Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Crunchy Numbers

Villanova's defensive efficiency is strong, but the Wildcats aren't forcing many turnovers.

Crunchy Numbers

Time for our weekly look at statistical highs and lows across the City Six.

Drexel 

- The Dragons' defense allows the sixth-lowest effective field goal percentage in the country, but their offense's effective field goal percentage produced is ranked No. 312.
- Daryl McCoy is ranked No. 18 nationally in individual defensive rebounding percentage and No. 52 in individual offensive rebounding percentage.

La Salle

- The Explorers are ranked 27th in offensive rebounding percentage gained, but 268th in offensive rebounding percentage given up.
- Jerrell Williams is ranked No. 61 nationally in fouls drawn per 40 minutes.

Penn

- The Quakers' offense ranks 56th in the nation in two-point field goal percentage, but the defense ranks 300th in two-point field goal percentage given up.
- Jack Eggleston is ranked No. 44 nationaly in least fouls committed per 40 minutes. Interestingly, Conor Turley averages 5.2 fouls committed per 40 minutes. That shouldn't be possible, but I guess it's a function of all the overtime games Penn has played.

Saint Joseph's

- The Hawks' offense has the 29th-lowest turnover percentage in the nation, but only the 294th-best effective field goal percentage.
- Carl Jones is ranked No. 79 nationally in individual percentage of possessions used, i.e. possessions where an action by that player ends the play (with a shot, a turnover, a foul, et cetera).

Temple

- The Owls' defense allows the 21st-lowest effective field goal percentage in the country, but for some reason it also gives up the 301st-worst free throw shooting percentage. Maybe the Owls should play basketball at the Linc so they can have a more difficult shooting background.
- Among the many reasons why Scootie Randall will be sorely missed at Duke tomorrow: he has the 46th-best individual offensive rating in the nation.

Villanova

- The Wildcats have a lot of defensive strengths, as borne out by their 29th-ranked defensive efficiency. But they still struggle to create turnovers, as evidenced by their 267th-ranked turnover percentage forced.
- Corey Fisher is ranked No. 87 nationally in True Shooting Percentage, which adds a factor for free throw percentage into effective field goal percentage.

Team
Record
Conf.
Big 5
Drexel
18-9
9-7
2-0
99 (100)
70 (85)
86 (82)
99 (107)
134 (126)
La Salle
12-15
4-8
2-1
188 (181)
183 (165)
169 (167)
222 (212)
147 (136)
Penn
11-12
5-4
1-3
169 (183)
155 (190)
170 (188)
214 (231)
149 (152)
St. Joe's
7-19
2-10
0-4
202 (201)
198 (201)
199 (202)
230 (213)
54 (63)
Temple
21-5
11-2
2-1
34 (39)
t32 (30)
30 (30)
17 (19)
86 (79)
Villanova
21-7
9-6
4-0
16 (13)
28 (14)
17 (16)
30 (25)
21 (22)

Team
Top 50 wins
201+ losses
Avg. win
Avg. loss
2
0
162
44
6
0
128
47
1
2
179
117
4
1
117
55
1
0
191
43
2
1
170
96
0
2
226
121
0
1
204
95
0
3
217
118
0
1
216
110
0
5
251
175
1
1
212
97
0
4
264
140
0
0
193
94
0
5
281
47
0
6
219
179

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.

Reach Jonathan at jtannenwald@phillynews.com or 215-854-2330.

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