Friday, February 16, 2018

Big East Bonanza: Strength of remaining schedules, stat leaders, power rankings

Big East Bonanza returns with a special Friday edition, covering the remaining strength of schedule for each team in the Big East Conference, before reprising stat leaders and power rankings in its last two segments. Currently, Xavier and Villanova are the only schools to have clinched byes into the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament, with several other teams still in position to capitalize on momentum entering Madison Square Garden:

Xavier (12-2 Big East, currently #1 seed if regular season ended today)
Remaining schedule: Saturday, February 17 vs. Villanova (10-3 Big East, L 89-65 January 10)
Wednesday, February 21 at Georgetown (5-9 Big East, W 96-91 February 3)
Wednesday, February 28 vs. Providence (8-5 Big East, L 81-72 January 6)
Saturday, March 3 at DePaul (3-10 Big East, W 77-72 December 30)
Total Big East record of remaining opponents: 26-27 (.491)

Villanova (10-3 Big East, currently #2 seed if regular season ended today)
Remaining schedule: Saturday, February 17 at Xavier (12-2 Big East, W 89-65 January 10)
Wednesday, February 21 vs. DePaul (3-10 Big East, W 103-85 December 27)
Saturday, February 24 at Creighton (8-5 Big East, W 98-78 February 1)
Wednesday, February 28 at Seton Hall (6-7 Big East, W 92-76 February 4)
Saturday, March 3 vs. Georgetown (5-9 Big East, W 88-56 January 17)
Total Big East record of remaining opponents: 34-33 (.507)

Providence (8-5 Big East, currently #3 seed if regular season ended today)
Remaining schedule: Saturday, February 17 at Butler (7-7 Big East, W 70-60 January 15)
Wednesday, February 21 vs. Seton Hall (6-7 Big East, L 73-57 January 31)
Saturday, February 24 at Georgetown (5-9 Big East, W 73-69 February 6)
Wednesday, February 28 at Xavier (12-2 Big East, W 81-72 January 6)
Saturday, March 3 vs. St. John's (3-11 Big East, W 94-72 December 28)
Total Big East record of remaining opponents: 33-36 (.478)

Creighton (8-5 Big East, currently #4 seed if regular season ended today)
Remaining schedule: Saturday, February 17 vs. Marquette (5-8 Big East, first meeting)
Tuesday, February 20 at Butler (7-7 Big East, W 85-74 January 9)
Saturday, February 24 vs. Villanova (10-3 Big East, L 98-78 February 1)
Tuesday, February 27 vs. DePaul (3-10 Big East, W 76-75 February 7)
Saturday, March 3 at Marquette (5-8 Big East, first meeting on February 17)
Total Big East record of remaining opponents: 30-36 (.455)

Butler (7-7 Big East, currently #5 seed if regular season ended today)
Remaining schedule: Saturday, February 17 vs. Providence (8-5 Big East, L 70-60 January 15)
Tuesday, February 20 vs. Creighton (8-5 Big East, L 85-74 January 9)
Wednesday, February 28 at St. John's (3-11 Big East, W 70-45 January 27)
Saturday, March 3 at Seton Hall (6-7 Big East, L 90-87 January 6)
Total Big East record of remaining opponents: 25-28 (.472)

Seton Hall (6-7 Big East, currently #6 seed if regular season ended today)
Remaining schedule: Sunday, February 18 vs. DePaul (3-10 Big East, W 86-70 January 28)
Wednesday, February 21 at Providence (8-5 Big East, W 73-57 January 31)
Saturday, February 24 at St. John's (3-11 Big East, W 75-70 December 31)
Wednesday, February 28 vs. Villanova (10-3 Big East, L 92-76 February 4)
Saturday, March 3 vs. Butler (7-7 Big East, W 90-87 January 6)
Total Big East record of remaining opponents: 31-36 (.463)

Marquette (5-8 Big East, currently #7 seed if regular season ended today)
Remaining schedule: Saturday, February 17 at Creighton (8-5 Big East, first meeting)
Wednesday, February 21 vs. St. John's (3-11 Big East, L 86-78 February 10)
Saturday, February 24 at DePaul (3-10 Big East, W 70-52 January 15)
Monday, February 26 at Georgetown (5-9 Big East, W 74-65 December 30)
Saturday, March 3 vs. Creighton (8-5 Big East, first meeting on February 17)
Total Big East record of remaining opponents: 27-40 (.403)

