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Factors that differentiate winning and losing in menís university basketball


Raval, KMR and Pagaduan, JC, Factors that differentiate winning and losing in men's university basketball, Montenegrin Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 10, (2) pp. 13-17. ISSN 1800-8755 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.26773/mjssm.210902


The objective of this study is to analyse the game-related statistics that differentiate winning and losing teams, according to the finale game scores in a menís university basketball league. Samples were gathered from the archival data of the 2019Ė2020 regular season of the league. Sixteen game-related statistics were analysed: two- and three-point field-goals (both successful and unsuccessful), free-throws (both successful and unsuccessful), defensive and offensive rebounds, assists, steals, turnover, blocks, second-chance points, fast break points, fouls committed and received. The data were clustered into different game types based on the final outcome point differences: all games, balanced games (11 points and below) and unbalanced games (12 points and above). Discriminant function analysis was conducted to identify the performance indicators that classify winning and losing games. The results revealed that winning and losing in balanced games were discriminated by successful two-point field goals, unsuccessful two-point field goals, unsuccessful three-point field goals, successful free-throws, assists, steals, blocks, second-chance points, fast-break points, fouls committed, and fouls received. For unbalanced games, winning and losing were distinguished by successful two-point field goals, successful three-point field goals, successful free-throws, unsuccessful free-throws, defensive rebounds, blocks, fast-break points, and fouls received. In conclusion, offensive and defensive indices are critical to winning and losing in university-level basketball.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:sports performance, game-related statistics, notational analysis, males
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Sports science and exercise
Research Field:Sports science and exercise not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Sport, exercise and recreation
Objective Field:Organised sports
UTAS Author:Pagaduan, JC (Mr Jeffrey Pagaduan)
ID Code:146620
Year Published:2021
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2021-09-17
Last Modified:2021-10-28
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