Frequently Asked Questions
Website and Account Issues
What happened to Basketball State, Women’s Basketball State and Basketball Nation, and why were the sites down during March 2016?
On February 29, 2016, the company that had hosted our websites, databases and backups since 2007 suddenly disappeared from its Miami location, knocking us and hundreds of other customers offline. We are continuing to pursue this matter legally, and apologize for all inconveniences suffered by our customers because of this. Because of our company’s unique datasets, the story received coverage in ESPN’s Five Thirty Eight and Forbes.
Why has the site changed so much?
Basketball State opened in 2007, and its infrastructure was originally created to serve only college basketball stats, so the site did not age or adapt well to advances in technology. Expansion into other sports had become impossible. So during the spring and summer of 2016, the site was rebuilt from the ground up to simplify, streamline and remove the accumulated clutter of a full decade of use.
What is “National Statistical”?
National Statistical has been the name of Basketball State’s parent company since 2013, and our websites have been rebranded to allow more expansion into different sports in the future.
I can’t log into my Basketball State, Women’s Basketball State or Basketball Nation account.
Apologies for the confusion. We have completely revamped our login process.
The biggest reason for this is that we have changed from an annual access system to a season-based subscription system. For our first decade, we charged a flat fee for 365 days of access for $12.99. After years of feedback from customers who would return a year later to find their access had been terminated, we now offer non-expiring access to a single league’s season for $9.99 ($49.99 for data export), along with league and full-site lifetime passes.
Accounts are now connected to social media accounts (Facebook, Google, Twitter), and by popular demand we have re-instituted the option to open an account with an email address and password.
You can open a new account here, and you may have remaining credit from our old sites. You can enter your PayPal Transaction ID (from your receipt email) or the email address your PayPal account is registered under. We have made sure that all equivalent credits offer slightly more value than the original purchase.
Where did [page] go?
When National Statistical began in 2007, many of its features were considered novel and unique. Over the years, much of this information has been replicated and distributed via outlets like Wikipedia, the NCAA's new website and Google News, and it no longer makes sense to charge money for them. If we have discontinued a feature that you like, we apologize but are confident that you will be able to find the information you are looking elsewhere, for free.
The site’s primary focus is now sortable, splittable, exportable statistics (in some cases, for leagues that such data is not available elsewhere), and our prices have been lowered accordingly. However: DeepRPI, officials data, tempo-free aerials and NCAA selection sheets will return for the 2016-17 college basketball season.
How can I make a watch list and track players?
Click on the grey symbols in any player list on the site to add them to a custom list for scouting, watch-list or fantasy purposes. The list can be accessed from the right side (bottom on mobile) menu, and you can view, sort, split and export stats for your chosen players. Please note that the Player Tracker works for the current season only.
When is game data available?
NBA and WNBA boxscores and play-by-play are posted within 10 minutes of the final buzzer, and the updated data will appear in grids and tables across the site within the hour. College basketball scores for larger conferences are available in the same timeframe, though smaller conferences might take more time. In some cases, small-conference data may be delayed up to one day due to data collection issues on press row.