Yes, it's still Mid-Majority Finals Week!
It's the third day of it, in fact. Today, we have some fine mathematical and statistical questions for you that mostly have to do with mid-major basketball-related things.
"Pencils down" time is Saturday at 6:00 PM EST.
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. First 10 questions (history) here
, second 10 questions (geography) here
, third 10 questions start... now!Today's Test: MATHEMATICS21
. How many teams are there in the Big Ten?22
. Before the point guard position was "revolutionized" by 6-1 guys who just brought the ball up and shot it, we used a certain ratio to determine the quality of their play. What are those two statistics?23
. How many Division I schools (not counting those currently in the process of moving up from D2) are playing basketball this year?24
. In the Ratings Percentage Index formula that is so crucial in determining which teams make the Tournament on an at-large basis, how much weight is given to a team's opponents' average winning percentage?25
. As of the beginning of the season, Dana Altman had won 195 games and lost 109 games as Creighton's coach. What's his winning percentage?25a
. What team did the Bluejays beat to get him his 200th?26
. What is the length of a regulation NCAA court in feet and inches?27
. How many basketballs fit within the circumference of a standard rim?28
. Hi. My name is Jared Holt, and I play for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. I'm 7-2 and 340 pounds, but I'm redshirting this year 'cause Coach Arrow wants me to add more
bulk so the Islanders can scare the s#$@ out of even more teams next year. The people who invented the Body Mass Index say I'm "obese," but that's okay because I could easily dunk on their sorry asses. What's my BMI?
64 SM 14R 32D TRVL TO29
67 G 5D 3 5D 1 22 ++C
. The above is an example of Dean Oliver's fantastic Possession Scoring System
. In this hypothetical example that didn't really happen, two mid-major darlings are having at it in a testy conference battle. What teams are they?30
. Give a brief description of what happened during this sequence.