Statistical Analysis: A Tale of Two Halves


Staff member
With Syracuse blowing a 10 point lead against Georgetown, I decided to take a look at the numbers in the first half vs second half for the Orange this season. The numbers are clear, Syracuse basketball has a second half problem.



Active member
I wonder how the Rebounding Margin in is 2nd half vs. 1st half? I’m guessing that is not good either. Clearly, our defense is worse in the 2nd half and opponents are shooting the ball better and figuring out how to better attack our defense. Couple that with our poorer three point shooting in the 2nd halves and our lack of substitution and it is not a good recipe for winning the game. I thought our three subs all played well in the first half. Particularly liked the way Frank attacked the basket.