Friday, December 18, 2009

Know Your Opponent: Lipscomb Bisons edition

After a bad, bad taste was left in everyone's mouth after the pathetic effort against UAB, the Bearcats look to bounce back tomorrow against Lipscomb. I would be shocked if the Bearcats won this one by less than 20. In fact, Ohio State and Vanderbilt beat Lipscomb by 20 and 22 respectively. We shouldn't sleep on the Bisons, because if the Bearcats put up an offensive effort like they did on Wednesday, they can lose to anyone. But we shouldn't. Let's go inside the numbers after the jump.





All stats taken from KenPom.com, the Polls, and the school's websites.
For reference, there are 347 teams in the NCAA
Record: 6-3
KenPom Rank: 70
AP/USA Today Rank: 25/NR
Strength of Schedule (KenPom): 113
Tempo: 67.7 (209)
Offensive Ratings (Rank)
Efficiency: 100.8 (165)
Effective FG%: 46.5 (238)
Turnover %: 19.9 (118)
Off. Rebound %: 38.9 (31)
FTA/FGA: 28.3 (323)
3%: 26.2 (327)
2%: 50.1 (100)
FT%: 61 (326)
Point Distribution (% of total points)
3: 23.9 (235)
2: 60.4 (24)
FT: 15.6 (324)


Defensive Ratings (Rank)
Efficiency: 88.6 (27)
Effective FG%: 44.5 (61)
Turnover %: 19.9 (229)
Off. Rebound %: 26.5 (17)
FTA/FGA: 35.6 (146)
3%: 32.1 (108)
2%: 42.3 (49)
Block %: 10.3 (112)
Steal %: 9.3 (209)
Point Distribution (% of total points)
3: 31.6 (63)
2: 47.5 (295)
FT: 20.9 (168)
Statistical Leaders
Points (top 3): Lance Stephenson 12.3 Yancy Gates 11.8 Deonta Vaughn 10.2
Rebounds (top 3): Yancy Gates 7.3 Rashad Bishop 5.3 Lance Stephenson 5.3
Assists (top 2): Deonta Vaughn 3.8 Lance Stephenson 2.4
Blocks: Yancy Gates 1.4




Record: 4-5
KenPom Rank: 232
AP/USA Today Rank: NR
Strength of Schedule (KenPom): 255
Tempo: 75.2 (13)
Offensive Ratings (Rank)
Efficiency: 106.5 (95)
Effective FG%: 53.8 (42)
Turnover %: 21.7 (204)
Off. Rebound %: 36.1 (76)
FTA/FGA: 34.9 (209)
3%: 37.4 (83)
2%: 52.6 (51)
FT%: 68.2 (174)
Point Distribution (% of total points)
3: 29 (123)
2: 52.9 (162)
FT: 18.1 (275)


Defensive Ratings (Rank)
Efficiency: 114.7 (334)
Effective FG%: 60.3 (346)
Turnover %: 19.1 (258)
Off. Rebound %: 27.9 (34)
FTA/FGA: 33.3 (107)
3%: 47.7 (346)
2%: 54.3 (313)
Block %: 5.1 (304)
Steal %: 7.4 (310)
Point Distribution (% of total points)
3: 35.9 (19)
2: 49.3 (263)
FT: 14.9 (328)
Statistical Leaders
Points (top 3): Adnan Hodzic 21.8 Josh Slater 17 Brandon Brown 13.9
Rebounds (top 3): Adnan Hodzic 7.4 Josh Slater 5.2 Brandon Brown 4.8
Assists (top 2): Josh Slater 5.4 Johnny Lee 2.9
Blocks: Brian Wright 0.8

The numbers tell the Lipscomb story. All offense, no defense. I'm a little worried the Cats will get too 3 happy, but I'm not really worried Lipscomb will be able to run on them. They will try though. I'm betting that Mick Cronin has his boys ready to go in this one. Final score prediction: Cincinnati 70 Lipscomb 50


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