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  1. Kentucky's 'luck,' not play, has changed

    Alok Pattani, ESPN Stats & Info

    Coming off yet another "clutch" win in the NCAA Tournament, Kentucky is headed to what seems like an improbable Final Four berth as an 8 seed. Just two weeks ago, John Calipari's group of talented youngsters was not ranked among the Top 25 teams in ...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  2. Filling a bracket, with BPI's insight

    Alok Pattani, ESPN Stats & Info

    Ralph Freso/Getty ImagesBehind Nick Johnson, Arizona is No. 1 in BPI and the most likely team to win the NCAA championship. While ESPN's Basketball Power Index wasn't designed to be purely predictive, there has been interest in using BPI to help with...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  3. NCAA, BPI correspond, to a point

    Alok Pattani, ESPN Stats & Info

    Kevin C. Cox/Getty ImagesDakari Johnson and Kentucky received a worse seed than BPI would have given themComparing the top of the NCAA men's basketball championship field to ESPN's Basketball Power Index shows a lot of similarity in how the selection...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  4. Teams working late to win on Labor Day

    Alok Pattani, ESPN Stats & Info

    For the past few years, college football's opening weekend has had a great Labor Day game on ESPN. (On Monday, the Pittsburgh Panthers host the No. 11 Florida State Seminoles at 8 ET on ESPN.) Each of the past five Labor Day games on ESPN, the decidi...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  5. 'Bama wins on strength of D, special teams

    Alok Pattani, ESPN Stats & Info

    Paul Abell/USA TODAY SportsChristion Jones scored three touchdowns in Alabama's win against Virginia Tech on Saturday.Below are some storylines from Week 1 of the college football season using ESPN's new set of analytical storytelling metrics for col...

    Blog | September 01, 2013
  6. BPI Projections for NCAA Tournament

    Alok Pattani, ESPN Stats & Info

    If you look at ESPN's Basketball Power Index rankings and pick the higher-ranked team to win each game, you'll end up with a chalky bracket -- other than third-seeded Florida making it to the title game. A more nuanced way to look at things is to ...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  7. LeBron on a run, but still behind Durant

    Alok Pattani, ESPN Stats & Info

    ESPN Stats & InformationEven with his torrid play of late, LeBron James still ranks behind Kevin Durant in Win Shares this season.LeBron James has garnered a lot of praise for his six-game streak of scoring and shooting percentage. However, if you l...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  8. Minimal precedent for Alabama win vs LSU

    Alok Pattani, ESPN Stats & Info

    History shows that the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide, who are coming off a home win against a Top-20 opponent Mississippi State, have a tough test Saturday against another highly-ranked opponent in the fifth-ranked LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium. The AP...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  9. Adjusting for eras, Brees far from Unitas

    Alok Pattani, ESPN Stats & Info

    AP Photo/NFL PhotosJohnny Unitas and Drew Brees are tied for the NFL record with touchdown passes in 47 straight games.Drew Brees is currently tied with Johnny Unitas for the longest streak of games with at least one touchdown pass in NFL history. ...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  10. Hack-A-Splitter not best approach for OKC

    Alok Pattani, ESPN Stats & Info

    Late in the third quarter of Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, the Oklahoma City Thunder engaged in a controversial strategy of "Hack-A-Splitter," intentionally fouling San Antonio Spurs forward Tiago Splitter on five straight possessions. ...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  11. Bobcats are not at odds with NBA lottery

    Alok Pattani, ESPN Stats & Info

    With the 2012 NBA Draft Lottery on Wednesday (8 ET on ESPN), each non-playoff team's fans are hoping that the ping-pong balls come out in their favor, giving them the No. 1 overall pick and a chance to select likely top choice, Anthony Davis. Give...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  12. Dirk sets true shooting percentage record

    Alok Pattani, ESPN Stats & Info

    Jerome Miron/US Presswire You could argue that Nowitzki's Game 1 was the greatest shooting performance in playoff history. Dirk Nowitzki's 48-point game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals stood out not only...

    Blog | May 18, 2011
  13. Mavs, Crawford have unique past

    Alok Pattani, ESPN Stats & Info

    Dan Crawford is scheduled to be a referee in tonight's Game 2 between the Dallas Mavericks and Portland Trail Blazers. Crawford has a recent history with the Mavericks in the postseason. • Dallas is 2-16 in playoff games refereed by Cr...

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  14. Rating the conferences: From 1 to 32

    Alok Pattani, ESPN Stats & Info

    Here are this week's ESPN Stats & Information conference ratings. For a recap of how we rank the conferences, check here and here. A week after taking over the lead from the Big East in the computer rankings, but falling short of the top rank...

    Blog | January 24, 2011
  15. Strasburg's road to recovery

    Alok Pattani, ESPN Stats & Info

    Stephen Strasburg's rookie season came to end on Aug. 21. Now that he will likely need Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, the 2011 season is in doubt for the 2009 No. 1 overall pick of the Washington Nationals. Tommy John surgery used to mean ...

    Blog | August 28, 2010