The Coaches vs. Cancer Challenge

Numbers have always done a lot for us; now we’re going to let them do something for people who really matter. And if you join us, you may never look at the NCAA Tournament the same way again.

With Mrs. BoopStats’ approval, we have decided to make a donation to the Philadelphia chapter of Coaches vs. Cancer based on the number of points the city’s teams score in the 2012 NCAA Tournament.

Our formula is a dollar for every point scored by a Philly team in an NCAA Tourney loss, plus 50 cents for every point scored by a Philly team in an NCAA win (since those points are a gateway to another game, more points, and thus, and more money).

You can come up with your own idea — a penny a point, $10 a win, $3 for every made three-pointer — or wait until the tournament is over and send them a check for any sum ... or donate online anytime at www.phillycoachesvscancer.com.

You don’t have to tell us what you are doing or for how much ... Just do it! It’ll make ripping up your tourney pool after an upsetting opening weekend just a little more bearable.

You can follow how we’re doing as the tournament moves along at www.philly.com/boopstats.

As a guideline, here are the highest-scoring NCAA Tournaments by Philly teams (we did not include any consolation games, just those contests in the main draws):


 Year    

 Teams 

 W-L   
 Win
 Points
 Loss
 Points 
 Total
 Points
 
 1971  3  6-3  500  184  684
 1988  3  6-3  458  165  623
 1955  2  5-2  417  134  551
 1997  3  4-3  319  193  512
 1978  3  3-3  256  252  508
 1985  3  7-2  390  101  491
 2009  2  4-2  324  126  450
 2001  2  4-2  304  145  449
 1986  4  3-4  192  246  438
 1979  2  4-2  293  132  425

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