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Villanova-Syracuse stats of note

I’m here at the Carrier Dome, anxiously awaiting tipoff. After perusing the stat sheets supplied to the media, here are some notes that caught my eye:

  • Syracuse is 6-0 vs. ranked teams this season
  • Syracuse’s 26 wins are currently tied for the most the team has ever had in the regular season.
  • The Orange have posted a higher field-goal percentage than its opponent in all 26 victories.
  • Villanova is 12-13 all-time at the Carrier Dome.
  • Scottie Reynolds is 36 points behind Keith Herron for second place all-time in Villanova scoring.
  • Antonio Pena is shooting 57.8 percent from the field this season (fifth best in the Big East).
  • Arinze Onuaku leads all Big East players in field goal percentage at 66 percent.
  • Andy Rautins leads the conference with 2.07 steals per game.
  • Syracuse and Villanova are the top two teams in scoring margin in the Big East with 16 and 11.9, respectively.
  • Syracuse leads the conference in field goal percentage at 52.2 percent.
  • Villanova leads the conference in free throw percentage at 75.7 percent. Syracuse is 11th at 67 percent.
  • Syracuse’s opponents have shot 38.9 percent from the field.
  • The Orange lead the Big East in assists with 19.5 per game.
  • Syracuse and Villanova are the top two teams in the Big East steals per game with 10.21 and 8.07, respectively.

– David Cassilo

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