Bracket Tactics: Tuesday's Tip of the Day

March 18th, 2008
Leading up to the 2008 NCAA Tournament, we'll be presenting daily tips to help you fill in your bracket. 


Today's Bracket Tactic


FACT: #14 seeds who score less than 76.5 PPG are 2-54 in the 1st round since 1985, and only two #14 seeds have made the Sweet 16 since 1985 (Cleveland State in 1986 and Chattanooga in 1997).

BRACKET TIP: Do not pick Georgia because they score less than 76.5 PPG, but if you are feeling lucky, you can pick one of Boise State/CSU Fullerton/Cornell to win 1 game because they each score over 76.5 PPG.


Editor's Tip: Don't be fooled by overall records. Some teams are great at home, but struggle to win true road games. Similarly, its not enough to look just at road games.. but you need to check out neutral records as well. If a team's combined road & neutral record is substantially worse then their home record.. look out. One prime example is Vanderbiilt. The Commodores are 19-0 at home, but just 7-7 on the road.


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