Ok, I'm sitting in class right now, wondering about our basketball team. I'll admit to not knowing a ton about basketball, but there are some statistics out there that are pretty telling about our basketball team. We all have certain notions about how our team plays, and I was surprised by some stats, and not so surprised by others. The stats come from sites that I cite, so they are correct, but my own math is coming from what I know of statistics....a course I didn't understand much in, so bear with me there.
Three PT FG Defense- We rank 87th nationally in this category. Maybe not where you want to be, but I was honestly shocked to see us in the top 100. Teams shoot 31.5 percent on us from there. Texas, the number one team in the country is giving up 25.6 percent. Mt. St. Mary's is dead last, coming in 345th with 42.4 percent. (NCAA's website) 87th out of 345 puts us in the 26th percentile according to my shabby math. That's not too bad.
Assists per game- Shocker here. With our 1 on 1 or 1 on 5 offense, we rank 300th in this category with 10.9 per game. There are only 45 teams in the whole country who do this worse than us. The team in dead last is Northern Illinois, who has only 8.6 assists per game. The difference between us and dead last is only 2. 3 assists per game. Ouch. Ohio is in first place with 18.9 assists per game. That's a good bit more than what we have. (ESPN and NCAA's websites) This puts us in the 86th percentile in assists per game according to what I know of stats. That's awful.
Rebounding margin- Stats are interesting here. According to ESPN's site, which only lists rebounds by themselves, we're 61st in the nation. Not bad. However, according to the NCAA's website, which only lists rebounding margin, we're 217th....this is pretty bad. We've got 63rd percentile here, which is....probably costing us a few games. Again, that's just my math, and class just ended so I gotta go. If you want more stuff like this, I can give it a try. If this was awful, don't be afraid to say so.