Greetings Chronicloids Long time, first time with a Post. I have enjoyed watching this team begin to resemble a potentially dangerous tournament team over the last two weeks. The team that just about stomped on our hearts after Providence and that dreadful Marquette second half has clearly wandered down the yellow brick road and found a heart. They showed a lot of grit at Morgantown that will serve them well from Syracuse into NYC. Now if we can get this team hanging with Scarecrow we will be in business!
What exactly do I mean? This team values the basketball like Republicans value campaign finance reform. I was going to go into a long analysis about our guards Assist to Turnover per game ratio and comparison with other Big East guard crews but once I looked at the raw turnover stats I gave up.
This team has 384 turnovers through 26 games. We are currently ranked #274 out of 344 D1 teams in turnovers. We are tied at #274 with WKU, Arkansas St, Cal - State Bakersfield and Northwestern St. Heady company, eh?
We are currently averaging 14.8 turnovers per game. Good for a ranking of #249 in TOPG. tied with our compadres at Cal State Bakersfield and Northwestern St.
Our Assist to Turnover ratio is a pathetic 0.98 Yes, we average more turnovers per game than assists. The scary scenario is if you take out Siva's 5.7 Assists per game. Yeah I know he average 3.4 TO's per game but he is #31 in the country in Assists per game.
For some perspective, our 0.98 Asst/To ratio is good for #145 in the nation. Last year's Cardinal team ranked #16 with a 1.34 ratio
I am not a stat geek but this has been killing me about this team all year. They simply do not make great decisions with the ball, collectively This group make things so tough on themselves at times. TCB of the ball would be a great start to having some fun in the NCAA's in 2012.