Tag March Madness

U Must Have Been Cinderella

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…

MATHness odds

The March MATHness site has a new feature that produces a bracket. Behind the ratings are probabilities. I decided to try my own weightings with March Madness and see what probabilities popped out! Here they are! And, may I note…

Assisting Bracketology

Editor’s note: Cats Stats has a new analytics tool for analyzing assists. Here, Julia Sultz, a math major at the University of South Carolina in the Honors College, offers her insight from a project completed remotely with Cats Stats.I believe…

Predicting March Madness

Last summer I received funding from a Velay Fellowship from Haverford College to do sports analytics research at Davidson College in North Carolina and my main project was developing an algorithm to predict outcomes in the NCAA Division I March…

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