Monthly Archives: January 2006

So this e-mail is from, um, some…body. It never hurts to sign your name, people. Ken, There are a few question i was hoping you could help me out with. First, I was wondering if you knew what the record is for most 40 point games in a season? Also, who you thought this year’s […]

Measuring Intangibles

Maybe I’ll just answer e-mail the rest of the season, or at least this week. Send me your questions, criticisms, complaints, insults, etc. Ken, Jordan Farmar is “occasionally celebrated” because he’s just a sophomore and he is one of the reasons the Bruins continue to compete in spite of a rash of injuries.  When they […]

FG 3pt FT Reb Min M-A M-A M-A O-T A F S TO BLK Pts Calvin Wooten 35 10-20 5-12 15-16 1-4 4 2 1 3 1 40 Result: Win. Oakland 95, Valparaiso 89.

A Correction

Ryan K. had a beef with my leniency on Marco Killingsworth yesterday. So I decided to do a little investigating. How does Killingsworth’s TORate compare with other high usage players around the country? There are 27 players that have used over 30% of their team’s possessions (minimum 40% minutes played). Here are the most turnover […]

Mmmmmm….Turnovers

A couple of housekeeping notes. I forgot that I put together some notes on what various individual stats mean before the season. Here’s the link. It doesn’t cover everything, but I’ll add the rest shortly. Hi Ken, I love that you have added tempo-free stats for every team. Just a quick question about that. How […]

Strange Indeed

Long-time reader Louis from Vermont provides us with a nomination for the wacky box score of the year: Ken: Yesterday’s game between Vermont and BU was very strange. BU won 43-41. Vermont outshot BU 55% to 25%! The killer stat was BU’s 25 offensive rebounds to 2 for Vermont. Vermont was able to take only […]

Some random notes from the weekend that was… – Baylor is close to owning the triple crown of bad shooting. They currently rank dead last in the nation in free throw shooting and three-point shooting. There are only 17 teams worse than Baylor in the two point shooting department. This is a combination of Baylor […]

Break Time

I know I promised some more explanation on individual stats, but I haven’t had the time to get to it. I’ll give it a shot next week when I should have some individual leaderboards for your examination. I’m not expecting to be able to do any updates to the site (ratings/RPI/stats) until Sunday. Line o’ […]

FG 3pt FT Reb Min M-A M-A M-A O-T A F S TO BLK Pts Ledell Eackles 31 4-13 0-5 3-5 1-1 11 1 3 1 0 11 Result: Loss. Florida Atlantic 97, Campbell 88. Not the most sensational line, but this guy brought back memories of when his dad played on some woeful Bullets […]

Offensive rating is a measure of an individual player’s efficiency. In its simplest form, it’s points produced divided by possessions used. If you want to know more than that, you must read Dean Oliver’s Basketball on Paper. Otherwise you’ll have to take my word that the formula is about as good as it gets for […]