Saturday, March 12, 2011

Compiling your NCAA College Basketball Brackets right now? STOP! I may have the secret to success right here...

Well, I don't have the secret, but the article below might give you some help in deciding---it is not how good your team is, but how far they travel relative to their opponent that may be the key...Pre-conceived notion smashed? Read on here---In Tournament, There’s No Place Like (Close to) Home


Since 2003, for instance, teams playing an N.C.A.A. tournament game within 50 miles of their campus are a remarkable 24-2. One of the two losses came in last year’s championship game, when Butler — playing just miles from its campus in Indianapolis — came within 2 points of defeating a heavily favored Duke team.


By contrast, teams travelling at least 1,000 miles to play their game are 121-174, having won just 41 percent of the time.


The rest of this article has much more data/graphs/charts...well worth the read if you are into the office pools
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