Statistics Archive

A preseason look at the stats that matter for Indiana

While it’s true talent is the biggest factor in winning big at any level in sports, there are also numbers and trends that we can correlate to success. Advanced statistics are the reason why Ken Pomeroy’s ratings are often more ...

Data dive: A look at IU’s second half struggles

Editor’s note: Only conference games were considered in this analysis. One of the topics covered earlier this year was Indiana’s propensity for close games and their struggles to win those games. Not only has Indiana played in a lot of ...

Data dive: What wins in close games?

One of the harsh realities of Indiana’s season thus far is that, in so many games, they’ve been really close. How close? Six of their eight Big Ten losses have been by seven or less points and the average margin ...

Big Ten Geeks on IU’s rim defense

Big Ten Geeks: Getting Defensive Indiana is allowing a ton of looks at the rim, but the Hoosiers rank ninth in the nation in defensive effective field goal percentage. How can that be? You guessed it–shot-blocking. Indiana is tops in ...

The decline of Indiana’s offense

There’s been plenty of conversation in the days following Indiana’s loss to Syracuse on just what went wrong. Some blamed the coaching. Poor preparation against the zone, they said. Others blamed the players. After all, the coaching staff wasn’t out there missing all ...

Big Ten Geeks on IU’s 3-point shooting

Big Ten Geeks on IU’s 3-point shooting: The Hoosiers are, predictably, shooting worse than last season, but not by much. Indiana is hitting 40 percent from deep, maintaining the three-point shot as a very valuable weapon. Note that the team ...

Indiana vs. the Big Ten: Team stats

The Big Ten season starts in less than a month. Every men’s basketball team has played at least six games; seven have played either seven or eight games. That puts more than half the conference at or near the quarter ...

With Big Ten season upon us, a look at the numbers

Twelve non-conference games in the books. And twelve victories for Indiana. With an assist from KenPom, here’s a look at where the Hoosiers’ strong start stacks up with their conference foes as the Big Ten season kicks off this evening: ...

That’s A Wrap: Team Defense

Welcome to “That’s A Wrap,” our attempt to make some sense of the 2010-11 season. Sit back. Relax. Grab some popcorn. Get your read on. Today: Indiana’s Team Defense. Final Stats: 68.2 ppg, 43.3 FG %, 36.4 3PT %, 49.6 ...

Thirteen games in, a look at the numbers

A little over a month ago, I took a look at Indiana’s efficiency numbers just four games into the Big Ten season. Things were not pretty on the defensive end. Have things changed with a larger sample size? Read on: ...