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Big East Basketball Statistical Leaders: Herb Pope And Kevin Jones In Close Race

NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 02:  Herb Pope #15 of the Seton Hall Pirates dunks against Allen Payne #2 and Josh Wallace #11 of the Auburn Tigers at Prudential Center on December 2, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 02: Herb Pope #15 of the Seton Hall Pirates dunks against Allen Payne #2 and Josh Wallace #11 of the Auburn Tigers at Prudential Center on December 2, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)
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All of the Big East basketball teams have played at least eight games this season, so we decided it was time to start looking at which players and teams are on top of the statistical leader board. We'll also be taking a look at how the league is doing overall. Herb Pope and Kevin Jones are having a battle right now for the scoring and rebounding lead. They are the only players in the Big East to average a double-double this season. Pope leads Jones in that category 7-5.

First we start with the Big East as a conference:

Overall Record 2011-2012: 115-36 (.736), Vs. Top 25: 7-10 (.412).

Record Against Power Conferences (29-27, .518):
ACC: 5-2
Atlantic 10: 6-4
Big Ten: 1-3
Big 12: 3-6
Conference USA: 2-2
Missouri Valley: 0-2
Mountain West: 0-0
Pac-12: 3-1
SEC: 9-5
West Coast: 0-2

Now for Individual leaders:

Scoring
Rank Player Team Points Per Game
1. Herb Pope Seton Hall 21.9
2. Kevin Jones West Virginia 20.1
3. Jeremy Lamb Connecticut 20
Rebounds
Rank Player Team Rebounds Per Game
1. Kevin Jones West Virginia 11.4
2. Herb Pope Seton Hall 11.3
3. Yancy Gates Cincinnati 9.5
Assists
Rank Player Team Assists Per Game
1. Jordan Theodore Seton Hall 7.2
2. Vincent Council Providence 6.5
3. Peyton Siva Louisville 6.4
Steals
Rank Player Team Steals Per Game
1. Fuquan Edwin Seton Hall 2.9
2. Dion Waiters Syracuse 2.4
3t Vander Blue Marquette 2.2
3t Jeremy Lamb Connecticut 2.2
Blocks
Rank Player Team Blocks Per Game
1. Andre Drummond Connecticut 2.8
2. Fabricio Melo Syracuse 2.6
3. Gorgui Dieng Louisville 2.3

Now for the team leaders:

Points/Possession
Rank Team Points Per Possession
1. Pittsburgh 1.203
2. Marquette 1.127
3. Syracuse 1.124
Points/Possession Defense
Rank Team Points Per Possession
1. Louisville .784
2. Syracuse .804
3. Marquette .828
Free Throws
Rank Team Free Throw Percentage
1. Villanova 78
2. Georgetown 74.4
3. Notre Dame 71.5
Rebound Margin
Rank Team Rebound Margin
1. Pittsburgh +13
2. Connecticut +7.9
3. Louisville +7.3
Turnover Margin
Rank Team Turnover Margin
1. Syracuse +8.4
2. Marquette +5.9
3. Seton Hall +3.9