Baylor Basketball is among the best in all of college basketball. What is the team’s biggest statistical weakness?
Ranked 4th in the latest AP Poll, Baylor Basketball is well-positioned to earn a 1-seed if the team doesn’t struggle down the stretch. With the 16th-best offense and 4th-best defense per KenPom, Scott Drew’s squad is a balanced team without many weaknesses.
Baylor does have one big “flaw,” however, at least statistically: offensive block percentage. Only three teams in the nation (Navy, Nebraska, Saint Joseph’s) have had a greater percentage of their shots blocked than the Bears.
Offensive Block Percentage:
Baylor – 13.0% – 350th
Navy – 13.2% – 351st
Nebraska – 13.2% – 352nd
Saint Joseph’s – 13.6% – 353rd
When the bracket comes, it’s worth monitoring whether Baylor could face a team that blocks a ton of shots. It’s just one factor, but what is the one Bears performance that people have struggled to understand all season? It’s the season-opening loss to a Washington team that has since plummeted.
Well, the Huskies have the #1 defensive block percentage in the nation (16.8%), so perhaps this is the explanation. Some notable defensive block percentage teams include Florida State, Virginia, Houston and Seton Hall.