If you are of the belief that the Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball team has just run into a bad stretch of luck this season, well, think again.
The Wolf Pack is, in fact, extremely lucky to have its 12-14 record heading into Wednesday night's game at Boise State, if you take a close look at the numbers.
The nationwide statistics reveal that the Wolf Pack is among the worst teams in the country in just about every category and has suffered a drastic drop in just about every category from last season when it went 28-7.
The Wolf Pack is ranked 152nd or higher out of the 345 Division I teams in 12 of the 13 categories listed below. The only statistic where the Pack is ranked in the top 150 in the nation is free throw percentage, where they are ranked 52nd at 72.9 per cent.
A closer look at where the Pack ranks in the nation right now and where it ranked at the end of last season with last season's statistics and rankings in parenthesis . . .
- SCORING: 152nd, 68.2 (114th, 70.3)
- ASSIST TO TURNOVERS: 179th, .94 (188th, 0.94)
- ASSISTS: 236th, 12.0 (165th, 12.9)
- BLOCKS: 194th, 3.3 (34th, 4.8)
- FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE: 234th, .420 (104th, .450)
- FIELD GOAL % DEFENSE: 259th, .445 (73rd, .413)
- FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: 53rd, .729 (288th, .650)
- REBOUND MARGIN: 227th, minus 1.1 (53rd, plus 4.0)
- SCORING DEFENSE: 269th, 70.7 (111th, 65.1)
- STEALS: 262nd, 5.8 (255th, 5.6)
- TURNOVER MARGIN: 161st, plus 0.4 (247th, minus 1.1)
- 3-POINT FG PERCENTAGE: 270th, .305 (66th, .368)
- 3-POINT FG % DEFENSE: 323rd, .376 (142nd, .336)