In the 'pay back' rout of San Francisco a few numbers stood out. Simply, offensive rebounding percentage and turnover rate. The game, played at a moderate to brisk tempo saw USF with 69 possessions and the Red Storm at 71. The efficiencies:
San Fransico 83
St. John's. 114
A complete offense and defensive control of the contest by Steve Lavin's club. Both teams shot well. the Dons hit 54.9 percent for eFG largely due to 5 of 11 from beyond the arc. St. John's kept pace at 52.5 per cent.
The OREB percentage ( offensive rebounds) saw USF with 17.4 per cent with he Storm dominating with an outstanding 44.4 per cent. The turnover rate percentages saw USF at 31 with St.John's carng for e ball with an outstanding 1.4 rat.
In summary, while St. John's was a bit generous in fg defense, he compensated by controlling the offensive glass and forcing opposition errors, that is, turnovers. Overall, two signs of ncourageme t in a satisfying victory.