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:

ASSISTS PER GAME RANK SCHOOL APG
1 Ohio 18.7
2 Notre Dame 17.9
3 North Carolina 17.6
4 Creighton 17.4
5 East Carolina 17.3
6 UNLV 17.2
Complete list

 

SCORING DEFENSE RANK SCHOOL OPP PPG
1 Stephen F. Austin 49.9
2 Western Illinois 52.2
3 Florida 52.6
4 Virginia 54.0
5 Savannah State 54.6
6 North Dakota State 54.9
Complete list

 

3-POINT FIELD GOALS PER GAME RANK SCHOOL 3PG
1 Iowa State 9.5
2 Texas Southern 9.5
3 Creighton 9.3
4 Iona 9.3
5 Charleston Southern 9.3
6 Canisius 9.2
Complete list

Related:
Complete NCAA DI men's basketball statistics