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The Thrill
02-21-2013, 10:12 PM
Those who know me know of my efficiency stat. If you're not familiar with it let me explain. The NBA came up with this statistic to track the overall efficiency of an individual player. It is calculated by adding (Points + Rebounds + Steals + Blocks + Assists) and subtracting (Shots Missed + FT Missed + turnovers). This can result in a negative number but when used throughout a season you can see how effective or not effective a certain player can be. It is also nice to see the difference off their season average in an individual game to track the contribution a player makes.

Got it? I'll start with the current season averages and follow up with the results from tonight's game.

The Thrill
02-21-2013, 10:32 PM
Updated (Arizona 1/27/2014)


Player
Eff
Per40


Delon Wright
24.5
27.7


Jordan Loveridge
18.9
21.8


Dallin Bachynski
10.5
23.9


Brandon Taylor
9.8
13.0


Renan Lenz
8.6
24.6


Dakarai Tucker
7.3
12.9


Jeremy Olsen
5.9
20.1


Princeton Onwas
5.7
14.2


Ahmad Fields
4.4
25.6


Kenneth Ogbe
4.0
16.2


Parker VanDyke
3.4
11.9


Connor Van Brocklin
2.6
34.7


Marko Kovacevic
2.2
17.6


Xan Ricketts
1.2
12.7

Jarid in Cedar
02-21-2013, 10:34 PM
I love stuff like this, Thrill. I am a numbers/stats junkie. Thanks. If you like, I can sticky this thread so you can update it without having to search very far. Just let me know.

The Thrill
02-21-2013, 10:54 PM
I love stuff like this, Thrill. I am a numbers/stats junkie. Thanks. If you like, I can sticky this thread so you can update it without having to search very far. Just let me know.

That would be great. I just hope people find it useful.

Jarid in Cedar
02-21-2013, 10:54 PM
Done.

The Thrill
02-21-2013, 11:46 PM
Player
Eff
(+/-)


Jordan Loveridge
17
+4.6


Dakarai Tucker
11
+7.3


Jason Washburn
11
-4.1


Brandon Taylor
8
+2.5


Jeremy Olsen
4
-0.6


Renen Lenz
3
-0.9


Jarred Dubois
0
-10.6


Glen Dean
0
-5.7


Cedric Martin
0
-6.7




Colo
FGM
FGA
3PM
3PA
FTM
FTA
OFR
REB
AST
TO
STL
BLK
PF
PTS
EFF
FG%
3P%
FT%


2/21
21
49
6
24
12
20
10
34
6
14
12
5
8
60
67
42.9
25.0
60.0


+/-
-1.0
-7.5
-0.3
+4.5
+0.2
+2.8
+0.5
+3.4
-5.5
+3.2
+4.2
+1.3
-7.9
-2.2
+1.9
+3.9%
-14.0%
-8.6%





Utah
FGM
FGA
3PM
3PA
FTM
FTA
OFR
REB
AST
TO
STL
BLK
PF
PTS
EFF
FG%
3P%
FT%


2/21
19
49
8
20
4
4
3
26
12
15
10
2
17
50
55
38.8
40.0
100.0


+/-
-3.8
-2.3
+2.1
+3.6
-8.5
-12.7
-4.0
-5.0
-2.4
+2.1
+4.5
-1.6
+1.1
-14.2
-18.3
-5.8%
+3.9%
+24.9%


A quick look shows Dubois, Dean and Martin stunk up the gym. Jarred went 2/9 with 4 turnovers. Dean and Martin combined for 0/4 and 4 turnovers. In a ten point loss, those numbers really stand out. Tucker had his second best game of the season (20 eff vs Willamette). The stat lines for Colorado, more specifically the +/- line, is versus Utah opponents not off of Colorado's season averages. Utah's numbers are based off of their season averages.

You can see right away Utah allowed a pretty average game defensively but offensively they struggled. -12.7 free throw attempts off their season average is not good and Utah only forced a season low for a Utah opponent of 8 fouls on Colorado (previous low was 10 vs UCLA). Utah's 50 points was also a season low and this would coincide with another season low in field goals made of 19 (tied Arizona St and BYU games). Utah also grabbed a season low of 3 offensive rebounds (matched vs Washington and Boise State - both wins mind you).

On the bright side Utah gained 10 steals vs Colorado, a season high and shot 100% from the stripe (only 4/4). The two teams combined for a season high for a Utah game of 22 steals (10 Utah, 12 Colorado).

Overall Utah played the defensive game they wanted to. They held Colorado to only 60 points, 2.2 under a Utah opponent, but just couldn't draw the fouls they needed to keep the game close. -8 makes and -16 attempts and +9 fouls was the difference.

(updated)

Jarid in Cedar
02-22-2013, 12:11 AM
This is great stuff. It is nice to see in numbers what your eyes are telling you.

hostile
02-22-2013, 12:18 AM
This is great stuff. It is nice to see in numbers what your eyes are telling you.
Agree. Thanks Thrill!

Senioritis
02-22-2013, 12:30 AM
Sweet action, Thrill. Question for you, though.

With this equation: ((Points + Rebounds + Assists + Steals + Blocks)) - ((FGA - FGM) + (FTA-FTM) + Turnovers))...

I get Loveridge at 17 and Washburn at 11.

Do you use a different equation?

The Thrill
02-22-2013, 12:36 AM
You are correct good sir. That's what I get for taking the stats before they become official. Usually I wait for the official stats to come out but this time I jumped the gun. I will update accordingly

Senioritis
02-22-2013, 12:53 AM
Right on, brother.

The only other thing I would add is the whole concept of team Offensive and Defensive efficiency. Basically, you take the number of points, divide it by the estimated number of possessions, and times it by 100.

What you get is points scored per 100 possession and points allowed per 100 possessions.

Last year, Utah's offensive efficiency was a brain freeze inducing 88.16, while their defensive efficiency was a hysterical 110.93 - a differential of -22.77. You have got to be kidding me.

This year up to CO, offensive efficiency is 101.43 and defensive efficiency is 97.72 - a differential of +3.71.

The pace is about the same as last year - 64 possessions this year, 63 last year.

The defensive efficiency is actually quite good, about on a par with the early 2000's Majerus teams (and slightly better than the sainted '98 poets warriors). However, the 1999 team had a defensive efficiency of 87.17 - meaning they made most teams worse than last year's Utes.

The offensive efficiency this year isn't horrible, but no Utah team that's done much of anything has a lower efficiency than about 107. In fact, 107 seems about the mark to hit for a Utah team to have postseason success.

Again, this just reinforces what anybody who is paying attention (all 3,000 of us) knows - the defensive structure is in place for sustained success, but Utah absolutely has to find more offense.

This is, however, the best offense since 2009. Whoopity doo!!

SoCalPat
02-26-2013, 03:26 PM
The defensive efficiency is actually quite good, about on a par with the early 2000's Majerus teams (and slightly better than the sainted '98 poets warriors). However, the 1999 team had a defensive efficiency of 87.17 - meaning they made most teams worse than last year's Utes.

Thank you for giving me another reasons to slit my wrists over losing to Miami (Ohio). Can you Kevorkian me in this thread and give us our efficiency numbers for that game, please?

The Thrill
03-01-2013, 01:34 AM
Player
Eff
(+/-)


Jordan Loveridge
13
+0.5


Dakarai Tucker
7
+3.1


Jeremy Olsen
7
+2.3


Renen Lenz
5
+1.1


Brandon Taylor
3
-2.4


Glen Dean
2
-3.6


Jason Washburn
1
-13.6


Cedric Martin
1
-5.5


Jarred Dubois
0
-10.0


Dallin Bachynski
-2
-8.3




Cal
FGM
FGA
3PM
3PA
FTM
FTA
OFR
REB
AST
TO
STL
BLK
PF
PTS
EFF
FG%
3P%
FT%


2/28
22
55
7
24
13
15
6
37
15
11
4
6
15
64
80
40.0
29.2
86.7


+/-
0.0
-1.4
+0.7
+4.4
+1.2
-2.1
-3.3
+6.1
+3.4
+0.2
-3.6
+2.2
-0.9
+1.8
+14.4
+1.0%
-9.9%
+17.5%





Utah
FGM
FGA
3PM
3PA
FTM
FTA
OFR
REB
AST
TO
STL
BLK
PF
PTS
EFF
FG%
3P%
FT%


2/28
16
55
3
17
11
17
9
34
10
10
5
0
15
46
40
29.1
17.6
64.7


+/-
-6.6
+3.6
-2.8
+0.6
-1.5
+0.3
+1.9
+2.9
-4.3
-2.8
-0.5
-3.4
-0.9
-17.5
-32.0
-14.9%
-17.8%
-10.0%




First of, that sucked. Second, Washburn and Bachynski both scored season lows for efficiency vs Cal. Bachynski has been in the negative 4 times (2 times vs Cal) and Washburns' previous low was 4. Dubois scored a 0 efficiency for the second straight game.

Overall Utah hit a season low in 7 categories. 16 field goals made, 3 three pointers made, 0 blocks (first time all year they didn't record a block), 46 points and 40 efficiency (averaging 72.0 on the season). Utah also shot a season low 29.1% from the field (34.5% @ASU) and 17.6% from deep (20% vs UCLA). Utah also saw the largest discrepancy at the free throw line -22.0% (Utah made 2 less but attempted 2 more).

Over the last 5 games only Washburn and Loveridge averaged over 7 efficiency. To put that in perspective, Arizona for the season has 6 players over 7 and another at 6.9. See below:
Hill 15.2, Johnson 13.1, Lyons 11.7, Parrom 11.5, Ashley 9.9, Tarczewski 8.6, Jerrett 6.9. Utah currently has 3 over 7 for the season (see first post in this thread). A good rule of thumb is your top 6 should be over 7, and 3 or 4 over 10. Team average should be around 80. Utah had a 40 efficiency tonight.

UBlender
03-01-2013, 09:50 AM
I move that this thread be re-titled "Season Inefficiency 2013".

SoCalPat
03-01-2013, 10:01 AM
I move that this thread be re-titled "Season Inefficiency 2013".

Seconded

The Thrill
03-07-2013, 11:46 PM
Player
Eff
(+/-)


Jarred Dubois
21
+10.2


Jordan Loveridge
12
-0.8


Cedric Martin
10
+3.7


Jason Washburn
10
-4.6


Brandon Taylor
8
+2.3


Dallin Bachynski
2
-3.8


Justin Seymour
1
-2.4


Jeremy Olsen
1
-3.8


Glen Dean
0
-5.3




Stf
FGM
FGA
3PM
3PA
FTM
FTA
OFR
REB
AST
TO
STL
BLK
PF
PTS
EFF
FG%
3P%
FT%


3/3
29
60
11
26
15
16
9
32
20
9
7
3
11
84
105
48.3
42.3
93.8


+/-
+6.7
+3.6
+4.4
+6.2
+3.3
-0.9
-0.3
+1.2
+8.1
-1.9
-0.7
-0.8
-4.7
+21.1
+38.0
+8.8%
+2.7%
+24.5%





Utah
FGM
FGA
3PM
3PA
FTM
FTA
OFR
REB
AST
TO
STL
BLK
PF
PTS
EFF
FG%
3P%
FT%


3/3
24
55
5
14
13
14
6
26
11
12
6
0
11
66
65
43.6
35.7
92.9


+/-
+1.2
+3.2
-0.9
-2.5
+0.6
-2.6
-1.2
-5.1
-3.2
-0.7
+0.5
-3.4
-4.6
+2.1
-7.2
-0.4%
-0.1%
+18.22

The Thrill
03-08-2013, 12:29 AM
Player
Eff
(+/-)


Jordan Loveridge
22
+9.2


Jason Washburn
20
+5.4


Jarred Dubois
17
+6.2


Jeremy Olsen
11
+6.2


Brandon Taylor
10
+4.3


Justin Seymour
4
+0.6


Glen Dean
3
-2.3


Cedric Martin
-2
-8.3


Dallin Bachynski
-2
-7.8




OSU
FGM
FGA
3PM
3PA
FTM
FTA
OFR
REB
AST
TO
STL
BLK
PF
PTS
EFF
FG%
3P%
FT%


3/7
23
51
9
19
6
14
8
28
13
15
9
6
15
61
66
45.1
47.4
42.9


+/-
+0.7
-5.4
+2.4
-0.8
-5.7
-2.9
-1.3
-2.8
+1.1
+4.1
+1.3
+2.2
-0.7
-1.9
-1.0
+5.5%
+7.8%
-26.39%





Utah
FGM
FGA
3PM
3PA
FTM
FTA
OFR
REB
AST
TO
STL
BLK
PF
PTS
EFF
FG%
3P%
FT%


3/7
27
58
9
21
9
16
11
34
15
11
5
6
12
72
83
46.6
42.9
53.3


+/-
+4.2
+6.2
+3.1
+4.5
-3.4
-0.6
+3.8
+2.9
+0.8
-1.7
-0.5
+2.6
-3.6
+8.1
+10.8
+2.5%
+7.1%
-18.4%



Sorry for the delay on the Stanford game, I've been up in Portland all week.

As for Oregon State, great game. First time all year that the top 6 players all scored better than their season efficiency. Easy to win game when you play above average.

First things first, Utah tied their season high with 9 threes (SMU g1, Boise, CalSN) After 2 entire games without a block, Utah went for 6 blocks tonight (Washburn with 3). Utah shot a season low 56.3% from the line 9/16. This was the first game since Arizona State (also a win) that Utah shot over 44% for the game. 13 times Utah has shot over 44% and Utah has won 10 of those game. 10-3 when shooting over 44%. I thought it would be interesting to see which categories if Utah is over their season average, they win (fouls being less than average)



Category
Average
Wins


FG%
44%
10


FT Made
12.4
10


Fouls
15.6
9


Efficiency
72.2
9


FT Shot
16.6
8


Points
63.9
8



The teams combined for 12 blocks, a season high for a Utah game. The two teams also combined to tie a season low in made free throws, only 15. (UCLA) All and all it was a good win. Keep it going vs Oregon and into the Pac12 Tourny.

UTE FANatic
03-08-2013, 01:06 AM
Player
Eff
(+/-)


Jordan Loveridge
22
+9.2


Jason Washburn
20
+5.4


Jarred Dubois
17
+6.2


Jeremy Olsen
11
+6.2


Brandon Taylor
10
+4.3


Justin Seymour
4
+0.6


Glen Dean
3
-2.3


Cedric Martin
-2
-8.3


Dallin Bachynski
-2
-7.8




OSU
FGM
FGA
3PM
3PA
FTM
FTA
OFR
REB
AST
TO
STL
BLK
PF
PTS
EFF
FG%
3P%
FT%


3/7
23
51
9
19
6
14
8
28
13
15
9
6
15
61
66
45.1
47.4
42.9


+/-
+0.7
-5.4
+2.4
-0.8
-5.7
-2.9
-1.3
-2.8
+1.1
+4.1
+1.3
+2.2
-0.7
-1.9
-1.0
+5.5%
+7.8%
-26.39%





Utah
FGM
FGA
3PM
3PA
FTM
FTA
OFR
REB
AST
TO
STL
BLK
PF
PTS
EFF
FG%
3P%
FT%


3/7
27
58
9
21
9
16
11
34
15
11
5
6
12
72
83
46.6
42.9
53.3


+/-
+4.2
+6.2
+3.1
+4.5
-3.4
-0.6
+3.8
+2.9
+0.8
-1.7
-0.5
+2.6
-3.6
+8.1
+10.8
+2.5%
+7.1%
-18.4%



Sorry for the delay on the Stanford game, I've been up in Portland all week.

As for Oregon State, great game. First time all year that the top 6 players all scored better than their season efficiency. Easy to win game when you play above average.

First things first, Utah tied their season high with 9 threes (SMU g1, Boise, CalSN) After 2 entire games without a block, Utah went for 6 blocks tonight (Washburn with 3). Utah shot a season low 56.3% from the line 9/16. This was the first game since Arizona State (also a win) that Utah shot over 44% for the game. 13 times Utah has shot over 44% and Utah has won 10 of those game. 10-3 when shooting over 44%. I thought it would be interesting to see which categories if Utah is over their season average, they win (fouls being less than average)



Category
Average
Wins


FG%
44%
10


FT Made
12.4
10


Fouls
15.6
9


Efficiency
72.2
9


FT Shot
16.6
8


Points
63.9
8



The teams combined for 12 blocks, a season high for a Utah game. The two teams also combined to tie a season low in made free throws, only 15. (UCLA) All and all it was a good win. Keep it going vs Oregon and into the Pac12 Tourny.


awesome info. thanks for this

The Thrill
03-09-2013, 04:59 PM
Player
Eff
(+/-)


Jason Washburn
32
+16.8


Jarred Dubois
19
+7.9


Jordan Loveridge
18
+5.0


Brandon Taylor
15
+9.0


Cedric Martin
3
-3.2


Renan Lenz
2
-1.7


Dakarai Tucker
0
-3.7


Dallin Bachynski
0
-5.6


Glen Dean
-1
-6.1




ORE
FGM
FGA
3PM
3PA
FTM
FTA
OFR
REB
AST
TO
STL
BLK
PF
PTS
EFF
FG%
3P%
FT%


3/9
21
49
7
17
13
22
12
26
11
15
10
3
14
62
60
42.9
41.2
59.1


+/-
-1.3
-7.4
+0.4
-2.8
+1.3
+5.1
+2.7
-4.8
-0.9
+4.1
+2.3
-0.8
-1.7
-0.9
-7.0
+3.3%
+1.6%
-10.2%





Utah
FGM
FGA
3PM
3PA
FTM
FTA
OFR
REB
AST
TO
STL
BLK
PF
PTS
EFF
FG%
3P%
FT%


3/9
30
53
4
12
8
10
7
28
15
15
10
2
17
72
87
56.6
33.3
80.0


+/-
+7.2
+1.2
-1.9
-4.5
-4.4
-6.6
-0.2
-3.1
+0.8
+2.3
+4.5
-1.4
+1.4
+8.1
+14.8
+12.6%
-2.4%
+5.4%



Utah tied their season high in steals (10) today. Utah played very aggressive and it paid off. I believe the biggest key over the past 3 games in shot production. Utah has been shooting great the past 3 games and went from a season low of 46 points vs Cal just over a week ago to 66 vs Stanford and 72 vs the Oregon teams. That tells me better shots and better passing. Really playing well lately.

Defensively Utah played an average game. Oregon didn't get any season lows or season highs today. In fact, a look at the stats above shows that Oregon was within 2 stats in 8 of the categories listed. That says Utah played their game and moved the ball. It sure is nice to see this again from a Utah team. The last 5 home games Utah is 4-1. Below are the efficiency stats for the last 5 home games. You can see Washburn loves playing at home. He's going to be missed next year, I can't believe I said that.

Bring on the Pac12 Tournament!



Player
Eff/Avg
(+/-)


Jason Washburn
24.2
+9.0


Jarred Dubois
12.0
+0.9


Jordan Loveridge
11.6
-1.4


Jeremy Olsen
7.6
+3.1


Brandon Taylor
6.6
+0.6


Cedric Martin
5.2
-1.0


Renan Lenz
2.0
-1.7


Glen Dean
1.8
-3.3


Dakarai Tucker
1.4
-2.3


Justin Seymour
0.6
-2.8


Dallin Bachynski
0.6
-4.9

OrangeUte
03-16-2013, 09:42 PM
Hey Thrill - I think I speak for the whole board in saying that we are interested in your final season numbers and even some analysis of the USC cal and Oregon games in the tourney. Good stuff!

The Thrill
10-09-2013, 11:38 PM
OK. I took a while but I figured with the new season upon us I would give some final stats. Here are the last three games and season ending numbers

Utah 72 USC 70



Player
Eff
(+/-)


Jarred Dubois

20
+8.7


Jordan Loveridge
16
+2.8


Brandon Taylor
8
+1.6


Dakarai Tucker
7
+3.3


Glen Dean
6
+1.0


Jason Washburn
6
-9.6


Jeremy Olsen
6
+1.7


Cedric Martin
2
-3.6


Renan Lenz
1
-2.3

The Thrill
10-09-2013, 11:41 PM
Player
Eff
(+/-)


Jason Washburn
24
+8.4


Jarred Dubois
22
+10.7


Jordan Loveridge
20
+6.8


Glen Dean
9
+4.0


Jeremy Olsen
4
-0.3


Brandon Taylor
4
-2.4


Cedric Martin
1
-4.6


Dallin Bachynski
1
-4.2


Renan Lenz
0
-3.3


Dakarai Tucker
-1
-4.7

The Thrill
10-09-2013, 11:43 PM
Player
Eff
(+/-)


Jason Washburn
14
-1.6


Dakarai Tucker
10
+6.3


Brandon Taylor
9
+2.6


Jordan Loveridge
5
-8.2


Jeremy Olsen
4
-0.3


Glen Dean
3
-2.0


Cedric Martin
2
-3.6


Renan Lenz
-1
-4.3


Jarred Dubois
-10
-21.3

LA Ute
10-09-2013, 11:53 PM
The Thriil, it was great to meet you at the UCLA game!

The Thrill
10-10-2013, 12:16 AM
Player
Efficiency
Season High
Season Low


Jason Washburn
15.6
36 Arizona St
1 California


Jordan Loveridge
13.2
25 Willamette
1 (twice)


Jarred Dubois
11.3
27 (twice)
-10 Oregon


Brandon Taylor
6.4
20 Washington
-3 (twice)


Cedric Martin
5.6
18 Sacramento St
-2 Oregon St


Dallin Bachynski
5.2
33 Idaho State
-2 (3 times)


Glen Dean
5.0
20 Boise State
-3 Texas St


Jeremy Olsen
4.3
14 Arizona
-3 (3 times)


Dakarai Tucker
3.7
20 Willamette
-5 Stanford


Justin Seymour
3.4
20 Willamette
-2 (4 times)


Renan Lenz
3.3
20 Stanford
-3 Arizona St


Aaron Dotson
2.9
10 CS North
-4 SMU


Xan Ricketts
1.3
4 Albertson
3 Willamette


Alex Mortenson
1.0
5 Willamette
0 (4 games)



To put this into a better perspective Trey Burke's efficiency last year was 21.0.



Player
Category
Stat


Jordan Loveridge
Minutes
31.7


Jason Washburn
Shots made
5.1


Jordan Loveridge
Shots attempted
10.7


Jason Washburn
FG% (174/312)
55.8%


Jarred Dubois
Threes made
1.3


Jarred Dubois
Threes attempted
3.2


Brandon Taylor
Three% (34/82)
41.5%


Jarred Dubois
FT made
3.5


Jarred Dubois
FT attempted
4.1


Jarred Dubois
FT% (114/134)
85.1%


Jordan Loveridge
Offensive Rebounds
2.3


Jordan Loveridge
Total rebounds
7.0


Jarred Dubois
Assists
3.2


Jarred Dubois
Turnovers
2.2


Cedric Martin
Asst/Turnover
2.07


Cedric Martin
Steals
1.0


Jason Washburn
Blocks
1.5


Jordan Loveridge
Personal Fouls
2.1


Jarred Dubois
Points
12.6


Jason Washburn
Efficiency
15.6






FGM
FGA
FG%
3PM
3PA
3P%
FTM
FTA
FT%
OFFR
TOTR
AST
TO
STL
BLK
PF
PTS
EFF


Utah
22.9
51.7
44.3%
5.8
16.2
36.1%
12.3
16.3
75.6%
7.2
30.5
13.8
12.6
5.6
3.3
15.3
63.9
71.8

The Thrill
10-10-2013, 12:19 AM
The Thriil, it was great to meet you at the UCLA game!

Thanks. It was great meeting other great Utes like yourself and your son.

The Thrill
11-03-2013, 01:37 PM
Player
Efficiency


Jordan Loveridge
23


Delon Wright
23


Renan Lenz
19


Dakarai Tucker
14


Parker Van Dyke
12


Brandon Taylor
6


Ahmad Fields
5


Princeton Anwas
5


Jeremy Olsen
3


Xan Ricketts
1


Dallin Bachynski
-1


Kenneth Ogbe
-3


Marko Kovacevic
DNP


Connor Van Brocklin
DNP



This game was preseason so it won't count versus the rest of the games averages but it's nice to see. As expected Utah won every single statistical category except one...FT%. Utes were awful. 24/45 for 53.3% was 9% worse than St. Martin. Ogbe 1/8, Van Dyke 1/4, Loveridge 5/9...chalk it up to tired legs but I hope this isn't the trend for the season.

The Thrill
11-09-2013, 07:55 PM
Player
Efficiency


Jordan Loveridge
39


Delon Wright
34


Brandon Taylor
19


Parker Van Dyke
18


Ahmad Fields
15


Jeremy Olsen
11


Renen Lenz
10


Kenneth Ogbe
10


Dakarai Tucker
9


Princeton Onwas
7


Connor Van Brocklin
5


Austin Eastman
1


Xan Ricketts
1


Dallin Bachynski
DNP



Great first game, a bit embarrassing to count these numbers but it all counts as a win. For the record, last year versus Willamette Utah had three guys over 20 efficiency (Seymour, Loveridge and Tucker) and the season high was 36 for Washburn vs Arizona State. To have two guys over 30 efficiency is pretty amazing, on top of that the efficiency score should be somewhat close to the real score. To have a 155 point spread on efficiency is unheard of.

That is all.

U-Ute
11-12-2013, 05:11 PM
That is all.

This pretty much confirms what we suspect: Loveridge and Wright are players, and we need one of Taylor, Van Dyke, Fields, Olsen, Lenz, and Ogbe to step up and be that third scorer.

Scratch
11-12-2013, 05:32 PM
This pretty much confirms what we suspect: Loveridge and Wright are players, and we need one of Taylor, Van Dyke, Fields, Olsen, Lenz, and Ogbe to step up and be that third scorer.

What about Tucker? I think Tucker and Olsen will be our #3 and #4 scorers this year in some order, and that they will both average over 8 ppg.

The Thrill
11-17-2013, 02:21 PM
Player
Efficiency
Off Average


Renan Lenz
29
+9.5


Jordan Loveridge
24
-7.5


Delon Wright
22
-6.0


Brandon Taylor
19
--


Jeremy Olsen
8
-1.5


Ahmad Fields
6
-4.5


Princeton Onwas
6
-0.5


Dakarai Tucker
6
-1.5


Parker Van Dyke
5
-6.5


Kenneth Ogbe
0
-5.0


Xan Ricketts
0
-0.5


Connor Van Brocklin
DNP



Dallin Bachynski
DNP



Austin Eastman
DNP



Marko Kovacevic
DNP




Everybody had a down night off their averages (of course their averages were based on Evergreen State) except for Lenz. He was a beast on Friday. 9/11 from the field, 6 boards 3 blocks, 20 points. The most consistent player on the team so far is Brandon Taylor 19 efficiency in both games. Last year Washburn lead the team with 15.6 efficiency, Utah has 4 guys over that today (Loveridge 31.5, Wright 28, Lenz 19.5 and Taylor 19), nice things to see.

A couple of downsides, always have to have a downside to get better, Utah gave up 8 steals and turned the ball over 14 times and committed 17 fouls. Utah shot 7 less shots and had 6 less steals than Gunrock and his Mustangs. Other than that it was a fairly solid team vs the 245 ranked team in the country. Next up...347 ranked Grand Canyon and 330 ranked Lamar. Utah should win by 30 and 20 respectfully.

Applejack
11-18-2013, 10:24 AM
Sorry, I'm not sold on Lenz yet. I didn't see the UCDavis game, but I need to see him step up in a couple of games against real competition before I'll believe he's any sort of answer at the 5. Fortunately, he won't see real competition for a couple of months.

U-Ute
11-18-2013, 12:36 PM
Sorry, I'm not sold on Lenz yet. I didn't see the UCDavis game, but I need to see him step up in a couple of games against real competition before I'll believe he's any sort of answer at the 5. Fortunately, he won't see real competition for a couple of months.

I will say that Lenz looked much more confident and composed than he ever did last year.

It is extremely unlikely that he will keep up that kind of production, but I think he will be an improvement over last year.

The Thrill
11-27-2013, 12:20 AM
Player
Efficiency
+/- Avg


Delon Wright
26
+5.0


Jordan Loveridge
21
-5.6


Dallin Bachynski
13
+3.0


Parker VanDyke
13
+5.0


Renan Lenz
10
-5.0


Jeremy Olsen
5
-0.2


Brandon Taylor
5
-5.0


Dakarai Tucker
5
-0.6


Princeton Onwas
3
-8.4


Kenneth Ogbe
1
-3.3


Connor Van Brocklin
DNP



Xan Ricketts
DNP



Marko Kovacevic
DNP



Ahmad Fields
-2
-6.6

The Thrill
11-27-2013, 12:24 AM
Player
Efficiency
+/- Avg


Princeton Onwas
26
+14.6


Jordan Loveridge
18
-8.6


Delon Wright
17
-6.8


Renan Lenz
13
-2.0


Dallin Bachynski
12
+2.0


Dakarai Tucker
8
+2.4


Brandon Taylor
7
-3.0


Kenneth Ogbe
6
+1.8


Ahmad Fields
4
-0.6


Connor Van Brocklin
3
-1.0


Parker VanDyke
1
-7.0


Jeremy Olsen
1
-4.2


Xan Ricketts
0
-0.3


Marko Kovacevic
DNP

The Thrill
11-27-2013, 12:28 AM
Player
Efficiency
+/- Avg


Jordan Loveridge
31
+4.4


Delon Wright
20
-3.8


Princeton Onwas
15
+3.6


Renan Lenz
13
-2.0


Dallin Bachynski
5
-5.0


Parker VanDyke
3
-5.0


Jeremy Olsen
1
-4.2


Ahmad Fields
0
-4.6


Brandon Taylor
0
-10.0


Dakarai Tucker
0
-5.6


Marko Kovacevic
DNP



Kenneth Ogbe
DNP



Xan Ricketts
DNP



Connor Van Brocklin
DNP

The Thrill
11-28-2013, 09:03 PM
Player
Efficiency
+/- Avg


Delon Wright
34
+8.5


Princeton Onwas
22
+8.8


Brandon Taylor
17
+5.8


Dallin Bachynski
13
+2.3


Dakarai Tucker
12
+5.3


Renan Lenz
11
-3.3


Jordan Loveridge
5
-18.0


Jeremy Olsen
0
-4.3


Parker VanDyke
0
-6.7


Ahmad Fields
DNP



Marko Kovacevic
DNP



Xan Ricketts
DNP



Connor Van Brocklyn
DNP



Kenneth Ogbe
-1
-4.2



Delon Wright matched his career high efficiency (Evergreen), his low for the season is 17. To put that into perspective Washburn averaged 15 last season to lead the Utes. Loveridge had his season low, previously 18 vs Lamar and he's been Mr. Consistency, just had an off night. Wright and Loveridge are averaging 34% of the points and 40% of the efficiency. It's clear to see who the 7 deep are with this squad. I really like Onwas, this kid started slow but has come to life the past three games. I recall many people wanting to know who the third option would be to step up, it's Onwas.

Ball State was by far the best team Utah has played this year and the efficiency stat shows it. 58 was the highest efficiency score Utah has given up all year, in fact Utah's opponents have increased with every game. That could mean Utah's D is suffering or the opponents are getting better. Evergreen St had an efficiency score of 9. Utah also gave up season highs in three's made (9), three's attempted (27), free throws made (16), assists (11) and points (69). One bright side is Utah forced the second most turnovers for the season (15).

As for the Utes, they tied a season high with 10 steals. One very bright sign is the turnovers have gone down almost every game, from game 1 to Ball State they went (12, 14, 15, 10, 5, 7). Utah was right at their average in three's made (6), free throws shot (28), offensive rebounds 12, assists (20) and fouls (14). One down side is Utah was shooting 87% from the line in the last two games but only shot 64.3% vs Ball State (18/28). Ball State likes to shoot the three and they did achieve a season high in three point attempt difference over Utah +12, on the flip side Utah was +8 on turnovers...tying a season high.

Utah games have seen 42 three point attempts in three of the 6 games but Ball State was a season record for makes (15). They also combined for a season high in steals (Utah 10, Ball St 3). The teams combined for the second best shooting night 47.4%, just behind the Lamar game at 47.6%. They did shoot the best from deep at 35.7% total for both teams. This all with Loveridge going for 17%.

Next up is the first road game...at Boise State.

Currently, Utah has played an easy schedule. Before Ball State Utah had played the 351st toughest schedule, that's dead last. Boise hasn't been tested much either, 337th toughest. Right now I see this as a Utah loss by 6. I hope I'm wrong and if this was at home I'd say Utah by 2 so they definitely have a shot.

Go Utes!

The Thrill
11-28-2013, 09:04 PM
Be sure to check the second post in this thread for updated season averages for efficiency.

The Thrill
12-16-2013, 10:11 PM
Player
Efficiency
+/- Avg


Delon Wright
29
+2.8


Jordan Loveridge
15
-7.0


Kenneth Ogbe
9
+5.4


Renan Lenz
7
-5.1


Dallin Bachynski
5
-6.0


Brandon Taylor
3
-6.9


Princeton Onwas
1
-7.3


Ahmad Fields
DNP
-3.3


Marko Kovacevic
DNP
-


Xan Ricketts
DNP
-0.3


Connor VanBrocklin
DNP
-2.7


Dakarai Tucker
0
-6.8


Jeremy Olsen
-1
-6.2


Parker Van Dyke
-1
-5.7

The Thrill
12-16-2013, 10:15 PM
Player
Efficiency
+/- Avg


Delon Wright
39
+12.8


Renan Lenz
19
+6.9


Jordan Loveridge
13
-9.0


Jeremy Olsen
13
+7.8


Brandon Taylor
12
+2.1


Dakarai Tucker
11
+4.2


Parker Van Dyke
5
+0.3


Kenneth Ogbe
2
-1.6


Dallin Bachynski
DNP
-11.0


Marko Kovacevic
DNP
-


Connor Van Brocklin
0
-2.7


Xan Ricketts
0
-0.3


Ahmad Fields
-1
-4.3


Princeton Onwas
-2
-10.3

The Thrill
12-16-2013, 10:20 PM
Player
Efficiency
+/- Avg


Jordan Loveridge
33
+11


Delon Wright
19
-7.2


Dakarai Tucker
12
+5.2


Dallin Bachynski
11
---


Brandon Taylor
10
+0.1


Renan Lenz
7
-5.1


Kenneth Ogbe
2
-1.6


Ahmad Fields
1
-2.3


Princeton Onwas
1
-7.3


Jeremy Olsen
0
-5.2


Marko Kovacevic
DNP
-


Xan Ricketts
DNP
-0.3


Connor Van Brocklin
DNP
-2.7


Parker Van Dyke
-3
-7.7

The Thrill
12-16-2013, 10:48 PM
Player
Efficiency
+/- Avg


Delon Wright
22
-4.2


Jordan Loveridge
21
-1.0


Dallin Bachynski
18
+7.0


Jeremy Olsen
14
+8.8


Brandon Taylor
7
-2.9


Parker Van Dyke
6
+1.3


Dakarai Tucker
5
-1.8


Princeton Onwas
4
-4.3


Renan Lenz
2
-10.1


Ahmad Fields
DNP
-3.3


Marko Kovacevic
DNP
-


Kenneth Ogbe
DNP
-3.6


Xan Ricketts
DNP
-0.3


Connor Van Brocklin
DNP
-2.7



Sorry about the delay in updates, Christmas work and the new wife keep me pretty busy now. I'll try to cover the past 4 games all here with season highs and lows.

Fresno State Utah reached a season high for opponents shots made (27) and points (77) and efficiency (79), Utah opponents averages 22.6 shots, 61.7 points and 52.3 efficiency. You can see Fresno is probably the best team Utah has played so far by the numbers...sorry Boise. The BYU game yielded a lot of opponent season highs. 17 and 31 from the charity stripe, 12 offensive rebounds and 39 total rebounds were all highs for Utah opponent. BYU also got 6 blocks. 54.8% from the line was a season low for Utah opponent...way to step up that free throw defense. Idaho State and Boise both took 9 steals from the Utes, season highs, just like they stole the weather from Hawaii. Fresno and Idaho State both handed out 12 assists, season highs. Idaho State shot a season high for a Utah opponent from deep at 50% (8/16) and Fresno Shot 50.9% from the field. Utah defends on average 25% from deep and 38.4% from the field. Take out the first three cupcakes and that percent only rises to 41.9% from the field and 33.1% from deep. The only season low over the past 4 games was Boise and their blocked shots...big fat zero.

As for Utah, they stayed relatively consistent. They did shoot season high 29 three point attempts versus Boise and BYU and making a season high 11 versus Idaho State. Utah has 15 blocks over the past 2 games. The only major downside was the 22 fouls versus BYU. Utah only averages 14.3 fouls per game. Utah has been above average in shooting since the Boise game. Currently their season averages are 53.5% from the field, 35.4% from deep and 71.6% from the line. They shot 59.6% and 58.1% versus Fresno and Idaho State from the field. 41.2% and 50% from deep and 78.9% and 72.2% from the line. As good as everybody is saying about how well Utah shot the ball versus BYU they only ended up at 41.5% from the field, second worst of the season (Savannah St 40.7%) and only 31% from deep, third worst (18.2% Savannah St and 24.1% Boise). The first few games skew the numbers quite a bit (48 free throws versus Evergreen St??) but they are starting to level off now. Utah averages 109.1 efficiency but over the last four games Utah averages 92.5 efficiency, obviously tougher opponents. Just remember last season the Utes hardly every broke 70. During the Idaho State game Utah was only held to 43 shots, 14 under their average.

The Idaho State game was also the least amount of shots for a Utah game this season with 99 but it also saw the most three pointers made with 19 (11 Utah, 8 Idaho State). Utah and BYU combined for 48 three point shots...Utah games typically see 38.6 shots. In the Evergreen State game there were 57 free throws....slow and boring (Evergreen 9 Utah 48)...during the BYU game there were 54 free throws (Utah 23 BYU 31). There was also a combined season high for steals and blocks...15 and 13 respectively. The season high for combined efficiency was 190 (Fresno State) but the season low was 135 (Boise State)...oddly enough the ugliest game of the season is the Utes only loss. Utah and blue shot for a season low combined 37.2% from the field and 29.2 from deep.

9-1 sure is nice to say....now bring on the Bobcats!

Applejack
12-17-2013, 08:42 AM
Query: are those regular +/- numbers (i.e. did your team outscore the opponent while you were on the floor)? If so, I'm stunned that JLo had a negative +/- against the Cougars. He played almost the entire game and he put us up 15 early.

U-Ute
12-17-2013, 09:51 AM
Query: are those regular +/- numbers (i.e. did your team outscore the opponent while you were on the floor)? If so, I'm stunned that JLo had a negative +/- against the Cougars. He played almost the entire game and he put us up 15 early.

I believe it is +/- efficiency relative to his current average. Basically who played better/worse than they usually do.

It is interesting to see that the two "above average" players in the BYU game was Olsen and Bachynski. It confirms what we all saw that our post players competed well against BYU.

No surprise about Wright. BYU was getting back and making sure he didn't get into transition. I suspect we will see more and more teams do this as the season goes on. The upside is that it reduces the number of opportunities for our opponents to get offensive rebounds.

The Thrill
12-18-2013, 09:30 PM
Query: are those regular +/- numbers

Those numbers are off their season averages. The second post in this thread (back on page 1) has the updated current averages for each player. -1 for JLo meant he has been averaging 1 more efficiency point per game. He was hot to start but cooled off quite a bit.

The Thrill
12-22-2013, 01:02 PM
Player
Efficiency
+/- Avg


Delon Wright
18
-7.5


Brandon Taylor
16
+5.5


Jordan Loveridge
15
-6.4


Dallin Bachynski
11
---


Jeremy Olsen
7
+1.6


Renan Lenz
6
-5.5


Ahmad Fields
4
+0.6


Kenneth Ogbe
3
-0.6


Parker VanDyke
1
-3.4


Princeton Onwas
0
-7.5


Xan Ricketts
0
-0.2


Dakarai Tucker
0
-6.2


Connor VanBrocklyn
0
-2.0


Marko Kovacevic
0
-1.0



A pretty average game for the Utes. They let Texas State hang in there for a while then put them away late. This has actually been a very successful MO for the Utes all season. Can't do that versus really good teams though. Wright is shooting 71.3% on the season 67/94... unreal. He was 5/5 vs the Bobcats and led the Utes with 18 efficiency. Even though Wright was 3rd in scoring and 5th in rebounds he still lead the team in efficiency.

There were 5 season lows for combined stats between teams. 39 shots made and 96 shots attempted were well below Utah game averages of 52 and 114. It's obvious Texas State wanted to slow the ball down. 16 assists combined was also a season low. Utah games average 144.7 points per game but this game only reached 119, also a season low. The two combined for 121 efficiency which was 36 below the average for a Utah game.

Utah is now 10-1 on the season. Looking at the individual stats they are also 10-1 in 5 specific categories: (meaning they won the category for the game in these categories)
- Field goals made, they tied Savannah State with 22 so really they are 10-0-1 (Utah averages 7.5 more per game)
- Assists, again they tied Savannah State with 11. (averages 9.2 more)
- Blocked shots, Fresno State was the only team to get more blocks, 1. (averages 3.2 more)
- Efficiency, Boise State beat Utah by 1 on efficiency (Utah averages 55.4 more)
- Field Goal %, Utah only shot worse versus Savannah State -2.4% worse (Utah averages 11.2% higher than opponents)
- Points, Obviously Boise State was the only team to score more (averages 23.5 more)

On the flip side Utah is 1-10 in fouls. Only the BYU game did Utah hav more fouls than their opponent.

Turnovers Utah is 3-8. Utah had more turnovers versus UC Davis, Grand Canyon and Idaho State.

Rebounds Utah is 9-2. Two games Utah was outrebounded, Boise State and BYU. Utah averages 8.1 more rebounds per game over opponents.

Utah is also 9-2 in free throws made. They tied Fresno and had 7 less than Boise (the reason they lost that game)

Diehard Ute
12-22-2013, 03:43 PM
Rebounds Utah is 9-2. Two games Utah was outrebounded, Boise State and BYU. Utah averages 8.1 more rebounds per game over opponents.


Utah had 45 rebounds to BYU's 44

The Thrill
12-27-2013, 01:51 AM
I see BYU 39 Utah 38 on Yahoo and your numbers on ESPN. Very interesting... Add up the numbers on ESPN 39-38. I'm telling you, that channel is going downhill quickly. They can't even do simple math now. Next thing you know they'll scramble to sign a long term contract with a has-been nobody-mid-major and then bury them on ESPN8.

Diehard Ute
12-27-2013, 04:22 AM
I see BYU 39 Utah 38 on Yahoo and your numbers on ESPN. Very interesting... Add up the numbers on ESPN 39-38. I'm telling you, that channel is going downhill quickly. They can't even do simple math now. Next thing you know they'll scramble to sign a long term contract with a has-been nobody-mid-major and then bury them on ESPN8.

http://utahutes.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/stats/2013-2014/utah-byu.html

Yahoo missed the team rebounds

The Thrill
12-29-2013, 10:26 AM
Player
Efficiency
+/- Avg


Delon Wright
26
+0.5


Jordan Loveridge
25
+3.3


Ahmad Fields
21
+15.7


Parker VanDyke
16
+10.7


Renan Lenz
15
+3.2


Kenneth Ogbe
15
+10.3


Dakarai Tucker
15
+8.1


Dallin Bachynski
12
+0.9


Marko Kovacevic
12
+12.0


Princeton Onwas
9
+1.3


Jeremy Olsen
8
+2.1


Brandon Taylor
8
-2.3


Xan Ricketts
6
+4.8


Connor Van Brocklin
5
+2.4



Nice practice.

The Thrill
01-04-2014, 09:19 PM
Playe
Efficiency
+/- Average


Dallin Bachynski
20
+8.0


Delon Wright
19
-6.0


Brandon Taylor
14
+3.5


Jordan Loveridge
13
-8.0


Dakarai Tucker
9
+1.9


Jeremy Olsen
5
-0.5


Renan Lenz
1
-10.0


Ahmad Fields
0
-4.8


Parker VanDyke
-1
-5.8


Marko Kovacevic
DNP



Kenneth Ogbe
DNP



Princeton Onwas
DNP



Xan Ricketts
DNP



Connor Van Brocklyn
DNP




Bach had a great game, since sitting out the Fresno game Dallin has averaged 14.4 efficiency. He leads the team with 2.4 Offensive Rebounds per game. The Utes tied a season high for steals with 10 and set a new season high for blocks with 9. Utah also shot 89.5% from the line 17/19 and was above average for shots attempted with 63.

Oregon had a season high for a Utah opponent in three categories, 17 free throws made, 39 rebounds (team rebounds not counted) and 11 steals (wish it were only 10). Utah has only shot worse than their opponent in 2 games (Savannah St -2.4% and Oregon -0.61%. Oregon was 38.7% and Utah was 38.1%, both teams had difficulty finding the bucket.

Both teams set a season high for steals for a Utah game this year with 21. This was the second worst shooting game for a Utah game where both teams combined for 38.4%, BYU game teams combined for 37.2%. Utah has lost two games both by 2 points. Utah is averaging 85.8 points per game and giving up 60.2 points. Utah is averaging 111.1 efficiency and allowing 49.8 efficiency. Utah still beat Oregon by 10 in efficiency but lost the game, only Boise did better on efficiency than Utah...and that was only by 1.

Loveridge leads the team in 6 statistical categories (Shots Made 5.9 avg, shots attempted 13.0, free throws made 4.2, free throws attempted 5.2, rebounds 9.1 and points 17.5.

Delon Wright also leads in 6 categories (Minutes 33.6, Assists 5.8, turnovers 2.7, steals 2.0, blocks 1.7 (tied with Lenz) and efficiency 25.0).

The Thrill
01-04-2014, 09:38 PM
Player
Efficiency
+/- Average


Brandon Taylor
31
+19.0


Delon Wright
28
+2.8


Jordan Loveridge
17
-3.7


Jeremy Olsen
13
+6.9


Dakarai Tucker
11
+3.6


Renan Lenz
3
-7.4


Parker VanDyke
3
-1.7


Dallin Bachynski
2
-9.1


Kenneth Ogbe
1
-3.4


Marko Kovacevic
0
-6.0


Ahmad Fields
DNP



Princeton Onwas
DNP



Xan Ricketts
DNP



Connor Van Brocklyn
DNP




Taylor was the man today. 5-6 from deep, 8 assists, 1 turnover. Career high 31 efficiency. Never reached 20 efficiency before.

Oregon State broke two opponent season highs today for a Utah game. 10 three pointers made and 15 assists (Utah has only allowed 10 or more assists 6 times this year)

Utah broke one season high, that was three pointers made 12, previous high 11 vs Idaho State. Utah was above average in assists 23, steals 8 and fouls 17. This was only the 4th time all year Utah was out rebounded and tied the season high for being outrebounded -4 (Boise State). Utah has 9 less turnovers than Oregon State, that's good for a season high difference for that stat. Utah was outrebounded on the offensive glass by 6, also tied a season high (BYU).

The two teams combined for a season high for a Utah game with 22 three pointers made. They also combined for season lows in rebounds 50 and steals 10 (4 other times), this coming off a game high of 21 steals vs Oregon (again, wish there was one less). Todays game was the second best shooting performance for a Utah game, the teams combined for 54% and a season high from deep at 53.7%.

The Thrill
01-26-2014, 11:49 PM
Player
Eficiency
+/- Average


Delon Wright
31
+6.6


Jordan Loveridge
13
-5.9


Dallin Bachynski
5
-5.5


Princeton Onwas
4
-1.7


Renan Lenz
1
-7.6


Jeremy Olsen
0
-5.9


Dakarai Tucker
0
-7.3


Kenneth Ogbe
-1
-5.0


Parker VanDyke
-1
-4.4


Brandon Taylor
-3
-12.8


Ahmad Fields
DNP



Marko Kovacevic
DNP



Xan Ricketts
DNP



Connor Van Brocklyn
DNP

The Thrill
01-26-2014, 11:52 PM
Player
Efficiency
+/- Average


Delon Wright
14
-10.5


Dallin Bachynski
11
+0.5


Jordan Loveridge
8
-10.9


Jeremy Olsen
7
+1.1


Dakarai Tucker
5
-2.3


Kenneth Ogbe
1
-3.0


Princeton Onwas
1
-4.7


Renan Lenz
0
-8.6


Parker VanDyke
-1
-4.4


Marko Kovacevic
-2
-4.2


Brandon Taylor
-4
-13.8


Ahmad Fields
DNP



Xan Ricketts
DNP



Connor Van Brocklyn
DNP

The Thrill
01-26-2014, 11:56 PM
Player
Efficiency
+/- Average


Delon Wright
32
+7.6


Dakarai Tucker
18
+10.8


Jeremy Olsen
17
+11.1


Jordan Loveridge
15
-3.9


Brandon Taylor
12
+2.3


Dallin Bachynski
10
-0.5


Marko Kovacevic
2
-0.2


Princeton Onwas
1
-4.7


Parker VanDyke
0
-3.4


Ahmad Fields
0
-4.4


Kenneth Ogbe
0
-4.0


Renan Lenz
Inj



Xan Ricketts
DNP



Connor Van Brocklyn
DNP

The Thrill
01-26-2014, 11:58 PM
Player
Efficiency
+/- Average


Delon Wright
22
-2.5


Jordan Loveridge
22
+3.2


Kenneth Ogbe
13
+9.0


Brandon Taylor
13
+3.3


Dallin Bachynski
8
-2.5


Dakarai Tucker
6
-1.3


Princeton Onwas
3
-2.7


Parker VanDyke
0
-3.4


Jeremy Olsen
-1
-6.9


Renan Lenz
Inj



Ahmad Fields
DNP



Marko Kovacevic
DNP



Xan Ricketts
DNP



Connor Van Brocklyn
DNP

The Thrill
01-27-2014, 12:01 AM
Player
Efficiency
+/- Average


Jordan Loveridge
21
+2.2


Delon Wright
14
-10.5


Brandon Taylor
11
+1.3


Dallin Bachynski
8
-2.5


Dakarai Tucker
8
+0.8


Jeremy Olsen
5
-0.9


Princeton Onwas
3
-2.7


Marko Kovacevic
-1
-3.2


Kenneth Ogbe
-2
-6.0


Ahmad Fields
DNP



Renan Lenz
INJ



Xan Ricketts
DNP



Connor VanBrocklyn
DNP



Parker Van Dyke
DNP

The Thrill
01-27-2014, 12:13 AM
Player
Efficiency
+/- Avg


Delon Wright
23
-1.5


Dallin Bachynski
15
+4.5


Jordan Loveridge
8
-10.9


Kenneth Ogbe
5
+1.0


Jeremy Olsen
5
-0.9


Dakarai Tucker
5
-2.3


Renan Lenz
0
-8.6


Parker VanDyke
0
-3.4


Princeton Onwas
-2
-7.7


Brandon Taylor
-2
-11.8


Ahmad Fields
DNP



Marko Kovacevic
DNP



Xan Ricketts
DNP



Connor VanBrocklyn
DNP




What an intense game, sucks to lose but what a great game. Utah played great defense but in the end they were simply out hustled and out manned. Even though Arizona only played 7 players, Utah looked to be more exhausted at the end.

First the positives, Utah shot 87.5% from the free throw line which is probably what kept them in the game. Utah did make one more from deep on Arizona (4 to 3) and actually shot a higher percentage for the game +.43% of 40.4% to 40% for Arizona. Utah also shot 9% points higher from deep 30.8% to 21.4% for Arizona...that's about all the positives.

Now for the down side. Utah gave up a season high 18 offensive rebounds to Arizona, they are an amazing offensive rebounding team and it showed tonight. Arizona only had 3 steals all game and only had 15 personal fouls. That tells me they simply played straight up defense and forced Utah to either get a delay of game or a missed shot. It's not hard to see why they are the #1 team in the country. The two teams combined for 24 offensive rebounds (18 Arizona 6 Utah) which was a season high. Utah games average about 16.1 offensive rebounds so this was high. This coming two games after the season low of 8 total versus UCLA (UCLA 6 Utah 2).

Not much else to say except for this was the toughest stretch of the season so far (with Colorado remaining) and Utah is 1-2 on it. Next tough stretch is a 6 game stretch to end the season @UCLA, Arizona, Arizona St, Colorado, @Cal @Stanford.

Full week to prep for Colorado. Go Utes

The Thrill
01-27-2014, 01:34 AM
Player
School
Efficiency


Kyle Anderson
UCLA
32


Jonathan Gilling
Arizona State
24


Paul Watson
Fresno State
23


Andre Hatchett
Idaho State
21


Tomas Sanchez
Idaho State
21


Nimrod Hilliard
Lamar
19


Majok Majok
Ball State
19


Marvelle Harris
Fresno State
18


Pe'Shon Howard
USC
18


Zach LaVine
UCLA
18


Jordan Bachynski
Arizona State
18


Hikeem Champaigne
Savannah State
17


Ryan Watkins
Boise State
17


Cezar Guerrero
Fresno State
17


Emani Gant
Texas State
17


Andrew Andrews
Washington
16


Mark Alstork
Ball State
15


Eric Mika
BYU
15


Damyean Dotson
Oregon
15


Shaquielle McKissic
Arizona State
15


Nick Johnson
Arizona
15

The Thrill
01-27-2014, 01:37 AM
Player
Team
Lack of
Efficiency


Frankie Johnson
Evergreen State
-10


Kavin Gilder-Tilbury
Texas State
-6


Chris Bond
Ball State
-5


Jordan Railey
Washington State
-4


Darin Johnson
Washington
-4


Allen Huddleston
Fresno State
-4


Keilan Blanks
Lamar
-4


Matt Carlino
BYU
-3


Quinten Payne
Ball State
-3


Akachi Okugo
Grand Canyon
-3


Cameron Faison
Evergreen State
-3



Jordan Rawls
Evergreen State
-3

U-Ute
01-27-2014, 11:21 AM
Matt Carlino
BYU
-3



The beginning of the end of Carlino.

LA Ute
01-27-2014, 01:18 PM
Matt Carlino
BYU
-3



The beginning of the end of Carlino.

But, but...he came from UCLA!!!

U-Ute
01-27-2014, 02:42 PM
But, but...he came from UCLA!!!

Its funny how I remember telling my BYU friends that brought that up that if he were any good, he'd still be at UCLA.

LA Ute
02-17-2014, 11:04 PM
I have 4 excellent seats to the ASU game this Sunday that I won't use. Face value. PM me if interested.

SeattleUte
03-23-2014, 07:52 PM
We should all be pulling for the Pac 12.

I think the Big East is pretty much a mid-major conference now. I say this as a Georgetown alumnus and fan.

concerned
03-24-2014, 11:54 AM
We should all be pulling for the Pac 12.

I think the Big East is pretty much a mid-major conference now. I say this as a Georgetown alumnus and fan.

The Marquette coach taking a crappy job at Va Tech for less money tells you all you need to know about the Big East.

LA Ute
03-24-2014, 12:36 PM
We should all be pulling for the Pac 12.

I don't understand why any Utah fan would not be pulling for the PAC-12 in this NCAA tournament.

concerned
03-24-2014, 12:42 PM
I don't understand why any Utah fan would not be pulling for the PAC-12 in this NCAA tournament.

I rooted hard for Tulsa and Lew Evans, Two Utes son, against UCLA. But that was a one-timer.

LA Ute
03-24-2014, 12:45 PM
I rooted hard for Tulsa and Lew Evans, Two Utes son, against UCLA. But that was a one-timer.

Of course!

sancho
03-24-2014, 01:14 PM
I don't understand why any Utah fan would not be pulling for the PAC-12 in this NCAA tournament.

I am not necessarily pulling for the Pac-12. For most of the year, these guys are the enemy, and now I'm supposed to flip a switch to like them? I can still see Johnson and McConnell laughing at us and sticking out their tongues. If there's an image later in this tournament that has them crying behind a towel, am I supposed to be sad?

I've never really been a root-for-the-conference kind of guy. I wear Utah gear, not Pac-12 gear.

I do know that we get some extra cash if our teams win. That's nice. But everyone else gets it too, so what's the big deal? Plus, success within a conference is a zero sum game. Which scenario is better for Utah basketball:

1) Stanford goes to the Final Four. Johnny Dawkins becomes a big deal in coaching and is able to start recruiting big time guys to Palo Alto.

or

2) Stanford gets blown out in the 1st round. Johnnuy Dawkins remains on something of a hot seat.

Play the same game with Alford and UCLA. It won't take many wins for him to shed his "tournament underachiever" reputation. It's in our interests for him to keep that rep.

I suppose there can be a hope that the Pac-12 turns into a Big East, capable of getting 7, 8, 9 bids based on reputation alone. Big Monday night deals, sky-high ratings, name recognition, etc. I would love that, but we're a million miles away from it.

No, at this point, I'll root just based on matchup. There should not be one American outside of Stanford alumni (or Palo Alto return missionaries) rooting against Dayton. Teams like Dayton are what make this tournament great.

LA Ute
03-24-2014, 01:24 PM
I am not necessarily pulling for the Pac-12. For most of the year, these guys are the enemy, and now I'm supposed to flip a switch to like them? I can still see Johnson and McConnell laughing at us and sticking out their tongues. If there's an image later in this tournament that has them crying behind a towel, am I supposed to be sad?

I've never really been a root-for-the-conference kind of guy. I wear Utah gear, not Pac-12 gear.

I do know that we get some extra cash if our teams win. That's nice. But everyone else gets it too, so what's the big deal? Plus, success within a conference is a zero sum game. Which scenario is better for Utah basketball:

1) Stanford goes to the Final Four. Johnny Dawkins becomes a big deal in coaching and is able to start recruiting big time guys to Palo Alto.

or

2) Stanford gets blown out in the 1st round. Johnnuy Dawkins remains on something of a hot seat.

Play the same game with Alford and UCLA. It won't take many wins for him to shed his "tournament underachiever" reputation. It's in our interests for him to keep that rep.

I suppose there can be a hope that the Pac-12 turns into a Big East, capable of getting 7, 8, 9 bids based on reputation alone. Big Monday night deals, sky-high ratings, name recognition, etc. I would love that, but we're a million miles away from it.

No, at this point, I'll root just based on matchup. There should not be one American outside of Stanford alumni rooting against Dayton. Teams like Dayton are what make this tournament great.

I think it's always good for Utah to be part of a solid hoops conference. 3 teams in the Sweet 16 probably accomplishes that, although optimally Utah would be one of those teams. You are free now to root for the team of your choice. That is all.

Mormon Red Death
03-24-2014, 01:26 PM
I rooted hard for Tulsa and Lew Evans, Two Utes son, against UCLA. But that was a one-timer.

Bummer that he couldn't hit a shot. The last half of the year he has been in a shooting funk.

Scratch
03-24-2014, 01:29 PM
Johny Dawkins and Steve Alford securing more years coaching at their respective institutions can only be a good thing for Utah's future success in this league.

sancho
03-24-2014, 01:30 PM
I think it's always good for Utah to be part of a solid hoops conference. 3 teams in the Sweet 16 probably accomplishes that, although optimally Utah would be one of those teams. You are free now to root for the team of your choice. That is all.

Utah is in a solid hoops conference, and that is not going to change. It definitely will not change if I root against the Cardinals this weeks.

sancho
03-24-2014, 01:32 PM
Johny Dawkins and Steve Alford securing more years coaching at their respective institutions can only be a good thing for Utah's future success in this league.

I get what you are saying, but I am not so sure. I don't see why either coach can't win if they get good players. Plus, Stanford has potential to be a recruit stealer from us. My irrational Stanford hate aside, it's really better for Utah if they are horrible.

LA Ute
03-24-2014, 02:45 PM
Utah is in a solid hoops conference, and that is not going to change. It definitely will not change if I root against the Cardinals this weeks.

As I said, the conference has now proven itself. If all the PAC-12 teams had lost in the first round, that's not good for Utah.

Applejack
03-24-2014, 03:33 PM
As I said, the conference has now proven itself. If all the PAC-12 teams had lost in the first round, that's not good for Utah.

I agree with Sancho on this one. When we were in the WAC, I would cheer like crazy for New Mexico and Wyoming to win a game in the tournament. I did this because we had a conference with no respect so I felt that increasing the conference's profile would raise the recruiting tide of all boats.

However, the PAC is different. When Stanford makes the sweet sixteen, that really helps Stanford. It doesn't help us recruit against them. Same thing if ASU had made a run in the tournament. In fact, I root against all Pac teams in the tournament.

sancho
03-24-2014, 04:03 PM
As I said, the conference has now proven itself. If all the PAC-12 teams had lost in the first round, that's not good for Utah.

The ACC only got 1 team through to the Sweet 16, but everyone knows that's one of the best basketball conferences in the nation.

LA Ute
03-26-2014, 01:25 PM
The ACC only got 1 team through to the Sweet 16, but everyone knows that's one of the best basketball conferences in the nation.


I agree with Sancho on this one. When we were in the WAC, I would cheer like crazy for New Mexico and Wyoming to win a game in the tournament. I did this because we had a conference with no respect so I felt that increasing the conference's profile would raise the recruiting tide of all boats.

However, the PAC is different. When Stanford makes the sweet sixteen, that really helps Stanford. It doesn't help us recruit against them. Same thing if ASU had made a run in the tournament. In fact, I root against all Pac teams in the tournament.

My view is situational, specific to the present. The PAC-12 has been much maligned lately as a hoops conference. That's why I think it's good for Utah if all the schools who get into the Dance make a good showing. Otherwise our good showings against those teams lose some luster. Once we are back in the Dance regularly I no longer care too much. Like you, I just want Utah to succeed.

The Thrill
11-15-2014, 01:36 PM
2014-2015 Season

The Thrill
11-15-2014, 02:11 PM
I know I got a bit lazy at the end of last season, I apologize. We're back to another season and a great start.
Here are the efficiency stats for the Ball State game.




Player
Efficiency
Off/Average


Delon Wright
25
-


Brandon Taylor
21
-


Jakob Poeltl
18
-


Jordan Loveridge
17
-


Chris Reyes
13
-


Dallin Bachynski
5
-


Kenneth Ogbe
4
-


Kyle Kuzma
3
-


Isaiah Wright
1
-


Brekkott Chapman
0
-


Austin Eastman
0
-


Jeremy Olsen
-2
-


Jake Conner
DNP



Dakarai Tucker
DNP



Eris Winder
DNP




Obviously without any other games to go off of Utah hit a season high and season low in every category.
The brightest takeaway from the game is watching it I thought Delon was off and had a bad game. Surprisingly he was the highest efficiency player in the game. 6/9 from the field, 4 rebounds, 8 assists, 4 steals, 3 blocks...it all adds up.
Tucker played a lot of minutes, 33 and I'd be surprised if he keeps that up all year. Probably helped playing somebody his size.

Some of the negatives from this game...Utah was awful from the charity stripe. -27.3% worse than Ball State. Utah was 26-40 from the line. 4 guys shot 50% or worse. Can't have that. If Jak is going to get to the line 16 times he needs to be around 75%-80%. With that said Loveridge and Taylor combined for 11/12 from the line. Utah also attempted 13 less three pointers than Ball State and made 4 less. I felt like every time I looked up Ball State was hitting another three (Sellers). Utah won the turnover margin by 1 (15 to 14) and had 12 less fouls. IMO the early foul trouble from Ball State did them in, although I didn't appreciate the refs trying to even the margin.

San Diego State up next.... Go Utes!

OPPONENTS TOP PERFORMANCES VS UTAH




Player
Team
FG
FT
3P
Reb
Ast
Blk
TO
Pts
Eff


1
Sean Sellers
Ball State
8/13
6/6
4/6
2
1
0
2
26
23


2
Jeremia Tyler
Ball State
5/13
0/0
2/6
2
4
2
2
12
11


3
Matt Kamieniecki
Ball State
3/5
2/3
0/0
2
0
0
0
8
8

The Thrill
11-18-2014, 10:02 PM
Damn...that was a rough game...



Player
Efficiency
+/-


Jakob Poeltl
16
-1


Chris Reyes
14
+.5


Delon Wright
11
-7


Brekkott Chapman
6
+3


Brandon Taylor
4
-8.5


Dallin Bachynski
2
-1.5


Isaiah Wright
1
-


Jake Connor
DNP



Austin Eastman
DNP



Jeremy Olsen
DNP



Dakarai Tucker
DNP



Eris Winder
DNP



Kyle Kuzma
-1
-2


Kenneth Ogbe
-1
-2.5


Jordan Loveridge
-1
-9



All the talk was about how bad Delon played but at least he was 2/13 with 8 boards, 5 assists and 2 blocks. Jordan Loveridge had a bad game. 2/7 with 1 rebound, 2 assists and 1 steal. By far the worst game he's had since I started doing this efficiency thing. Gotta give it to the Aztecs. They played a hell of a game defensively and out hustled Utah in many aspects. Utah held their own though and didn't give up. Two months from now they will both be highly ranked and people will see a 4 point loss. Would have been nice to get a win but the final score shows Utah can compete with the best teams in the country.

Overall Utah gave up a season high 27 free throw attempts and 34 rebounds. Granted there was only one game to go off of but several categories Utah probably gave up a season high. 13 steals was also key. As for Utah they matched their season high in 3's made at 6 but shot 16 more, 9/25 at 24% ain't gonna cut it. Utah did increase their FT% from 65% to 68.8% so there is that. The largest deficiency was at the line. Utah made 7 less and shot 11 less from the stripe and had 7 more fouls. Utah did get 7 more blocks than the Aztecs but their scrappy second chance points made up the difference. Both teams only made 16 shots and Utah only shot one more shot 50 to 49 but the game was won at the line...oddly enough Utah shot a better % at the line by 2.1% but just didn't get there enough.

For the season Utah is allowing only 39.4% from the field but 41.9% from deep. Of course Ball St shot 45.5%, the Aztecs only 32.7%. Tough game and now Utah has 4 games that should be wins to put it together before that brutal 4 game stretch.

Something new I've been tracking is the overall ranking. I take every category and rank each player, add up every column and get a total. Right now Delon is winning with 66. There are 17 columns. This means Delon's average rank in every stat is just under 4th...in every category. He currently ranks 1st in (minutes, shots made, shots attempted, defensive rebounds, assists, steals and efficiency). Only three categories he is not ranked high (turnovers 13th, fouls 11th and shot% 11th) but you'd expect those when you play the most minutes.

Season best efficiency vs the Utes



Player
Team
FG
FT
3P
Reb
Ast
Blk
TO
Pts
Eff


1
Sean Sellers
Ball State
8/13
6/6
4/6
2
1
0
2
26
23


2
JJ O'Brien
San Diego St
3/10
6/6
0/1
11
3
0
3
12
17


3
Jeremia Tyler
Ball State
5/13
0/0
2/6
2
4
2
2
12
11


4
Dwayne Polee II
San Diego St
2/6
3/4
1/2
2
1
2
2
8
10


5
Angelo Chol
San Diego St
4/6
0/2
0/0
5
0
0
0
8
9


6
Matt Kamieniecki
Ball State
3/5
2/3
0/0
2
0
0
0
8
8


7
Skylar Spencer
San Diego St
2/4
0/0
0/0
3
0
1
1
4
6

The Thrill
11-22-2014, 11:55 AM
Utah domintated...that is all



Player
Efficiency
+/-


Kyle Kuzma
22
+14


Brekkott Chapman
19
+10.6


Delon Wright
17
-0.7


Jordan Loveridge
12
+2.7


Kenneth Ogbe
11
+6.3


Jakob Poeltl
11
-4.0


Chris Reyes
8
-3.7


Isaiah Wright
8
+4.7


Jeremy Olsen
6
+4.7


Brandon Taylor
6
-4.3


Dallin Bachynski
4
+0.3


Jake Connor
DNP



Dakarai Tucker
DNP



Eris Winder
DNP



Austin Eastman
-1
-0.7



Kuzma and Chapman...I have a feeling these two are going to be mentioned a lot over the next several years. Was this their breakout game? Sure it was Riverside but damn Kuzma looked sharp and Brekkott looked smooth. This game moved both those guys to 6th and 7th in the team in efficiency, I expect them to keep climbing. Everybody else had a solid game, 7 players performed above their average. Utah currently has 4 players above 10 in efficiency, remember a few years ago when if Utah had 2 we would celebrate? Loveridge is at 9.3 so it's almost 5.

Biggest positive, Delon went 2/2 from deep. Yes you read that correctly. I sure hope this is a sign of things to come for him. Problem is his shot was so slow better teams will not allow it. Utah was right at their average in most stats but had a season high for rebounds 45 and assists 21. Utah took more shots in this game than they did all season 56 and probably the best stat shot 75% from the free throw line, a season high. Efficiency was also a season high at 123, season average is 93.0. Utah dominated in several categories, Utah made 13 more shots, had 22 more rebounds and 46 more points (the most important stat).

For their opponent, Riverside tied a season high in shot attempts 55 (Ball state) and grabbed a lot of defensive rebounds 16 (season avg for Ute opponent) but received a season low in 11 categories. 29.1% from the field, 7.7% from deep but 100% from the line 9/9.

Utah is averaging 47.7% from the field, 41.2% from deep and 69% from the line
Utah opponents average 35.8% from field, 31.8% from deep and 79.6% from the line.
Utah leads their opponents in every category except 4 (shot attempts, steals, turnovers and FT%)


Season best efficiency vs the Utes



Player
Team
FG
FT
3P
Reb
Ast
Blk
TO
Pts
Eff


1
Sean Sellers
Ball State
8/13
6/6
4/6
2
1
0
2
26
23


2
JJ O'Brien
San Diego St
3/10
6/6
0/1
11
3
0
3
12
17


3
Jeremia Tyler
Ball State
5/13
0/0
2/6
2
4
2
2
12
11


4
Nick Gruninger
UC-Riverside
4/10
6/6
0/4
3
1
0
2
14
11


5
Dwayne Polee II
San Diego St
2/6
3/4
1/2
2
1
2
2
8
10


6
Angelo Chol
San Diego St
4/6
0/2
0/0
5
0
0
0
8
9


7
Matt Kamieniecki
Ball State
3/5
2/3
0/0
2
0
0
0
8
8


8
Robert Boezeman
UC-Riverside
3/5
0/0
1/2
4
0
0
1
7
8


9
Skylar Spencer
San Diego St
2/4
0/0
0/0
3
0
1
1
4
6


10
Alex Larsson
UC-Riverside
0/0
0/0
0/0
4
0
1
0
0
6


11
Trey Kell
San Diego St
1/5
3/4
0/2
4
0
0
1
5
5


12
Charles Standifer
UC-Riverside
3/9
1/1
0/1
3
0
1
1
7
5


13
Aqueel Quinn
San Diego St
1/6
4/6
0/2
2
0
0
1
6
4


14
Rocco Belcaster
Ball State
2/4
0/0
1/3
1
1
0
1
5
4


15
Zavier Turner
Ball State
5/10
2/2
2/4
0
0
0
5
14
4


16
Winston Shepard
San Diego St
2/6
1/2
1/1
4
0
0
3
6
3


17
Kevin Zabo
San Diego St
1/2
1/3
1/1
2
0
0
0
4
3


18
Bo Calhoun
Ball State
1/2
0/0
0/0
4
1
0
3
2
3


19
Bik Gill
Ball State
0/3
2/2
0/2
3
0
2
1
2
3


20
Steven Thornton
UC-Riverside
2/6
2/2
0/3
0
1
0
1
6
3

The Thrill
11-22-2014, 12:07 PM
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The Thrill
11-27-2014, 12:06 PM
Utes cruise



Player
Efficiency
+/-


Kyle Kuzma
20
+9.0


Jakob Poeltl
18
+2.3


Brandon Taylor
16
+4.3


Delon Wright
15
-2.0


Isaiah Wright
11
+5.8


Jordan Loveridge
10
+0.5


Brekkott Chapman
9
+0.5


Austin Eastman
5
+4.0


Chris Reyes
4
-5.8


Jeremy Olsen
2
+0.5


Dallin Bachynski
1
-2.0


Kenneth Ogbe
-3
-5.8


Jake Connor
DNP



Eris Winder
DNP



Dakarai Tucker
DNP




Utes roll easy. I'll make this short and sweet, it's Thanksgiving after all.

Utah gave up a season high for assists 10 and almost a season high in free throw attempts 23. The good news is Utah held UTPA to a season low for Ute opponents with 16 shots made (3 straight games of holding an opponent to only 16 makes), 45 shots, 22 rebounds, 2 steals, 16 turnovers (season high) and FT% 56.5...all season lows for Ute opponent.

For the Utes they had no season highs but game close in several categories. 59.1% only 0.1% lower than Ball State. 73.5% from line (75% vs Riverside), 8 threes made (9 vs Riverside), 25 free throws (26 vs Ball State). Overall a very solid game. The bad news is Utah had a season high in fould 22 and a season low in shot attempts and offensive rebounds...probably because they shot nearly 60%. So far Utah's most dominating defensive effort. Shot 23.5% better than their opponents and +7 on bloacks +5 on steals. Utah was +7 on blocks vs the Aztecs but were -8 on steals.

For the season Utah leads in every category except two, shot attempts -1.3 and free throw % -1.9%. Utah is dominating in efficiency +53.3.

Top 25 Opponents vs the Utes



Player
Team
FG
FT
3P
Reb
Ast
Stl
Blk
TO
Pts
Eff


1
Sean Sellers
Ball State
8/13
6/6
4/6
2
1
1
0
2
26
23


2
JJ O'Brien
San Diego St
3/10
6/6
0/1
11
3
3
0
3
12
17


3
Shaquille Boga
Texas-PanAm
5/9
4/4
2/4
3
2
2
0
3
16
15


4
Jeremia Tyler
Ball State
5/13
0/0
2/6
2
4
4
2
2
12
11


5
Nick Gruninger
UC-Riverside
4/10
6/6
0/4
3
1
1
0
2
14
11


6
Dwayne Polee II
San Diego St
2/6
3/4
1/2
2
1
1
2
2
8
10


7
Janari Joesaar
Texas-PanAm
2/6
6/8
1/4
4
4
4
0
3
11
10


8
Angelo Chol
San Diego St
4/6
0/2
0/0
5
0
0
0
0
8
9


9
Matt Kamieniecki
Ball State
3/5
2/3
0/0
2
0
0
0
0
8
8


10
Robert Boezeman
UC-Riverside
3/5
0/0
1/2
4
0
0
0
1
7
8


11
Skylar Spencer
San Diego St
2/4
0/0
0/0
3
0
0
1
1
4
6


12
Alex Larsson
UC-Riverside
0/0
0/0
0/0
4
0
0
1
0
0
6


13
Trey Kell
San Diego St
1/5
3/4
0/2
4
0
0
0
1
5
5


14
Charles Standifer
UC-Riverside
3/9
1/1
0/1
3
0
0
1
1
7
5


15
Aqueel Quinn
San Diego St
1/6
4/6
0/2
2
0
0
0
1
6
4


16
Rocco Belcaster
Ball State
2/4
0/0
1/3
1
1
1
0
1
5
4


17
Zavier Turner
Ball State
5/10
2/2
2/4
0
0
0
0
5
14
4


18
Winston Shepard
San Diego St
2/6
1/2
1/1
4
0
0
0
3
6
3


19
Kevin Zabo
San Diego St
1/2
1/3
1/1
2
0
0
0
0
4
3


20
Bo Calhoun
Ball State
1/2
0/0
0/0
4
1
1
0
3
2
3

Diehard Ute
11-27-2014, 12:58 PM
Utes cruise



Player
Efficiency
+/-


Kyle Kuzma
20
+9.0


Jakob Poeltl
18
+2.3


Brandon Taylor
16
+4.3


Delon Wright
15
-2.0


Isaiah Wright
11
+5.8


Jordan Loveridge
10
+0.5


Brekkott Chapman
9
+0.5


Austin Eastman
5
+4.0


Chris Reyes
4
-5.8


Jeremy Olsen
2
+0.5


Dallin Bachynski
1
-2.0


Kenneth Ogbe
-3
-5.8


Jake Connor
DNP



Eris Winder
DNP



Dakarai Tucker
DNP




Utes roll easy. I'll make this short and sweet, it's Thanksgiving after all.

Utah gave up a season high for assists 10 and almost a season high in free throw attempts 23. The good news is Utah held UTPA to a season low for Ute opponents with 16 shots made (3 straight games of holding an opponent to only 16 makes), 45 shots, 22 rebounds, 2 steals, 16 turnovers (season high) and FT% 56.5...all season lows for Ute opponent.

For the Utes they had no season highs but game close in several categories. 59.1% only 0.1% lower than Ball State. 73.5% from line (75% vs Riverside), 8 threes made (9 vs Riverside), 25 free throws (26 vs Ball State). Overall a very solid game. The bad news is Utah had a season high in fould 22 and a season low in shot attempts and offensive rebounds...probably because they shot nearly 60%. So far Utah's most dominating defensive effort. Shot 23.5% better than their opponents and +7 on bloacks +5 on steals. Utah was +7 on blocks vs the Aztecs but were -8 on steals.

For the season Utah leads in every category except two, shot attempts -1.3 and free throw % -1.9%. Utah is dominating in efficiency +53.3.

Top 25 Opponents vs the Utes



Player
Team
FG
FT
3P
Reb
Ast
Stl
Blk
TO
Pts
Eff


1
Sean Sellers
Ball State
8/13
6/6
4/6
2
1
1
0
2
26
23


2
JJ O'Brien
San Diego St
3/10
6/6
0/1
11
3
3
0
3
12
17


3
Shaquille Boga
Texas-PanAm
5/9
4/4
2/4
3
2
2
0
3
16
15


4
Jeremia Tyler
Ball State
5/13
0/0
2/6
2
4
4
2
2
12
11


5
Nick Gruninger
UC-Riverside
4/10
6/6
0/4
3
1
1
0
2
14
11


6
Dwayne Polee II
San Diego St
2/6
3/4
1/2
2
1
1
2
2
8
10


7
Janari Joesaar
Texas-PanAm
2/6
6/8
1/4
4
4
4
0
3
11
10


8
Angelo Chol
San Diego St
4/6
0/2
0/0
5
0
0
0
0
8
9


9
Matt Kamieniecki
Ball State
3/5
2/3
0/0
2
0
0
0
0
8
8


10
Robert Boezeman
UC-Riverside
3/5
0/0
1/2
4
0
0
0
1
7
8


11
Skylar Spencer
San Diego St
2/4
0/0
0/0
3
0
0
1
1
4
6


12
Alex Larsson
UC-Riverside
0/0
0/0
0/0
4
0
0
1
0
0
6


13
Trey Kell
San Diego St
1/5
3/4
0/2
4
0
0
0
1
5
5


14
Charles Standifer
UC-Riverside
3/9
1/1
0/1
3
0
0
1
1
7
5


15
Aqueel Quinn
San Diego St
1/6
4/6
0/2
2
0
0
0
1
6
4


16
Rocco Belcaster
Ball State
2/4
0/0
1/3
1
1
1
0
1
5
4


17
Zavier Turner
Ball State
5/10
2/2
2/4
0
0
0
0
5
14
4


18
Winston Shepard
San Diego St
2/6
1/2
1/1
4
0
0
0
3
6
3


19
Kevin Zabo
San Diego St
1/2
1/3
1/1
2
0
0
0
0
4
3


20
Bo Calhoun
Ball State
1/2
0/0
0/0
4
1
1
0
3
2
3



With those refs it's not surprising

Utah was called for 6 moving screens.

The Thrill
11-29-2014, 12:23 AM
Welcome to the Jakob Poeltl and Delon Wright show. Utah dominated, without arguably one of their top 4 players.



Player
Efficiency
*/-


Jakob Poeltl
35
+15.4


Delon Wright
28
+8.8


Brandon Taylor
15
+2.6


Kenneth Ogbe
13
+8.2


Dallin Bachynski
7
+3.2


Dakarai Tucker
6
-


Kyle Kuzma
5
-4.8


Chris Reyes
3
-5.4


Isaiah Wright
2
-2.6


Jeremy Olsen
1
-0.8


Brekkott Chapman
-2
-8.4


Jake Connor
DNP



Jordan Loveridge
DNP



Eris Winder
DNP




Welcome back Dakarai Tucker...get well soon Jordan Loveridge. Utah shot 66.7% in the game bringing their season average up to 53.3% from the field. That's impressive. To put that into perspective, the Golden State Warriors lead the NBA at 49.3%. That should move Utah into the top ten in field goal %. Currently Ohio State leads the nation at 60.8%. For Utah to be at 60.8% the would have to have made 18 more shots. To get there now they would have to go 47/47 from the field vs Alabama State. That would be very impressive....not going to happen.

For the season efficiency numbers Poeltl is now leading the team at 19.6 with Delon right behind him at 19.2. Two guys just under 20 efficiency is really good. Delon still leads the team rankings list at average 3.0 rank per statistic. Delon is now shooting 44.4% from deep. I should note that Poeltl isn't even leading the team in FG%, that honor goes to Kuzma at 73.7%, Poeltl is 73.3%. Kyle is 14/19 on the season and 4/7 from deep, also leads from beyond the arc at 57.1%. One stat that gets overlooked frequently is the assist to turnover ratio. Right now Delon is leading at 2.88 assists to turnovers, with Isaiah right behind him at 2.43. Poeltl is one of the worst at 0.11 with only 1 assist to go against 9 turnovers only tied with Brandon Taylor at 9 turnovers to lead the team.

As for the no name North Dakota team, they put up 58 shots which was a season high for a Utah opponent and also only turned the ball over only 10 times, a season low for a Utah opponent (Aztecs 11). UND had 9 steals which is second only to San Diego State, other than that they were poor in many categories. Jaron Nash, UND, was averaging 16.8 pts and 8.8 (both team leading) but only managed 6 pts and 5 rebs vs Utah.

As for Utah, they had season highs in shots made (30) and field goal pct 66.7% (guess those go hand in hand). Tied a season high for points (90), second highest for defensive rebounds (30) fouls (14) and efficiency (113). This was the third straight game Utah shot over 70% from the charity stripe. Utah did get a season low for steals (2) and offensive rebounds (6) but that happens when you shoot 67%. Also a season low for three pointers made (6) for the third time (Ball St, SDSU and UND), only 42.9% second lowest for the year.

One more tune up before Wichita. Go Utes

The Thrill
11-30-2014, 12:57 AM
Another blowout. I'll be brief


Player
Efficiency
+/-


Delon Wright
35
+13.2


Jakob Poeltl
18
-1.3


Kenneth Ogbe
15
+8.5


Dallin Bachynski
12
+.6.8



Dakarai Tucker
10
+2.0


Chris Reyes
10
+1.3


Brandon Taylor
5
-6.2


Isaiah Wright
5
+0.3


Brekkott Chapman
1
-4.5


Kyle Kuzma
1
-7.3


Austin Eastman
0
-0.8


Jake Connor
DNP



Jordan Loveridge
DNP



Eris Winder
DNP




Delon takes over the lead for efficiency for the season (below are season totals)


Player
FG
FT
3P
Reb
Ast
Stl
Blk
TO
Pts
Eff


Wright, Delon
31/51
24/30
6/11
27
29
11
7
9
92
21.8


Poeltl, Jakob
27/36
18/36
0/0
56
1
5
18
9
72
19.3


Taylor, Brandon
18/39
16/17
10/26
14
16
6
0
9
62
11.2


Loveridge, Jordan
14/32
10/10
8/16
10
6
2
0
8
46
9.5


Reyes, Chris
12/24
8/13
0/0
31
5
4
5
8
32
8.7


Kuzma, Kyle
15/24
8/12
5/11
16
8
0
1
5
43
8.3


Tucker, Dakarai
6/11
2/5
4/9
5
0
2
1
2
18
8.0


Ogbe, Kenneth
15/32
9/16
9/18
18
3
2
1
9
48
6.5


Chapman, Brekkott
10/22
14/21
0/1
14
4
3
4
7
34
5.5


Bachynski, Dallin
8/11
4/5
0/0
11
0
2
3
1
20
5.2


Wright, Isaiah
4/10
3/3
3/8
3
22
0
2
7
14
4.7


Olsen, Jeremy
2/10
7/12
0/0
11
1
0
0
3
11
1.4


Eastman, Austin
0/2
3/4
0/1
2
0
1
1
0
3
0.8


Connor, Jake
0/0
0/0
0/0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0


Winder, Eris
0/0
0/0
0/0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0



Tired legs maybe, Utah shot a season low from the charity stripe at 59.4%. Utah allowed 50% from three (season high), 13 assists, 36 rebounds, 25 defensive rebounds...all season highs. Bright side Utah has a season low for turnovers with 8. Season highs in three's attempted (10), shots taken (60) and shots made (32)....bring on Wichita.

Top 25 performances vs Utah



Player
Team
FG
FT
3P
Reb
Ast
Stl
Blk
TO
Pts
Eff


1
Sean Sellers
Ball State
8/13
6/6
4/6
2
1
1
0
2
26
23


2
JJ O'Brien
San Diego St
3/10
6/6
0/1
11
3
1
0
3
12
17


3
Shaquille Boga
Texas-PanAm
5/9
4/4
2/4
3
2
1
0
3
16
15


4
Jamel Waters
Alabama St
6/11
3/4
4/6
3
1
0
0
4
19
13


5
Jeremia Tyler
Ball State
5/13
0/0
2/6
2
4
1
2
2
12
11


6
Nick Gruninger
UC-Riverside
4/10
6/6
0/4
3
1
1
0
2
14
11


7
Lenny Antwi
North Dakota
4/9
0/0
2/3
1
3
1
0
0
10
10


8
Dwayne Polee II
San Diego St
2/6
3/4
1/2
2
1
4
2
2
8
10


9
Janari Joesaar
Texas-PanAm
2/6
6/8
1/4
4
4
0
0
3
11
10


10
Angelo Chol
San Diego St
4/6
0/2
0/0
5
0
0
0
0
8
9


11
DeMarcus Robinson
Alabama St
3/7
2/2
0/0
2
2
1
0
0
8
9


12
Matt Kamieniecki
Ball State
3/5
2/3
0/0
2
0
1
0
0
8
8


13
Robert Boezeman
UC-Riverside
3/5
0/0
1/2
4
0
0
0
1
7
8


14
Luther Page
Alabama St
0/1
3/4
0/0
4
3
1
0
1
3
8


15
Dustin Hobaugh
North Dakota
1/2
2/2
1/1
2
1
0
0
1
5
6


16
Skylar Spencer
San Diego St
2/4
0/0
0/0
3
0
1
1
1
4
6


17
Alex Larsson
UC-Riverside
0/0
0/0
0/0
4
0
1
1
0
0
6


18
Brandon Graham
Alabama St
0/2
0/0
0/1
5
0
1
2
0
0
6


19
Terrance LeFlore
Alabama St
1/6
0/0
0/2
2
5
1
1
0
2
6


20
Jaron Nash
North Dakota
2/9
2/4
0/2
5
0
2
1
0
6
5

The Thrill
12-04-2014, 08:35 PM
What a game, very lucky to witness this one in person.



Player
Efficiency
+/-


Jakob Poeltl
17
-2.0


Delon Wright
16
-5.0


Brandon Taylor
16
+4.1


Dakarai Tucker
14
+4.0


Brekkott Chapman
10
+3.9


Dallin Bachynski
5
-0.1


Kenneth Ogbe
2
-3.9


Isaiah Wright
0
-4.0


Kyle Kuzma
-1
-8.0


Chris Reyes
-2
-9.1


Jake Connor
DNP



Austin Eastman
DNP



Jordan Loveridge
DNP



Jeremy Olsen
DNP



Eris Winder
DNP




Obviously this was a 5 man show for Utah. Although Bachynski did get a 5 efficiency score only playing 9 minutes. That equated to 0.56 efficiency per minute (led the team). Poeltl .47, Chapman .42, Tucker .41, Taylor .39, Delon .36. This was the perfect game leading into a three game road trip. Lessons learned? Match opponents aggression. Wichita led early by being more aggressive. Free throws. Utes missed 11 free throws and won by 1. Could have won going away. Guard the three, Utah allowed 30 attempts from deep.

First the bad. Wichita had season highs for a Utah opponent in almost every category. 63 shots made, 11 threes made, 30 threes attempted, 25 defensive rebounds (second game in a row), 37 rebounds, 6 turnovers (season low) and efficiency 75. As for Utah it's obvious, 52.2% from the free throw line, this has to get better and it's an easy fix. 2 steals and 5 blocks were season lows. That's pretty crazy that 5 blocks is a season low. Utah allowed the Shockers to put up 12 more shots and were out rebounded on opponents side by 3. Utah also committed 5 more turnovers, (7 more vs SDSU)

Now the good, Utah had a season low for fouls (12) which translated to a season low for opponent FT attempts at 9. Interesting note, two of the three lowest opponent assist totals were in Utah losses 4 for SDSU, 8 for Wichita. Utah did shoot 9% higher from the field and 6.2% better from the line. Towards the end Wichita really forced some bad shots. Bottom line, both teams made 24 shots. 2 of the Wichita shots were three pointers (+2 WSU) but Utah was +3 on free throws (+1 Utah) and the difference in the game. Not putting Wichita to the line and making more, although they could have made a lot more, was the difference.

Next up, on the road vs 1/2

Top 20 Utah opponents efficiency




Player
Team
FG
FT
3P
Reb
Ast
Stl
Blk
TO
Pts
Eff


1
Sean Sellers
Ball State
8/13
6/6
4/6
2
1
1
0
2
26
23


2
JJ O'Brien
San Diego St
3/10
6/6
0/1
11
3
1
0
3
12
17


3
Shaquille Boga
Texas-PanAm
5/9
4/4
2/4
3
2
1
0
3
16
15


4
Tekele Cotton
Wichita St
4/8
3/4
3/5
3
1
2
1
1
14
15


5
Ron Baker
Wichita St
6/13
0/0
3/6
6
1
1
0
2
15
14


6
Jamel Waters
Alabama St
6/11
3/4
4/6
3
1
0
0
4
19
13


7
Darius Carter
Wichita St
4/6
2/2
0/0
1
1
1
1
0
10
12


8
Jeremia Tyler
Ball State
5/13
0/0
2/6
2
4
1
2
2
12
11


9
Nick Gruninger
UC-Riverside
4/10
6/6
0/4
3
1
1
0
2
14
11


10
Evan Wessel
Wichita St
1/5
3/4
1/4
9
0
0
1
0
6
11


11
Lenny Antwi
North Dakota
4/9
0/0
2/3
1
3
1
0
0
10
10


12
Dwayne Polee II
San Diego St
2/6
3/4
1/2
2
1
4
2
2
8
10


13
Janari Joesaar
Texas-PanAm
2/6
6/8
1/4
4
4
0
0
3
11
10


14
Angelo Chol
San Diego St
4/6
0/2
0/0
5
0
0
0
0
8
9


15
DeMarcus Robinson
Alabama St
3/7
2/2
0/0
2
2
1
0
0
8
9


16
Matt Kamieniecki
Ball State
3/5
2/3
0/0
2
0
1
0
0
8
8


17
Robert Boezeman
UC-Riverside
3/5
0/0
1/2
4
0
0
0
1
7
8


18
Luther Page
Alabama St
0/1
3/4
0/0
4
3
1
0
1
3
8


19
Dustin Hobaugh
North Dakota
1/2
2/2
1/1
2
1
0
0
1
5
6


20
Skylar Spencer
San Diego St
2/4
0/0
0/0
3
0
1
1
1
4
6

The Thrill
12-04-2014, 08:39 PM
Player
FG
FG%
FT
FT%
3P
3P%
Reb
Ast
Stl
Blk
TO
Pts
Eff
Eff/Min


Wright, Delon
37/64
57.8%
24/32
75.0%
7/15
46.7%
33
36
12
8
12
105
21.0
0.67


Poeltl, Jakob
31/42
73.8%
22/46
47.8%
0/0
-
67
1
5
21
10
84
19.0
0.78


Taylor, Brandon
24/52
46.2%
18/19
94.7%
13/33
39.4%
17
20
7
0
11
79
11.9
0.43


Tucker, Dakarai
10/18
55.6%
4/7
57.1%
7/15
46.7%
9
1
2
1
3
31
10.0
0.54


Loveridge, Jordan
14/32
43.8%
10/10
100.0%
8/16
50.0%
10
6
2
0
8
46
9.5
0.40


Reyes, Chris
12/26
46.2%
9/16
56.3%
0/0
-
34
5
4
5
10
33
7.1
0.38


Kuzma, Kyle
15/24
62.5%
8/13
61.5%
5/11
45.5%
16
8
0
1
5
43
7.0
0.56


Chapman, Brekkott
13/29
44.8%
14/21
66.7%
2/4
50.0%
18
6
3
5
8
42
6.1
0.36


Ogbe, Kenneth
15/33
45.5%
11/18
61.1%
9/19
47.4%
19
3
2
1
9
50
5.9
0.33


Bachynski, Dallin
9/13
69.2%
5/6
83.3%
0/0
-
15
0
2
3
2
23
5.1
0.49


Wright, Isaiah
4/10
40.0%
3/3
100.0%
3/8
37.5%
3
22
0
2
7
14
4.0
0.26


Olsen, Jeremy
2/10
20.0%
7/12
58.3%
0/0
-
11
1
0
0
3
11
1.4
0.19


Eastman, Austin
0/2
0.0%
3/4
75.0%
0/1
0.0%
2
0
1
1
0
3
0.8
0.33


Connor, Jake
0/0
-
0/0
-
0/0
-
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
#DIV/0!


Winder, Eris
0/0
-
0/0
-
0/0
-
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
#DIV/0!

The Thrill
12-10-2014, 11:31 PM
Player
Efficiency
+/-


Delon Wright
27
+5.3


Brekkott Chapman
12
+5.1


Kenneth Ogbe
8
+1.9


Jakob Poeltl
6
-11.4


Chris Reyes
6
-1.0


Dallin Bachynski
4
-1.0


Kyle Kuzma
4
-2.6


Dakarai Tucker
4
-4.5


Isaiah Wright
1
-2.6


Brandon Taylor
-1
-11.3


Jake Connor
DNP



Austin Eastman
DNP



Jordan Loveridge
DNP



Jeremy Olsen
DNP



Eris Winder
DNP




Tonight was the Delon Wright show. Two key steals that deflated any BYU comeback. Delon was the rock that stabled the bouncy ship. Delon sat for 3 minutes and BYU mounted a crazy flurry during that time which brought them back into the game. Delon had the play of the night with a steal, full court drive, around the back dunk on Collinsworth that finally shut up that annoying sex hungry crowd of children. Side note, their fans are annoying.

First the bad. BYU put up 65 shots, that's the most for a Utah opponent all season (Wichita 63). BYU had the third best performance from the field for a Utah opponent (Ball St 45%, Wichita 38%, BYU 37%), for the season Utah opponents are shooting 35.8% from the field...that's really good. BYU had 12 assists (second to Alabama St 13), 21 defensive rebounds (second to Alabama and Wichita 25), only had 7 turnovers (second to Wichita with 6). Utah was dreadful from deep, 14.3% (2/14) 2 was a season low for three's made. Utah tied their season low for assists (9 SDSU). Utah took 17 less shots than BYU (season high) and had 8 more turnovers. The numbers don't say Utah won this game. It's not often that a team takes 17 more shots, creates 8 more turnovers and makes 5 more threes and loses.

Now for the good. Utah shot 8.9% better from the field than BYU (45.8% - 36.9%). Utah actually shot better from the free throw line +3.3% but they attempted 20 more so it seemed like they were terrible, although 63.3% isn't great. Some interesting notes on the season. Utah has committed more fouls than their opponent in only 1 game (SDSU +7). Utah was -7 vs BYU and -10 vs Wichita. Not putting good shooting teams up for easy shots can be very beneficial. Utah has won the defensive rebounding stat in every game except Alabama St (tied 25). Utah has also shot better than their opponents in every game except one (SDSU -0.7% 32.7%-32.0%). With those lack of fouls comes a lack of free throw attempts. Utah has made and shot more free throws over their opponents in every game except one (SDSU -7 made -11 attempts). Isn't it interesting that the one game that keeps standing out is the one game Utah lose. It also happens to be the only game Utah didn't win the efficiency total (-3 vs SDSU).

Utah opponents top 20 best efficiency performances



Player
Team
FG
FT
3P
Reb
Ast
Stl
Blk
TO
Pts
Eff


1
Sean Sellers
Ball State
8/13
6/6
4/6
2
1
1
0
2
26
23


2
Kyle Collinsworth
BYU
7/15
2/5
1/2
9
5
1
1
2
17
20


3
JJ O'Brien
San Diego St
3/10
6/6
0/1
11
3
1
0
3
12
17


4
Tyler Haws
BYU
9/22
2/3
3/5
8
1
0
1
2
23
17


5
Shaquille Boga
Texas-PanAm
5/9
4/4
2/4
3
2
1
0
3
16
15


6
Tekele Cotton
Wichita St
4/8
3/4
3/5
3
1
2
1
1
14
15


7
Ron Baker
Wichita St
6/13
0/0
3/6
6
1
1
0
2
15
14


8
Anson Winder
BYU
4/8
0/0
2/5
4
2
2
0
0
10
14


9
Jamel Waters
Alabama St
6/11
3/4
4/6
3
1
0
0
4
19
13


10
Darius Carter
Wichita St
4/6
2/2
0/0
1
1
1
1
0
10
12


11
Jeremia Tyler
Ball State
5/13
0/0
2/6
2
4
1
2
2
12
11


12
Nick Gruninger
UC-Riverside
4/10
6/6
0/4
3
1
1
0
2
14
11


13
Evan Wessel
Wichita St
1/5
3/4
1/4
9
0
0
1
0
6
11


14
Lenny Antwi
North Dakota
4/9
0/0
2/3
1
3
1
0
0
10
10


15
Dwayne Polee II
San Diego St
2/6
3/4
1/2
2
1
4
2
2
8
10


16
Janari Joesaar
Texas-PanAm
2/6
6/8
1/4
4
4
0
0
3
11
10


17
Angelo Chol
San Diego St
4/6
0/2
0/0
5
0
0
0
0
8
9


18
DeMarcus Robinson
Alabama St
3/7
2/2
0/0
2
2
1
0
0
8
9


19
Matt Kamieniecki
Ball State
3/5
2/3
0/0
2
0
1
0
0
8
8


20
Robert Boezeman
UC-Riverside
3/5
0/0
1/2
4
0
0
0
1
7
8

The Thrill
12-10-2014, 11:34 PM
Player
FG
FG%
FT
FT%
3P
3P%
Reb
Ast
Stl
Blk
TO
Pts
Eff
Eff/Min


Wright, Delon
43/74
58.1%
30/39
76.9%
7/18
38.9%
44
39
14
10
16
123
21.8
0.68


Poeltl, Jakob
34/47
72.3%
22/49
44.9%
0/0
-
74
1
5
23
14
90
17.4
0.71


Taylor, Brandon
25/59
42.4%
18/21
85.7%
14/39
35.9%
19
22
8
0
12
82
10.3
0.37


Loveridge, Jordan
14/32
43.8%
10/10
100.0%
8/16
50.0%
10
6
2
0
8
46
9.5
0.40


Tucker, Dakarai
11/24
45.8%
6/11
54.5%
8/19
42.1%
15
2
2
2
5
36
8.5
0.41


Reyes, Chris
14/28
50.0%
9/16
56.3%
0/0
-
35
5
4
6
10
37
7.0
0.39


Chapman, Brekkott
16/34
47.1%
16/23
69.6%
2/4
50.0%
22
6
5
5
8
50
6.9
0.42


Kuzma, Kyle
18/29
62.1%
9/16
56.3%
5/11
45.5%
17
9
0
1
6
50
6.6
0.55


Ogbe, Kenneth
17/38
44.7%
14/21
66.7%
9/19
47.4%
23
4
2
1
10
57
6.1
0.34


Bachynski, Dallin
9/14
64.3%
10/12
83.3%
0/0
-
17
0
2
3
3
28
5.0
0.44


Wright, Isaiah
5/12
41.7%
3/3
100.0%
3/9
33.3%
3
23
0
2
8
16
3.6
0.25


Olsen, Jeremy
2/10
20.0%
7/12
58.3%
0/0
-
11
1
0
0
3
11
1.4
0.19


Eastman, Austin
0/2
0.0%
3/4
75.0%
0/1
0.0%
2
0
1
1
0
3
0.8
0.33


Connor, Jake
0/0
-
0/0
-
0/0
-
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
0.00


Winder, Eris
0/0
-
0/0
-
0/0
-
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
0.00

chrisrenrut
12-11-2014, 12:32 AM
Awesome stuff Thrill, thanks.

UTEopia
12-11-2014, 09:33 AM
First the bad. BYU put up 65 shots, that's the most for a Utah opponent all season (Wichita 63). BYU had the third best performance from the field for a Utah opponent (Ball St 45%, Wichita 38%, BYU 37%), for the season Utah opponents are shooting 35.8% from the field...that's really good. BYU had 12 assists (second to Alabama St 13), 21 defensive rebounds (second to Alabama and Wichita 25), only had 7 turnovers (second to Wichita with 6). Utah was dreadful from deep, 14.3% (2/14) 2 was a season low for three's made. Utah tied their season low for assists (9 SDSU). Utah took 17 less shots than BYU (season high) and had 8 more turnovers. The numbers don't say Utah won this game. It's not often that a team takes 17 more shots, creates 8 more turnovers and makes 5 more threes and loses.


Well, neither do the people in Provostan.

U-Ute
12-11-2014, 10:25 AM
Well, neither do the people in Provostan.

Like I've always said: Nobody has beaten BYU since 1983. They may not bring their "A" game or beat themselves, but nobody has beaten in 30 years.

U-Ute
12-11-2014, 10:27 AM
Nice to see Chapman's name up there. You get the feeling that he is being tempered by the flames of stiff competition. He could really be something special to watch in the second half of this season if he puts it together.

U-Ute
12-11-2014, 10:32 AM
Player
FG
FG%
FT
FT%
3P
3P%
Reb
Ast
Stl
Blk
TO
Pts
Eff
Eff/Min


Wright, Delon
43/74
58.1%
30/39
76.9%
7/18
38.9%
44

39
14
10
16
123
21.8
0.68




That line for rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks is ridiculous. Averaging 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 blocks, and a steal PER GAME? Who else does that?

He probably leads concessions in popcorn sales too.

The Thrill
12-21-2014, 09:00 PM
Utes came back but still lost.


Player
Efficiency
+/-


Delon Wright
30
+8.7


Jakob Poeltl
16
-0.3


Brandon Taylor
6
-5.1


Dallin Bachynski
5
+0.2


Kenneth Ogbe
4
-1.3


Chris Reyes
3
-3.7


Dakarai Tucker
3
-3.7


Brekkott Chapman
0
-6.3


Jeremy Olsen
-1
-2.0


Isaiah Wright
-1
-3.9


Kyle Kuzma
-3
-8.1


Jordan Loveridge
DNP



Jake Connor
DNP



Austin Eastman
DNP



Eris Winder
DNP




I'll be brief. Kansas is good but Utah is right there.

Kansas made a season high for Utah opponent with 21 free throws made. They also shot a season high from deep at 54.5% from three 6/11. 91.3% 21/23 from the line was 3rd best (Riverside 9/9, Ball State 12/13). Kansas tied a season low for Utah opponent with 7 offensive rebounds, probably because they shot the second highest FG% 41.9% (Ball St 45.5%)

Utah had a season low for defensive 18 and total rebounds 29 vs the Jayhawks and assists 8. The one shining spot was 82.4% from the line for the Utes (what kept them in the game) 14/17. Utah did have 9 steals 2nd best for the season, 11 vs Ball State and fourth best for the season in turnovers.

The Thrill
12-21-2014, 09:20 PM
Player
Efficiency
+/-


Brandon Taylor
23
+11.9


Delon Wright
9
-12.3


Brekkott Chapman
8
+1.7


Jakob Poeltl
8
-8.3


Chris Reyes
8
+1.3


Dallin Bachynski
3
-1.8


Dakarai Tucker
3
-3.7


Kyle Kuzma
1
-4.1


Isaiah Wright
1
-1.9


Kenneth Ogbe
0
-5.3


Jake Connor
DNP



Austin Eastman
DNP



Jordan Loveridge
DNP



Eris Winder
DNP




UNLV is the first team all year to dominate the boards, Utah was -7 in rebounds vs the Rebels. They were more active on the offensive boards and won the battle 9-3 on offensive boards and 41-34 overall. UNLV also had the most blocks vs the Utes 8, than any other team. If they would have hit 80% from the line this would have been close....but they didn't. They hit 43.5% from the line (season low for Utah opponent) and only 18.2% from deep 2/11, only Riverside was worse 1/13. Utah has held all but 2 teams under 40% from the field (Ball St, Kansas) and UNLV was 2nd worse at 32.7% 17/52. Aztecs also shot 32.7% at 16/49.

For Utah, they still had 31 rebounds +5 over season average and achieved a season high in steals 12. The season low for blocks though at 2, been averaging 6. Utah was 10% lower than average from the field at 39.6%, 5% lower from deep at 33.3% and 9% lower from the line at 57.1%. Utah has had three of the last 5 games shooting below 60% from the charity stripe...pathetic. The only good news is the Utes shot 13.7% higher than UNLV did.

Utah still owns all but three category averages for the season. They are behind in field goat attempts 53.9-51.0, offensive rebounds 9.8-9.5 and FT% 69.4%-66.5%.



FGM
FGA
TPM
TPA
FTM
FTA
OFFR
DEFR
REB
AST
STL
BLK
TO
PF
PTS
EFF
FG%
TP%
FT%


Opponents
19.4
53.9
5.5
16.1
12.5
18.0
9.8
19.9
29.7
8.8
6.3
3.7
12.6
22.6
56.8
52.7
36.0%
34.2%
69.4%


Utah
25.0
51.0
6.5
17.0
18.3
27.5
9.5
26.4
35.5
13.4
6.6
6.0
12.5
16.9
74.8
88.6
49.0%
38.2%
66.5%

The Thrill
12-21-2014, 09:21 PM
Player
Team
FG
FT
3P
Reb
Ast
Stl
Blk
TO
Pts
Eff


1
Sean Sellers
Ball State
8/13
6/6
4/6
2
1
1
0
2
26
23


2
Kyle Collinsworth
BYU
7/15
2/5
1/2
9
5
1
1
2
17
20


3
Perry Ellis
Kansas
5/7
3/4
1/1
6
3
1
2
4
14
19


4
JJ O'Brien
San Diego St
3/10
6/6
0/1
11
3
1
0
3
12
17


5
Tyler Haws
BYU
9/22
2/3
3/5
8
1
0
1
2
23
17


6
Christian Wood
UNLV
4/10
0/0
0/1
13
1
2
2
3
8
17


7
Jamari Traylor
Kansas
4/8
5/5
0/0
5
0
2
1
1
13
16


8
Shaquille Boga
Texas-PanAm
5/9
4/4
2/4
3
2
1
0
3
16
15


9
Tekele Cotton
Wichita St
4/8
3/4
3/5
3
1
2
1
1
14
15


10
Ron Baker
Wichita St
6/13
0/0
3/6
6
1
1
0
2
15
14


11
Anson Winder
BYU
4/8
0/0
2/5
4
2
2
0
0
10
14


12
Frank Mason III
Kansas
2/5
4/4
2/3
2
5
2
1
3
10
14


13
Jamel Waters
Alabama St
6/11
3/4
4/6
3
1
0
0
4
19
13


14
Darius Carter
Wichita St
4/6
2/2
0/0
1
1
1
1
0
10
12


15
Jeremia Tyler
Ball State
5/13
0/0
2/6
2
4
1
2
2
12
11


16
Nick Gruninger
UC-Riverside
4/10
6/6
0/4
3
1
1
0
2
14
11


17
Evan Wessel
Wichita St
1/5
3/4
1/4
9
0
0
1
0
6
11


18
Lenny Antwi
North Dakota
4/9
0/0
2/3
1
3
1
0
0
10
10


19
Dwayne Polee II
San Diego St
2/6
3/4
1/2
2
1
4
2
2
8
10


20
Janari Joesaar
Texas-PanAm
2/6
6/8
1/4
4
4
0
0
3
11
10

The Thrill
12-24-2014, 12:06 AM
Player
Efficiency
+/-


Delon Wright
33
+10.6


Brekkott Chapman
19
+11.5


Jakob Poeltl
10
-5.7


Dakarai Tucker
8
+1.1


Dallin Bachynski
8
+2.9


Kenneth Ogbe
7
+1.5


Kyle Kuzma
4
-1.0


Jeremy Olsen
3
+1.7


Chris Reyes
3
-3.4


Isaiah Wright
3
+0.1


Brandon Taylor
2
-8.3


Austin Eastman
-1
-1.5


Jake Connor
DNP



Jordan Loveridge
DNP



Eris Winder
DNP




This will be a good win by the end of the season. SD St could easily win the Summit League and enter the big dance. With that being said Utah really dominated them inside. Even with Reyes and Loveridge out and Poeltl having some foul trouble Utah still dominated the paint. The Jackrabbits made a season high for Utah opponent in field goals with 25 putting up the third highest score of the season (Ball St 72, Wichita St 68, SDSt 66). SDSt also shot the third highest % of the season at 39.7% from the field (Ball St 45.5%, Kansas 41.9%) For the third straight game a Utah opponent failed to commit 20 fouls (16,17,17 respectfully), averaging 22.1 for the season. Not sure the reason behind this except for Utah is getting cleaner more open shots.

As for Utah they tied a season high for assists at 21 (Riverside) and put up the second most attempts from deep with 23 (San Diego St 25). Utah is averaging 5.8 blocks per game on the season but only 3.3 over the past 3 games. Utah was averaging 68.5 efficiency over the tough 4 game stretch but scored 99 tonight bringing their season average up to 89.5 per game. Utah is averaging 9.1 offensive rebounds per game for the season but only 6.5 for the past 4 games. Utah was +4.5 on shots made and +6.4 shot attempts which equalled +4.7 in points. I liked the up tempo pace and it worked vs this team.

Delon Wright has been held below 10 efficiency once (9 vs UNLV) and has hit 30+ three times now. He's averaging 22.4 efficiency on the season which is a huge number if you've been following this stat. For the season Delon is still dominating every category and ranks #1 in 11 of 22 categories including (minutes, shots made, shot attempts, FT made, FT attempts, assists, steals, points, efficiency, assist/turnovers, points/minute) The only categories he's behind in is turnovers #14 (last), fouls #9, 3pt % #7, FT% #6 and offensive boards #5.

Rankings are below



TEAM RANKING
MPG
FGM/G
FGA/G
3PM/G
3PA/G
FTM/G
FTA/G
OFFR/G
DEFR/G
REB/G
AST/G
STL/G
BLK/G
TO/G
PF/G
PTS/G
EFF/G
FG%
3P%
FT%
AST/TO
PTS/MIN
Total


Wright, Delon
1
1
1
4
4
1
1
5
2
2
1
1
2
14
9
1
1
3
7
6
1
1
52


Poeltl, Jakob
3
2
3
9
9
2
2
1
1
1
9
4
1
14
14
2
2
1
9
13
12
3
79


Taylor, Brandon
2
3
2
1
1
4
5
7
4
5
2
2
12
12
10
3
3
10
6
3
3
6
83


Loveridge, Jordan
3
9
8
4
5
8
11
10
11
11
6
7
12
6
5
8
4
7
2
1
5
10
124


Chapman, Brekkott
7
4
4
6
8
3
3
3
5
4
6
3
3
12
15
4
5
5
1
7
8
4
96


Tucker, Dakarai
5
6
6
2
2
10
9
10
7
9
9
7
5
6
7
6
6
9
4
12
9
8
112


Reyes, Chris
8
8
8
9
9
8
8
2
3
3
8
5
3
10
11
10
7
6
9
11
7
9
123


Ogbe, Kenneth
6
5
5
3
3
6
5
6
5
5
5
7
9
11
11
5
8
8
3
8
6
5
108


Bachynski, Dallin
10
10
11
9
12
5
4
4
9
5
11
6
5
5
13
9
9
2
15
4
11
7
134


Kuzma, Kyle
11
7
7
6
7
7
7
7
7
8
4
10
7
6
8
7
10
4
5
9
4
2
122


Wright, Isaiah
9
11
10
6
5
12
13
12
12
12
3
10
7
9
6
11
11
11
8
1
2
12
158


Olsen, Jeremy
12
12
12
9
12
10
10
7
10
10
11
10
9
4
4
12
12
12
15
10
10
11
168


Eastman, Austin
13
13
13
9
9
12
12
13
13
13
13
10
9
3
3
13
13
13
9
5
13
13
184


Connor, Jake
14
13
14
9
12
14
14
13
14
14
13
14
12
1
1
14
14
15
15
15
15
15
201


Winder, Eris
14
13
14
9
12
14
14
13
14
14
13
14
12
1
1
14
14
15
15
15
15
15
201

The Thrill
12-24-2014, 12:07 AM
Player
FG
FG%
FT
FT%
3P
3P%
Reb
Ast
Stl
Blk
TO
Pts
Eff


Wright, Delon
64/111
57.7%
44/60
73.3%
8/24
33.3%
57
57
24
11
20
180
22.4


Poeltl, Jakob
46/70
65.7%
23/53
43.4%
0/1
0.0%
95
3
6
28
20
115
15.7


Taylor, Brandon
35/83
42.2%
20/23
87.0%
17/50
34.0%
27
30
14
0
14
107
10.3


Loveridge, Jordan
14/32
43.8%
10/10
100.0%
8/16
50.0%
10
6
2
0
8
46
9.5


Chapman, Brekkott
27/54
50.0%
21/30
70.0%
5/9
55.6%
31
6
9
6
14
80
7.5


Tucker, Dakarai
19/45
42.2%
7/13
53.8%
13/33
39.4%
22
3
2
3
8
58
6.9


Reyes, Chris
15/32
46.9%
10/18
55.6%
0/1
0.0%
50
5
5
6
11
40
6.4


Ogbe, Kenneth
22/52
42.3%
16/23
69.6%
12/28
42.9%
27
8
2
1
13
72
5.5


Bachynski, Dallin
11/18
61.1%
19/25
76.0%
0/0
-
27
1
3
3
6
41
5.1


Kuzma, Kyle
18/35
51.4%
12/20
60.0%
5/14
35.7%
23
9
1
2
8
53
5.0


Wright, Isaiah
7/22
31.8%
3/3
100.0%
5/16
31.3%
6
26
1
2
10
22
2.9


Olsen, Jeremy
2/12
16.7%
7/12
58.3%
0/0
-
13
1
1
1
3
11
1.3


Eastman, Austin
0/2
0.0%
3/4
75.0%
0/1
0.0%
2
0
1
1
1
3
0.5


Connor, Jake
0/0
-
0/0
-
0/0
-
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0


Winder, Eris
0/0
-
0/0
-
0/0
-
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0

The Thrill
12-24-2014, 12:10 AM
Player
Team
FG
FT
3P
Reb
Ast
Stl
Blk
TO
Pts
Eff


1
Sean Sellers
Ball State
8/13
6/6
4/6
2
1
1
0
2
26
23


2
Kyle Collinsworth
BYU
7/15
2/5
1/2
9
5
1
1
2
17
20


3
Perry Ellis
Kansas
5/7
3/4
1/1
6
3
1
2
4
14
19


4
JJ O'Brien
San Diego St
3/10
6/6
0/1
11
3
1
0
3
12
17


5
Tyler Haws
BYU
9/22
2/3
3/5
8
1
0
1
2
23
17


6
Christian Wood
UNLV
4/10
0/0
0/1
13
1
2
2
3
8
17


7
Jamari Traylor
Kansas
4/8
5/5
0/0
5
0
2
1
1
13
16


8
Shaquille Boga
Texas-PanAm
5/9
4/4
2/4
3
2
1
0
3
16
15


9
Tekele Cotton
Wichita St
4/8
3/4
3/5
3
1
2
1
1
14
15


10
Ron Baker
Wichita St
6/13
0/0
3/6
6
1
1
0
2
15
14


11
Anson Winder
BYU
4/8
0/0
2/5
4
2
2
0
0
10
14


12
Frank Mason III
Kansas
2/5
4/4
2/3
2
5
2
1
3
10
14


13
Cody Larson
S Dakota St
5/10
2/3
1/1
6
2
1
0
2
13
14


14
Jamel Waters
Alabama St
6/11
3/4
4/6
3
1
0
0
4
19
13


15
Reed Tellinghuisen
S Dakota St
3/7
4/4
2/5
4
0
1
1
1
12
13


16
Darius Carter
Wichita St
4/6
2/2
0/0
1
1
1
1
0
10
12


17
Jeremia Tyler
Ball State
5/13
0/0
2/6
2
4
1
2
2
12
11


18
Nick Gruninger
UC-Riverside
4/10
6/6
0/4
3
1
1
0
2
14
11


19
Evan Wessel
Wichita St
1/5
3/4
1/4
9
0
0
1
0
6
11


20
Lenny Antwi
North Dakota
4/9
0/0
2/3
1
3
1
0
0
10
10

The Thrill
01-03-2015, 09:37 AM
Not really worth the effort to report on this game. I'll just post the totals



Player
Efficiency
+/-


Delon Wright
20
-1.8


Jordan Loveridge
15
+3.7


Brandon Taylor
14
+3.3


Jakob Poeltl
14
-1.0


Brekkott Chapman
12
+4.0


Chris Reyes
11
+3.7


Isaiah Wright
7
+4.1


Dakarai Tucker
5
-1.9


Dallin Bachynski
4
-1.2


Kenneth Ogbe
4
-1.3


Jeremy Olsen
4
+2.7


Kyle Kuzma
2
-2.5


Austin Eastman
0
-0.8


Jake Connor
DNP



Eris Winder
DNP




Nice to have J Love back.

The Thrill
01-03-2015, 10:15 AM
Player
Efficiency
+/-


Delon Wright
18
-3.8


Jordan Loveridge
15
+3.7


Chris Reyes
14
+6.7


Brandon Taylor
12
+1.3


Brekkott Chapman
10
+2.0


Dakarai Tucker
9
+2.1


Dallin Bachynski
8
+2.8


Jakob Poeltl
8
-7.0


Kenneth Ogbe
5
-0.3


Austin Eastman
3
+2.3


Kyle Kuzma
2
-2.5


Jeremy Olsen
-1
-2.3


Isaiah Wright
-1
-3.9


Jake Connor
DNP



Eris Winder
DNP




Welcome back to the fold Jordan Loveridge. Picked up right where he left of and then some. 3/5 from deep, Utah really missed him spreading the floor. First the good.

Utah held USC to only 5 free throws and only 2 makes, by far the lowest total for a Utah opponent. They also shot only 40% which was also a season low (even worse than Utah if you can believe...more on that later). USC also shot 23.1% from deep which is 4th lowest for a Utah opponent. For Utah they are a model of consistency on the defensive boards. Utah averages 26.6 defensive rebounds per game and they pulled down 26 rebounds. In fact, only two games (Kansas 18 and Ball State (1st game) 20) has Utah not been within 2 or 3 defensive rebounds from 26. Utah made a season high from deep (11), thanks J Love, after shooting 19. This put Utah at 57.9% from deep the 3rd highest of the season (66.7% vs Ball State and 61.5% vs Texas-PA). Utah was +34.8% from the three point line. Utah had 19 assists (+3.9 over their average) and totaled 105 efficiency (+11.8 average). Utah is now averaging 93.2 efficiency and giving up 52.9. That is a huge discrepancy.

Now for the bad...free throw shooting. The only excuse I can give for the poor FT shooting is they are kicking ass on the defensive end. Utah averages 6 less fouls per game over their opponents but have attempted 129 more free throws. Utah doesn't put their opponents on the line and that is a huge positive. Utah plays solid defense (opponents shooting 36.7% for the season) and doesn't foul. Recipe for success. The downside to that is players are tired. Missed free throws are the #1 sign of fatigue. Utah attempts 10 more shots from the line per game and for the season they aren't that far off. 69.5% for Utah opponents vs 65.1% for Utah. After all Utah actually shot better than USC 50% vs 40% but it just looked bad since they attempted 4 times the amount. Interesting note, Utah has attempted well under their average from the line over the past 5 games. Utah was attempting 29.6 free throws early in the season but only 19.0 in the last six. Chalk that up to better opponents who play better defense. With all that being said...Utah needs to hit their damn free throws.

***Side note*** Weber State leads the nation from the free throw line at 78.6%. Utah currently ranks 277th, just ahead of Louisville, Arizona and Washington. Utah is ranked 34th in attempts (yes BYU you're #1 in attempts and by a wide margin...must be bribing refs again) just behind Louisville (16th) and Arizona (9th). Utah opponents would rank 309th in attempts overall...out of 351. FYI - Utah is 18th in three point % at 40.4% and 7th in the nation in field goal % at 51.0%. One thing I noticed is Utah is ranked 156th in steals (6.7 per) but they hardly put anybody on the line. That tells me they play sound defense without reaching, I prefer that.

Next up UCLA tomorrow. Should be a fun one. UCLA is currently riding a 4 game losing streak to some tough teams (Gonzaga, Kentucky, Alabama and Colorado. They currently have the 64th SOS sitting at 8-6.

The Thrill
01-03-2015, 10:16 AM
Player
Team
FG
FT
3P
Reb
Ast
Stl
Blk
TO
Pts
Eff


1
Sean Sellers-*
Ball State
8/13
6/6
4/6
2
1
1
0
2
26
23


2
Kyle Collinsworth
BYU
7/15
2/5
1/2
9
5
1
1
2
17
20


3
Perry Ellis
Kansas
5/7
3/4
1/1
6
3
1
2
4
14
19


4
JJ O'Brien
San Diego St
3/10
6/6
0/1
11
3
1
0
3
12
17


5
Tyler Haws
BYU
9/22
2/3
3/5
8
1
0
1
2
23
17


6
Christian Wood
UNLV
4/10
0/0
0/1
13
1
2
2
3
8
17


7
Jamari Traylor
Kansas
4/8
5/5
0/0
5
0
2
1
1
13
16


8
Malik Martin
USC
6/10
0/2
2/3
6
1
1
1
1
14
16


9
Shaquille Boga
Texas-PanAm
5/9
4/4
2/4
3
2
1
0
3
16
15


10
Tekele Cotton
Wichita St
4/8
3/4
3/5
3
1
2
1
1
14
15


11
Ron Baker
Wichita St
6/13
0/0
3/6
6
1
1
0
2
15
14


12
Anson Winder
BYU
4/8
0/0
2/5
4
2
2
0
0
10
14


13
Frank Mason III
Kansas
2/5
4/4
2/3
2
5
2
1
3
10
14


14
Cody Larson
S Dakota St
5/10
2/3
1/1
6
2
1
0
2
13
14


15
Jamel Waters
Alabama St
6/11
3/4
4/6
3
1
0
0
4
19
13


16
Reed Tellinghuisen
S Dakota St
3/7
4/4
2/5
4
0
1
1
1
12
13


17
Darius Carter
Wichita St
4/6
2/2
0/0
1
1
1
1
0
10
12


18
Nikola Javanovic
USC
6/12
2/3
0/0
6
0
1
0
2
14
12


19
Jeremia Tyler
Ball State
5/13
0/0
2/6
2
4
1
2
2
12
11


20
Nick Gruninger
UC-Riverside
4/10
6/6
0/4
3
1
1
0
2
14
11




*- Sean Sellers best game of the season by far was against the Utes. 2pts, 5 rebounds vs San Diego State. Zavier Turner, their leader had an efficiency score of 4 vs the Utes.

The Thrill
01-04-2015, 06:31 PM
95-28? Damn



Player
Efficiency
+/-


Delon Wright
22
+0.1


Jakob Poeltl
16
+0.9


Brandon Taylor
13
+2.1


Chris Reyes
10
+2.5


Jordan Loveridge
10
-1.1


Brekkott Chapman
7
-0.9


Dakarai Tucker
7
+0.1


Isaiah Wright
6
+2.9


Dallin Bachynski
4
-1.1


Austin Eastman
0
-0.7


Kyle Kuzma
0
-4.2


Jeremy Olsen
0
-1.2


Jake Connor
DNP



Kenneth Ogbe
DNP



Eris Winder
DNP




I guess UCLA doesn't like playing on Sundays.

The good. 28 efficiency was the third lowest for a Utah opponent (26 Riverside, 27 Texas-PA). The 39 points was a season low bringing Utah's points allowed average to 55.5 at exactly 777 points for the season. 28.8% from the field was also a season low for a Utah opponent and 9.1% from deep 1/11 was the second lowest allowed (7.7% Riverside 1/13). UCLA only made 15 shots, this brings Utah's average opponents shots made to under 20 at 19.9 (FTR Utah averages 26.1 shots made). There are only 14 teams out of 351 who make less than 20 shots per game. Utah allows 36.2% from the field, only 5 out of 351 schools shoot a worse percentage. Utah currently ranks 15th in field goal defense. (Kentucky allows 29.7%...unreal). Utah shot their best FT% of the season today 84.2% 16/19, that's nice to see. Utah shot 22 three's vs UCLA, third highest (25 Aztecs, 23 (twice) Alabama St, SDk St). Utah was +30.9% from free throw line.

The bad. Not much to complain about in this game. Utah dominated the Bruins. The only real negative I can find from this game is Utah didn't shoot over 50% for the first time since before Christmas. Utah hasn't been getting to the line as often as they did earlier in the season, probably because the competition is better. Almost 30 attempts per game before Kansas, since Kansas only 19 attempts. One could argue that they are more efficient on offense but before Kansas Utah shot 51.6% and only 49.6% since. I still say it's better competition, before Kansas Utah was fouled on average 24.1 times per game, since Kansas only 17.3. Utah has only fouled out 10 players in 14 games, Tony Parker today. Probably would hurt to get to the line more often, foul trouble changes the defensive strategy.

I'd update the top 25 opponents efficiency but the higest UCLA player was 8 (Tony Parker) putting him at 32nd. No changes to note.

The Thrill
01-04-2015, 06:33 PM
Player
FG
FG%
FT
FT%
3P
3P%
Reb
Ast
Stl
Blk
TO
Pts
Pts/Gm
Eff


Wright, Delon
76/132
57.6%
51/69
73.9%
8/26
30.8%
69
79
32
13
24
211
15.1
21.9


Poeltl, Jakob
55/83
66.3%
27/60
45.0%
0/1
0.0%
116
6
7
30
24
137
9.8
15.1


Loveridge, Jordan
27/54
50.0%
14/17
82.4%
16/30
53.3%
24
9
4
0
13
84
12.0
11.1


Taylor, Brandon
43/97
44.3%
22/25
88.0%
24/59
40.7%
36
41
19
0
19
132
9.4
10.9


Chapman, Brekkott
36/69
52.2%
24/34
70.6%
8/16
50.0%
44
7
9
9
19
104
7.4
7.9


Reyes, Chris
25/48
52.1%
13/24
54.2%
0/1
0.0%
67
7
6
9
13
63
4.5
7.5


Tucker, Dakarai
29/67
43.3%
7/13
53.8%
15/45
33.3%
26
7
5
3
8
80
8.0
6.9


Ogbe, Kenneth
26/59
44.1%
17/25
68.0%
14/33
42.4%
29
9
2
1
14
83
6.4
5.3


Bachynski, Dallin
15/26
57.7%
25/35
71.4%
0/1
0.0%
34
1
5
6
8
55
3.9
5.1


Kuzma, Kyle
21/42
50.0%
14/25
56.0%
6/17
35.3%
25
10
1
3
10
62
4.4
4.2


Wright, Isaiah
9/24
37.5%
6/6
100.0%
7/18
38.9%
9
31
2
2
16
31
2.2
3.1


Olsen, Jeremy
3/15
20.0%
9/14
64.3%
0/0
-
17
1
1
1
6
15
1.5
1.2


Eastman, Austin
1/5
20.0%
3/4
75.0%
1/3
33.3%
3
0
2
1
1
6
0.7
0.7


Connor, Jake
0/0
-
0/0
-
0/0
-
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
0.0


Winder, Eris
0/0
-
0/0
-
0/0
-
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
0.0

The Thrill
01-04-2015, 06:55 PM
I hope this makes sense. The percentages listed below are the specific statistic battles won per game. i.e. Utah is 12-2 in points so they have won the points battle 85.7% of the time. Utah has only had more offensive rebounds in 4 of 14 games so they have only won the offensive board battle 28.6% of the time.

Here are the rest in order from most won.



Points
85.7%


Field Goal %
85.7%


Efficiency
85.7%


Assists
85.7%


FT Made
85.7%


FG Made
78.6%


FT Attempts
78.6%


Def Rebs
78.6%


3Pt Made
71.4%


Rebounds
71.4%


Blocks
71.4%



Fouls
71.4%


3pt Attempt
64.3%


3pt %
64.3%


Turnovers
57.1%


Steals
50.0%


FT %
50.0%


FG Attempts
42.9%


Off Rebs
28.6%



Obviously shooting 50.8% for the season limits the total number of offensive rebounds to be had.
Utah shooting better also limits their attempts
Winning only 7 of 14 FT% needs to improve
Steals at 50% doesn't bother me, my previous post on USC showed Utah plays solid D and doesn't reach...less steals.
Utah has won the turnover battle 8 times, it's in the positive.
The rest of the stats are all in Utah's favor.

The Thrill
01-15-2015, 11:52 PM
Player
Efficiency
+/-


Delon Wright
23
+1.5


Jordan Loveridge
16
+5.7


Jakob Poeltl
13
-1.6


Brandon Taylor
13
+1.4


Dallin Bachynski
8
+2.3


Brekkott Chapman
7
-0.9


Dakarai Tucker
4
-2.9


Kyle Kuzma
2
-2.3


Isaiah Wright
2
-1.1


Chris Reyes
1
-6.0


Austin Eastman
0
-0.5


Jeremy Olsen
0
-1.1


Kenneth Ogbe
DNP



Jake Connor
DNP



Eris Winder
DNP




Paint me impressed. Utah is on a roll.

The good. Utah was able to get fouls called. 25 to be exact. The last time Utah had 25+ fouls from an opponent was Alabama State (10 games). Put that on Delon driving to the lane which also gave him 12/12 from the line. I love to see that. Utah shot 76.7% from the line, 3rd best for the season. They also shot 52.9% from deep 9/17 pulling the team average from deep to 40.5%. With all those fouls Utah shot 23 free throws. The last time Utah made 20+ free throws was 12 games ago vs North Dakota. Utah was averaging 13.8 FT's made over that stretch, 16.8 for the season. Utah was also +17 on FT makes (season high) and +20 FT attempted (2nd highest).

The bad. Utah gave up a season high 13 assists to the Devils, most of which in garbage time. Utah has been allowing 9.1 assists. Arizona State put up 24 three point attempts (2nd most for Utah opponent) but they only made 9 (still good for 3rd best). Utah tied their season low for blocks with 2 and even though they scored right at their average for points at 76 (averaging 75.8) Utah shot a season low shot attempts with 41, by far a season low. Utah has been averaging 51.4 shot attempts. Of course shooting 53.7% helps lower the shot attempts, which also translated to the lack of offensive rebounds (Utah had 7). Utah was -15 in shot attempts and -6 in offensive rebounds vs ASU.

On that note, the only category Utah isn't winning the per game average is shot attempts and offensive rebounds.
1354

The Thrill
01-15-2015, 11:53 PM
Player
Team
FG
FT
3P
Reb
Ast
Stl
Blk
TO
Pts
Eff


1
Sean Sellers
Ball State
8/13
6/6
4/6
2
1
1
0
2
26
23


2
Kyle Collinsworth
@BYU
7/15
2/5
1/2
9
5
1
1
2
17
20


3
Perry Ellis
@Kansas
5/7
3/4
1/1
6
3
1
2
4
14
19


4
Tyler Haws
@BYU
9/22
2/3
3/5
8
1
0
1
2
23
17


5
JJ O'Brien
@San Diego St
3/10
6/6
0/1
11
3
1
0
3
12
17


6
Christian Wood
@UNLV
4/10
0/0
0/1
13
1
2
2
3
8
17


7
Jamari Traylor
@Kansas
4/8
5/5
0/0
5
0
2
1
1
13
16


8
Malik Martin
USC
6/10
0/2
2/3
6
1
1
1
1
14
16


9
Shaquille Boga
Texas-PanAm
5/9
4/4
2/4
3
2
1
0
3
16
15


10
Tekele Cotton
Wichita St
4/8
3/4
3/5
3
1
2
1
1
14
15


11
Savon Goodman
@Arizona St
4/6
1/2
0/0
10
0
1
0
3
9
14


12
Anson Winder
@BYU
4/8
0/0
2/5
4
2
2
0
0
10
14


13
Frank Mason III
@Kansas
2/5
4/4
2/3
2
5
2
1
3
10
14


14
Cody Larson
S Dakota St
5/10
2/3
1/1
6
2
1
0
2
13
14


15
Ron Baker
Wichita St
6/13
0/0
3/6
6
1
1
0
2
15
14


16
Jamel Waters
Alabama St
6/11
3/4
4/6
3
1
0
0
4
19
13


17
Reed Tellinghuisen
S Dakota St
3/7
4/4
2/5
4
0
1
1
1
12
13


18
Wesley Gordon
Colorado
2/3
0/0
0/0
7
2
0
3
3
4
12


19
Nikola Javanovic
USC
6/12
2/3
0/0
6
0
1
0
2
14
12


20
Darius Carter
Wichita St
4/6
2/2
0/0
1
1
1
1
0
10
12


21
Jeremia Tyler
Ball State
5/13
0/0
2/6
2
4
1
2
2
12
11


22
Nick Gruninger
UC-Riverside
4/10
6/6
0/4
3
1
1
0
2
14
11


23
Julian Jacobs
USC
5/11
0/0
0/1
4
4
1
0
2
10
11


24
Evan Wessel
Wichita St
1/5
3/4
1/4
9
0
0
1
0
6
11


25
Jaron Hopkins
Colorado
5/7
2/3
0/0
2
0
1
0
2
12
10

The Thrill
01-17-2015, 08:37 PM
Well, 3 of the top 6 performances from a Utah opponent were on that Arizona team...More on that later



Player
Efficiency
+/-


Brandon Taylor
13
+1.4


Delon Wright
12
-8.9


Jordan Loveridge
10
-0.3


Jakob Poeltl
8
-6.2


Brekkott Chapman
4
-3.6


Kyle Kuzma
2
-2.1


Chris Reyes
2
-4.7


Austin Eastman
0
-0.5


Jeremy Olsen
0
-1.0


Dakarai Tucker
0
-6.4


Isaiah Wright
0
-2.9


Dallin Bachynski
-2
-7.2


Jake Conner
DNP



Kenneth Ogbe
DNP



Eris Winder
DNP




Only one player had a positive efficiency game from their average. Give Arizona a ton of credit, they frustrated Delon, they doubled Poeltl effectively, they took away Utah's motion offense by knocking them off their screens. They outcoached Utah today. That was Bachynski's worst game of the season, it was also the worst game for Dakarai. Poeltl's 8 efficiency was his second worst (6 @BYU) and Delon Wright's 12 efficiency was his 3rd worst (9 @UNLV, 11 @SDSU).

The bad...Utah gave up a season high 83 efficiency (allowing 52.8) and 49.1% from the field (allowing 37.3%). Arizona owned the offensive glass pulling down 17 (season high for Utah opponent) and 40 rebounds (2nd to 41 @UNLV). Arizona's 69 points was the second highest Utah alllowed (72 game 1 Ball St) all season. On Utah's side they now own a plethora of season lows vs the Wildcats. 16/41 from the field are both season lows (averaging 25/51). 10/14 from the free throw line are also both season lows (averaging 16/24). 20 rebounds for Utah is by far a season low, (29 vs Kansas and averaging 35.1 per game). Again, give it to Arizona, they owned the glass. Utah scored 51 points (49 vs SDSU) and their 52 efficiency is also a season low (54 vs SDSU, averaging 90.6). Utah pulled down only 15 defensive rebounds (season low) and only the second game all year under 20 defensive boards (18 @Kansas).

There was some good. Arizona is a great three point shooting team but today they were only 1/7 (both season lows for Utah opponents) and 14.3% from deep (7.7% UC Riverside and 9.1% UCLA only lower). Arizona also only forced 4 steals (Utah has been allowing 6.2). Utah made 9 shots from deep for the third straight game and shot 47.4% from deep. They also shot 71.4% from the free throw line a trend of 4 straight games over 70%. Utah was +8 on three's made and +12 on attempts giving them +33.1% from deep. That's about it for the good.

I had faith that Utah would give them a great game and possibly break their streak. Unfortunately Arizona went on two 9-0 runs and won by 18 points. Shit happens. I think overall this will be good for Utah. Tough place to play, gave them a solid effort. Made some stupid errors that hopefully won't happen in March. The best time to learn from your mistakes is before the entire season rides on that game. Utah will be fine. I expect them to drop 2-3 spots in the polls.

Go Utes!

The Thrill
01-17-2015, 08:40 PM
Player
Team
FG
FT
3P
Reb
Ast
Stl
Blk
TO
Pts
Eff


1
Sean Sellers
Ball State
8/13
6/6
4/6
2
1
1
0
2
26
23


2
Stanley Johnson
@Arizona
6/12
5/7
1/2
9
1
2
0
1
18
21


3
Kyle Collinsworth
@BYU
7/15
2/5
1/2
9
5
1
1
2
17
20


4
TJ McConnell
@Arizona
8/10
0/2
0/1
3
6
1
0
2
16
20


5
Perry Ellis
@Kansas
5/7
3/4
1/1
6
3
1
2
4
14
19


6
Brandon Ashley
@Arizona
6/9
2/3
0/1
8
0
0
1
1
14
18


7
Tyler Haws
@BYU
9/22
2/3
3/5
8
1
0
1
2
23
17


8
JJ O'Brien
@San Diego St
3/10
6/6
0/1
11
3
1
0
3
12
17


9
Christian Wood
@UNLV
4/10
0/0
0/1
13
1
2
2
3
8
17


10
Jamari Traylor
@Kansas
4/8
5/5
0/0
5
0
2
1
1
13
16


11
Malik Martin
USC
6/10
0/2
2/3
6
1
1
1
1
14
16


12
Shaquille Boga
Texas-PanAm
5/9
4/4
2/4
3
2
1
0
3
16
15


13
Tekele Cotton
Wichita St
4/8
3/4
3/5
3
1
2
1
1
14
15


14
Savon Goodman
@Arizona St
4/6
1/2
0/0
10
0
1
0
3
9
14


15
Anson Winder
@BYU
4/8
0/0
2/5
4
2
2
0
0
10
14


16
Frank Mason III
@Kansas
2/5
4/4
2/3
2
5
2
1
3
10
14


17
Cody Larson
S Dakota St
5/10
2/3
1/1
6
2
1
0
2
13
14


18
Ron Baker
Wichita St
6/13
0/0
3/6
6
1
1
0
2
15
14


19
Jamel Waters
Alabama St
6/11
3/4
4/6
3
1
0
0
4
19
13


20
Reed Tellinghuisen
S Dakota St
3/7
4/4
2/5
4
0
1
1
1
12
13


21
Wesley Gordon
Colorado
2/3
0/0
0/0
7
2
0
3
3
4
12


22
Nikola Javanovic
USC
6/12
2/3
0/0
6
0
1
0
2
14
12


23
Darius Carter
Wichita St
4/6
2/2
0/0
1
1
1
1
0
10
12


24
Jeremia Tyler
Ball State
5/13
0/0
2/6
2
4
1
2
2
12
11


25
Nick Gruninger
UC-Riverside
4/10
6/6
0/4
3
1
1
0
2
14
11




You'll notice that three of the top 6 performances now all came from today's game. Something that should also be pointed out that should be obvious by now. 9 out of 10 performances came with that player at home. I thought maybe Johnson would knock Sellers out of his game 1 performance but there he sits still at the top. If that doesn't tell you home court advantage then nothing does. It will be interesting to see when the return trips to JMHC take place.

The Thrill
01-17-2015, 09:19 PM
Player
Opponent
Efficiency


1
Poeltl, Jakob
North Dakota
35


2
Wright, Delon
Alabama State
35


3
Wright, Delon
South Dakota St
33


4
Wright, Delon
@Kansas
30


5
Wright, Delon
North Dakota
28


6
Wright, Delon
@BYU
27


7
Wright, Delon
Ball State
25


8
Taylor, Brandon
@UNLV
23


9
Wright, Delon
@Arizona State
23


10
Kuzma, Kyle
Cal-Riverside
22


11
Wright, Delon
UCLA
22


12
Taylor, Brandon
Ball State
21


13
Kuzma, Kyle
UT Pan American
20


14
Wright, Delon
Carroll College
20


15
Taylor, Brandon
Colorado
20


16
Chapman, Brekkott
Cal-Riverside
19


17
Chapman, Brekkott
South Dakota St
19


18
Poeltl, Jakob
Ball State
18


19
Poeltl, Jakob
UT Pan American
18


20
Poeltl, Jakob
Alabama State
18


21
Wright, Delon
USC
18


22
Loveridge, Jordan
Ball State
17


23
Wright, Delon
Cal-Riverside
17


24
Poeltl, Jakob
Wichita State
17


25
Poeltl, Jakob
@San Diego State
16

LA Ute
01-19-2015, 09:38 AM
Well, 3 of the top 6 performances from a Utah opponent were on that Arizona team...More on that later


Only one player had a positive efficiency game from their average. Give Arizona a ton of credit, they frustrated Delon, they doubled Poeltl effectively, they took away Utah's motion offense by knocking them off their screens. They outcoached Utah today. That was Bachynski's worst game of the season, it was also the worst game for Dakarai. Poeltl's 8 efficiency was his second worst (6 @BYU) and Delon Wright's 12 efficiency was his 3rd worst (9 @UNLV, 11 @SDSU).

The bad...Utah gave up a season high 83 efficiency (allowing 52.8) and 49.1% from the field (allowing 37.3%). Arizona owned the offensive glass pulling down 17 (season high for Utah opponent) and 40 rebounds (2nd to 41 @UNLV). Arizona's 69 points was the second highest Utah alllowed (72 game 1 Ball St) all season. On Utah's side they now own a plethora of season lows vs the Wildcats. 16/41 from the field are both season lows (averaging 25/51). 10/14 from the free throw line are also both season lows (averaging 16/24). 20 rebounds for Utah is by far a season low, (29 vs Kansas and averaging 35.1 per game). Again, give it to Arizona, they owned the glass. Utah scored 51 points (49 vs SDSU) and their 52 efficiency is also a season low (54 vs SDSU, averaging 90.6). Utah pulled down only 15 defensive rebounds (season low) and only the second game all year under 20 defensive boards (18 @Kansas).

There was some good. Arizona is a great three point shooting team but today they were only 1/7 (both season lows for Utah opponents) and 14.3% from deep (7.7% UC Riverside and 9.1% UCLA only lower). Arizona also only forced 4 steals (Utah has been allowing 6.2). Utah made 9 shots from deep for the third straight game and shot 47.4% from deep. They also shot 71.4% from the free throw line a trend of 4 straight games over 70%. Utah was +8 on three's made and +12 on attempts giving them +33.1% from deep. That's about it for the good.

I had faith that Utah would give them a great game and possibly break their streak. Unfortunately Arizona went on two 9-0 runs and won by 18 points. Shit happens. I think overall this will be good for Utah. Tough place to play, gave them a solid effort. Made some stupid errors that hopefully won't happen in March. The best time to learn from your mistakes is before the entire season rides on that game. Utah will be fine. I expect them to drop 2-3 spots in the polls.

Go Utes!

Interesting to see statistically how completely they dominated us. In your other chart I saw that 3 of the top 6 efficiency performances against the Utes so far this season were by Arizona players (McConnell, Johnson, and Ashley). I too am hoping that this whupping by Arizona will be a serious growth experience for the young and relatively green Utes, who are still learning what it means to be competitive at this level.

The Thrill
01-23-2015, 08:57 PM
Back on track...



Player
Efficiency
+/-


Delon Wright
29
+7.6


Brandon Taylor
28
+15.4


Jordan Loveridge
15
+4.3


Jeremy Olsen
11
+9.3


Dallin Bachynski
7
+1.7


Chris Reyes
7
+0.3


Dakarai Tucker
7
+0.6


Brekkott Chapman
4
-3.4


Isaiah Wright
0
-2.7


Austin Eastman
-1
-1.4


Kyle Kuzma
-2
-5.8


Jake Connor
DNP



Kenneth Ogbe
DNP



Jakob Poeltl
DNP



Eris Winder
DNP




Brandon Taylor obviously stepped it up and it was nice to see Jeremy Olsen fill in for the injured Poeltl. Don't know what else to tell you but Utah didn't miss a beat after the loss to Arizona.

The good...Utah only gave up one steal to the Cougars (Utah been allowing 5.9 steals). Utah also only allowed 46 shots (allowing 53.7 attempts). As for Utah, they shot a season high from the free throw line 19/22 86.4%. In fact, since the 50% 10/20 game vs USC Utah has shot 81/103 78.6%. Utah had a season low 3 turnovers (averaging 11.6). Utah attempted 60 field goals (2nd to Colorado 61) bringing their average attempts up to 51.3 shots per game. Utah was +9 in steals, a season high, and -14 for turnovers also a season best for Utah. The best stat is the +34.5% from the charity stripe. WSU only shot 51.9%.

The bad...the biggest glaring number against the Utes was 27 free throw attempts for WSU, luckily they only shot 51.9%. Utah's 19 personal fouls brings their season average up to 16.4 per game. Over the past 5 games Utah is committing 18 fouls per game. Utah only had 6 offensive rebounds but when you shoot 48.3% there aren't that many to go around. Utah averages 5 blocks per game but they haven't had 5+ blocks since the Colorado game. FYI - Washington (next game) is the best shot blocking team in the nation.

The Thrill
01-23-2015, 08:58 PM
Player
Team
FG
FT
3P
Reb
Ast
Stl
Blk
TO
Pts
Eff


1
Sean Sellers
Ball State
8/13
6/6
4/6
2
1
1
0
2
26
23


2
Stanley Johnson
@Arizona
6/12
5/7
1/2
9
1
2
0
1
18
21


3
TJ McConnell
@Arizona
8/10
0/2
0/1
3
6
1
0
2
16
20


4
Kyle Collinsworth
@BYU
7/15
2/5
1/2
9
5
1
1
2
17
20


5
Perry Ellis
@Kansas
5/7
3/4
1/1
6
3
1
2
4
14
19


6
Brandon Ashley
@Arizona
6/9
2/3
0/1
8
0
0
1
1
14
18


7
Tyler Haws
@BYU
9/22
2/3
3/5
8
1
0
1
2
23
17


8
JJ O'Brien
@San Diego St
3/10
6/6
0/1
11
3
1
0
3
12
17


9
Christian Wood
@UNLV
4/10
0/0
0/1
13
1
2
2
3
8
17


10
Jamari Traylor
@Kansas
4/8
5/5
0/0
5
0
2
1
1
13
16


11
Malik Martin
USC
6/10
0/2
2/3
6
1
1
1
1
14
16


12
Shaquille Boga
Texas-PanAm
5/9
4/4
2/4
3
2
1
0
3
16
15


13
Tekele Cotton
Wichita St
4/8
3/4
3/5
3
1
2
1
1
14
15


14
Savon Goodman
@Arizona St
4/6
1/2
0/0
10
0
1
0
3
9
14


15
Anson Winder
@BYU
4/8
0/0
2/5
4
2
2
0
0
10
14


16
Frank Mason III
@Kansas
2/5
4/4
2/3
2
5
2
1
3
10
14


17
Cody Larson
S Dakota St
5/10
2/3
1/1
6
2
1
0
2
13
14


18
Ron Baker
Wichita St
6/13
0/0
3/6
6
1
1
0
2
15
14


19
Josh Hawkinson
Washington St
3/10
6/8
0/2
10
0
0
1
0
12
14


20
Jamel Waters
Alabama St
6/11
3/4
4/6
3
1
0
0
4
19
13


21
Reed Tellinghuisen
S Dakota St
3/7
4/4
2/5
4
0
1
1
1
12
13


22
Wesley Gordon
Colorado
2/3
0/0
0/0
7
2
0
3
3
4
12


23
Nikola Javanovic
USC
6/12
2/3
0/0
6
0
1
0
2
14
12


24
Darius Carter
Wichita St
4/6
2/2
0/0
1
1
1
1
0
10
12


25
Jeremia Tyler
Ball State
5/13
0/0
2/6
2
4
1
2
2
12
11

The Thrill
01-26-2015, 12:17 AM
Player
Efficiency
+/-


Dakarai Tucker
19
+11.7


Brandon Taylor
18
+5.2


Delon Wright
13
-7.9


Chris Reyes
12
+5.0


Jakob Poeltl
10
-3.9


Jordan Loveridge
8
-2.5


Dallin Bachynski
6
+0.6


isaiah Wright
4
+1.2


Kyle Kuzma
4
+0.2


Brekkott Chapman
3
-4.2


Austin Eastman
1
+0.6


Kenneth Ogbe
-1
-5.9


Jeremy Olsen
-2
-3.5


Jake Connor
DNP



Eris Winder
DNP




Dakarai put up the 20th best performance for a Ute this season. His 1st and only in the top 25. Poetlt and Delon both put up a 35 to lead the season highs. Poeltl has 4 of the top 25. Delon Wright has 11. Brandon Taylor has 5. Kuzma has 2. Chapman has 2. Only 4 times of the top 25 Ute performances were on the road (30 Delon @Kansas, 27 Delon @BYU, 23 Taylor @UNLV, 23 Delon @ASU). For the record, Brandon Taylors 18 ranks him 25th (tied at 21st) for the season.

The good....Utah held Washington to only 6/11 from the free throw line. Utah has been allowing 10.7/16.4. The 13 fouls from Utah was the first time Utah had less than 15 fouls since USC. Utah hit 20 assists for the 4th time this season and the first time in Pac12 play. +14 assists also tied a season high in discrepancy (Riverside +14). The 11 three point shots made tied the season high for Utah (USC also 11) and the 61.1% is the 3rd highest of the season. Pac12 opponents are shooting 56.6% from the free throw line (Arizona shot the best at 66.7% and in 7 games 5 were below 60%. That Utah free throw defense is something else. I see that as the offense is working hard for a shot and they're either tired or took a good shot for the foul. It could also be the Pac12 sucks from the free throw line.

The bad....Utah allowed 7 blocked to the nations leading blocking team. Washington has been averaging 6.72 so they hit their average. Washington only committed 13 fouls. That's a season low for a Ute opponent. This could be because Utah was avoid the interior due to Upshaw dominating the inside. Shooting 11/18 from deep seems to ease up on the fouls. Due to the lack of fouls Utah tied their season low of 10 free throws made and 2nd attempts at 15. 10/15 is well below the Utah average of 16.2/23.7. In fact, Utah has made 10 free throws three times this season (10/20 in the horrible 50% game vs USC, 10/14 vs a loss at Arizona and tonight 10/15 but shot lights out from deep). Utah lost the block statistic for the second straight game by 4 or more blocks. Utah has lost the block battle 4 times (UNLV, Colorado, WSU and Washington).

The Thrill
01-26-2015, 12:23 AM
G
FG
FG%
FT
FT%
3P
3P%
Reb
Ast
Stl
Blk
TO
Pts
Eff


Wright, Delon
19
96/178
53.9%
73/92
79.3%
12/38
31.6%
4.3
6.1
2.3
0.8
1.7
14.6
20.9


Poeltl, Jakob
18
66/103
64.1%
29/65
44.6%
0/1
0.0%
7.9
0.6
0.5
1.9
1.9
8.9
13.9


Taylor, Brandon
19
66/138
47.8%
31/35
88.6%
40/86
46.5%
2.6
3.3
1.5
0.0
1.3
10.7
12.8


Loveridge, Jordan
12
39/89
43.8%
30/36
83.3%
26/53
49.1%
3.6
0.9
0.7
0.2
1.3
11.2
10.5


Tucker, Dakarai
15
44/97
45.4%
11/19
57.9%
24/66
36.4%
2.4
0.6
0.5
0.3
0.7
8.2
7.3


Chapman, Brekkott
19
47/89
52.8%
29/40
72.5%
12/24
50.0%
2.5
0.5
0.6
0.5
1.2
7.1
7.2


Reyes, Chris
19
37/70
52.9%
19/35
54.3%
1/2
50.0%
4.3
0.4
0.3
0.5
0.8
4.9
7.0


Bachynski, Dallin
19
23/40
57.5%
28/38
73.7%
0/1
0.0%
2.4
0.2
0.4
0.4
0.5
3.9
5.4


Ogbe, Kenneth
14
26/60
43.3%
17/25
68.0%
14/34
41.2%
2.1
0.6
0.2
0.1
1.1
5.9
4.9


Kuzma, Kyle
19
24/51
47.1%
19/33
57.6%
8/21
38.1%
1.8
0.6
0.1
0.3
0.7
3.9
3.8


Wright, Isaiah
19
11/30
36.7%
8/11
72.7%
8/21
38.1%
0.6
2.0
0.1
0.2
0.9
2.0
2.8


Olsen, Jeremy
15
7/25
28.0%
9/15
60.0%
0/0
-
1.7
0.1
0.1
0.2
0.5
1.5
1.5


Eastman, Austin
14
1/6
16.7%
4/6
66.7%
1/3
33.3%
0.4
0.0
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.5
0.4

The Thrill
01-26-2015, 12:27 AM
Washington actually put up really good efficiency numbers. Their problem is they only go 7 deep. Finally somebody got up there to knock Sellers off of his top spot.




Player
Team
FG
FT
3P
Reb
Ast
Stl
Blk
TO
Pts
Eff


1
Sean Sellers
Ball State
8/13
6/6
4/6
2
1
1
0
2
26
23


2
Robert Upshaw
Washington
6/8
1/3
0/0
9
1
0
5
1
13
23


3
Stanley Johnson
@Arizona
6/12
5/7
1/2
9
1
2
0
1
18
21


4
TJ McConnell
@Arizona
8/10
0/2
0/1
3
6
1
0
2
16
20


5
Kyle Collinsworth
@BYU
7/15
2/5
1/2
9
5
1
1
2
17
20


6
Perry Ellis
@Kansas
5/7
3/4
1/1
6
3
1
2
4
14
19


7
Brandon Ashley
@Arizona
6/9
2/3
0/1
8
0
0
1
1
14
18


8
Andrew Andrews
Washington
7/14
3/3
5/6
2
2
1
0
2
22
18


9
Tyler Haws
@BYU
9/22
2/3
3/5
8
1
0
1
2
23
17


10
JJ O'Brien
@San Diego St
3/10
6/6
0/1
11
3
1
0
3
12
17


11
Christian Wood
@UNLV
4/10
0/0
0/1
13
1
2
2
3
8
17


12
Jamari Traylor
@Kansas
4/8
5/5
0/0
5
0
2
1
1
13
16


13
Malik Martin
USC
6/10
0/2
2/3
6
1
1
1
1
14
16


14
Shaquille Boga
Texas-PanAm
5/9
4/4
2/4
3
2
1
0
3
16
15


15
Tekele Cotton
Wichita St
4/8
3/4
3/5
3
1
2
1
1
14
15


16
Savon Goodman
@Arizona St
4/6
1/2
0/0
10
0
1
0
3
9
14


17
Anson Winder
@BYU
4/8
0/0
2/5
4
2
2
0
0
10
14


18
Frank Mason III
@Kansas
2/5
4/4
2/3
2
5
2
1
3
10
14


19
Cody Larson
S Dakota St
5/10
2/3
1/1
6
2
1
0
2
13
14


20
Ron Baker
Wichita St
6/13
0/0
3/6
6
1
1
0
2
15
14


21
Josh Hawkinson
Washington St
3/10
6/8
0/2
10
0
0
1
0
12
14


22
Jamel Waters
Alabama St
6/11
3/4
4/6
3
1
0
0
4
19
13


23
Reed Tellinghuisen
S Dakota St
3/7
4/4
2/5
4
0
1
1
1
12
13


24
Wesley Gordon
Colorado
2/3
0/0
0/0
7
2
0
3
3
4
12


25
Nikola Javanovic
USC
6/12
2/3
0/0
6
0
1
0
2
14
12

The Thrill
01-31-2015, 10:58 AM
Player
Efficiency
+/-


Delon Wright
17
-3.8


Brandon Taylor
13
+0.2


Jakob Poeltl
11
-2.8


Brekkott Chapman
8
+0.8


Dallin Bachnski
7
+1.6


Dakarai Tucker
6
-1.2


Chris Reyes
5
-1.9


Kyle Kuzma
1
-2.7


Isaiah Wright
1
-1.7


Jordan Loveridge
-2
-11.5


Kenneth Ogbe
-2
-6.4


Jake Connor
DNP



Austin Eastman
DNP



Jeremy Olsen
DNP



Eris Winder
DNP




Jordan Loverdige, I'm not putting all the blame on you for this game but you sure didn't help your case. Three missed shot from point blank? Why can't Jordan dribble in traffic? Does he dribble too high? It looks to me like he just dribbles blindly into a crowd sometimes. Nevertheless the entire team didn't play well. UCLA looked amped. UCLA looked prepared. The 1-2-2 defense confused Delon, that's not good. Corner threes beat a 1-2-2. Utah got back into this game when they started looking for the corner three. Plus they didn't run the baseline. The 2 guard is key in beating a 1-2-2 and when Taylor and Tucker finally realized that they did some damage...but it was too late.

The bad...three players had a better game from the first match in Utah (Bach +3, Chapman +1, Kuzma +1) 7 players had worse games. As for UCLA they only had 2 players play worse and 6 players posted better efficiency scores from game 1 (Alford +21, Hamilton +15, Powell +13, Looney +6, Allen +6, Welsh +2). Bottom line UCLA wanted that game much more than Utah did. Utah allowed a season high in assists (15), committed turnovers (6), Fouls (11) and 2nd highest in Efficiency (82, Arizona 83), Points (69, Ball St 72), free throws made (18, Kansas 21) and field goal % (46.2% Arizona 49.1% ). Utah had season lows in free throws made (6), attempted (9) and steals (2). Overall Utah played a lazy game. Utah has allowed over 42% from the field in the past 4 games. Safe to say Poeltl being hurt doesn't help.

The good...Utah did hold UCLA to only 1 block (third time this season) Utah was +5 on blocks and UCLA only shot 23.1% from deep 3/13. Utah did attempt 22 threes which is over their average of 18.6 but a lot of that was due to being down most of the game. That's about the only good that came from this game.

Bring on the Trojans.

The Thrill
01-31-2015, 11:00 AM
Player
Team
FG
FT
3P
Reb
Ast
Stl
Blk
TO
Pts
Eff


1
Robert Upshaw
Washington
6/8
1/3
0/0
9
1
0
5
1
13
23


2
Sean Sellers
Ball State
8/13
6/6
4/6
2
1
1
0
2
26
23


3
Stanley Johnson
@Arizona
6/12
5/7
1/2
9
1
2
0
1
18
21


4
Norman Powell
@UCLA
9/16
5/6
0/3
4
1
2
0
2
23
20


5
Kyle Collinsworth
@BYU
7/15
2/5
1/2
9
5
1
1
2
17
20


6
TJ McConnell
@Arizona
8/10
0/2
0/1
3
6
1
0
2
16
20


7
Perry Ellis
@Kansas
5/7
3/4
1/1
6
3
1
2
4
14
19


8
Andrew Andrews
Washington
7/14
3/3
5/6
2
2
1
0
2
22
18


9
Brandon Ashley
@Arizona
6/9
2/3
0/1
8
0
0
1
1
14
18


10
Christian Wood
@UNLV
4/10
0/0
0/1
13
1
2
2
3
8
17


11
JJ O'Brien
@San Diego St
3/10
6/6
0/1
11
3
1
0
3
12
17


12
Tyler Haws
@BYU
9/22
2/3
3/5
8
1
0
1
2
23
17


13
Malik Martin
USC
6/10
0/2
2/3
6
1
1
1
1
14
16


14
Bryce Alford
@UCLA
4/12
4/4
2/6
3
7
2
0
2
14
16


15
Jamari Traylor
@Kansas
4/8
5/5
0/0
5
0
2
1
1
13
16


16
Tekele Cotton
Wichita St
4/8
3/4
3/5
3
1
2
1
1
14
15


17
Shaquille Boga
Texas-PanAm
5/9
4/4
2/4
3
2
1
0
3
16
15


18
Ron Baker
Wichita St
6/13
0/0
3/6
6
1
1
0
2
15
14


19
Josh Hawkinson
Washington St
3/10
6/8
0/2
10
0
0
1
0
12
14


20
Cody Larson
S Dakota St
5/10
2/3
1/1
6
2
1
0
2
13
14


21
Frank Mason III
@Kansas
2/5
4/4
2/3
2
5
2
1
3
10
14


22
Anson Winder
@BYU
4/8
0/0
2/5
4
2
2
0
0
10
14


23
Savon Goodman
@Arizona St
4/6
1/2
0/0
10
0
1
0
3
9
14


24
Reed Tellinghuisen
S Dakota St
3/7
4/4
2/5
4
0
1
1
1
12
13


25
Jamel Waters
Alabama St
6/11
3/4
4/6
3
1
0
0
4
19
13



Isaac Hamilton
@UCLA
4/7
2/3
1/2
4
3
0
0
1
11
13



Kevon Looney
@UCLA
2/6
3/4
0/1
6
2
3
0
0
7
13

The Thrill
02-01-2015, 03:54 PM
Yes that is correct. USC scored a 20 for efficiency. That was the 4th time a team scored less than 30 efficiency vs Utah this season (28 UCLA game 1, 27 Texas-Pan America, 26 UC Riverside, 20 @USC)



Player
Efficiency
+/-


Jakob Poeltl
25 (10th)
+10.5


Delon Wright
13
-7.4


Brandon Taylor
12
-0.8


Jordan Loveridge
10
+0.4


Chris Reyes
8
+1.0


Kyle Kuzma
7
+3.2


Dakarai Tucker
6
-1.1


Dallin Bachynski
5
-0.4


Brekkott Chapman
3
-4.0


Jeremy Olsen
3
+1.4


Austin Eastman
0
-0.4


Isaiah Wright
-1
-3.5


Kenneth Ogbe
-2
-6.0


Jake Connor
DNP



Eric Winder
DNP




Welcome back Jakob, 10th highest efficiency score for the season.. Pure domination inside and single handedly beating USC by himself. USC shot 26.5% and a lot of that had to do with Poeltl being back. A lot of season lows and highs in this game. See below.

The good.... Speaking of the 26.5%, that was a season low for a Utah opponent. The first UCLA game they shot 28.8%. Today's game brought the Utah opponent FG% to 37.8%. USC also went 1/12 from deep for 8.3% second only to 1/13 Riverside 7.7%. The 20 efficiency was a season low (mentioned above) and the 39 points ties a season low (UCLA game 1). USC only made 13 shots (new low) and only 4 assists (season low tied with San Diego State). As for Utah they shot a season high 13/15 86.7% from the free throw line. This brings the Ute average up to 68.8% for the season 326/474. Utah had 28 defensive rebounds +3 over average and 9 steals +2 over average.

The bad....Utah did allow 19 free throw attempts +2 average, but only committed 15 fouls -1 average. Utah was 4/20 from deep for 20%, not a season low but not great nonetheless. That's about it for the negative. Utah played a great game coming off that loss.

The Thrill
02-01-2015, 03:57 PM
G
FG
FG%
FT
FT%
3P
3P%
Reb
Ast
Stl
Blk
TO
Pts
Eff


Wright, Delon
21
106/196
54.1%
79/99
79.8%
12/42
28.6%
4.4
5.6
2.2
0.8
1.9
14.4
20.4


Poeltl, Jakob
20
76/114
66.7%
31/68
45.6%
0/1
0.0%
7.7
0.6
0.6
1.9
1.8
9.2
14.4


Taylor, Brandon
21
74/156
47.4%
33/37
89.2%
45/99
45.5%
2.6
3.4
1.5
0.0
1.4
10.8
12.8


Loveridge, Jordan
14
44/106
41.5%
30/36
83.3%
29/63
46.0%
3.6
0.8
0.6
0.1
1.3
10.5
9.6


Tucker, Dakarai
17
48/107
44.9%
15/23
65.2%
27/74
36.5%
2.3
0.6
0.5
0.2
0.7
8.1
7.1


Chapman, Brekkott
21
50/93
53.8%
29/40
72.5%
12/24
50.0%
2.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
1.1
6.7
7.0


Reyes, Chris
21
39/76
51.3%
21/39
53.8%
1/2
50.0%
4.2
0.6
0.3
0.5
0.8
4.8
7.0


Bachynski, Dallin
21
27/47
57.4%
30/40
75.0%
0/1
0.0%
2.3
0.2
0.4
0.4
0.5
4.0
5.4


Ogbe, Kenneth
16
26/64
40.6%
18/27
66.7%
14/37
37.8%
1.8
0.6
0.3
0.1
1.0
5.3
4.0


Kuzma, Kyle
21
25/55
45.5%
19/33
57.6%
8/24
33.3%
1.9
0.7
0.0
0.2
0.7
3.7
3.8


Wright, Isaiah
21
11/31
35.5%
8/11
72.7%
8/22
36.4%
0.6
1.9
0.1
0.1
0.9
1.8
2.5


Olsen, Jeremy
16
8/26
30.8%
9/15
60.0%
0/0
-
1.6
0.1
0.1
0.2
0.4
1.6
1.6


Eastman, Austin
15
1/6
16.7%
4/6
66.7%
1/3
33.3%
0.3
0.0
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.5
0.4


Connor, Jake
0
0/0
-
0/0
-
0/0
-
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0


Winder, Eris
0
0/0
-
0/0
-
0/0
-
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0




















Pssst.... Delon Wright averages 20.4 efficiency....USC as a team only scored a 20 vs Utah today. Something to think about considering Utah's defense.

The Thrill
02-07-2015, 11:52 PM
Welcome back Jordan Loveridge. Loveridge was a +20 from the first Colorado game. -1 to 19.



Player
Efficiency
+-/


Brandon Taylor
21
+7.8


Jordan Loveridge
19
+8.8


Delon Wright
15
-5.1


Jakob Poeltl
14
-0.3


Kyle Kuzma
12
+7.8


Chris Reyes
9
+2.0


Jeremy Olsen
5
+3.2


Dallin Bachynski
4
-1.4


Brekkott Chapman
4
-2.9


Isaiah Wright
3
+0.5


Kenneth Ogbe
1
-2.8


Dakarai Tucker
1
-5.8


Austin Eastman
0
-0.4


Jake Connor
DNP



Eris Winder
DNP




What an impressive game. Even with Delon going 2/7 from the field he still finished with 15 efficiency points. As for Loveridge he was everywhere. 4/7 from the field 10 rebounds, that gets it done. Then there is Taylor. Every week I think he's going to come back to Earth and every week he impresses me, easily the most underrated player in the conference. 6/9 from the field all three's. 6 assists and only 1 turnover. Color me impressed.

The bad...Utah committed 24 personal fouls, easily the highest for the season. Averaging 16.5 fouls per game. This translated to Colorado going 22/36 from the free throw line...both season highs for a Utah opponent. Utah opponents have been averaging 11/17 from the line. Colorado only created 9 turnovers, they actually played a really good game efficiently....until you see their shooting. Utah had only 3 offensive rebounds (tied a season low, UNLV) but a lot of that had to do with Utah shooting 58% from the field. Lastly, Utah only took 45 shots, 6 under their average but still scored 79, 5 over their average.

The good...there was a lot of good. USC only made 13 shots (season low), Colorado made 14 (second lowest). Utah defense is hot right now. 27/96 28% over the last two game from the field. 2/21 from deep 9.5%. On the other side Utah was on fire from the field. In the last two games Utah is 51/99 51.5% and 17/44 from deep. The 13 made behind the arc tonight was a season high. Utah also had a season high in defensive rebounds (33) +8 off average. Utah was +15 in assists and +48% from behind the arc. The +72 efficiency was the 5th highest this season and the second time in the past two games Utah was +70 in efficiency. FYI Utah was -16 vs UCLA. Utah averages +38.9 efficiency for the season and +18.1 in points. Utah has beaten 12 of their 22 games by 20 or more points...leads the nation.

The Thrill
02-14-2015, 05:57 PM
Player
Efficiency
+/-


Delon Wright
19
-1.1


Dallin Bachynski
14
+8.3


Brekkott Chapman
14
+6.8


Jordan Loveridge
10
-0.2


Chris Reyes
9
+1.9


Brandon Taylor
9
-4.0


Dakarai Tucker
6
-0.7


Jakob Poeltl
5
-8.9


Kenneth Ogbe
3
-0.8


Isaiah Wright
0
-2.4


Jake Connor
DNP



Austin Eastman
DNP



Kyle Kuzma
DNP



Jeremy Olsen
DNP



Eris Winder
DNP




5 DNP's is telling me that Coach K is narrowing it down to 8-9 main players. Kuzma has been slowing getting less and less time every game. I've heard that it's because he doesn't understand their defensive movements. Sad because the guy has all the offensive talent in the world.

The good...not a lot of big numbers to stand out vs Stanford because it was an average 15+ win for Utah, most of the numbers were in line with their season averages...which is a very good thing. Utah shot 83.3% from the line 20/24. Since the USC awful 50% free throw game Utah has been shooting 76.6% 144/188 from the line. If that was the constant for the season Utah would be ranked #7 in the country in free throw percentage. The 20 made free throws was the first time since Arizona State Utah made over 20. Averaging 15.7 for the season made. Utah was +6 on assists 14-8 and Utah held their opponent under 10 assists for the third straight game. The 3 Stanford steals was 3 under what Utah was giving up.

The bad....again, not much to get upset about. If I had to choose something it was going 5/15 from deep for 33.3% which was 7% under their average. Stanford actually shot well from deep at 42.9% 6/14 but it wasn't enough. That's about it. Utah looked very good in the second half and put it away.

The Thrill
02-16-2015, 07:44 PM
Player
Efficiency
+/-


Jakob Poeltl
23
+8.7


Delon Wright
20
-0.1


Brandon Taylor
14
+1.0


Dakarai Tucker
11
+4.1


Chris Reyes
8
+0.8


Brekkott Chapman
4
-3.1


Jordan Loveridge
3
-6.8


Dallin Bachynski
1
-4.5


Austin Eastman
0
-0.4


Isaiah Wright
0
-2.3


Kyle Kuzma
-1
-5.0


Kenneth Ogbe
-1
-4.5


Jake Connor
DNP



Jeremy Olsen
DNP



Eris Winder
DNP




Jakob is back. 23 efficiency ties him for the 11th best performance by a Ute on the season. With that said Tyrone Wallace also scored a 23 and marked the third time this season a Ute opponent scored a 23 efficiency, all at the JMHC. Jabari Bird also ranked in the top 25 opponent scores with 18 for 9th best. In fact, those two really played great...bad news for Cal is the other 7 guys didn't do squat.

The good...Utah forced 26 fouls (averaging 20.3) for the 4th most for a Utah opponent. Utah also only allowed 3 steals for the second straight game. Cal was only 5/12 from the free throw line for 41.7% which is the 2nd worst for a Utah opponent, USC 40% 2/5. Utah had 7 blocks for the first time since game 5, averaging 4.9. The 7 Utah turnovers is second best on the season (3 Washington St). Utah was 72.4% from the free throw line at 21/29 both better than season averages of 16/23. Utah is now 69.4% on the season. Utah needs to make their next 11 free throws to reach 70% on the season. If Utah shoots 52% for the next 3 games they should reach 50%, right now at 49.7%. Utah took 54 shots for the 8 time in 24 games, averaging 51.1 shots per game.

The bad...Utah had a very low 18.5% of assists to shot attempted ratio. Only 3 times has Utah been worse (SDSt, BYU, Kansas and UNLV). Utah only had 3 steals, which probably led to the minimal foul shots from Cal. They also only shot 44.4% from the field, which was the first time Utah shot worse than 45% since the Arizona game. Cal actually shot the ball well vs Utah. The 26 makes tied a season high for a Utah opponent (Arizona) and the 45.6% from the field was the 4th best against Utah. Utah has allowed 68 rebounds in the past two games after they were allowing 27.8 a game in the previous 4.

The Thrill
02-16-2015, 07:46 PM
Player
Team
FG
FT
3P
Reb
Ast
Stl
Blk
TO
Pts
Eff


1
Sean Sellers
Ball State
8/13
6/6
4/6
2
1
1
0
2
26
23


2
Tyrone Wallace
California
11/15
2/7
2/3
7
2
1
0
4
26
23


3
Robert Upshaw
Washington
6/8
1/3
0/0
9
1
0
5
1
13
23


4
Stanley Johnson
@Arizona
6/12
5/7
1/2
9
1
2
0
1
18
21


5
TJ McConnell
@Arizona
8/10
0/2
0/1
3
6
1
0
2
16
20


6
Kyle Collinsworth
@BYU
7/15
2/5
1/2
9
5
1
1
2
17
20


7
Norman Powell
@UCLA
9/16
5/6
0/3
4
1
2
0
2
23
20


8
Perry Ellis
@Kansas
5/7
3/4
1/1
6
3
1
2
4
14
19


9
Brandon Ashley
@Arizona
6/9
2/3
0/1
8
0
0
1
1
14
18


10
Jabari Bird
California
10/14
0/0
1/2
1
0
0
1
1
21
18


11
Andrew Andrews
Washington
7/14
3/3
5/6
2
2
1
0
2
22
18


12
Tyler Haws
@BYU
9/22
2/3
3/5
8
1
0
1
2
23
17


13
JJ O'Brien
@San Diego St
3/10
6/6
0/1
11
3
1
0
3
12
17


14
Christian Wood
@UNLV
4/10
0/0
0/1
13
1
2
2
3
8
17


15
Jamari Traylor
@Kansas
4/8
5/5
0/0
5
0
2
1
1
13
16


16
Bryce Alford
@UCLA
4/12
4/4
2/6
3
7
2
0
2
14
16


17
Malik Martin
USC
6/10
0/2
2/3
6
1
1
1
1
14
16


18
Shaquille Boga
Texas-PanAm
5/9
4/4
2/4
3
2
1
0
3
16
15


19
Tekele Cotton
Wichita St
4/8
3/4
3/5
3
1
2
1
1
14
15


20
Savon Goodman
@Arizona St
4/6
1/2
0/0
10
0
1
0
3
9
14


21
Anson Winder
@BYU
4/8
0/0
2/5
4
2
2
0
0
10
14


22
Frank Mason III
@Kansas
2/5
4/4
2/3
2
5
2
1
3
10
14


23
Cody Larson
S Dakota St
5/10
2/3
1/1
6
2
1
0
2
13
14


24
Marcus Allen
Stanford
5/9
1/2
2/3
5
2
1
0
2
13
14


25
Josh Hawkinson
Washington St
3/10
6/8
0/2
10
0
0
1
0
12
14



Ron Baker
Wichita St
6/13
0/0
3/6
6
1
1
0
2
15
14

The Thrill
02-16-2015, 07:47 PM
Player
Opponent
Efficiency


1
Poeltl, Jakob
North Dakota
35


2
Wright, Delon
Alabama State
35


3
Wright, Delon
South Dakota St
33


4
Wright, Delon
@Kansas
30


5
Wright, Delon
Washington State
29


6
Wright, Delon
North Dakota
28


7
Taylor, Brandon
Washington State
28


8
Wright, Delon
@BYU
27


9
Wright, Delon
Ball State
25


10
Poeltl, Jakob
@USC
25


11
Taylor, Brandon
@UNLV
23


12
Wright, Delon
@Arizona State
23


13
Poeltl, Jakob
California
23


14
Kuzma, Kyle
Cal-Riverside
22


15
Wright, Delon
UCLA
22


16
Taylor, Brandon
Ball State
21


17
Taylor, Brandon
@Colorado
21


18
Kuzma, Kyle
UT Pan American
20


19
Wright, Delon
Carroll College
20


20
Taylor, Brandon
Colorado
20


21
Wright, Delon
California
20


22
Chapman, Brekkott
Cal-Riverside
19


23
Chapman, Brekkott
South Dakota St
19


24
Tucker, Dakarai
Washington
19


25
Loveridge, Jordan
@Colorado
19



Wright, Delon
Stanford
19

The Thrill
02-20-2015, 01:06 PM
Player
Efficiency
+/-


Delon Wright
16
-3.9


Dakarai Tucker
10
+2.9


Brandon Taylor
9
-3.9


Brekkott Chapman
9
+1.8


Jakob Poeltl
5
-8.9


Jordan Loveridge
3
-6.4


Jeremy Olsen
3
+1.2


Chris Reyes
2
-5.0


Dallin Bachynski
0
-5.3


Kenneth Ogbe
0
-3.4


Kyle Kuzma
-1
-4.8


Jake Connor
DNP



Austin Eastman
DNP



Eris Winder
DNP



Isaiah Wright
DNP




This was a big one Utah had to win and they did. Tucker, Chapman and Olsen really provided a lift when Utah needed it. It's tough to get positive efficiency off average when on the road...more on that later.

The good....Utah only had 11 fouls. They played really solid defence. Oregon State was only 3/8 from the line at 37.5% which was a season low for a Utah opponent. That free throw defense was on point last night. The 37 points was also a season low for a Utah opponent. The Beavers also only shot 13.3% from deep, 2/15. Oregon State only played 7 guys last night and two (Payton and Duvivier) played all 40 minutes. Utah was right on their averages for rebounding and three pointers but low in free throws and field goals.

The bad....those lows were season lows. This game was very similar to the UCLA game from an opponents perspective. Utah has shot 6/9 from the line twice (OSU and UCLA). The 40 shot attempts was a season low for Utah (averaging 50.7). The 47 points was a season low, averaging 73.2. 2 steals tied a season low, only forced 4 fouls (season low, average 12.2) and Utah was -9 in turnovers, which probably kept Oregon State in the game. Utah was +8 on the defensive boards which was the main reason Utah began to pull away at the end.

Tough game but a great win. Bring on the Ducks!

The Thrill
02-20-2015, 01:31 PM
Every single player on the Utah team sees a decline in their efficiency score on the road. There was a lot of talk about Loveridge having a huge decline when playing on the road. For his minutes he's actually not that bad, just more noticeable since he plays 24 minutes per game. Below are the



Player
Home
Road
Diff
Off Avg
Min/G


Brekkott Chapman
7.9
7.1
-0.8
-10.7%
16.4


Delon Wright
21.7
17.7
-4.0
-19.9%
32.5


Jakob Poeltl
15.1
11.3
-3.8
-27.6%
23.4


Chris Reyes
7.7
5.8
-1.9
-27.8%
16.2


Brandon Taylor
13.9
10.1
-3.8
-29.8%
29.4


Dallin Bachynski
6.5
4.6
-1.9
-35.1%
12.2


Jordan Loveridge
10.4
6.6
-3.8
-40.4%
23.6


Dakarai Tucker
9.3
4.7
-4.7
-65.8%
20.6


Jeremy Olsen
2.1
0.8
-1.3
-68.6%
6.7


Kyle Kuzma
4.7
1.3
-3.4
-90.2%
8.8


Kenneth Ogbe
4.9
1.3
-3.7
-109.5%
13.8


Isaiah Wright
3.3
0.4
-2.8
-121.0%
12.3


Austin Eastman
0.5
0.0
-0.5
-130.8%
2.2


Eris Winder







Jake Connor










In case this doesn't make sense here's the breakdown. Obviously the "Home" and "Road" columns are the players efficiency average score in those games. Like I said not one player has a better average on the road. The "Off Average" column is the percentage off of their season average. i.e. Delon Wright is averaging 19.9 efficiency and is -4 on the road, the % off his average is down 19.9% on the road. The players are ranked by this column. I listed the minutes per game to reflect how big of an impact it is.

As you can see Chapman and Wright stay the closest to their averages on the road, only a 20% decrease on the road. Loveridge and Tucker have the largest drop of players averaging over 20 minutes at 40% and 66% decreases on the road. The argument is there that they underperform on the road but it's also more apparent since they play more minutes.

The Thrill
02-22-2015, 08:56 PM
Player
Efficiency
+/-


Delon Wright
25
+4.9


Dakarai Tucker
11
+3.7


Chris Reyes
8
+1.0


Brekkott Chapman
4
-3.0


Jordan Loveridge
4
-5.1


Jeremy Olsen
4
+2.1


Jakob Poeltl
4
-9.5


Kenneth Ogbe
1
-2.2


Brandon Taylor
0
-12.4


Dallin Bachynski
-2
-7.0


Kyle Kuzma
-2
-5.5


Jake Connor
DNP



Austin Eastman
DNP



Eris Winder
DNP



Isaiah Wright
DNP




Brandon Taylor was shut down. Give Oregon credit, they did exactly what they needed to to win. Delon Wright probably learned today that he needs to just take the game over. Several times Delon passed up on driving to the hoop and instead passed out to an open player. The unselfish play but in the end actually hurt the team.

The good...Oregon had 2 blocks, that was the only category that was deficient for a Ute opponent. The one shining stat and new record for the season was 29 three point attempts...not great when they only make 8. Utah did have 7 steals which was above their season average

The bad...The Utes...they were deficient in 10 categories. 58 points was 4th worst on the season. 19 shots made was 4th worst on the season. 14 turnovers was tied for 4th worst in the season. 36.5% shooting was 2nd worst on the season. 27.6% from three was 5th worst on the season. The 19.2% of assists to shots was 6th worst on the season. 59 efficiency was the 4th worst on the season. Oregon 79 points was the third most Utah has given up all year (Arizona 83 and UCLA 82). Oregon committed 13 fouls, 7 under the Utah average, the 2nd best for a Utah opponent. Bottom line is Utah didn't get the calls and didn't go to the line. Utah was 12/17 from the line just under their average but the big factor is they didn't force Oregon to adjust due to foul trouble. Brooks had 4 fouls as the only player in foul trouble. Utah has forced 14 foul outs this year in 26 games. 35 times in 26 games they had a player with 4 fouls, again, Utah didn't force the issue.

Utah still has a chance at a share of the conference regular season title and even a #1 seed...but they aren't in control any more.

Bring on the Sun Devils....6 days to the rematch!

The Thrill
02-27-2015, 12:15 AM
Player
Efficiency
+/-


Delon Wright
21
+0.9


Jakob Poeltl
16
+2.4


Isaiah Wright
12
+9.3


Kenneth Ogbe
11
+7.4


Jordan Loveridge
9
-0.1


Kyle Kuzma
9
+5.3


Chris Reyes
9
+1.9


Brandon Taylor
9
-3.3


Dakarai Tucker
9
+1.7


Brekkott Chapman
6
-1.0


Jeremy Olsen
3
+1.0


Austin Eastman
0
-0.3


Dallin Bachynski
-1
-5.8


Jake Connor
DNP



Eris Winder
DNP




9 players at 9 or better? If you've been following this stat a couple of years ago Utah would have been happy to have 2 guys reach double figures. Absolute domination tonight. It was nice to see Isaiah Wright and Ogbe...and Kuzma all up there towards the top. I was just calling out Ogbe for not doing anything recently and Isaiah Wright hadn't hardly played in the last 4 games. Isaiah reached his season high tonight with 12.

First the good...Obviously 11 blocks...10 in the first half. Utah made 31 shots tonight, 3rd best for the season. The 116 efficiency was the second highest this year (125 Riverside). Utah shot 63.3% from the field +14% off their average and 57.1% from deep +17% off average. The 11 blocks were a season high and the 0 blocks given up were a season low. Utah also had 8 steals and only 9 turnovers. ASU actually had an ok game, they just couldn't shoot. 14 turnovers isn't bad, especially vs Utah. ASU shot 28% 14/50 and 18.8% 3/16 from deep, marks the 5th time Utah held an opponent under 30%.

The bad...ASU and Oregon combined to shoot 25/31 from the line and 81%. Utah opponents have been averaging 64%, some of this goes to better teams shooting better but some comes to their opponents not being tired. Utah only attempted 14 three pointers, this coming off of 29 attempts vs Oregon, Utah did shoot 57% vs ASU. Utah only shot 65% from the line 13/20 and still needs to improve, although recently they've done better.

That's about it...Domination...do it again vs Arizona and the world will be perfect.

The Thrill
02-27-2015, 12:18 AM
Player
Team
FG
FT
3P
Reb
Ast
Stl
Blk
TO
Pts
Eff


1
Jordan McLaughlin
@USC
0/7
0/0
0/2
2
0
0
0
3
0
-8


2
Tra Holder
Arizona State
0/5
0/0
0/1
0
1
0
0
3
0
-7


3
Bryce Alford
UCLA
0/10
0/0
0/4
1
5
0
1
2
0
-5


4
Landen Lucas
@Kansas
0/2
0/0
0/0
0
0
0
0
2
0
-4


5
Mike Lopez
Texas-PanAm
0/3
0/0
0/2
0
0
0
0
0
0
-3


6
Elijah Watson
Texas-PanAm
0/1
1/2
0/0
0
0
0
0
2
1
-3


7
Skyler Flatten
S Dakota St
1/7
0/0
0/2
1
0
0
0
0
2
-3


8
Lorel Johnson
Carroll
1/4
0/0
1/1
1
0
0
0
4
3
-3


9
Dakarai Allen
@San Diego St
0/4
0/0
0/0
1
0
0
0
0
0
-3


10
Olaf Schaftenaar
@Oregon St
1/9
0/0
1/8
2
1
0
0
1
3
-3


11
Isaac Neilson
@BYU
0/3
0/0
0/1
0
0
0
0
0
0
-3


12
Tra Holder
@Arizona St
0/3
0/0
0/0
2
2
0
0
3
0
-2


12
Bo Barnes
@Arizona St
0/4
0/0
0/3
1
1
0
0
0
0
-2


12
Xavier Talton
@Colorado
0/4
3/4
0/2
1
0
1
0
2
3
-2


12
Nikola Javanovic
@USC
1/5
1/2
0/0
2
0
0
0
2
3
-2


12
Sam Singer
California
0/3
0/1
0/1
2
3
0
0
3
0
-2


12
Ryan Imhoff
Carroll
0/5
0/0
0/3
2
0
2
0
1
0
-2


12
Tory Miller
Colorado
0/0
1/2
0/0
1
0
0
0
3
1
-2


12
Shane Benton
North Dakota
0/1
0/0
0/1
0
0
0
0
1
0
-2


12
Moe McDonald
Texas-PanAm
0/1
0/2
0/1
1
0
0
0
0
0
-2


12
Isaac Hamilton
UCLA
1/7
0/0
0/3
1
1
1
0
1
2
-2


12
Jaylen Bland
UC-Riverside
2/8
0/0
0/2
1
1
0
0
2
4
-2


12
Taylor Johns
UC-Riverside
1/11
0/0
0/0
5
2
0
1
2
2
-2


12
Colin Gruber
UC-Riverside
0/2
0/0
0/1
0
0
0
0
0
0
-2


12
Donaven Dorsey
Washington
0/3
0/0
0/2
1
0
1
0
1
0
-2


12
Junior Longrus
Washington St
0/0
0/2
0/0
0
0
0
0
0
0
-2


12
Eric Jacobsen
Arizona State
0/1
0/1
0/0
1
0
0
0
1
0
-2


12
Jonathan Gilling
Arizona State
0/2
0/0
0/2
1
0
0
0
1
0
-2

U-Ute
02-27-2015, 11:46 AM
How to read a negative efficiency? Is 0 an "average" and the player is actually hurting the team when they are in negative territory?

The Thrill
02-27-2015, 03:59 PM
How to read a negative efficiency? Is 0 an "average" and the player is actually hurting the team when they are in negative territory?

I haven't really zeroed it down to the number but in a nutshell
+20 = All-American levels
10-20 = solid performance, didn't hurt the team
5-9 = depending on the amount of playing time giving good contribution (average)
0-4 = didn't help or hurt the team
negative = very bad performance.

As you can see, Tra Holder last night was 0/5 shooting giving him -5 points. Then he had 3 turnovers moving him to -8 points. His one positive was the assist that moved him back to -7 total. No rebounds, no steals, no blocks, he essentially did nothing but miss 5 shots and turn the ball over 3 times.

Sometimes a player can have a really nice game on paper but a horrible efficiency. Fred VanFleet for Wichita State had 13 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds vs Utah but he was 5/19 from the field and had 2 turnovers which dropped him to a efficiency score of only 3. Essentially he hurt his team by missing so many shots -14.

To answer your question anything below 5 is really not helping the team, but that's not always the case. A player can score well efficiently with limited minutes, most of what gets Kuzma higher totals is he doesn't turn the ball over and doesn't shoot a lot and he gets a lot of rebounds.

The Thrill
03-01-2015, 01:37 PM
Player
Efficiency
+/-


Delon Wright
22
+1.8


Dallin Bachynski
11
+6.0


Jordan Loveridge
11
+1.8


Jakob Poeltl
6
-7.3


Isaiah Wright
6
+3.2


Brandon Taylor
2
-9.9


Brekkott Chapman
0
-6.8


Dakarai Tucker
-1
-8.0


Jeremy Olsen
-2
-3.8


Chris Reyes
-3
-9.7


Jake Connor
DNP



Austin Eastman
DNP



Kyle Kuzma
DNP



Kenneth Ogbe
DNP



Eris Winder
DNP




Give it up for Loveridge and Bachynski, they actually played really well last night, and Isaiah Wright...even though he dropped the ball on the 1 yard line and gave up an easy put back... more on that later. Arizona is that good. Efficiency speaking Utah did a great job of taking out players who did well against them in game 1. Stanley Johnson was not the same player and dropped his efficiency from 21 to 7 last night. TJ McConnell went from a 20 in Tucscon to a 9 last night. Brandon Ashley went from an 18 to an 8. The problem is Utah couldn't stop Tarczewski who went up from 6 to 16. Hollis-Jefferson went from an 8 to 13 and Gabe York went from -1 to 13. Utah stopped three guys but couldn't stop the other 3...they're just too much to handle.

The good....Dallin Bachynski was +13 from game 1 to last night and Delon was +10. Isaiah Wright stepped it up and played well since they completely shut down Brandon Taylor. Delon's 22 was the 17th best performance of the season for a Ute. Utah held Arizona to only 16.7% from deep 2/12 and only 3 steals. Arizona shot 33.3% 17/51 which typically is good enough for a win. Arizona still owns the best shooting performance vs Utah at 49.1% so this was a huge difference. Utah was 76.2% from the line 16/21 and they were +4 in assists. Those were the good things.

Now, the bad.... Rebounding. As defensive rebounding goes, so do the Utes. Utah was +7 on defensive boards vs allowing offensive boards. +7 is a terrible score, the only game worse was the -2 at Arizona. Utah averages +15 with this. In fact, no team should ever be negative in this category. Fundamentally the defense has the advantage on the defensive boards because they should already be in position. Utah has not won the offensive to defensive board category yet this season and typically loses by 11.7 rebounds per game. They were -16 vs Arizona (6th worst). The worst offensive to defensive rebounding game was -29 at UNLV. Utah was -16 free throw attempts for the game. Many people point to this category as the #1 reason Utah lost but they were -14 at Colorado and Utah won by 28 points, not always the case, even though the 26 fouls were a season high. Sure there were some bad calls but Utah lost on the defensive boards...mainly the free throw from York (yes I'm talking about you now Isaiah). That was a huge play. It put Arizona up 1 and took a lot of air out of Utah with 1:39 left. Utah went for a three :20 later and that was it, Utah never scored again. If York doesn't get the put back, Utah is up 1 and Arizona is playing from behind. Utah shot 30.9% 17/55 a season low. That is not going to win you games, especially when 5 of the misses were from point blank.

I put the blame on all the fouls on Utah not the refs. They knew that Arizona was the aggressor in game 1 and they dominated. Last night Utah matched the aggression but that just increased the fouls. It did back Arizona down a bit but they are really just that good. Give it to Arizona, they let Delon do his thing and they decided to focus on taking Chapman, Tucker and Taylor out of the game. Whenever Chapman would get the ball you could clearly hear "SHOOTER" from their bench. They were focusing on taking Utah out of the three point game and forcing them inside where they wanted them. Great strategy.

Utah will be fine, still going to the dance, maybe a 4 or even a 5 seed but they are a lock for the party.

U-Ute
03-02-2015, 12:15 PM
I put the blame on all the fouls on Utah not the refs. They knew that Arizona was the aggressor in game 1 and they dominated. Last night Utah matched the aggression but that just increased the fouls. It did back Arizona down a bit but they are really just that good. Give it to Arizona, they let Delon do his thing and they decided to focus on taking Chapman, Tucker and Taylor out of the game. Whenever Chapman would get the ball you could clearly hear "SHOOTER" from their bench. They were focusing on taking Utah out of the three point game and forcing them inside where they wanted them. Great strategy.

I felt like we matched their physical play and intensity, but lost focus a couple of times because of it. Plus, you can only match their physical play from an effort standpoint. No matter how much effort you put out, it is hard to physically match guys like RHJ, Johnson, and Ashley.


Utah will be fine, still going to the dance, maybe a 4 or even a 5 seed but they are a lock for the party.

I believe Utah sweeps the state of Washington and gets to the semifinal round of the tournament and locks in a 3 seed. The only way they end up 5 is if they lose 1 on the road and lose the first game in the tournament. Which could happen if they let the Arizona game get into their heads. From what I've seen this year, however, I don't expect it. They always seem to bounce back well after losses.

SoCalPat
03-02-2015, 12:26 PM
I felt like we matched their physical play and intensity, but lost focus a couple of times because of it. Plus, you can only match their physical play from an effort standpoint. No matter how much effort you put out, it is hard to physically match guys like RHJ, Johnson, and Ashley.



I believe Utah sweeps the state of Washington and gets to the semifinal round of the tournament and locks in a 3 seed. The only way they end up 5 is if they lose 1 on the road and lose the first game in the tournament. Which could happen if they let the Arizona game get into their heads. From what I've seen this year, however, I don't expect it. They always seem to bounce back well after losses.

We're not getting a 3 seed without beating Arizona in Vegas, and we probably had to beat them in SLC, too. It's a pipedream to suggest otherwise. Without beating Arizona (or losing to someone else), a 5 seed is quite possible.

Lunardi's current three seeds vs. the RPI top 25 and 50 vs. Utah

Oklahoma 4-4 and 9-4

Iowa State 4-5 and 9-5

Notre Dame 2-3 and 4-4

Maryland 2-1 and 6-4

Utah 1-4 and 2-5

sancho
03-02-2015, 01:22 PM
We're not getting a 3 seed without beating Arizona in Vegas, and we probably had to beat them in SLC, too. It's a pipedream to suggest otherwise. Without beating Arizona (or losing to someone else), a 5 seed is quite possible.


Yes, you don't give out 3 seeds to teams with only one big win.

Something Utah has that the other teams you list do not have - a clean slate in terms of bad losses.

Oklahoma has a loss to Creighton (RPI 125) and one to UW (105). Both very bad. One to KState (76).

Iowa State lost to S. Carolina (95), Texas Tech (171), and KState (76).

Notre Dame is like us with better wins. Their worst loss is to Syracuse (57)

Maryland's worst loss is to Illinois (59).

SoCalPat
03-02-2015, 01:27 PM
Yes, you don't give out 3 seeds to teams with only one big win.

Something Utah has that the other teams you list do not have - a clean slate in terms of bad losses.

Oklahoma has a loss to Creighton (RPI 125) and one to UW (105). Both very bad. One to KState (76).

Iowa State lost to S. Carolina (95), Texas Tech (171), and KState (76).

Notre Dame is like us with better wins. Their worst loss is to Syracuse (57)

Maryland's worst loss is to Illinois (59).

Oklahoma, with 9 losses, certainly doesn't look a 3 seed from W-L. But that loss to Creighton was on the road, and the loss to UW came when Upshaw was still playing.

To me, a bad loss is anything 150 or lower. Losing to 100-150 on the road isn't a resume killer in and of itself.

Analytics say we're a 3 seed, but that incorporates MOV and that doesn't say a whole lot when considering we're in the No. 6 league for RPI. I'd be happy with a 4 seed.

sancho
03-02-2015, 01:32 PM
Oklahoma, with 9 losses, certainly doesn't look a 3 seed from W-L. But that loss to Creighton was on the road, and the loss to UW came when Upshaw was still playing.

To me, a bad loss is anything 150 or lower. Losing to 100-150 on the road isn't a resume killer in and of itself.

Analytics say we're a 3 seed, but that incorporates MOV and that doesn't say a whole lot when considering we're in the No. 6 league for RPI. I'd be happy with a 4 seed.


I agree with you. We are a 4. But I do think we get a 3 if we win out from here. That would add a top 10 win and a top 50. Plus, the committee always overreacts to conference tournaments.

I have a different system since I don't trust the RPI. To me, a good win is a win over a bubble team or better. A bad loss is a loss to a team that is outside of the bubble. It doesn't change much either way. The committee values strong wins much more than it values the absence of bad losses.

sancho
03-02-2015, 01:34 PM
Oklahoma, with 9 losses

The Big12 is brutal. There are only two bad teams in the entire conference.

Scorcho
03-02-2015, 02:53 PM
with as many as 5 games left to play before the NCAA's, there is just too much in play. I can see anywhere from a #2 to a #9.

- If Utah finishes 5-0 I suspect they would get a #3 seed (with help there's an outside chance at a #2). Let's be honest, if Utah faces AZ on a neutral court, they'll lose by 10-15 points.

- 0-3 and Utah's probably an #8 or #9 seed, I just can't envision Utah losing to UW. They seemed to have quit in Seattle.

- 4-1 with a loss in the championship game equates a #4.

Scorcho
03-02-2015, 04:28 PM
also it does seem like preference is given to teams that have fared well in the past few years in the tourney (which Utah does not have).

LA Ute
03-02-2015, 04:57 PM
My gut feeling is that this team does not lack character, just experience. It seems to me unlikely that they fall apart now. But I do think we'll probably end up a 4 unless a light goes on in their collective head and they tear through the rest of their schedule and toe conference tournament.

The Thrill
03-05-2015, 08:36 PM
Player

FG%
3P%
FT%
Points
Rebounds
Assists
Blocks
Steals
Ast/To


1
Delon Wright
Utah
51.7%
32.2%
82.4%
14.3
4.6
5.3
0.9
2.2
2.98


2
Gary Payton II
Oregon State
48.7%
29.5%
67.7%
13.3
7.5
3.2
1.2
3.1
1.64


3
Josh Hawkinson
WSU
48.7%
20.0%
85.5%
14.6
10.9
1.0
1.2
0.4
1.00


4
Joseph Young
Oregon
44.0%
35.2%
91.8%
19.8
4.5
3.7
0.0
1.1
1.60


5
Tyrone Wallace
California
42.6%
30.4%
60.4%
17.0
7.4
3.8
0.3
1.3
1.33


6
Nigel Williams-Goss
Washington
44.0%
24.4%
76.7%
15.4
4.6
6.1
0.2
1.1
2.13


7
Anthony Brown
Stanford
43.0%
45.0%
76.9%
15.2
7.3
2.8
0.3
0.7
1.47


8
Kevon Looney
UCLA
47.4%
44.4%
64.1%
12.3
9.5
1.5
1.0
1.3
1.07


9
Robert Upshaw
Washington
59.3%
0.0%
43.4%
10.9
8.2
0.5
4.5
0.4
0.38


10
Chasson Randle
Stanford
39.9%
35.3%
90.7%
19.4
3.4
3.1
0.2
1.5
1.51


11
Stanley Johnson
Arizona
44.9%
34.6%
74.1%
14.1
6.8
1.8
0.3
1.5
0.78


12
Josh Scott
Colorado
50.3%
33.3%
76.1%
12.6
7.6
1.1
2.0
0.6
1.29


13
Norman Powell
UCLA
45.4%
31.3%
73.2%
16.3
4.7
2.0
0.3
1.9
0.94


14
Bryce Alford
UCLA
39.3%
36.4%
83.8%
15.5
3.1
5.1
0.0
1.0
2.04


15
T.J. McConnell
Arizona
49.4%
33.3%
72.7%
9.7
3.8
6.0
0.1
2.1
2.98


16
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
Arizona
52.5%
23.8%
69.9%
11.1
6.7
1.5
0.9
1.1
0.88


17
Elgin Cook
Oregon
52.2%
22.2%
73.2%
13.1
5.4
1.7
0.2
1.1
0.78


18
Askia Booker
Colorado
39.6%
35.5%
82.8%
17.4
3.2
3.1
0.1
1.4
1.31


19
Stefan Nastic
Stanford
47.6%
0.0%
72.8%
13.6
6.6
1.4
1.1
0.4
0.76


20
Andrew Andrews
Washington
39.9%
37.2%
82.2%
14.5
4.4
2.3
0.0
1.5
1.15


21
Nikola Jovanovic
USC
51.4%
15.4%
63.9%
12.3
7.0
0.5
0.8
0.4
0.23


22
David Kravish
California
47.6%
28.6%
70.2%
11.2
6.9
1.2
1.5
0.4
0.82


23
Savon Goodman
ASU
57.1%
0.0%
58.8%
10.8
7.1
0.7
0.3
0.7
0.33


24
Jakob Poeltl
Utah
67.1%
0.0%
42.2%
8.5
7.1
0.6
1.9
0.4
0.37


25
DaVonte Lacy
WSU
41.3%
33.0%
76.4%
17.3
2.9
2.2
0.1
0.7
1.13


26
Julian Jacobs
USC
50.8%
28.1%
70.0%
8.5
4.2
3.4
0.4
1.1
1.33


27
Dillon Brooks
Oregon
44.6%
31.9%
82.2%
11.4
4.9
1.9
0.6
0.5
0.85


28
Eric Jacobsen
ASU
63.8%
0.0%
57.3%
8.8
6.3
1.0
1.2
0.6
0.59


29
Mike Anderson
Washington
43.7%
38.3%
70.1%
8.0
6.1
2.4
0.5
0.9
1.17


30
Jordan Bell
Oregon
58.9%
0.0%
50.0%
5.2
6.4
1.5
2.8
0.9
1.47


31
Tony Parker
UCLA
54.2%
0.0%
54.5%
10.9
6.8
0.4
0.9
0.6
0.28


32
Wesley Gordon
Colorado
53.8%
28.6%
69.2%
7.1
7.3
1.1
1.5
0.4
0.88


33
Brandon Taylor
Utah
45.5%
43.7%
87.0%
10.4
2.5
3.5
0.0
1.2
2.45


34
Jordan McLaughlin
USC
35.2%
27.2%
65.2%
12.1
3.0
4.5
0.2
1.5
2.00


35
Jordan Mathews
California
45.3%
45.1%
79.3%
14.2
3.2
1.3
0.0
0.5
0.95


36
Kaleb Tarczewski
Arizona
59.1%
0.0%
70.0%
9.1
5.1
0.3
0.6
0.5
0.16


37
Malcolm Duvivier
Oregon State
36.4%
30.8%
73.4%
10.5
2.9
3.5
0.1
1.2
1.25


38
Gerry Blakes
ASU
40.5%
28.9%
80.3%
11.1
4.3
1.8
0.1
0.8
0.74


39
Brandon Ashley
Arizona
48.0%
35.3%
63.9%
11.2
5.2
0.6
0.7
0.7
0.44


40
Shaquielle McKissic
ASU
43.2%
34.7%
63.8%
11.1
4.1
1.9
0.1
1.4
1.38


41
Isaac Hamilton
UCLA
38.0%
37.0%
69.0%
10.1
3.6
3.1
0.2
0.9
1.35


42
Xavier Johnson
Colorado
42.8%
36.6%
65.1%
10.7
5.6
0.6
0.3
0.7
0.33


43
Dwayne Benjamin
Oregon
45.8%
37.9%
44.9%
8.7
5.9
1.1
0.4
0.8
1.45


44
Ike Iroegbu
WSU
44.2%
33.8%
74.0%
8.4
2.7
3.1
0.1
0.5
1.61


45
Rosco Allen
Stanford
44.1%
41.0%
62.2%
8.4
4.8
1.4
0.3
0.6
1.06


46
Jabari Bird
California
43.7%
33.3%
76.7%
10.5
3.3
2.0
0.5
0.4
1.81


47
Shawn Kemp Jr.
Washington
60.1%
0.0%
59.7%
9.9
3.7
0.2
0.7
0.3
0.20


48
Katin Reinhardt
USC
36.6%
37.8%
82.5%
12.4
2.5
1.8
0.2
1.0
0.93


49
Jordan Loveridge
Utah
41.6%
44.0%
87.0%
9.9
3.8
0.7
0.1
0.6
0.50


50
Langston Morris-Walker
Oregon State
36.5%
31.0%
70.5%
9.4
4.7
1.5
0.1
0.9
1.13


51
Victor Robbins
Oregon State
46.1%
30.3%
70.9%
10.3
3.5
0.6
0.1
0.9
0.53


52
Jaron Hopkins
Colorado
48.5%
37.1%
56.3%
6.5
3.5
1.4
0.2
1.0
0.77


53
Darion Clark
USC
44.1%
0.0%
54.9%
5.9
5.8
0.8
0.6
0.4
0.54


54
Tra Holder
ASU
31.4%
28.2%
73.0%
6.9
1.9
3.5
0.0
0.6
1.42


55
Olaf Schaftenaar
Oregon State
39.2%
36.8%
79.5%
7.5
3.3
1.6
0.3
0.5
1.20


56
Ny Redding
WSU
41.4%
24.0%
80.3%
4.5
1.9
3.6
0.1
0.6
1.82


57
Jarmal Reid
Oregon State
44.3%
20.0%
73.3%
8.2
2.8
1.1
0.4
0.9
0.82


58
Gabe York
Arizona
43.2%
37.2%
79.4%
9.1
2.1
1.3
0.4
0.5
1.44


59
Reid Travis
Stanford
46.9%
0.0%
48.1%
6.1
5.7
0.5
0.2
0.9
0.59


60
Jernard Jarreau
Washington
41.7%
33.3%
60.0%
4.8
4.8
1.1
0.8
0.6
0.91

U-Ute
03-06-2015, 10:41 AM
I think the only surprise in this list is seeing Alford above McConnell.

That's hard to swallow.

The Thrill
03-06-2015, 07:28 PM
I think the only surprise in this list is seeing Alford above McConnell.

That's hard to swallow.

It's mostly because he scores so much, they are pretty even. Plus UCLA had the toughest schedule in the entire Pac12...he gets bonus points for that right? Losing to Kentucky by 40 points though is hardly salvageable.

Alford has had 7 20+ point games including a 28 6/11 from deep game early in the season.
Just because he went 0-10 vs Utah (by far his worst game) doesn't make him a bad player.
He's had double digit assists twice and a couple of 4 steal games. He's put up good numbers vs good teams.

U-Ute
03-06-2015, 07:49 PM
Surely the equation takes into account a d-baggery factor?

The Thrill
03-06-2015, 07:51 PM
Player
Efficiency
+/-


Delon Wright
33
+12.3


Jordan Loveridge
11
+1.7


Brandon Taylor
11
-0.9


Chris Reyes
7
+0.3


Dakarai Tucker
6
-1.0


Isaiah Wright
3
+0.1


Dallin Bachynski
3
-2.0


Jakob Poeltl
3
-10.0


Kyle Kuzma
2
-1.7


Brekkott Chapman
-1
-7.5


Jeremy Olsen
-1
-2.7


Kenneth Ogbe
DNP



Austin Eastman
DNP



Jake Connor
DNP



Eris Winder
DNP




This game could have quickly been over with 8 minutes left but J Love and Taylor bailed out a really sluggish team. Delon actually put up his second best performace of the year and best in Pac12 play. Previously had a 29 vs Washington State (previous Pac12 high). Delon has reached 30, 5 times. Poeltl and Chapman were dreadful. -17.5 between the two of them didn't balance out Delons +12 of his average. Poeltl looked lost last night, give it to that Hawkinson kid (20th best opponent output), he really outplayed Jakob.

The good....Delon. How does a guy go 4/6 from the field and finish with 33 efficiency score? By going 8/8 from the line with 8 rebounds and 8 assists, 2 blocks and a steal (a very timely steal I might add). Utah made 10 threes, only the 5th time all year making double digit in threes. Utah was 79.2% 19/24 from the free throw line and it was necessary. Utah rebounded well and was +21 in defensive rebounding opportunities and only -10 on offensive (anything around minus ten or less is great) Utah actually played a fairly clean game with only 8 turnovers and 16 fouls...it's just they couldn't make a shot.

The bad....shooting. Utah shot 40.4% 19/47 from the field and for the second time this season (@Arizona) Utah made more shots from the outside than from 2. 10 three pointers made and only 9 two point shots made. That's crazy talk. 4 out of the last 5 games Utah has failed to reach 20 made shots (Arizona St 31). Before this stretch Utah failed to reach 20 made shots 2 times (@Arizona and @San Diego St...both losses). Utah only had 2 steals, 4 under their average. Give it to the Cougars, they played a great game and Utah just seemed out of it. Lucky for Utah Loveridge and Taylor woke up when they did. That long three from JLove was the game changer.

1 more game then it's on to the tournament!

The Thrill
03-06-2015, 08:32 PM
I wanted to take a closer look at the results per possessions.
Below are the total number of possessions per game (color coordinated by ranking)


# of Possessions per game
Turnovers per possession


1417
1421

The Thrill
03-06-2015, 08:39 PM
Made 2 pointers per possession
Made 3 pointers per possession
Score per possession


1418
1419
1420



You can obviously see a huge drop off of 2 point shots made in just the last 5 games, minus ASU.
Amazing that Arizona scored at least a 2 pointer on 43.6% of their possessions...that's efficient.

As you can see Utah actually scored on almost half their possessions last night, that's not bad.
Problem is Washington State didn't turn the ball over and they also scored on a high number of possessions.
That will always keep the game close.

FYI - Scores takes free throws into account.

The Thrill
03-07-2015, 06:42 PM
Player
Efficiency
+/-


Delon Wright
21
+0.3


Jakob Poeltl
17
+3.9


Jordan Loverdige
14
+4.5


Brandon Taylor
7
-4.7


Kyle Kuzma
4
+0.3


Chris Reyes
3
-3.6


Isaiah Wright
2
-0.8


Dallin Bachynski
1
-3.8


Dakarai Tucker
0
-6.7


Brekkott Chapman
-1
-7.2


Jake Connor
DNP



Austin Eastman
DNP



Kenneth Ogbe
DNP



Jeremy Olsen
DNP



Eris Winder
DNP




Nigel Williams-Goss single handedly destroyed the Utes today. 28 efficiency smashed the season high for a Utah opponent. 11/18 from the field, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals. Great game. Wright, Poeltl and Loveridge showed up and the rest of the team took a nice scenic day off down at the Space Needle. Brandon Taylor "the views of the city from up there were amazing. I hope we won today." Dakarai Tucker was quoted "I went to go whale watching but fell asleep...how much did we win by?"

The good....Utah shot 52% 26/50 for the game and 32.7% of their possessions ended in a 2 point shot (avg 25.7% for season). That's about it.

The bad....Utah just didn't seem to care in this game. 23 rebounds vs a team missing their two big guys, 2nd lowest of the season. Averaging 34 rebounds per game. 2 steals for the 6th time this year. 5/19 from deep 26.3% was awful and 5th worst on the season. Utah gave up 77 points...the most all season. 82 efficiency allowed was second worst (@Arizona 83). 51% from the field was the first time all season an opponent shot over 50%. 57.1% from deep 8/14 was the highest all season, Kansas 6/11 54.5%. Washington scored on 55.4% of all possessions, Utah had been allowing 40.8% all year. Utah allowed a 3 point shot make on 13% of Washington possessions, been allowing 7.4%.

Utah slept through this game and deserved to lose.

Hopefully they were just saving some energy for the tournament.

That is all.

The Thrill
03-07-2015, 06:59 PM
Player
Team
FG
FT
3P
Reb
Ast
Stl
Blk
TO
Pts
Eff


1
Nigel Williams-Goss
@Washington
11/18
5/7
1/2
6
3
2
0
2
28
28


2
Sean Sellers
Ball State
8/13
6/6
4/6
2
1
1
0
2
26
23


3
Tyrone Wallace
California
11/15
2/7
2/3
7
2
1
0
4
26
23


4
Robert Upshaw
Washington
6/8
1/3
0/0
9
1
0
5
1
13
23


5
Stanley Johnson
@Arizona
6/12
5/7
1/2
9
1
2
0
1
18
21


6
TJ McConnell
@Arizona
8/10
0/2
0/1
3
6
1
0
2
16
20


7
Kyle Collinsworth
@BYU
7/15
2/5
1/2
9
5
1
1
2
17
20


8
Norman Powell
@UCLA
9/16
5/6
0/3
4
1
2
0
2
23
20


9
Perry Ellis
@Kansas
5/7
3/4
1/1
6
3
1
2
4
14
19


10
Dillon Brooks
@Oregon
7/10
4/6
1/1
7
1
0
0
3
19
19


11
Brandon Ashley
@Arizona
6/9
2/3
0/1
8
0
0
1
1
14
18


12
Jabari Bird
California
10/14
0/0
1/2
1
0
0
1
1
21
18


13
Andrew Andrews
Washington
7/14
3/3
5/6
2
2
1
0
2
22
18


14
Tyler Haws
@BYU
9/22
2/3
3/5
8
1
0
1
2
23
17


15
JJ O'Brien
@San Diego St
3/10
6/6
0/1
11
3
1
0
3
12
17


16
Christian Wood
@UNLV
4/10
0/0
0/1
13
1
2
2
3
8
17


17
Mike Anderson
@Washington
4/6
4/6
3/3
4
2
1
1
2
15
17


18
Jamari Traylor
@Kansas
4/8
5/5
0/0
5
0
2
1
1
13
16


19
Bryce Alford
@UCLA
4/12
4/4
2/6
3
7
2
0
2
14
16


20
Kaleb Tarczewski
Arizona
3/4
7/9
0/0
6
0
0
1
1
13
16


21
Malik Martin
USC
6/10
0/2
2/3
6
1
1
1
1
14
16


22
Josh Hawkinson
@Washington St
4/7
3/4
0/0
9
3
0
0
3
11
16


23
Malcolm Duvivier
@Oregon St
5/12
1/2
1/3
5
4
2
1
1
12
15


24
Shaquille Boga
Texas-PanAm
5/9
4/4
2/4
3
2
1
0
3
16
15


25
Tekele Cotton
Wichita St
4/8
3/4
3/5
3
1
2
1
1
14
15



Jernard Jarreau
@Washington
5/8
1/2
3/4
4
1
1
0
1
14
15




By the way...Washington only played 7 guys

The Thrill
03-07-2015, 07:02 PM
G
FG
FG%
FT
FT%
3P
3P%
Reb
Ast
Stl
Blk
TO
Pts
Eff


Wright, Delon
30
145/278
52.2%
129/153
84.3%
21/65
32.3%
4.6
5.3
2.1
1.0
1.8
14.7
20.7


Poeltl, Jakob
29
104/151
68.9%
40/96
41.7%
0/1
0.0%
6.9
0.6
0.4
1.8
1.7
8.6
13.1


Taylor, Brandon
30
101/226
44.7%
42/48
87.5%
67/157
42.7%
2.5
3.4
1.2
0.0
1.4
10.4
11.7


Loveridge, Jordan
23
73/173
42.2%
43/50
86.0%
46/102
45.1%
3.7
0.8
0.5
0.2
1.3
10.2
9.5


Tucker, Dakarai
26
63/148
42.6%
30/38
78.9%
34/98
34.7%
2.3
0.7
0.4
0.3
0.8
7.3
6.7


Reyes, Chris
30
54/112
48.2%
30/57
52.6%
2/3
66.7%
4.0
0.5
0.2
0.7
0.7
4.7
6.6


Chapman, Brekkott
30
64/130
49.2%
38/51
74.5%
19/39
48.7%
2.3
0.4
0.6
0.5
1.1
6.2
6.2


Bachynski, Dallin
30
40/76
52.6%
34/47
72.3%
1/2
50.0%
2.3
0.2
0.3
0.3
0.5
3.8
4.8


Kuzma, Kyle
28
35/75
46.7%
20/36
55.6%
10/33
30.3%
1.9
0.6
0.0
0.2
0.6
3.6
3.7


Ogbe, Kenneth
22
30/70
42.9%
24/35
68.6%
15/40
37.5%
1.4
0.5
0.2
0.0
0.8
4.5
3.6


Wright, Isaiah
28
15/41
36.6%
14/18
77.8%
11/28
39.3%
0.7
1.9
0.1
0.1
0.9
2.0
2.8


Olsen, Jeremy
22
14/34
41.2%
10/20
50.0%
0/0
-
1.5
0.0
0.1
0.2
0.5
1.7
1.7


Eastman, Austin
18
1/6
16.7%
4/6
66.7%
1/3
33.3%
0.3
0.0
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.4
0.3

The Thrill
11-07-2015, 10:18 AM
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