilein West Virginia team. Both Bob Huggins and John Beilein have had success coaching the Mountaineers, but they have done so with markedly different offensive strategies. The following graph visualizes these differences: There once was a time when West Virginia wasn’t a perennial offensive… Read more »

The Debates: Biggest Tourney Snub

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The following is part three of three of a series of debates featuring Jonathan Safir, Ricky Winkeller, and Jordan Sperber. For part three, we will be examining the biggest NCAA Tourney snub (i.e. bubble teams) in the KenPom Era (2003-2012). Jonathan Safir: 2007 Syracuse Editor’s note: I am admittedly biased with this decision.  I did… Read more »