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February 14, 2012
Tuesday Truths
The Corrective Edition

by John Gasaway

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Welcome to Tuesday Truths, where I look at how well 157 teams in the nation's top 14 conferences are doing against their league opponents on a per-possession basis. For a tidy little homily on why this stuff is so very awesome, go here.

ACC: A crucial stretch upcoming for Carolina

Through games of February 13, conference games only
Pace: possessions per 40 minutes
PPP: points per possession Opp. PPP: opponent PPP
EM: efficiency margin (PPP - Opp. PPP)

                      W-L   Pace    PPP   Opp. PPP    EM
1.  North Carolina    8-2   71.8    1.07    0.94    +0.13
2.  Duke              8-2   65.8    1.14    1.03    +0.11
3.  Florida St.       8-2   67.0    1.04    0.93    +0.11
4.  Virginia          6-4   59.4    1.00    0.91    +0.09
5.  NC State          7-3   67.2    1.04    0.96    +0.08
6.  Miami             6-4   65.3    1.02    0.96    +0.06
7.  Clemson           4-6   64.1    1.05    1.00    +0.05
8.  Maryland          4-6   68.3    0.98    1.04    -0.06
9.  Virginia Tech     3-7   63.4    0.95    1.03    -0.08
10. Boston College    3-8   64.3    0.89    1.02    -0.13
11. Georgia Tech      2-8   64.4    0.92    1.06    -0.14
12. Wake Forest       2-9   65.7    0.90    1.10    -0.20

AVG.                        65.5    1.00

North Carolina has been very good this season -- they are after all tied for first in the ACC -- but they haven't been quite as good as everyone thought they'd be. UNC is currently projected for a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament, and the calendar is quickly bringing Roy Williams' team to the point where they'd need some extraneous good bounces to go their way to earn one of the four spots on the top line. And in a relatively down year for the ACC statistically, Carolina's outscoring the conference by the smallest margin of any Tuesday Truths major-conference leader. (Losing Dexter Stickland for the year to a knee injury hasn't helped matters.) True, Connecticut won a national championship last year after outscoring the Big East by just 0.01 points per trip over the course of the conference season. But the Huskies were history's outliers, and the thought before this season began was that Harrison Barnes, Tyler Zeller, John Henson, and Kendall Marshall would be outliers of a different kind. Anyway, here's where this undeniably talented team nets out at the moment. The offense is better than last year's, the defense is right where it was in 2011 (very good), and all of the above numbers were recorded over the more forgiving portion of the Heels' conference schedule. In the next 20 days Williams' team will play what may turn out to be the season-defining stretch of games, with road dates upcoming at the conference's per-possession Nos. 6, 5, 4, and 2.

Big 12: Missouri's exceptionally efficient on offense, normal on D, and a bit overrated

                      W-L   Pace    PPP   Opp. PPP    EM
1.  Kansas           11-2   67.1    1.09    0.92    +0.17
2.  Missouri         10-2   65.3    1.13    1.02    +0.11
3.  Iowa St.          8-5   66.6    1.06    0.99    +0.07
4.  Baylor            9-4   66.2    1.10    1.04    +0.06
5.  Kansas St.        6-7   66.7    1.00    0.96    +0.04
6.  Texas             6-6   65.7    1.05    1.02    +0.03
7.  Oklahoma St.      5-7   66.6    0.99    1.06    -0.07
8.  Texas A&M         3-9   63.0    0.93    1.03    -0.10
9.  Oklahoma          3-9   65.7    0.97    1.10    -0.13
10. Texas Tech       1-11   65.0    0.84    1.06    -0.22

AVG.                        66.0    1.02

Watching the games on ESPN last night I learned from the crawl across the bottom of the screen that Missouri is now ranked No. 3 nationally. That's a smidge too high. Certainly this is the best Tiger team in a while, and a 23-2 record is nothing to sneeze at. But the fact remains Frank Haith's team has posted that record in a year when there are some really good teams on the loose nationally, starting with those guys over yonder in Lawrence. As seen here the Jayhawks have outperformed Mizzou rather handily in Big 12 action, and Bill Self's team has done so against a conference schedule that's been slightly tougher than what the Tigers have had to face. At the risk of restating the obvious, Missouri has an outstanding offense and an average defense. On possessions where Big 12 opponents have not committed a turnover (what I call an effective possession), those opponents have averaged 1.31 points per trip against the Tigers. That's not a drop-dead awful figure, but then again it's nothing that the likes of Texas Tech and Oklahoma State haven't been able to beat. More to the point if the standard here is the lofty one of a potential No. 1 seed, that number does mark Missouri as aberrantly reliant on opponent turnovers. Syracuse, to take one obvious example, also forces opponents into a lot of turnovers, but even when they haven't recorded a takeaway the Orange have still limited Big East foes to 1.25 points per effective trip.

