[quote="kidcoyote, post:1, topic:1656"]Hey, at least there's some consistency, except for rebounding. Looks like a long way to 64, or is it 96? Now if it were 256.....The good news? It's still early.
Check out some other Big 10 stats. Incredibly, IU and NW are 5th and 6th in shooting percentage nationally. And IU is in the 50’s in two other categories. Uh oh. Those 1st two games, IU and UM away, are looking tougher.[/quote]
Some of those numbers, specifically scoring and rebounding, are distorted because we play at one of the slowest paces in the country (specifically we are 320th in pace). Things look differently from a tempo-free perspective.
Our adjusted offensive efficiency is 107.2 or 71st in the country (better than both Michigan and Indiana).
Our offensive rebounding percentage is 35% or 108th in the country (better than both Michigan and Indiana).
Unfortunately, both Michigan and Indiana are better than us in the equivalent defensive measures.
Makes sense. That’s a little relief. But on pace, I think I brought this up before, are we slow because we don’t break enough, or because once forced into the halfcourt we struggle to get a shot within a reasonable time? Teams like Wisky and NW are great in the halfcourt and while both seem quicker than their prior clubs, forced into the halfcourt, they are much quicker to get a shot, and seem much more organized in its execution, and they don’t waste the clock, especially NW. They seem to do layups and 3’s. We have a mishmash of shots, many times bailed out by a 3 or Talor driving.
On a non-tempo stat, they kill us on shooting percentage, which might be due to breaking, and I haven’t seen IU play, but NW is getting halfcourt layups. Shurna’s on highlights all the time with dunks, Crawford a bunch too.