WEEK 16 #KPI BASKETBALL (as of 2/24/14)

#KPI resumes for each team ranked from highest to lowest #KPI value per game, in Excel (through February 23): https://kpisports.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/kpi-rank-by-game-thru-2-23-14.xlsx

#KPI by Team (through February 23): https://kpisports.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/2013-14-master-schedule-basketball-by-team-thru-feb-23.pdf

#KPI by Conference (through February 23): https://kpisports.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/2013-14-master-schedule-basketball-by-conference-thru-feb-23.pdf

Data below compares the full season data from 2012-13 to full season data to date for the 2013-14 season (through February 23): https://kpisports.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/college-basketball-statistical-trends-through-2-23-14.pdf

#KPI Headlines:

  • Scoring and Pace Have Leveled Off: Weekly scoring has level off as to where weekly scoring averages have hovered between 69.5 PPG and 69.9 PPG each of the last five weeks.  The average margin of games has been between 10.7 and 10.8 PPG in four of the five weeks.  Possessions per game (and hence pace) has averaged between 66.0 and 66.5 possessions per game each of the last six weeks.
  • The American: Gary Parrish wrote that the bottom of the American is actually helping the top of the conference. The #KPI numbers disagree.  The top five teams average #KPI is No. 33 and averages to .203.  The bottom five teams average #KPI is No. 207 and averages to -.028.  The average #KPI value for a top five team facing a bottom five team is .135 in road games and .112 in home games.  The average #KPI value when two top five American teams play each other is .342.
  • Pay attention not only to 1-68 rankings, but how close teams are (or aren’t) to the team ranked below and above them.  Arizona, Kansas and Wisconsin have separated themselves from the pack at the top, whereas the gap between No. 10 and No. 17 totals .009.
  • Road Wins in Conference Play: The WAC (28-29, .491), Big South (38-46, .452), Big Ten (38-47, .447), America East (28-36, .438) and American (31-40, .437) are the top-5 conferences in terms of road winning percentage conference play.  The five most difficult conferences to win on the road are the SEC (29-69, .296), Big Sky (26-61, .299), Missouri Valley (24-56, .300), Pac-12 (27-58, .318) and Ivy League (13-26, .333)
  • Strength of the SEC: UKAthletics.com released numbers regarding the strength of the SEC.  The SEC has 9 teams in the top-100 of the #KPI, which is 64% of the conference members.  The ACC has 9 of 15 (60%), Atlantic 10 has 8 of 13 (62%), Big 12 has 8 of 10 (80%), Big East 7 of 10 (70%), Big Ten 9 of 12 (75%) and Pac-12 9 of 12 (75%).  The number of teams in the conference matter.  When the Big East got 11 of 16 teams in the NCAA Tournament a few years back, it was a record.  It was a record aided by the largest conference in college basketball at the time.  The SEC has some real good teams, but has been heard by its inability to win on the road (34-87, .281 overall for 29th best of 32 conferences).  The SEC went 5-18 in non-conference road games.
  • The top-10 teams in the #KPI also appear in the top-10 when calculating #KPI against top-100 teams only.  Bottom line, quality wins put you at the top.
  • Davidson (+15), VMI (+15), Baylor (+14), SMU (+14), BYU (+12), Middle Tennessee (+10) and Iona (+10) had the largest #KPI increase among teams currently in the #KPI field over the last week.  Western Michigan moved up 23 spots to No. 72.
  • Rankings aren’t always as simple as head-to-head matchups:  No. 7 Creighton has beaten No. 5 Villanova twice this year.  However, Villanova is 24-1 in other games while Creighton is 21-4 in other games.  The two Creighton wins shrinks the 3-game difference to .021 #KPI, but that’s not enough to pass them (https://twitter.com/jppalmCBS/status/437781664841076736).

