Friday, March 18, 2016

Daniel Ochefu: Inside The Numbers

Daniel Ochefu scored 17 points as Villanova steamrolled UNC Asheville in first-round NCAA Tournament action. (Photo courtesy of VUHoops.com)

BY RAY FLORIANI

Brooklyn, NY - He came in averaging roughly nine points per game. Villanova’s Daniel Ochefu took the big stage by storm. The 6-11 senior scored a game-high 17 points as the Wildcats dispatched UNC Asheville, 86-56, in the NCAA Tournament’s South Regional first-round game at Barclays Center:

The breakdown:
FG: 7-9
FT: 3-4
Rebounds: 10
Assists: 4
Turnovers: 0
Blocks: 3
Steals: 1
Points: 17
Minutes: 26
Effectiveness Factor: 35
EF per minute: 1.35

KenPom listed Ochefu’s pregame numbers:
Possessions used: (percentage) 21.9%
Offensive Rating: 120

For the first round contest, the totals were as follows:
Possessions: 22%
Offensive Rating: 168

An outstanding offensive rating, given Ochefu hardly deviated from his normal percentage of team possessions. Efficiency personified.

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