Earlier I looked at how the ACC referees called ACC compared to other conferences. Now I would like to look at how the referees call games within the conference. I compiled some statistics that I would like to share. Here is my attempt at a chart to make it easier to see.
A few things I noticed:
1) UNC is called for fewer fouls than any other team (something we are all aware of) but more importantly look at the number of fouls called per possession. UNC is only called for a foul every 5 trips down the court. Everyone else in the ACC is called at least once for every 4 possessions. That is some really good coaching by Roy.
2) There are two schools who lead the ACC in fouls committed by their opponent, Duke and UNC.
3) 34.3% of Duke’s shots are three point shots, the most in the ACC.
4) The only other two schools to shot over 30% of their shots from three are BC and Miami. Both teams draw 4 or more fewer fouls per game than Duke and are at the bottom of the fouls drawn category.
5) UNC shoots the fewest three point shorts per game and is second in the number of fouls they draw from their opponents.
6) NCSU is second in fewest three point shots but is 8th in number of fouls by opponent.
7) Wake is near the top in the fouls committed by opponent category.
1) The head of the ACC referees’ self fulfilling prophecy that UNC does not commit fouls was, well, self fulfilling.
2) Duke is the only team in the conference who can continuously hoist threes and still draw fouls.
3) NCSU does not get many foul calls for it even though their offense is based on 2 point shots while UNC can.
FTR is free throw rate which is FTA/FGA
A few things I notices from this chart:
1) UNC is plus 5.1 points per game from the FT line. Duke is +3 and NCSU is +1.5
2) UNC’s opponent FTR is almost half of FSU
3) The only other team with a positive FT point is Wake Forest. Go figure.