Scouting the 2009 NCAA Tournament: Small Conferences

This is the first installment of a four-part series on scouting the 2009 NCAA Tournament.  See the introduction here. Before we begin, let me define what I mean by “small” conferences.  Basketball analysts throw around the term “mid-major” all the time without defining it particularly well.  Some would consider any team in a non-BCS conference […]

Weekly Notes: November 21, 2007

I suppose I won’t keep my usual schedule this week, with tomorrow being Thanksgiving.  We’ll have notes today and some basketball reviews over the weekend. I’ve been slacking this week on basketball, instead spending my time looking at everyone’s Black Friday deals, most of which have already been released.  The Bargainist is a pretty reliable […]

The Final Four are set

Whoops, it looks like I never got around to posting the log5 probabilities for the Elite 8, and Kenpom has them now for the Final Four.  Florida’s looking like the favorite, but we have a pretty evenly-matched group.  I guess that’s what happens when there are two one-seeds and two two-seeds (which at least is […]

The madness is upon us

This may be my very favorite time of year.  The weather has been fantastic outside for over a week, and that’s not even the best part.  The NCAA basketball tournament begins today, which means that I’ve just spent four days deconstructing matchups.  I’ve tried to figure out if the Pac-10 or Big 10 is the […]