Interesting 3pt stats...

3-POINT FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGES

Team G FG FGA Pct


1.Charlotte… 11 92 228 .404
2.Marquette… 12 100 250 .400
3.Louisville… 12 110 281 .391
4.USF… 11 73 187 .390
5.DePaul… 10 56 147 .381
6.TCU… 13 104 284 .366
7.Houston… 13 106 303 .350
8.Southern Miss… 12 61 175 .349
9.Cincinnati… 11 72 208 .346
10.UAB… 11 72 214 .336
11.Memphis… 13 84 257 .327
12.East Carolina… 11 49 172 .285
13.Tulane… 10 46 164 .280
14.Saint Louis… 11 47 169 .278

3-POINT FIELD GOAL PCT DEFENSE

Team G FG FGA Pct


1.Charlotte… 11 67 240 .279
2.Louisville… 12 77 257 .300
3.Memphis… 13 67 220 .305
4.Southern Miss… 12 56 182 .308
5.USF… 11 53 168 .315
6.Marquette… 12 76 239 .318
7.Tulane… 10 62 188 .330
8.Cincinnati… 11 70 211 .332
9.TCU… 13 76 228 .333
10.UAB… 11 85 243 .350
11.East Carolina… 11 71 202 .351
12.DePaul… 10 67 183 .366
13.Saint Louis… 11 76 206 .369
14.Houston… 13 72 190 .379

That is interesting, as the general consensus around here is that our perimeter defense is horrific.

[i]Originally posted by Smoothieking[/i]@Jan 1 2005, 10:16 PM [b] That is interesting, as the general consensus around here is that our perimeter defense is horrific. [/b]
It's also surprising that we've hit over 40% of our 3 poiny shots. It doesn't seem like it. That's the equivalent of 60% of 2 point shots.

At one point, opponents were hitting 80% of their foul shots.
We are giving up open looks, but they’re not falling.
3 pt percentage does not make for a good perimeter defense per se.
Plus perimeter defense is more than preventing the three ball.
It’s also preventing penetration by players who get the ball on the perimeter.

That’s my opinion, at least.

I think the majority of complaints have to deal with too much penetration. It’s nice to see our guys close out so well, but they need to do a better job keeping their position so they aren’t forced to run out after the guy.

[i]Originally posted by NinerLoudNProud[/i]@Jan 1 2005, 10:26 PM [b] We are giving up open looks, but they're not falling.

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True statement. The numbers may state we have the best but we’ve had the fortune of playing teams when they were ice cold from outside. I’ve seen a ton of wide open looks clank off the rim but that’s part of the game. We do have to improve on our perimeter penetration allowance though.

The competition hasn’t hit their 3-point shots, a lot of them open looks. I don’t think the defense on the perimeter has been that good.

Long Beach State – 3 of 25, 12.0%
Rutgers – 8 of 24, 33.3%
Valparaiso – 5 of 13, 38.5%
Louisiana Lafayette – 7 of 25, 28.0%
Alabama – 6 of 23, 26.1%
Davidson – 8 of 25, 32.0%
Georgia State – 7 of 27, 25.9%
UNC Asheville – 8 of 25, 32.0%
Indiana – 3 of 16, 18.8%
Yale – 7 of 19, 36.8%
Central Connecticut State – 5 of 18, 27.8%
Total - 67 of 240, 27.9%

[i]Originally posted by HP49er[/i]@Jan 2 2005, 07:46 PM [b] The competition hasn't hit their 3-point shots, a lot of them open looks. I don't thing the defense on the perimeter has been that good.

Long Beach State – 3 of 25, 12.0%
Rutgers – 8 of 24, 33.3%
Valparaiso – 5 of 13, 38.5%
Louisiana Lafayette – 7 of 25, 28.0%
Alabama – 6 of 23, 26.1%
Davidson – 8 of 25, 32.0%
Georgia State – 7 of 27, 25.9%
UNC Asheville – 8 of 25, 32.0%
Indiana – 3 of 16, 18.8%
Yale – 7 of 19, 36.8%
Central Connecticut State – 5 of 18, 27.8%
Total - 67 of 240, 27.9% [/b]


Man, I knew the numbers were bad but not THAT bad. :blink:

That’s an average of almost 22 3-pointer attempts per game against us. We haven’t exactly blown out teams to the point where they’ve resorted to firing up a ton of late 3’s, so teams are shooting that many because they’re finding themselves open on the perimeter. We’ve been lucky with so many misses but I think we need to play better defense in conference play to accomplish our goals.

Egg-zachary! If Alabama had shot 3s the way they did in the East Tennessee game (46.3%, 19 of 41) prior to playing us, the game would’ve been over at halftime.

[b]That is interesting, as the general consensus around here is that our perimeter defense is horrific. [/b]

I’m not convinced that our perimeter defense has improved as much as the stats reflect. It’s better than it was last year or two years ago, but we are still giving up a lot of open looks or overplaying and giving up layups as the alternative. If we get through conference play and the stats are similar, then I might could be convinced. :huh: