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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Tempo-Free Breakdown

John "Big Ten Wonk" Gasaway has an awesome article up today at Basketball Prospectus looking at tempo-free and efficiency stats for conference games only. Here is his breakdown of the Big Ten:

1. Wisconsin61.01.090.92+0.17
2. Indiana67.41.060.90+0.16
3. Ohio State67.21.030.88+0.15
4. Purdue65.41.050.94+0.11
5. Michigan State64.81.050.96+0.09
6. Illinois62.
7. Minnesota69.70.981.00-0.02
8. Iowa62.60.911.00-0.09
9. Michigan64.20.961.10-0.14
10.Penn State62.80.981.13-0.15

(Conference games only through January 28)
Pace: possessions per 40 minutes
PPP: points per possession
Opp. PPP: opponent points per possession
EM: efficiency margin (PPP - Opp. PPP)

To read Mr. Gasaway's entire breakdown and see stats for every conference visit his article at Basketball Prospectus.

Basically the only surprises here are the high ranks for both Ohio State and Illinois. Some may also be surprised to see Michigan State rank in at 5th in efficiency margin.

Comments on "Tempo-Free Breakdown"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (January 29, 2008 at 1:22 PM) : 

#1- i was surprised to see Ohio State's defense the most efficient in the conference.
#2- how terrible is Northwestern? they make Michigan look good!


Blogger Brad said ... (January 29, 2008 at 1:41 PM) : 

No doubt the bottom of the Big Ten is garbage, and Northwestern is not only an embarassment to the Big Ten this year but to all of college basketball.


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