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ANALYSIS OF MEN'S AND WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FAST-BREAKS

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Author(s): Ignacio Refoyo | Iria Uxu00EDa Romaru00EDs | Javier Sampedro

Journal: Revista de Psicología del Deporte
ISSN 1132-239X

Volume: 18;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 439;
Date: 2009;
Original page

ABSTRACT
In the present study, the way basketball fast breaks are executed was analysed, while determining how the best results are obtained and studying the differences between the men¿s and women's game. Utilizing observational methodology, a total of 294 fast breaks were analysed from 30 games played at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Eighteen of the games were high-level men's games and 12 were high-level women's games. Statistically significant differences were observed between the men's and the women's game in the following aspects with regard to fast breaks: (1) duration, (2) completion area, and (3) shot opposition. For men, some dependence relationships were found between the fast break result and the following variables: duration, completion area, and opposition to its completion. For women, the results revealed a weak association between the fast break result and the opposition to its completion.
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