Baylor Women's Basketball

WATCH: Coach Mulkey talks about the upcoming road matchup against Oklahoma

January 26, 2019
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The Women's basketball team travels to Norman to take on Oklahoma. Coach Kim Mulkey talks about the matchup.

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WATCH: Coach Mulkey talks about the upcoming road matchup against Oklahoma

ladybears4eva
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Great post. To see Mulkey
57Bear
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I sense that Coach Mulkey is a little bit fond of this team and is really enjoying the year!
Chibears2
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Thanks for posting!
slimecap
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Coach Mulkey stirred my interest to research home game advantage

Excerpt from an article in The Sport Journal:

"If the home court advantage in sports is indeed real, what is the cause of such phenomenon? Over the years, researchers have identified numerous sources.

1. Travel distance and site familiarity to be the most significant factors
2. Athletes believe home crowd support & familiarity of home court to have most influence on their performance
3. Chance of home team victory rises as crowd density increases
4. Crowd factor appears to be the most fruitful and likely dominant cause of the home advantage
5. Psychological factor as an underlying explanation for the home court advantage phenomenon
6. Athletes are more self-confident and report a higher self-efficacy before a home game, and that players may also be less anxious in front of a home crowd
7. Players' cognitive and somatic anxiety levels are higher and self-confidence levels are lower for away games when compared to home games

Literatures in home court advantage also show that the boosted self-confidence level for home teams often results in home teams simply playing more aggressively."

Link to read the entire article
http://thesportjournal.org/article/the-home-court-advantage-evidence-from-mens-college-basketball/
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