Since we have scanned stat sheets from thousands of historical NCAA team seasons going back to the 1940s, I thought it would be cool to post links to the best team in history for each school still active in the Sweet 16:
Indiana - Best Team: The undefeated 1975-76 Hoosiers, who went 32-0 and won the NCAA title behind Scott May's 23.5 PPG.
Here are a few odds & ends as we near the end of the week:
Our old feedback system was causing us to be buried under an avalanche of spam, so we've started to use a common feedback system for all of our sites. Unfortunately this means that you'll have to jump through a few hoops in order to get your comments submitted, but it also makes it much more likely that we'll actually see and reply to your feedback. Thanks for your patience with this.
If you're a fan of the NCAA tournament, consider checking out our printable game previews. They're handy to have by your side whether you're at the arena or watching on TV. And as a grad school alumnus and current season ticket holder, let me say one thing: Go Bucks!
That's all for now. Please let us know if you have any comments or questions regarding these items.
About 14 months ago we announced that we had posted copies of every box score in NBA history. However, since these box scores were scans we could not create player game logs, compute player splits, etc. As we said in that post, it is our goal to one day have all of these games in a database-friendly format.
On that note, I'm happy to announce that the work for the 1964-65 to 1975-76 NBA seasons has been completed. Please take some time to check out the box scores, player and team game logs, and player and team splits for those seasons. Keep in mind that almost all of the scanned box scores are abbreviated (i.e., they only contain field goals, free throws, and points for the players), so there will be many missing values for each game.
Want a handy guide to each matchup of the tournament? Check out our game previews. Each contains the individual & team stats you need to know before watching the game. You can access them for the first round in the table below, and they're always available on the previews page & the main page as well.
Want to find brackets and boxscores from past NCAA Tournaments? Check out the Postseason Section of S-R/College Basketball. There, you'll find the bracket for every NCAA tourney ever played, along with boxscores of every all-time NCAA tournament game (click the scores in the brackets to see that game's boxscore).
The coloring is based on points scored, so areas with fewer points scored will have a blue shade while areas with more points scored will have a red shade.
The heat maps are generated on the fly, so when you drill down into the shooting splits the heat map will update as well. Be advised that for players who take a lot of shots (e.g., Kobe Bryant in 2005-06), the heat map may take a second or two to appear after the page is finished loading.
We get asked this question a lot, and unfortunately it's not currently possible to find the answer via the Play Index, so I decided to put up a leaderboard once and for all. The most recent version of the question comes from BBR user Reggie:
I’ve seen references on here to games where two teammates scored 40 or more in the same game. But which teammates combined to score the most points in any game? [...]
One game that I remember very well as a Mavericks fan, which is often overlooked, was the overtime game they won at Chicago on November 13, 1994. That was the game where Jamal Mashburn hit for 50 and Jim Jackson went for 38, the two scoring 88 of the 124 points that night in the four point Mavs victory.
Since we have complete box scores (1985-86), here are the 200 most potent scoring duos in a single NBA game: