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Despite disappointment, Ryan Rosburg figured out a way to set an example. Cheers.

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Apologies for the brevity here. Flying out of town pretty early this morning. Besides ... season's over! Reflection pieces forthcoming, but no need to dwell too much on this one.

Your Trifecta: Wright-Puryear-Rosburg

Your Season Totals: Your Season Totals: Puryear 37, Phillips 25, Wright 26, Rosburg 22, Clark 18, Walton 17, Gant 14, Isabell 13, VanLeer 7, Woods 5, Allen 2. Freshmen 86, sophomores 55, juniors 23, seniors 22.

Florida 82, Missouri 72

Mizzou
Florida
Pace (No. of Possessions) 72.0
Points Per Possession (PPP) 1.00 1.14
Points Per Shot (PPS) 1.20 1.46
2-PT FG% 47.6% 62.5%
3-PT FG% 38.9% 28.1%
FT% 55.0% 75.8%
True Shooting % 52.3% 58.1%
FTA/FGA 33.3% 58.9%
Mizzou Florida
Assists 9 13
Steals 2 7
Turnovers 12 7
Ball Control Index (BCI)
(Assists + Steals) / TO
0.92 2.86
Mizzou Florida
Expected Offensive Rebounds 13.3 12.1
Offensive Rebounds 8 6
Difference -5.3 -6.1
  • The season ended with a game that didn't necessarily follow the normal script. Mizzou shot pretty well -- only marginally worse than Florida -- but couldn't get to the line nearly as much as the Gators. Florida attempted 13 more free throws in a 10-point win.
  • The other killer: ball-handling. Florida had as many steals as turnovers. That's ... far from optimal.

Mizzou Player Stats

(Definitions at the bottom of the post.)

Player
AdjGS GmSc/Min Line
Namon Wright 18.3 0.55 33 Min, 19 Pts (8-15 FG, 2-5 3PT, 1-4 FT), 7 Reb (1 Off), 1 Stl, 3 TO, 2 PF
Kevin Puryear 17.2 0.61 28 Min, 11 Pts (4-7 FG, 3-3 FT), 6 Reb (1 Off), 1 Blk, 1 TO
Ryan Rosburg 12.0 0.43 28 Min, 11 Pts (5-10 FG, 1-2 FT), 4 Reb (2 Off), 1 Ast, 4 PF
Terrence Phillips 11.1 0.33 34 Min, 10 Pts (3-11 FG, 2-5 3PT, 2-5 FT), 10 Reb, 7 Ast, 2 TO, 5 PF
Jakeenan Gant 7.3 0.56 13 Min, 6 Pts (2-4 FG, 2-2 FT), 3 Reb (1 Off), 1 Stl, 1 TO, 3 PF
K.J. Walton 5.4 0.24 22 Min, 7 Pts (2-6 FG, 2-4 3PT, 1-2 FT), 4 Reb, 1 TO, 1 PF
Cullen VanLeer 2.1 0.09 25 Min, 5 Pts (2-5 FG, 1-4 3PT), 1 Ast, 1 TO, 2 PF
Russell Woods -0.5 -0.05 11 Min, 2 Pts (1-2 FG), 1 Reb, 4 PF
Jimmy Barton -1.3 -0.31 4 Min, 0 Pts (0-0 FG), 1 Reb (1 Off), 1 TO, 1 PF
Tramaine Isabell -1.4 -0.72 2 Min, 1 Pts (0-0 FG, 1-2 FT), 1 TO, 1 PF
Player Usage% Floor% Touches/
Poss.
%Pass %Shoot %Fouled %T/O
Namon Wright 30% 39% 1.8 0% 69% 17% 14%
Kevin Puryear 16% 49% 1.1 0% 65% 25% 9%
Ryan Rosburg 19% 48% 1.7 33% 57% 10% 0%
Terrence Phillips 22% 35% 4.7 70% 19% 8% 3%
Jakeenan Gant 22% 42% 1.4 0% 59% 26% 15%
K.J. Walton 18% 28% 1.1 0% 68% 20% 11%
Cullen VanLeer 12% 35% 1.3 50% 42% 0% 8%
Russell Woods 9% 47% 0.5 0% 100% 0% 0%
Jimmy Barton 12% 0% 0.7 0% 0% 0% 100%
Tramaine Isabell 47% 22% 3.8 0% 0% 64% 36%
  • Namon Wright finishes at 32% 3-point shooting for the year, down from last year's 36%. Last seven games, though: 16-for-34 (47%). So there's that, at least.
  • Decent way for Ryan Rosburg to go out. He hit double digits again, he was basically Mizzou's only offensive rebounding threat, and he needed a lot more help than he got.
  • With a 10-10-7, I very much expected Phillips to make the trifecta here, but it looks like the five fouls and the fact that it took him 11 shots to score 10 held him back. Still, I'm excited to see how he develops. Physically, I guess he might be relatively close to his ceiling (and that's some major amateur analysis right there), but once he gets the right read for what he can and can't do physically on defense, he could be a heck of a player.
  • KJ Walton finishes the season shooting 51% on 2-pointers, 37% on 3-pointers, and 69% on free throws. Considering the knock on him was shooting, I'll take it.
  • Two minutes for Tramaine. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Summary

We'll see what developments take place in the next couple of weeks. I assume Kim Anderson returns next year, and we're all assuming one or two more players from this team leave. We'll fill in the gaps, and then it's time to start tracking just how much this team can improve by next season. This year was absolutely a step forward for Anderson and Mizzou ... but it was basically one single, solitary step forward. Next year, everyone involved will likely demand more.

Kudos, Ryan Rosburg. You could have quit a year ago, and you could have packed it in mentally when the postseason ban was announced this year. Instead, you raised your game. Despite the losses and drama and disappointment of the last two to three years, you figured out a way to set an example. That deserves major respect.

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AdjGS: a take-off of the Game Score metric (definition here) accepted by a lot of basketball stat nerds. It takes points, assists, rebounds (offensive & defensive), steals, blocks, turnovers and fouls into account to determine an individual's "score" for a given game. 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.

Usage%: This "estimates the % of team possessions a player consumes while on the floor" (via). The usage of those possessions is determined via a formula using field goal and free throw attempts, offensive rebounds, assists and turnovers. The higher the number, the more prevalent a player is (good or bad) in a team's offensive outcome.

Floor%: Via Basketball-Reference.com: Floor % answers the question, "when Player X uses a possession, what is the probability that his team scores at least 1 point?". The higher the Floor%, the more frequently the team probably scores when the given player is involved.

Touches/Possession: Using field goal attempts, free throw attempts, assists and turnovers, Touches attempt to estimate "the number of times a player touched the ball in an attacking position on the floor." Take the estimated touches and divide it by the estimated number of possessions for which a player was on the court, and you get a rough idea of how many times a player touched the ball in a given possession. For point guards, you'll see the number in the 3-4 range. For shooting guards and wings, 2-3. For an offensively limited center, 1.30. You get the idea.

Anyway, using the Touches figure, we can estimate the percentage of time a player "in an attacking position" passes, shoots, turns the ball over, or gets fouled.