WEEK 13 #KPI BASKETBALL (as of 2/3/14)

#KPI Headlines:

  • Losses at the Top: 14 of the current top-25 #KPI teams lost at least one game last week. 4 current top-25 #KPI teams went 0-2 last week.  8 of the 18 losses came against fellow top-25 teams.  There were 18 games played among top-50 #KPI teams (the current cut line for an at-large bid).  There are 15 such games scheduled this week.
  • …But Consistency at the Top: The top-4 of the #KPI is made up of the only teams who are in the top-10 in both conference and non-conference #KPI.  #1 Arizona (No. 2 non-conf, No. 6 conf), #2 Kansas (No. 8 non-conf, No. 1 conf), #3 Villanova (No. 7 non-conf, No. 5 conf), #4 Syracuse (No. 6 non-conf, No. 8 conf).
  • Relax:  There becomes an expectation that good teams can’t lose this time of year.  The four No. 1 seeds in last year’s tournament combined for 18 losses (2, 5, 6, 6).  No. 2 seeds combined for 24 losses and No. 3 seeds combined for 28 losses.  13 teams with 10 or more losses made the tournament as an at-large!  The good is never as good as it seems and the bad is never as bad as it seems.  Each game will be 1/32 or so of each team’s resume.
  • Relax, Part Two: #KPI No. 7 Wisconsin, No. 15 Iowa State, No. 19 Ohio State, No. 23 Oklahoma State, No. 34 Oregon, No. 35 North Carolina, No. 39 Florida State, No. 41 Missouri, No. 44 Minnesota and No. 48 Dayton are at or below .500 in conference play, yet are currently in the #KPI field.  The non-conference is valued more than conference right now simply because more non-conference games have been played.
  • Make Me a Bracket: I’m very proud to have been included in this year’s Bracket Project.  While my data is only by math (no brain), it allows an opportunity to see what teams the formula likes or dislikes more.  The math likes teams like Wisconsin (they did beat Virginia and Florida, remember … those mean something!) and Massachusetts (they beat Providence, New Mexico, LSU, Clemson, Nebraska and BYU in the non-conference!).  The math hasn’t caught up to teams like San Diego State and Iowa.  Iowa’s remaining #KPI strength of schedule is No. 7.  Their schedule is simply backloaded.
  • Extra Session: There were a season-high 18 overtime games on Saturday, February 1.  None of them went beyond one OT.  Teams averaged 79.3 PPG in those 18 games with an average margin of 4.7 PPG.
  • Free Throw Volume: Quinnipiac attempted 65 free throws Saturday night at Quinnipiac, tying Morehead State’s season-high 65 attempts on November 17 vs. Marshall.  Both games went to overtime.
  • 34% of games in Week 13 (Jan 27-Feb 2) were determined by 5 points or less.  59% of games were determined by 10 points or less and 92% of games were decided by 20 points or less.
  • 11 teams remain unbeaten in conference play (Syracuse, Wichita State, Florida, Cincinnati, San Diego State, Saint Louis, Harvard, Stephen F. Austin, Delaware, Georgia State and American)
  • Four teams have 10 road/neutral wins: Villanova (10-1), Michigan State (10-1), Stephen F. Austin (10-2) and Southern Miss (10-3).

#KPI by Team (through February 2): https://kpisports.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/2013-14-master-schedule-basketball-by-team-thru-feb-2.pdf

#KPI by Conference (through February 2): https://kpisports.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/2013-14-master-schedule-basketball-by-conference-thru-feb-2.pdf

#KPI by Game (through February 2): https://kpisports.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/2013-14-master-schedule-basketball-by-game-thru-feb-2.pdf

Data below compares the full season data from 2012-13 to full season data to date for the 2013-14 season through February 2: https://kpisports.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/college-basketball-statistical-trends-through-2-2-14.pdf

#KPI Basketball Field of 68 (through games of February 2, 2014): Automatic bids from the 32 conferences are determined (for now) by best conference record, then best overall record, then best #KPI.

