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Crunchy Numbers: Surveying the City Six

I had a bit of extra time to put together this week's stats roundup, so I decided to put together some of the team statistics that stand out so far this season

Crunchy Numbers: Surveying the City Six

I had a bit of extra time to put together this week's stats roundup. So in addition to the usual table, I decided to put together some of the team statistics that stand out so far this season.

I can't promise that I'm going to do this every week, but I'll try to do it a few times this season.

For each of the City Six teams, I've put together a report that highlights their good and bad traits so far. Statistics considered "good" are those in which a team ranks above 100, and statistics considered "bad" are those in which a team ranks 300 or below.

Statistics in which a team is raned in the top 10 nationally are italicized.

All numbers come from Ken Pomeroy's team pages. You can get at them via the main Pomeroy ratings page here.


Drexel

Offensive efficiency: 117th (102.9 points per 100 possessions)
Defensive efficiency: 88th (95.1 points per 100 possesions)

Good

Effective field goal percentage, offense: 50th (53.3%)
Offensive rebounding percentage, offense: 3rd (45.2%)
Three-point shooting percentage, offense: 30th (40.7%)

Two-point shooting percentage, offense: 88th (50.9%)
Steal percentage, offense: 60th (7.7%)
Two-point baskets as percentage of total points, offense: 39th (58.9%)

Effective field goal percentage, defense: 62nd (43.8%)
Offensive rebounding percentage, defense: 40th (27.1%)
Three-point shooting percentage, defense: 24th (26.4%)

Free throw percentage, defense: 98th (64.9%)
Assists to field goals made ratio, defense: 29th (43.0%)
Two-point baskets as percentage of total points, defense: 78th (55.6%)

Bad

Free throw percentage, offense: 317th (59.4%)
Three-point attempts as a percentage of field goal attempts, offense: 325th (23.8%)
Turnover percentage, defense: 320th (16.9%)


La Salle

Offensive efficiency: 99th (104.1 points per 100 possessions)
Defensive efficiency: 192nd (101.3 points per 100 possessions)

Good

Effective field goal percentage, offense: 35th (54.4%)
Offensive rebounding percentage, offense: 69th (36.9%)
Three-point shooting percentage, offense: 64th (38.2%)

Two-point shooting percentage, offense: 37th (53.6%)
Two-point baskets as percentage of total points, offense: 5th (64.2%)

Effective field goal percentage, defense: 88th (45.1%)
Free throw percentage, defense: 95th (64.7%)
Block percentage, defense: 98th (11.5%)

Three-point attempts as a percentage of field goal attempts, offense: 355th (21.8%)
Turnover percentage, defense: 302nd (17.5%)
Offensive rebounding percentage, defense: 303rd (38.8%)

Bad

Three-point attempts as a percentage of field goal attempts, defense: 355th (21.8%)
Three-point baskets as percentage of total points, defense: 316th (19.1%)
Turnover percentage, defense: 302nd (17.5%)
Offensive rebounding percentage, defense: 303rd (38.8%)


Penn

Offensive efficency: 179th (99.5 points per 100 possessions)
Defensive efficiency: 263rd (105.0 points per 100 possessions)

Good

Effective field goal percentage, offense: 58th (52.8%)
Two-point shooting percentage, offense: 16th (56.5%)
Block percentage, offense: 52nd (61.%)
Steal percentage, offense: 81st (8.2%)

Three-point attempts as a percentage of field goal attempts, offense: 18th (43.3%)
Assists to field goals made ratio, offense: 48th (61.3%)
Three-point baskets as percentage of total points, offense: 96th (30.9%)

Free throw attempts to field goal attempts ratio, defense: 77th (28.8%)
Three-point attempts as a percentage of field goal attempts, defense: 18th (43.3%)
Two-point baskets as percentage of total points, offense: 56th (57.1%)

Bad

Offensive rebounding percentage, offense: 321st (24.7%)
Free throw percentage, defense: 310th (74.7%)


Saint Joseph's

Offensive efficiency: 184th (99.1 points per 100 possessions)
Defensive efficiency: 132nd (98.2 points per 100 possessions)

Good

Free throw percentage, offense: 47th (74.1%)
Assists to field goals made ratio, offense: 81st (58.9%)
Free throws as percentage of total points, offense: 65th (24.9%)

Offensive rebounding percentage, defense: 84th (29.3%)
Free throw attempts to field goal attempts ratio, defense: 88th (32.2%)
Three-point shooting percentage, defense: 62nd (28.6%)

Free throw percentage, defense: 70th (63.8%)
Block percentage, defense: 85th (11.95%)
Two-point baskets as percentage of total points, defense: 36th (58.9%)

Bad

Three-point shooting percentage, offense: 318th (26.0%)
Steal percentage, defense: 309th (7.1%)
Assists to field goals made ratio, offense: 310th (62.6%)


Temple

Offensive efficiency: 109th (103.5 points per 100 possesions)
Defensive efficiency: 5th (86.5 points per 100 possessions)

Good

Turnover percentage, offense: 76th (18.8%)
Block percentage, offense: 15th (4.9%)
Two-point baskets as percentage of total points, offense: 1st (66.5%)

Effecitve field goal percentage, defense: 7th (39.0%)
Offensive rebounding percentage, defense: 37th (27.0%)
Three-point shooting percentage, defense: 39th (27.3%)

Two-point shooting percentage, defense: 11th (38.4%)
Steal percentage, defense: 82nd (11.3%)
Three-point attempts as a percentage of field goal attempts, defense: 22nd (25.0%)

Assists to field goals made ratio, defense: 97th (50.0%)
Three-point baskets as percentage of total points, defense: 82nd (55.5%)
Two-point baskets as percentage of total points, defense: 77th (24.8%)

Bad

Free throw attempts to field goal attempts ratio, offense: 323rd (26.2%)
Three-point shooting percentage, offense: 337th (23.8%)

Free throws as percentage of total points, offense: 315th (15.2%)
Three-point baskets as percentage of total points, offense: 321st (18.4%)
Three-point baskets as percentage of total points, defense: 311th (19.7%)


Villanova

Offensive efficiency: 9th (114.4 points per possession)
Defensive efficiency: 23rd (89.6 points per possession)

Good

Turnover percentage, offense: 4th (14.3%)
Offensive rebounding percentage, offense: 60th (38.0%)
Two-point shooting percentage, offense: 64th (52.0%)

Steal percentage, offense: 22nd (6.8%)
Assists to field goals made ratio, offense: 79th (59.1%)
Two-point baskets as percentage of total points, offense: 81st (55.7%)

Effective field goal percentage, defense: 14th (40.8%)
Offensive rebounding percentage, defense: 23rd (26.2%)
Free throw attempts to field goal attempts ratio, defense: 43rd (28.7%)

Three-point shooting percentage, defense: 43rd (27.5%)
Two-point shooting percentage, defense: 25th (40.5%)
Block percentage, defense: 27th (15.2%)
Three-point baskets as percentage of total points, defense: 61st (32.2%)


Team
Record
Conf.
Big 5
Drexel
3-1
0-0
1-0
95 (126)
48 (10)
70 (77)
147 (158)
263 (233)
La Salle
5-2
0-0
0-0
138 (151)
75 (137)
111 (130)
167 (176)
170 (232)
Penn
2-3
0-0
0-0
217 (229)
189 (112)
229 (240)
273 (284)
108 (204)
St. Joseph's
3-2
0-0
0-0
160 (168)
108 (168)
150 (207)
142 (214)
134 (129)
Temple
3-2
0-0
0-0
39 (33)
132 (128)
55 (34)
34 (32)
65 (237)
Villanova
5-1
0-0
0-0
9 (7)
68 (109)
19 (27)
41 (64)
153 (261)

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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