Georgetown (5-9 Big East, currently #8 seed if regular season ended today)
Remaining schedule: Wednesday, February 21 vs. Xavier (12-2 Big East, L 96-91 February 3)
Saturday, February 24 vs. Providence (8-5 Big East, L 73-69 February 6)
Monday, February 26 vs. Marquette (5-8 Big East, L 74-65 December 30)
Saturday, March 3 at Villanova (10-3 Big East, L 88-56 January 17)
Total Big East record of remaining opponents: 35-18 (.660)

DePaul (3-10 Big East, currently #9 seed if regular season ended today)
Remaining schedule: Sunday, February 18 at Seton Hall (6-7 Big East, L 86-70 January 28)
Wednesday, February 21 at Villanova (10-3 Big East, L 103-85 December 27)
Tuesday, February 27 at Creighton (3-10 Big East, L 76-75 February 7)
Saturday, March 3 vs. Xavier (12-2 Big East, L 77-72 December 30)
Total Big East record of remaining opponents: 31-22 (.585)

St. John's (3-11 Big East, currently #10 seed if regular season ended today)
Remaining schedule: Wednesday, February 21 at Marquette (5-8 Big East, W 86-78 February 10)
Saturday, February 24 vs. Seton Hall (6-7 Big East, L 75-70 December 31)
Wednesday, February 28 vs. Butler (7-7 Big East, L 70-45 January 27)
Saturday, March 3 at Providence (8-5 Big East, L 94-72 December 28)
Total Big East record of remaining opponents: 26-27 (.491)

Strengths of remaining schedules, from lowest to highest:
1) Marquette (.403)
2) Creighton (.455)
3) Seton Hall (.463)
4) Butler (.472)
5) Providence (.478)
T-6) St. John's (.491)
T-6) Xavier (.491)
8) Villanova (.507)
9) DePaul (.585)
10) Georgetown (.660)

Scoring Leaders
1) Markus Howard, Marquette (21.9 PPG)
2) Shamorie Ponds, St. John's (21.6)

3) Kelan Martin, Butler (20.7)
4) Marcus Foster, Creighton (20.3)
5) Jalen Brunson, Villanova (19.8)
6) Trevon Bluiett, Xavier (19.6)
7) Andrew Rowsey, Marquette (19.4)
8) Desi Rodriguez, Seton Hall (17.9)
9) Max Strus, DePaul (16.9)
10) Jessie Govan, Georgetown (16.7)

Rebounding Leaders
1) Angel Delgado, Seton Hall (11.5 RPG)
2) Jessie Govan, Georgetown (10.0)
3) Marcus Derrickson, Georgetown (8.1)
4) Omari Spellman, Villanova (7.7)
5) Justin Simon, St. John's (7.3)
6) Ronnie Harrell, Jr., Creighton (6.5)
7) Marin Maric, DePaul (6.5)
8) Alpha Diallo, Providence (6.4)
9) Kelan Martin, Butler (6.4)
10) Tre'Darius McCallum, DePaul (6.3)

Assist Leaders
1) Kyron Cartwright, Providence (6.0 APG)
2) Justin Simon, St. John's (5.0)

3) Quentin Goodin, Xavier (5.0)
4) Shamorie Ponds, St. John's (4.8)
5) Jalen Brunson, Villanova (4.7)
6) Khadeen Carrington, Seton Hall (4.5)
7) Eli Cain, DePaul (4.5)
8) Andrew Rowsey, Marquette (4.2)
9) Aaron Thompson, Butler (3.5)
10) Jonathan Mulmore, Georgetown (3.5)

Field Goal Percentage Leaders
1) Tyler Wideman, Butler (.695)
2) Tyrique Jones, Xavier (.664)
3) Kerem Kanter, Xavier (.561)
4) Kaleb Johnson, Georgetown (.556)
5) Jalen Brunson, Villanova (.542)
6) Marin Maric, DePaul (.539)
7) Tariq Owens, St. John's (.525)
8) Toby Hegner, Creighton (.523)
9) Marcus Derrickson, Georgetown (.520)
10) Khyri Thomas, Creighton (.519)

