Statistics: "I Love This Game!"

Now let's take a look at some data sets on the Internet. A good place to find statistics is in the sports pages. You have a choice of men's college basketball or women's college basketball from which you can draw your statistical data (you may need to click on one of the highlighted dates in the calendar to the left if there are no scores for the day).

[CAUTION: When you get into ESPN's Webpages, the only way back to the lesson is by using the "BACK" command in the Web browser. We link to them... I don't understand why they don't link to us. Oh well...]

When you get to ESPN's list of basketball box scores, choose a game that includes a team you are interested in and click on that game's box score. A box score should appear for each team involved in the game. Look at the last column of numbers (with tp at the top). That is the total points scored by each player. Now, find the median amount of points scored by the players on your team.

Which players were above the median? Which players were below the median? What does this statistic tell you about each of the players?

What is the mode of this data set? Don't forget the statistics you have already learned.

Once you have discussed your findings, please continue to the next page.

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