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  1. Florida Gulf Coast's Sherwood Brown part of the 2013 All-Giant Ki...

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating provides his list of the All-Giant Killers team. Florida Gulf Coast's Sherwood Brown is among the recipients, having been an integral member of the Eagles' Sweet 16 team.

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2013
  2. 2013 NCAA tournament - Wichita State is one of best Cinderella Fi...

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating breaks down how Wichita State has amped up its Giant-Killing qualities during its NCAA tournament run, and writes that the Shockers may be the best underdog to make the Final Four since the 1985 Villanova team that won the national title.

    Blog | Conversation | April 02, 2013
  3. 2013 NCAA tournament - Why Georgetown is worst Giant ever - Colle...

    Peter Keating

    Following Florida Gulf Coast's upset win over Georgetown, Peter Keating explains why the Hoyas are the worst Giant of all time, and looks at FGCU's upset odds against San Diego State in the Round of 32.

    Blog | Conversation | March 22, 2013
  4. Are the VCU Rams the best Giant Killer ever? - College Basketball...

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating writes that this season's VCU team could have the highest Giant-Killing potential in recent history, but they are good enough that they might be favored in their early tourney matchups. Plus, a look at the Atlantic 10 tournament.

    Blog | Conversation | March 14, 2013
  5. UCLA, Miami, Duke among top teams vulnerable to tournament upsets...

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating takes a look at the top teams that could run into early trouble in the NCAA tournament. The UCLA Bruins are at the top of the list.

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2013
  6. Why the odds of a No. 16 seed upsetting a No. 1 are higher than u...

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating explains why the chances of a No. 16 seed upsetting a No. 1 seed are greater than usual this season -- by a considerable margin. Plus, a look at potential No. 16 seeds that could pull an upset and potential No. 1s that should watch out.

    Blog | Conversation | March 08, 2013
  7. Which teams from one-bid leagues would have the best chance of pu...

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating takes a look at which teams from each of the likely one-bid conferences would have the best chance at pulling off upsets in the NCAA tournament.

    Blog | Conversation | March 07, 2013
  8. Explaining the new Giant Killers formula - College Basketball

    Peter Keating

    In preparation for March Madness, Peter Keating Peter breaks down the changes to this season's Giant Killers prediction formula, and outlines the keys to tourney upsets.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2013
  9. BPI is a more accurate college basketball ranking system than AP ...

    Peter Keating

    College basketball voters are tragically underrating unfamiliar teams. In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating explains why it's time for a wake-up call.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2013
  10. New stats quantify team chemistry for San Antonio Spurs, other NB...

    Peter Keating

    Why are some NBA teams greater than the sum of their parts? In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating looks at team chemistry, one of the league's great mysteries.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2012
  11. NBA - NBA should move to universal draft - ESPN The Magazine

    Peter Keating

    To fix the scourge of the one-and-done rule, basketball should borrow a page from the NHL and let freedom reign, writes Peter Keating in ESPN The Magazine.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2012
  12. Jim Larranaga is rebuilding the Miami Hurricanes from the stat sh...

    Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine's Analytics Issue, Peter Keating writes that Miami coach Jim Larranaga is rebuilding the Hurricanes by embracing advanced metrics that most college basketball coaches have long ignored.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2012
  13. NBA - The utility of the plus/minus statistic - ESPN The Magazine...

    Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating investigates the efficacy of the plus/minus statistic and its utility in the NBA.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2012
  14. ESPN The Magazine - Next Level - A new stat for goaltenders

    Peter Keating

    Michael Schuckers' new stat helps show how valuable goalies are apart from the defenses in front of them.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2011
  15. Forget LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, lineup combinations tell who...

    Peter Keating

    The world (and ABC) may be ready for a Cavs-Lakers NBA Finals, but Kobe Bryant versus LeBron James may have to wait. The numbers say we should watch out for Orlando, Boston and even the winner of the Phoenix-San Antonio series. Cleveland has the be...

    Blog | Conversation | May 06, 2010
  16. Peter Keating: Great news for Utah Jazz, Orlando Magic and Toront...

    Peter Keating

    Which NBA team has the best odds of winning it all? Peter Keating's next-level statistics and analytics blog looks at two projection models for the answer.

    Blog | Conversation | March 18, 2010