Posts Tagged "NCAA Tournament"

Aaron Craft hits a three-pointer with 0.5. 

SNY.tv: Game Recap #2 Ohio St. 78  #10 Iowa St. 75

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FRIDAY NIGHT MADNESS:

6:50 p.m., TBS – at Philadelphia – Florida Gulf Coast vs. Georgetown; followed by Oklahoma vs. San Diego State

7:15 p.m., CBS – at Dayton — Iona vs. Ohio State; followed by Iowa State vs. Notre Dame

7:20 p.m., TNT – at Kansas City — Villanova vs. North Carolina; followed by Western Kentucky vs. Kansas

7:27 p.m, truTV – at Austin — Northwestern State vs. Florida; followed by Minnesota vs. UCLA

via ZagsBlog

Vander Blue’s Layup with :01 Left Lifts Marquette Over Davidson

Davidson, a 14 seed, led for the majority of the game – and by five with :30 left – but 3rd-seeded Marquette rallied in the final minute with a flurry of 3-pointers. Marquette ended the game on a 13-5 run.

via The Big Lead

Let The Madness Begin!

12:15 p.m., CBS – at Auburn Hills — Valparaiso vs. Michigan State; followed by St. Mary’s vs. Memphis

12:40 p.m., truTV – at Lexington — Bucknell vs. Butler; followed by Davidson vs. Marquette

1:40 p.m., TBS – at Salt Lake City — Wichita State vs. Pittsburgh; followed by Southern vs. Gonzaga

2:10 p.m., TNT – at San Jose – New Mexico State vs. St. Louis; followed by Oregon vs. Oklahoma State

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6:50 p.m., TBS – at Lexington — N.C. A&T vs. Louisville; followed by Missouri vs. Colorado State

7:15 p.m., CBS – at Auburn Hills — South Dakota State vs. Michigan; followed by Akron vs. VCU

7:20 p.m., TNT – at Salt Lake City — Belmont vs. Arizona; followed by Harvard vs. New Mexico

7:27 p.m., truTV – at San Jose — California vs. UNLV; followed by Montana vs. Syracuse

via ZagsBlog

Nate Silver’s Tournament Forecast - NYTimes →

Most likely to win tournament

1. Louisville 22.7%
2. Indiana 19.6%
3. Florida 12.7%
4. Kansas 7.5%
5. Gonzaga 6.1%

UConn Basketball's "abysmal academic progress rate" - ProPublica →

Last week we predicted Butler University would win the tournament, on the basis of our academic performance bracket. The team has a perfect 1000 academic progress rate, which is a measure of the team’s performance in keeping athletes in good academic standing and on track for graduation, calculated by the NCAA. (If athletes leave, say for the NBA, it doesn’t hurt the school’s score as long as they’re in good standing when they leave.) The NCAA takes the APR score seriously enough that if a team maintains an average below 925 — the score that corresponds to roughly a 50 percent graduation rate — over several years it faces sanctions like reductions in playing time and losing scholarship slots.

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The University of Connecticut men’s basketball team, on the other hand, has an academic progress rate of just 930. While Connecticut has managed to squeak by with a barely sufficient multiyear average, that number masks the team’s score for just 2008-2009: an abysmal 844.

The other two Final Four teams, Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Kentucky, have middling APRs of 975 and 954. The tournament average overall is 957.

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