I was visiting the Big Ten official stats site and was shocked to find tempo-free rebounding stats.
Is someone over there paying attention and starting to understand the importance of tempo-free numbers?
I’m tired of hearing an announcer say that PSU is the best offensive rebounding team in the league only to have it be qualifed with “well they do miss a lot of shots which explains it”. We are one of the best rebounding teams in the conference independent of how many shots we miss and don’t need a disclaimer on our accomplishments.
Here are the league overall numbers:
and the league conference only numbers:
Gradually, we will make inroads.
NOTE: This is actually more of an acceptance by Stat Crew Software, who provides the stats for most, if not all, of the NCAA conferences, than it is the Big Ten. Stat Crew started including the rebounding percentage numbers in their reports so it’s showing up in conferences across the country.
Now if the announcers would only begin to understand it.