Monthly Archives: February 2005

On Saturday, there were two comebacks that will forever be remembered by fans of the teams involved in the games. UNLV’s was the most impressive – an 11-1 run over the last 22 seconds against San Diego State to force overtime. But the most significant was Pacific’s 11-2 run in the final 27 ticks to […]

This blog has been one-dimensional this season: it can shoot the three, it can dish the rock, but it plays no defense. Today, I look at a defensive statistic that gets little press – the ability to prevent assists. See the stats page for the defensive assist percentage of all 330 teams. Defensive assist percentage […]

What you may have missed last night: 1) Miami Ohio and Kent State both won tight MAC road games, staying on a collision course for a March 2 showdown between the conference’s two most deserving at-large teams. Miami’s win was tainted by buzzer-beating controversy. The headline on the above Miami link at the time of […]

I posted 32 tournament locks on Monday, and by Tuesday night, I no longer had confidence in one of them. Injury-riddled Texas is reeling after getting routed in Boulder, despite a 27 and 21 performance from Brad Buckman. The character of the team has changed since the nearly simultaneous loss of starters PJ Tucker and […]

Two Utes

Ken, Utah has won their last 14 games by DD’s (10+). Is this some kind of record? What is the record for consecutive games winning by DD’s? It’s gotta be approaching. If they get UNLV by 10 tonight, they should get to at least 16 with CSU at home next. Ryan I have to confess, […]

A question to get the week started: Who is the only D1 team that has yet to experience a game that was six points or closer at the end of regulation? Read on for the answer. Now that an undefeated season by Illinois can be officially termed ‘realistic,’ we’re going to see the usual diet […]

After thinking "outside the box" for last week’s stat, I’m going to keep it basic this week and go with assist percentage, which is the percentage of field goals that are assisted on. A% = assists/field goals made The results (see the stats page) are a little surprising, given that "sharing the basketball" is always […]

Tonight, Saint Mary’s visits Gonzaga where the Zags will be looking to avenge an early January loss to the Gaels in Moraga. If Gonzaga loses tonight, they fall two games behind Saint Mary’s in the WCC race. Gonzaga is a solid favorite to win, and they have been steady in the new Kennel this season. […]

Perhaps no team in major college basketball has changed its personality from last season as much as the Arizona Wildcats. Last season they were an up-tempo offensive machine, but prone to giving up too many easy baskets. This season, with Ivan Radenovic eating up a lot of the minutes vacated by NBA early-entry Andre Iguodala, […]

Back from a weekend of getting out of the house and watching some hoops in-person, I return with the following tidbits… ESPN announced the February 19th Bracket Buster schedule on Monday. Surely one of the cadre of personalities at The Mid-Majority will have an in-depth breakdown of the key matchups with the proper aplomb that […]