  1. PAC-12 / #1 Arizona (21-1, 8-1 Pac-12), .380 / Best Wins: at San Diego State 1.03, at Michigan .83
  2. BIG 12 / #2 Kansas (16-5, 7-1 Big 12), .373 / Best Wins: at Iowa State .89, at Oklahoma .83
  3. #3 Villanova (19-2, 7-1 Big East), .344 / Best Wins: at Saint Joseph’s .84, vs. Kansas .70
  4. ACC / #4 Syracuse (21-0, 8-0 ACC), .341 / Best Wins: Villanova .69, at Wake Forest .61
  5. #5 Michigan State (19-3, 8-1 Big Ten), .340 / Best Wins: at Texas .90, at Iowa .81
  6. MVC / #6 Wichita State (23-0, 10-0 MVC), .314 / Best Wins: at Saint Louis .96, at Missouri State .60
  7. #7 Wisconsin (17-5, 4-5 Big Ten), .310 / Best Wins: at Virginia .93, at Green Bay .80
  8. BIG EAST / #8 Creighton (18-3, 8-1 Big East), .305 / Best Wins: at Villanova 1.12, at Saint Joseph’s .73
  9. #9 Massachusetts (17-4, 4-3 Atlantic 10), .286 / Best Wins: at Ohio .80, vs. New Mexico .71
  10. SEC / #10 Florida (19-2, 8-0 SEC), .286 / Best Wins: vs. Memphis .59, at Arkansas .56
  11. #11 Virginia (17-5, 8-1 ACC), .275 / Best Wins: at Pittsburgh .87, at NC State .78
  12. #12 Duke (17-5, 6-3 ACC), .274 / Best Wins: at Pittsburgh .93, vs. UCLA .68
  13. #13 Michigan (16-5, 8-1 Big Ten), .272 / Best Wins: at Michigan St .96, at Wisconsin .88
  14. AMERICAN / #14 Cincinnati (21-2, 10-0 American), .262 / Best Wins: at Memphis .88, at Louisville .86
  15. #15 Iowa State (16-4, 4-4 Big 12), .261 / Best Wins: at BYU .64, Michigan .52
  16. #16 Texas (17-4, 6-2 Big 12), .261 / Best Wins: at Baylor .70, at North Carolina .69
  17. #17 Kentucky (16-5, 6-2 SEC), .259 / Best Wins: at Missouri .78, vs. Providence .59
  18. MOUNTAIN WEST / #18 San Diego State (19-1, 8-0 Mountain West), .258 / Best Wins: at Kansas .93, vs. Creighton .73
  19. #19 Ohio State (17-5, 4-5 Big Ten), .256 / Best Wins: at Wisconsin .86, at Marquette .57
  20. #20 UCLA (17-5, 6-3 Pac-12), .246 / Best Wins: at Colorado .83, at Oregon .74
  21. #21 New Mexico (17-4, 8-1 Mountain West), .242 / Best Wins: at New Mexico State .73, Cincinnati .64
  22. #22 Oklahoma (17-5, 6-3 Big 12), .236 / Best Wins: at Texas .85, at Baylor .64
  23. #23 Oklahoma State (16-5, 4-4 Big 12), .233 / Best Wins: vs. Colorado .58, Texas .55
  24. WEST COAST / #24 Gonzaga (20-3, 10-1 WCC), .233 / Best Wins: at West Virginia .56, at San Francisco .53
  25. #25 Pittsburgh (18-4, 6-3 ACC), .231 / Best Wins: at NC State .67, vs. Stanford .55
  26. #26 VCU (18-4, 6-1 Atlantic 10), .231 / Best Wins: at Virginia .86, at Belmont .74
  27. ATLANTIC 10 / #27 Saint Louis (20-2, 7-0 Atlantic 10), .230 / Best Wins: at Dayton .65, at Vanderbilt .58
  28. #28 Iowa (17-5, 6-3 Big Ten), .228 / Best Wins: at Ohio State .86, vs. UTEP .59
  29. #29 George Washington (17-4, 5-2 Atlantic 10), .217 / Best Wins: vs. Creighton .74, at Manhattan .67
  30. #30 Connecticut (17-4, 5-3 American), .216 / Best Wins: at Memphis .83, Florida .61
  31. #31 Louisville (18-4, 7-2 American), .215 / Best Wins: at Connecticut .89, Southern Miss .71
  32. CONFERENCE USA / #32 Southern Miss (19-3, 6-1 C-USA), .205 / Best Wins: at North Dakota State .75, Louisiana Tech .49
