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Big East Basketball Statistical Leaders: Herb Pope Leads Conference In Scoring And Rebounding

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The Big East completed a 12-2 run through this past weekend's games which will helped the overall record of the conference. Seton Hall's Herb Pope became the conference leader in rebounding this week, overtaking West Virginia's Kevin Jones. Pope now leads the conference in scoring and rebounding, averaging a double-double per contest. Jones also averages a double-double and isn't too far behind Pope. Now let's revisit the Big East player and team leaders.

First we start with the Big East as a conference:

Overall Record 2011-2012: 129-39 (.768), Vs. Top 25: 7-11 (.389).

Record Against Power Conferences (32-30, .516):
ACC: 6-2
Atlantic 10: 7-5
Big Ten: 1-4
Big 12: 3-6
Conference USA: 3-2
Missouri Valley: 0-2
Mountain West: 0-0
Pac-12: 3-1
SEC: 9-6
West Coast: 0-2

Now for Individual leaders:

Scoring
Rank Player Team Points Per Game
1. Herb Pope Seton Hall 22.1
2. Kevin Jones West Virginia 20.3
3. Jeremy Lamb Connecticut 19
Rebounds
Rank Player Team Rebounds Per Game
1. Herb Pope Seton Hall 11.8
2. Kevin Jones West Virginia 11.0
3t Gorgui Dieng Louisville 9.5
3t Yancy Gates Cincinnati 9.5
Assists
Rank Player Team Assists Per Game
1. Jordan Theodore Seton Hall 7.4
2. Shabazz Napier Connecticut 6.9
3. Peyton Siva Louisville 6.8
Steals
Rank Player Team Steals Per Game
1. Fuquan Edwin Seton Hall 3.4
2t Jeremy Lamb Connecticut 2.3
2t Dion Waiters Syracuse 2.3
Blocks
Rank Player Team Blocks Per Game
1. Andre Drummond Connecticut 3.0
2. Gorgui Dieng Louisville 2.7
3. Fabricio Melo Syracuse 2.4

Now for the team leaders:

Points/Possession
Rank Team Points Per Possession
1. Pittsburgh 1.199
2. Syracuse 1.142
3. Marquette 1.136
Points/Possession Defense
Rank Team Points Per Possession
1. Louisville .812
2. Syracuse .829
3. Marquette .840
Free Throws
Rank Team Free Throw Percentage
1. Villanova 78.4
2. Georgetown 74.5
3. Marquette 72.3
Rebound Margin
Rank Team Rebound Margin
1. Pittsburgh +12.9
2. West Virginia +7.6
3. Connecticut +6.9
Turnover Margin
Rank Team Turnover Margin
1. Syracuse +8.64
2. Marquette +5.30
3. DePaul +4.55