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Big East Basketball Statistical Leaders: Kevin Jones Retains League Scoring, Rebounding Lead

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West Virginia's Kevin Jones continued his stranglehold on the Big East's scoring and rebounding lead this week. Maalik Wayns moved into second in scoring and Darius Johnson-Odom and Cleveland Melvin are are tied for third in scoring.

The Georgetown Hoyas took over as the leader in points per possession defense from Louisville. Syracuse retained their lead in points per possession offense and turnover margin. West Virginia moved into third in points per possession offense.

Overall Non-Conference Record 2011-2012: 154-46 (.770), Vs. Top 25: 8-14 (.364).

Record Against Power Conferences (40-37, .519):
ACC: 6-3
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 20.8
2. Maalik Wayns Villanova 18.4
3t Darius Johnson-Odom Marquette 18
3t Cleveland Melvin DePaul 18
Rebounds
Rank Player Team Rebounds Per Game
1. Kevin Jones West Virginia 11.2
2. Herb Pope Seton Hall 10.2
3. Gorgui Dieng Louisville 9.5
Assists
Rank Player Team Assists Per Game
1. Vincent Council Providence 7.7
2. Jordan Theodore Seton Hall 6.8
3. Shabazz Napier Connecticut 5.7
Steals
Rank Player Team Steals Per Game
1. Fuquan Edwin Seton Hall 3.1
2. Russ Smith Louisville 2.5
3. Dion Waiters Syracuse 2.3
Blocks
Rank Player Team Blocks Per Game
1. Gorgui Dieng Louisville 3.5
2. Fabricio Melo Syracuse 3.0
3. Andre Drummond Connecticut 2.7

Now for the team leaders:

Points/Possession
Rank Team Points Per Possession
1. Syracuse 1.135
2. Pittsburgh 1.098
3. West Virginia 1.061
Points/Possession Defense
Rank Team Points Per Possession
1. Georgetown .874
2. Louisville .875
3. Syracuse .883
Free Throws
Rank Team Free Throw Percentage
1. Villanova 75.7
2. Marquette 71.2
3. Notre Dame 71.1
Rebound Margin
Rank Team Rebound Margin
1. Pittsburgh +9.4
2. West Virginia +6.1
3. Villanova +5.6
Turnover Margin
Rank Team Turnover Margin
1. Syracuse +6.88
2. Cincinnati +4.52
3. Marquette +4