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Kenpom and Wisconsin

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Nor Cal Buff, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. Nor Cal Buff

    Nor Cal Buff Active Member

    Jan 12, 2009
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    Remember how much heat Kenpom was taking for Wisconsin's high ranking after they lost to Michigan by 18? Well all they've done is win 5 straight, 3 of which came against currently projected single digit seeds (ESPN) and with 2 of those 3 on the road. More anecdotal evidence of Kenpom's awesomeness.
  2. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

    Aug 25, 2005
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    Wisconsin's skill level and execution is insane, but if I have to watch one more game where both teams struggle to score 50 points and no one gets a shot off before 3 seconds left on the shot clock, I might go insane. Lord help us if Wisconsin ever plays Western Illinois.
  3. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

    Aug 27, 2010
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    Lord help us if Wisconsin ever plays Virginia.
  4. jcatcher

    jcatcher Club Member Club Member

    Jan 12, 2012
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    Pomeroy still has them ridiculously overrated at #2. Does anyone think they are a Final Four team? They'll be lucky to finish top four in their own conference.

    Pomeroy's methodology has it's own biases, unintentional as they may be. Wisconsin has very few turnovers, and gets a ton of offensive rebounds per possession. In Pomeroy's methodology, you can throw up the worst brick with a second left on the shot clock, but if you get the offensive board, that extends the possession, not creates another one.

    The Badgers do all the things well that KenPom values, but that overrates them by 15-20 places every year. Anyone think they are closer to the #2 team in the country rather than the #19 or 20 that the coaches and media have them?
  5. jgisland

    jgisland Club Member Club Member

    Aug 31, 2007
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    Absolutely agree they are overrated, but a team that doesn't turn the ball over and gets a lot of second chance opportunities is a team that can make a run in the tourney.
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2012

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