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Independent analysis and commentary on Virginia Basketball
Department: The Data

Welcome to The New HOOS Place

Posted on June 2, 2017, by Seattle Hoo.

This site first went online sometime during the 2015-16 season.  The initial inspiration was from the season before, when I became annoyed by the meme that Virginia Basketball was "ugly" and "boring," because I knew we had some great highlights and that it is actually fun to play for Virginia.  I wanted to make a highlight reel to show the dunks and three-point shots and other exciting plays our players had made, but it was just so tedious and cumbersome to assemble the game videos and other sources and pull the actual highlights out of them.  Wouldn't it be cool if there were a highlights database I could just search?  It would make it s much easier!

Fast forward to 2015 and a bitter message board debate about glue players and ways to identify them, and a related argument on the use of plus-minus stats to evaluate players.  Frustrated by the lack of evidence in everybody's arguments and the widespread acceptance of the plus-minus metric, I wanted to have...

Successful Start to a Glue Season

Posted on November 29, 2016, by Seattle Hoo.

 Our Cavaliers kicked off the 2016-17 campaign by kicking the crap out of the Spartans.  While not quite as satisfying as if it were the Michigan State Spartans, the 76-51 win over UNC-Greensboro was still a great start to the season.  Even missing two vital members of the post rotation, the Hoos trotted out an 8-man rotation that looked like a well-oiled machine.  On to the data.  You can find the official box score here, and the Sabre.Com game recap. Video highlights are here.  But you come to THIS site for the Glue Index and the Successful Possessions Index (or the SPI, as we will refer to it).

UNC-Greensboro - W 76-51

Record: 1-0 (0-0 ACC)

Away non-conference game played November 11, 2016

Successful Possessions Index - @ UNC-Greensboro

Team Total66
21Isaiah Wilkins25
33Jack Salt17
32London Perrantes15
0Devon Hall14
31Jarred Reuter12
4Marial Shayok11
5Kyle Guy11
51Darius Thompson10
11Ty Jerome2

Glue Index - @ UNC-Greensboro