Table 2. Discriminant function structure coefficients, residual discrimination and tests of significance.
Best Teams Worst Teams
Variable Winning Losing Winning Losing
Successful 2-pt field goals * † # ‡ .47 .39 .37 .30
Successful free-throws * † # ‡ .44 .32 .45 .43
Fouls * † ‡ -.41 -.46 -.21 -.36
Defensive rebounds * † .37 .34 .24 .07
Assists * † # ‡ .37 .31 .58 .36
Blocks .26 .26 .04 .07
Unsuccessful 2-pt field goals † .25 .39 .25 .21
Successful 3-pt field goals .16 .19 .02 .00
Turnovers ‡ -.15 .00 .10 .33
Unsuccessful 3-pt field goals .13 .27 -.02 -.14
Offensive rebounds -.07 .06 -.24 -.22
Steals # .04 .29 .35 .03
Unsuccessful free-throws -.02 -.04 .09 .14
Eigenvalue .13 .08 .14 .09
Canonical correlation .34 .27 .36 .30
Chi-squared 170.4 75.6 68.6 90.1
Wilks Lambda .88 .92 .87 .91
p <.001 <.001 <.001 <.001
* SC discriminant value ≥|0.30| for starters and nonstarters in games won by best teams;
† SC discriminant value ≥|0.30| for starters and nonstarters in games lost by best teams;
# SC discriminant value ≥|0.30| for starters and nonstarters in games won by worst teams;
‡ SC discriminant value ≥|0.30| for starters and nonstarters in games lost by worst teams.