Big East: The Irish are playing like the league's second-best team

                      W-L   Pace    PPP   Opp. PPP    EM
1.  Syracuse         13-1   65.0    1.12    0.95    +0.17
2.  Marquette        10-3   69.3    1.08    0.99    +0.09
3.  Georgetown        9-4   63.2    1.02    0.94    +0.08
4.  Notre Dame        9-3   59.3    1.04    0.98    +0.06
5.  Louisville        8-5   67.5    1.01    0.96    +0.05
6.  Cincinnati        7-5   65.1    1.04    1.01    +0.03
7.  West Virginia     6-7   63.5    1.08    1.06    +0.02
8.  S. Florida        8-4   60.6    1.01    1.00    +0.01
9.  Seton Hall        6-7   66.9    0.93    0.95    -0.02
10. Connecticut       5-7   69.1    0.99    1.01    -0.02
11. Rutgers           4-8   65.5    0.95    1.00    -0.05
12. Villanova         4-8   71.9    1.02    1.08    -0.06
13. Pitt              4-9   64.7    1.01    1.07    -0.06
14. Providence       2-11   64.7    1.05    1.13    -0.08
15. St. John's        4-9   67.7    0.97    1.08    -0.11
16. DePaul           2-10   72.7    0.98    1.12    -0.14

AVG.                        66.1    1.02

It's been almost a month now since Notre Dame lost at Rutgers by the score of 65-58. Since that game the Fighting Irish have gone 6-0, outscoring conference opponents by 0.15 points per trip. Where past ND turnarounds were recorded through the medium of a sudden and drastic deceleration in pace, this season Mike Brey already had his men playing more slowly than any other Big East team. Yet even as the tempo has stayed the same, as of mid-January the Irish started playing much better on both sides of the ball. Apparently Kentucky has made across-the-board balance on offense the cool thing to do this year, because that's what Notre Dame is displaying without the injured Tim Abromaitis in the lineup. Indeed this is the first ND offense in many a moon without a putative Big East POY candidate gobbling up a POY's share of the possessions, and the Irish are scoring points just fine, thank you. (Two-point machine Jack Cooley I salute you!) As for the defense, Brey's men have held their last six opponents to 0.94 points per trip despite the fact that those opponents committed a turnover on just 13.5 percent of their possessions. A number that low is synonymous with "never," as in I will never criticize a defense for their low opponent-turnover rate again.

Big Ten: (Mid-)American exceptionalism and a shining offense on the hill

                      W-L   Pace    PPP   Opp. PPP    EM
1.  Ohio St.          9-3   66.2    1.10    0.88    +0.22
2.  Michigan St.      9-3   62.8    1.09    0.91    +0.18
3.  Wisconsin         8-4   57.5    1.02    0.96    +0.06
4.  Michigan          9-4   59.0    1.05    1.00    +0.05
5.  Indiana           7-6   65.7    1.11    1.09    +0.02
6.  Minnesota         5-7   63.3    1.02    1.02     0.00
7.  Purdue            6-6   63.9    1.08    1.11    -0.03
8.  Illinois          5-7   62.8    0.99    1.03    -0.04
9.  Northwestern      5-7   61.7    1.08    1.13    -0.05
10. Iowa              5-7   66.7    1.04    1.12    -0.08
11. Penn St.         3-10   63.0    0.95    1.08    -0.13
12. Nebraska         3-10   61.7    0.91    1.09    -0.18

