Some Interesting Basketball Stats

As NC State basketball prepares to begin ACC play on Sunday against Maryland, here are a few interesting stats.

• All 5 starters (Leslie, Brown, Wood, Williams & Howell) are averaging double figures in points. State hasn’t had 5 double figure scorers since the 06-07 team (Costner, Grant, McCauley, Atsur & Fells). Before that, you have to go back to 77-78 (Whitney, Austin, Warren, Pinder & Matthews) to find a State team with 5 double figure scorers.

• It would be hard to get more balanced scoring out of your starting 5 than State’s starters this season. All 5 starters average between 12.2 and 13.0 points per game.

• Richard Howell’s 9.9 rebounds per game is the highest average since Todd Fuller (also 9.9) in 95-96. To find a higher rebounds per game average you have to go back to Kenny Carr (10.3) in 75-76.

• Lorenzo Brown’s 6.7 assists per game is the highest since Chris Corchiani (9.6) in 90-91.

• C.J. Leslie’s 2.33 blocks per game is the highest since Thurl Bailey (2.64) in 82-83, just above Cedric Simmons (2.28) in 05-06.

• Scott Wood’s 3-point percentage of .471 is the highest since Archie Miller (.575) in 00-01 (qualification of a minimum of 1 3-pointer made per game).

• The team average of 77.3 points per game and 17.8 assists per game are the highest since Les Robinson’s last team in 95-96 (80.9 and 18.8).

About WV Wolf

Graduated from NCSU in 1996 with a degree in statistics. Born and inbred in West "By God" Virginia and now live in Raleigh where I spend my time watching the Wolfpack, the Mountaineers and the Carolina Hurricanes as well as making bar graphs for SFN. I'm @wvncsu on the Twitter machine.

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37 Responses to Some Interesting Basketball Stats

  1. coach13 01/05/2012 at 10:28 PM #

    Stat Question. How many points are we averaging off the bench per game?

  2. stillapackfan 01/05/2012 at 11:45 PM #

    Who cares what goes on at UNC? As a fan base our obsession with them is pathetic. Let’s worry about State.

  3. Shadow722 01/06/2012 at 1:22 AM #

    Coach13’s Stat Question. “How many points are we averaging off the bench per game?”

    Starters Avg 62.6 points, Team total 77.3 points, leaving 14.7 bench points….per game

  4. sundropdrinker13 01/06/2012 at 1:39 AM #

    stillapackfan, we care because they are our rival and right down the road. Wanting to know when they are going to receive their punishment is not obsession. Obsession is constant, and this is the first time in several stories that anyone has really mentioned them outside of playing them in BB, so, no obsession.

  5. triadwolf 01/06/2012 at 9:03 AM #

    “^^^To date, Gott has to be an early ACC COY favorite along with Leitao (not saying he’ll win, but he has to be raising some eyebrows).

    LMAO…I assume you mean Bennett at UVa…This is his 3rd year after replacing Leitao…”

    Good catch, I had a bit of a brain fart there. At least I didn’t say we still had Lowe.

  6. wolfpack_83 01/06/2012 at 9:53 AM #

    Got to agree with Wufpacker. The bench will be key. With our starters all acting and playing like legitimate starters, smarter teams will attempt to draw more fouls and run against us. With that and the inevitable injuries throughout a long conference season, we’ll need to have the bench play some significant minutes in important games. That’s the only heartburn that I’ve had with the pre-conference season – that we haven’t given a lot of minutes to the bench (although I also understand that we needed the top 5-7 to gel as a unit too). Hopefully the 2nd team can get some meaningful minutes in the first several conference games.

  7. TruthBKnown Returns 01/06/2012 at 11:21 AM #

    Good catch, I had a bit of a brain fart there. At least I didn’t say we still had Lowe.

    No biggie, we all have them from time to time. One of my favorite responses to my brain farts is, “listen to what I mean, not what I say!” 🙂

    As for the still having Lowe thing… if you had said that, I don’t think you would have also mentioned “ACC COY” in the same breath. (Apologies to Sid, but I had to say it!)

  8. wolfbuff 01/06/2012 at 12:10 PM #

    “Hopefully the 2nd team can get some meaningful minutes in the first several conference games.”

    Bench production for us just ain’t going to happen this year. I think the reason the bench’s minutes have dwindled are two-fold. First, Gott wants a smaller rotation Almost every school does it, including Duke, once they’re in the meat of the schedule. Syracuse on the other hand, has a second team that could probably be at top 10 team by themselves. You can argue amongst yourselves the merits of a small vs. big rotation over the course of a season.

    Second, we don’t have the depth that top schools have – yet. There is a significant drop-off in play when we have 2 or more starters out. So our top 5-7 will have to be iron men until we can build quality depth.

  9. Packfan28 01/06/2012 at 1:15 PM #

    For those that don’t want to read through the entire thread, let me summarize the 10 keys to making the ACCT:

    1 Improved bench scoring
    2 Better depth
    3 Win on the road
    4 Win at home
    5 Win games where we are favored
    6 Win games against Virginia and Florida teams
    7 Shoot 3 pointers better than 37.5% as a team
    8 Improve defense
    9 Limit turnovers
    10 Limit Type 1A turnovers (WTF?)

    I agree. If we do the above, we make the ACCT.

  10. wolfbuff 01/06/2012 at 2:16 PM #

    How about:

    11. Score more points than the other guys

  11. Packfan28 01/06/2012 at 2:29 PM #

    wolfbuff Says:
    January 6th, 2012 at 2:16 pm
    How about:

    11. Score more points than the other guy

    That will only work if we hold our opponents’ point totals to less than ours.

  12. ancsu87 01/06/2012 at 8:44 PM #

    I will go out on a limb:
    1. We will make the ACCT
    2. We might make the NCAAT if we do the 11 things listed above

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