Brown Athletics Obscure Stat of the Day

The men’s basketball team’s greatest scorers may be confined to the sideline, as Brown boasts the fourth-highest scoring coaching staff in the country.  A recent survey ranked the top 2011-12 coaching staffs by their scoring as Division 1 players, and the University of Tennessee led all programs with 5,381 points. Auburn is a distant second with 4,373 points, and Valparaiso rounds out the top three with 4,146.

Brown ranks fourth with 3,915 points.  The Bears’ staff, under the tutelage of Head Coach Jesse Agel (pictured above), features former Vermont standout T.J. Sorrentine, who led the Catamounts to an opening round upset victory over Syracuse in the 2005 NCAA Tournament. Agel and Sorrentine are joined this season by newcomers Ryan Schneider, who scored over 1,000 points at Marist, and Kenyon Spears, a 2001 graduate of Lamar.

Not often does Brown comes out ahead of Kansas or Duke when it comes to basketball, but the Jayhawks rank fifth with 3,834 points and the Blue Devils follow with 3,805.

Author Andrew Clark breaks down March Madness


The NCAA men’s basketball tournament is only a month away. And while it doesn’t look like Bruno will be dancing come March, it can’t hurt to get some expert info so you can finally win that pesky bracket contest.

So this Friday at 7pm, make a right at Tealuxe, walk down to Books on the Square, and meet Andrew Clark, author of “Bracketeering: The Layman’s Guide to Picking the Madness in March.” Clark, a law student at Suffolk University,  has developed a system that has helped him pick four out of the last six tournament champions.

Clark sat down with the Herald for an interview to dole out some of his secrets. Find out more about his statistical techniques, plus his sleeper for the upcoming tournament, after the jump.

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