One in a Million?

As reported by friend of Phog Blog Yoni Cohen of College Basketball Blog, the probability Wake Forest going 32 for 32 from the freethrow line as a 65% free throw shooting team, is 0.000103%. This is a great number for people like me, who for some reason get excited by such esoterica, but may not be that exciting to others. What is more interesting is what that number represents, in more human terms - statistically Wake's accomplishment was one in a million!

Here's the math if you are studying for your SAT's:

.65^32 = 1.03092581 × 10-06

or .000103%

or, as the soundbyte educated poet in me might say, one in a million (actually...one in 989,192.273, but who is counting?)

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