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Of Bangarangs & Daggers Episode 63: Paul Fanson Breaks Down Huskers’ Big Ten Conference Schedule

Paul does data break downs, and gives us an unvarnished look at the probability for wins on the Huskers in the Big Ten this season.

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In this week’s episode Kevin interviews Dr. Paul Fanson who is a contributor over at The Only Colors and a bit of a stats guru. Paul was kind enough to join Kevin and take a detailed look at the odds and probability for the Nebraska Cornhuskers this season in terms of wins and likely seeding come Big Ten Tournament time. There is actually some interesting odds at the probability of Nebrasketball winning “whole damn thing” and getting an auto-bid, but you’ll have to listen to find out if you feel lucky enough on those betting odds.

Paul does a great job explaining how he uses KenPom data to run simulations on the season schedule and determine most likely outcomes. We discuss in depth Nebraska’s stretches on the Big Ten schedule, which games are likely upsets or wins by the Huskers, and where the Nebraska schedule falls in terms of difficulty compared to the other Big Ten schools.

Also discussed briefly is who is most likely to win the Big Ten, who got dealt the toughest schedules and who was gift-wrapped the easiest, and a few jokes at Juwan Howard’s expense. Be sure to listen to this week’s episode for the unbiased look at the numbers Husker hoops face!

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How many wins will Nebraska get in the Big Ten this season?

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  • 28%
    2 or 3
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  • 14%
    4
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  • 14%
    5
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    6
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  • 28%
    7 to 9
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