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I’ve never been a real analytics person but there is no doubt that it’s a tool that coupled with following trends, the eye test and other factors are important to assessing a team. @dukebetter and his new podcast Duke By the Numbers is a really good look into those important numbers. It’s well done, relatable and it explains the how and the why analytics matter. Give it a listen, give him a follow and subscribe!

A twenty-minute journey through a few interesting numbers that can hopefully help us understand our beloved Duke basketball a little better. Within, I discuss the fact that the best team doesn’t always win the title, the statistical impact of Charlie Moore’s late game circus shot, why Vegas always wins, and how close wins and losses shouldn’t drastically impact our perception of either team, among other things.

Another twenty-minute journey through Duke basketball numbers. Within, I discuss the impact of the win over Wake Forest: the significance of Quadrant 1 wins this year, the weakness of the ACC, and our historical struggles in early ACC road games against Top 80 opponents. I also discuss the impact when Paolo Banchero leads the team in field goal attempts.