B10 Tempo Free States (Midseason Report)

We are just about the midpoint of the season (PSU has 15 games under their belt), so this is as good a time as any to review the tempo free stats for the B10 teams. Details are in the interactive chart above but here are the leaders along with Penn State’s spot in the rankings.

Pace
1. Indiana 69.9
4. Penn State 66.8

Offensive Efficiency
1. Indiana 114 pts per 100 possessions
5. Penn State 197 pts per 100 possessions

Defensive Efficiency
1. Wisconsin 82.4 pts per 100 possessions
9. Penn State 95.7 pts per 100 possessions

Efficiency Margin
1. Wisconsin 26.2 pts per 100 possessions
6. Penn State 11.6 pts per 100 possessions

2PT FG Percentage
1. Indiana 53.8%
7. Penn State 49.5%

2PT FG Percent Defense
1. Wisconsin 40.6%
9. Penn State 46.8%

3PT FG Percentage
1. Minnesota 38.4%
9. Penn State 32.4%

3PT FG Percentage Defense

1. Ohio State 28.4%
8. Penn State 32.8%

Effective FG Percentage
1. Indiana 54.4
7. Penn State 49.2

Effective FG Percentage Defense
1. Ohio State 43.1%
8. Penn State 47.7

Free Throw Percentage

1. Indiana 74.7%
10. Penn State 60.3%

Free Throw Proficiency
1. Indiana 35.2%
10.Penn State 19.9%

Free Throw Rate Defense
1. Ohio State 19.9%
5. Penn State 35.0%

Offensive Rebound Percentage
1. Michigan State 44.4%
2. Penn State 41.1%

Defensive Rebound Percentage

1. Wisconsin 72.5%
5. Penn State 70.0%

Turnover Rate
1. Wisconsin 17.8%
2. Penn State 18.6%

Turnover Rate Defense
1. Minnesota 27.9%
6. PSU 21.7%

Assist/Turnover Rate

1. Northwestern 1.57
3. Penn State 1.23

Assist/Turnover Rate Defense

1. Purdue 0.62
6. Penn State 0.90

Assisted Baskets
1. Northwestern 73.7%
6. Penn State 58.4%

Assisted Basket Defense
1. Illinois 48.2%
4. Penn State 57.0%

Turnover Rate Margin

1. Northwestern 8.8%
5. PSU 3.1%

As someone who has followed the stats for a while, it’s a real pleasure to not see us at the bottom of all the defensive lists. Improving our defense was our most critical need coming into the season and we appear to have made significant progress.