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How the men's basketball team uses analytics to improve their game

In modern basketball, analytics drive decision-making, strategy and a team’s approach to training. At UTA, it’s no different.

The men’s basketball team — like its counterparts in the NBA and across the NCAA — has been making strides toward the analytical side of the sport in hopes of getting an edge over its opponents.

Individually, taking that deep dive into the statistics and other analytical aspects of the game can help players elevate their level of play.

For example, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, last season’s NBA MVP, has seen his 3-point percentage rise from about 25% last year to 32% this year because of head coach Mike Budenholzer’s focus on numbers.