Monthly Archives: August 2010

Late Game Timeouts: If the Game is Tied, Let Them Play

By John Ezekowitz Last week I began my analysis of intentionally fouling while up three at the end of college basketball games with the story of Tom Izzo’s split second decision not to call timeout with his team down in … Continue reading

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How to Draw Fouls and Win Close Basketball Games: Don’t Call Timeout?

By John Ezekowitz After first writing about the decision to intentionally foul when up three, I’m continuing my analysis of the very end of close college basketball games by examining how calling a timeout affects whether or not a foul … Continue reading

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Up Three, Time Running Out, Do We Foul? The First Comprehensive CBB Analysis

By John Ezekowitz Back in March, Maryland and Michigan State played one of the best final minutes of an NCAA Tournament game in recent memory. Down two points with a timeout left after a Greivis Vasquez layup, the Spartans pushed … Continue reading

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The Most Unlikely College Basketball Result of 2010

I have been working on a long term project to create a database of results of college basketball teams on what Ken Pomeroy has called “high leverage” possessions. Namely, possessions in which a team is at best tied and at … Continue reading

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