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Conference Report Card: After Slow Start, Big East Rolls to Top Spot

Big East had a disappointing start on day of the tourney, 3-5 to be exact. How are they doing now? Since day 1, the Big East is a sizzling 8-1. They put those 3 teams into the Sweet 16, Elite 8, and 2 have moved on to the Final Four.

I wonder if the Big East will be judged by their “tournament results”, or their “first day results”, because let’s face it, after the first weekend – 52 teams are gone, and many quit paying attention. I think they would be missing the real story of the Big East in 2013.

When you factor everything in – The A-10 and Pac-12 were underrated, but the Big East and B1G held up to their season long billing as top conferences.

Another thing to note – since people often have a problem with the amount of bids Big East gets (which by the way was 50% of their conference) is how does the Big East do proportionately to the field relative to the bids they get.

Big East Teams vs. Spots Available - by Round.

  • Bids: 8 for 12%
  • Rd32: 3 for 9% (drop)
  • Rd16: 3 for 19% (surge)
  • Rd8:  3 for 38% (mega surge)
  • Final Four: 2 for 50% (supa-mega-surge)

Total Scorecard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tournament Resume

  • W = win;  L = loss; W% = winnning %
  • UW% = % of wins that were upset wins.;
  • UL% = % of losses were via being upset.
  • Upset = by seed.  Not vegas.
  • Table below sorted by W%
  • Added Win per Bid:  Shows the value of a conference bid.  If 1 made it, and won 3 rounds – their score is 3.0 (every bid, which in this case is only 1, got 3 wins each).

 

Sweet 16 and Elite 8 results from this past Weekend 

 

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Final Four: Louisville & Wichita State Player & Bench Match-Ups

