New York City - These 4:30 starts are not ideal. At any rate, toss the ball up and we forget time except the forty minutes on the floor. As the teams warm up it is time to quickly go over the Arizona game numbers from a possession and play standpoint.
Possessions : St. John's 66 Arizona 64
Offensive Efficiency : St.. John's 109 Arizona 127
Plays : St. John's 79 Arizona 81
Points per possession : St. John's .91 Arizona 1.00
An offensive efficiency of 109 will win a lot of games. Unfortunately not the ones you give up 127. On the play side the number of offensive plays was close. St.John's, with a small lineup competed and allowed Arizona only 4 added offensive boards. The Wildcats had a 16-12 edge in that department. In store for Texas a & M ? Job one guard the perimeter and close out better. The Aggies though, do not have the perimeter threats Arizona had. Should be interesting. Stay tuned....