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By Tom Robinson

Notice how math applies to the sport of basketball, from the size of the court docket to the calculation of avid gamers' stats.

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9 steals per game in the 2011–12 NBA season. turnovers (TURN-o-vurz): Turnovers are when players lose the ball to players from the other team. The ability to score off turnovers helps a team win. zone (ZOHN): A zone is a defense in which each player is assigned to cover an area of the court. There are different types of zone defenses. , and David A. Coffland. Basketball Math. Tucson, AZ: Good Year Books, 2006. Mahaney, Ian F. The Math of Basketball. New York: PowerKids Press, 2012. Woods, Mark, and Ruth Owen.

Wisconsin led all NCAA Division I men’s teams in scoring defense during the 2011–12 season. The Badgers allowed a total of 1,915 points for 36 games. How many points per game did they allow? 2. One college basketball game involves a shot every 15 seconds for 40 minutes on average. A second game involves a shot every 12 seconds for 40 minutes. How many more shots are taken in the second game? 3. LeBron James is 6 feet 8 inches tall. How tall is he in inches? Answer Key 1. 2 average total points 2.

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