Friday Facts: Final Weekend

Well, just another ho-hum no-news Friday in college basketball. Let's get to the Facts: Purdue, MSU, and OSU are all essentially tied at the top in both raw and adjusted efficiency margins. In fact, it's so close that Purdue leads in adjusted efficiency margin (which is simply adjusted offense minus »

Friday Facts: The plot thickens

The big result this week was Ohio State winning at Purdue. As I mentioned last week, this was the upset that needed to happen to make the Big Ten a race again: Purdue is still favored to get at least a share of the title, but Ohio State and Michigan »

Friday Facts: Did Delany See His Shadow?

It's Groundhog's Day, which means it's the one day of the year that Delany emerges from his secret lair underneath Madison Square Garden. Nothing actually happens—he just goes back into the lair to swim in his money. It's also actually the first day without Big Ten basketball since ... well, »

Friday Facts: Battle at the Top?

I first got into figuring out "adjusted efficiency" stuff in an effort to adjust raw conference-only efficiency margins, popularized by John Gasaway in his "Tuesday Truths" column, for schedule strength. Even before the Big Ten had 14 teams, the schedule could be quite unbalanced at least »

Post-season Dreamin'

With the non-conference season nearly behind us, I thought it would be a good time to take a quick look at each Big Ten team's post-season hopes and dreams. First, here's where things stand, according to the T-Rank "TourneyCast" simulations: This is a relatively pessimistic projection, with the »