WEEK 17 MONDAY #KPI BASKETBALL (as of 3/3/14)

#KPI Headlines:

  • #KPI Excel resumes ranked by #KPI value per game (through March 2)
  • #KPI by Team (through March 2):
  • #KPI by Conference (through March 2)
  • #KPI Statistical Trends (through March 2)
  • Brackets for 13 conference tournaments are set.  Links can be found in the 1-68 list below.  Conference tournament action starts Monday with two first round Patriot League contests at campus sites.
  • For the sixth consecutive week, scoring averaged between 69.4 and 69.7 PPG.  Possessions per game have averaged between 66.0 and 66.5 per game over the last seven weeks.

#KPI NCAA Tournament Field of 68 (through March 2): Automatic bids from the 32 conferences are determined by the top remaining seed in the conference tournament if that conference’s regular season is over.  If not, the AQ will temporarily be determined by best conference record, then best overall record, then best #KPI.  Conference tournament brackets are linked below.

  1. PAC-12 / #1 Arizona (27-2, 14-2 Pac-12), .380 / Best Win: at San Diego State .95
  2. #2 Wisconsin (24-5, 11-5 Big Ten), .348 / Best Win: at Virginia .98
  3. BIG 12 / #3 Kansas (22-7, 13-3 Big 12), .345 / Best Win: at Iowa State .86
  4. SEC / #4 Florida (27-2, 16-0 SEC), .337 / Best Win: at Kentucky .82
  5. MVC / #5 Wichita State (31-0, 18-0 MVC), .314 / Best Win: at Saint Louis .92
  6. BIG EAST / #6 Villanova (25-3, 13-2 Big East), .310 / Best Win: at Saint Joseph’s .89
  7. #7 Syracuse (26-3, 13-3 ACC), .289 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .76
  8. #8 Creighton (23-5, 13-3 Big East), .285 / Best Win: at Villanova 1.09
  9. ACC / #9 Virginia (25-5, 16-1 ACC), .283 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .77
  10. BIG TEN / #10 Michigan (21-7, 13-3 Big Ten), .272 / Best Win: at Wisconsin .93
  11. #11 Duke (23-6, 12-4 ACC), .264 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .83
  12. #12 New Mexico (23-5, 14-2 Mountain West), .263 / Best Win: at New Mexico State .72
  13. #13 Massachusetts (22-6, 9-5 A-10), .254 / Best Win: at George Washington .78
  14. #14 Iowa State (22-6, 10-6 Big 12), .246 / Best Win: at BYU .70
  15. #15 Michigan State (22-7, 11-5 Big Ten), .246 / Best Win: at Texas .79
  16. ATLANTIC 10 / #16 Saint Louis (25-4, 12-2 A-10), .244 / Best Win: at Saint Joseph’s .86
  17. #17 North Carolina (22-7, 12-4 ACC), .240 / Best Win: at Michigan State .86
  18. #18 Ohio State (22-8, 9-8 Big Ten), .238 / Best Win: at Wisconsin .90
  19. AMERICAN / #19 Cincinnati (24-5, 13-3 American), .238 / Best Win: at Louisville .86
  20. #20 Kentucky (21-8, 11-5 SEC), .235 / Best Win: at Missouri .67
  21. #21 UCLA (22-7, 11-5 Pac-12), .235 / Best Win: at Colorado .76
  22. MOUNTAIN WEST / #22 San Diego State (25-3, 14-2 Mountain West), .231 / Best Win: at Kansas .89
  23. #23 VCU (22-7, 10-4 A-10), .230 / Best Win: at Virginia .90
  24. #24 Oklahoma (21-8, 10-6 Big 12), .227 / Best Win: at Texas .75
  25. #25 Texas (21-8, 10-6 Big 12), .224 / Best Win: at North Carolina .79
  26. #26 Connecticut (23-6, 11-5 American), .220 / Best Win: at Memphis .80
  27. #27 Louisville (24-5, 13-3 American), .217 / Best Win: at Connecticut .88
  28. WCC / #28 Gonzaga (25-6, 15-3 WCC), .217 / Best Win: at St. Mary’s-CA .79
  29. #29 Saint Joseph’s (21-7, 11-3 A-10), .198 / Best Win: at Dayton .70
