Whys Guys: Physics & The Final Four

The Morning Show

CHAMPAIGN–

U of I Physics Professor Nadya Mason joins us to talk about the physics of The Final Four.

-Players “hang” because they are slowest at top of jump, so spend most time there

-Moving players have to shoot up, because ball still moves at their velocity

-Backspin slows balls down when they bounce off rim, so bounce into the basket

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