Monday, February 6, 2017

MAAC Monday: Percentage of shots, stat leaders, power rankings

MAAC Monday returns this week with arguably its most detailed stat breakdown in the opening segment, taking a closer look at the percentage of shots each team both takes and surrenders, before the traditional stat leaders and power rankings wrap up the latest look within the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. As always, any and all statistics reflected in MAAC Monday were gleaned from the individual stat pages of each school's website.

Percentage of shots, with schools listed in alphabetical order, followed by a breakdown of two-point field goals, three-point field goals and free throws, from left to right:
Canisius: 44.2% 2-pt FG, 29.6% 3-pt FG, 26.1% FT
Fairfield: 45.7% 2-pt FG, 31.9% 3-pt FG, 22.4% FT
Iona: 45.8% 2-pt FG, 31.4% 3-pt FG, 22.7% FT
Manhattan: 46.0% 2-pt FG, 24.7% 3-pt FG, 29.4% FT
Marist: 41.6% 2-pt FG, 30.9% 3-pt FG, 27.5% FT
Monmouth: 45.2% 2-pt FG, 27.2% 3-pt FG, 27.6% FT
Niagara: 49.7% 2-pt FG, 24.2% 3-pt FG, 26.1% FT
Quinnipiac: 49.3% 2-pt FG, 25.3% 3-pt FG, 25.4% FT
Rider: 54.1% 2-pt FG, 19.5% 3-pt FG, 26.4% FT
Saint Peter's: 44.0% 2-pt FG, 28.9% 3-pt FG, 27.1% FT
Siena: 52.7% 2-pt FG, 18.8% 3-pt FG, 28.4% FT

Percentage of shots against, with schools listed in alphabetical order, followed by a breakdown of two-point field goals, three-point field goals and free throws, from left to right:
Canisius: 49.3% 2-pt FG, 24.6% 3-pt FG, 26.1% FT
Fairfield: 50.5% 2-pt FG, 23.9% 3-pt FG, 25.6% FT
Iona: 48.7% 2-pt FG, 26.8% 3-pt FG, 24.4% FT
Manhattan: 44.0% 2-pt FG, 20.6% 3-pt FG, 35.4% FT
Marist: 47.6% 2-pt FG, 24.8% 3-pt FG, 27.6% FT
Monmouth: 44.1% 2-pt FG, 28.9% 3-pt FG, 27.0% FT
Niagara: 51.0% 2-pt FG, 25.1% 3-pt FG, 23.9% FT
Quinnipiac: 48.5% 2-pt FG, 23.4% 3-pt FG, 28.1% FT
Rider: 47.5% 2-pt FG, 25.5% 3-pt FG, 27.0% FT
Saint Peter's: 45.4% 2-pt FG, 30.8% 3-pt FG, 23.8% FT
Siena: 50.1% 2-pt FG, 22.9% 3-pt FG, 26.9% FT

Analysis: The loss of Zedric Sadler was mentioned earlier in the season as a potential explanation of why Rider has become less reliant on the three-point shot this year, and the conservative tendencies have only grown stronger for the Broncs as the year has gone on. Kevin Baggett has five double-figure scorers, but aside from Jimmie Taylor and Xavier Lundy, no consistent deep threat exists in the short Rider rotation. Further up the road, Siena's proclivity to eschew long-distance opportunities is by design. Head coach Jimmy Patsos has stressed the importance of contested two-point shots on both sides of the basketball for the Saints since arriving in the Capital Region four years ago, and the commitment to efficient offense; at least on paper, has remained a prime objective as Siena seeks to maintain a spot in the top half of the MAAC standings.

Two uptempo offenses in Fairfield and Iona are in their rightful places among programs who feature the three-pointer as a more potent weapon in their arsenal, but Marist has made improvements on that end as well. What sets the Red Foxes apart from the Stags and Gaels, though, is an abundance of shooters making the most out of their opportunities rather than relying on a transition game to get their looks. Four of Mike Maker's mainstays in Poughkeepsie take more than half their shots from beyond the arc, with Ryan Funk and Kristinn Palsson the most prolific marksmen on the Marist roster, not to mention the versatile scoring prowess of Khallid Hart.

As expected, Manhattan attempts and yields the most free throws on average, a byproduct of Steve Masiello's physical system on both ends of the floor. What may be a little more deceptive, however; especially after watching shooters the likes of Curtis Cobb, Kassius Robertson and Schadrac Casimir have solid outings against the Jaspers, is the scant 20.6 percent rate of threes conceded to Manhattan's opponents. Masiello has deemed the trifecta to be the greatest equalizer in college basketball, and even if their record does not show the results in the win column, the Jaspers have done a much better job of taking the deep ball out of the equation more often than not.

