Penn State Conference Only Efficiency Numbers

A few weeks ago, Spartans Weblog did a rather complete game by game graphical analysis, including trendlines of all the Big Ten schools efficiency numbers for the past season. I decided to take a look at his Penn State numbers in a little more detail. First some background on the graphs: Background info First, some …

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B10 Tempo Free Team Stats (in conference only thru 02/04)

We are now halfway through conference play so it’s time to take another look at the key tempo free team statistics. I’ll run through many of the numbers and note any significant change for Penn State from the previous report that I published on January 15th. Penn State remains 7th in the league in pace …

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Four Factor Analysis (PSU at Ind)

Don’t know that there’s much to say here. Indiana has a solid lead in many of the categories. We do have a slight edge in offensive rebounding but with Claxton’s loss, who knows if we can sustain that. Turnovers are the one area where we look ok. We are better at protecting the ball and …

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Tempo Free Team Stats (thru 01/15/08 – conference games only)

While we are only four games into conference play, some trends are definitely beginning to emerge. Rather than go through each of the categories and list where Penn State stands, I’ll just comment on those categories where we stand out – good or bad. In one of the more surprising stats to surface, PSU is …

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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. …

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Wisconsin at Penn State Four Factor Analysis Tool

Wisconsin pretty much owns the stats against us. We do have a better offensive rebounding percentage and we do turn the ball over less than they do. However, countering that, Wisconsin is a better defensive rebounding team and they force more turnovers than we do. We will likely have to win both the rebounding and …

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B10 Ten Team Tempo Free Stats (thru games of 01/10/08)

Here’s my user visualization model of the B10 Tempo Free Stats as of today. I’ve preloaded the entry page with the efficiency margin numbers because I think they raise an interesting question. Clearly, Minnesota has been playing well. Their efficiency numbers put them right up their in the elite of the Big Ten. The magic …

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