News tagged with basketball

Is March Madness always the same?

Why is it that the same teams seem to dominate the annual men's collegiate basketball tournament? For that matter, why does the same small group of institutions seem to top annual best-college rankings?

dateMar 01, 2011 in Mathematics
shares0 comments 0

Analyzing Effects Of Hoops Ball Hog

Fans will have noticed that when a basketball team's best player sits out for a while the team will sometimes actually do better than when the star is playing. Concepts from the mathematical science called game theory help ...

dateMar 17, 2010 in Mathematics
shares0 comments 0