Category Archives: Basketball

Being Present for the Holidays

The holiday season has given me two of the purest examples of clutch performance and its opposite, choking. They both come from college sports and illustrate the fourth trait of clutch performers: being present. The first was the 89th consecutive victory of the University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball team. Clutch is an individual trait so […]

Cuban Clutch Factor

I just came across a statistic I wish I knew when I was writing CLUTCH. Mark Cuban, the internet entrepreneur turned sports mogul, employs a person dedicated to coaching his basketball players on the Dallas Mavericks in free-throw shooting. The result? The team, as this New York Times story on the new owner of the […]