On Sunday, Nate Silver’s statistical analytical website FiveThirtyEight, a byproduct of ESPN, reported that the Texas men’s basketball team’s probability of winning the national title was less than 1 percent.
That seemed a little fair considering the sixth-seeded Longhorns’ often times up-and-down 20-12 season.
But the Texas women’s chances have to be way better than the men’s after finishing 28-4 this year, right?
FiveThirtyEight reports that the women’s team has the same odds, less than 1 percent, to win the title. The men’s team actually has a better chance to reach the Final Four than the women.
Why? Well, the women may be a No. 2-seed, but they’re in the University of Connecticut’s bracket. Yep, the 32-0 Huskies are at the top of the “Bridgeport” region, giving Texas just a 2 percent chance to win that possible matchup, reports FiveThirtyEight.
UConn has a 70 percent chance to win the tournament compared the men’s side where Kansas’ 19 percent is tops. Unlike the men, there are no other teams with a 10 percent or better chance to win the title.
And Texas shouldn’t feel too bad about this mathematical prediction. Of all the No. 2 seeds, only Maryland’s odds are better than 1 percent. The Terps have a 3 percent chance to win it all.
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