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The Numbers: Gators vs Bruins

Ken Pom's site provides a sabermetric like approach to basketball.

Tempo = Possessions / (40 minutes) - this is the pace or opportunties to score.

Gators:

Raw Tempo:  69.0 poss/40 min  National Rank= 112

Adj Tempo:  68.6 poss/40 min  National Rank=120

Bruins:

Raw Tempo:  63.2 poss/40 min  National Rank=304

Adj Tempo:  63.3 poss/40 min  National Rank=306

Offensive Efficiency(OE) = Points scored / (100 possessions)

Defensive Efficiency(DE) = Points allowed / (100 possessions)

Gators:

Offense Raw Efficiency :  113.1 (  2)

Offense Adj Efficiency :  117.7 (  6)

Defense Raw Efficiency :  92.0 ( 22)

Defense Adj Efficiency :  87.1 ( 18)

Bruins:

Offense Raw Efficiency :  107.5 ( 46)

Offense Adj Efficiency :  113.2 (  24)

Defense Raw Efficiency :  91.7 ( 18)

Defense Adj Efficiency :  83.8 ( 3)

Similar to Georgetown matchup, the Gators just barely have the better offense than UCLA, but UCLA has the better defense. Gators have  played at a much faster pace than UCLA as evidenced by the possessions per 40 minutes figures. The Gators have an average of 5 more opportunties to score each game.