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

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The Big East finished up basketball action last week with a 22-4 record. This week, conference play begins. Below, we review the conference's non-conference record so far. Overall, the Big East did very well, but struggled against Top 25 teams. However, the ranked teams in the conference went 7-1 (.875) against Top 25 teams.

The No. 12 (Coaches' Poll) Georgetown Hoyas are a team to keep an eye on as conference play begins. They are at 10-1 on the season and rank in the top three in the Big East in points per possession offense and defense. The Hoyas also rank in the top three in free throw percentage in rebounding margin.

Herb Pope of Seton Hall and Kevin Jones of West Virginia have been battling back and forth at the top of the conference leaderboard in scoring in non-conference play. Jones is back on top this week.

We'll get to both players' outstanding play later. First we start with the Big East as a conference:

Overall Record 2011-2012: 151-43 (.778), Vs. Top 25: 7-12 (.368).

Record Against Power Conferences (37-32, .536):
ACC: 6-2
Atlantic 10: 9-5
Big Ten: 1-4
Big 12: 3-7
Conference USA: 5-2
Missouri Valley: 1-2
Mountain West: 0-0
Pac-12: 3-1
SEC: 9-7
West Coast: 0-2

Now for Individual leaders:

Scoring
Rank Player Team Points Per Game
1. Kevin Jones West Virginia 21
2. Herb Pope Seton Hall 20.3
3. Jeremy Lamb Connecticut 18.9
Rebounds
Rank Player Team Rebounds Per Game
1. Kevin Jones West Virginia 11.9
2. Herb Pope Seton Hall 11.4
3. Gorgui Dieng Louisville 10.2
Assists
Rank Player Team Assists Per Game
1. Jordan Theodore Seton Hall 7.3
2. Vincent Council Providence 6.9
3. Shabazz Napier Connecticut 6.7
Steals
Rank Player Team Steals Per Game
1. Fuquan Edwin Seton Hall 3.3
2. Russ Smith Louisville 2.5
3t Shabazz Napier Connecticut 2.2
3t Jeremy Lamb Connecticut 2.2
Blocks
Rank Player Team Blocks Per Game
1. Andre Drummond Connecticut 2.9
1t Gorgui Dieng Louisville 2.9
3. Fabricio Melo Syracuse 2.4

Now for the team leaders:

Points/Possession
Rank Team Points Per Possession
1. Pittsburgh 1.177
2. Syracuse 1.160
3. Georgetown 1.118
Points/Possession Defense
Rank Team Points Per Possession
1. Louisville .821
2. Georgetown .846
3. Marquette .847
Free Throws
Rank Team Free Throw Percentage
1. Villanova 76.8
2. Georgetown 73.9
3. Marquette 73.1
Rebound Margin
Rank Team Rebound Margin
1. Pittsburgh +13.2
2. West Virginia +7.2
3. Georgetown +6.9
Turnover Margin
Rank Team Turnover Margin
1. Syracuse +7.85
2. Marquette +5
3. DePaul +4.42