  30. #30 George Washington (21-7, 9-5 A-10), .196 / Best Win: at Manhattan .74
  31. #31 Oregon (20-8, 8-8 Pac-12), .196 / Best Win: at UCLA .79
  32. #32 Arizona State (21-8, 10-6 Pac-12), .189 / Best Win: vs. Arizona .67
  33. #33 Iowa (20-9, 9-7 Big Ten), .185 / Best Win: at Ohio State .80
  34. SUMMIT / #34 North Dakota State (23-6, 12-2 Summit), .179 / Best Win: at Western Michigan .63
  35. #35 BYU (21-10, 13-5 WCC), .179 / Best Win: at Stanford .67
  36. #36 Kansas State (20-9, 10-6 Big 12), .179 / Best Win: vs. Gonzaga .69
  37. MAC / #37 Toledo (24-5, 12-4 MAC), .178 / Best Win: at Akron .58
  38. #38 Stanford (18-10, 9-7 Pac-12), .177 / Best Win: at Connecticut .83
  39. #39 Colorado (20-9, 9-7 Pac-12), .175 / Best Win: vs. Harvard .58
  40. #40 Pittsburgh (22-7, 10-6 ACC), .175 / Best Win: at N.C. State .56
  41. #41 Oklahoma State (19-10, 7-9 Big 12), .175 / Best Win: vs. Louisiana Tech .68
  42. CONFERENCE USA / #42 Southern Miss (25-5, 12-3 C-USA), .174 / Best Win: at North Dakota State .80
  43. IVY / #43 Harvard (24-4, 11-1 Ivy), .173 / Best Win: at Boston U. .72
  44. #44 Memphis (22-7, 11-5 American), .172 / Best Win: at Louisville .88
  45. #45 Dayton (20-9, 8-6 A-10), .172 / Best Win: vs. Gonzaga .66
  46. SOUTHLAND / #46 Stephen F. Austin (27-2, 16-0 Southland), .171 / Best Win: at Sam Houston State .61
  47. #47 Baylor (19-10, 7-9 Big 12), .170 / Best Win: at Oklahoma State .68
  48. HORIZON / #48 Green Bay (24-5, 14-2 Horizon), .169 / Best Win: at Cleveland State .71
  49. #49 SMU (23-6, 12-4 American), .167 / Best Win: at Connecticut .87
  50. #50 Xavier (20-9, 10-6 Big East), .161 / Best Win: vs. Cincinnati .77
  51. #51 California (18-11, 9-7 Pac-12), .160 / Best Win: at Oregon .77
  52. #52 Arkansas (20-9, 9-7 SEC), .160 / Best Win: at Kentucky .78
  53. #53 Missouri (20-9, 8-8 SEC), .154 / Best Win: at Arkansas .67
  54. OHIO VALLEY / #55 Belmont (23-8, 14-2 OVC), .151 / Best Win: at North Carolina .79
  55. MAAC / #77 Iona (20-9, 17-3 MAAC), .106 / Best Win: at Canisius .57
  56. COLONIAL / #80 Delaware (22-9, 14-2 Colonial), .103 / Best Win: at William & Mary .53
  57. PATRIOT / #82 Boston U. (22-9, 15-3 Patriot), .100 / Best Win: vs. UC-Irvine .61
  58. SUN BELT / #87 Georgia State (22-7, 15-1 Sun Belt), .096 / Best Win: at Western Kentucky .64
  59. BIG WEST / #98 UC-Irvine (20-10, 11-3 Big West), .079 / Best Win: at Hawaii .55
  60. AMERICA EAST / #104 Vermont (21-9, 15-1 America East), .071 / Best Win: at Yale .48
  61. MEAC / #125 North Carolina Central (23-5, 13-1 MEAC), .050 / Best Win: at N.C. State .55
  62. SOUTHERN / #128 Davidson (19-11, 15-1 Southern), .044 / Best Win: at Wofford .49
  63. NORTHEAST / #137 Robert Morris (19-12, 14-2 Northeast), .035 / Best Win: at St. Francis-NY .48
  64. ATLANTIC SUN / #146 Florida Gulf Coast (20-11, 14-4 Atlantic Sun), .021 / Best Win: vs. Mercer .45
  65. WAC / #147 Utah Valley (18-10, 12-3 WAC), .021 / Best Win: New Mexico State .43
  66. BIG SOUTH / #163 High Point (16-13, 12-4 Big South), .009 / Best Win: at William & Mary .51
  67. BIG SKY / #168 Weber State (16-10, 13-5 Big Sky), .007 / Best Win: North Dakota .31
  68. SWAC / #252 Alabama State (15-11, 9-6 SWAC), -.074 / Best Win: Alcorn State .12

#KPI NIT Tournament Field of 32 (through March 1): Automatic bids are awarded to teams who won their regular season conference title, but did not win their conference tournament.

