PSU is crazy aggressive on defense and presses start to finish; no opponent has committed fewer than 10 TOs in a game v. the Vikings. Opponent TOs in Div. I games: 14 24 13 19 10 Opponent TOs in non-Div. I games: 29 20 43 (yes, 43)
Against Division I opponents only, Portland State is... last nationally in 3PFG% 5th-to-last in eFG% 2nd-to-last in FTA/FGA rate allowed bottom 10 in 2FG% allowed bottom 25 in assist rate bottom 40 in FT% top 15 in adjusted tempo top 30 in 3PFG% defense
Some Portland State numbers are skewed by the fact three of the Vikings' eight games have been against non-Div. I competition (PSU is 2-3 v. Division I teams, 1-0 v. Div II, 2-0 v. Division III). BYU this season has no non-Division I games on its schedule.
Portland State is 1st nationally in steals/game, 2nd in turnovers forced/game, 3rd in turnover margin; BYU is 2nd in lowest TO %, top 10 in fewest TOs/game. PSU is 1st in offensive rebounds/game, 2nd in offensive rebound %; BYU is 5th in defensive reb/game, top 35 in def reb %.
BYU has played two of these teams.
Had to Google Ronnie Lott? Hard for me to believe! Anyway... Congrats @JoshAllen41 on winning The Lott Trophy and all the other haul!
RT @JohnGasaway: The three-point revolution's already here, cont... South Dakota State made 23 threes against Savannah State, marking the third time that’s happened *just in calendar 2018* in D-I vs D-I games. Prior to 2018, teams had made 23 or more treys just four times since 2010-11.
Dalton Nixon told us on @espn960sports that Zac Seljaas is the most improved player from last year. It’s showing!