Big East Basketball Statistical Leaders: Kevin Jones Keeps Conference Lead In Scoring And Rebounding

TAMPA, FL - MARCH 17: Kevin Jones #5 of the West Virginia Mountaineers reacts after he made a 3-point shot at the buzzer of the end of the first half against the Clemson Tigers during the second round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at St. Pete Times Forum on March 17, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

West Virginia's Kevin Jones retained his Big East conference lead in scoring and rebounding this past week. Connecticut's Jeremy Lamb moved up into second place in scoring. Cleveland Melvin of DePaul moved into third place in scoring.

Despite losing their past three games, Pittsburgh still leads the conference in rebounding margin and points per possession offense. Louisville still leads the conference in points per possession defense but their number has taken a hit after their last two losses.

Here's how the conference stacks up as a whole this season:

Overall Record 2011-2012: 153-45 (.773), Vs. Top 25: 8-13 (.381).

Record Against Power Conferences (39-35, .527):
ACC: 6-2
Atlantic 10: 9-5
Big Ten: 1-4
Big 12: 4-7
Conference USA: 5-3
Missouri Valley: 1-2
Mountain West: 0-0
Pac-12: 3-1
SEC: 10-9
West Coast: 0-2

Now for Individual leaders:

Scoring
Rank Player Team Points Per Game
1. Kevin Jones West Virginia 20
2. Jeremy Lamb Connecticut 18.9
3. Cleveland Melvin DePaul 18.8
Rebounds
Rank Player Team Rebounds Per Game
1. Kevin Jones West Virginia 11.4
2. Herb Pope Seton Hall 10.9
3. Gorgui Dieng Louisville 9.6
Assists
Rank Player Team Assists Per Game
1. Jordan Theodore Seton Hall 7.0
2t Vincent Council Providence 6.6
2t Shabazz Napier Connecticut 6.6
Steals
Rank Player Team Steals Per Game
1. Fuquan Edwin Seton Hall 3.1
2. Russ Smith Louisville 2.5
3. Shabazz Napier Connecticut 2.2
Blocks
Rank Player Team Blocks Per Game
1t Fabricio Melo Syracuse 3.1
1t Gorgui Dieng Louisville 3.1
3. Andre Drummond Connecticut 2.6

Now for the team leaders:

Points/Possession
Rank Team Points Per Possession
1. Pittsburgh 1.156
2. Syracuse 1.154
3. Connecticut 1.110
Points/Possession Defense
Rank Team Points Per Possession
1. Louisville .840
2. Syracuse .843
3. Georgetown .846
Free Throws
Rank Team Free Throw Percentage
1. Villanova 76.2
2. Georgetown 73.6
3. Rutgers 71.9
Rebound Margin
Rank Team Rebound Margin
1. Pittsburgh +13
2t Connecticut +6.2
2t Georgetown +6.2
Turnover Margin
Rank Team Turnover Margin
1. Syracuse +8
2. Marquette +4.79
3. Cincinnati +4.07
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