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Domes = Poor Shooting?

Posted on: April 5, 2011 2:05 am
Edited on: April 5, 2011 2:05 am
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Posted by Jeff Borzello

HOUSTON – The players won’t admit it, but there might be something to the theory that teams shoot worse when playing in football-style domes.

Monday night was an example of that, with Butler shooting just 18.8 percent and Connecticut knocking down 34.5 percent of its shots. On the season, Butler shot 43.3 percent from the field, while UConn shot 43.4 percent.

Since 2003, only four national championship game participants have shot better in the title game than they did on the season. Of course, all nine games were played in football stadiums.

2010:

Duke – Game: 44.2%  Season: 44.1%

Butler – Game: 34.5%  Season: 44.2%

2009:

Michigan State – Game: 40.0%  Season: 45.1%

North Carolina – Game: 45.2%  Season: 48.0%

2008:

Kansas – Game: 52.7%  Season: 50.8%

Memphis – Game: 40.3%  Season: 46.6%

2007:

Ohio State – Game: 46.9%  Season: 47.2%

Florida – Game: 49.1%  Season: 52.6%

2006:

Florida – Game: 44.8%  Season: 50.0%

UCLA – Game: 36.1%  Season: 47.3%

2005:

North Carolina – Game: 51.9%  Season: 49.9%

Illinois – Game: 38.6%  Season: 48.4%

2004:

Georgia Tech – Game: 38.0%  Season: 46.5%

Connecticut – Game: 42.6%  Season: 48.0%

2003:

Syracuse – Game: 47.6%  Season: 47.5%

Kansas – Game: 43.7%  Season: 49.4%

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Category: NCAAB
Comments

Since: Apr 6, 2007
Posted on: April 6, 2011 1:45 pm
 

Domes = Poor Shooting?

Way too little data to actually make any real conclusions.  Why not throw in other football type arenas in the NCAA and not just the final game.  How bout the Semifinals.  How about the regionals?  Last year we had 2 football arenas for regionals (Syracuse & Houston).  This year we had San Antonio again.



Since: Mar 6, 2011
Posted on: April 6, 2011 11:29 am
 

Domes = Poor Shooting?

Wouldn't this theory only have some validity if you actually compared the %'s of the last 9 non-dome championship games?



Since: Feb 20, 2008
Posted on: April 5, 2011 9:50 pm
 

Domes = Poor Shooting?

Pre-Game PredictionsClark Kellog: Inside the paint belongs to Butler??????
Do people just guess work in College broadcasting? UConn ended up 11th in the nation in rebounds and UConn inside game got ZERO respect!
All Big East Haters (Looking at you Charles Barkley) Big East Has Won 3 of the last 7 and ACC 2.



Since: Dec 3, 2010
Posted on: April 5, 2011 1:59 pm
 

Domes = Poor Shooting?

While its not fair to sell Uconns defense last night short (they did tie the record for blocked shots in a title game), the dome definately takes a lot away from the game.

I still wish they'd play it in an arena and make up the ticket revenue by just charging 5x face value of what they charge now.  Who wouldnt pay $500 to see your team play for a title in MSG?




Since: Feb 9, 2010
Posted on: April 5, 2011 9:44 am
 

Domes = Poor Shooting?

Poor shooting in the Final Four can be attributed to the dome.  However another variable could be the fact that the best teams are playing in the Final Four, thus the defense should be better in comparison to regular season opponents.




Since: Feb 9, 2010
Posted on: April 5, 2011 9:44 am
 

Domes = Poor Shooting?

Poor shooting in the Final Four can be attributed to the dome.  However another variable could be the fact that the best teams are playing in the Final Four, thus the defense should be better in comparison to regular season opponents.



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