Monday, February 1, 2016

MAAC Monday: Efficiency refresher, stat leaders, power rankings

With the conference season now in its second half, this week's "MAAC Monday" revisits each team's efficiency numbers in its opening segment, before transitioning into stat leaders and power rankings once again. In our November 30 debut edition of this column, Fairfield held the top spot in possessions, averaging 76.33 trips down the floor per game. Two months later, the numbers stand as follows:

Possessions per game (from highest to lowest)
1) Fairfield (75)
2) Monmouth (74.5)
3) Iona (73.05)
4) Siena (73)
5) Canisius (72.43)
6) Marist (71.3)
7) Quinnipiac (70.53)
8) Manhattan (70.21)
9) Niagara (67.83)
10) Saint Peter's (67.53)
11) Rider (67.36)
Analysis: The Stags retain the top spot, and have not sacrificed their uptempo ways through the first half of the MAAC slate. Monmouth has seen a slight uptick in possessions since our last chart prior to the opening week of league play, whereas Iona, Siena, and Canisius have all slowed down a bit since then. Marist, however, has picked up the pace by over three full possessions to vault into the middle of the leaderboard as head coach Mike Maker is starting to get greater contributions from his young squad despite a long losing streak. Quinnipiac has also pushed the ball further over the past several weeks, and while Rider has gained over five trips down the floor since our last look, the Broncs still bring up the rear from a pace perspective.

Points Per Possession (from highest to lowest)
1) Canisius (1.09)
2) Iona (1.08)
3) Monmouth (1.07)
4) Fairfield (1.065)
5) Siena (1.062)
6) Marist (1.01)
7) Rider (1.005)
8) Saint Peter's (0.98)
9) Manhattan (0.977)
10) Niagara (0.94)
11) Quinnipiac (0.93)

Defensive Efficiency (points per possession against from lowest to highest)
Monmouth (0.97)
Siena (0.99)
Quinnipiac (1.003)
Rider (1.004)
Saint Peter's (1.006)
Iona (1.038)
Manhattan (1.046)
Niagara (1.049)
Fairfield (1.07)
Canisius (1.12)
Marist (1.20)

Scoring Leaders (* denotes players not among leaders due to not meeting MAAC requirement for minimum games)
1) A.J. English, Iona (22.4 PPG)
2) Khallid Hart, Marist (22.2)

3) Justin Robinson, Monmouth (20.1)
4) Marcus Gilbert, Fairfield (18.9)
5) Shane Richards, Manhattan (17.4)
*Marquis Wright, Siena (17.3)
6) Matt Scott, Niagara (16.8)
7) Brian Parker, Marist (16.7)
8) Jordan Washington, Iona (16.6)
9) Tyler Nelson, Fairfield (16.0)
10) Brett Bisping, Siena (15.7)

Rebounding Leaders
1) Brett Bisping, Siena (9.3 RPG)
2) Quadir Welton, Saint Peter's (7.8)
3) Kahlil Thomas, Rider (7.8)
4) Isaiah Williams, Iona (7.2)
5) Matt Scott, Niagara (6.9)
6) Deon Jones, Monmouth (6.9)
7) Abdulai Bundu, Quinnipiac (6.8)
8) Rich Williams, Manhattan (6.7)
9) Javion Ogunyemi, Siena (6.5)
10) Jordan Washington, Iona (6.2)

Assist Leaders
1) A.J. English, Iona (6.0 APG)
2) Tyler Wilson, Manhattan (5.8)

3) Jerome Segura, Fairfield (5.4)
4) Trevis Wyche, Saint Peter's (4.8)
*Marquis Wright, Siena (4.6)
5) Teddy Okereafor, Rider (4.4)
6) Malcolm McMillan, Canisius (4.3)
7) Justin Robinson, Monmouth (3.6)
8) Lavon Long, Siena (3.6)
9) Tyler Nelson, Fairfield (3.3)
10) Brian Parker, Marist (3.2)

