Monday, February 16, 2009


It's been five conference games since Sidney Lowe recognized the sheer folly of leaving the human point spree that is the Macrowave on the bench. You might guess that a Smith-powered offense would be way more better than the alternative. You would be correct.

              Pace   Off_Eff   eFG%    TO%     OR%     FTR
1st5 (1-4) 65.3 94.4 45.7 25.4 37.0 35.6
2nd5 (3-2) 71.5 110.6 56.8 20.8 29.2 41.5

Point guard play improved over the last five games, and Courtney Fells bounced back after a tough start to conference play. Also, some defenders have made the mistake of looking directly at Tracy Smith; those poor fools were instantly blinded in the presence of his glory (this has been a big key to the Pack's transition game). The result of these and other developments is one of the hottest offenses in the ACC; 1.1+ points per trip is elite-level efficiency.

Defensively, not much has changed. Opponents haven't been grabbing as many offensive boards but they've made up for it by shooting a higher percentage from the field.

              Pace   Def_Eff   eFG%    TO%     OR%     FTR
1st5 (1-4) 65.3 108.8 49.5 19.1 41.2 30.1
2nd5 (3-2) 71.5 108.2 52.2 18.4 33.3 31.6