St. John’s started Big East play in impressive fashion. The Red Storm defeated DePaul 86-67 on Tuesday at Carnesecca Arena. The contest was the opener for both teams. St. John’s improved to 9-1 overall while DePaul is now 5-4.
The efficiency numbers of the St. John’s players logging ten or more minutes is as follows. The efficiency formula breakdown is listed below. It is a model used by the NBA and WNBA is quite simple to compute and interesting.
EFF = Pts + Rebs + Assists + blocked shots + steals - (missed FG + missed FT + Turnovers)
Soriano scored 17 points while grabbing 11 boards (both game highs). The 6’11" senior missed just four shots, going 5 of 8 from the field and 7 for 8 from the charity stripe.
Curbelo handed out five assists. His efficiency however took a setback with a game high six turnovers.
Alexander struggled from the floor (4 of 13) but did hand out six assists with no turnovers in 34 minutes of action.
DePaul’s leading scorer on the night, Zion Cruz (14) points, checked in with an efficiency of 9.
A final tempo free look:
Possessions: 73 - a brisk paced game with no surprise as Mike Anderson’s group averages 75 possessions per outing.
Offensive Efficiency: St. John’s 118, DePaul 92
Excellent numbers for St. John’s on both sides, offense and defense.