For the most part we’re all drinking kool aid–just different flavors, that’s the beauty of sports, I can make my team as good or as bad as they are…or as I see them to be(in my head.) Recently people have been asking how many mental pushups we’re putting behind our gallon of kool aid, or if we’re just throwing around the drink…so I figured I’d offer this service up to try and water down the flavor of choice. After each game I’m going to update the season averages in 6 Offensive and 5 Defensive areas and compare them to last season. We’ll start with the stats that we have now since 5 games is a pretty decent set of data to go off of.
It is true that no amount of looking at stats will change the fact that we lost a game or won it, but it could be a basis of fact that we can at least work off of to see how our progress is going. We’ll be using last year’s team as a basis of what we see Penn State basketball success as being. (Just go with that, I imagine we’d relive last year every year if we could in some form or another)
After each game–The YTD stats will be updated and the stat’s change compared to the prior game will be followed by a (+ or -) when a stat moves in favor of the Lions it (+,-) will be Green, not in favor, Red and how much they changed. After each 5 games I’ll post a summary of how each stat has changed in those 5 games to get a sense of trends that might be happening. I hope that by doing so we can track different areas of our play in a simple and straight forward way.
The first number is the YTD comparision to last year, the second number is the total change since the previous game. If it’s a good change for us it’s green, bad change it’s red.
THIS UPDATE:::Sacred Heart–>UVA
Three Pt%-33.3 —(+.3)
PPG-65.3 ---------( +.1)