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Mountain West to have real-time analytics in conference games

The Mountain West will have access to real-time analytics during conference games for the upcoming season after the NCAA approved a waiver that allows the conference to use the technology.The Mountain West will be the first conference in college basketball to use real-time analytics during men’s and women’s games.NCAA rules currently prohibit the use of electronic transmission of information.The Mountain West announced a partnership with ShotTracker — a basketball analytics provider — in May. The two had previously worked together during select conference games in the 2018-19 season and the 2019 Mountain West Men’s Basketball Tournament.”When we partnered with ShotTracker in May, the Mountain West identified an opportunity to lead the college basketball community into the analytics era in earnest,” Mountain West senior associate commissioner Dan Butterly said in a statement. “We’re thrilled that the NCAA shares in our vision and is allowing Mountain West men’s and women’s basketball to lead testing in what we believe will ultimately help increase team performance on the court.”