FYI: Dadgum Box Scores

You’re reading FYI: Dadgum Box Scores, random observations using every UNC box score since '03-04.

Published: April 26, 2019

Update: Shots! Shots! Shots! 2PT, 3PT, and free throws

After a good amount of data collecting and cleaning, the site now has shooting data for all 586 games in the Roy Williams era. This includes Carolina and opponent game-by-game data for the following:

You can find it here:

If you’re accessing this data on a mobile device, plan to use landscape. It makes it much easier to view the data.

There is a search box to filter games and see the shooting data. For example, here is how to view Carolina’s free throw data against Duke since the ‘03-04 season:

A lot of this work is simply publishing the data. We haven’t yet used it for any sort of in-depth analysis, however, it’s something we hope to explore in the future.

As a half-baked example, it’s fascinating to see free throw attempts and three-point attempts over time. College basketball has changed significantly as teams attempt more three-point shots and fewer free throws, check out the following graph:

free throws minus threes

This shows Carolina’s offensive free throw attempts minus three-point attempts for the last 586 games.

Hope to explore this data more in the offseason, and a few projects on my imaginary to-do list:


As always, if you have questions or spot an error with this information, please contact me here.

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