NUmbers Guy: Northwestern Women’s Basketball off to another good start

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While Northwestern football prepares for the Outback Bowl and the Tennessee Volunteers, Northwestern women’s basketball has begun the 2015-16 extremely well. The Wildcats are off to a 10-0 start for the second time in as many years under head coach Joe McKeown. So let’s take a look at some of the NUmbers behind the team’s hot start to the year.

+9.8

One of the main reasons the Wildcats have gotten off to another undefeated start? Turnovers which Northwestern women’s basketball forces a lot of. The Wildcats force an average of 21.7 turnovers per game, which is good for No. 23 in the nation. But it’s their turnover margin, +9.8, that’s No. 3 in the country and has helped this team dominate opponents. Not only are the Wildcats forcing turnovers with their aggressive defense, they’re also committing just 11.6 per game, which is No. 5 in D1 basketball. Behind their punishing…

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