Vilardo: Week 2 Pac-12 Basketball Stats Notes

Posted on November 15, 2021

  By Stephen Vilardo, SportsPac12

The first week of the 2021-22 men’s basketball season has opened with the Pac-12 collecting a win in the best matchup of the opening week as UCLA knocked off Villanova.

It was the first non-conference meeting of top 5 programs in Pauley Pavilion since March 1, 1992, when No. 4 UCLA lost a 75-65 decision to No. 1 Duke.

Pac-12This time it was the No. 2 Bruins besting the No. 4 Wildcats in one of two Pac-12 games in the opening week involving an opponent from a Power Conference. The other was an Oregon State loss to Iowa State in Ames on Friday night. 

The Conference will see two more such matchups in Week Two, when Stanford travels to Baylor on Saturday and Utah meets Boston College in the Sunshine Slam in Daytona, FL.

Another contest to look forward to in the coming week, while not a power conference matchup, pits Arizona State against San Diego State in Viejas Arena for a Thursday night game.

Overall, the Pac-12 combined for an 18-6 mark in Week One. 

Here is a look at where Pac-12 programs rank nationally in some statistical categories after the first week of the new season. (Stats and ranks through games played 11/13/21)

Team Stats

Average Scoring Margin:

  • Arizona +41.5, 4th in the nation (Leader: Seton Hall +44.0)

First Half Margin:

  • USC +26.0, 3rd (St. Johns +30.5)

Percentage of scoring from the FT line:

  • Washington, 32.8%, 5th (Norfolk St. 39.4%)

Non-Blocked two-point shooting percentage

  • Washington State 69.6%, 18th (Harvard 82.1%)

FTs made per 100 possessions

  • Colorado 32.345, 3rd, Washington State 30.780, 8th (SE Missouri 33.603)

Total Rebound Rate

  • Utah 66.1%, 2nd  (DePaul 67.1%)

Offensive Rebound Rate

  • Washington State 48.3%, 3rd, Utah 11th, 43.7% (Florida State 57.5%)

Blocked Shot Rate

  • Arizona 14.2%, 9th (Florida 19.2%)

Assist Rate

  • Arizona 80.6%, 2nd (Montana 81.2%)

Opponent shooting percentage on non-blocked two-point FGs

  • Arizona 37.3%, 6th (Southern Mississippi 33.3%)

Opponents Blocked Shot Rate

  • Arizona State 1.5%, 10th (Five teams tied at 0.0%)

Turnovers Forced Rate

  • Washington 26.1%, 28th (West Virginia 39.7%)

Individual Stats

FT attempts/FG attempt

  • Oumar Ballo, Arizona 2.33, 13th (Yaru Harvey, Portland 5.0) 

Defensive plays per foul committed

  • Terrell Brown Jr, Washington 6.0 ,7th (Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana 11.0)

Points Per Minute

  • Azuolas Tubelis, Arizona 0.89, 19th, (Darius McGhee, Liberty 1.31)

Rebounds per Minute

  • Nate Roberts, Washington, 0.64 3rd, Oumar Ballo, Arizona 0.62 4th (Robinson Idehen, UCSB, 0.73)

Assists per Minute

  • Dalen Terry, Arizona 0.27, 29th (Terrion Murdix Texas A&M-Corpus Chistie 0.50)

Blocked Shots per Minute

  • Christian Koloko Arizona, 0.23, 6th (Ike Obiago Seton Hall 0.33)

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