Extra Points: Free Throws

There was a study done done about 10 years ago about what the deciding factors in NCAA college basketball games decided by less than five points were. The top three in order were: Free throw shooting, rebounding, and turnovers. I was a little surprised because as a...

The Secrets Behind The Madness

My April column for the Kitsap Sun / Kitsap Business Journal… I love March Madness. I think it’s the best three weeks in sports, period. Nowhere else can so many upsets, drama, and amazing personal stories converge on such a grandiose stage. As I write this...

Extra Points: Tight Shoelaces

This Week’s Focus Point: Tight Shoelaces I love March Madness and the start of this year’s tournament has already been filled with huge upsets and thrilling games. Unfortunately for me, this year was the time I decided to boldly go with just one bracket....

Madness Unleashed Journal #3

You can’t coach “tall.” I was watching the Kentucky-West Virginia Sweet 16 game last night on TV. Even on the television, it was excessively apparent that Kentucky’s team was just literally head and shoulders better. Any 50-50 ball that was up...

Madness Unleashed Journal #2 – Confidence

Why is it that so many lower seeded teams in the NCAA March Madness bracket upset the favored team? These are all factors… 3. Lower seeded teams tend to be more “mature.” They have juniors and seniors, whereas many of the “better” teams...