Bracket Wisdom #5: Do matchups matter in college basketball?

Suppose West Virginia is elite at offensive rebounding but Iowa State is awful at defensive rebounding. Can we use this to make a more accurate prediction?

I dig in by first explaining the four factors of basketball. Then I describe the work of Jordan Sperber on matchups in college basketball.

Timing isn’t great given the lack of a NCAA tournament, but at least this episode is evergreen. The content was also part of my ultimate guide to predictive college basketball analytics.

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