Tuesday, January 8, 2013

What do we know at this point

So what do we know after a couple of weeks of WAC play?

We know the team records:

Utah State 4-0
Louisiana Tech  3-0
San Jose State University 3-1
Denver 3-1
Idaho 2-1 (in three road games)
New Mexico State 2-2
UT Arlington 1-2
Seattle 0-3
UTSA 0-4
Texas State 0-4

* Other than say Utah State most of the time (with Louisiana Tech approaching such status), predicting league W's and L's is a near impossibility this season what with the ups-and-downs, what-are-you-going-to-see-tonight question marks surrounding the other teams.

* UT Arlington is having trouble with accuracy at 36% shooting but also holds opponents to an amazing 32%.

* Wow. Treys aren't allowed often in Louisiana, Idaho and Texas with the Bulldogs at a spectacular 18%, the Vandals at 21% and the Mavericks of Arlington at 21% in three-point shooting defense.

* Arlington also has a +11 rebounding margin despite having just one 6-10 guy on the roster and he plays alongside a 6-foot-6 power forward (but that's Brandon Edwards at 10.7 rebounds a game).

* Kyle Barone is doing it this season, this despite you-don't-know-what-you-are-going-to-get outside shooting from his teammates.

* Nobody predicted Idaho's Mike McChristian to be ninth in the WAC in rebounding (6.7) nor SJSU's Chris Cunningham to be residing at 13.3 points and 9.3 boards.

* Also, nobody predicted that USU freshman Marcel Davis would be leading the conference in assists per game (5.3)

* Likewise, Jordan Reves to be atop the blocked shots category at 4.0 for Texas Arlington (he had 57 in 33 games last season)

* Or Kyisean Reed to blossom to 13.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 61% shooting percentage, 2.0 steals and 1.5 blocked shots per outing

* What we don't know is way too long to list so let's leave it at this one: why is New Mexico State W-L record at .500 if the Aggies are  shooting 50%?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Short answer to the New Mexico State question: turnovers.