emunney wrote:If you're suggesting there's a negative correlation between pace and wins, you're the one who's going to have to show your work on that.
Well, there's a bit of a caveat here.
Duke, Kentucky (paying players or at the very least if you don't want to believe it, prestige advantage), UNC (prestige/maybe?), Kansas, etc. are in a whole different league. Those teams play somewhat fast to fast. Wisconsin would be stupid to try to join that group in talent acquisition because it would likely be a giant failure. I'm not even speaking to the people that want slightly better recruiting rankings...maybe that could happen but I'm saying they will not ever succeed in loading up on guys like Duke does.
For the other 50 or so major teams, yes, I would suggest that there's mostly a negative correlation to pace and winning. I'll see if I have any data on that but I mean, Virginia, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Villanova are 4 of the most successful teams in the past decade and other than when Villanova was head-and-shoulders more talented than everyone (not with a bunch of top 10 recruits) they all played slow as hell.