#KPI Basketball Field of 68 (through games of February 23, 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 (25-2, 12-2 Pac-12), .377 / Best Win: at San Diego State .95
  2. BIG 12 / #2 Kansas (21-6, 12-2 Big 12), .360 / Best Win: at Iowa State .88
  3. #3 Wisconsin (22-5, 9-5 Big Ten), .353 / Best Win: at Virginia .96
  4. SEC / #4 Florida (25-2, 14-0 SEC), .327 / Best Win: at Kentucky .89
  5. #5 Villanova (24-3, 12-2 Big East), .319 / Best Win: at Saint Joseph’s .86
  6. MVC / #6 Wichita State (29-0, 16-0 MVC), .314 / Best Win: at Saint Louis .98
  7. BIG EAST / #7 Creighton (23-4, 13-2 Big East), .298 / Best Win: at Villanova 1.09
  8. #8 Syracuse (25-2, 12-2 ACC), .292 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .75
  9. ATLANTIC 10 / #9 Saint Louis (25-2, 12-0 A-10), .282 / Best Win: at Saint Joseph’s .83
  10. BIG TEN / #10 Michigan (19-7, 11-3 Big Ten), .275 / Best Win: at Wisconsin .93
  11. #11 Duke (22-6, 11-4 ACC), .274 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .81
  12. #12 Ohio State (22-6, 9-6 Big Ten), .271 / Best Win: at Wisconsin .89
  13. #13 Massachusetts (21-5, 8-4 A-10), .271 / Best Win: at George Washington .78
  14. ACC / #14 Virginia (23-5, 14-1 ACC), .270 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .76
  15. #15 New Mexico (21-5, 12-2 Mountain West), .270 / Best Win: at New Mexico State .73
  16. #16 Kentucky (21-6, 11-3 SEC), .269 / Best Win: at Missouri .70
  17. #17 Michigan State (22-6, 11-4 Big Ten), .266 / Best Win: at Texas .83
  18. #18 Iowa State (21-5, 9-5 Big 12), .258 / Best Win: at BYU .67
  19. #19 UCLA (21-6, 10-4 Pac-12), .257 / Best Win: at Colorado .79
  20. AMERICAN / #20 Cincinnati (24-4, 13-2 American), .247 / Best Win: at Louisville .89
  21. #21 North Carolina (20-7, 10-4 ACC), .244 / Best Win: at Michigan State .90
  22. MOUNTAIN WEST / #22 San Diego State (23-3, 12-2 Mountain West), .237 / Best Win: at Kansas .91
  23. #23 Texas (20-7, 9-5 Big 12), .231 / Best Win: at North Carolina .79
  24. #24 Oklahoma (20-7, 9-5 Big 12), .228 / Best Win: at Texas .78
  25. #25 Louisville (23-4, 12-2 American), .228 / Best Win: at Cincinnati .88
  26. #26 VCU (20-7, 8-4 A-10), .214 / Best Win: at Virginia .88
  27. #27 Iowa (19-7, 8-5 Big Ten), .209 / Best Win: at Ohio State .87
  28. #28 Connecticut (21-6, 9-5 American), .205 / Best Win: at Memphis .81
  29. #29 George Washington (20-7, 8-5 A-10), .198 / Best Win: vs. Creighton .75
  30. WCC / #30 Gonzaga (23-6, 13-3 WCC), .194 / Best Win: at San Francisco .60
  31. MAC / #31 Toledo (23-4, 11-3 MAC), .192 / Best Win: at Akron .61
  32. #32 Stanford (18-8, 9-5 Pac-12), .192 / Best Win: at Connecticut .80
  33. #33 Colorado (20-8, 9-6 Pac-12), .188 / Best Win: vs. Kansas .58
  34. #34 Pittsburgh (20-7, 8-6 ACC), .182 / Best Win: at N.C. State .65
  35. #35 BYU (20-10, 12-5 WCC), .178 / Best Win: at Stanford .72
  36. #36 California (18-9, 9-5 Pac-12), .177 / Best Win: at Stanford .73
  37. #37 Southern Miss (23-5, 10-3 C-USA), .177 / Best Win: at North Dakota State .79
  38. #38 Baylor (18-9, 6-8 Big 12), .176 / Best Win: vs. Kentucky .67
  39. SUMMIT / #39 North Dakota State (21-6, 10-2 Summit), .176 / Best Win: at Western Michigan .64
