Monday, March 13, 2023

Bracket VI - KenPom plus Point Guard Rating - Houston beats Marquette for Title

Note: click here for the bracket results for all 8 methods.

Point Guard is the key position on the court in the pressure or March Madness. They need to direct the team, and overcome the pressure, because no one else can try to score if the other team forces a turnover. We ranked all players but flagged the point guard on each team – and our calculation lined up with the vote for the five finalist to claim the Cousy Award for Top Point Guard to include:

Markquis Nowell (Kansas State), Tyler Kolek (Marquette). Boo Buie (Northwestern). Jalen Pickett  (Penn State) and the only player with more assists then Kolek though not in the tournament - Yuri Collins (St. Louis).

Kolek’s status added to Marquette’s KenPom was enough for a path to the title game, but even if they make it that far a loss to Houston is still projected.

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