Crunchy Numbers

As I did last week, here's a sampling of interesting stats about each of the local teams. All numbers and definitions come from Ken Pomeroy, and are as of Tuesday night.

 
 
- The Dragons rank third in the nation in offensive rebounding percentage given up, and 332nd in free throw percentage made.
- Daryl McCoy ranks 16th in the nation in individual offensive rebounding percentage, which is "the percentage of possible offensive rebounds a player gets."
 
 
- The Explorers rank 61st in the nation in three-point shooting, and 278th in three-point defense.
- Aaric Murray ranks 61st in individual block percentage - "percentage of opponents’ two-point shots that are blocked by the player while he is on the court" - despite his recent slump and benching.
 
 
- The Quakers rank 28th in ratio of free throw attempts to field goal attempts, which means they're getting to the line a lot. But they also rank 333rd in offensive rebounding percentage.
- Jack Eggleston ranks 71st in least fouls committed per 40 minutes. 
 
 
- The Hawks' offense ranks 54th in lowest turnover percentage committed, but their defense ranks 293rd in highest turnover percentage forced.
- Carl Jones ranks 55th in individual percentage of possessions used. This statistic "assigns credit or blame to a player when his actions end a possession, either by making a shot, missing a shot that isn’t rebounded by the offense, or committing a turnover."
 
 
- The Owls rank 65th in three-point defense and 311th in three-point offense.
- Rahlir Jefferson ranks 52nd in individual effective field goal percentage, which gives extra weight to three-pointers.
 
 
- The Wildcats' defense has the 17th best block percentage in the nation, but the offense ranks 267th in block percentage given up.
- Corey Stokes ranks 16th in true shooting percentage, which is sort of like effective field goal percentage plus a factor for free throws. The full explanation is towards the bottom of this page.

Team
Record
Conf.
Big 5
Drexel
10-4
2-2
2-0
78 (78)
55 (51)
58 (43)
98 (89)
164 (198)
La Salle
7-9
0-2
0-1
145 (132)
165 (175)
170 (160)
228 (212)
82 (102)
Penn
5-6
0-0
0-1
206 (205)
179 (162)
196 (181)
238 (253)
112 (122)
St. Joseph's
5-10
0-2
0-1
162 (153)
173 (140)
191 (151)
181 (146)
45 (56)
Temple
11-3
2-0
0-1
35 (34)
21 (17)
29 (32)
19 (19)
30 (23)
Villanova
14-1
3-0
4-0
11 (12)
16 (18)
14 (21)
18 (24)
84 (143)

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