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Scott Howard vs. Teen Wolf or Steve Nash vs. ‘Nique Wilkins

by Alex Koenig The debate over Teen Wolf is at bottom a debate over the soul of basketball, and that’s one reason even people who are not Bill Simmons talk about the movie today. Let’s just state the question plainly. Who, … Continue reading

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Ohio Basketball Streaks: Which Was More Improbable?

By Arjun Modi and Daniel Adler Going into this past weekend, two Ohio basketball teams were streaking, but within just 24 hours, both streaks were over.  On Friday evening, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 26 game losing streak mercifully ended when they … Continue reading

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Back to Back Blues? The Effect of Road Trips in the Ivy League

By John Ezekowitz Basketball coaches do not universally agree on much, but I think there are two things they would all agree on: if given the choice, they would rather play at home, and would rather play with more rest. … Continue reading

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Late Game Timeouts Part II: What Happens When Trailing

By John Ezekowitz Two weeks ago, I published the first part of my late game timeout study from the 2009-2010 season. I found that when the score was tied, not calling a timeout was more effective than calling a timeout. … Continue reading

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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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Not a Post About LeBron…Sorta

Let’s try a thought experiment. Imagine that we still have a salary cap, but no maximum salary (similar to the NFL). Would LeBron, Bosh, and Wade be so willing to take A LOT less money to play together? True, they may sacrifice a couple million per season the way things stand now, but let’s say teams could offer as much of the cap as they wanted. Would LeBron pass up $45 million per year just to play with his buddies? How much does he really value winning/friendship/living in Tony Montana’s old house? Continue reading

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In Which an Infinite Number of Monkeys Brag About Picking Northern Iowa

By David Roher There are over nine quintillion ways to fill out your bracket, and over four hundred trillion ways to predict the first two rounds alone. Based on the craziness of the first four days of the tournament, I … Continue reading

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