Mizzou-UAPB: Beside the Box Score

My favorite moment from last night's game: getting to relive (in my head) the classic moment from MU-UAPB '98, where John Woods was inbounding the ball, turned to press row and said "These guys are terrible!"  Good times.

Mizzou 95, UA-Pine Bluff 41

Mizzou UAPB
Points Per Minute
2.38 1.03
Points Per Possession (PPP)
1.20 0.52
Points Per Shot (PPS)
1.27 0.68
2-PT FG% 48.9% 30.8%
3-PT FG% 39.3% 0.0%
FT% 72.7% 60.0%
Mizzou UAPB
Assists 21 8
Steals 15 6
Turnovers 10 28
(Assists + Steals) / TO 3.60 0.50
Mizzou UAPB
Expected Offensive Rebounds* 15 17
Offensive Rebounds 13 18
Eq. Rebound Margin -2 +1
  • The one qualm: rebounding.  UAPB should not have gotten 17 offensive rebounds.  Meanwhile, Mizzou actually got fewer offensive rebounds than expected, which is a bit befuddling, even though we were obviously getting the young guys a lot of minutes.
  • That said...that's all the complaining that can be done.  UAPB shot under 30% and had an 8-28 Assist-turnover ratio.  There are easy wins, and there are easy wins.
  • The per-possession efficiency for Mizzou actually was not as great this game as it was against ORU.  Whereas the ORU game was won with offense, this one was clearly won with defense.
Player EqPts* EqPts/Min Line
DeMarre Carroll
13.71 0.81 13 Pts, 8 Reb, 5-6 FT's
Matt Lawrence 9.35 0.55 15 Pts, 2 Reb
Kim English 8.73 0.55 13 Pts on 8 shots, 2 Reb, 2 Ast
Zaire Taylor 8.60 0.43 2 Pts, 6 Ast, 2 Stl
Marcus Denmon 7.73 0.52 11 Pts, 3 Ast, 2 Reb
Leo Lyons 7.36 0.46 13 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Blk, 3 PF, 2 TO
Keith Ramsey 7.73 0.55 6 Pts,7 Reb, 2 Stl
Laurence Bowers 7.11 0.65 6 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Stl, 1Blk
Miguel Paul 6.48 0.34 3 Pts, 5 Ast, 2 TO
Justin Safford 5.86 0.42 1 Pt, 4 Reb, 3 Ast
Steve Moore 4.36 0.62 1 Pt, 4 Reb
Jarrett Sutton 3.99 1.00 6 Pts, 1 Stl
J.T. Tiller 2.62 0.13 2 Pts, 3 Stl, 1 Blk
Michael Anderson Jr. -0.12 -0.01 3 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Stl

EqPts = a take-off of the Net Equivalent Points idea discussed last week.  Taking points, assists, rebounds (offensive & defensive), steals, blocks, turnovers and fouls into account, the team's points are re-distributed to figure out who had the biggest impact on the game itself, instead of just how many balls a player put through a basket.  I can go into detail on the formula if anybody asks, but for now just know that that was the intent.

  • God bless Matt Lawrence.  He almost had a Rip Hamilton-like line of all points and nothing else.  But when he's making his 3's, he belongs on the floor.
  • Jaureth Bamford (Justin Safford + Keith Ramsey + Laurence Bowers): 39 minutes, 13 points, 15 rebounds, 3 assists, 5 steals.  Awesome.  Ramsey continues to do all the little things, and I should also mention that Safford's passing has been a nice addition so far this year.
  • Actually, the whole team's passing has been a nice addition this year.  Last year, four guys averaged 0.09 assists per minute or better.  This year: seven.
  • If JT Tiller has a great game against Cal, he officially gets the "Big Game" nickname.  Against the cupcakes, Tiller sits back and lets his teammates shine (well, I guess he lets them shine instead of just sucking), but against the bigger names on the schedule, he has stepped up in a major way.  Cal is officially the third "real" team Mizzou will play this year.  If he comes up big, it's Big Game Tiller.

Season to Date

Player EqPts/Gm EqPts/Min Line
DeMarre Carroll 19.28 1.72 18.6 PPG, 7.6 RPG, 2.3 APG
Leo Lyons 15.25 0.66 17.9 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 1.7 APG
Zaire Taylor 8.77 0.34 4.6 PPG, 4.1 APG, 3.4 RPG, 1.3 SPG
J.T. Tiller 7.40 0.34 7.1 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 2.6 APG, 2.6 SPG
Marcus Denmon 7.09 0.42 6.3 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 2.1 APG
Matt Lawrence 6.78 0.34 9.3 PPG, 2.1 RPG, 0.9 APG
Miguel Paul 6.15 0.38 5.7 PPG, 2.7 APG, 1.1 RPG
Keith Ramsey 4.43 0.40 4.4 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 0.7 APG, 0.6 SPG
Kim English 3.85 0.31 6.1 PPG, 1.6 RPG, 1.1 APG
Justin Safford 3.48 0.28 3.6 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 1.4 APG
Laurence Bowers 3.16 0.37 2.2 PPG, 3.0 RPG
Jarrett Sutton 2.65 0.76 4.5 PPG, 1.3 Pts Per Min!
Steve Moore 1.00 0.19 1.5 PPG, 1.5 RPG
Michael Anderson Jr. 0.75 0.12 1.5 PPG, 1 Coach's Son
  • Give Jarrett Sutton 21 minutes a game, and he'll score 27 points!  He's a machine!
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