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NCSU WOLFPACK. 2012-2013 Men’s Basketball. Home & Away Games. Home & Away Relative Frequencies. During the 2012-2013 season so far, the NC State basketball team has been much more successful at home than away. NC State has only lost one game at home this season.

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Ncsu wolfpack

NCSU WOLFPACK

2012-2013 Men’s Basketball




What does the data tell us

What does the data tell us?


Playing time scoring
Playing Time & Scoring team has been much more successful at home than away.


What does the data tell us1

  • There is a positive correlation between the amount of time an NC State player gets to play and the average number of points he scores.

  • In general, the more time a player spends in the game, the more points he scores.

  • The data indicates that CJ Leslie, Richard Howell, and TJ Warren are pretty good offensively because their plot is above the line of best fit.

  • The data also indicates that Scott Wood, Rodney Purvis, and Tyler Lewis may not be as good offensively because their plot is below the line of best fit.

What does the data tell us?


What does the data tell us2

  • The slope of the line of best fit is approximately 0.4. This means that on average, for every minute a NC State basketball player is in the game, they score 0.4 of a point. More reasonably, you could say that they score an average of 2 points for every 5 minutes they play.

  • The correlation coefficient is 0.969, which means that there is a VERY strong correlation between playing time and scoring.

  • While the correlation is strong, there is no causation. Playing time is not a cause of scoring.

What does the data tell us?


Free throw percentages
Free Throw Percentages This means that on average, for every minute a NC State basketball player is in the game, they score 0.4 of a point. More reasonably, you could say that they score an average of 2 points for every 5 minutes they play.


What does the data tell us3

  • The histogram is probably not the best representation of the free throw percentage ranges of the team, because it includes the players who have not taken any free throws this season.

  • All players who have taken free throws this season have made at least half of them.

  • There are only 2 players who make at least 80% of their free throws.

What does the data tell us?


Total points scored

Interquartile Range: 19 pts. free throw percentage ranges of the team, because it includes the players who have not taken any free throws this season.

Standard Deviation: 13.08

Mean: 78

Total Points Scored


2013 free throw percentage ranges of the team, because it includes the players who have not taken any free throws this season.

Standard Deviation

13.08

2012

Standard Deviation

9.5


What does the data tell us4

  • There has been a greater spread of scores during the 2013 season as compared to the 2012 season.

  • In general, scoring has been higher during the 2013 season with a median in the 80s compared to a median in the 70s the year before. This is also true because the upper quartile in 2013 was much closer than the upper quartile in 2012.

What does the data tell us?


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