  1. (NIT 1) #54 Florida State (17-11, 8-8 ACC), .154 / Best Win: at Pittsburgh .78
  2. (NIT 1) #56 Louisiana Tech (24-6, 12-3 C-USA), .149 / Best Win: at Oklahoma .76
  3. (NIT 1) #57 Tennessee (18-11, 9-7 SEC), .147 / Best Win: vs. Virginia .72
  4. (NIT 1) #58 Minnesota (18-12, 7-10 Big Ten), .147 / Best Win: vs. Wisconsin .64
  5. (NIT 2) #59 Providence (19-10, 9-7 Big East), .139 / Best Win: vs. Creighton .62
  6. (NIT 2) #60 Nebraska (17-11, 9-7 Big Ten), .139 / Best Win: at Michigan State .85
  7. (NIT 2) #61 St. Mary’s-CA (21-10, 11-7 WCC), .135 / Best Win: at Boise State .66
  8. (NIT 2) #62 Illinois (17-12, 6-10 Big Ten), .134 / Best Win: at Michigan State .84
  9. (NIT 3) #63 Ohio (19-10, 9-7 MAC), .132 / Best Win: at Buffalo .64
  10. (NIT 3) #64 St. John’s (19-11, 9-8 Big East), .127 / Best Win: at Providence .66
  11. (NIT 3) #65 Boise State (19-10, 9-7 Mountain West), .125 / Best Win: vs. New Mexico .67
  12. (NIT 3) #66 Georgetown (16-12, 7-9 Big East), .123 / Best Win: vs. Michigan State .63
  13. (NIT 4) #67 LSU (17-11, 8-8 SEC), .116 / Best Win: vs. Saint Joseph’s .65
  14. (NIT 4) #68 San Francisco (20-10, 13-5 WCC), .116 / Best Win: vs. St. Mary’s-CA .42
  15. (NIT 4) #69 Marquette (17-12, 9-7 Big East), .115 / Best Win: vs. George Washington .64
  16. (NIT 4) #70 Richmond (18-11, 8-6 A-10), .114 / Best Win: vs. Massachusetts .54
  17. (NIT 5) #71 Clemson (18-10, 9-7 ACC), .113 / Best Win: at Florida State .61
  18. (NIT 5) #72 Middle Tennessee (22-8, 12-3 C-USA), .112 / Best Win: vs. Southern Miss .60
  19. (NIT 5) #73 N.C. State (17-12, 7-9 ACC), .112 / Best Win: at Tennessee .64
  20. (NIT 5) #74 New Mexico State (22-9, 11-4 WAC), .111 / Best Win: at New Mexico .90
  21. (NIT 6) #75 Manhattan (22-7, 15-5 MAAC), .110 / Best Win: at Canisius .58
  22. (NIT 6) #76 Cleveland State (21-10, 12-4 Horizon), .107 / Best Win: at Milwaukee .48
  23. (NIT 6) #78 Indiana (17-12, 7-9 Big Ten), .104 / Best Win: vs. Wisconsin .60
  24. (NIT 6) #79 UTEP (21-9, 11-4 C-USA), .103 / Best Win: at Middle Tennessee .76
  25. (NIT 7) #81 Western Michigan (19-9, 12-4 MAC), .102 / Best Win: at Ohio .64
  26. (NIT 7) #83 Mississippi (17-12, 8-8 SEC), .099 / Best Win: at Western Kentucky .56
  27. (NIT 7) #84 Washington (16-13, 8-8 Pac-12), .099 / Best Win: at Arizona State .77
  28. (NIT 7) #85 West Virginia (16-13, 8-8 Big 12), .098 / Best Win: at Baylor .65
  29. (NIT 8) #86 Utah (19-9, 8-8 Pac-12), .098 / Best Win: vs. Arizona State .52
  30. (NIT 8) #88 Buffalo (18-8, 12-4 MAC), .094 / Best Win: at Ohio .61
  31. (NIT 8) #89 UNLV (19-10, 10-6 Mountain West), .092 / Best Win: at New Mexico .88
  32. (NIT 8) #90 Maryland (15-14, 7-9 ACC), .092 / Best Win: vs. N.C. Central .52

