So I'm switching up the game this time. Check out what's now in place of the "EqPts" measure! It's Game Score (with a slight adjustment)!
|Zaire Taylor||17.12||0.74||15 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast|
|Leo Lyons||14.44||0.85||12 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast|
|Marcus Denmon||13.16||0.63||16 Pts, 2 Reb|
|Keith Ramsey||12.11||0.58||10 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Blk|
|DeMarre Carroll||11.30||0.43||9 Pts, 9 Reb, 5 Ast|
|Kim English||6.99||0.35||9 Pts, 2 Ast|
|Matt Lawrence||2.56||0.14||0 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Stl|
|Miguel Paul||2.56||0.16||1 Pt, 5 Reb, 2 Ast|
||2.33||1.16||Yet another walk-on 3-pointer|
|Michael Anderson Jr.||1.16||0.19||0 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast|
|Justin Safford||0.47||0.05||0 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast|
|Steve Moore||-1.63||-0.82||Nothing good to speak of|
|J.T. Tiller||-2.80||-0.20||2 Pts, 5 fouls in 14 minutes|
|Laurence Bowers||-2.80||-0.56||Nothing good to speak of|
AdjGS = a take-off of the Game Score metric (definition here) accepted by a lot of basketball stat nerds. It does the same thing my previous measure of choice did (it takes points, assists, rebounds (offensive & defensive), steals, blocks, turnovers and fouls into account to determine an individual's "score" for a given game), only the formula is more used and accepted. The "adjustment" in Adjusted Game Score is simply matching the total game scores to the total points scored in the game, thereby redistributing the game's points scored to those who had the biggest impact on the game itself, instead of just how many balls a player put through a basket.
- Welcome back, Good Leo.
- Zaire Taylor Shot Watch: 9! And he made five of them (plus three of three free throws)! Shoot more, Zaire!
- I've mentioned how market corrections happen on the basketball too. Well, Laurence Bowers just experienced his own market correction. No idea how he only managed five minutes in a 31-point win, but he really didn't do anything to indicate that another five minutes would have produced anything positive.
- Matt Lawrence had three more steals than 3-pointers. Weird. Dude was throwing his body all over the court--he was born to be a great bench player.
- JT Tiller chose a pretty good time to revert to Old JT form, filling up the Fouls line of the box score at a very high rate.
- Today's assists leader: DeMarre Carroll. Just thought I'd point that out.
vs Major Conference teams (and Xavier)
|Points Per Minute
|Points Per Possession (PPP)
|Points Per Shot (PPS)
|Ball Control Index
(Assists + Steals) / TO
|Expected Offensive Rebounds||99||98|
- After today's lovely performance on the boards, Mizzou has almost broken even in the rebounding department. And remember--these are only against the 'real' teams on the schedule (assuming you count all major conference teams as 'real').
- Mizzou has crept back ahead in the FT shooting department...somehow.
|DeMarre Carroll||14.66||0.52||14.6 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 1.9 APG, 1.8 SPG|
|Leo Lyons||13.15||0.56||14.9 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 2.4 APG, 1.4 SPG|
|J.T. Tiller||10.33||0.43||9.0 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 3.3 APG, 1.8 SPG|
|Zaire Taylor||8.85||0.35||7.5 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 2.8 APG|
|Kim English||6.91||0.48||7.6 PPG, 0.8 RPG, 1.3 APG|
|Keith Ramsey||6.64||0.42||4.3 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 0.9 APG, 1.4 BPG|
|Marcus Denmon||6.52||0.37||7.8 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 1.3 APG|
|Laurence Bowers||5.56||0.65||5.0 PPG, 1.8 RPG, 0.8 APG|
|Matt Lawrence||4.23||0.20||5.3 PPG, 2.1 RPG, 0.5 APG|
|Justin Safford||3.13||0.29||3.4 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 1.0 APG|
|Miguel Paul||0.80||0.06||2.6 PPG, 1.4 RPG, 1.4 APG|
|Michael Anderson Jr.
||0.76||0.11||0.0 PPG, 1.3 RPG, 1.0 Coach's Son|
|Jarrett Sutton||0.20||0.07||1 Walk-On 3-pointer every 3 games|
|Steve Moore||0.12||0.02||1.0 PPG, 1.3 RPG, 0.7 APG|
Let's compare per-minute stats for guys at each position (sans the walk-on and coach's son).
Zaire Taylor - 0.35 GS/Min
Miguel Paul - 0.06
J.T. Tiller - 0.43
Marcus Denmon - 0.37
Kimmie English - 0.48
Matt Lawrence - 0.20
Power Forward/Center (since there's really no difference with this team)
Laurence Bowers - 0.65
Leo Lyons - 0.56
DeMarre Carroll - 0.52
Keith Ramsey - 0.42
Justin Safford - 0.29
Steve Moore - 0.02
Honestly, the current minutes distribution is very much in line with who's contributing the most, so kudos to Mike Anderson for that. Really, the only discrepancy is in the minutes given to Laurence Bowers and those given to Justin Safford. Bowers probably won't continue at his 0.65 pace with more minutes--they will continue to regulate--but until we find out where he actually falls, Safford should probably see some of his minutes siphoned--we pretty much know what he has to offer, and while he's got a solid amount of skill, it's pretty clear that I think Bowers has a bit more.