Monthly Archives: March 2012

Conference tourney season ends today, seemingly hours after it started. And that means it’s time to look back on the successes and failures of the system. The chart below attempts to summarize the performance of the log5 method vs. the seeds. For instance, 12 teams won a title that were deemed the most likely to […]

New Mexico beat San Diego State 68-59 in a 68-possession game Saturday night. I was there. This is what I saw. Good defense or bad offense? Before Chase Tapley entered beast mode late in the game, the Lobos were putting up some gaudy defensive stats. The Aztecs weren’t taking many threes and facing the usual […]

San Diego State 79, Colorado State 68 [63 possessions] In the first game of the night, the Aztecs and Rams played to a near-draw in the first half with neither team able to stop the other. Both put up PPP numbers north of 1.25. The second half was more of the same for San Diego […]

New Mexico 79, Air Force 64 [64 possessions] For the third time in three meetings, New Mexico beat Air Force convincingly. The Falcons did actually hold the lead just before that halfway mark of the first half, but the Lobos went on a 22-3 from that point and the game was never seriously in doubt. […]

San Diego State 65, Boise State 62 [62 possessions] In the first meeting between these teams, the Broncos actually had the ball with a chance to win on the final possession, and nearly did. Thomas Bropleh missed an open look from three and it didn’t miss by much. This time around, the Aztecs had the […]

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The news from Monday night was that the Sun Belt title game on Tuesday will be between fifth-seeded North Texas and seventh-seeded Western Kentucky, a game that had a 1-in-159 chance of occurring before the tourney started. The winner will have had no better than a 4.1% chance of winning the automatic bid, thus setting […]

This is part four of the log5 conference tournament previews. Yesterday, Arkansas State ripped the heart out of LaRon Dendy and Middle Tennessee in the Sun Belt quarterfinals, 64-61. The ninth-seeded Red Wolves appearance in the semifinals was given a 5.3% chance of happening before Sun Belt festivities started, a new standard for improbability during […]

Congrats are in order to VMI. Oh sure, the seven-seed out of the Big South hasn’t really won anything yet. But their mere appearance in their conference tournament’s championship game was given just a 7.4% chance of happening before the event got underway, and thus they have set the bar for other longshots to reach, […]