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

  1. Big 12 (182-106, .632 / 102-26, .797 Non-Conf) .169 KPI:
  2. Big Ten (219-129, .629 / 122-32, .792 Non-Conf) .167 KPI:
  3. Pac-12 (215-128, .627 / 119-32, .788 Non-Conf) .146 KPI:
  4. Big East (177-112, .612 / 96-31, .756 Non-Conf) .132 KPI:
  5. ACC (260-174, .599 / 139-53, .723 Non-Conf)  .123 KPI:
  6. Atlantic 10 (223-146, .604 / 131-54, .708 Non-Conf) .119 KPI:
  7. SEC (237-164, .591 / 125-52, .706 Non-Conf) .110 KPI:
  8. American (172-115, .599 / 92-35, .724 Non-Conf) .089 KPI:
  9. WCC (173-131, .569 / 83-41, .669 Non-Conf) .069 KPI:
  10. Mountain West (180-135, .571 / 91-46, .664 Non-Conf) .065 KPI:
  11. MAC (182-156, .538 / 86-60, .589 Non-Conf) .032 KPI:
  12. Missouri Valley (165-139, .543 / 75-49, .605 Non-Conf) .027 KPI:
  13. Horizon (143-132, .520 / 71-60, .542 Non-Conf) .005 KPI:
  14. Summit (122-115, .515 / 66-59, .528 Non-Conf) .004 KPI:
  15. Conference USA (252-219, .535 / 132-99, .571 Non-Conf) .003 KPI:
  16. Sun Belt (140-141, .498 / 60-61, .496 Non-Conf) -.016 KPI:
  17. Ivy (108-103, .512 / 61-56, .521 Non-Conf) -.018 KPI:
  18. Colonial (131-142, .480 / 59-70, .457 Non-Conf) -.019 KPI:
  19. MAAC (158-172, 479 / 48-62, .436 Non-Conf) -.027 KPI:
  20. Big West (124-133, .482 / 60-69, .465 Non-Conf) -.043 KPI:
  21. Patriot (143-152, .485 / 53-62, .461 Non-Conf) -.044 KPI:
  22. Atlantic Sun (143-161, .470 / 53-71, .427 Non-Conf) -.058 KPI:
  23. Ohio Valley (171-191, .472 / 75-95, .441 Non-Conf) -.061 KPI:
  24. Big Sky (141-160, .468 / 43-62, .410 Non-Conf) -.064 KPI:
  25. WAC (121-136, .471 / 56-71, .441 Non-Conf) -.066 KPI:
  26. Southland (183-203, .474 / 74-94, .440 Non-Conf) -.068 KPI:
  27. Big South (171-191, .472 / 75-95, .441 Non-Conf) -.080 KPI:
  28. Southern (152-182, .455 / 64-94, .405 Non-Conf) -.094 KPI:
  29. Northeast (130-169, .435 / 50-89, .360 Non-Conf) -.104 KPI:
  30. America East (111-152, .422 / 39-80, .328 Non-Conf) -.116 KPI:
  31. SWAC (110-160, .407 / 33-83, .284 Non-Conf) -.126 KPI:
  32. MEAC (144-220, .396 / 51-127, .287 Non-Conf) -.137 KPI:

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

  1. +1.09     #8 Creighton 96, #6 Villanova 68 (Jan 20)
  2. +0.98     #2 Wisconsin 48, #9 Virginia 38 (Dec 4)
  3. +0.96     #109 Northwestern 65, #2 Wisconsin 56 (Jan 29)
  4. +0.95     #1 Arizona 69, #22 San Diego State 60 (Nov 14)
  5. +0.95     #206 Boston College 62, #7 Syracuse 59 (Feb 19)
  6. +0.93     #10 Michigan 77, #2 Wisconsin 70 (Jan 18)
  7. +0.93     #203 Duquesne 71, #16 Saint Louis 64 (Feb 27)
  8. +0.92     #5 Wichita State 70, #16 Saint Louis 65 (Dec 1)
  9. +0.90     #23 VCU 59, #9 Virginia 56 (Nov 12)
  10. +0.90     #74 New Mexico State 67, #12 New Mexico 61 (Dec 17)

