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Big East Tournament Preview

The Big East tournament is one of the best conference tournaments around. Some part of that is because it’s a sprawling 5 day affair. That affair begins tomorrow. Here is the bracket:

SYRACUSE ORANGE
Record: 30-1
Seed: 1
RPI: 1
SOS: 34

The following stats are conference only. It say defensive efficiency, but it’s the opposing teams’ offensive efficiency. Offensive Rating counts players who played at least 35% of the minutes. 

Points per possession (off): 1.1
Points per possession (def): 0.94
Possessions: 65
Scoring Margin: 10.3
Offensive Efficiency: 109.6
Defensive Efficiency: 93.8
Offensive Rebounding %: 33.7
Defensive Rebounding %: 67.2

Scoring leader (overall): Kris Joseph 14.1
Scoring leader (conf): Kris Joseph 13.8
Rebounding leader (overall): Fab Melo 5.7
Rebounding leader (conf): Fab Melo 6.1 
Assist leader (overall): Scoop Jardine 4.9
Assist leader (conf): Scoop Jardine 5.7
Steals leader (overall): Dion Waiters 59
Steal leader (conf): Dion Waiters 32
Blocks leader (overall): Fab Melo 87
Blocks (conf): Fab Melo 56

Possession % (overall): Dion Waiters 25.2
Offensive rating (overall): James Southerland 118.8

What they are playing for: The overall #1 seed

MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES
Record: 25-6
Seed: 2
RPI: 7
SOS: 21

(The following stats are conference only)

Points per possession (off): 1.07
Points per possession (def): 0.98
Possessions: 69
Scoring Margin: 6.5
Offensive Efficiency: 107.2
Defensive Efficiency: 97.9
Offensive Rebounding %: 33.6
Defensive Rebounding %: 63.5

Scoring leader (overall): Darius Johnson-Odom 18.2
Scoring leader (conf): Darius Johnson-Odom 18.9
Rebounding leader (overall): Jae Crowder 7.9
Rebounding leader (conf): Jae Crowder 8.3
Assist leader (overall): Junior Cadougan 5.4
Assist leader (conf): Junior Cadougan 5.7
Steals leader (overall): Jae Crowder 75
Steal leader (conf): Jae Crowder 53
Blocks leader (overall): Jamil Wilson 37
Blocks (conf): Jamil Wilson 25

Possession % (overall): Darius Johnson-Odom 25.8
Offensive rating (overall): Jae Crowder 123.8

What they are playing for: Seeding

NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH
Record: 21-10
Seed: 3
RPI: 38
SOS: 49

(The following stats are conference only)

Points per possession (off): 1.04
Points per possession (def): 0.98
Possessions: 61
Scoring Margin: 4.2
Offensive Efficiency: 104.5
Defensive Efficiency: 97.5
Offensive Rebounding %: 32.1
Defensive Rebounding %: 65.8

Scoring leader (overall): Jack Cooley 12.5
Scoring leader (conf): Jack Cooley 14.6 
Rebounding leader (overall): Jack Cooley 9.2
Rebounding leader (conf): Jack Cooley 10.2 
Assist leader (overall): Jerian Grant 4.9
Assist leader (conf): Jerian Grant 5.3
Steals leader (overall): Jerian Grant 38
Steal leader (conf): Eric Atkins 23
Blocks leader (overall): Jack Cooley 47
Blocks (conf): Jack Cooley 31

Possession % (overall): Jack Cooley 22.2
Offensive rating (overall): Jack Cooley 123.4

What they are playing for: Seeding

CINCINNATI BEARCATS
Record: 22-9
Seed: 4
RPI: 67
SOS: 104

(The following stats are conference only)

Points per possession (off): 1.05
Points per possession (def): 0.99
Possessions: 64
Scoring Margin: 3.5
Offensive Efficiency: 104.6
Defensive Efficiency: 99.2
Offensive Rebounding %: 35.6
Defensive Rebounding %: 65.3

Scoring leader (overall): Sean Kilpatrick 14.6
Scoring leader (conf): Sean Kilpatrick 13.9
Rebounding leader (overall): Yancy Gates 9.4
Rebounding leader (conf): Yancy Gates 9.4
Assist leader (overall): Cashmere Wright 4.5
Assist leader (conf): Cashmere Wright 4.2
Steals leader (overall): Cashmere Wright 61
Steal leader (conf): Cashmere Wright 43
Blocks leader (overall): Justin Jackson 45
Blocks (conf): Justin Jackson 22

