I added a new stat to the schedule section of each team's "T-Page," which I'm just calling "Team +/-" in lieu of something else occurring to me. This is a basketball version of a football stat, as far as I know invented / popularized by Chase Stuart at FootballPerspective.com, where they call the stat "Game Script." Noted Badger fan Nuclear Badger suggested the idea of bringing this stat to basketball, and we got it done.
In a nutshell, the stat is a team's average lead or deficit over the course of a game. For example, the Badgers' loss to Creighton the other day was a back-and-forth affair for much of the game, so even though the final score was Creighton by 12, the Badgers' average deficit over the course of the game was actually just 1.7 points.
On the other hand, Marquette lost to Pitt yesterday despite having a significant lead for most of the game. So, even though they lost by 3 in the end, their Team +/- for the game was actually significantly positive, at 2.6.
So this is kind of a cool "game control" stat that sheds some more light on the result than just the final score.
Perhaps as importantly, doing this stat has made me finally get around to start harvesting play-by-play information, which should open up the possibility to do some other interesting stuff as well. The only problem with play-by-play is that it is somewhat unreliable and it isn't available for every game. (For example, note that I currently don't have PBP for the Michigan / Marquette game above. But still, it'll be nice to have.