tracked four teams that did a Harlem Shake-- George Washington, Nebraska, Kansas and Louisville-- to see how it impacted the squads. Barring a miracle on the latter two of those teams will be heading to the dance. Here are the final numbers:
George Washington Pre-Shake: 11-11
George Washington Post-Shake: 2-5
Nebraska Pre-Shake: 12-12
Nebraska Post-Shake: 2-3
Kansas Pre-Shake: 20-4
Kansas Post-Shake: 6-1
Louisville Pre-Shake: 20-5
Louisville Post-Shake: 6-0
Adding that up, the record for the Total Harlem Shake Effect is 16-9. I think the true moral of the story there is that if you are a good team, then the Harlem Shake can be beneficial. If you suck, then your going to suck a little bit more if you do a national phenomena dance. Regardless of the stats, I think its safe to say that this craze will be forgotten a year from now and is nowhere near the greatest college basketball dance of all time. That title belongs to one man, and one man only. Take me home.
PS. One love to the fat kid in the grey sweatshirt trying to fight Buzz.