*Notable Team Statistical Rankings - NCAA - SEC* National Rankings
- #5 in Steals Per Game
- #20 in Rebounds Per Game
- #33 in Blocks Per Game
- #33 in Assist Per Game
- #41 in Points Per Game
- #81 in Three Point Percentage
- #104 in Field Goal Percentage SEC Rankings
- #1 in Steals Per Game
- #2 in Assist Per Game
- #2 in Rebounds Per Game
- #3 in Three Point Percentage
- #4 in Blocks Per Game
- #5 in Points Per Game
- #6 in Field Goal Percentage
*Notable Individual Statistical Rankings - NCAA - SEC* Anthony Hickey
- #1 in the Nation in Steals Per Game
- #1 in the SEC in Steals Per Game
- #6 in the SEC in Assist Per Game Charles Carmomuche
- #27 in the Nation in Steals Per Game
- #3 in the SEC in Steals Per Game
- #8 in the SEC in Assist Per Game Shavon Coleman
- #70 in the Nation in Rebounds Per Game
- #4 in the SEC in Rebounds Per Game
- #10 in the SEC in Steals Per Game
- #9 in the SEC in Blocks Per Game Johnny O'Bryant
- #6 in the SEC in Rebounds Per Game Andrew "Single Double" Del Piero
- #89 in the Nation in Blocks Per Game
- #5 in the SEC in Blocks Per Game ESPN Stats as of 1/6/13 Discussion
- A few things really stand out to me. First, Tuba has went from a band walk-on to a player that is now in the Top 100 in the nation in a statistical category and Top 10 in the SEC. The development of this kid has been nothing less than remarkable and while he won't win the Naismith anytime soon, I for one really appreciate his story.
- Second, Shavon Coleman is really a poor man's Noel Nerlins, in the sense that he can literally do it all. Blocks, Steals, Rebounds, Points...it doesn't matter. He is amazing how quiet he is on the court, and before you know it, he has a double double.
- Despite the fact that this team does not have a single player in the Top 100 nationally or Top 10 in the SEC in terms of three point percentage, we are in both categories as a team. It really speaks to the ability of the team to play as a well-rounded entity, rather than just 1-2 standout players doing everything.
- Its easy to knock these statistics and point to them being generated in non-conference, but keep in mind that with the exception of maybe Kentucky or Mizzou, no one has played a brutal non-conference schedule. Furthermore, we are one of the few teams that haven't looked AWFUL in non-conference play. Auburn losing to Winthrop, Alabama losing to Mercer AND Tulane, Texas A&M losing to Southern, and Tennessee struggling to score 40 points are just a few examples. I think this gives some validity to how our stats may stack up in the SEC.
- In his first year, Coach Johnny Jones has this team performing in or near the Top 100 Nationally and in the Top 5 in the SEC in almost every category. His system has four players nationally ranked and the talent we have coming in next year may be better than what we currently have. Free throws we won't speak of, but we are improving there as well. We are easily defeating teams we should
beat and competitive in toss up games. We pull it together to finish opponents when we have a big lead and we claw our way back when we are down against tough opponents. There is a lot of heart and fight in this squad, and as many have said, it is a reflection of the guy commanding things from the bench. It is really pleasant to see a team that performs just as well on the court as it does on the stat sheet, and we will only get better in the coming years.
- How bad does losing Ricardo Gaithers hurt us this year?
- Geaux Tigers
tl,dr :WeHaventPlayedAnybody: :FireAlleva:
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