Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Baylor Bears stop shooting 3s

Been meaning to do this for awhile. The Baylor Bears are mowing down opponents toward the NIT championship. A buddy was complaining to me earlier this year that the team was infatuated with the three, and wouldn't take the ball to the hole.

Bill Simmons, aka the Sports Guy, goes on a minor rant about the three pointer, talking about how it doesn't give you a change to make an assist for a higher percentage shot, or to get the defender in foul trouble. All good points.

Baylor men's team record when shooting 22 3 pointers or less: 14-5
Record when shooting 23 3 pointers or more: 9-9

If you pull out the Paul Quinns and UT-Arlingtons from their schedule, the difference is even more.

22 or less: 10-5
23+: 4-9

It wouldn't surprise me if other teams had similar records, but I'm too tired to look it up.

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