Cowboys – 12-5 (2-3)
Mountaineers – 9-9 (2-3)
Cowboys – NC State (KenPom: #40)
Mountaineers – Texas (KenPom: #84)
Cowboys – Virginia Tech (KenPom: #163)
Mountaineers – Duquesne (KenPom: #225)
Cowboys – #20
Mountaineers – #110
OSU WVU NCAA average
Adj. efficiency (offense) 103.7 (108th) 101.5 (142nd) 99.5
Adj. efficiency (defense) 83.5 (3rd) 95.4 (107th) 99.5
Effective FG% (offense) 49.0 (137th) 43.5 (317th) 48.3
Effective FG% (defense) 43.0 (16th) 48.9 (203rd) 48.3
Adj. tempo 67.4 (143rd) 65.8 (205th) 66.7
Adj. efficiency - Points per 100 possessions (adjusted for quality of opponent and site of game).
Adj. tempo - Possessions per game (adjusted for schedule and pace of other team).
Effective FG % - Takes into account extra value of 3s.
Three things to watch
1. Better O - These are two awful offensive teams. West Virginia has the 317th best effective FG percentage in the nation. They shoot 28.8% from three and just under 44% on twos. They’re just abysmal. OSU won’t let a team like that beat them at home but I want to see it be because OSU figures some stuff out on offense, not just because they play tight D.
2. Jekyll and Nash - He’s already telling us why he won’t be productive tomorrow and honestly — can I be honest for just a second — I’m getting pretty tired of the excuses and griping from everyone associated with this team. Sports are pretty simple, there are only two choices: “I got it done” or “I didn’t get it done.” That’s it. Get it done.
3. Keep yanking - OSU has been horrendous from three. This is sort of unbelievable but nobody on the team besides Forte shoots over 32%. And Forte isn’t that much better at 37%. So do we keep pulling the trigger like the undisciplined squad our fan base thinks we are or do we work Nash on the inside, start cutting people, and get #10 a bunch of open looks?
KyPort: Cowboys 72-61
KenPom: Cowboys 68-55