Stats to Help You Pick Your Bracket
Unless you’re a college basketball expert, it’s always hard to pick a perfect bracket (it’s basically impossible.) But to help even the odds a bit, there are some stats you should know to help you make the most informed decision you can. Here are a few to keep in mind. (All stats courtesy of NCAA.com)
Highest and lowest scoring teams in the tournament: This year, the top-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs are averaging 88.8 points per game. The lowest-scoring team is the Kansas State Wildcats at 65.8 points per game.
Best and worst 3-point shooting teams: Wofford has the top percentage in the tournament with 41.6 percent, while the Duke Blue Devils have the worst at 30.2 (but they have Zion, so they should be fine).
Most experienced and least experienced teams: Nevada has the most experience, with a 2.71 seasons average for their roster, while Kentucky is the least with just 0.58 average seasons played by its players.
Best defenses: The teams with the most efficient defenses in the NCAA by adjusted points allowed per 100 possessions are: Texas Tech (85.9), Michigan (86.1), and Wisconsin (87.1)
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