  33. MAC / #33 Toledo (18-3, 6-2 MAC), .201 / Best Wins: at Akron .67, at Arkansas State .52
  34. #34 Oregon (15-6, 3-6 Pac-12), .198 / Best Wins: at Mississippi .74, at Utah .54
  35. #35 North Carolina (14-7, 4-4 ACC), .198 / Best Wins: at Michigan State 1.02, vs. Louisville .67
  36. #36 Colorado (16-6, 5-4 Pac-12), .195 / Best Wins: Kansas .57, Harvard .56
  37. #37 California (15-7, 6-3 Pac-12), .194 / Best Wins: at Oregon .78, at Stanford .70, Arizona .67
  38. #38 Memphis (16-5, 6-3 American), .191 / Best Wins: at Louisville .88, vs. Oklahoma State .61
  39. #39 Florida State (13-8, 4-5 ACC), .186 / Best Wins: at Clemson .77, vs. VCU .70
  40. #40 Stanford (14-7, 5-4 Pac-12), .185 / Best Wins: at Connecticut .83, at Oregon .74
  41. #41 Missouri (16-5, 4-4 SEC), .184 / Best Wins: at NC State .64, at Arkansas .56
  42. #42 Tennessee (14-7, 5-3 SEC), .182 / Best Wins: at LSU .80, Virginia .64
  43. #43 Providence (16-6, 6-3 Big East), .180 / Best Wins: Creighton .63, at St. John’s .53
  44. #44 Minnesota (15-7, 4-5 Big Ten), .179 / Best Wins: at Richmond .71, Wisconsin .56
  45. #45 Arizona State (16-6, 5-4 Pac-12), .178 / Best Wins: at California .74, at UNLV .64
  46. IVY / #46 Harvard (17-3, 4-0 Ivy), .177 / Best Wins: Green Bay .64, at Boston U. 63
  47. #47 Mississippi (15-6, 6-2 SEC), .171 / Best Wins: at Western Kentucky .63, at Vanderbilt .59
  48. #48 Dayton (14-8, 2-5 Atlantic 10), .171 / Best Wins: at Mississippi .72, vs. Gonzaga .70
  49. #49 Kansas State (15-7, 5-4 Big 12), .171 / Best Wins: vs. Gonzaga .73, George Washington .57
  50. #50 Xavier (15-6, 5-3 Big East), .170 / Best Wins: vs. Cincinnati .83, Tennessee .40
  51. HORIZON / #60 Green Bay (18-4, 8-1 Horizon), .147
  52. SOUTHLAND / #64 Stephen F. Austin (20-2, 9-0 Southland), .128
  53. COLONIAL / #70 Delaware (16-7, 8-0 Colonial), .121
  54. ATLANTIC SUN / #77 Mercer (18-6, 9-2 Atlantic Sun), .110
  55. SUN BELT / #85 Georgia State (15-6, 8-0 Sun Belt), .097
  56. BIG WEST / #92 UC-Santa Barbara (14-6, 5-2 Big West), .085
  57. PATRIOT / #117 American (14-7, 10-0 Patriot), .062
  58. MAAC / #120 Canisius (16-7, 10-2 MAAC), .057
  59. SUMMIT / #121 IPFW (18-6, 6-1 Summit), .056
  60. MEAC / #133 North Carolina Central (15-5, 7-1 MEAC), .042
  61. AMERICA EAST / #153 Stony Brook (16-7, 8-1 America East), .027
  62. OHIO VALLEY / #160 Murray State (13-8, 8-1 Ohio Valley), .018
  63. WAC / #161 Utah Valley (13-8, 7-1 WAC), .018
  64. BIG SKY / #173 Weber State (11-7, 8-2 Big Sky), .007
  65. NORTHEAST / #177 Robert Morris (12-11, 7-1 Northeast), -.002
  66. SWAC / #192 Southern U. (12-10, 8-1 SWAC), -.019
  67. BIG SOUTH / #199 Coastal Carolina (13-9, 6-2 Big South), -.029
  68. SOUTHERN / #210 Chattanooga (15-9, 9-1 Southern), -.037
  69. #51 LSU (14-6, 5-3 SEC), .168
  70. #52 North Dakota State (16-6, 5-2 Summit), .162
  71. #53 SMU (17-5, 6-3 American), .160
  72. #54 BYU (15-9, 7-4 WCC), .160
  73. #55 Baylor (14-7, 2-6 Big 12), .154
  74. #56 Ohio (16-5, 6-2 MAC), .153
  75. #57 Saint Joseph’s (15-6, 5-2 Atlantic 10), .151
  76. #58 Richmond (14-8, 4-3 Atlantic 10), .149

