Title

What wins basketball games?

Presenter Information

Christina Ordonez
Jamie Bowe

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC 202

Start Date

16-5-2013

End Date

16-5-2013

Abstract

Most people say that free throws win basketball games. Others say that rebounds or three-point field goals win games. How do we know what has the biggest effect on winning or losing a game? By using the statistics program SPSS, and the data we have collected from several NCAA Division I men’s basketball games, we run tests to determine which factors have the biggest effect on winning or losing a game. By simply looking at the statistics, can we determine which team will win? We will look at the Gonzaga Bulldogs and their toughest opponents to help us determine which factor is the most influential in winning a basketball game.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dominic Klyve

Additional Mentoring Department

Mathematics

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What wins basketball games?

SURC 202

Most people say that free throws win basketball games. Others say that rebounds or three-point field goals win games. How do we know what has the biggest effect on winning or losing a game? By using the statistics program SPSS, and the data we have collected from several NCAA Division I men’s basketball games, we run tests to determine which factors have the biggest effect on winning or losing a game. By simply looking at the statistics, can we determine which team will win? We will look at the Gonzaga Bulldogs and their toughest opponents to help us determine which factor is the most influential in winning a basketball game.