Possession % (overall): Dion Dixon 23.2
Offensive rating (overall): Sean Kilpatrick 114.7

What they are playing for: Seeding

GEORGETOWN HOYAS
Record: 22-7
Seed: 5
RPI: 9
SOS: 8

(The following stats are conference only)

Points per possession (off): 1.02
Points per possession (def): 0.95
Possessions: 63
Scoring Margin: 4.7
Offensive Efficiency: 102.1
Defensive Efficiency: 94.6
Offensive Rebounding %: 36
Defensive Rebounding %: 69.3

Scoring leader (overall): Jason Clark 14.3
Scoring leader (conf): Jason Clark 13.5
Rebounding leader (overall): Otto Porter 6.7
Rebounding leader (conf): Otto Porter 7.3
Assist leader (overall): Henry Sims 3.4
Assist leader (conf): Henry Sims 3.2
Steals leader (overall): Jason Clark 50
Steal leader (conf): Jason Clark 29
Blocks leader (overall): Henry Sims 41
Blocks (conf): Henry Sims 23

Possession % (overall): Henry Simms 28.1
Offensive rating (overall): Otto Porter 116.4

What they are playing for: Seeding

SOUTH FLORIDA BULLS
Record: 19-12
Seed: 6
RPI: 44
SOS: 23

(The following stats are conference only)

Points per possession (off): 0.97
Points per possession (def): 0.95
Possessions: 60
Scoring Margin: 1.4
Offensive Efficiency: 97.5
Defensive Efficiency: 95.1
Offensive Rebounding %: 34.8
Defensive Rebounding %: 69

Scoring leader (overall): Gus Gilchrist 9.8
Scoring leader (conf): Gus Gilchrist 9.2
Rebounding leader (overall): Toarlyn Fitzpatrick 6.6
Rebounding leader (conf): Toarlyn Fitzpartick 6.7
Assist leader (overall): Anthony Collins 5.3
Assist leader (conf): Anthony Collins 5.5
Steals leader (overall): Anthony Collins 42
Steal leader (conf): Anthony Collins 22
Blocks leader (overall): Gus Gilchrits 35
Blocks (conf): Toarlyn Fitzpatrick 19

Possession % (overall): Gus Gilchrist 24
Offensive rating (overall): Hugh Robertson 108.4

What they are playing for: a chance to build their resume for a possible NCAA bid

LOUISVILLE CARDINALS 
Record: 22-9
Seed: 7
RPI: 28
SOS: 16

(The following stats are conference only)

Points per possession (off): 0.99
Points per possession (def): 0.95
Possessions: 68
Scoring Margin: 2.3
Offensive Efficiency: 98.8
Defensive Efficiency: 95.4
Offensive Rebounding %: 35.2
Defensive Rebounding %: 65.1

Scoring leader (overall): Kyle Kuric 12.9
Scoring leader (conf): Kyle Kuric 13.4
Rebounding leader (overall): Gorgui Dieng 9.1
Rebounding leader (conf): Gorgui Dieing 8.7
Assist leader (overall): Peyton Siva 5.4
Assist leader (conf): Peyton Siva 4.9
Steals leader (overall): Russ Smith 69
Steal leader (conf): Russ Smith 39
Blocks leader (overall): Gorgui Dieng 98
Blocks (conf): Gorgui Dieng 57

Possession % (overall): Russ Smith 32.3
Offensive rating (overall): Chris Smith 117.6

What they are playing for: Seeding

WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS
Record: 19-12
Seed: 8
RPI: 43
SOS: 12

(The following stats are conference only)

Points per possession (off): 1.06
Points per possession (def): 1.03
Possessions: 64
Scoring Margin: 1.8
Offensive Efficiency: 105.9
Defensive Efficiency: 103
Offensive Rebounding %: 41.3
Defensive Rebounding %: 69

Scoring leader (overall): Kevin Jones 20
Scoring leader (conf): Kevin Jones 19
Rebounding leader (overall): Kevin Jones 11.1
Rebounding leader (conf): Kevin Jones 10.9
Assist leader (overall): Jabarie Hinds 3.4
Assist leader (conf): Jabarie Hinds 3.2
Steals leader (overall): Jabarie Hinds 44
Steal leader (conf): Truck Bryants 30
Blocks leader (overall): Kevin Jones 33
Blocks (conf): Kevin Jones 19