Conference #KPI Rankings (through games of February 2, 2014)

  1. Big Ten (176-86, .672 / 122-32, .792 Non-Conf) .183 KPI:
  2. Big 12 (144-68, .679 / 102-26, .797 Non-Conf) .181 KPI:
  3. Pac-12 (173-86, .668 / 119-32, .788 Non-Conf) .159 KPI:
  4. Big East (140-75, .651 / 96-31, .756 Non-Conf) .146 KPI:
  5. ACC (204-118, .634 / 139-53, .723 Non-Conf)  .140 KPI:
  6. Atlantic 10 (177-100, .639 / 131-54, .708 Non-Conf) .122 KPI:
  7. SEC (181-108, .626 / 125-52, .706 Non-Conf) .122 KPI:
  8. American (135-79, .631 / 91-35, .722 Non-Conf) .095 KPI:
  9. WCC (137-94, .593 / 83-40, .675 Non-Conf) .077 KPI:
  10. Mountain West (140-95, .596 / 91-46, .664 Non-Conf) .076 KPI:
  11. Missouri Valley (125-99, .558 / 75-49, .605 Non-Conf) .035 KPI:
  12. MAC (134-108, .554 / 86-60, .589 Non-Conf) .031 KPI:
  13. Summit (92-87, .514 / 64-59, .520 Non-Conf) .007 KPI:
  14. Horizon (112-101, .526 / 71-60, .542 Non-Conf) .006 KPI:
  15. Conference USA (190-157, .548 / 132-99, .571 Non-Conf) -.001 KPI:
  16. Sun Belt (103-105, .495 / 59-61, .492 Non-Conf) -.016 KPI:
  17. Colonial (94-105, .472 / 59-70, .457 Non-Conf) -.023 KPI:
  18. Ivy (76-71, .517 / 61-56, .521 Non-Conf) -.028 KPI:
  19. MAAC (111-125, 470 / 48-62, .436 Non-Conf) -.031 KPI:
  20. Big West (92-100, .479 / 60-68, .469 Non-Conf) -.036 KPI:
  21. Patriot (103-112, .479 / 53-62, .461 Non-Conf) -.049 KPI:
  22. Ohio Valley (129-151, .461 / 73-95, .435 Non-Conf) -.064 KPI:
  23. WAC (90-105, .462 / 55-70, .440 Non-Conf) -.064 KPI:
  24. Atlantic Sun (106-124, .461 / 53-71, .427 Non-Conf) -.064 KPI:
  25. Big Sky (97-116, .455 / 43-62, .410 Non-Conf) -.074 KPI:
  26. Southland (134-158, .459 / 70-94, .427 Non-Conf) -.077 KPI:
  27. Big South (122-143, .460 / 74-95, .438 Non-Conf) -.092 KPI:
  28. Southern (110-140, .440 / 63-93, .404 Non-Conf) -.099 KPI:
  29. Northeast (90-129, .411 / 50-89, .360 Non-Conf) -.111 KPI:
  30. SWAC (74-124, .374 / 33-83, .284 Non-Conf) -.119 KPI:
  31. America East (78-120, .394 / 38-80, .322 Non-Conf) -.125 KPI:
  32. MEAC (98-175, .359 / 48-125, .277 Non-Conf) -.134 KPI:

Top 10 #KPI Wins – ROAD GAMES ONLY (through games of February 2, 2014)

  1. +1.12     #8 Creighton 96, #3 Villanova 68 (Jan 20)
  2. +1.03     #1 Arizona 69, #18 San Diego State 60 (Nov 14)
  3. +1.02     #35 North Carolina 79, #5 Michigan State 65 (Dec 4)
  4. +0.96     #6 Wichita State 70, #27 Saint Louis 65 (Dec 1)
  5. +0.96     #13 Michigan 80, #5 Michigan State 75 (Jan 25)
  6. +0.93     #7 Wisconsin 48, #11 Virginia 38 (Dec 4)
  7. +0.93     #12 Duke 80, #25 Pittsburgh 65 (Jan 27)
  8. +0.93     #18 San Diego State 61, #2 Kansas 57 (Jan 5)
  9. +0.90     #73 Northwestern 65, #7 Wisconsin 56 (Jan 29)
  10. +0.90     #5 Michigan State 92, #16 Texas 78 (Dec 21)

Top 10 #KPI Wins – NEUTRAL SITE GAMES ONLY (through games of February 2, 2014)

  1. +0.83     #50 Xavier 64, #14 Cincinnati 47 (Dec 14)
  2. +0.75     #7 Wisconsin 63, #27 Saint Louis 57 (Nov 26)
  3. +0.74     #29 George Washington 60, #8 Creighton 53 (Dec 1)
  4. +0.73     #66 Georgetown 64, #5 Michigan State 60 (Feb 1)
  5. +0.73     #49 Kansas State 72, #24 Gonzaga 62  (Dec 21)
  6. +0.73     #18 San Diego State 86, #8 Creighton 80 (Nov 29)
  7. +0.72     #2 Kansas 80, #21 New Mexico 63 (Dec 14)
  8. +0.71     #9 Massachusetts 81, #21 New Mexico 65 (Nov 22)
  9. +0.70     #3 Villanova 63, #2 Kansas 59 (Nov 29)
  10. +0.70     #39 Florida State 85, #26 VCU 67 (Nov 21)

Top 10 #KPI Wins – HOME GAMES ONLY (through games of February 2, 2014)

  1. +0.71     #31 Louisville 69, #32 Southern Miss 38 (Nov 29)
  2. +0.69     #4 Syracuse 78, #3 Villanova 62 (Dec 28)
  3. +0.67     #37 California 60, #1 Arizona 58 (Feb 1)
  4. +0.64     #7 Wisconsin 59, #10 Florida 53 (Nov 12)
  5. +0.64     #21 New Mexico 63, #14 Cincinnati 54 (Dec 7)
  6. +0.64     #42 Tennessee 87, #11 Virginia 52 (Dec 30)
  7. +0.63     #43 Providence 81, #8 Creighton 68 (Jan 18)
  8. +0.61     #30 Connecticut 65, #10 Florida 64 (Dec 2)
  9. +0.60     #16 Texas 81, #2 Kansas 69 (Feb 1)
  10. +0.60     #255 Florida Atlantic 68, #46 Harvard 53 (Jan 21)