AVG.                        62.9    1.04

To be alive and on Twitter during a college basketball game is to be confronted with two types of people. Type 1 complains about the Big Ten's alleged low scoring. Type 2 rushes to defend the conference on "Hey, at least they play defense!" grounds. Both types are sadly mistaken. The league is not exceptional on either of these fronts. Let's start with Type 1. I'm sorry the Michigan State-Illinois game was so ghastly -- I thought it was ghastly too, and I've installed an eye-wash station in my family room -- but as the numbers here make plain your average 40-minute Big Ten game will put 131 points on the board. That's exactly what you'll see this season from an average ACC game and in fact it's more scoring for your entertainment dollar than you'll get from an average SEC contest (128). (Don't ask about the Colonial or Horizon. You don't want to know.) Meantime for a second consecutive season the fact of the matter is no, they don't play defense in the Big Ten, at least not compared to the other major conferences. For every Ohio State and Michigan State on defense there is a Purdue or Northwestern on D. Observers on both sides of this yawning tastes great-less filling divide need to adjust their stereotypes accordingly. Don't make me do a hashtag, people.

Pac-12: Tad Boyle I salute you!

                      W-L   Pace    PPP   Opp. PPP    EM
1.  Cal              10-3   66.4    1.09    0.93    +0.16
2.  Arizona           9-4   64.7    1.05    0.91    +0.14
3.  Colorado          9-4   66.7    1.02    0.92    +0.10
4.  UCLA              7-6   65.3    1.07    0.99    +0.08
5.  Oregon            9-4   66.1    1.09    1.03    +0.06
6.  Washington       10-3   69.1    1.02    0.96    +0.06
7.  Stanford          7-6   65.0    0.98    0.98     0.00
8.  Oregon St.        5-8   70.5    1.05    1.08    -0.03
9.  Washington St.    5-8   64.3    1.07    1.12    -0.05
10. Arizona St.       4-9   61.4    0.91    1.05    -0.14
11. USC              1-12   62.1    0.82    1.01    -0.19
12. Utah             2-11   61.1    0.88    1.07    -0.19

AVG.                        65.2    1.00

Both Colorado's won-loss record and their per-possession performance require an asterisk, of course. The Buffs have feasted on the weaker portions of what is by far the nation's weakest major conference. Then again I'm not picking CU to win the national championship. I'm just comparing them to how good I thought they'd be this year, and on this measuring stick Colorado has been a pleasant surprise. I didn't think they'd be in a position to "feast" on anything. If you knew the Buffs would be this good on defense, take a bow because I had no idea Tad Boyle's men would defend both sides of the arc so well and then clean up the glass so effectively. (I'm looking at you, Andre Roberson.) The Pac-12's new arrivals this season have not been uniformly mighty when it comes to this whole men's basketball thing, but the transplants from Boulder have certainly pulled their weight.

SEC: Run-the-table talk may now commence

                      W-L   Pace    PPP   Opp. PPP    EM
1.  Kentucky         11-0   61.9    1.19    0.92    +0.27
2.  Vanderbilt        6-4   63.2    1.09    0.98    +0.11
3.  Florida           7-3   62.9    1.09    1.02    +0.07
4.  Alabama           5-5   63.7    0.99    0.95    +0.04
5.  Tennessee         5-5   63.7    0.95    0.95     0.00
6.  Mississippi St.   6-4   63.7    1.09    1.10    -0.01
7.  Ole Miss          5-5   63.2    0.98    1.00    -0.02
8.  Arkansas          5-5   69.7    1.00    1.03    -0.03
9.  LSU               4-6   65.2    0.97    1.02    -0.05
10. Georgia           3-7   60.3    0.97    1.06    -0.09
11. Auburn            3-8   62.9    0.88    0.99    -0.11
12. South Carolina    1-9   62.4    0.95    1.14    -0.19

AVG.                        63.6    1.01

Kentucky stands an unusually good chance of becoming the first team to go undefeated in major-conference play since (well what do you know?) Kentucky in 2003, and you'll be hearing a lot about that quest until it's resolved one way or the other. The larger point, however, is that even if UK does end up stubbing their toe in Starkville or Gainesville (and that is of course entirely possible -- John Calipari's team was outscored after halftime at Vanderbilt the other night), this is still likely to be the best team the SEC has produced in many years. That scoring margin you see up there next to Kentucky's name is ridiculous. It doesn't happen, at least not in major conferences. The awe that the Wildcats have earned is therefore entirely justified, but let us strive to be accurate with our open-mouthed stares -- particularly with this defense and the precise nature of Anthony Davis' amazingness. Davis is indeed amazing, of course, and (a big) part of how we respond to him is based on the fact that he's just a freshman. Conversely a basketball doesn't care how old the guy blocking it happens to be, and in terms of blocking shots Davis is no more amazing than Jeff Withey or Fab Melo. (Side note: I want to see a Jeff Withey wingspan poster. Get on that, Lawrence!) So Kentucky is great this year not because they're "committed" to defense in a way that their predecessors in Lexington were not (the 2010 team was just as good on D), but rather because they have a great defense which has been eclipsed, as seen here, by an even greater offense.

