Coming in, they had averaged 34.4 seconds/possession. In this one, they were at 54.7 seconds. On the year, they averaged .95 shots/possession. In this one, they were at 1.22. So while they were about at the average in terms of offensive efficiency, they had a 63% timeofpossession advantage.
Holy Cross has won 60% of their faceoffs this year, so combining a strong x performance (65.4%) with an increase in possession length really hampered Brown. The Bears turned it over on 55% of their possessions and took a shot after just 16 seconds on average (compared to 27.1s on the year). Brown always plays fast, but in this one, they were forced to speed up even more and it hurt them. Tension Game Score: 69★ ★The tension game score for this game was 69, which indicates an fairly close battle.Holy Cross Min. Win Probability: 16%★ ★The lowest win probability that Holy Cross had at any point during the game was 16%, which suggests that you would not fault those that switched over to something more compelling.LaxELO Points Transfer: 19★The victory means a transfer of 19 LaxELO points from Brown to Holy Cross. As a result of this transfer (and the rest of the games played), Holy Cross moves from 59th to 58th nationally; Brown goes from 30th to 34th.Game Stars


Coming in, they had averaged 34.4 seconds/possession. In this one, they were at 54.7 seconds. On the year, they averaged .95 shots/possession. In this one, they were at 1.22. So while they were about at the average in terms of offensive efficiency, they had a 63% timeofpossession advantage.
Holy Cross has won 60% of their faceoffs this year, so combining a strong x performance (65.4%) with an increase in possession length really hampered Brown. The Bears turned it over on 55% of their possessions and took a shot after just 16 seconds on average (compared to 27.1s on the year). Brown always plays fast, but in this one, they were forced to speed up even more and it hurt them. Tension Game Score: 69★ ★The tension game score for this game was 69, which indicates an fairly close battle.Holy Cross Min. Win Probability: 16%★ ★The lowest win probability that Holy Cross had at any point during the game was 16%, which suggests that you would not fault those that switched over to something more compelling.LaxELO Points Transfer: 19★The victory means a transfer of 19 LaxELO points from Brown to Holy Cross. As a result of this transfer (and the rest of the games played), Holy Cross moves from 59th to 58th nationally; Brown goes from 30th to 34th.
I need a new stat to describe games in which both teams face a 1% win probability and the game still ends up in OT. That it was we had here. Just a great game in Boston.
Gray was the top player by EGA, but Harvard got a more balanced contribution across the board. Cuccurullo finished with 3.91 EGA, but Hamm was right on his tail.
The model may have ranked this the #2 game of the day, but it’s #1 in our hearts. Tension Game Score: 117★The tension game score for this game was 117, which means that it was not a very tight affair for the most part.Harvard Min. Win Probability: 1%★ ★ ★The lowest win probability that Harvard had at any point during the game was 1%, which means that this was a “happensacoupletimesayear” type comeback.LaxELO Points Transfer: 18★The victory means a transfer of 18 LaxELO points from Boston U to Harvard. As a result of this transfer (and the rest of the games played), Harvard moves from 43rd to 38th nationally; Boston U goes from 13th to 16th.Game Stars


I need a new stat to describe games in which both teams face a 1% win probability and the game still ends up in OT. That it was we had here. Just a great game in Boston.
Gray was the top player by EGA, but Harvard got a more balanced contribution across the board. Cuccurullo finished with 3.91 EGA, but Hamm was right on his tail.
The model may have ranked this the #2 game of the day, but it’s #1 in our hearts. Tension Game Score: 117★The tension game score for this game was 117, which means that it was not a very tight affair for the most part.Harvard Min. Win Probability: 1%★ ★ ★The lowest win probability that Harvard had at any point during the game was 1%, which means that this was a “happensacoupletimesayear” type comeback.LaxELO Points Transfer: 18★The victory means a transfer of 18 LaxELO points from Boston U to Harvard. As a result of this transfer (and the rest of the games played), Harvard moves from 43rd to 38th nationally; Boston U goes from 13th to 16th.


To rank games, we will be using three values:
 Tension Game Score – a measure of how tight the game was. A backandforth match up where neither team is able to take control is going to have a lower tension score (i.e. smaller gap between the teams).
 Min. Win Probability – the lowest win probability value that our model ascribed to the eventual winner during the course of the game. A game where the winner had to make a huge comeback is probably going to have a very low win probability (think about the moment that it seemed least likely that they’d come back).
 LaxELO Transfer – a measure of how much an intridual game did to make us reassess how good a certain team was. In a game where a favorite beats the underdog by as much as we thought they would, you don’t really update your priors about how good each team is. Those games would also transfer a relatively small number of LaxELO points.
We will present the metrics for each game, along with a starbased indicator to tell you how common or uncommon that outcome is. For example, a game in which the winning team had a win probability in the single digits is a rare occurence and would get 3 stars in that category.
We welcome your feedback, and we hope that this helps you to distill down the craziness of a full lacrosse slate into a more digestible list of highlights.