The NBA Bubble

The NBA will return on July 30th in their own bubble at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Keep coming back to StatGeek’s blog over the coming weeks for a look at the teams and the challenges that they may face in this, hopefully, once in a lifetime situation.

Birds of Prey

And the Fantabulous Decimation of the UConn Huskies Monday night the South Carolina Gamecocks went into Storrs, Connecticut and hammered the UConn Huskies 70-52 holding them to just one basket in the first quarter.  It was the first ever victory for South Carolina over the Huskies, losing the previous eight matchups. For Uconn, it was …

The Wisdom of Bill Parcells

Bill Parcells coached in the NFL for 19 seasons, winning 2 Super Bowls along the way. He was the head coach for four different teams finishing each tenure with a winning record. Parcells was known for many things but my favorite quote was ‘You are what your record says you are!’ We can all relate …

Beware of Average(s)!

This is not a motivational speech about doing your best.  It is a legitimate warning about looking at averages when it comes to statistics.   Baylor Women’s Basketball is really good.  They’ve lost just once all season and last week beat then #1 UConn by 16 AT UCONN, which is rare to say the least.  They …

Which undefeated team wins it all?

The last seven (7!) NCAA D3 Women’s Basketball champions have run the table. Looking at this week’s D3Hoops.com Top 25, the following five teams are still unbeaten: 1.Tufts 11-0 2. Bowdoin 11-0 3. Hope 13-0 18. Austin 11-0 23. Bethel 11-0 What’s the likelihood of another undefeated champion? Tufts and Bowdoin will face off on …

Baylor wins in Lubbock

The Bears went at Texas Tech tonight and pulled out a 57-52 victory. Both teams are tough defensively, so the low score was expected but what was not expected was how bad both teams were at the free throw line. Attempts were scarce, but so were makes, just 9-17 for the Bears and 5-12 for …

How to Beat Gonzaga

They’ve held on to the #1 spot in men’s basketball the last couple of weeks and have dropped just one game all season. But let’s take a look at how a team could take down the Bulldogs. Take Care of the Basketball They don’t necessarily turn you over an absurd amount of times – just …

Using Non-Conference Stats

Every school is either about to start conference play or has already played a conference game or two (or more). So, what do you do with those stats from non-conference games? 1. Put them in context You know who you played and how they measure up to your team. You may have surprised yourself by …