  40. #40 Oregon (18-8, 6-8 Pac-12), .174 / Best Win: at Utah .56
  41. #41 Arizona State (19-8, 8-6 Pac-12), .173 / Best Win: at California .69
  42. #42 SMU (22-6, 11-4 American), .172 / Best Win: at Connecticut .85
  43. IVY / #43 Harvard (22-4, 9-1 Ivy), .171 / Best Win: at Boston U. .67
  44. #44 Saint Joseph’s (19-7, 9-3 A-10), .171 / Best Win: at Dayton .70
  45. #45 Missouri (19-8, 7-7 SEC), .169 / Best Win: at Arkansas .63
  46. HORIZON / #46 Green Bay (22-5, 12-2 Horizon), .168 / Best Win: at Cleveland State .67
  47. #47 Dayton (19-8, 7-5 A-10), .167 / Best Win: vs. Gonzaga .63
  48. #48 Oklahoma State (17-10, 5-9 Big 12), .167 / Best Win: vs. Louisiana Tech .65
  49. SOUTHLAND / #49 Stephen F. Austin (25-2, 14-0 Southland), .166 / Best Win: at Sam Houston State .70
  50. #50 Kansas State (18-9, 8-6 Big 12), .166 / Best Win: vs. Gonzaga .66
  51. #51 Memphis (21-6, 10-4 American), .163 / Best Win: at Louisville .91
  52. #52 Ohio (19-8, 9-5 MAC), .161 / Best Win: at Richmond .65
  53. OHIO VALLEY / #53 Belmont (21-8, 12-2 OVC), .157 / Best Win: at Middle Tennessee .79
  54. WAC / #67 New Mexico State (21-8, 10-3 WAC), .122 / Best Win: at New Mexico .890
  55. CONFERENCE USA / #70 Middle Tennessee (21-7, 11-2 C-USA), .116 / Best Win: at Murray State .58
  56. MAAC / #75 Iona (19-8, 16-2 MAAC), .108 / Best Win: at Florida Gulf Coast .57
  57. COLONIAL / #80 Delaware (20-9, 12-2 Colonial), .104 / Best Win: at William & Mary .54
  58. ATLANTIC SUN / #83 Mercer (22-7, 13-3 Atlantic Sun), .100 / Best Win: at Mississippi .52
  59. BIG WEST / #92 UC-Santa Barbara (18-7, 9-3 Big West), .088 / Best Win: at UNLV .62
  60. SUN BELT / #94 Georgia State (20-7, 13-1 Sun Belt), .085 / Best Win: at Western Kentucky .65
  61. PATRIOT / #97 Boston U. (20-9, 13-3 Patriot), .083 / Best Win: at Quinnipiac .65
  62. AMERICA EAST / #119 Vermont (19-9, 13-1 America East), .058 / Best Win: at Yale .48
  63. MEAC / #124 North Carolina Central (21-5, 12-1 MEAC), .049 / Best Win: at N.C. State .64
  64. SOUTHERN / #140 Davidson (17-11, 13-1 Southern), .034 / Best Win: at Wofford .49
  65. NORTHEAST / #144 Robert Morris (18-11, 13-1 Northeast), .033 / Best Win: at Bryant .45
  66. BIG SKY / #154 Weber State (15-9, 12-4 Big Sky), .019 / Best Win: Northern Colorado .30
  67. BIG SOUTH / #185 VMI (17-10, 10-4 Big South), -.012 / Best Win: at Radford .45
  68. SWAC / #241 Alabama State (15-9, 9-4 SWAC), -.063 / Best Win: Alcorn State .11
  69. (OUT) #54 Florida State (16-11, 7-8 ACC), .156 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .76
  70. (OUT) #55 Nebraska (16-10, 8-6 Big Ten), .151 / Best Win: at Michigan State .89
  71. (OUT) #56 Minnesota (17-11, 6-9 Big Ten), .147 / Best Win: at Richmond .72
  72. (OUT) #57 Richmond (18-9, 8-4 A-10), .146 / Best Win: vs. Massachusetts .55
  73. (OUT) #58 St. Mary’s-CA (20-9, 10-6 WCC), .142 / Best Win: at Boise State .66
  74. (OUT) #59 Tennessee (16-11, 7-7 SEC), .141 / Best Win: vs. Virginia .69
  75. (OUT) #60 Arkansas (18-9, 7-7 SEC), .137 / Best Win: vs. Kentucky .53
  76. (OUT) #61 St. John’s (18-10, 8-7 Big East), .136 / Best Win: at Providence .62

