When arguing a point -- the best this, the greatest that -- no doubt you've used the persuasive power of numbers to bolster your argument. Opinions fall into three categories: lies, damned lies and statistics. Here are the nation's best, presented without editorial comment, from a statistics standpoint:

SCORING OFFENSE RANK SCHOOL PPG
1 Northwestern State 83.9
2 Indiana 83.8
3 Cal State Fullerton 81.9
4 Iona 81.8
5 Ole Miss 79.2
6 Detroit 79.0
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FIELD-GOAL PERCENTAGE RANK SCHOOL FG%
1 Creighton 52.0
2 Gonzaga 50.9
T3 Michigan 50.5
T3 Weber State 50.5
5 North Carolina State 50.4
6 Indiana 50.1
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FREE-THROW PERCENTAGE RANK SCHOOL FT%
1 Davidson 80.7
2 Toledo 78.8
3 Cal State Fullerton 77.8
4 South Dakota 77.7
5 Montana 77.0
6 Mercer 76.7
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Related:
Complete NCAA DI men's basketball statistics