Once again NCAA men’s basketball is peaking – and so is talk of brackets and bubble-busters, bad calls and buzzer beaters, what-ifs and what the … happened?
At SAS, we love it. Not just because (some of us) are big hoops fans. Speaking of buzzer beaters and what-ifs, this Tarheel fan is still wondering what happened with Duke, and whether that unlikely 3-pointer will land UNC in the at-large bucket.
No, we love it because our three favorite business professors are back at it, using sports to trick sleepy MBA students into grasping the “aha!” of analytics.
The professors say the Dance Card suggests that the tournament selection committees are remarkably predictable – which might diffuse some arguments about bias and influence. Is that a good thing?
Of course, if you want to see where your team sits and how the odds may change, bookmark their NCAA Tournament "Dance Card" – and prepare to win some bets with your buddies.
Or better yet, come back here, www.sas.com/dancecard, to kick in your three points worth as we get closer to Selection Sunday and the tournament tipoff.