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Let’s Talk About Correlation

Let’s talk about correlation.  For most teams, the season is over or just about to wrap up.  With a season’s worth of data available, you can really start to see what stats most correlate to scoring margin. What is correlation? When two numbers are positively correlated, that means as one goes up, so does the …

The True Value of a Rebound

Last week we tweeted out that we were working on a new stat.  I thought I would expand upon that here.  It could turn into a stat but it’s at the very least a study on what you can measure about a single rebound. My first thought was how it affects your field goal percentage.  …

A ‘Genius’ NCAA Partnership

Last week, the NCAA signed a 10-year data and technology deal with Genius Sports. The agreement was announced on the same day the Supreme Court moved to legalize betting on sports. The goal will be to centralize and then MONETIZE the NCAA data. Who is Genius Sports? Genius Sports is a London-based company that works …

NCAA D3 Men’s Tournament Preview

Toughest Region: That upper right bracket features our #1 team Whitman along with two others in the top 8.  We have Whitman emerging from it with the toughest match-up likely being a Sweet 16 game against St. John’s(MN).  On the bottom half of that bracket, we’ve got some upset potential if Wash U. faces either Maryville …

What is the StatGeek Index?

We get lots of questions from coaches and since we launched StatGeekAnalytics, one of the common ones has been: what’s the StatGeek Index? The answer is it’s the result of a long-term study of NCAA stats at each level of basketball.  About seven years of data to be exact.  We got to that number because …

The Four Factors

You may or may not have heard of the Four Factors.  They are Effective Field Goal Percentage, Rebounding Percentage, Turnover Percentage and Free Throw Rate. The idea came from basketball analytics genius, Dean Oliver, you can buy his book here (unpaid endorsement – buy maybe save it for the offseason). Effective Field Goal Percentage gives …

Introducing StatGeek Analytics!

We’re proud to announce the launch of a new website, StatGeekAnalytics.com.  As of today, it has current season basic and advanced stats on every NCAA basketball team, both men and women.  Soon, we’ll be adding NAIA teams as well as historic data on everyone. There’s lots of data out there but it is primarily focused …