Wofford: An Underdog Story?

March 20, 2019

Wofford is a team that has experts around the country talking. There’s good reason for the chatter: The Terriers, the Southern Conference regular season and tournament champions, finished the season 29-4 at number 19 in the AP poll and number 13 in the NET rankings. Their offense is powerful: they have the 12th most points per game (83) in the country, the 10th best field goal percentage (49.3%), the 4th…

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U Must Have Been Cinderella

March 14, 2019

Until last year, the 1-vs-16 match-up in the NCAA basketball tournament had been a mere formality since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985. 1 seeds were undefeated with 135 wins against 16 seeds in that time span, and coming into the 2018 tournament, there was no indication that the unbeaten streak would end. The most discounted matchup was that between Virginia, the top seed in the tournament, and…

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The Truth Behind the 12-5 Upset

Everyone knows that you can’t fill out a bracket without picking at least one 12 seed to upset a 5 in the first round. While this well-known phenomenon has been backed up with data showing that it truly does happen more than you would expect, there has been almost no study into why exactly it happens. That is, until now. The truth of the matter is the 12-5 upset isn’t…

March 11, 2018
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