NCAA Basketball Dashboard

Update: Here is the iDashboards NCAA dashboard updated with the final four:

Fans of both business intelligence dashboards and March Madness basketball are thrilled that for the third consecutive year iDashboards is offering a free dashboard for tracking the 2012 NCAA Basketball Tournament. Basketball enthusiasts have been be able to follow their team’s journey through the tournament, gaining in-depth insight into player and statistics through the use of interactive intelligence and drilldown capabilities. The tournament dashboard can be found at http://live.idashboards.com/basketball/?guestuser=hoopsfan

Take a look at this snapshot and be sure to visit the actual dashboard to drill down on the data.

This is the mens tournament (click to enlarge or visit the actual dashboard at http://live.idashboards.com/basketball/?guestuser=hoopsfan):

And here is the women’s tornament:

Here was the press release from iDashboards:

iDashboards Tracks the 2012 NCAA Basketball Tournament

 

Troy, MI – March 15, 2012 – iDashboards, the leader in Business Intelligence (BI) dashboard software, has once again redefined the dashboard experience, taking BI beyond the office and to the masses.   For the third consecutive year, iDashboards has released an interactive dashboard designed to provide fans with the latest player and team statistics throughout the 2012 tournament.

 

Leveraging iDashboards’ patented interactive intelligence, basketball fans are able to follow each team’s journey through the tournament using a dynamic sports bracket.  iDashboards’ user-friendly interface and drilldown capability provides enthusiasts with in-depth insight into regional, team and player statistics.

 

“By continuing development on our series of sports-themed dashboards we continually push the boundaries of traditional business intelligence while showcasing the benefits of data visualization in a meaningful way,” said Shadan Malik, CEO, iDashboards. “We encourage fans of all ages to view and interact with the dashboard while tracking the progress and game statistics of their favorite teams.”

iDashboards welcomes everyone to view the dashboard at http://live.idashboards.com/basketball/?guestuser=hoopsfan. Sports enthusiasts are invited to share or host a link to the tournament dashboard on their website, blog and social media profiles.

 

 

 

NCAA Tournament Dashboard

So how is March Madness going for you Dashboard Spies? Did you predict the Sweet 16 successfully? What? Don’t tell me you didn’t apply all that analytical skill and business intelligence savvy you have to your pool picks? You can model sales forecasts in the face of the worst economy since the Great Depression, but you can’t forecast a college basketball tournament? What are you going to do when sports betting comes to Atlantic City? Well, don’t worry, at the end of this post you’ll find a quick Sweet 16 rundown courtesy of the Orlando Sentinel newspaper.

Have you seen this 2009 College Basketball Bracket Dashboard from iDashboards?

It’s an interactive dashboard that you’ll want to check out, but here’s a screenshot as a preview. Click on it to enlarge it so that you can read it more easily.

2009 NCAA Dashboard

If you drill down into the Midwest region, you’ll see some graphs and gauges:

march madness dashboard

Be sure to visit the iDashboards March Madness Dashboard.

And here is the Sweet 16 rundown I promised from the Orlando Sentinel newspaper:

NCAA tournament: 16 things to know about the Sweet 16

Many vaunted programs still alive

By Iliana Limon

Orlando Sentinel

March 26, 2009

Midwest

No. 1 Louisville (30-5)

Cardinals coach Rick Pitino has a 37-12 record in the NCAA tournament, giving him the third-highest winning percentage among active coaches behind Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski and Florida’s Billy Donovan.

No. 12 Arizona (21-13)

The Wildcats won the 1997 title by beating Pitino’s Kentucky team in Indianapolis, where they will face Pitino’s Louisville team.

No. 3 Kansas (27-7)

The defending national champions have been a two-man show this postseason. Cole Aldrich and Sherron Collins have scored 93 of the Jayhawks’ 144 points in the first two rounds.

No. 2 Michigan State (28-6)

During the last 12 years, every Spartan who has stayed in school for four seasons has appeared in the Final Four.

West

No. 1 Connecticut (29-4)

UConn is 38-12 in Sweet 16 appearances under coach Jim Calhoun but went 4-14 in 13 NCAA tournaments before Calhoun took over.

No. 5 Purdue (27-9)

In the Boilermakers’ last 10 tournament appearances, they have reached the Elite Eight twice.

No. 3 Missouri (30-6)

Tigers coach Mike Anderson was at UAB three years ago and handed Memphis its last loss in Conference USA, in which Memphis is now riding a 61-game winning streak.

No. 2 Memphis (33-3)

Seniors Antonio Anderson, Robert Dozier and Chance McGrady set an NCAA record for most career wins with 137.

East

No. 1 Pittsburgh (30-4)

The Panthers advanced to the Sweet 16 for the fifth time in the last eight seasons, but they are 20-21 all time in 21 NCAA tournament appearances.

No. 4 Xavier (27-7)

The Musketeers are one of nine teams with multiple Elite Eight appearances in the last five years (2004 and ’08), joining North Carolina, UCLA, Kansas, Memphis, Louisville, Texas, Florida and Connecticut.

No. 3 Villanova (28-7)

Seniors Dwayne Anderson, Shane Clark, Dante Cunningham and Frank Tchuisi have recorded 100 career wins, the most by any class in the program’s 89-year history.

No. 2 Duke (30-6)

Krzyzewski became the winningest coach in NCAA tournament history last week with 71 wins, passing Dean Smith’s 69.

South

No. 1 North Carolina (30-4)

The Tar Heels are tied with Kentucky for most NCAA tournament wins with 98 and have won at least 30 games for the third straight season—the first time that’s happened in school history.

No. 4 Gonzaga (28-5)

The Bulldogs appeared in their 12th consecutive West Coast Conference tournament championship this year, the second-longest streak of reaching a conference tournament final to Kentucky’s 14 in the Southeastern Conference.

No. 3 Syracuse (28-9)

The Orange has reached the Sweet 16 for the 14th time in 26 trips to the NCAA tournament under coach Jim Boeheim.

No. 2 Oklahoma (29-5)

This marks Oklahoma’s 27th postseason appearance—22 NCAAs, five NITs—in the last 28 seasons, tied for the most in the nation over that span.