Louisville Wichita State
Peyton Siva Malcolm Armstead
6-0, 185, Sr. 6-0, 205, Sr.
Minutes 31 28.6
Points 9.9 10.9
Field Goal % 41.30% 40.20%
3-point % 30.40% 35.50%
FT % 86.00% 80.30%
Rebounds 2.3 3.8
Assists 5.8 3.9
Steals 2.2 1.9
Blocks 0.2 0.1
Turnovers 2.7 2.3
Fouls 2.6 2.3
Russ Smith Tekele Cotton
6-1, 165, Jr. 6-2, 202, Soph.
Minutes 30.1 23.6
Points 18.9 6.4
Field Goal % 42.30% 44.00%
3-point % 33.10% 35.90%
FT % 82.40% 53.70%
Rebounds 3.5 3.9
Assists 2.9 1.7
Steals 2.1 1
Blocks 0.1 0.2
Turnovers 2.6 1.1
Fouls 2.5 2.1
Wayne Blackshear Ron Baker
6-5, 230, Soph 6-3, 218, Fr.
Minutes 20.4 25.6
Points 7.8 8.6
Field Goal % 42.10% 40.40%
3-point % 31.90% 34.60%
FT % 69.40% 81.40%
Rebounds 3.2 2.9
Assists 0.6 1.9
Steals 0.9 0.8
Blocks 0.3 0.3
Turnovers 0.6 1.3
Fouls 2.5 2.1
Chane Behanan Cleanthony Early
6-6, 250, Soph 6-8, 215, Jr.
Minutes 26 24.8
Points 9.6 13.7
Field Goal % 50.50% 45.10%
3-point % 8.30% 31.30%
FT % 52.70% 78.80%
Rebounds 6.3 5.3
Assists 1.1 0.6
Steals 1.4 0.8
Blocks 0.4 0.9
Turnovers 1.6 1.6
Fouls 1.7 2.6
Gorgui Dieng Carl Hall
6-11, 245, Jr. 6-8, 238, Sr.
Minutes 30.9 28.6
Points 10.2 12.5
Field Goal % 53.30% 53.80%
3-point % 0.00% 0.00%
FT % 65.20% 67.10%
Rebounds 9.5 6.9
Assists 1.9 0.7
Steals 1.4 0.5
Blocks 2.5 1.8
Turnovers 1.8 1.3
Fouls 2.5 2.4
Montrezl Harrell Jake White
6-8, 235, Fr. 6-8, 232, Soph
Minutes 16.5 11.1
Points 5.7 3.6
Field Goal % 56.40% 46.80%
3-point % 0.00% 11.10%
FT % 50.80% 71.40%
Rebounds 3.7 3
Assists 0.2 2.3
Steals 0.5 1.2
Blocks 0.7 0
Turnovers 0.6 1.7
Fouls 1.3 2.2
Luke Hancock Demetric Williams
6-6, 200, Jr. 6-2, 178, Sr.
Minutes 22 25.4
Points 7.4 7.6
Field Goal % 40.80% 38.50%
3-point % 37.20% 28.10%
FT % 77.50% 76.50%
Rebounds 2.6 2.6
Assists 1.3 2.3
Steals 0.9 1.2
Blocks 0.1 0
Turnovers 1 1.7
Fouls 2.1 2.2
Stephan Van Treese Ehimen Orukpe
6-9, 245, Jr. 7-0, 250, Sr.
Minutes 11.5 15.4
Points 1.8 2.7
Field Goal % 65.00% 47.00%
3-point % 0.00% 0.00%
FT % 70.60% 40.50%
Rebounds 3.2 4.4
Assists 0.3 0.2
Steals 0.5 0.3
Blocks 0.3 1.6
Turnovers 0.4 1.3
Fouls 1.2 2
?Tim Henderson? Fred Van Vleet
6-2, 195, Jr. 5-11, 190, Fr.
Minutes 3.5 16
Points 0.6 4.3
Field Goal % 30.00% 39.60%
3-point % 23.50% 42.60%
FT % 0.00% 72.20%
Rebounds 0.4 1.9
Assists 0.1 2.3
Steals 0.2 0.9
Blocks 0 0.1
Turnovers 0.2 1.1
Fouls 0.2 1.1
Nick Wiggins
6-6, 187, Jr.
Minutes 13.1
Points 5
Field Goal % 43.60%
3-point % 42.50%
FT % 73.00%
Rebounds 1.8
Assists 0.3
Steals 0.3
Blocks 0.2
Turnovers 0.6
Fouls 0.8
Chadrack Lufile
6-9, 251, Jr.
Minutes 8
Points 1.6
Field Goal % 55.90%
3-point % 0.00%
FT % 40.00%
Rebounds 1.8
Assists 0.3
Steals 0.2
Blocks 0.3
Turnovers 0.4
Fouls 0.8

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Final Four: Louisville vs. Wichita State Team Stat Comparison

Louisville Wichita State
Strength of Schedule 6th 91st
Points Per Game 74.3 (27th) 69.8 (104th)
Avg Scoring Margin +16.2 (4th) +8.9 (28th)
Field Goal % 45.6% (52nd) 44.1% (114th)
Rebound Rate 52.8% (54th) 55.6% (7th)
Blocks Per Game 4.3 (70th) 4.5 (49th)
Steals Per Game 10.9 (2nd) 7.5 (67th)
Assists Per Game 14.6 (37th) 13.6 (105th)
Turnovers Per Game 12.5 (105th) 12.7 (125th)
Team Fouls Per Game 17.9 (198th) 17.9 (198th)
2-point FG% 51.0% (43rd) 49.7% (79th)
3-point FG% 32.8% (218th) 34.0% (157th)
Free Throw % 70.9% (121st) 69.8% (167th)
Opponent Shooting % 39.2% (24th) 39.3% (27th)
Opponent 2-point FG% 43.0% (29th) 43.4% (37th)
Opponent 3-point FG% 31.5% (58th) 32.1% (80th)
Opponent Block Per Game 3.4 (163rd) 3.0 (73rd)
Opponent Steals Per Game 5.7 (53rd) 5.6 (43rd)