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Big East Basketball Statistical Leaders: Kevin Jones Retains Scoring Lead, Maalik Wayns Now Second In Scoring

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After another week of Big East basketball play, Kevin Jones retained his conference lead in scoring and rebounding. Darius Johnson-Odom of the Marquette Golden Eagles fell from second to third in scoring as Maalik Wayns of the Villanova Wildcats jumped up into second place.

Despite slipping in both categories, the Syracuse Orange still lead the conference in points per possession offense and defense. The surprising South Florida Bulls have a 5-2 Big East record. Part of what's helped the Bulls out to this start is their free throw percentage of 70.8%, tied for second in the conference. Despite losing 8 games in a row, the Pittsburgh Panthers continue to dominate the conference in rebounding margin.

Overall Non-Conference Record 2011-2012: 154-45 (.774), Vs. Top 25: 8-13 (.381).

Record Against Power Conferences (40-36, .526):
ACC: 6-2
Atlantic 10: 9-5
Big Ten: 1-4
Big 12: 4-7
Conference USA: 6-3
Missouri Valley: 1-2
Mountain West: 0-0
Pac-12: 3-1
SEC: 10-10
West Coast: 0-2

Now for Individual leaders:

Scoring
Rank Player Team Points Per Game
1. Kevin Jones West Virginia 20.7
2. Maalik Wayns Villanova 18.7
3. Darius Johnson-Odom Marquette 18.2
Rebounds
Rank Player Team Rebounds Per Game
1. Kevin Jones West Virginia 11.5
2. Herb Pope Seton Hall 10.5
3. Gorgui Dieng Louisville 9.4
Assists
Rank Player Team Assists Per Game
1. Jordan Theodore Seton Hall 7.5
2. Vincent Council Providence 7.1
3. Shabazz Napier Connecticut 6.2
Steals
Rank Player Team Steals Per Game
1. Fuquan Edwin Seton Hall 3.1
2. Russ Smith Louisville 2.7
3. Dion Waiters Syracuse 2.4
Blocks
Rank Player Team Blocks Per Game
1. Gorgui Dieng Louisville 3.4
2. Fabricio Melo Syracuse 3.0
3. Andre Drummond Connecticut 2.5

Now for the team leaders:

Points/Possession
Rank Team Points Per Possession
1. Syracuse 1.136
2. Pittsburgh 1.090
3. Connecticut 1.075
Points/Possession Defense
Rank Team Points Per Possession
1. Syracuse .873
2. Louisville .875
3. Georgetown .887
Free Throws
Rank Team Free Throw Percentage
1. Villanova 75.4
2t South Florida 70.8
2t Marquette 70.8
2t Syracuse 70.8
Rebound Margin
Rank Team Rebound Margin
1. Pittsburgh +10.4
2. Villanova +6.5
3. West Virginia +6.1
Turnover Margin
Rank Team Turnover Margin
1. Syracuse +7.24
2. Cincinnati +5.00
3. DePaul +4.37