Friday, June 19, 2009

Analysis: NCAA games returning

Yesterday it was the average age of the last four teams and next season’s projected lineup; today let’s take a look at the number of NCAA games played by the returning players for those same teams. I wish the Badgers would keep track of ice time, but games are what are available.

2005/06: 1,298 games
2006/07: 1,154 games
2007/08: 687 games
2008/09: 873 games
2009/10: 1,127 games*
* Based on the projected lineup and includes Brett Bennett’s games at BU.

Standing by itself, this correlates well w/ the age comparison yesterday, which makes sense.

I’m going to leave this by itself until tomorrow when I add in the % of scoring returning and hopefully I can draw some conclusions.