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NorthernExposure

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UVA pace under TB is like a metronome


With the exception of Bennett's first year, 2015 and 2016, UVA has averaged between 59.1 and 59.9 possessions per game in his other 10 seasons, and if you exclude 2021 too, the range has been even tighter: 59.1 to 59.5 -- that according to KenPom.

The outliers were his first year with Evans at the point when we averaged 61.7 possessions -- a dizzying pace -- 61.3 in 2015-16, a team with 4th-years Brogdon and Gill, which may have led to a few more earlier shot attempts because both were so effective, and 58.0 in 2014-15, a team that was good defensively even by Virginia standards (2nd in defensive efficiency) but lacked outside shooting (Justin Anderson was our player with a high volume/high% 3FG).

We have kept that pace whether we had an exceptionally efficient offense (2018-19 championship team we were 2nd in offensive efficient) or incredibly inefficient (2019-20 we were 234th in offensive efficiency) -> both seasons we averaged 59.4 possessions per game. That is our sweet spot: In 13 years at UVA, TB teams have averaged between 59.3 and 59.5 possessions seven times, including four of the past five years.

We've always been aware of this tendency, but I am still amazed how rock-steady it has been.

[Post edited by NorthernExposure at 09/23/2022 09:05AM]

Posted: 09/23/2022 at 09:04AM



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