Even with math, March Madness was a ‘wild ride’

Professor Tim Chartier works at the college library with students (from left) Miles Abbett '14, Sarah Klett '15, Jordan Wright '14, (on floor) Annie Tang '15, Seth Kindig '14. (Bill Giduz/Davidson College)

Professor Tim Chartier works at the college library with students (from left) Miles Abbett ’14, Sarah Klett ’15, Jordan Wright ’14, (on floor) Annie Tang ’15, Seth Kindig ’14. (Bill Giduz/Davidson College)

Connecticut is basking in the glow of its NCAA basketball championship last week, while the rest of us are mostly licking our wounds from some bad March Madness bracket picks. Before the tournament, we talked to Davidson College math professor Tim Chartier about his annual March Mathness math-driven bracket challenge. How did he and students fare? Here’s his epilogue:

By TIM CHARTIER

We’ve definitely had a wild ride this March. Most brackets struggled, unless you were already a UConn fan, and such is the nature of modeling the real world. Whether using math, college allegiance, or even favorite color, one is making modeling decisions regarding the strength of teams in predicted games. Continue Reading

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Wildcats are Big South lax players of the week

Rueger (left) and Sissman

Rueger (left) and Sissman

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After leading Davidson to a perfect week, the duo of Emma Sissman and Katherine Rueger were honored by the Big South with the Choice Hotels Offensive Player of the Week and the Crons Brand Freshman of the Week in women’s lacrosse for games played from April 7-13.

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Brooks invited to Virginia tourney for top seniors

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De’Mon Brooks drove during the Southern Conference tournament last month in Asheville. (Tyler Buckwell/DavidsonNews.net)

Davidson College basketball senior De’Mon Brooks will have at least one more game as a Wildcat. he’s been invited to the 62nd Annual Portsmouth Invitational Tournament this week in Portsmouth, VA.  Continue Reading

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Scoreboard: Hough soccer 9, AL Brown 0

Anna Roach scored three goals and Courtney Carroll added two to lead Hough over AL Brown 9-0 Wednesday night in a MECKA 3A girls’ soccer game. Continue Reading

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Jim Fox leaving Cats to become head coach at Appalachian

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Jim Fox

Davidson College associate head basketball coach Jim Fox has landed the head coaching job at the Wildcats’ longtime Southern Conference rival Appalachian State, the school announced Tuesday. Fox, 40, has been at Davidson since 2001 and has been head coach Bob McKillop’s top assistant since 2012. Continue Reading

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Hough stays unbeaten with 9-0 win over N. Meck

Courtney Carroll, Nicole Duncan and Anna Roach had two goals apiece as W.A. Hough High School’s girls’ soccer team beat North Meck 9-0 on Tuesday. The win kept the Huskies unbeaten for the season. Continue Reading

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