Conference #KPI Rankings (through games of February 23, 2014)

  1. Big 12 (172-96, .642 / 102-26, .797 Non-Conf) .173 KPI:
  2. Big Ten (207-117, .639 / 122-32, .792 Non-Conf) .169 KPI:
  3. Pac-12 (205-118, .635 / 119-32, .788 Non-Conf) .149 KPI:
  4. Big East (169-104, .619 / 96-31, .756 Non-Conf) .134 KPI:
  5. ACC (246-160, .606 / 139-53, .723 Non-Conf)  .127 KPI:
  6. Atlantic 10 (211-134, .612 / 131-54, .708 Non-Conf) .117 KPI:
  7. SEC (223-150, .598 / 125-52, .706 Non-Conf) .112 KPI:
  8. American (163-106, .606 / 92-35, .724 Non-Conf) .089 KPI:
  9. WCC (164-122, .573 / 83-41, .669 Non-Conf) .072 KPI:
  10. Mountain West (170-125, .576 / 91-46, .664 Non-Conf) .071 KPI:
  11. MAC (170-144, .541 / 86-60, .589 Non-Conf) .032 KPI:
  12. Missouri Valley (155-129, .546 / 75-49, .605 Non-Conf) .027 KPI:
  13. Horizon (134-123, .521 / 71-60, .542 Non-Conf) .009 KPI:
  14. Summit (114-107, .516 / 66-59, .528 Non-Conf) .005 KPI:
  15. Conference USA (236-203, .538 / 132-99, .571 Non-Conf) .001 KPI:
  16. Sun Belt (130-132, .496 / 59-61, .492 Non-Conf) -.018 KPI:
  17. Colonial (123-134, .479 / 59-70, .457 Non-Conf) -.019 KPI:
  18. Ivy (100-95, .513 / 61-56, .521 Non-Conf) -.021 KPI:
  19. MAAC (147-161, 477 / 48-62, .436 Non-Conf) -.029 KPI:
  20. Big West (116-125, .481 / 60-69, .465 Non-Conf) -.039 KPI:
  21. Patriot (133-142, .484 / 53-62, .461 Non-Conf) -.046 KPI:
  22. Atlantic Sun (134-152, .469 / 53-71, .427 Non-Conf) -.060 KPI:
  23. Ohio Valley (159-180, .469 / 74-95, .438 Non-Conf) -.063 KPI:
  24. WAC (113-127, .471 / 56-70, .444 Non-Conf) -.063 KPI:
  25. Big Sky (130-149, .466 / 43-62, .410 Non-Conf) -.065 KPI:
  26. Southland (169-190, .471 / 73-94, .437 Non-Conf) -.072 KPI:
  27. Big South (159-179, .470 / 75-95, .441 Non-Conf) -.084 KPI:
  28. Southern (140-170, .452 / 64-94, .405 Non-Conf) -.092 KPI:
  29. Northeast (117-156, .429 / 50-89, .360 Non-Conf) -.104 KPI:
  30. America East (103-144, .417 / 39-80, .328 Non-Conf) -.123 KPI:
  31. SWAC (101-151, .401 / 33-83, .284 Non-Conf) -.128 KPI:
  32. MEAC (133-211, .387 / 49-127, .278 Non-Conf) -.139 KPI:

Top 10 #KPI Wins – ROAD GAMES ONLY (through games of February 23, 2014)

  1. +1.09     #7 Creighton 96, #5 Villanova 68 (Jan 20)
  2. +0.98     #6 Wichita State 70, #9 Saint Louis 65 (Dec 1)
  3. +0.96     #3 Wisconsin 48, #14 Virginia 38 (Dec 4)
  4. +0.96     #213 Boston College 62, #8 Syracuse 59 (Feb 19)
  5. +0.95     #1 Arizona 69, #22 San Diego State 60 (Nov 14)
  6. +0.95     #106 Northwestern 65, #3 Wisconsin 56 (Jan 29)
  7. +0.93     #10 Michigan 77, #3 Wisconsin 70 (Jan 18)
  8. +0.91     #51 Memphis 73, #25 Louisville 67 (Jan 9)
  9. +0.91     #22 San Diego State 61, #2 Kansas 57 (Jan 5)
  10. +0.90     #21 North Carolina 79, #17 Michigan State 65 (Dec 4)

Top 10 #KPI Wins – NEUTRAL SITE GAMES ONLY (through games of February 23, 2014)

  1. +0.79     #64 Xavier 64, #20 Cincinnati 47 (Dec 14)
  2. +0.79     #3 Wisconsin 63, #9 Saint Louis 57 (Nov 26)
  3. +0.75     #29 George Washington 60, #7 Creighton 63 (Dec 1)
  4. +0.74     #2 Kansas 80, #15 New Mexico 63 (Dec 14)
  5. +0.74     #13 Massachusetts 81, #15 New Mexico 65 (Nov 22)
  6. +0.73     #22 San Diego State 86, #7 Creighton 80 (Nov 29)
  7. +0.72     #21 North Carolina 93, #25 Louisville 84 (Nov 24)
  8. +0.71     #5 Villanova 63, #2 Kansas 59 (Nov 29)
  9. +0.71     #11 Duke 80, #19 UCLA 63 (Dec 19)
  10. +0.70     #2 Kansas 94, #11 Duke 83 (Nov 12)

Top 10 #KPI Wins – HOME GAMES ONLY (through games of February 23, 2014)

  1. +0.69     #59 Tennessee 87, #14 Virginia 52 (Dec 30)
  2. +0.69     #7 Creighton 101, #5 Villanova 80 (Feb 16)
  3. +0.68     #8 Syracuse 78, #5 Villanova 62 (Dec 28)
  4. +0.68     #3 Wisconsin 59, #4 Florida 53 (Nov 12)
  5. +0.67     #25 Louisville 69, #37 Southern Miss 38 (Nov 29)
  6. +0.66     #15 New Mexico 58, #22 San Diego State 44 (Feb 22)
  7. +0.66     #41 Arizona State 69, #1 Arizona 66 (Feb 14)
  8. +0.66     #36 California 60, #1 Arizona 58 (Feb 1)
  9. +0.66     #42 SMU 76, #20 Cincinnati 55 (Feb 8)
  10. +0.66     #11 Duke 66, #8 Syracuse 60 (Feb 15)

