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.


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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