Headaches for the NCAA selection committee

While the weather problems at the SEC tournament in Atlanta have the potential to cause a headache for the NCAA committee, the Big Ten tournament is already guaranteed to be a problem. The NCAA has previously told tha Big Ten that their tournament wraps up too late for the final game to be considered in …

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Illinois finally wakes up

The Illini have been headscratchers all season long. Their power rankings would suggest that they should be about .500 in conference but as we all know they’ve played well below that level. In the Pomeroy rankings, there’s only been a very small difference between Purdue and Illinois all year (which perhaps indicates just how good …

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Four Factor Analysis Tool (Ill vs PSU in B10 tournament)

Hopefully this will not be the last time that I do this. As usual our defensive field goal efficiency looks atrocious next to our opponent. One number that does stand out in PSU’s favor is the defensive FT rate. Illinois does have a tendency to send their opponents to the free throw line. Should that …

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