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The Most Recent Champ – Lubbock Christian

Our series reviewing the numbers put up by last year’s champions continues with the NCAA D2 Women’s Basketball champs, Lubbock Christian. The Lady Chaps finished 32-5 including a thrilling double-overtime championship game win over Southwestern Oklahoma. Three is the Magic Number The Lady Chaps made 979 field goals all season, the 5th lowest total for …

The Most Recent Champ – UW-Oshkosh

With an average margin of victory of nearly 14 points, the UW-Oshkosh Titans rolled to the NCAA Division III Men’s National Title last season. That’s a pretty dominant run but it was on the heels of losses in two of their last three games including a 20-point loss in the WIAC semifinals. That didn’t make …

Assisting Teammates

Assist percentage is the percentage of a team’s assists accounted for by a player while they’re in the game, factoring in the total number of baskets a team makes during that time as well.  For the whole team, this would be 100%.  Rather than focus on that stat, we’re going to look at the percentage …

A ‘Genius’ NCAA Partnership

Last week, the NCAA signed a 10-year data and technology deal with Genius Sports. The agreement was announced on the same day the Supreme Court moved to legalize betting on sports. The goal will be to centralize and then MONETIZE the NCAA data. Who is Genius Sports? Genius Sports is a London-based company that works …

About that Google/NCAA Partnership

You probably saw a number of clever commercials throughout the NCAA Tournament about the partnership between Google Cloud and the NCAA.  We did some digging to see what this is all about.     What is this? The NCAA is handing over all of their data to Google to parse out and sort through to …

NCAA D2 Men’s Tournament Preview

The top five on the D2 side has varied throughout the year and our tournament projections reflect that as only two top seeds look like they will advance to the Elite Eight. Top seed Lincoln Memorial should get there but playing Queens (NC) for a fourth time will be far from an ‘easy’ win.  Western …

NCAA D2 Women’s Tournament Preview

What can you say about the Ashland Eagles, dominate last year and very dominate again this year.  Because of the reseeding process, we can’t predict a champion right now but we can predict who’s going to the Elite Eight. Of the eight regions, we have top seeds advancing in five of the eight (Ashland, Augustana, …

D3 Sweet Sixteen Preview

Admittedly the first and second round picks were far from perfect on both the men’s and women’s side but three out of four Final Four picks on both sides are still alive including both finalists so we’ve got that going for us. Looking ahead to this weekend…. Women’s Bracket: Not a ton of surprises on …

NCAA D3 Women’s Tournament Preview

Toughest Region: Our system has loved Old Westbury and St. Joseph’s (ME) all season-long so even though those Amherst Mammoths are in that region, we see that upper left bracket as the the toughest one.  But Amherst is the team emerging. Best Potential Matchup: SUNY-Geneseo vs Tufts in the second round looks to be a great one …

Three Tips for your Conference Tourney

It’s Conference Tournament time!! Here’s three tips to hopefully get you to a conference title. Double-check those travel plans! – I’ll never forget a panicked phone call from our head coach one season when we were all planning for a noon departure to the airport, telling us the flight is actually at 10 am.  Oh …