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Thursday, December 10, 2009


Sean Miller is a big proponent of the Packline defense beginning with his tenure at Xavier. Here are some key statistics he is looking for that he believes are indicators of good team defensive play.

1. Opponent field goal percentage

2. Opponent 3 point field goal percentage (he also cares about how many attempts his defensive is giving up as it can be an indicator of defensive pressure or lack thereof)

3. Fouls

4. Turnovers (he doesn't want them to be able to pass the ball leisurely -- they want turnovers though it may not be the main objective of the defense)

5. Defensive rebounding percentage (wants to know the percentage of defensive rebounds they are getting)