#KPI Numbers

  • The current adjustments are +0.15 for road teams, -0.16 for home teams and -0.04 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 (76.3 PPG); 2-Pac-12 (75.0 PPG); 3-WCC (74.4 PPG); 4-Ohio Valley (74.1 PPG); 5-Big South (74.0 PPG); 6-Big East (73.6 PPG); 7-American (73.1 PPG); 8-MAAC (72.9 PPG); 9-Southland (72.7 PPG); 10-Horizon (72.3 PPG)
  • Scoring (by conference, conference games only): 1-Ohio Valley (74.8 PPG); 2-Big South (74.4 PPG); 3-Big 12 (73.7 PPG); 4-MAAC (73.7 PPG); 5-Southland (73.0 PPG); 6-Northeast (72.9 PPG); 7-Atlantic Sun (72.1 PPG); 8-Big East (71.4 PPG); 9-WCC (71.3 PPG); 10-Pac-12 (71.0 PPG)

#KPI Facts

  • Home teams are 3,162-1,459 (.684). Home teams are 1,491-974 (.605) in conference play and 1,671-485 (.775) in non-conference play. There have been 352 games (7.1% of all games) played at a neutral site.  350 of 352 neutral site games are non-conference.  49.6% of all games are conference games to date.
  • Non-Conference #KPI: 1-Wisconsin; 2-Arizona; 3-Massachusetts; 4-Wichita State; 5-Kansas; 6-Ohio State; 7-Syracuse; 8-Iowa State; 9-Oregon; 10-Villanova
  • Conference #KPI: 1-Michigan; 2-Kansas; 3-Arizona; 4-Florida; 5-Saint Louis; 6-Virginia; 7-Villanova; 8-Creighton; 9-UCLA; 10-Wichita State
  • #KPI in Home Games Only: 1-Kansas; 2-Duke; 3-Kentucky; 4-Florida; 5-UCLA; 6-Arizona; 7-Colorado; 8-Creighton; 9-Iowa State; 10-Texas
  • #KPI in Road/Neutral Games Only: 1-Arizona; 2-Wisconsin; 3-Wichita State; 4-Villanova; 5-Syracuse; 6-Virginia; 7-Ohio State; 8-Florida; 9-Michigan State; 10-Kansas
  • #KPI Only in Top-25 Games: 1-Wichita State (1-0); 2-Arizona (4-0); 3-Louisiana Tech (1-0); 4-Massachusetts (1-0); 5-Charlotte (1-0); 6-Creighton (2-1); 7-Wisconsin (5-2); 8-Florida (2-1); 9-Syracuse (3-1); 10-Kansas (6-4)
  • #KPI Only in Top-50 Games: 1-Wichita State (2-0); 2-Northern Colorado (1-0); 3-East Tennessee State (1-0); 4-Wisconsin (8-2); 5-Arizona (9-2); 6-Creighton (5-2); 7-Syracuse (7-1); 8-Massachusetts (5-1); 9-Saint Louis (4-2); 10-Louisville (4-3)
  • #KPI Only in Top-100 Games: 1-Wichita State (5-0); 2-Arizona (14-2); 3-Syracuse (13-1); 4-Florida (12-2); 5-Wisconsin (14-4); 6-Villanova (11-3); 7-Saint Louis (8-2); 8-Kansas (15-6); 9-Creighton (13-1); 10-Michigan (10-6)
  • #KPI Strength of Schedule: 1-Kansas (.162); 2-Wisconsin (.132); 3-Michigan (.127); 4-Duke (.119); 5-Northwestern (.113); 6-Texas (.111); 7-Iowa State (.111); 8-Michigan State (.110); 9-Colorado (.106); 10-Minnesota (.105)
  • #KPI Strength of Schedule (with Home/Away adjustment): 1-Kansas (.127); 2-Michigan (.092); 3-Boston College (.089); 4-Wisconsin (.088); 5-Florida State (.081); 6-Villanova (.074); 7-DePaul (.072); 8-Northwestern (.072); 9-Michigan State (.071); 10-Duke (.068)
  • 8.8% of all games involving a Division I team are currently against Non-Division I teams.  Division I teams are 422-14 (.968) in those games by a margin of 90.2 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. 346 in the #KPI).

