An advanced stats look at Badgers hoops after 11 games

It has been a while, but not with Wisconsin sitting at 11-0 I thought it might be a good time to once again look at some advanced stats as it pertains to the Badgers.

Here’s the key to the chart below:
PPP = points per possession (by formula; I have not rounded up or down); OPP PPP = opponent points per possession; eFG% = effective field goal %; OR% = offensive rebounding percentage; DR% = defensive rebounding percentage; TO% = turnover percentage (per possession)
As you can see, other than a few early games, Wisconsin isn’t really getting a lot of possessions, but the Badgers are making the most of them with a high efficiency (i.e. good points per possession). In fact, UW ranks 38th in the nation in PPP at 1.117. UW’s defensive efficiency is just 61st in the nation, although a still at a very respectable 0.943 (for some context, last year UW was at 1.018 offensively and 0.877 defensively).
Wisconsin’s effective FG% is up from last year – 53.7% this year compared to 48.6% in 2012-13 – which certainly has been a key factor to the hot start.
Meanwhile, turnovers, as usual, have been minimal. Wisconsin ranks ninth in the nation in turnover percentage at 13.5% (15.3% last season). 
Low turnover, high effective shooting and making the most out of each possession. Not hard to see a formula for winning there. 
If there’s one bugaboo for the Badgers, it has been rebounding. While it has gotten better, Wisconsin still ranks 219th in offensive rebounding percentage – i.e. the number of rebounds off Wisconsin’s missed shots it gets – at 27.6%. 
However, the Badgers are 17th in the nation at defensive rebounding percentage at 77.6%, which kind of shockingly (based on a bigger team last year) is higher than its rate in 2012-13 of 76.4%.
Here’s the game-by-game numbers:

           

GAME
POSSESSIONS
PPP
OPP PPP
eFG%
OR%
DR%
TO%
St. John’s 64.25 1.339 1.138 56.4% 41.1% 57.1% 15.5%
Florida 60.65 0.972 0.882 53.1% 26.7% 79.3% 23.1%
UWGB 71.075 0.971 0.884 48.3% 17.1% 72.5% 14.1%
North Dakota 73.775 1.396 1.115 69.4% 27.5% 69.7% 12.2%
Bowling Green 68.35 1.287 0.975 66.7% 20.0% 73.7% 14.6%
Oral Roberts 61.55 1.235 1.066 53.5% 36.3% 85.7% 13.0%
Saint Louis 62.25 1.012 0.850 51.1% 19.4% 73.9% 14.5%
West Virginia 60.075 1.165 1.006 50.9% 29.0% 84.8% 11.7%
Virginia 56.5 0.850 0.655 33.7% 31.6% 77.8% 12.4%
Marquette 58.925 1.188 1.012 46.4% 36.7% 63.9% 10.2%
UW-Milwaukee 64.275 1.214 0.785 59.0% 29.0% 86.7% 12.4%