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Crunchy Numbers

Our weekly roundup of local team's statistical highs and lows.

Crunchy Numbers

First of all, a disclaimer: I wrote the bulk of this post during last night's games. I have updated the records and the rankings in the two tables to reflect those results.

The team and individual performance statistics, however, remain just based on results through Tuesday.

Also, a reminder that the Schyulkill 16 teamsheet table is arranged in the order of the most recent Schuylkill 16 poll.
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/pretzel/The_Schuylkill_16_2010-11_Week_13.html
Drexel
http://kenpom.com/team.php?team=Drexel
- The Dragons have the 23rd-ranked defensive efficiency in the nation, but the 230th-ranked offensive efficiency.
- Despite playing in a limited role (defined as 12 to 16 percent of team possessions used), Frantz Massenat has the 96th-best individual free throw rate in the nation.
La Salle
http://kenpom.com/team.php?team=La%20Salle
- The Explorers rank 76th nationally in three-point shooting percentage, but 268th in ratio of free throw attempts to field goal attempts.
- Aaric Murray ranks 66th nationally in individual block percenrage.
Penn
http://kenpom.com/team.php?team=Pennsylvania
- The Quakers' defense ranks 80th in offensive rebounding percenage given up, but their offense ranks 336th in offensive rebounding percentage obtained. 
- Jack Eggleston ranks 12th nationally in percentage of possible minutes played.
Saint Joseph's
http://kenpom.com/team.php?team=Saint%20Joseph's
- The Hawks' defense ranks 11th in block percentage, but 310th in turnover percentage forced.
- C.J. Aiken is now up to No. 3 in the nation in individual block percentage.
Temple
http://kenpom.com/team.php?team=Temple
- The Owls are very good in a lot of statistical categories, and not very bad in any. So I will highlight two good ones. The offense ranks 27th-best in turnover percentage committed, and the defense ranks 24th-best in effective field goal percentage given up.
- Khalif Wyatt is No. 27 in the nation in individual steal percentage.
Villanova
http://kenpom.com/team.php?team=Villanova
- The Wildcats have the 11th-best three-point defense in the country, despite the fact that Jeremy Hazell has gone off yet again as I write this. But the Wildcats' defense also is ranked a lowly 259th in turnover percentage forced, which may account for why Hazell has had the ball so much.

Also, a reminder that the Schyulkill 16 teamsheet table is arranged in the order of the most recent Schuylkill 16 poll.

Drexel

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- The Dragons have the 23rd-ranked defensive efficiency in the nation, but the 230th-ranked offensive efficiency.
- Despite playing in a limited role (defined as 12 to 16 percent of team possessions used), Frantz Massenat has the 96th-best individual free throw rate in the nation.

La Salle

- The Explorers rank 76th nationally in three-point shooting percentage, but 268th in ratio of free throw attempts to field goal attempts.
- Aaric Murray ranks 66th nationally in individual block percentage.

Penn

- The Quakers' defense ranks 80th in offensive rebounding percenage given up, but their offense ranks 336th in offensive rebounding percentage obtained. 
- Jack Eggleston ranks 12th nationally in percentage of possible minutes played.

Saint Joseph's

- The Hawks' defense ranks 11th in block percentage, but 310th in turnover percentage forced.
- C.J. Aiken is now up to No. 3 in the nation in individual block percentage.

Temple

- The Owls are very good in a lot of statistical categories, and not very bad in any. So I will highlight two good ones. The offense ranks 27th-best in turnover percentage committed, and the defense ranks 24th-best in effective field goal percentage given up.
- Khalif Wyatt is No. 27 in the nation in individual steal percentage.

Villanova

- The Wildcats have the 11th-best three-point defense in the country, despite the fact that Jeremy Hazell has gone off yet again as I write this. But the Wildcats' defense also is ranked a lowly 259th in turnover percentage forced, which may account for why Hazell has had the ball so much.
- Mouphtaou Yarou ranks 63rd in the nation in individual offensive rebounding percentage.

Team
Record
Conf.
Big 5
Drexel
17-10
9-7
2-0
100 (73)
85 (52)
82 (65)
107 (87)
126 (114)
La Salle
12-14
4-7
2-1
181 (169)
165 (161)
167 (158)
212 (223)
136 (131)
Penn
9-12
3-4
1-3
183 (156)
190 (167)
188 (171)
231 (216)
152 (157)
St. Joe's
7-17
2-8
0-3
201 (202)
201 (204)
202 (203)
213 (226)
63 (41)
Temple
19-5
9-2
1-1
39 (36)
30 (32)
30 (31)
19 (21)
79 (69)
Villanova
20-6
8-5
4-0
13 (10)
14 (13)
16 (11)
25 (15)
22 (25)

 

Team
Top 50 wins
201+ losses
Avg. win
Avg. loss
4
0
126
42
2
0
168
44
2
1
180
93
3
1
121
59
1
0
179
90
1
0
190
44
0
1
229
115
0
3
220
119
0
2
219
118
0
1
200
93
1
3
209
102
0
4
248
166
0
3
268
141
0
1
194
105
0
6
220
171
0
5
276
153

Jonathan Tannenwald Philly.com
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Soft Pretzel Logic is Philly.com's college sports blog, with a primary focus on the University of Pennsylvania. You'll also see coverage of the Big 5, other major college sports events in the region, and the annual Penn Relays track and field meet.

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