Here’s what goes into our Four Factors Gameplan previews of men’s basketball games and why we use it as an analytical framework.
I don’t think the highs and lows quite qualify as a roller coaster, but Tennessee’s basketball season is definitely on a winding road. The hope, of course, is that this thing is still going up the mountain: the Vols were the 11th-best team in college basketball in the eyes of […]
Is there really a difference between a 1-seed and a 2-seed in the NCAA Tournament? Oh, yeah.
Vols-Tigers Four Factors Forecast: The all-important Four Factors matchups suggest only a slight Vols advantage, which could set the stage for a thriller.
The committee will reveal their Top 16 this Saturday (12:30 PM CBS), a month and a day from Selection Sunday. As Wayne Staats points out, the original grouping usually holds up, for the most part. In 2018 the Vols were the top #4 seed in the first reveal, and ended […]
Vols-Bulldogs Four Factors Forecast: An accumulation of buckets, steals, and offensive rebounds, especially in the higher elevations.
Tonight was 20 minutes of everything you hate about Rupp Arena, then eight minutes of a really good basketball game, then 12 minutes of absolute joy. If you watched, you don’t need much analysis on the foul situation early. Six Tennessee players had two fouls in the first half, including […]
What we’re seeing from Tennessee right now is something we might’ve predicted at the start of the season, but a 10-1 flurry with the lone loss to hot-shooting Alabama made us believers in something more. Our program has little experience playing multiple freshmen heavy minutes, and mostly zero when two […]
Vols-Rebels Four Factors Forecast: Scattered turnover showers with a chance of shooting futility for the Rebs.
When the Vols put it on Kansas Saturday evening, one of my first thoughts was, “Man, when’s the last time we blew out a good team like this?” When the name of the front of the jersey says KANSAS, it feels like it’s worth a little more. But the answer […]