We recently enhanced our Basketball Reference team gamelogs to show more and better information, including basic rate statistics like FG%, 3P%, and FT%. We've also added advanced team gamelogs per the recommendation of users. These include offensive rating and defensive ratings, and rate stats such as 3-Pt Attempt Rate, Total Rebound %, and also the Four Factors (eFG%, TOV%, DRB%, FT/FGA) for offense and defense.
Click over to our College Basketball site and you'll find the same features. Notice that team gamelogs are new to our college site, and we've made them available going back to the 2010-2011 season (including the advanced versions)
For Basketball Reference, we hope you enjoy some advanced features that we've enabled, too. As always, you can share or embed the table by clicking on the red text and following the simple instructions, but here are a couple extra tricks...
Click on the red game number to get cumulative team stats as of that date:
Click on one row, and then another, to get the team's per-game statistics for all games in that range:
Though we've been quietly updating these data sets for several weeks, consider this our formal announcement of 2014 play-by-play and shooting data. You can find this data in several places on our site. For example, our boxscores now include links for play logs, shot charts, and plus minus summaries. You can find these links on our game boxscores, right below the scoring summary and four factors...
Several play-by-play features are found on our player pages, including detailed shot charts and shooting splits, statistical summaries for all lineup combinations, and on-off summaries. We've also updated our advanced play-by-play tables on the player pages, where you can find plus-minus per 100 figures as well as detailed scoring and turnover statistics. To find the shot charts and other features, go to a player page and find the menu that looks like this...
You may have noticed some new stats tables on our college basketball site. We recently added conference-only statistics for players and teams, which you can find on both player pages and on our team season pages. We've made these available going back to the 2010-2011 season. And be sure to check out the conference rankings on the team pages, so you can easily find out, for example, why Virginia has 9 wins in ACC play - part of the reason is efficient shooting (2nd - FG%) and strong defense (1st - Opp Pts/G), limiting opponents to a 38.4 FG%.
Who's been the most dominant D-I player in conference play this season? That distinction might go to Billy Baron, who's doing a little bit of everything for Canisius, scoring 25+ points per game and shooting 44.4% on 3-pointers so far against MAAC opponents.
As Nate Silver tweeted out earlier today, Neil Paine is leaving Sports Reference early next month to join Nate's new FiveThirtyEight.com. I know I speak for everyone here at SR when I say I'm feeling a mix of sadness that on a daily basis we won't get to tap Neil's encyclopedic knowledge of European NBA players, his knowledge of pretty much every sabermetric study ever done, his patience dealing with every kind of user complaint, and his wit, pluck, and genuine enthusiasm for his work. But also happiness for Neil that his writing and thinking is getting the platform it justly deserves. I know someday we'll be bragging that we knew Neil Paine before he was a bigshot. :)
I'll be anticipating his articles and I suggest you search them out as well when the site launches in early 2014.
For the 2013-14 College Basketball season, we've added a few new features:
Seasonal Coaching Lists - These pages list every coach who was active during the season in question along with their record that season, plus their career record (both overall and at the school they coached) through the season in question. This means, for instance, that you'll see Bob Knight as the 4th-winningest active coach through, say, 1994, but he'll be #1 through 2002. This list can be accessed from the "Seasons" dropdown on any page, as well as the individual season pages themselves.
Sports Reference has hired two new web developers/engineers/programmers to their burgeoning staff of now five.
David Corby joined us the last week of October and thus far has been shepherding the NBA and College Basketball sites. (Yes, we did give him a lot of time to get settled.) He is a UVA grad who worked in commercial operations at JetBlue. He's a largely self-taught developer with a wide range of development work. David once played against David Wright in a HS baseball game, and he went 4-4 with 4 doubles (Wright did, that is). He is largely a New York fan -- especially a Yankees fan, which proves we stand by our company policy that we don't discriminate on the basis of sports franchise affinity.
Hans Van Slooten (@cantpitch) will be joining us in December, working out of our newly-established Minneapolis branch, coincidentally located in Hans' home (note we do not offer company tours at this branch). Hans will be working on the hockey site and number of new projects/items from our wish list that we previously haven't had the bandwidth to work on. He joins us from OLSON (where he was a technical director) and, previous to that, comScore. He's a Twins and Vikings fan and will also help me source locally produced lefse and lutefisk for the Sports-Reference Christmas party.
I am sad to announce that after six years, five websites, and hundreds of thousands of lines of code, my tenure at Sports Reference will come to an end this week. More information can be found on my new blog, Statitudes. Thanks to all of the users who have supported the sites that I ran.