Marquette opponents are hitting 57.1% of their two-pointers,
but the arrival of shot-blocker Luke Fischer December 16 will drop that figure
by 10% if history holds. Fischer blocked 8.8% of opponents’ two-pointers last
season at Indiana, and when Marquette has had at least one player average
blocking more than 4% of opponents’ two-pointers they have held opponents to
48% or less every season.
- Top shot-blocker below 4% since 2003 (4 times) – every season at least 49.3% allowed for average of 51.7% opponents' 2-point shots made
- Top shot-blocker above 4% since 2003 (9 seasons) – every season 48% or less for average of 45.7% opponents' field goals made
- When Jim McIlvaine was 1994 National Defensive Player of the Year he blocked 14.4% and MU allowed a record low 36.8% of opponents' 2-point shots to go in
Marquette is battling Seton Hall to have the 6th best offense, so if they finish 6th in both offense and defense they logically would finish around 6th in the conference instead of 9th - where they are currently projected.
|2003-||51.7||Ave less than 4% Block since 2003||3.1||No|
|2003-||45.7||Ave more than 4% block since 2003||6.1||Yes|