Field Goal Percentage Leaders
1) Chris Brady, Monmouth (.567)
2) Kahlil Thomas, Rider (.564)
3) Jordan Washington, Iona (.541)
4) Javion Ogunyemi, Siena (.524)
5) Brian Parker, Marist (.522)
6) Trevis Wyche, Saint Peter's (.517)
7) Xavier Lundy, Rider (.497)
8) Deyshonee Much, Iona (.486)
9) Zane Waterman, Manhattan (.476)
10) Lavon Long, Siena (.474)

Free Throw Percentage Leaders
1) Tyler Nelson, Fairfield (.880)
2) Je'lon Hornbeak, Monmouth (.873)
3) Justin Robinson, Monmouth (.857)
4) Shane Richards, Manhattan (.838)
5) Malcolm McMillan, Canisius (.822)
6) Khallid Hart, Marist (.820)
7) Micah Seaborn, Monmouth (.813)
8) A.J. English, Iona (.809)
9) Antwon Portley, Saint Peter's (.809)
10) Giovanni McLean, Quinnipiac (.806)

Three-Point Field Goal Percentage Leaders (* denotes players not among leaders due to not meeting MAAC requirement for minimum games)
*Marquis Wright, Siena (.548)
1) Deyshonee Much, Iona (.484)
2) Justin Robinson, Monmouth (.418)
3) Kassius Robertson, Canisius (.412)
4) RaShawn Stores, Manhattan (.412)
5) Khallid Hart, Marist (.411)
6) Ibn Muhammad, Iona (.410)
7) Thomas Capuano, Manhattan (.408)
T-8) Daniel Harris, Quinnipiac (.405)
T-8) Isaiah Lamb, Marist (.405)
10) Marcus Gilbert, Fairfield (.404)

Power Rankings
1) Monmouth (17-5, 9-2 MAAC)
Last Week:
1

Last Game: Saturday 1/30 vs. Saint Peter's (W 73-57)
Next Game: Monday 2/1 at Siena, 7 p.m.

2) Siena (15-7, 8-3 MAAC)
Last Week:
 2

Last Game: Saturday 1/30 vs. Marist (W 77-66)
Next Game: Monday 2/1 vs. Monmouth, 7 p.m.

3) Iona (11-9, 8-3 MAAC)
Last Week:
 3

Last Game: Friday 1/29 vs. Manhattan (W 70-56)
Next Game: Monday 2/1 at Saint Peter's, 7 p.m.

4) Fairfield (12-9, 6-5 MAAC)
Last Week:
 6

Last Game: Friday 1/29 vs. Canisius (W 84-77)
Next Game: Monday 2/1 vs. Quinnipiac, 7 p.m.

5) Saint Peter's (8-11, 6-4 MAAC)
Last Week:
 4

Last Game: Saturday 1/30 at Monmouth (L 73-57)
Next Game: Monday 2/1 vs. Iona, 7 p.m.

6) Rider (9-13, 5-6 MAAC)
Last Week:
8

Last Game: Sunday 1/31 vs. Canisius (W 79-68)
Next Game: Tuesday 2/2 at Manhattan, 7 p.m.

7) Manhattan (8-11, 5-5 MAAC)
Last Week:
 5

Last Game: Friday 1/29 at Iona (L 70-56)
Next Game: Tuesday 2/2 vs. Rider, 7 p.m.

8) Canisius (10-13, 5-7 MAAC)
Last Week:
 7

Last Game: Sunday 1/31 at Rider (L 79-68)
Next Game: Friday 2/5 vs. Iona, 7 p.m.

9) Quinnipiac (6-13, 3-7 MAAC)
Last Week:
 10

Last Game: Saturday 1/30 vs. Niagara (W 82-68)
Next Game: Monday 2/1 at Fairfield, 7 p.m.

10) Niagara (6-17, 4-8 MAAC)
Last Week:
9

Last Game: Saturday 1/30 at Quinnipiac (L 82-68)
Next Game: Friday 2/5 vs. Rider, 7 p.m.

11) Marist (4-16, 1-10 MAAC)
Last Week:
 11

Last Game: Saturday 1/30 at Siena (L 77-66)
Next Game: Thursday 2/4 at Quinnipiac, 7 p.m.

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