Victor Oladipo on pace to make Big Ten history

Twenty-four games into the season, Indiana guard Victor Oladipo has reached the minimum (125 field goals made) to qualify for the Big Ten’s all-time single-season field goal percentage list.

Oladipo, currently at 127 field goals made, is shooting a ridiculous 64.5 percent, the highest by any guard in Big Ten history, and the highest by any player since Michigan’s Maceo Baston (68.2 percent) in 1995-96.

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TOP 10 SINGLE-SEASON FG% IN B1G HISTORY
1. .698 – Stephen Scheffler, Purdue, 1989-90
2. .682 – Maceo Baston, Michigan, 1995-96
3. .676 – Ron Charles, Michigan State, 1979-80
4. .667 – Stephen Scheffler, Purdue, 1988-89
5. .661 – Loy Vaught, Michigan, 1988-89
6. .651 – Anthony Miller, Michigan State, 1993-94
7. .641 – Ken Norman, Illinois, 1985-86
8. .640 – Jarrett Stephens, Penn State, 1997-98
9. .639 – Mike Peplowski, Michigan State, 1992-93
10. .638 – B.J. Mullens, Ohio State, 2008-09

So, if the season ended today, Oladipo’s 64.5 percent would rank seventh in Big Ten history. As a guard. A guard who isn’t afraid to shoot 3-pointers, either.

It’s incredible. And so are these Oladipo numbers:

1.6: 3-pointers attempted per game
1.7: Points per field goal attempt
2.9: Average number of shots missed per game
3: Games under 50 percent shooting
5.3/8.2: Average field goals made/attempted per game
12: Games with two or fewer missed shots – aka half of Indiana’s games
13: Most field goal attempts in a game
17.4: Percent increase from last season (47.1)
40%: Worst shooting percentage in a game (2-of-5 vs. Bryant in season opener)
70: Total shots missed all season

Here is Oladipo’s 2012-13 game log:

Date Opp Result Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR TR A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
11/9 Bryant W 97-54 23 2 5 0 1 1 1 3 4 1 3 0 3 1 5
11/12 NDakSt W 87-61 27 3 6 1 4 0 2 3 8 5 4 0 3 3 7
11/15 SamHou W 99-45 22 5 7 1 2 3 6 1 7 1 4 0 4 3 14
11/19 @UGa W 66-53 25 6 8 0 1 3 4 2 8 0 0 0 0 3 15
11/20 @GTown W 82-72 37 4 5 1 2 3 4 1 2 1 1 1 1 4 12
11/25 BallSt W 101-53 20 5 7 1 1 2 4 2 2 1 3 1 1 3 13
11/27 UNC W 83-59 25 8 13 0 2 3 4 2 4 1 0 1 0 2 19
12/1 Coppin W 87-51 26 5 9 0 2 4 4 2 6 6 3 1 2 3 14
12/8 CentCt W 100-69 22 7 9 0 0 1 2 2 9 2 5 3 2 3 15
12/15 Butler L 86-88 42 7 10 1 1 3 5 3 3 4 4 2 6 2 18
12/19 MSM W 93-54 25 5 7 2 2 2 4 2 5 5 3 0 5 1 14
12/21 FlaAtl W 88-52 21 6 8 1 1 3 3 5 8 0 1 0 0 1 16
12/28 Jac W 93-59 24 5 6 2 3 2 2 1 7 2 2 2 2 1 14
12/31 @Iowa W 69-65 34 6 10 0 0 2 2 3 10 2 1 0 3 2 14
1/7 @PSU W 74-51 28 4 6 1 1 1 2 1 6 3 1 0 6 3 10
1/12 Minn W 88-81 30 8 10 1 2 3 4 4 6 2 3 0 2 5 20
1/15 Wisc L 59-64 28 3 7 1 1 3 3 4 5 0 1 0 1 4 10
1/20 @NW W 67-59 24 2 4 1 1 2 2 5 6 5 1 1 1 2 7
1/23 PSU W 72-49 34 4 7 2 2 9 12 3 6 5 3 0 3 4 19
1/27 MSU W 75-70 30 8 12 1 2 4 6 4 7 1 6 3 3 3 21
1/30 @Purdue W 97-60 32 7 12 1 3 2 2 2 6 2 3 1 0 0 17
2/2 Mich W 81-73 34 6 12 1 3 2 3 0 2 2 2 0 3 2 15
2/7 @Ill L 72-74 31 3 7 1 1 2 2 0 4 5 0 2 1 3 9
2/10 @OhioSt W 81-68 33 8 10 1 1 9 10 3 8 3 2 0 3 1 26
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