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Parity in the NBA

Going into this NBA season, there has been a lot of talk about how much more evenly matched the league has become. With the departure of Kevin Durant from the Warriors, the leaps and bounds made by the Clippers over…

Usage Rates

What is the relationship among usage rating, minutes per game, and  games played per season for the twenty most highly rated usage NBA players over the last five seasons?  Our hypothesis was that higher usage rating will lead to higher…

Risers and Fallers in March Madness

After an exciting weekend, we are officially down to four teams left in the NCAA Tournament. Virginia, Michigan State, Texas Tech, and Auburn all took down challenging opponents in close games in the Elite Eight, securing their spots in the…

Cats Stats Visualizes the Sweet 16

This year, the NCAA Tournament has nearly been all chalk. If you picked all the favorites when filling out a bracket this year, you’re probably doing pretty well. Unbelievably, all 1,2, and 3 seeds survived the first weekend of the…

Wofford: An Underdog Story?

Wofford is a team that has experts around the country talking. There’s good reason for the chatter: The Terriers, the Southern Conference regular season and tournament champions, finished the season 29-4 at number 19 in the AP poll and number…

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