Yearly Archives: 2003

Time for another installment of On the Radar. You may recall in the premier edition of OtR I tabbed Troy St. as a team to watch (except that you really can’t watch them unless you attend one of their games). The Trojans promptly fell on their face to Division II Christian Brothers University 62-61, almost […]

There are 51 unbeatens left. The last one standing will be either Georgia Tech or Pittsburgh.

Bad Stats

The college basketball box score is a very misleading thing sometimes. Take rebounds for example. Just because one team has more rebounds than its opponent does not mean it is doing a better job rebounding. When Team A misses a shot, Team B is more likely to rebound it, and vice versa. So total rebounds […]

Bucknell, the same team that made 1 out of 17 free throws in their opener against Michigan St., made 9 out of 9 tonight against Northwestern. They’ve made 72% in their three games since the disaster. However, they haven’t won yet.

This is my new feature “On the Radar” where I profile a good team that the cool people aren’t talking about. I guess it should really be “Under the Radar” then, but I’m not going to change. Today’s team is Troy St. who has a respectable loss to LSU and wins over San Diego St. […]

We all know Kansas will be #1 when the new poll is released. I am curious about how the #1 votes will be distributed. Based only on what’s happened this season, Georgia Tech deserves some consideration. However seeing as how they got exactly zero votes in the previous poll, I doubt any sportwriter is going […]

In the 1st half, Liberty commits 14 turnovers and makes 7 field goals, and yet Duke only leads by 7. They haven’t been able to put away Detroit, Pacific, or Liberty until the 2nd half. There’s something not quite right with this Duke team, what is it?

Charlotte 50, Syracuse 29, Halftime. I can’t imagine too many defending champs have had a worse opening half of basketball than Syracuse tonight.

Before the real games begin, I need to tie up a loose end from last year. Luck plays a role in all sports, but it seems more so in college hoops. It’s one of the reasons the sport is so unpredictable. Sure, talent and coaching are overwhelming factors in determining which teams succeed and which […]

Ok, I am going to try the blog thing again this year, with a little more effort hopefully. The hardest thing about doing this is coming up with witty titles for the entries. I can’t even come up with a title for the blog itself. The title for this entry is a reference to Oakland […]