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PRESENTATION FORMATS

POSSESSIONS PER GAME
2005-06 SEASONS

 

 

Possessions per game is one measure of tempo or pace of a basketball game.  During the 2005-06 season, the University of Kentucky's pace/tempo has been steadily declining as the above graph illustrates.  For this presentation, I am using the Pomeroy definition of a possession, e.g. one trip into offensive court, regardless of how many shots the team may get on a particular trip.  As this graph illustrates, the season started with about 74 possessions per game, and on average, that pace has declined about 0.8 possessions per game through the Georgia Game in mid January.  Subsequently, it appears that the pace has increased leading to the Vanderbilt game on 2/11/06 [the last game played thus far].

 

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