The Schedule Lightens Ever So Slightly: A Brief Stats Update

Submitted by LSAClassOf2000 on February 12th, 2014 at 1:02 PM

THE SCHEDULE LIGHTENS EVER SO SLIGHTLY…

We’re starting to find the downslide of the second stretch of “AHHHHH!” in the Big Ten schedule, and there is probably not a better time to provide a minor stats update than coming off a nice win in Columbus. They’ll be charted below, of course, but the four factors in this specific game where as follows:

Michigan eFG% - 49.06%, Ohio State eFG% - 47.12%

Michigan OREB% - 42.42%, Ohio State OREB% - 24.24%

Michigan FTR – 41.51%, Ohio State FTR – 30.77%

Michigan TOV% - 12.56%, Ohio State TOV% - 11.93%

So, for this game, we managed much better rebounding and we got to the line considerably more than Ohio State. Actually, in reply to a question asked in a game thread recently, offensive rebounding has been trending better. See the conference trend below:

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Here is the updated summary table, current as of this morning:

 

MICHIGAN

OPPONENT

Field Goal %

49.52%

45.08%

Three Point %

40.88%

32.27%

Effective FG%

57.29%

50.35%

Free Throw %

76.63%

72.26%

Off. Rebound %

27.51%

31.11%

Def. Rebound %

68.89%

72.49%

Assist / Turnover Ratio

1.42

1.31

True Shooting %

61.89%

53.79%

Free Throw Rate

37.13%

29.20%

Possessions

60.12

60.88

Points / Possession

1.20

1.08

Turnover %

15.05%

14.92%

We still maintain a considerable shooting advantage overall, and the gap that exists in our offensive rebounding percentage is narrowing. We also still play a pretty clean game in comparison to our opponents and end up at the line much more often. Some people have talked about the elevated turnover rates, and they aren’t seeing things – the trend is slightly upward, although it has been better lately. See the conference results below:

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That also reflects in this trend of assist / turnover ratio, which as you will note is trending downward overall (we average about 14 assists to 10 turnovers per game in conference play at this point):

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FOUR FACTORS

Here are the four factors over the last five games –

 photo 12Feb_eFG_zps12bcae18.png  photo 12Feb_OREB_zpsf67640e4.png  photo 12Feb_FTR_zps6bcb12c0.png  photo 12Feb_TOV_zps3ceea615.png

Other stats of note –

 photo 12Feb_ATR_zpsbbc7482f.png  photo 12Feb_PPP_zpsba4ffa5f.png  photo 12Feb_TSP_zpsab484459.png  photo 12Feb_DREB_zps95bc43b4.png

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Comments

LSAClassOf2000

February 12th, 2014 at 2:40 PM ^

I suppose I should start putting "at" in there for away games to help clarify things. I will go back and fix that for future updates, especially if I am going to post the trending like I did here. Sorry about the confusion, everyone.