by Ken Pomeroy on Thursday, June 9, 2005
It's been real slow around here, which is somewhat of a shame since the season moves too fast and the off-season provides a time to catch up on things I missed in frantic weeks of February and March. I am working on things behind the scenes (that is, in the rare times I am sitting at my computer), so posting will be light for the next couple of months. But I'll tackle one of those off-season topics in this post.
Of the eight teams that have made the tournament each of the last seven years, Gonzaga has the most unusual postseason record.
Year W-L Seed Season ended 1999 25-6 10 Elite Eight 2000 24-8 10 Sweet 16 2001 24-6 12 Sweet 16 2002 29-3 6 First Round 2003 23-8 9 Second Round 2004 26-3 2 Second Round 2005 26-4 3 Second Round
Gonzaga's post-season performance has been…
by Ken Pomeroy on Friday, June 3, 2005
Back in the day - which was like three years ago - I read a column by Rob Neyer. Rob is a baseball columnist for ESPN.com, and despite that I was not much of a baseball fan, I was addicted to his work. In March of 2002, he wrote what I believe to be his only column about college basketball. The subject was the Kansas Jayhawks’ poor first round showing in the NCAA tourney, an 11-point victory over 16th-seeded Holy Cross that felt closer than the final margin indicated.
I am a big fan of Rob’s because his sensible approach to baseball analysis is refreshing. The way he supports assertions not by talking to a couple of “baseball people,” but by using cold hard facts made me a religious reader of his before ESPN.com charged folks to see his work. Rob’s piece on KU was in this same style, pointing…