NCAA tournament championship probability
What are the chances of a team getting to the Final Four? Or winning the tournament? We show the impact of each game, updated throughout the night.
How "mad" was the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament?
March Madness got off to a slow start on Thursday and Friday, but madness ensued Saturday and Sunday. Here's a look from a BPI perspective.
Meet BU hockey analytics director Kathryn Yates
As Boston University hockey's director of analytics, Kathryn Yates watches games in slow motion, trying to find statistics, trends and information to give the Terriers an extra edge.
FiveThirtyEight: Live in-game win probabilities
Who's going to the Round of 32? Check out FiveThirtyEight's take on each game.
Lunardi's bracket projections for all 68 teams.
Don't fill out your bracket without doing your homework. ESPN's Joe Lunardi assigned a team of analysts to break it down for Insiders.
Saint Mary's and the danger of seeding teams by strength of record
The NCAA selection committee looked at Saint Mary's strength of record and awarded them a No. 7 seed. Predictive analytics say the Gaels are a 3-seed. Should the committee shift its thinking?
The most analytically correct MVP debate of all time!
In ESPN the Magazine's Analytics Issue, we learned what happens when six NBA geniuses get together on Slack -- a vicious MVP debate breaks out! And the winner is ...
Which teams can disrupt the bracket?
Director of Sports Analytics Ben Alamar joins SVP to explain how undervalued Wichita State is and which double digit seeded teams have a chance to win a game in the tournament.
Bracket tips from the Basketball Power Index
Which teams have the best chance to make the final four? Which double-digit seed has the best shot at an upset? BPI can help you with your bracket.
How Barry scores with unconventional 'granny shot'
ESPN Sport Science examines how Hall of Famer Rick Barry can make free throws consistently with his "granny shot" technique.
Why the Browns made a mistake in letting Pryor escape to the Redskins
The Browns factored analytics in their decision not to to retain WR Terrelle Pryor, who instead signed a below-market deal with the Redskins. The numbers don't support Cleveland's decision.
Giant Killers: Going out on a limb with our decision tree analysis
Our new iteration of the Giant Killers upset prediction model carries warning signs for five elite teams.
Advantage: Tim Tebow? Bizarre batting behavior made us wonder
In his spring training debut with the Mets, Tim Tebow either made a rookie mistake or stumbled upon a unique way to gain an edge on Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello. So which was it?
Bradley Beal is finally the player he was meant to be
The Wizards are playing up Beal's strengths and minimizing his weaknesses.
How Kelsey Plum took over women’s college basketball
Plum isn’t the quickest guard, but she has a keen sense of how to use hesitation moves to generate extra space between herself and her opponent.
Why you should take those combine numbers with a grain of salt
The recently completed NFL scouting combine gave front-office types reams of new data to pore over. Unfortunately, making firm conclusions based on those numbers remains problematic.
Which teams does BPI give the edge to for the No. 1 seeds?
Which teams have the best shot at the No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament according to BPI, and what they need to do to lock up a top seed.
Which bubble teams does BPI favor?
The Basketball Power Index analyzed the 16 teams most squarely on the bubble in Joe Lunardi's latest bracket, simulating their next week-and-a-half of results. Here's who has the best shot.
Who were this week's BPI winners and losers?
Providence, SMU, and Arkansas are among this week's BPI big winners while Gonzaga headlines those that hurt themselves the most.