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

  1. +0.77     #50 Xavier 64, #19 Cincinnati 47 (Dec 14)
  2. +0.76     #3 Kansas 80, #12 New Mexico 63 (Dec 14)
  3. +0.75     #13 Massachusetts 81, #12 New Mexico 65 (Nov 22)
  4. +0.73     #2 Wisconsin 63, #16 Saint Louis 57 (Nov 26)
  5. +0.73     #30 George Washington 60, #8 Creighton 53 (Dec 1)
  6. +0.71     #22 San Diego State 86, #8 Creighton 80 (Nov 29)
  7. +0.70     #3 Kansas 94, #11 Duke 83 (Nov 12)
  8. +0.69     #6 Villanova 63, #3 Kansas 59 (Nov 29)
  9. +0.69     #17 North Carolina 93, #27 Louisville 84 (Nov 24)
  10. +0.69     #1 Arizona 72, #11 Duke 66 (Nov 29)

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

  1. +0.72     #57 Tennessee 87, #9 Virginia 52 (Dec 30)
  2. +0.70     #9 Virginia 75, #7 Syracuse 56 (Mar 1)
  3. +0.69     #8 Creighton 101, #6 Villanova 80 (Feb 16)
  4. +0.69     #7 Syracuse 78, #6 Villanova 62 (Dec 28)
  5. +0.69     #27 Louisville 69, #42 Southern Miss 38 (Nov 29)
  6. +0.69     #2 Wisconsin 59, #4 Florida 53 (Nov 12)
  7. +0.67     #12 New Mexico 58, #22 San Diego State 44 (Feb 22)
  8. +0.67     #32 Arizona State 69, #1 Arizona 66 (Feb 14)
  9. +0.67     #51 California 60, #1 Arizona 58 (Feb 1)
  10. +0.66     #26 Connecticut 65, #4 Florida 64 (Dec 2)

#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 (75.7 PPG); 2-Pac-12 (74.8 PPG); 3-Ohio Valley (74.5 PPG); 4-WCC (74.0 PPG); 5-Big South (74.0 PPG); 6-Big East (73.2 PPG); 7-Southland (73.0 PPG); 8-MAAC (72.8 PPG); 9-American (72.8 PPG); 10-Atlantic Sun (72.0 PPG)
  • Scoring (by conference, conference games only): 1-Ohio Valley (75.4 PPG); 2-Big South (74.4 PPG); 3-MAAC (73.6 PPG); 4-Southland (73.3 PPG); 5-Big 12 (73.1 PPG); 6-Atlantic Sun (72.5 PPG); 7-Northeast (72.2 PPG); 8-Pac-12 (71.0 PPG); 9-WCC (71.0 PPG); 10-Big Sky (70.9 PPG)
  • Home teams are 3,364-1,594 (.678). Home teams are 1,689-1,108 (.604) in conference play and 1,675-486 (.775) in non-conference play. There have been 352 games (6.6% of all games) played at a neutral site.  350 of 352 neutral site games are non-conference.  52.7% of all games are conference games to date.
  • Non-Conference #KPI: 1-Wisconsin; 2-Arizona; 3-Wichita State; 4-Massachusetts; 5-Kansas; 6-Syracuse; 7-Oregon; 8-Iowa State; 9-Ohio State; 10-Villanova
  • Conference #KPI: 1-Michigan; 2-Arizona; 3-Florida; 4-Kansas; 5-Virginia; 6-Villanova; 7-Creighton; 8-Saint Louis; 9-Wichita State; 10-UCLA
  • #KPI in Home Games Only: 1-Kansas; 2-Duke; 3-Florida; 4-Arizona; 5-Kentucky; 6-VCU; 7-Colorado; 8-Creighton; 9-Kansas State; 10-Iowa State
  • #KPI in Road/Neutral Games Only: 1-Arizona; 2-Wisconsin; 3-Wichita State; 4-Villanova; 5-Florida; 6-Virginia; 7-Syracuse; 8-Michigan State; 9-Michigan; 10-San Diego State
  • #KPI Only in Top-25 Games: 1-Wichita State (1-0); 2-Arizona (4-0); 3-Louisiana Tech (1-0); 4-Massachusetts (2-0); 5-Charlotte (1-0); 6-Creighton (2-1); 7-Wisconsin (5-2); 8-Florida (2-1); 9-Kansas (7-4); 10-Arkansas (2-1)
  • #KPI Only in Top-50 Games: 1-Wichita State (2-0); 2-Northern Colorado (1-0); 3-East Tennessee State (1-0); 4-Arizona (10-1); 5-Wisconsin (8-2); 6-Syracuse (6-2); 7-Creighton (5-3); 8-Massachusetts (5-2); 9-Southern Miss (1-1); 10-San Diego State (2-2)
  • #KPI Only in Top-100 Games: 1-Wichita State (5-0); 2-Arizona (16-2); 3-Florida (14-2); 4-Wisconsin (15-4); 5-Villanova (12-3); 6-Syracuse (14-2); 7-San Diego State (7-2); 8-Kansas (16-7); 9-Saint Louis (8-3); 10-North Carolina (11-4)
  • #KPI Strength of Schedule (with Home/Away adjustment): 1-Kansas (.128); 2-Boston College (.088); 3-Michigan (.088); 4-Wisconsin (.086); 5-Stanford (.082); 6-Northwestern (.076); 7-Florida State (.073); 8-California (.071); 9-DePaul (.071); 10-Texas (.070)
  • 8.3% of all games involving a Division I team are currently against Non-Division I teams.  Division I teams are 425-14 (.968) in those games by a margin of 90.2 PPG to 60.5 PPG.  Non-Division I games also count in the #KPI rankings.  All games against Non-Division I teams count as one opponent (currently No. 347 in the #KPI).