A-10: The Owls are rounding into form

                      W-L   Pace    PPP   Opp. PPP    EM
1.  Temple            8-2   66.8    1.14    1.01    +0.13
2.  Saint Louis       8-3   65.6    1.04    0.93    +0.11
3.  St. Bonaventure   6-4   66.0    1.03    0.97    +0.06
4.  Xavier            7-4   67.6    1.06    1.00    +0.06
5.  La Salle          6-5   69.3    1.07    1.02    +0.05
6.  UMass             7-4   74.3    1.01    0.97    +0.04
7.  Richmond          4-7   65.3    1.08    1.07    +0.01
8.  Saint Joseph's    6-5   66.5    1.00    1.00     0.00
9.  Dayton            5-5   66.0    1.10    1.11    -0.01
10. Duquesne          5-5   67.3    0.99    1.04    -0.05
11. Charlotte         4-6   69.9    0.95    1.00    -0.05
12. GW                4-7   63.9    1.02    1.07    -0.05
13. Rhode Island      2-9   68.5    0.96    1.07    -0.11
14. Fordham           2-8   65.6    0.94    1.15    -0.21

AVG.                        67.3    1.03

Temple held serve at home against post-brawl Xavier this weekend, beating the Musketeers 85-72 behind 30 points from Ramone Moore. Scoring 85 points in a 69-possession game against your longtime league rival is fast becoming par for the course for the Owls. Contrary to stereotype, Fran Dunphy's team this season has been winning with offense. Temple's been pitilessly accurate from both sides of the arc in A-10 play, and they don't commit turnovers. That offense will receive a test tomorrow night when the Owls visit St. Bonaventure.

Colonial: With luck the Dragons and Rams will collide

                      W-L   Pace    PPP   Opp. PPP    EM
1.  Drexel           13-2   60.4    1.06    0.89    +0.17
2.  VCU              13-2   64.4    1.03    0.87    +0.16
3.  Old Dominion     11-4   64.5    0.99    0.86    +0.13
4.  George Mason     13-2   67.1    1.03    0.92    +0.11
5.  Georgia St.       9-6   64.4    0.95    0.86    +0.09
6.  Delaware          9-6   66.2    1.00    0.99    +0.01
7.  Northeastern      7-8   61.3    0.96    1.01    -0.05
8.  James Madison    4-11   65.8    0.97    1.05    -0.08
9.  Hofstra          2-13   64.9    0.93    1.01    -0.08
10. UNC-Wilmington   5-10   66.8    0.97    1.06    -0.09
11. William & Mary   3-12   62.4    0.94    1.07    -0.13
12. Towson           1-14   61.1    0.78    1.07    -0.29

AVG.                        64.1    0.97

I have a sneaking suspicion that Drexel and VCU are the two best teams in the Colonial, which is too bad because they're not scheduled to play again. These two swaggering behemoths are on a combined 24-game winning streak, and in fact the last time either lost a game was when the Dragons topped the Rams 64-58 in Philly on January 8. That being said, both teams have some basketball to play between now and the CAA tournament in Richmond. Some wag in the league office scheduled Shaka Smart's team to close the season with two games against George Mason within 11 days. Meanwhile Bruiser Flint's men still have to make a trip to Old Dominion. So, yeah, it's a long shot, but the potential is there for a jewel of a CAA tournament championship game, one with (likely) the league's only NCAA bid on the line.

C-USA: What is it with Memphis and misperceptions?

