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Assists and Wins

I am in the middle of a senior project and I am lucky enough to be able to use basketball stats as part of my analysis. I have been looking into how regression models work and some of the data I...

The Subtle Value Of Great Point Guards: Why Potential Assists Matter

For all the emphasis on scoring points, being able to perform that function of a ball handler well has value that is easily overlooked. So just how valuable are point guards?

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Tina Charles and the Case of the Missing Triple Double

The tally for Charles at the Mohegan Sun Arena was 16 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a remarkable effort against the Eastern Conference's top team. Charles's moment of glory lasted a grand total of five days.

A Great Idea for Adjusting Assists to League-Average Shooting

Cam Charron over at Nucks Misconduct takes on some goldbricking assistmen. In all seriousness, it's a really intriguing study, a great idea.

Simplify scoring: drop the pointless secondary assist

While I don't exactly agree with the title that the secondary assist should be dropped, this article is definitely worth spending a few minutes to read.

Virginia Volleyball Riding Momentum

It was a rocky start to the Virginia Cavaliers' volleyball season, which kicked off conference play by going 0-4. However, things are starting to look up for up and coming team, after the Hoos...

The troublesome assist: How significant is Bird's league-leading assist average?

Seattle Storm point guard Sue Bird is leading the WNBA in assists, but that number alone is not what makes her the best point guard in the WNBA this season.

Why Gonzaga vs. Texas A&M is Must-See TV: The Intangible Leadership of Smith & Vandersloot

When looking ahead to tonight's NCAA women's basketball tournament second round game in Seattle between Gonzaga University and Texas A&M university, it's interesting to think about the extent to which the statistical MVPs of the season become even more valuable when taking account for the intangibles they bring to the court that aren't counted.

It Takes Two

Sonny and Cher. Hulk Hogan and Mr. T. Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul. History is abundant with ground-breaking partners that together wrought far greater achievements than either could have dreamed...

"We Don't Need No Stinkin' Assists..."

After having recently looked at the NHL's leading assist makers, in an attempt to weed out those players loading up on 2nd Assists, I thought I'd take a look at the opposite end of the scoring...

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