#KPI Numbers

  • The current adjustments are +0.17 for road teams, -0.18 for home teams and -0.05 for neutral site teams.
  • The average win is worth +0.19.  The average loss is worth -0.20.
  • Scoring (by conference, all games): 1-Big 12 (76.8 PPG); 2-Pac-12 (75.8 PPG); 3-WCC (75.8 PPG); 4-Big East (74.2 PPG); 5-American (74.0 PPG); 6-Ohio Valley (73.8 PPG); 7-Big South (73.6 PPG); 8-Big Ten (73.3 PPG); 9-Horizon (73.0 PPG); 10-SEC (72.9 PPG)
  • Scoring (by conference, conference games only): 1-Northeast (75.5 PPG); 2-Ohio Valley (74.2 PPG); 3-MAAC (74.1 PPG); 4-Big South (73.7 PPG); 5-Big 12 (73.5 PPG); 6-Southland (73.4 PPG); 7-WCC (72.4 PPG); 8-Atlantic Sun (71.7 PPG); 9-Big East (71.5 PPG); 10-Atlantic 10 (70.9 PPG)

#KPI Facts

  • Home teams are 2570-1068 (.706). There have been 352 games (8.8% of all games, exactly 1.0 per team) played at a neutral site.  37.6% of all games are conference games to date.
  • Non-Conference #KPI: 1-Wisconsin; 2-Arizona; 3-Massachusetts; 4-Wichita State; 5-Ohio State; 6-Syracuse; 7-Villanova; 8-Kansas; 9-Oregon; 10-Iowa State
  • Conference #KPI: 1-Kansas; 2-Michigan State; 3-Michigan; 4-Virginia; 5-Villanova; 6-Arizona; 7-Creighton; 8-Syracuse; 9-Texas; 10-Cincinnati
  • #KPI Only in Top-50 Games: 1-Northern Colorado (1-0); 2-Wichita State (2-0); 3-Arizona (7-1); 4-San Diego State (2-1); 5-Syracuse (6-0); 6-Michigan State (6-2); 7-Cincinnati (3-2); 8-Michigan (6-3); 9-Dayton (4-2); 10-Kansas (8-5)
  • #KPI Only in Top-100 Games: 1-Wichita State (4-0); 2-Arizona (10-1); 3-Syracuse (11-0); 4-Villanova (9-2); 5-Michigan State (11-3); 6-San Diego State (7-1); 7-Cincinnati (6-2); 8-Southern Miss (3-1); 9-Kansas (12-5); 10-Michigan (9-4)
  • #KPI Strength of Schedule: 1-Kansas (.179); 2-Duke (.126); 3-Wisconsin (.120); 4-Iowa State (.118); 5-Michigan (.113); 6-Georgetown (.111); 7-Northwestern (.109); 8-Florida State (.108); 9-Michigan State (.107); 10-Kentucky (.104)
  • Of teams in the field, the biggest decreases from non-conference to conference #KPI are: 1-UC-Santa Barbara (-133), Oregon (-112), Dayton (-100), Missouri (-91) and Massachusetts (-74).  The biggest gains are American (+237), Chattanooga (+200), Georgia State (+153), Utah Valley (+121) and Weber State (+118).  The biggest gains from teams in the at-large field only are Michigan (+68), California (+65), Virginia (+53), Iowa (+40) and Providence (+36).
  • 10.7% of all games involving a Division I team are currently against Non-Division I teams.  Division I teams are 412-14 (.967) in those games by a margin of 90.1 PPG to 60.6 PPG.  Non-Division I games also count in the #KPI rankings.  All games against Non-Division I teams count as one opponent (currently No. 343 in the #KPI).

#KPI Top Games This Week (February 3-9, 2014)

  1. #5 Michigan State at #7 Wisconsin (Sunday 1 p.m. ET, CBS)
  2. #34 Oregon at #1 Arizona (Thursday 9 p.m. ET, ESPN)
  3. #15 Iowa State at #23 Oklahoma State (Monday 9 p.m. ET, ESPN)
  4. #13 Michigan at #28 Iowa (Saturday 2 p.m. ET, ESPN)
  5. #30 Connecticut at #14 Cincinnati (Thursday 7 p.m. ET, ESPN)
  6. #19 Ohio State at #28 Iowa (Tuesday 7 p.m. ET, ESPN)
  7. #41 Missouri at #10 Florida (Tuesday 9 p.m. ET, ESPN)
  8. #50 Xavier at #3 Villanova (Monday 7 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1)
  9. #2 Kansas at #55 Baylor (Tuesday 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2)
  10. #24 Gonzaga at #38 Memphis (Saturday 9 p.m. ET, ESPN)

