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Percentage of possession-minutes returning: 37

The votes that will put UConn into the preseason Top 25 will be based on two factors: Ryan Boatright was amazing during the NCAA tournament, and Amida Brimah has the ability to be one of the two or three most dominant defensive players in the nation this season.

That's it in a nutshell, because the departures of Shabazz Napier, DeAndre Daniels, Niels Giffey, Lasan Kromah and Tyler Olander have left the Huskies as second only to Syracuse on this list of enigmatic teams. Boatright was incredible in the tournament, and Brimah need only decrease his foul rate to extend his reign of shot-blocking terror over more minutes.

And what will we see from the 72 percent of team minutes, give or take, that won't be played by these two guys? Good question. A lot will be riding on how well freshman Daniel Hamiltonand NC State transfer Rodney Purvis perform.

http://insider.espn.go.com/mens-col...gest-statistical-mysteries-college-basketball

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Percentage of possession-minutes returning:
37

The votes that will put UConn into the preseason Top 25 will be based on two factors: Ryan Boatright was amazing during the NCAA tournament, and Amida Brimah has the ability to be one of the two or three most dominant defensive players in the nation this season.

That's it in a nutshell, because the departures of Shabazz Napier, DeAndre Daniels, Niels Giffey, Lasan Kromah and Tyler Olander have left the Huskies as second only to Syracuse on this list of enigmatic teams. Boatright was incredible in the tournament, and Brimah need only decrease his foul rate to extend his reign of shot-blocking terror over more minutes.

And what will we see from the 72 percent of team minutes, give or take, that won't be played by these two guys? Good question. A lot will be riding on how well freshman Daniel Hamiltonand NC State transfer Rodney Purvis perform.

http://insider.espn.go.com/mens-col...gest-statistical-mysteries-college-basketball

Not unfair.
Not to be a stickler to detail, but 100 - 37=/=72.
 

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Team Minutes =/= possesion minutes

Team Minutes =/= possesion minutes = Stupid distinction...and misleading...and probably unintentional.

Editor fail. Not a surprising revelation from ESPN these days.
 
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Not to defend this statistic the auther uses, but Boat and Brimah do not account for all 37% of the possession minutes returning (Nolan, Samuel, OC, etc.). It looks like he expects they will account for 28%. Debatable.
 
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37 is the percentage of last year's minutes that were played by players who are returning (AB, RB, PN, etc.)

72 is the percentage of this year's minutes that the author expects to be played by players other than RB and AB.

There is no expectation that these numbers add up to 100.
 

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37 is the percentage of last year's minutes that were played by players who are returning (AB, RB, PN, etc.)

72 is the percentage of this year's minutes that the author expects to be played by players other than RB and AB.

There is no expectation that these numbers add up to 100.
As I said: stupid distinction and misleading.
 
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