Monthly Archives: January 2006

A couple of odds and ends to start off the week. If you haven’t seen the new blog from Ryan, of Hawkeye Hoops fame, you should check it out. For those of you that have lamented the lack of material over here this season, maybe Ryan can fill the void for you. He already has […]

When you click on a team link from the efficiency/tempo page, you’ll now be taken to a “scouting report” for that team, with individual tempo-free data on all players that have played at least 10% of the team’s minutes. I’m still working on some of the functionality of it, but I figure you all can […]

FG 3pt FT Reb Min M-A M-A M-A O-T A F S TO BLK Pts Colin Quinn 79 11-21 8-16 0-0 2-7 19 1 2 4 0 30 Result: Loss. Syracuse 88, Notre Dame 82. Yeah, I know some guy had a triple-double last night, but I’ve talked about him enough already. And really, I […]

FG 3pt FT Reb Min M-A M-A M-A O-T A F S TO BLK Pts Tyler Hansbrough 34 6-8 0-0 8-9 5-9 2 3 1 4 0 20 Result: Win. North Carolina 64, Virginia Tech 61. The ACC isn’t going to get much consideration for being the best conference because the top of the conference […]

Polls are silly and there’s nothing more silly than Louisville being ranked #10 in the latest AP poll. Presumably, writers were impressed with that five point win at Providence on Saturday, because that is the best thing the Cards have done so far. With that in mind, I offer a few suggestions for teams that […]

This morning, hoops nation is faced with that fact that Duke is the undisputed best team in the nation. It may not be true in a couple of months, but you’d be foolish to argue against it now. Friday FG 3pt FT Reb Min M-A M-A M-A O-T A F S TO BLK Pts Simon […]

FG 3pt FT Reb Min M-A M-A M-A O-T A F S TO BLK Pts Dee Brown 39 12-22 7-13 3-3 0-1 3 2 2 3 0 34 Result: Win. Illinois 60, Michigan St. 50.

When I developed the efficiency page, the idea was that it would replace the power ratings. Last season, I didn’t really notice much difference in the accuracy of the efficiency versus the power ratings, but I wasn’t using the adjusted pythagorean scheme on the efficiency data, either. If you’ve been checking both pages over the […]

FG 3pt FT Reb Min M-A M-A M-A O-T A F S TO BLK Pts Steve Novak 37 12-20 6-13 11-11 5-16 2 1 2 4 0 41 Result: Win. Marquette 94, Connecticut 79.     In early voting for Most Valuable Marcus Williams, Arizona’s freshman forward has the early lead over UConn’s junior point […]

I love the massive laboratory that college hoops provides. A couple of experiments to follow through the conference season are Iowa and Washington State. Both have a tremendous defense to go with an uninspiring offense. Based on the embarrassingly small data set of two seasons, both teams are overachieving defensively.  No team in ‘04 or […]