                      W-L   Pace    PPP   Opp. PPP    EM
1.  Memphis           8-2   64.6    1.11    0.91    +0.20
2.  Tulsa             8-3   62.1    1.04    0.94    +0.10
3.  Southern Miss     8-2   64.2    1.07    1.02    +0.05
4.  UCF               7-4   62.4    1.05    1.00    +0.05
5.  Marshall          6-5   63.5    1.04    1.01    +0.03
6.  UTEP              5-6   63.0    0.98    0.97    +0.01
7.  Rice              6-5   66.1    0.94    0.96    -0.02
8.  Tulane            3-7   62.9    0.95    0.98    -0.03
9.  UAB               5-6   60.3    0.98    1.02    -0.04
10. East Carolina     3-8   64.6    1.04    1.09    -0.05
11. SMU               2-8   59.3    0.93    1.03    -0.10
12. Houston           3-8   65.5    0.95    1.13    -0.18

AVG.                        63.2    1.01

I opened this season by saying that Memphis was overrated -- and, at that point, they were -- but we now have the opposite problem. At the moment the Tigers are clearly underrated. They received just one vote -- one! -- in this week's AP poll and no votes at all in the coaches' poll. That, to say the least, does not adequately describe a team that has outscored C-USA by a fifth of a point per trip over the course of 10 games. Southern Miss is still being projected as receiving the same NCAA tournament seed as Memphis -- indeed the Golden Eagles still have the superior RPI -- but, for reasons seen graphically here, that will need to change if performance to date is any guide. Even without Adonis Thomas, the Tigers have been far and away the class of C-USA. My streak of consecutive posts without a pun on the applicable Scorpions song continues! As for Tulsa's rather gaudy appearance here, do keep in mind Doug Wojcik's team is yet to play either Memphis or Southern Miss.

Horizon: Jerry Slocum I salute you!

                      W-L   Pace    PPP   Opp. PPP    EM
1.  Cleveland St.    10-4   62.3    1.05    0.91    +0.14
2.  Youngstown St.    9-6   62.9    1.05    1.00    +0.05
3.  Detroit           9-6   65.2    1.05    1.01    +0.04
4.  Valparaiso       11-4   63.6    1.03    0.99    +0.04
5.  Butler            9-6   64.3    0.95    0.94    +0.01
6.  Wright St.        7-8   61.1    0.94    0.93    +0.01
7.  Milwaukee         8-7   64.6    0.94    0.94     0.00
8.  Green Bay         6-8   65.5    1.01    1.03    -0.02
9.  UIC              3-11   62.2    0.96    1.07    -0.11
10. Loyola           1-13   58.8    0.89    1.08    -0.19

AVG.                        63.0    0.99

Cleveland State had an awful week, losing back-to-back games at home to Valparaiso and Butler. The loss to the Crusaders came by the say-what? final score of 59-41, while the one to the Bulldogs was a somewhat more understandable three-point decision. Still it's two losses. So with the Vikings coming back to the pack, allow me to pay tribute to a surprising Youngstown State team. In the book this year I voiced my skepticism regarding YSU's promise to go up-tempo in 2011-12. Well, I was right to be skeptical -- the Pengiuns haven't gone up-tempo. But Jerry Slocum has accomplished something much more important than a mere acceleration. His team is respectable for the first time in recent memory. No team's taken better care of the ball in Horizon play than YSU.

Missouri Valley: Did the RPI actually get one (gulp) right?

                      W-L   Pace    PPP   Opp. PPP    EM
1.  Wichita St.      13-2   65.4    1.16    0.96    +0.20
2.  Creighton        11-4   65.7    1.14    1.04    +0.10
3.  Missouri St.      9-6   62.3    1.04    0.98    +0.06
4.  Evansville        7-8   66.4    1.08    1.04    +0.04
5.  Illinois St.      8-7   64.5    1.06    1.06     0.00
6.  N. Iowa           7-8   62.6    1.02    1.02     0.00
7.  Drake             7-8   65.3    1.00    1.01    -0.01
8.  Indiana St.       6-9   64.9    0.99    1.05    -0.06
9.  S. Illinois      5-10   65.2    0.97    1.07    -0.10
10. Bradley          2-13   67.9    0.91    1.12    -0.21

AVG.                        65.0    1.04

There was supposed to be a showdown between Wichita State and Creighton in Omaha on Saturday, but the anticipated collision never really materialized. The Bluejays entered the game having lost their last two games, to Northern Iowa and Evansville, taking some of the edge off Saturday's game before it even tipped off. Still, those two losses came on the road, and Creighton could have pulled themselves up into a first-place tie with a win on their home floor against the Shockers. It didn't happen. WSU scored 49 points before halftime on their way to an 89-68 win. Ben Smith and Joe Ragland combined to score 46 points for the visitors on 17-of-24 shooting. Gregg Marshall's team has materialized in the polls at long last this week, but, interestingly, the RPI always liked Wichita State more than the pollsters did. The Shockers are currently projected as a No. 6 seed, which is surprisingly close to the seed reality would dole out if the season ended today -- more accurate, anyway, than being unranked and written off as merely the Valley's second-best team.

