Monthly Archives: December 2005

Cramming

FG 3pt FT Reb Min M-A M-A M-A O-T A F S TO BLK Pts Alain LaRoche 30 8-13 0-0 5-6 7-14 3 4 2 1 1 21 Result: Win. North Florida 81, Savannah State 62. It’s finals time at most schools, therefore the schedule is light this week. So expect a lot of ho-hum […]

The weekend’s Ugliest Game Award goes to yesterday’s battle between Creighton and Nebraska. Both teams shot under 30% from the field. Normally, you’d at least have the consolation of a close game in that circumstance, but Creighton won 70-44 in part due to 31 Nebraska turnovers, the most by a power conference team so far […]

Here’s a game-by-game summary of the most disappointing offense in the nation – the Stanford Cardinal (using raw efficiency): Opponent Season DE (Rank) Stanford OE UC Irvine 94.8(135) 93.9 San Francisco 110.0(311) 92.1 Cal Poly 112.3(319) 105.9 Montana 96.7(164) 102.8 UC Davis 111.2(315) 92.5 Stanford has played three of the 25 worst defenses in the […]

Missouri State is really starting to worry me. Last night they went to 5-0 and although they haven’t played a killer schedule, laying a smack down on Oral Roberts in a hostile environment is something meaningful. The Bears had another fine offensive performance despite an off night from sharpshooter Blake Ahearn (0-for-6 on threes, 2 […]

FG 3pt FT Reb Min M-A M-A M-A O-T A F S TO BLK Pts Joseph Jones 39 9-15 1-2 16-19 6-13 2 2 0 3 0 35 Result: Win. Texas A&M 72, North Texas 70. While A&M’s pre-conference schedule is slightly more challenging than last season, it should be noted they don’t leave College […]

So by now you should know that you can click on the stats link at the top of this page and get to the treasure trove of team-by-team pace-independent stats. I’m not going to give a remedial course on what these stats mean. You can click on the links in each page to get a […]

If you tune to the Turner family of networks in the next four weeks, you can’t help but see “A Christmas Story” playing a couple hundred times. And there’s that one scene where Ralphie does something stupid, I can’t remember what it was, but it all unfolds in slow motion and he utters a fake […]

A stab at this season’s possession related stats have been posted. The plan is to update them daily, or mostly so, for the remainder of the season. There are a few kinks that I know about that need to be worked out of the system, but kick the tires a little and make sure everything […]

Today’s post is more of the butt-kissing variety. For instance, there’s The Guy Who Gets It, Mike DeCourcy, and his remarks on how in some cases, offense can be ahead of defense at this time of year. Definitely not your typical analysis of early season action, but yet evidence of the usual claim that offense […]