The Tournament is upon us. And if you know about picking a brackets, you know it comes down to match-ups, strong guard play, and choosing at least one 12-seed to beat a 5-seed. You also know the winner of your office pool will inevitably be that one non-basketball fan who picks teams based on mascots.
Since we’re bound for disappointment, why not have some fun with data. Our resident Iona grad, Michel, put together this slick Sliceboard that ranks the tournament teams by offensive and defensive stats. Notice how his school pours in 81 points a game as the 2nd most prolific offense in the tournament. They also manage to have the 2nd worst defense. Sorry Michel, defense wins Championships.