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Real March Madness Is Relying on Seedings to Determine Final Four


March 8, 2011

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An operations research analysis model developed by Sheldon H. Jacobson, a professor of computer science and the director of the simulation and optimization laboratory at the University of Illinois, suggests those tracking March Madness basketball games are better off picking a combination of two top-seeded teams, a No. 2 seed and a No. 3 seed. Full Story

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