The guys are joined by a very special and recurring guest, Evan Miyakawa of evanmiya.com (interview starts at 56:05). Evan joins to talk about his site, the rise in popularity, and how it all began. They discuss the new “kill shot” metric and its genesis, Evan’s player ratings and what they all mean, and the ever-important distinction that his team rating metrics do not equal his personal ratings. He adds in some teams he thinks the system over and underrates. Evan is also kind enough to say some nice things about B-Fox’s Hoosiers and the guys close the discussion talking about what’s to come from Evan and his website.
Before the interview, the guys talk about the winners and losers from the previous week in College Basketball. Florida picked up an enormous win over Auburn at home to give their at-large hopes a jolt, Arkansas has played some great basketball over the past few weeks and it continued with wins over Missouri and Tennessee. Texas Tech has been one of the most impressive teams this year and last week they knocked off Baylor and Texas. Saint Mary’s after a minor stumble are back in the swing of things with wins over BYU and San Francisco, UConn took down NCAA Tournament teams Seton Hall and Xavier, Villanova knocked off Providence at The Dunk, Iowa grabbed their first Quad 1 win of the year, and North Texas beat UAB to continue their great season.
Transitioning from winners to losers the guys gave their quick recap and thoughts on the Wisconsin-Michigan scuffle after the Badgers’ win.
On the loser’s side, Loyola continues to struggle in the Missouri Valley just about killing their at-large chances, Michigan State drops games to Penn State and Illinois, and Indiana is in the midst of their February swoon. Wyoming lost a head-scratcher to New Mexico. Xavier continues to struggle, losing to St. John’s and UConn. Butler blew a 19-point lead at home against short-handed Providence. North Carolina lost to Pitt, that’s all that really needs to be said. Oregon was swept on the season by Arizona State and closed the series with a 24 point loss. Oklahoma has lost 11 of its last 14 including two last week to Iowa State and Texas. Lastly, Colorado State was swept on the season by UNLV losing both games by double digits.