Archie Miller by the numbers

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Archie Miller by the numbers

After six seasons at Dayton, Archie Miller has left the A-10 for the Big Ten. He was announced Saturday as the new head coach at Indiana, and I’ll break the Hoosiers’ hire down by the numbers below.

Indiana fired Tom Crean on March 16 and officially replaced him with Miller Saturday. Miller went 139-63 in his six seasons with the Flyers, making the NCAA Tournament in each of the last four seasons. His team made a surprise run to the Elite Eight in 2014, a round that Indiana hasn’t made since 2002.

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Archie Miller at Dayton

2016-17: 24-8, L in NCAA 1st Round
2015-16: 25-8, L in NCAA 1st Round
2014-15: 27-9, L in NCAA 2nd Round
2013-14: 26-11, L in Elite Eight
2012-13: 17-14, No tournament
2011-12: 20-13, No tournament

Miller comes from a basketball family. He played at NC State from 1997-2002. His brother is Sean Miller, who is the head coach at Arizona. He also has Big Ten roots, serving as an assistant under Thad Matta at Ohio State for three seasons.

Archie Miller Career at Dayton

– 139-63 in six seasons
– Won two Atlantic 10 Championships
– 2017 Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year
– Four straight NCAA Tournament appearances

Dayton’s teams were really good defensively in Miller’s last four seasons, a stark contrast to how Indiana has been on that end. The Flyers ranked in the Top 50 in defensive efficiency in each of the last three seasons and never finished worse than 72nd in that span. The Hoosiers have finished outside the Top 100 in defensive efficiency in each of the last three seasons.

Defensive Efficiency Ranks in Last Four Seasons

Dayton
2013-14: 72nd
2014-15: 31st
2015-16: 15th
2016-17: 41st

Indiana
2013-14:
 38th
2014-15:  201st
2015-16:  59th
2016-17: 105th

Offensively, don’t expect Miller’s teams to play as fast as Crean’s teams did. His Dayton teams were pretty efficient even though they didn’t have as many possessions. They also were really good at getting to the free throw line.

In the last five seasons, the Flyers ranked in the Top 75 in offensive efficiency in four of those seasons despite not ranking in the Top 150 in possessions per game. In the last three seasons, they ranked in the Top 10 in getting to the free throw line twice.

Dayton D-I Ranks Last Five Seasons

Free Throw Rate
2012-13: 76th
2013-14: 162nd
2014-15: 4th
2015-16: 75th
2016-17: 10th

Offensive Efficiency
2012-13: 29th
2013-14: 36th
2014-15: 74th
2015-16: 146th
2016-17: 53rd

Tempo
2012-13: 172nd
2013-14: 231st
2014-15: 209th
2015-16: 177th
2016-17: 162nd

Indiana’s hiring of Miller continues the trend of coaching turnover in the Big Ten. He’s the third different head coach hired in the conference in the last two seasons, joining Brad Underwood of Illinois and Steve Pikiell of Rutgers. Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue, and Michigan are the only Big Ten teams that haven’t hired a new head coach this decade.

Thanks for reading!

Harold Shelton III, BTN Studio Researcher

Harold Shelton III is a BTN Studio Researcher who writes up weekly stats for BTN & BTN.com. Follow his work on Twitter @BTNStatsGuys.

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