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Increased scoring & pace with new rules

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Buffnik, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    With each of the 351 Division I teams having now played a handful of conference games, the statistical trends thus far are holding up to the standards set in the non-conference season. Compared to this point of the 2014-15 season, scoring is up 5.42 points per game, from 67.64 to 73.06. In conference games only, teams are averaging 72.3 points per game, up 5.26 points per game from the same point of the conference season last year. For the full season, possessions are up 3.95 per team per game but in conference games only, that number jumps to 4.15. Additionally, 74 percent of the scoring for the entire season can be attributed to an increase in the pace of play, while 26 percent of the scoring can be attributed to increased offensive efficiency. Fouls per team per game are only up 1.0 from the 2014-15 season, essentially even on a fouls per possession basis. However, fouls called in the month of January have increased by nearly a half-foul compared to December, which may be considered a positive sign that officials are staying committed to the officiating directives with the start of conference play.

    http://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball...etball-committee-discusses-statistical-trends
     
  2. SECOBuffsFan

    SECOBuffsFan Active Member

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    For the most part....it has been better basketball this season.....been some really good games played at a fast pace

    I mean look at how CU is playing this year....averaging nearly 80 points a game
     
  3. buffgal

    buffgal Club Member Club Member

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    I am liking that even close games are pretty much finishing in 2 hours. I also like higher scoring.
     
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  4. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    The two hour thing is huge.
     
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  5. ShockerHoops

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    But how much have FTA increased? Is it in line with the increased points and increased possessions or is it a higher increase? If possessions and points are increased at the expense of fluidity of play, I think it's not a good change.

    I'm actually going to go research this right now. Be back in a bit.
     
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  6. OUBuff

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    I see the statistics above and it seems contrary to my perception.. I am much like Shocker, I get the sense that play is much more choppy because of the number of ticky-tax touch fouls that are being called. Actually surprised that the games aren't lasting longer. Of course the OP doesn't speak of the reduction to time outs. THIS is a great change.
     
  7. ShockerHoops

    ShockerHoops Well-Known Member

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    I'm back.

    Ok, so I'm not sure how scientific this is on cut off periods. NCAA's website is difficult to say the least to do comparison years. However, I figured out how to change the automated pdf generation url's to get last year's reports, and I'm trying to match up weeks.

    Long story short, I'm pulling figures for 2016 through 1/18/2016 and for 2015 season I'm pulling numbers through 1/22/2015. Could be some issues with cutoff date and if I'm picking up a week or two short.

    However, the numbers are crazy close comparing the two years.

    FTA through 1/18/2016: 133,337
    FTA through 1/22/2015: 133,392
     
  8. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Weird. And that's on MORE possessions.
     

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