Welcome to an emergency edition of Hot Takedown, our podcast where, usually, the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. This episode, though, is different. A few FiveThirtyEighters were in Indianapolis to see Wisconsin beat Kentucky live from inside Lucas Oil stadium last night. We were so thrilled by the game that we had to gather in Jody’s hotel room to talk about it; and Nate Silver was so disappointed with John Calipari he had to get some coaching tips off his chest.
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Links to a couple things we discuss in this episode are below. We’ll be back with another Hot Takedown with our usual crew — Neil, Kate, Allison and Chad — on Tuesday.
- Benjamin Morris found the moment Kentucky came closest to an undefeated season, and the moment it all fell apart.
- Ken Pomeroy’s ratings for the final two teams.
- FiveThirtyEight’s continually updated March Madness predictions.
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