Thursday, July 2, 2015

Crunchy Numbers

Our weekly look at statistical highs and lows across the City Six.

Crunchy Numbers

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Drexel

- The Dragons' defense gives up the second fewest offensive rebounds per 100 possessions in the nation, but that same unit is ranked 337th nationally in turnovers forced per 100 possessions.
- Two players are ranked in the top 30 of individual defensive rebounding percentage: Daryl McCoy at No. 27 and Samme Givens at No. 29.

La Salle

- The Explorers' offense ranks 38th nationally in three-point shooting, but 283rd in ratio of free throw attempts to field goal attempts.
- Jerrell Williams ranks 25th nationally in percentage of his team's possessions used.

Penn

- The Quakers' offense ranks 68th nationally in effective field goal percentage, but their defense is ranked 319th in effective field goal percentage given up.
- Jack Eggleston is now up to No. 3 nationally in percenrage of possible minutes played. The only players above him are Presbyterian's Khalid Mutakabbir and Texas Southern's Kevin Galloway.

Saint Joseph's

- The Hawks' offense has the 76th-lowest turnover percentage given up in the nation, but their defense has the 327th-worst turnover percentage forced.
- Carl Jones ranks 60th in the nation in fouls drawn per 40 minutes.

Temple

- The Owls have the 17th-best defensive efficiency in the nation, but their offense has the 281st-worst ratio of free throw attempts to field goal attempts.
- Scootie Randall ranks 40th in the nation in individual turnover percentage, which is the percentage of a player's possessions that result in him committing a turnover.

Villanova

- The Wildcats' offense has the 45th-best turnover percentage committed in the nation, but their defense has the 226th-worst turnover percentage forced.
- Mouphtaou Yarou has the 64th-best individual offensive rebounding percentage in the country.

Team
Record
Conf.
Big 5
Drexel
13-6
5-4
2-0
76 (88)
59 (65)
68 (72)
99 (95)
127 (163)
La Salle
9-11
1-4
1-1
165 (158)
164 (t180)
170 (178)
228 (228)
121 (125)
Penn
6-8
0-0
1-3
180 (203)
191 (189)
184 (206)
224 (237)
96 (123)
St. Joseph's
5-14
0-5
0-2
185 (179)
210 (199)
209 (198)
218 (192)
39 (41)
Temple
13-5
3-2
1-1
39 (33)
37 (33)
34 (28)
32 (27)
40 (28)
Villanova
17-2
5-1
4-0
10 (11)
10 (12)
8 (11)
12 (16)
36 (45)

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