Current School: Mississippi State Bulldogs

Offensive Style Metric History

SeasonSchoolOff. EfficiencyAssist%TO%Off. Rebound%FTA/FGA% Shots BlockedFouls Drawn%%Shots 3FG%Assisted 3FGs%Shots Mid-Range% Midrange Assisted%Shots at Rim%Assisted at Rim%Shots in Transition
2012UCLA105.255.815.733.50.2175.524.80.24682.833.348.042.642.720.3
2013UCLA105.458.213.730.70.2407.323.30.24191.245.550.130.531.228.8
2016Mississippi St.106.450.715.629.70.2149.323.90.36280.033.840.030.028.624.6
2017Mississippi St.102.047.016.827.20.2339.524.70.38579.826.625.135.031.823.1
2018Mississippi St.106.649.116.431.80.2148.624.10.37373.426.033.936.833.720.5
2019Mississippi St.112.051.216.534.60.23410.123.90.39173.528.528.132.532.119.7

Defensive Style Metric History

SeasonSchoolDef. EfficiencyAssist%% of TOs Live-BallDef. Rebound%Opponent FTA/FGAFouls Committed%%Shots 3FG%Shots Mid-Range%Shots at Rim%Shots Dunks% of Shots in TransitionNon-Transition eFG%Tempo
2012UCLA95.952.388.368.50.24326.10.31030.838.24.218.746.50%65.2
2013UCLA98.352.282.162.90.16421.60.30829.739.56.720.546.50%69.6
2016Mississippi St.103.348.971.367.20.25027.40.33934.132.05.420.047.30%70.2
2017Mississippi St.100.347.175.069.80.26928.10.34134.231.86.920.646.70%70.8
2018Mississippi St.98.449.470.469.60.19924.30.38231.930.06.718.546.80%68.4
2019Mississippi St.102.050.686.770.60.23025.10.36633.430.18.619.548.90%68.5

Ben Howland Coaching Summary

Ben Howland’s team was in the 43th percentile of teams in pace of play. Tempo is merely stylistic and descriptive, it carries no negative nor positive connotation. Faster paced teams are toward the top (higher percentile) and slower paced teams are toward the bottom (lower percentile).

All teams have a half-court offensive philosophy as not every offensive possession will be in a transitional situation. Ben Howland had an offensive style in his latest coached season that was closest to being consistent with a Spread Motion offense. It does not necessarily mean that the coach followed this offensive orthodoxy, but stylistically was most similar to this style of play.

On the offensive end, Ben Howland had a team that had an offense that was more-or-less balanced as far shot distribution is concerned.It is supported by the metrics in the tables above. When it came to distributing the ball and emphasis on ball movement or scoring off the dribble, the latest season’s metrics support the following:

  • From 3 point range, Relative non-emphasis on ball movement to set up three point shots.
  • From the mid-range, Below-average emphasis on ball movement to set up mid-range shots.
  • At the rim, Heavier emphasis on scoring off dribble drives.

Defense much like offense, there is much diversity of thought as far as style of play. There are teams that have both full court and half-court defense and in the case of the latest season for Ben Howland, Some Backcourt Pressure.

In the half-court, Ben Howland featured a defensive footprint that was consistent with a team that sported a Zone. Its effectiveness is indicated by the defensive efficiency metric as seen in the above tables.
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