Scoring Leaders
1) Justin Robinson, Monmouth (19.0 PPG)
2) Tyler Nelson, Fairfield (19.0)

3) Jordan Washington, Iona (17.7)
4) Kassius Robertson, Canisius (17.5)
5) Khallid Hart, Marist (17.5)
6) Matt Scott, Niagara (17.4)
7) Jermaine Crumpton, Canisius (17.0)
8) Mikey Dixon, Quinnipiac (16.7)
9) Kahlil Dukes, Niagara (16.2)
10) Micah Seaborn, Monmouth (15.4)

Rebounding Leaders
1) Amadou Sidibe, Fairfield (9.9 RPG)
2) Brett Bisping, Siena (9.6)
3) Kahlil Thomas, Rider (9.1)
4) Quadir Welton, Saint Peter's (7.8)
5) Jordan Washington, Iona (7.1)
6) Matt Scott, Niagara (7.1)
7) Norville Carey, Rider (6.8)
8) Dominic Robb, Niagara (6.8)
9) Chris Brady, Monmouth (6.7)
10) Zane Waterman, Manhattan (6.6)

Assist Leaders
1) Stevie Jordan, Rider (5.3 APG)
2) Rickey McGill, Iona (5.3)
3) Justin Robinson, Monmouth (5.0)
4) Marquis Wright, Siena (4.7)
5) Malik Johnson, Canisius (4.3)
6) Jerome Segura, Fairfield (4.2)
7) Kahlil Dukes, Niagara (4.2)
8) Trevis Wyche, Saint Peter's (3.5)
9) Zavier Turner, Manhattan (3.4)
10) Brian Parker, Marist (3.3)

Field Goal Percentage Leaders
1) Amadou Sidibe, Fairfield (.580)
2) Chris Brady, Monmouth (.580)
3) Jordan Washington, Iona (.579)

4) Javion Ogunyemi, Siena (.541)
5) Jermaine Crumpton, Canisius (.518)
6) Kahlil Thomas, Rider (.512)
7) Kiefer Douse, Canisius (.509)
8) Lavon Long, Siena (.505)
9) Chaise Daniels, Quinnipiac (.498)
10) Brett Bisping, Siena (.490)

Free Throw Percentage Leaders
1) Kahlil Dukes, Niagara (.928)
2) Zavier Turner, Manhattan (.903)
3) Mikey Dixon, Quinnipiac (.861)
4) Tyler Nelson, Fairfield (.851)
5) Justin Robinson, Monmouth (.842)
6) Rickey McGill, Iona (.833)
7) Micah Seaborn, Monmouth (.820)
8) Kassius Robertson, Canisius (.811)
9) Trevis Wyche, Saint Peter's (.783)
10) Khallid Hart, Marist (.780)

Three-Point Field Goal Percentage Leaders
1) Jon Severe, Iona (.454)
2) Je'lon Hornbeak, Monmouth (.442)
3) Kahlil Dukes, Niagara (.435)
4) Jermaine Crumpton, Canisius (.435)
5) E.J. Crawford, Iona (.429)
6) Nick Griffin, Saint Peter's (.424)
7) Schadrac Casimir, Iona (.419)
8) Curtis Cobb, Fairfield (.417)
9) Kassius Robertson, Canisius (.414)
10) Ryan Funk, Marist (.408)

Power Rankings
1) Monmouth (19-5, 11-2 MAAC)
Last Week: 1
Last Game: Friday 2/3 vs. Saint Peter's (W 71-70)
Next Game: Monday 2/6 at Rider, 7 p.m.

2) Iona (16-8, 9-4 MAAC)
Last Week:
 2

Last Game: Friday 2/3 at Rider (W 95-76)
Next Game: Tuesday 2/7 vs. Siena, 7 p.m.

3) Saint Peter's (12-11, 8-5 MAAC)
Last Week:
 3

Last Game: Friday 2/3 at Monmouth (L 71-70)
Next Game: Monday 2/6 vs. Canisius, 7 p.m.

4) Canisius (14-10, 7-6 MAAC)
Last Week:
 4

Last Game: Saturday 2/4 at Siena (W 80-73)
Next Game: Monday 2/6 at Saint Peter's, 7 p.m.

5) Siena (10-14, 7-6 MAAC)
Last Week:
 5

Last Game: Saturday 2/4 vs. Canisius (L 80-73)
Next Game: Tuesday 2/7 at Iona, 7 p.m.

6) Fairfield (11-10, 6-6 MAAC)
Last Week:
 7

Last Game: Thursday 2/2 vs. Niagara (W 81-61)
Next Game: Monday 2/6 vs. Quinnipiac, 7 p.m.

7) Rider (13-11, 6-7 MAAC)
Last Week:
 6

Last Game: Friday 2/3 vs. Iona (L 95-76)
Next Game: Monday 2/6 vs. Monmouth, 7 p.m.

8) Quinnipiac (9-14, 6-7 MAAC)
Last Week:
 7

Last Game: Saturday 2/4 vs. Niagara (W 89-81)
Next Game: Monday 2/6 at Fairfield, 7 p.m.

9) Niagara (8-17, 5-9 MAAC)
Last Week:
 9

Last Game: Saturday 2/4 at Quinnipiac (L 89-81)
Next Game: Friday 2/10 at Canisius, 8 p.m.

10) Manhattan (9-16, 4-10 MAAC)
Last Week:
 10

Last Game: Saturday 2/4 vs. Marist (W 68-67)
Next Game: Friday 2/10 vs. Monmouth, 9 p.m.

11) Marist (6-18, 3-10 MAAC)
Last Week:
 11

Last Game: Saturday 2/4 at Manhattan (L 68-67)
Next Game: Thursday 2/9 vs. Fairfield, 7 p.m.

2 comments:

  1. How about looking at the Assist leaders from an Assist to Turnover ratio.

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  2. How many 3 pointers do you have to shoot to make the list?

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