Bracketology: Four Days Remain!

Building off our most recent post: Bracketology: Five Days Remaining, we gave our updated brackets along with a few steps for Bubble teams to take during their conference tournament play to ensure entry into the NCAA Tournament. Here we primarily focused on Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio State, and Michigan State of the Big Ten Conference; Vanderbilt and Georgia of…

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Bracketology: Five Days Remaining

As the major conferences kick off their conference tournaments today, we take a look at the current state of the NCAA Brackets. Currently, eleven teams are already in the NCAA tournament due to smaller conferences completing their respective championship games. This means roughly 150 teams are already eliminated from earning an NCAA Tournament berth. With roughly 200…

NBC’s The Wall – Markov Simulation

NBC’s game show The Wall debuted at the New Year and is effectively a mix of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and Plinko rolled into one. With its high suspense and random action, it’s been a relative hit for NBA, garnering a 1.5/5 to 1.6/6 rating/share in the Nielsen polls. Note: For those who are unfamiliar…

Understanding the Cousins Trade

During the NBA All-Star break, the Sacramento Kings dealt DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the New Orleans Pelicans for Langston Galloway, Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, as well as New Orleans’ top-3 protected first round pick and second round pick. Let that sink in for a minute. For most New Orleans’ fans, this turned out…

CCIW: Final Day of Action!

In a change of pace from the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball March Madness, we take a look at the final day of the regular season for the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) at attempt to understand a seemingly chaotic finish in NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball. Tomorrow (February 21st) is the final…