Monthly Archives: April 2005

Passing Fancy

The best passing team in college hoops last season was Boston College. Illinois was widely admired for their ability to pass the basketball, but they had nothing on BC. I’ll define the best passing team to be to be the team that can best make the difficult passes that produce points. One of the stats […]

Closing Credits

With the 2005 season in the books, posting in this space will return to the usual sporadic off-season frequency. Before I sink into the background, I need to dole out some appreciation to the folks that publicized this site like nobody else could. First and foremost, the statistical experiment on this site would not have […]

St. Augustine

The biggest single reason why Illinois lost – lack of playing time for James Augustine. Augustine picked up five fouls in nine minutes of action. If he gets his usual 27 minutes (or his 33 minute average in five tourney games), the Illini have a better defender for Sean May, Illinois gets more than six […]

…in the Blah, Blah, Blah fact checking department. Ken, I have not researched this and know you are just reporting what I have seen elsewhere but I don’t see how UCLA and UK could have been Nos. 1 and 2 before the 1975 NCAA Tournament as IU was undefeated until losing to UK in the […]

Letdown Saturday

There isn’t much that needs to be said about the games on Saturday. Given what happened last weekend, and given the potential for Monday’s game, this Saturday will be forgotten before too long. I never really got into the Illinois/Louisville game. For a reason I can’t explain, I thought the game would not be all […]

A One and A Two

It hasn’t happened yet, but it’s a real possibility. The teams ranked one and two before the tournament are a game away from meeting in the championship game. It doesn’t happen very often. It happens even less often than I thought. The last time was a long, long time ago. Here are all of the […]