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Shot Volume

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ESPN's John Gasaway has an interesting stat: Shot Volume. Not simply the number of shots that go up, but the way he puts it, taking care of the ball and rebounding your misses is a good way to insulate yourself against a bad shooting night, or a hot shooting night by your opponent (to a point, of course). The formula for Shot Volume is pretty simple:

100 - TO% + OReb%

If you aren't much for formulas, just know that an average SV is around 110, a good one is 115 and a great one 120 or higher. The SV's for this season's 1-seed locks are:

Houston: 124.3
UConn: 122.4
Purdue: 121.2

Our at-large hopes are gone, but Syracuse is at 108.6; We've been good at holding onto the ball, but terrible at offensive rebounding, as we all know.

It's no coincidence that our best seasons of the last 25 years have been those where we've fared excellently in Shot Volume:

2014: 123.3
2012: 120.2
2005: 120.1
2013: 119.8
2000: 119.7
2004: 119.4
2003: 118.9

Our 2010 team was only 115.8, but we were the #2 shooting team in the country that season.

Inversely, you can suppress opponents' shot volume by turning them over and denying them offensive rebounds. As a zone team for most of the last 25 years, we never posted good defensive rebounding numbers, but the 2012-14 teams were all top 25 nationally in defensive TO%.
 
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I’d be interested in the numbers against us for Jamie Dixon’s Pitt strategy of closing their eyes and shotputting the ball at the rim, then crashing the boards with big fat guys for putbacks. I assume like 150. It worked.
 
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I’d be interested in the numbers against us for Jamie Dixon’s Pitt strategy of closing their eyes and shotputting the ball at the rim, then crashing the boards with big fat guys for putbacks. I assume like 150. It worked.
Yeah, his 2007-09 teams were elite in SV. 2011 and 2013 too. None of his TCU teams have been good at SV, which is a big part of why he hasn't posted a winning conference record since taking that job, but his bosses don't seem to mind.
 
NC State's Shot Volume last night was an astounding 128.4. Ours was a putrid 99.0. That's how you get blown out despite shooting pretty evenly.
 
NC State's Shot Volume last night was an astounding 128.4. Ours was a putrid 99.0. That's how you get blown out despite shooting pretty evenly.
NC State is now playing up to its talent
Level.

As far as Pitt goes…please
No one mention Chevy Troutman.
Thank you.
 

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