Monthly Archives: February 2004

Bubble Analysis

Two weeks until the speculation can end. Conference tournaments will decide the fate of most teams that still have questions about their at-large status. (One question mark means you’re in, but shaky. Two question marks means you’re out, but can get in with a strong finish.) ACC (6 teams in) – Duke, North Carolina St., […]

Here’s what I have come up for offensive rebounding percentages (OR%) for each type of missed shot. This is based on all games involving at least one D-1 team played between January 1 and February 21. 3 point shot: 21.0% (21% of missed 3 pointers are rebounded by the offense) 2 point shot: 41.1% Free […]

Bursting Day

Kent State lost at Buffalo 82-68 tonight, a team that had no previous top 100 wins. There’s no way to give Kent any benefit of the doubt here, they got waxed from start to finish by a bad ballclub. This effectively ends the Golden Flashes at-large chances, barring possibly a run to the MAC championship […]

Maryland, My Maryland

Big games tonight include Alabama @ Auburn, Oklahoma State @ Missouri, and Clemson @ Maryland. Alabama, Missouri, and Maryland all need wins in these games. Maryland’s FG percentage in their last five games: 36, 40, 39, 32, 37. The good news for the Terps is that Clemson has not held anyone remotely close to those […]

Turning the Tables

BYU shoots 82% (14-17) in the 2nd half to pull away from Air Force. Meanwhile, UTEP hangs on to beat Hawaii. Like Air Force, UTEP is trying to go from worst to first in its conference in an unlikely attempt to make the tournament. Last year, the Miners were 6-24 overall with an RPI rank […]

Air Force at BYU is getting ready to tip off. BYU has won all but one of its last 61 games at the Marriott Center. In their previous meeting, Air Force shot over 70% and ripped BYU from start to finish. This game is much more important to BYU, although Air Force is in no […]

Bubble Analysis

Bubble teams should be rooting against Alabama, Maryland, and Florida State… (One question mark means you’re in, but shaky. Two question marks means you’re out, but can get in with a strong finish.) ACC (7 teams in) – Duke, North Carolina St., Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, North Carolina, Florida St., Maryland. Right now Maryland is […]

ESPN gave us much better Bracket Buster matchups this year, due to the wise decision to include more teams in the event. The best game was played in Kalamazoo, Michigan of all places. The Broncs’ ‘Zoo is where Western Michigan center Anthony Kann drained a 13 footer as the horn sounded to send the game […]

George W Winning Votes

George Washington beats Dayton tonight and further muddies the bubble situation from the Atlantic 10. Richmond, GW, and Xavier are all fighting for bids. It’s possible two of them will get in. It’s possible none of them will get in. But it’s most likely that one and only one will get a bid. Whomever finishes […]

There’s a growing sentiment across the country that St. Joe’s non-conference schedule does not deserve the lofty ranking it is getting from the RPI (or just about any other objective system out there). But consider this, of the Hawks 11 non-conference opponents, all of them have winning records entering Tuesday’s play. They’re the only team […]