Couple of things to report:
I’m going to end my research for Foul or Defend on high school games.
And, I have filtered out the D-1 games.
Thank God the all-star weekend is over. Now we can down to business.
Final HS stats:
71 situations (reported)
17 times a team fouled.
17 times the team fouling won the game by utilizing the “foul” strategy.
54 times a team defended. (I’m sure this number is higher but it’s difficult to track)
21 times a team gave up a three-point shot.
38% of the teams relying on their defense gave up a three.
D-1 College games through Feb.18, 2013 (despite what Jay Bilas says)
24 times a team fouled. 22 of those times the team fouling came away winning the game. (Kent State and NC State fouled. Both teams gave up an offensive rebound on the missed FT but clearly, the officials missed a lane violation in both games)
335 times a team relied on their defense to get the stop.
55 times the offense banged a three to tie the game.
16% success rate.