St. Mary’s shooting its way past … everyone

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If you’re looking for a few ridiculous stats on the season, look no further than the St. Mary’s offense.

The Gaels streaked to the Sweet 16 last season on the back of the ever-quotable Omar Samhan and the sweet shooting of Mickey McConnell and Matthew Dellavedova. Samhan’s gone, but they may just do it again.

As Kyle Whelliston writes over at Basketball Prospectus, the Gaels lead the nation in effective FG percentage (59.4), points per weighted shot (1.24), and true shooting percentage (62.3). No wonder they’re posting 1.2 points per possession.

And that McConnell? Dude. Someone guard him. He makes 47 percent of his 3s and 59 percent of his 2s.

Then again, maybe defense can only do so much.

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