Free Throw Percentage Leaders
1) Markus Howard, Marquette (.935)
2) Andrew Rowsey, Marquette (.903)
3) Kelan Martin, Butler (.879)
4) Marin Maric, DePaul (.876)
5) Marcus Derrickson, Georgetown (.857)
6) Eric Paschall, Villanova (.852)
7) Shamorie Ponds, St. John's (.842)
8) Mikal Bridges, Villanova (.837)
9) Trevon Bluiett, Xavier (.836)
10) J.P. Macura, Xavier (.830)

Three-Point Field Goal Percentage Leaders
1) Sam Hauser, Marquette (.493)
2) Jalen Lindsey, Providence (.460)
3) Marcus Derrickson, Georgetown (.457)
4) Sean McDermott, Butler (.455)
5) Marcus Foster, Creighton (.449)
6) Trevon Bluiett, Xavier (.443)
7) Omari Spellman, Villanova (.440)
8) Jalen Brunson, Villanova (.438)
9) Phil Booth, Villanova (.430)
10) Marvin Clark II, St. John's (.423)
11) Myles Powell, Seton Hall (.419)

Steal Leaders
1) Shamorie Ponds, St. John's (2.5 SPG)
2) Justin Simon, St. John's (2.4)
3) Kamar Baldwin, Butler (1.7)
4) Mikal Bridges, Villanova (1.6)
5) Khyri Thomas, Creighton (1.5)

Blocked Shot Leaders
1) Tariq Owens, St. John's (3.1 BPG)
2) Omari Spellman, Villanova (1.5)
3) Jessie Govan, Georgetown (1.2)
4) Mikal Bridges, Villanova (1.2)
5) Ismael Sanogo, Seton Hall (1.0)

Power Rankings
1) Xavier (24-3, 12-2 Big East)
Last Week: 2
Last Game: Wednesday 2/14 vs. Seton Hall (W 102-90)
Next Game: Saturday 2/17 vs. Villanova, 4:30 p.m.

2) Villanova (23-3, 10-3 Big East)
Last Week: 1
Last Game: Wednesday 2/14 at Providence (L 76-71)
Next Game: Saturday 2/17 at Xavier, 4:30 p.m.

3) Providence (17-9, 8-5 Big East)
Last Week:
 5

Last Game: Wednesday 2/14 vs. Villanova (W 76-71)
Next Game: Saturday 2/17 at Butler, 12 p.m.

4) Creighton (19-7, 8-5 Big East)
Last Week: 3
Last Game: Tuesday 2/13 vs. Bemidji State (W 94-46)
Next Game: Saturday 2/17 vs. Marquette, 9 p.m. (10 p.m. ET)

5) Butler (17-10, 7-7 Big East)
Last Week: 6
Last Game: Tuesday 2/13 vs. Georgetown (L 87-83)
Next Game: Saturday 2/17 vs. Providence, 12 p.m.

6) Georgetown (15-10, 5-9 Big East)
Last Week: 8
Last Game: Tuesday 2/13 at Butler (W 87-83)
Next Game: Wednesday 2/21 vs. Xavier, 6:30 p.m.

7) St. John's (14-13, 3-11 Big East)
Last Week:
 10

Last Game: Wednesday 2/14 at DePaul (W 77-76)
Next Game: Wednesday 2/21 at Marquette, 8:30 p.m. (7:30 p.m. CT)

8) Seton Hall (17-9, 6-7 Big East)
Last Week: 4
Last Game: Wednesday 2/14 at Xavier (L 102-90)
Next Game: Sunday 2/18 vs. DePaul, 1 p.m. (12 p.m. CT)

9) Marquette (14-11, 5-8 Big East)
Last Week: 7
Last Game: Saturday 2/10 at St. John's (L 86-78)
Next Game: Saturday 2/17 at Creighton, 9 p.m. (10 p.m. ET)

10) DePaul (10-15, 3-10 Big East)
Last Week:
 9

Last Game: Wednesday 2/14 vs. St. John's (L 77-76)
Next Game: Sunday 2/18 at Seton Hall, 12 p.m. (1 p.m. ET)

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