This is this weeks Graphics Ride For Free Post! It's not funny or insulting or derogatory towards various religious groups like most GRFF of the past, but there is a graph here, and it tells us some stuff. In this case, the graph represents the home and away splits of the Cowboys performances through the first 10 games of conference play. And here it is:
So what does all this mean? Well, it is all the standard basketball stats, and a standard look at home and away differences, I just put it into a pretty graph to more easily see where the glaring differences are in home and away performances. Basically, the orange line is the percentage difference between what the Cowboys have averaged at home and on the road on the offensive end, and the black line is the percentage difference between what their opponents have averaged in the same category. If we would prefer the Cowboys to not be as affected by playing at home vs away in a specific category, we would want the line to stay very close to zero. Conversely, anywhere there is a long line is where there is a marked difference in home and away performance.
For example, Oklahoma State's opponents block a lot fewer shots in GIA than at their place, and the Cowboys shoot far more free throws at home.
The data behind it is after the jump for reference:
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