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Vanderbilt Basketball by the Numbers: A Pessimist's View

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Festus Ezeli: Zero game-ending shots in one-possession games for the Commodores.
Festus Ezeli: Zero game-ending shots in one-possession games for the Commodores.

Vanderbilt's Final Record: 23-11

Vanderbilt's Record after February 19: 3-5

Number of games lost in which Vandy held a double-digit lead: 5

Number of times Vandy was decisively blown out: One (vs. Arkansas).

Record in Games Decided in Overtime or by Three Points or Less: 1-7

Team FG% in the final two minutes (in regulation and OT) of these games: 21.4% (6-28)

Team FT% in the final two minutes (in regulation and OT) of these games: 60% (12-20)

Team FG% for the entire season: 45.8%

Team FT% for the entire season: 74.3%

Team Rebounds per Game in 23 wins: 39.4 (+5.1 margin vs. opponents)

Team Rebounds per Game in 11 losses: 31.7 (-3 margin vs. opponents)

Team Three-Point Percentage in Four Postseason Games: 28.6% (26-91, or 6.5-22.75 per game)

Team Three-Point Percentage in 30 Regular Season Games: 38.6% (243-630, or 8.1-21 per game)

Number of players projected to be first-round draft picks by Draft Express: 3 

Number of NCAA Tournament games Vanderbilt's three prospects have won: 0

Average Seed of Opponents that have beaten Vanderbilt in this span: 12.5

Number of SEC Tournament games Vanderbilt's three prospects have won: 3

Number of SEC Tournament games Vanderbilt's three prospects have won against ranked teams: 0

Games Decided in the Final Possession Where John Jenkins or Festus Ezeli took the team's final shot: 1 (vs. Florida, where Jenkins drew a pair of foul shots to send the game into overtime).

Wait, so took the final shot in the team's one possession games?: Rod Odom (vs. West Virginia, vs. Richmond), Brad Tinsley (twice vs. Missouri), Andre Walker (vs. Marquette), Jeffery Taylor (vs. South Carolina), and...no one (vs. Kentucky, vs. Tennessee).

Team FG% in the Postseason: 42.7% (94-220)

Team FG% in the Regular Season: 46.3% (777-1677)

Team FT% in the Postseason: 75.3% (67-89)

Team FT% in the Regular Season: 73.8% (569-777)

 

Festus Ezeli's Postseason Scoring: 14 ppg, 22-31 from the field (71%)

Festus Ezeli's Regular Season Scoring: 13 ppg, 58.5 FG%

John Jenkins's Postseason Scoring: 20 ppg, 19-41 (46.3%)

John Jenkins's Regular Season Scoring: 19.5 ppg, 46.2 FG% 

Jeffery Taylor's Postseason Scoring: 16.5 ppg, 23-51 (45.1%)

Jeffery Taylor's Regular Season Scoring: 14.7 ppg, 44.9 FG%

 

Incoming Top 100 Prospects: 2 (Dai-Jon Parker, Kedren Johnson)

Number of rotational players who have exhausted their NCAA eligibility: 0 (Duffman doesn't count).

 

Days until the College World Series Begins: Three months.

Days until the Vanderbilt football Black and Gold spring game: 29.

Days until Pete's Wicked Ale's Rally Cap Seasonal ships again: 13