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Final Four teams win big, shoot and defend 2-pointers well

Originally Published: January 3, 2008
By Andy Glockner | ESPN.com

The beauty of college basketball is in the varied approaches, as contrasts in style and tempo make for entertaining evenings and frequent upsets that fuel the imagination.

The truth about college basketball, though, is very simple: When evaluating the quality of teams, you should ignore the white noise from those one-off vignettes and focus on two larger-scale trends:

• The best teams win by the greatest average margins (adjusted for schedule). • The ...

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