Thursday, February 12, 2009

Four Links

I almost never link to anything, so you better click on all of these:

Iowa hates losing to Wisconsin. Yep, that’s pretty much what happens every year.

Card Chronicle Duke vs UNC picture. Classic.

Spartans Weblog presents a VORP like stat. So if this is really measuring value over a replacement player, shouldn’t the value for Iowa be huge this year? I mean the Spartans might be able to bring in Ibok, but who can the Hawkeyes really bring in? I’m kidding. This is really a great idea by the MSU bloggers.

And finally, I’ve been waiting for this. Pythag Win % > .9576 is a better predictor of overachievement in the NCAA tournament than Scoring Margin > 10.8 PPG. This year that group includes North Carolina, UConn, Memphis, Duke, Pittsburgh, UCLA, and Louisville and not Oklahoma. Keep this in mind when filling out your bracket.