How to Tame March Madness

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
AV Department

Sports analyst Rob Arthur shares his thoughts on the annual basketball frenzy we call March Madness.

In addition to being one of the biggest television events of the year, March Madness is really hard to predict. However, some brave souls have tried to do just that, using a combination of data, statistics, and a healthy dose of basketball intuition. Explore how the emerging field of sports analytics trys to explain why some teams dominate the tournament and others wilt in first-round upsets. Learn how statisticians are using data from past years to predict the outcome of March Madness and talk about similar efforts in baseball, football, and the NBA, each with varying degrees of success. 

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