Possession % (overall): Deniz Kilicli 24.3
Offensive rating (overall): Kevin Jones 125.1

What they are playing for: A chance to get an NCAA tournament bid

CONNECTICUT HUSKIES
Record: 18-12
Seed: 9
RPI: 32
SOS: 3

(The following stats are conference only)

Points per possession (off): 1.02
Points per possession (def): 1.02
Possessions: 64
Scoring Margin: 0.2
Offensive Efficiency: 102.2
Defensive Efficiency: 101.9
Offensive Rebounding %: 35.1
Defensive Rebounding %: 65.6

Scoring leader (overall): Jeremy Lamb 17.6
Scoring leader (conf): Jeremy Lamb 16.4
Rebounding leader (overall): Andre Drummond 7.8
Rebounding leader (conf): Andre Drummond 8.6
Assist leader (overall): Shabazz Napier 5.9
Assist leader (conf): Shabazz Napier 5.5
Steals leader (overall): Shabazz Napier 52
Steal leader (conf): Shabazz Napier 26
Blocks leader (overall): Andre Drummond 79
Blocks (conf): Andre Drummond 46

Possession % (overall): Shabazz Napier 23
Offensive rating (overall): Jeremy Lamb 115.5

What they are playing for: An NCAA tournament bid 

SETON HALL PIRATES
Record: 19-11
Seed: 10
RPI: 60
SOS: 52

(The following stats are conference only)

Points per possession (off): 0.98
Points per possession (def): 0.99
Possessions: 66
Scoring Margin: -0.2
Offensive Efficiency: 98.2
Defensive Efficiency: 98.6 
Offensive Rebounding %: 33.6
Defensive Rebounding %: 67.2

Scoring leader (overall): Jordan Theodore 16
Scoring leader (conf): Jordan Theodore 16.2
Rebounding leader (overall): Herb Pope 10.3
Rebounding leader (conf): Herb Pope 9.4
Assist leader (overall): Jordan Theodore 6.7
Assist leader (conf): Jordan Theodroe 6.2
Steals leader (overall): Fuquan Edwin 92
Steal leader (conf): Fuquan Edwin 53
Blocks leader (overall): Herb Pope 46
Blocks (conf): Herb Pope 28

Possession % (overall): Herb Pope 28.4
Offensive rating (overall): Patrik Auda 109.5

What they are playing for: An NCAA tournament bid

RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS
Record: 14-17
Seed: 11
RPI: 151
SOS: 54

(The following stats are conference only)

Points per possession (off): 0.96
Points per possession (def): 1.03
Possessions: 66
Scoring Margin: -4.5
Offensive Efficiency: 95.9
Defensive Efficiency: 102.8
Offensive Rebounding %: 34.6
Defensive Rebounding %: 63

Scoring leader (overall): Eli Carter 13.5
Scoring leader (conf): Eli Carter 14
Rebounding leader (overall): Dane Miller 6.7
Rebounding leader (conf): Dane Miller 7.4
Assist leader (overall): Jerome Seagears 2.5
Assist leader (conf): Jerome Seagears 2.6
Steals leader (overall): Myles Mack 45
Steal leader (conf): Eli Carter 24
Blocks leader (overall): Dane Miller 51
Blocks (conf): Dane Miller 26

Possession % (overall): Eli Carter 26
Offensive rating (overall): Jerome Seagears 104.8

What they are playing for: Setting the stage for next season

ST JOHN’S RED STORM
Record: 13-18
Seed: 12
RPI: 134
SOS: 27

(The following stats are conference only)

Points per possession (off): 0.98
Points per possession (def): 1.09
Possessions: 68
Scoring Margin: -7.7
Offensive Efficiency: 97.8
Defensive Efficiency: 109.1
Offensive Rebounding %: 32.4
Defensive Rebounding %: 59.1

Scoring leader (overall): D’Angelo Harrison 17.1
Scoring leader (conf): D’Angelo Harrison 18.5
Rebounding leader (overall): Moe Harkless 8.6

Rebounding leader (conf): Moe Harkless 8.5
Assist leader (overall): Phil Greene 3
Assist leader (conf): Phil Greene 3.7
Steals leader (overall): Moe Harkless 51
Steal leader (conf): Sir’Dominic Pointer 33
Blocks leader (overall): Moe Harkless 45
Blocks (conf): Moe Harkless 25

Possession % (overall): D’Angelo Harrison 24.7
Offensive rating (overall): D’Angelo Harrison 108.9

