About John Templon

Author Archive | John Templon

Too Early Projected MAAC and NEC Standings Using RPM

Using a similar methodology to how I figured out just how much Penn underperformed last season I went ahead and built predictor models for specific conferences using returning possession minutes (RPM) data.

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Final NYC Area Power Poll

The season has been over for a few weeks now, but we never managed to get a final power poll out the door. Consider this our recompense. Reaching the NCAA tournament gives the Manhattan Jaspers the top spot in the final poll. Who did the voters select beyond MC? Check it out.

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Returning Possession Minutes and Mid-Majors

Why hasn’t someone hired Steve Prohm away from Murray State yet? That’s the question I’ve come to lately.

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Wagner’s Not Done Yet: Returning Possession Minutes and the NEC

The news has come fast and furious for Wagner. With yesterday’s announcement that Mario Moody is transferring, the Seahawks are down to just four players from last season’s rotation. Bashir Mason has just 23% of his team’s possession minutes returning.

Read full story Comments { 0 }

CBI Title Shows Jimmy Patsos Has Siena Ahead of Schedule

This guest post on Siena’s CBI championship comes from Ray Curren, who went to a ton of basketball games this season for a site that doesn’t exist anymore. Weird how things work out.

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Columbia Lions – End of Season Recap

Columbia had a season for the ages in 2013-14. The Lions won 21 games, won two games in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament, and finished in the top half of the Ivy League. It was the first major step in Kyle Smith’s rebuilding of a program that hadn’t won 20 games in a season since 1969-70.

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Breaking Down The Final Four Offenses

The Final Four is set and there’s going to be a lot of talk about teams playing to “their style” during the semifinals and finals in order to take home a title in North Texas.

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Recapping Big Apple Buckets’ 2013-14 Season

There is a week left in the college basketball season, but when Columbia lost to Yale in the CIT last Wednesday night it ended New York City’s run. Still, it has been an amazing five months.

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Travel Among Elite 8 Teams

Travel plays a subtle, but important, role in the NCAA tournament. There’s a big difference in taking a bus from Madison, WI to Milwaukee than there is flying from East Lansing, MI to Spokane, WA. Before the Elite 8 tonight I took a moment to see how far those teams have already traveled and which […]

Read full story Comments { 1 }

Yale 72, Columbia 69 (CIT)

I was unable to be at Levien Gymnasium for Columbia’s season finale, but Ray Curren (The Mid-Majority’s ambitious traveling writer and Big Apple Buckets contributor) helped us out with this guest post.

Read full story Comments { 2 }