Thursday, August 26, 2010

Interesting Basketball Analysis

Apropos of nothing, I noticed an interesting study on line today. Here's the situation. You are up 3, and the other team has the ball in the closing seconds. Do you foul before they can try a three-pointer? (This happened to BG this season and we did foul. Coach Orr said it was the first time he had ever done that.

According to a study at Harvard, fouling does not help your chances. You have pretty much the same chance of winning either way. (You win the game nine times in ten, give or take).

Anyway, I found it interesting. Take a look.

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