Davidson College’s Math Department Is Helping The Basketball Team

Davidson_wildcats_logoWith the recent growth in Sports Analytics, it was only a matter of time before stories like this started to emerge; the mathematics department of Davidson College is doing data analytics for the basketball team and making recommendations, particularly in the area of heat maps, lineup efficiencies, and player tendencies.

from FiveThirtyEight:  Davidson Basketball’s Sixth Man; The Math Department

BADGING:  Read the article.  Write three short paragraphs explaining the three areas where the Math Department is helping the basketball team.

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