What they are playing for: Pride 

PITTSBURGH PANTHERS
Record: 16-15
Seed: 13
RPI: 95
SOS: 32

(The following stats are conference only)

Points per possession (off): 1.01
Points per possession (def): 1.06
Possessions: 64
Scoring Margin: -3.6
Offensive Efficiency: 100.5
Defensive Efficiency: 106.2
Offensive Rebounding %: 40
Defensive Rebounding %: 66.4

Scoring leader (overall): Ashton Gibbs 15.4
Scoring leader (conf): Asthon Gibbs 14.1
Rebounding leader (overall): Nasir Robinson 6.6
Rebounding leader (conf): Nasir Robinson 6.7
Assist leader (overall): Tray Woodall 6
Assist leader (conf): Tray Woodall 4.8
Steals leader (overall): Lamar Patterson 30
Steal leader (conf): Lamar Patterson 20
Blocks leader (overall): Dante Taylor 24
Blocks (conf): Dante Taylor 11

Possession % (overall): Tray Woodall 24.9
Offensive rating (overall): Talib Zanna 115

What they are playing for: A miracle run

VILLANOVA WILDCATS
Record: 12-18
Seed: 14
RPI: 116
SOS: 4

(The following stats are conference only)

Points per possession (off): 1.01 
Points per possession (def): 1.08
Possessions: 70
Scoring Margin: -4.8
Offensive Efficiency: 100.8
Defensive Efficiency: 107.6
Offensive Rebounding %: 38.4
Defensive Rebounding %: 66.1

Scoring leader (overall): Maalik Wayns 17.5
Scoring leader (conf): Maalik Wayns 17.6
Rebounding leader (overall): Mo Yarou 8.2
Rebounding leader (conf): Mo Yarou 8.1
Assist leader (overall): Maalik Wayns 4.6
Assist leader (conf): Maalik Wayns 4.1
Steals leader (overall): Dominic Cheek 31
Steal leader (conf): Dominic Cheek 21
Blocks leader (overall): Mo Yarou 24
Blocks (conf): Maurice Sutton 15

Possession % (overall): Maalik Wayns 27.4
Offensive rating (overall): Dominic Cheek 111.4

What they are playing for: To get this season over with 

PROVIDENCE FRIARS
Record: 15-16
Seed: 15
RPI: 147
SOS: 84

(The following stats are conference only)

Points per possession (off): 1.04
Points per possession (def): 1.12
Possessions: 65
Scoring Margin: -5.5
Offensive Efficiency: 104
Defensive Efficiency: 112.4
Offensive Rebounding %: 36.2
Defensive Rebounding %: 62.8

Scoring leader (overall): Vincent Council 16.2
Scoring leader (conf): Vincent Council 15.6
Rebounding leader (overall): LaDontae Henton 8.6
Rebounding leader (conf): LaDontae Henton 8.5
Assist leader (overall): Vincent Council 7.5
Assist leader (conf): Vincent Council 8
Steals leader (overall): Vincent Council 35
Steal leader (conf): Vincent Council 21
Blocks leader (overall): Brice Kofane 38
Blocks (conf): Bilal Dixon 23

Possession % (overall): Vincent Council 28.4
Offensive rating (overall): Bryce Cotton 116.4

What they are playing for: Next season and their big time recruiting class. 

DEPAUL BLUE DEMONS 
Record: 12-18
Seed: 16
RPI: 195
SOS: 106

(The following stats are conference only)

Points per possession (off): 1
Points per possession (def): 1.12
Possessions: 72
Scoring Margin: -8.6
Offensive Efficiency: 99.8
Defensive Efficiency: 111.8
Offensive Rebounding %: 29.7
Defensive Rebounding %: 61.4

Scoring leader (overall): Cleveland Melvin 17.4
Scoring leader (conf): Cleveland Melvin 16.7
Rebounding leader (overall): Cleveland Melvin 7.3
Rebounding leader (conf): Cleveland Melvin 7.9
Assist leader (overall): Brandon Young 4.9
Assist leader (conf): Brandon Young 4.9
Steals leader (overall): Brandon Young 49
Steal leader (conf): Brandon Young/Worrel Clahar 28
Blocks leader (overall): Cleveland Melvin 34
Blocks (conf): Donnavan Kirk 25

Possession % (overall): Cleveland Melvin 28.1
Offensive rating (overall): Krys Faber 115.4

What they are playing for: A win. Just one

 

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