Mountain West: What is it with New Mexico and misperceptions?

                      W-L   Pace    PPP   Opp. PPP    EM
1.  New Mexico        6-2   64.0    1.08    0.88    +0.20
2.  UNLV              6-2   67.8    1.08    0.96    +0.12
3.  San Diego St.     6-2   65.4    0.99    0.94    +0.05
4.  Wyoming           4-4   60.1    0.98    0.97    +0.01
5.  Colorado St.      4-4   65.7    1.00    1.04    -0.04
6.  TCU               4-4   65.8    0.99    1.07    -0.08
7.  Boise St.         1-7   64.3    0.92    1.02    -0.10
8.  Air Force         1-7   62.4    0.87    1.03    -0.16

AVG.                        64.4    0.99

Three years ago New Mexico was badly underrated nationally, so I dutifully wrote about the Lobos. Steve Alford's team chose to respond to their plight that year by losing on a neutral floor to what at the time was a thoroughly mediocre Wyoming team in the Mountain West tournament. Then two years ago New Mexico was badly overrated nationally, so I dutifully wrote about the Lobos. Alford's men chose to respond to their good fortune by getting thrashed soundly as a No. 3 seed by No. 11 Washington in the round of 32. This season? Right now it's looking like a return to 2009. In the eyes of the pollsters, the Mountain West is still the redoubt of San Diego State and UNLV. Only cause for concern in Albuquerque: the Lobos have been able to offset a high number of turnovers with Izzo-like work on the offensive glass. If the former continues the latter will have to.

West Coast: Gonzaga says they're still Gonzaga

                      W-L   Pace    PPP   Opp. PPP    EM
1.  Saint Mary's     12-1   65.5    1.20    1.01    +0.19
2.  Gonzaga          10-2   67.6    1.10    0.92    +0.18
3.  BYU               9-3   74.1    1.08    0.92    +0.16
4.  Loyola Marymount  9-4   67.6    1.04    0.99    +0.05
5.  San Francisco     7-6   71.7    1.07    1.04    +0.03
6.  San Diego         5-8   67.7    1.01    1.09    -0.08
7.  Portland          3-9   68.6    0.95    1.10    -0.15
8.  Santa Clara      0-12   69.8    0.99    1.18    -0.19
9.  Pepperdine       2-12   63.3    0.90    1.09    -0.19

AVG.                        68.4    1.04

The Zags still have a shot at extending their streak of WCC titles, thanks to their 73-59 win over Saint Mary's in Spokane last week. But Mark Few's team is going to need some help. The Gaels close the year with a home game against Loyola Marymount and road games against Portland and San Francisco. (Plus a visit to Murray State, courtesy of BracketBusters.) If SMC can win out it will mark the first time in 12 years that Gonzaga hasn't won at least a share of the league title.

WAC: Now this is exceptional

                      W-L   Pace    PPP   Opp. PPP    EM
1.  Nevada           10-1   64.0    1.14    1.01    +0.13
2.  New Mexico St.    7-3   69.2    1.08    0.98    +0.10
3.  Hawaii            6-4   69.1    1.08    1.06    +0.02
4.  Utah St.          5-6   62.2    1.08    1.06    +0.02
5.  Idaho             7-4   63.2    1.05    1.07    -0.02
6.  Fresno St.        3-8   60.6    1.00    1.05    -0.05
7.  Louisiana Tech    3-7   67.9    1.01    1.07    -0.06
8.  San Jose St.      1-9   64.5    1.03    1.17    -0.14

AVG.                        65.1    1.06

If you like points, consider becoming a WAC fan. With apologies to Garrison Keillor, in this league every team is above (the one point per trip) "average."

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