#KPI Top Games This Weekend (February 24-March 2, 2014)

  1. #8 Syracuse at #14 Virginia (Saturday 4 p.m. ET, ESPN)
  2. #24 Oklahoma at #2 Kansas (Monday 9 p.m. ET, ESPN)
  3. #32 Stanford at #1 Arizona (Sunday 8 p.m. ET, ESPNU)
  4. #9 Saint Louis at #26 VCU (Saturday 6 p.m. ET, ESPN2)
  5. #36 California at #1 Arizona (Wednesday 9 p.m. ET, ESPN2)
  6. #23 Texas at #24 Oklahoma (Saturday 4 p.m. ET, ESPN Full Court / Big 12 Network)
  7. #20 Cincinnati at #28 Connecticut (Saturday 12 p.m. ET, ESPN)
  8. #2 Kansas at #48 Oklahoma State (Saturday 9 p.m. ET, ESPN)
  9. #40 Oregon at #19 UCLA (Thursday 11 p.m. ET, ESPN2)
  10. #13 Massachusetts at #47 Dayton (Saturday 11 a.m. ET, ESPNU)

Notes on Rule Changes: Note that the discrepancy between #KPI and NCAA statistics is how games against Non Division-I schools are counted (approximately 4.4% of the data)

Points Per Game: Up 5.1% (3.44 PPG); from 67.5 PPG to 70.9 PPG. Through this time last season, teams were averaging 67.2 PPG (up 5.6% 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 3.1%.  In 2012-13, scoring decreased 0.9 PPG (1.3%) between non-conference and conference play.  In 2013-14, scoring has decreased 2.3 PPG (3.2%) from 72.1 PPG in non-conference to 69.8 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, 26.8% from made 3-pt FGs and 22.0% from made free throws.  The net increase is +1.04 points from made 2′s, +0.47 points from made 3′s and +1.92 points from made free throws.  In conference games only this year, 50.9% of points come from made 2-pt FGs, 26.9% from made 3′s and 22.3% from made free throws.

Average Margin Per Game: +13.4 PPG: The average margin in 2012-13 was +13.1 PPG, but was +13.5 PPG through the same period last season.  The average margin in non-conference play is 16.3 PPG compared to 10.5 PPG in conference play.  25.7% of games have been decided by 5 points or less, 49.5% of games have been decided by 10 points or less and 20.0% of games have been decided by more than 20 points.

Possessions Per Game: Up 1.9% (1.29 possession per game); from 66.7 to 68.0 possessions per game per team.  Possessions are 2.8 possessions per game lower (down 4.0%) in conference play than non-conference play this year.

Field Goal Attempts: Up 1.3% (0.69 FGA per game); from 55.0 to 55.7 FGA: Team field goal percentage is at 44.0%, up from 43.3% last year.  Field goals made are up 2.8% (0.68 per game). Field goal attempts are at their highest mark since 2002-03 (56.4 FGA/game).  Teams are attempting 2.35 fewer field goals in conference play than non-conference (down 4.1%), but FGAs are only down 0.1% per possession in conference play.

3-pt Field Goal Attempts: Up 1.3% (0.24 3-ptA per game); from 18.1 to 18.4 3-ptA: 3-pt field goal percentage is at 34.5%, 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 13.5% (2.67 FTA per game); from 19.8 to 22.4 FTA: Team free throw percentage is at 69.6% (69.3% last year).  Teams are making 1.92 more free throws per game this year (up 14.0%).  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.  Teams are averaging 21.8 FTAs in February.

Turnovers: Down 5.2% (0.69 turnovers per game); 13.3 to 12.6 turnovers: Turnovers per possession are down 7.0% while steals per possession are down 8.8%.  More plays that used to be steals/turnovers are being called fouls.

Personal Fouls: Up 8.9% (1.57 fouls per game); 17.7 to 19.3 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 down 2.6% 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, currently 4.9% of the data.

This is the #KPI.

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