Daily Archives: March 4th, 2013
I’m a few days behind on the video, but Tennessee Tech’s Javon McKay had a monster dunk on Saturday.
Tennessee Tech would go on to beat Morehead State, but fall just short of qualifying for the OVC Tournament.
Two years ago, when the new Ohio Valley Conference tournament format was in it’s infancy, I was concerned about the double-bye. Does the advantages (rest, fewer games to win the tournament) outweigh the disadvantages. (Opponents momentum, playing ‘cold’)
So now that we’re a few years into the new format, I thought it was time to revisit the topic. Is the double-bye an overwhelming advantage, or subtle disadvantage to the two teams that earn it. And should the format exist at all?
Over the next few days, we’ll look at some issues surrounding this week’s Ohio Valley Conference tournament. We start today with a look into the OVC Tournament’s history, and what it can tell us about predicting a champion.
Momentum. It’s defined as the impetus gained by a moving object, and it’s a buzz word used often this time of year. Who has it, who doesn’t. But does it really matter?