Competing Risks in Basketball … Competing Risks in Basketball … Competing Risks in Basketball
My husband has always encouraged me to use my “super powers of statistics” for the greater good—analyzing sports data, that is. Therefore, it was not surprising that I found myself watching the 2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament championship game that pitted Butler University against the University of Connecticut on April 4, 2011. While watching this game, I began to think about how scoring in basketball is a competing risk of points scored and points allowed where each is garnered from either a free throw, two-point shot, or three-point shot. Not only are these outcomes competing against each other, they are recurrent throughout the entire game. Thus, using my super power to model the scoring of Butler and UCONN as recurrent competing risks became more interesting to me.Some content is only viewable by ASA Members who subscribe to CHANCE. If you are an ASA member, log in to Members Only and look for CHANCE under your publications.