Some say picking NCAA winners is a matter of luck. Others think it's a science. Meet the men behind the science at the Lindner College of Business. They've turned picking NCAA brackets into a class that boils down to one important ingredient: math.
Lindner College of Business Professor Mike Magazine and Lindner alum Paul Bessire, MS-QA '05, have teamed up to teach Bracketology—the course. Magazine, a self-proclaimed 'math geek,' is a professor of Operations, Business Analytics and Information Systems. Bessire runs the popular predictionmachine.com, a website that uses analytics to predict sports games.
The two have been featured in the media (Washington Post, CBS Sports Network, UC Magazine, The List TV) for their advice on college hoops.
Sure they teach the ins and outs to picking a better bracket to their students. But here they put their knowledge to the test with their own NCAA picks.
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