View Full Version : John Gasaway Salutes Well-Rounded Gonzaga Defense

02-05-2014, 08:51 AM

Gonzaga's defense has really turned it up another level in WCC play, yet our offense doesn't seem to perform as well as it did in Noncoference play, especially against the horrible defenses in the WCC

West Coast: A salute to the well-rounded Gonzaga defense

Through games of February 3, conference games only
Pace: possessions per 40 minutes
PPP: points per possession Opp. PPP: opponent PPP
EM: efficiency margin (PPP – Opp. PPP)

http://i.imgur.com/IKrBkug.png (http://i.imgur.com/IKrBkug.png)

It doesn’t get much better in terms of across-the-board success than this:

http://i.imgur.com/zxR5vNx.png (http://i.imgur.com/zxR5vNx.png)

San Diego’s low-low foul rate mars an otherwise perfect rendering of total domination, but you get the idea. West Coast teams are having a very tough time finding any way to score against Mark Few’s men. Swaggering and superior suppressive stalwarts of Spokane, I salute you!

02-05-2014, 10:51 AM
Cool stats. Thanks.

Injuries and familiarity of other WCC teams with GU are probably the culprit when it comes to our offensive drop-off.

02-05-2014, 06:06 PM
I love Tuesday Truths. Not sure why ESPN isn't posting it anymore, but as long as it's available somewhere I'm happy.