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    curious
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    Points per possession...how to calculate?

    I would like to rate teams by points per possession. I'm having difficulty calculating number of possessions from the game stats that are usually available.

    I started with shots attempted, that is obvious, then added turnovers committed. I'm not sure what to do about free throws.

    I don't think that shots attempted + turnovers = total possessions, but I'm not sure what is missing.

    Any ideas?

    Curious

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    pavyracer
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    Quote Originally Posted by curious View Post
    I would like to rate teams by points per possession. I'm having difficulty calculating number of possessions from the game stats that are usually available.

    I started with shots attempted, that is obvious, then added turnovers committed. I'm not sure what to do about free throws.

    I don't think that shots attempted + turnovers = total possessions, but I'm not sure what is missing.

    Any ideas?

    Curious
    Try www.kenpom.com

    This is a typical stat sheet you get for Kansas:

    Note: Team stats include games against Division I competition only


    Team stats through games of Wednesday, January 16

    Record vs. D-1: 16-0
    Luck: +0.022 National Rank=115 (+0.3 wins)

    Raw Tempo: 69.3 poss/40 min National Rank=128
    Adj Tempo: 70.0 poss/40 min National Rank=99

    Offense Defense
    Raw Efficiency : 120.0 ( 1) 83.4 ( 3)
    Adj Efficiency : 122.0 ( 3) 79.6 ( 2)

    Effective FG% : 58.4 ( 2) 44.6 ( 31)
    Turnover Pct. : 18.2 ( 25) 26.7 ( 8)
    Off. Rebound% : 37.5 ( 52) 29.6 ( 48)
    Free Throw Rate: 22.5 (232) 27.3 ( 37)

    3-Point FG% : 38.7 ( 49) 35.4 (197)
    2-Point FG% : 58.5 ( 3) 39.5 ( 7)
    Free Throw Pct.: 67.0 (216) 63.6 ( 24)
    Block Pct. : 4.6 ( 2) 19.0 ( 3)
    Steal Pct. : 9.1 ( 98) 16.0 ( 1)

    3PA/FGA : 31.6 (228) 37.5 (259)
    A/FGM : 63.2 ( 33) 54.8 (152)

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