Yearly Archives: 2005

I know I can’t be the only one that’s noticed that the discussion regarding player of the year has ignored defense or any other aspect besides scoring. It’s like the award has been renamed scorer of the year. And even if it was, Randy Foye deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as JJ […]

I’m working on getting some pages up with the Dean Oliver-style individual stats. In the meantime, enjoy these recent Lines o’ the Night, won’t you? Last Friday FG 3pt FT Reb Min M-A M-A M-A O-T A F S TO BLK Pts Rodney Stuckey 34 9-15 1-2 5-6 3-3 7 2 7 0 1 24 […]

My Christmas gift to you: A link on the stats page to a csv file containing the efficiency and tempo data for every team. Load it into Excel and go to town. It’s not Malibu Barbie, but maybe you can find a use for it. I’ll be back sometime next week. Line o’ the Night […]

Airing of Grievances

Dear Ken, Love your blog.  But, why is Gonzaga overrated?  They’re doing quite well against a top-10 schedule while playing without key contributors.  They’ve beaten good teams in MSU and Maryland.  Their losses were entirely respectable. They lost to UConn by 1 after playing three overtimes the night before, and they lost to Washington by […]

FG 3pt FT Reb Min M-A M-A M-A O-T A F S TO BLK Pts Rodney Carney 30 14-25 5-10 4-4 6-10 2 0 4 2 0 37 Result: Win. Memphis 76, Louisiana Tech 58. It’s occurred to me that I’ve been a little too focused on the overrated so far this season (Houston, hello!). […]

Juanderful

FG 3pt FT Reb Min M-A M-A M-A O-T A F S TO BLK Pts Kevin Hamilton 39 13-20 7-10 5-6 2-7 2 3 1 6 0 38 Result: Win. Holy Cross 82, Chattanooga 65. I was won over by the fact that two separate Holy Cross fans e-mailed me about Hamilton’s San Juan Shootout […]

Individual Stat Leaders

I’m getting a little closer to posting some of the more exotic individual stats on a regular basis. For now, here are some of the national leaders (through Saturday). I’ve required one to play in 40% of his team’s minutes to qualify. For shooting stats, a player needs to average four FGAs per game. Stats […]

More Scoreless Material

Thanks to some reader e-mail, I can begin work on the history of great scoreless streaks in college hoops. Illinois fans were quick to point out that their team blanked Northwestern for the first 15:13 of a February 19, 2000 game at Welsh Ryan. And Duke fans insisted I point out that the NCAA Record […]

Suddenly those awful offensive games by Southern Miss don’t appear to be so bad. Last night, Princeton tied the record for fewest points scored by a Division I team in the “modern era” (since the three-point line was introduced) in a 41-21 loss to Monmouth. Princeton, who regularly is among the best at passing the […]

Bally Started It

This date, 12-14-2005, is a day that marks a new dawn in this site’s development. OK, actually I was going to try and rip off some of Kyle’s work in his latest essay. My conscience would be clear, too, since he stole the whole animated basketball idea from me. But truth be told, I’m not […]