## Data reveals the value of an assist in basketball

Why are three-pointer shots from the corner more efficient than the ones above the break? The answer: More than 90 percent of corner three-point shots are assisted.

## March Madness: With gambling legal in eight states, who really wins?

About 47 million adults in the US are expected to gamble on March Madness this year. A growing share of the bets will actually be legal.

## Just competing in March Madness is a fundraising win for the schools

Taking part in the NCAA tournament tends to make a bigger difference for public universities that garner relatively few donations.

## The man responsible for making March Madness the moneymaking bonanza it is today

In the 1950s, NCAA Executive Director Walter Byers coined the term 'student-athlete,' which laid the groundwork for the organization to reap the windfall from its annual basketball tournament.

## Winners and boozers: Binge drinking soars at March Madness schools as male students party

Binge drinking rises during March Madness among male college students who attend schools that made it to the men's basketball tournament. Researchers take a deeper look at the reasons why.

## This March Madness, we’re using machine learning to predict upsets

Can a computer model correctly predict the results of the first round in this year's tournament? These mathematicians think so.

## What is March Madness – and the nonprofit that manages the mayhem?

Every March, millions of Americans watch the NCAA's annual college basketball tournament, while millions more fill in brackets to win their office pool.

## The math behind the perfect free throw

A basketball computer program simulates millions of trajectories in search of the ideal shot.

## Momentum isn’t magic – vindicating the hot hand with the mathematics of streaks

For 30 years, sports fans have been told to forget about streaks because the 'hot hand' is a fallacy. But a reanalysis says not so fast: Statistics show players really are in the zone sometimes.

## March Mammal Madness tournament shows the power of ‘performance science’

March Mammal Madness, a tournament of imaginary contests between pairs of mammals, makes science irreverent and fun. The event has thousands of fans and is used in hundreds of classrooms.

## How much math do you need to win your March Madness pool?

You want to pick the 'favorites,' to get accuracy points. But you also want to pick some 'underdogs,' to set yourself apart from the pack. Somewhere in the middle is an optimal solution.

## March Madness means money – it’s time to talk about who’s getting paid

The NCAA men's basketball tournament is a huge money-maker, but you wouldn't know it from the coverage on TV.