Notes on Rule Changes:

Points Per Game: Up 5.6% (3.8 PPG); from 67.5 PPG to 71.25 PPG. Through February 2 of last season, teams were averaging 67.2 PPG (up 6.1% this year over the same time period). This is the highest scoring average since 2001-02 (71.26 PPG).  Points Per Possession have increased at a rate of 2.9%.  In 2012-13, scoring decreased 0.9 PPG (1.3%) between non-conference and conference play.  In 2013-14, scoring has decreased 2.1 PPG (2.9%) from 72.1 PPG in non-conference to 69.9 PPG in conference.

In 2012-13, 52.3% of points came from made 2-pt FGs, 27.4% from made 3-pt FGs and 20.3% from made free throws.  In 2013-14, 51.2% of points have come from made 2-pt FGs, 26.7% from made 3-pt FGs and 22.0% from made free throws.  The net increase is +1.21 points from made 2′s, +0.54 points from made 3′s and +1.99 points from made free throws.  In conference games only this year, 50.7% of points come from made 2-pt FGs, 26.9% from made 3′s and 22.4% from made free throws.

Average Margin Per Game: +14.1 PPG: The average margin in 2012-13 was +13.1 PPG, but was +14.0 PPG through the same period last season.  The average margin in non-conference play is 16.2 PPG compared to 10.6 PPG in conference play.  25% of games have been decided by 5 points or less, 23% of games by 6-10 points, 30% of games decided by 11-20 points and 22% decided by more than 20 points.

Possessions Per Game: Up 2.6% (1.7 possession per game); from 66.7 to 68.4 possessions per game per team.  Possessions are 2.6 possessions per game lower (down 3.7%) in conference play than non-conference play this year.

Field Goal Attempts: Up 1.8% (1.0 FGA per game); from 55.0 to 56.0 FGA: Team field goal percentage is at 43.9%, up from 43.3% last year.  Field goals made are up 3.3% (0.8 per game). Field goal attempts are at their highest mark since 2002-03 (56.4 FGA/game).  Teams are attempting 2.2 fewer field goals in conference play than non-conference (down 3.9%), but FGAs are only down 0.2% per possession in conference play.

3-pt Field Goal Attempts: Up 2.0% (0.4 3-ptA per game); from 18.1 to 18.5 3-ptA: 3-pt field goal percentage is at 34.4%, up from 34.1% last year.  3-pt field goal attempts are at their highest number since an all-time high in 2007-08 (19.1 per game).

Free Throw Attempts: Up 14.2% (2.8 FTA per game); from 19.8 to 22.6 FTA: Team free throw percentage is at 69.5% (69.3% last year).  Teams are making 2.0 more free throws per game this year (up 14.5%).  Free throw attempts are at their highest mark since 1993-94 (23.2 FTA/game).  Free Throw Attempts fell from 23.5 in November to 21.9 in December, but rose to 22.3 per game in January.

Turnovers: Down 4.2% (0.6 turnovers per game); 13.3 to 12.7 turnovers: Turnovers per possession are down 6.6% while steals per possession are down 8.5%.  More plays that used to be steals/turnovers are being called fouls.

Personal Fouls: Up 9.6% (1.7 fouls per game); 17.7 to 19.4 fouls: Personal fouls are at their highest mark since 2000-01 (19.92 fouls per game).  Fouls per possession are up 6.8%.  Fouls are up 2.2% per possession from non-conference to conference this season.

Comparative analysis includes data from all games involving Division-I teams for the 2013-14 season.  Historical data is courtesy of the NCAA and can be found here.

Overall data differs slightly from NCAA data due to inclusion of games involving Division-I teams vs. Non Division-I teams.  As more D-I vs. D-I games are played, the included data is further diluted.

This is the #KPI.

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