Tournament Guide: Monmouth résumé

Originally Published: March 14, 2004
By By Tom Durso | Bracketologist

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Team Data
Points Per Game
Points Allowed
Scoring Margin
68.8 ppg
66.9 ppg
+1.9
FG pct.
FG allowed
3-PT pct.
3-PT allowed
3PT ratio (of FG) FT pct.
FT totals
.419
.420
.350
.356
.309
.746
506/385
Reb. Margin
TO Margin
Asst:TO ratio
Asst:FG ratio
-3.2 rpg
-2.1 tpg
1.02
.602


Individual Numbers
Starters
Pos. Player Min. Basics Good Bad Notes
1

2

3

4

5
Tyler Azzarelli
(6-1, 175, SO)
Dwayne Byfield
(6-2, 175, JR)
Jason Krayl
(6-5, 200, SR)
Blake Hamilton (6-7, 225, JR)
Brian Boxler (6-11, 260, SR)
21.6

30.2

18.3

30.4

17.4
3.9 ppg, 1.9 apg

12.3 ppg, 3.4 rpg

4.7 ppg, 2.3 rpg

16.6 ppg, 6.6 rpg

7.5 ppg, 4.7 rpg
1.2 spg

2.1 apg

1.6 apg

.765 FT

.491 FG
.541 FT

.416 FG

.190 3PT

.464 FG

.690 FT
Hub of the Hawks' cycling offense.
Team's top long-range shooter.
Solid swingman.

Multi-talented power player.
Shot blocker with nice mid-range touch.
Rotation
Pos. Player Min. Basics Good Bad Notes
G

F
Chris Kenny
(6-3, 180, SO)
Russ Anderson
(6-7, 215, SR)
22.5

17.7
7.4 ppg, 1.7 rpg

4.6 ppg, 3.3 rpg
1.4 apg

.360 3PT
.367 FG

.437 FG
Long-range threat off the bench.
Can dribble-drive and shoot.


Season notes
High Point Azzarelli improbably exploded for 19 points to lead Monmouth past Central Connecticut and into the NCAAs.
Low Point A 19-point hammering by CCSU on Feb. 5, just five days after they had blown out the Blue Devils at home, was the Hawks' sixth loss in 12 games.
Most Revealing Moment Monmouth showed resilience in rebounding from a 15-point first half against Boston College to play the Eagles even in the second half.
Did You Know? Azzarelli's scoring average is lower than his grade point average (3.8).


Scouting report
Offensive Preference Lots of cycling, ball movement, patience, backdoor cuts and open looks. The only thing missing is the word "Princeton" on the Monmouth uniforms.
Defensive Philosophy A hodgepodge of man-to-man and match up zone, with doubling down in the post and busy hands to clog passing lanes.
Secret Strength The ability of the Hawks' big men to pass the ball keeps defenses guessing.
Achilles Heel The Hawks aren't a fast team, and they don't rebound well.
Will Lose When ... Big, quick teams are going to have important advantages over the Hawks in terms of rebounding and the transition game.
Famous Last Words We know Princeton. Princeton is a friend of ours. And you, Monmouth, are no Princeton.


Tournament History (1985-2003) Overall NCAA History
NCAA appearances: 2 (of 19)
Seed average: 14.5
Highest seed No. 13, 1996
Lowest seed: No. 16, 2001
Biggest upset: none
Most upsetting: none
Bracketology score: ...
NCAA appearances: 2
All-time record: 0-2 (.000)
Best finish: 1996 and 2001, first round
Coach's NCAA record: Dave Calloway (0-1, .000)


Quad comparison
Orlando
             Inside N-C  Luna      vs.  vs.  Bad Cls Lst   
Team       Sd  RPI  RPI  RPI  SOS 1-25 26-50  L   L  10   B-Scr OffQ  DefQ   ASM
Miss.St.    2   4    20   3    48  1-1  8-2   0   0  8-2  1.09   9.8   3.8  13.6
Monmouth   15  116  105  156  189  0-1  0-1   8   1  7-3  1.00  (1.6)  2.9   1.3
Louisville 10   24   2    39   10  3-2  3-3   1   5  4-6  1.06   6.5   9.8  16.3
Xavier      7   35   43   30   40  2-2  4-2   3   1  9-1  1.11   2.3   7.8  10.1
Quad Comparison Key
InsideRPI Insider's replication of the Ratings Percentage Index.
N-C RPI RPI in non-conference games only.
LunaRPI Joe Lunardi's "predictive" RPI.
SOS Strenth of Schedule (all games).
1-25 Record vs. 1-25 RPI teams.
26-50 Record vs. 26-50 RPI teams.
Bad Loss Losses to teams ranked below 150 in the RPI.
Close Loss Losses by 3 points or less or in overtime.
Last 10 Record in Last 10 games before tourney.
B-Score Bracketology Scores measure whether a team more often "exceeds" its seed or "falls short" of expectation (average B-Score is 1.00).
OffQ Offensive Quotient (average points per game by which a team exceeds/falls below the aggregate defense of its opponents).
DefQ Defensive Quotient (average points per game allowed below/above the aggregate offense of its opponents).
ASM Adjusted Scoring Margin (OffQ+DefQ) has accurately predicted 10 of the last 16 Final Four participants).

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