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The Boston Celtics Are Here to Stay

The Boston Celtics are in the enviable position of having both near-term and long-term championship prospects.  Their near-term prospects rely on the health of their two biggest name players, Kemba Walker and Gordon Heyward.  Big Contracts, Nagging Injuries Last season fell apart in the Eastern Conference Semifinals when a talented Milwaukee team met a Celtics team with …

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 …

How To React To Stats

Or what you can learn from fantasy football Mike Evans is a wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Through his first five seasons in the NFL, he’s been one of the best at his position. So, naturally, he’s been one of the top receivers taken by fantasy football players around the world. In those …

The Most Recent Champ – Georgetown (KY)

For the first time since 2013, the Georgetown Tigers were NAIA D1 Men’s Basketball National Champions. They dominated the national title despite scoring less than 70 points for just the third time all season. Of course it helped to hold their opponent, Carroll College, to under 50 points. Just the second time all season that …

The Most Recent Champ – Montana Western

Today we shift our series looking at the most recent college basketball champions to the NAIA Division I champs, Montana Western. The Bulldogs were led by the great Brianna King who averaged 23 ppg for the season and scored 37 and 39, respectively, in the final two games. Low Score Wins The Bulldogs were actually …