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Giant killers in Furman’s math department

How far can powerhouse UCLA advance in the upcoming NCAA basketball tournament? Are the Bruins vulnerable to an upset by a lower seed come March? They might just be according to ESPN’s Giant Killers model, which takes an in-depth statistical look at the nation’s teams. The Giant Killers’ model is aided by the research assistance of Furman math professors Liz Bouzarth, John Harris and Kevin Hutson, who get credited for their work at the end of the article by ESPN writer John Gasaway.

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