#KPI Top Games for Monday, March 3:

  1. #36 Kansas State at #41 Oklahoma State (Monday 9 p.m. ET, ESPN)
  2. #73 N.C. State at #40 Pittsburgh (Monday 9 p.m. ET, ESPNU)
  3. #111 Notre Dame at #17 North Carolina (Monday 7 p.m. ET, ESPN)
  4. #50 Xavier at #149 Seton Hall (Monday 7 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1)
  5. #289 Savannah State at #125 N.C. Central (Monday 7 p.m. ET, ESPNU)

Notes on Rule ChangesNote that the discrepancy between #KPI and NCAA statistics is how games against Non Division-I schools are counted (approximately 4.1% of the data)

Points Per Game: Up 4.9% (3.34 PPG); from 67.5 PPG to 70.8 PPG. Through this time last season, teams were averaging 67.2 PPG (up 5.4% 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 69.7 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 +0.97 points from made 2′s, +0.46 points from made 3′s and +1.89 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 22.2% from made free throws.

Average Margin Per Game: +13.3 PPG: The average margin in 2012-13 was +13.1 PPG, and was +13.3 PPG through the same period last season.  The average margin in non-conference play is 16.3 PPG compared to 10.6 PPG in conference play.  26.1% of games have been decided by 5 points or less, 50.1% of games have been decided by 10 points or less and 19.5% of games have been decided by more than 20 points.

Possessions Per Game: Up 1.8% (1.20 possession per game); from 66.7 to 67.9 possessions per game per team.  Possessions are 2.8 possessions per game lower (down 4.1%) in conference play than non-conference play this year.

Field Goal Attempts: Up 1.1% (0.63 FGA per game); from 55.0 to 55.6 FGA: Team field goal percentage is at 44.0%, up from 43.3% last year.  Field goals made are up 2.7% (0.64 per game). Field goal attempts are at their highest mark since 2002-03 (56.4 FGA/game).  Teams are attempting 2.33 fewer field goals in conference play than non-conference (down 4.1%), but FGAs are only down 0.03% per possession in conference play.

3-pt Field Goal Attempts: Up 1.3% (0.23 3-ptA per game); from 18.1 to 18.3 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 13.3% (2.62 FTA per game); from 19.8 to 22.4 FTA: Team free throw percentage is at 69.7% (69.3% last year).  Teams are making 1.89 more free throws per game this year (up 13.8%).  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, rose to 22.3 per game in January and settled at 21.7 per game in February.

Turnovers: Down 5.5% (0.73 turnovers per game); 13.3 to 12.6 turnovers: Turnovers per possession are down 7.2% while steals per possession are down 8.9%.  More plays that used to be steals/turnovers are being called fouls.

Personal Fouls: Up 8.7% (1.54 fouls per game); 17.7 to 19.2 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 2.7% 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 4.1% of the data.

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