Monday, September 1, 2014
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Crunchy Numbers

Highlighting strong individual performances from Maalik Wayns and C.J. Aiken.

Crunchy Numbers

Before we get to the weekly stats roundup, there is breaking news: Christian Standhardinger will not be transferring to La Salle. The move was announced this morning, but in the evening La Salle put out a statement saying it would not happen.

“Christian has recently been made aware of a personal situation that demands his full attention," La Salle coach Dr. John Giannini said in a statement. "We believe it is in the best interest of all parties that Christian Standhardinger does not attend La Salle University.”

There's more from the Daily News here.


Now for the latest installment of Crunchy Numbers.

Drexel

- The Dragons's offense ranks 10th nationally in offensive rebounding percentage, but their defense ranks 341st in steal percentage forced.
- Chris Fouch ranks 18th nationally in percentage of possible shots taken.

La Salle

- The Explorers rank 96th nationally in offensive efficiency, and 239th in defensive efficiency.
- Jerrell Williams ranks 54th nationally in fouls drawn per 40 minutes.

Penn

- The Quakers rank 38th nationally in two-point offense, but 321st in two-point defense.
- Zack Rosen ranks 24th nationally in percentage of possibile minutes played. Jack Eggleston ranks fourth.

Saint Joseph's

- The Hawks' defense ranks 21st nationally in team block percentage, but 312th in steal percentage.
- C.J. Aiken ranks seventh nationally in individual block percentage.

Temple

- The Owls rank 34th nationally in lowest turnover percentage, but 268th in ratio of free throw attempts to field goal attempts.
- Micheal Eric ranks 94th nationally in individual defensive rebounding percentage.

Villanova

- The Wildcats ranks 18th in offensive efficiency and 20th in defensive efficiency.
- Maalik Wayns ranks 15th nationally in individual assist rate.

Ken Pomeroy's primer on what all the aforementioned rankings mean can be found here.

Team
Record
Conf.
Big 5
Drexel
11-5
3-3
2-0
88 (78)
65 (55)
72 (58)
95 (98)
163 (164)
La Salle
8-10
0-3
1-1
158 (145)
t180 (165)
178 (170)
228 (228)
125 (82)
Penn
5-7
0-0
0-2
203 (206)
189 (179)
206 (196)
237 (238)
123 (112)
St. Joseph's
5-12
0-4
0-1
179 (162)
199 (173)
198 (191)
192 (181)
41 (45)
Temple
12-4
3-1
0-1
33 (35)
33 (21)
28 (29)
27 (19)
28 (30)
Villanova
16-2
4-1
4-0
11 (11)
12 (16)
11 (14)
16 (18)
45 (84)

Jonathan Tannenwald Philly.com
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