Last year I attempted to post HD box scores for as many Big East teams as possible, during conference play. I made it almost until the end of January, when real life circumstances reduced my free time to virtually nil.
Foolishly, I'm going to try it again this year, starting with tonight's game.
Here's the deal - if the school posts usable play-by-play data on their team page, I will maintain a page for them with all available conference games posted (home and road). If a school doesn't have the requisite info available, I'm not going to bother keeping a page. I've played around a bit with an alternative source for play-by-play data [StatSheet.com], but it's not playing nice with my compiler so I'm going to limit things to just the official athletic department sites (links are in the table).
If you are interested in a box score for a team without "good" play-by-play, you should be able to find it whenever they play a "Yes" team from the table below. St. John's is a unique case, where I believe those games played at Carnesecca Arena will have the info I need, but MSG games will not. I'll keep a page going for the Johnnies, even though that's only four home games this season. Obviously, any available road games will also be posted.
If you are a fan of one of the "No" schools and would like to see these HD box scores, please e-mail or call your Sports Information Director (SID) or equivalent and ask them to start posting the play-by-play. I believe most (all?) teams are using StatCrew software, so they should be able to provide the play-by-play if they wanted [MSG games excepted].
Here's what I've got planned for this year:
School PBP Good? Comments Cincinnati No No substitution data at team site Connecticut No Seem to provide opponents' stat package DePaul No Box score only at team site Georgetown Yes Preferred style Louisville Yes Same format as G'town Marquette Yes Same format as G'town Notre Dame Yes No 2nd half box score; can handle this Pittsburgh Yes No 2nd half box score; can handle this Providence No Box score only at team site Rutgers No Box score only at team site St. John's Maybe On-campus games only; MSG games have box score only Seton Hall Yes Only pbp and final box score; can handle this South Florida No No substitution data Syracuse No Box score only at team site Villanova Yes Same format as G'town West Virginia No Box score only at team site
To view available box scores, just click on the Big East HD Box Scores link at the top right of the page (just below "Tempo-Free Stats 101"). That will bring you to the Georgetown page, then just click on the link for any available team. For tonight, here's the direct link to the West Virginia-Seton Hall HD Box score.
While I'm here, I thought I'd mention that I've added another line to the HD box score. Going back to an early attempt at tracking fast breaks, I'm now tracking points scored after steals and Off. Efficiency on possessions generated by steals (rather than "points off turnovers", which you can find in most detailed box scores). If you stop and think about it, this efficiency is simply points after steals divided by steals [then multiplied by 100], but I'll save you the trouble of doing the math.
I'd say that this feature is still in the beta phase, meaning that I've only just added it and am still testing as I go. Turns out that tonight's game was a lousy test since Seton Hall just doesn't give up the ball very often (WVU had only 1 steal!!).