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Username Post: Building realistic simulations        (Topic#20228)
Posts: 376

Loc: Central Massachusetts
Reg: 11-29-04
04-15-17 09:54 PM - Post#228749    

Hey Mike Jzmes,

Since our last communication, I got a general idea how to simulate the outcome of a college basketball game. Now that the season is over, the compilation of relevant statistics is completed, I would like to use the collected data to build my own C programming language-based model. I would like to get individual players minutes played, shots attempted, shots made, 3-point shots attempted, 3-point shots made, free- throw shots attempted, free-throw shots made, fouls committed, turnovers committed, steals, shots blocked, number of offensive rebounds, number of defensive rebounds, assists, average number of possessions, height, and position(s) played. I would like to obtain such records for each of 351 Division I teams who compete in the NCAA. Is such data readily available is a usable format (i.e. raw text file with spaces, tabs, and new-line characters as delimiters) since extracting said information from a worksheet file (i.e. Excel file, or a Word document, or some flavor of database files is a royal pain in the a--. Could you help me in getting such data sets, since it would be nice to replay this season especially since my favorite team (Princeton) performed remarkably well. Your assistance in regard to this matter is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

-- Kit

Posts: 4950

Loc: Montclair, NJ
Reg: 11-21-04
05-02-17 10:20 AM - Post#229001    
    In response to Kit

Apologies for the delay.

If you can do some data scraping, I would recommend the following websites as having some fantastic data sets for both analyzing players and pulling down box score data:


http://basketball.realgm.com/ncaa/conferences/Ivy- ...

http://stats.ncaa.org/team/275/12480?game_s port_ye...

I've got some stuff written in R to pull this down, but I'm sure you can pull those tables down in five seconds. Happy to help in terms of walking through what the traditional models look like here to simulate seasons as well!

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