Determinants of Points Per Game in the Horizon League
Arts and Sciences
Basketball is one of the world’s most popular sports. It is a very complex sport and a lot goes into finding good players that are great at making shots. As the head student manager for the Valparaiso University basketball team, I want to evaluate what determines points per game so that I would have valuable information to add for the benefit of the team.
To do this effectively, I will use a data set that included all of the statistics from the 2014/2015 college basketball season in the Horizon League. After looking at all of the data included, I prepared an initial model and, with a few adjustments, found the best fit to the data. This paper will show why defense wins championships according to the data. Specifically, I found that steals and defensive rebounds determine more points per game.
Schoon, Jacob R. Mr., "Determinants of Points Per Game in the Horizon League" (2016). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 550.