Monthly Archives: November 2012

PASE and SOAR: two key tourney performance metrics

If you’re new to, you may have come across these two acronyms and wondered what the heck I was talking about. PASE and SOAR are two measures of tourney performance—the latter measures the frequency that a team overperforms in … Continue reading

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Coach K may be winningest tourney coach, but Izzo top overachiever

If you started with the article that ranked coaches by record, you know that Mike Krzyzewski is the undisputed leader among both active coaches. But win/loss record and accomplishments are only part of the equation in assessing the tourney performance … Continue reading

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Younger teams better in dance since one-and-done rule

I’m going to write a series of blogs early this hoops season that examine the big trends in tourney performance over the last few years. My stats on the dance go all the way back to 1985, the first year … Continue reading

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Champ stats can help you narrow in on the tourney winner now

Here it is, Thanksgiving week 2012, just a week or so after the season’s tip off, and I’m thinking, “Why not pick my tourney champ now?” Sure, Selection Sunday might be four months away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t … Continue reading

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The best tourney coach by results

How do you judge whether your coach is a good or bad tourney performer? For most people, it’s all about the bottom line: how often have you won—and how deep into the dance have you gone. On that basis, it … Continue reading

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Welcome to the new Bracketscience!

Those of you who’ve been to Bracketscience in years past may wonder whether you’re in the right place. We’ve changed the look of the site dramatically and made it much friendlier for mobile devices and tablets. But the design isn’t … Continue reading

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