Tag: statistics

A third wheel is a good thing at UIC

For some background on what’s going on here please check out the post from Wednesday and this one about Loyola from yesterday. Before we begin there’s something you need to know about the difference between UIC and Loyola. The Ramblers were much more dependent on their offense to win basketball games. As a team Loyola’s... Read more »

Was Hill more important than McCammon for Loyola?

For some background on what’s going on here please check out the post from yesterday. Loyola had three players this season that played over 45% of the team’s minutes and used more than 20% of the team’s possessions: Geoff McCammon, Terrance Hill and Walt Gibler. Three other players: Ben Averkamp, Courtney Stanley and Andy Polka,... Read more »

The correlation between scoring margins and player offensive efficiency

Way back on December 1, 2010 Loyola was 7-0 and Butler was coming to play the Ramblers at the Gentile Center. There was a lot of hope in Rogers Park that Loyola would shake off its status as a lower division member of the Horizon League and start challenging the big boys. Well, for 40... Read more »

Where do we go from here?

Well, the college basketball season in Chicago has officially come to a close with Northwestern’s loss last night at Washington State. It’s been a heck of a season as three schools broke in new head coaches, the Wildcats made their third straight postseason – and finally won a game, and Loyola changed head coaches. The... Read more »

Curletti ready to break out for Northwestern?

Last night at Welsh-Ryan Arena was all about Michael Thompson, and with good reason, the senior has done everything he possibly could for the Wildcats during his four seasons, but it was another player, Davide Curletti, that caught my eye. The junior 6’9 forward went up against one of the tallest teams in the country... Read more »

NIT Bracketology - With the bracket predictor

I’ve been doing these NIT projections for a while now, but, because I like computers, I wanted to see if I could model the projections instead and not have to do any actual work. Obviously this has some advantages – it just spits out the numbers so I don’t have to compare resumes. There are... Read more »

St. John's defense chokes DePaul

The past few games the DePaul offense had been steadily progressing, but Wednesday night against St. John’s was a harsh reversal of course. A veteran Red Storm team didn’t allow the Blue Demons to get many open looks inside and clamped down on every DePaul player besides Cleveland Melvin. The result? A 76-51 road loss.... Read more »

DeChellis owns Northwestern, why?

Northwestern fans refer to him like a blundering mastermind, but Penn State head coach Ed DeChellis owns the Wildcats. The Nittany Lions are 6-1 in their last 7 games against Northwestern.  At no time were Northwestern’s difficulties against Penn State more evident then earlier this season when the Wildcats shot 2-21 from three-point range and... Read more »

Tempo-free Horizon League - Race to the Finish

With Valparaiso losing in overtime tonight to Green Bay, 81-80, the race for the top seeds in the Horizon League Tournament looks to be wide open heading into the final weekend. If Cleveland State takes care of business at home against Milwaukee and Green Bay the Vikings will host the conference tournament until they lose.... Read more »

Horizon League's Percent Chance of Making Sweet 16

The Mock Selection process completed today and the bracket is available. Apparently on Twitter there is some debate between Butler fans if actually playing in the First Four game is a good thing because it means avoiding a #1 seed before making the Sweet 16. Well I decided to run some calculations – using current... Read more »