Monthly Archives: February 2016

Patriot League March 1, 3, 6, 9. All games at higher seed. kPOY: Tim Kempton, Lehigh. The Patriot League tournament gets started Tuesday night with first round action at Navy and Loyola. Bucknell and Lehigh destroyed the conventional wisdom that a difficult non-conference schedule can crush a team’s mental fortitude. The two teams went a […]

Atlantic Sun March 1, 3, 6. All games at higher seed. kPOY: Dallas Moore, North Florida. The Atlantic Sun gets conference tournament play started on Tuesday night, with simultaneous action at four different locations. Rarely does a year go by where there’s not some sort of membership change in the A-Sun. This season, the league […]

Conference tournament season is upon us and it is the best part of the basketball season. Oh, the NCAA tournament is pretty cool, too. It’s like when somebody says so-and-so is a “great coach, better person”. If you wanted to be a jerk you could rephrase that to say “really fantastic person, worse coach”. What […]

Here are the most extreme things to happen in college basketball between Friday, February 19th and Thursday, February 25th… Biggest upsets 3) #246 UNC Greensboro 79, #71 Chattanooga 64 [63] (8%), Saturday. Chattanooga might have the best profile for a team that has never been mentioned in the same sentence as “at-large” this season. They’ve […]

Active 3-point streaks

Yesterday, I brazenly asked for writing ideas. There were many good ideas but most of you overestimated what I could do in an afternoon. So what follows is not based on any single suggestion but your ideas got me thinking. According to Wikipedia, Vanderbilt, UNLV, and Princeton have made at least one 3-pointer in every […]

Here are the most extreme things to happen in college basketball between Friday, February 12th and Thursday, February 18th… Biggest upsets 3) #106 Northern Iowa 53, #11 Wichita St. 50 [59 possessions] (9%), Saturday. There is no way to explain Northern Iowa this season. On balance they are a slightly above average Missouri Valley team, […]

The regular season is nearly over. Five teams have already played their last home game. Some teams are hoping for an improbable run in their conference tournament, but more realistically looking ahead to next season. Yet even with just a few games left, there are a lot of teams still mathematically in the running for […]

If I could change anything about college basketball it would be to get rid of video review. That’s would be very selfish of me because most people in the game think it’s necessary, but ever since the first time replay interrupted the finish of a basketball game, I’ve felt this way. I don’t know when […]

Here are the most extreme things to happen in college basketball between Friday, February 5th and Thursday, February 11th… Biggest upsets 1) #254 Pacific 77, #54 BYU 72 [72 possessions] (9%), Saturday. There was but one major upset across the land this week and that belonged to Pacific. The only D-I school named after an […]

Measuring continuity

There’s a new stat on the team scouting report for you: Continuity. Although it’s more of a storytelling stat, it seems like something that should be tracked by someone. The issue is deciding how to measure it. One way would be in terms of roster continuity, which determines if the players that played last season […]