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  1. #31

    Utah 79 Oregon 74 (Utah 66-56)

    Tyler Rawson 21 +3.1 Troy Brown 17 #11
    David Collette 17 +1.7 MiKyle McIntosh 14 #14
    Justin Bibbins 17 +1.6 Elijah Brown 14 #14
    Sedrick Barefield 15 +7.5 Kenny Wooten 8
    Jayce Johnson 8 -1.1 Roman Sorkin 4
    Kolbe Caldwell 2 +0.1 Victor Bailey Jr. 2
    Parker Van Dyke -1 -3.4 MJ Cage 2
    Gabe Bealer -2 -9.5 Keith Smith 0

    Abu Kigab 0

    Payton Pritchard -2

    Hands down, Bibbins getting hot won this game. Something I haven't heard a lot about was the Utah defense frustrating the Ducks.
    On several occasions I noticed Oregon players jawing with each other and telling them they did something wrong.
    I hope this is the case going forward. The Utah defense is good, not great, but they play smart rotation D and there aren't many easy shots.
    I heard K talk about this team. He had a heart to heart with them and said "none of you are good enough to win one on one at either end of the floor. You need each other, use them." or something to that effect

    First off, Oregon had 0 steals and Utah had only 3 turnovers. Wow. That will win games. The two biggest games Utah has won this year (Missouri and Oregon) they have a combined 7 turnovers. Averaging 12.1 per game. Obviously huge. Utah was 10/27 from deep with is just barely above their average so I wouldn't say this was an amazing game from deep but Bibbins showed up when he needed to.
    I barely remember Rawson playing and then the dude gets a 21 PER. 3/9 from the field, 1/5 from deep, but 9 rebounds and 7 assists with only 1 turnover. The guy is so important to this team.
    Barefield +7.5 PER on his average was also huge. He's been bad on the road and vs Pac12 teams. I guess the tradeoff was Bealer disappeared.

    Second point, Pritchard was -2 PER. 2/10 from the field. 0/5 from 3. 4 turnovers. FYI he's their leader. Averaging 15.6 and 4.4 assists. Avg PER is 15.9 so he was -17.9 for the game.

    Utah was +20 on possessions. That's huge. They took +10 shots. +1 on offensive rebounds, and -8 on turnovers.
    Crazy stat, both teams went 10/27 from deep and both teams had 5 blocks (Wooten had all 5)
    14 turnovers was a season low for a Utah game. Average is 25.3 combined.
    The teams combined for 18/24 from the line, both season lows for Utah game. Total of 29 fouls was the first time there were less than 30.
    122 points was also a season low. 143.4 average.

    This was a balanced game across the board (FG almost the same 41.3% to 41.1%, three was exactly the same, Utah was +4.2% from the line 8/11 vs 10/13.
    The difference here was turnovers. Utah was -8 on turnovers and that won the game.

    Next game, Oregon State. 59th in FG%, 314th in 3pt%, 168th in points, 196th in rebounding.
    Former Ute commit Tres Tinkle is leading the team with 18.5 points, he also leads in rebounding at 6.9 and steals at 1.6.
    Drew Eubanks is a load. 6'10" 250 pounds, he's reached double figures in 11 of 13 games. Season high 26 pts and 11 rebs vs Long Beach State last month. Had a 10/10 game vs Loyola Marymount.
    The Beavers had won 6 in a row in December. A 1 pt loss to Kent State keeps them from being 10-3 and on an 8 game win streak.
    Their toughest game of the season was a 5 pt loss to St. John's. They've only faced 2 top 100 teams and lost both (Wyoming)
    Last edited by The Thrill; 12-30-2017 at 06:04 PM.

  2. #32

    Oregon State 90 Utah 73 (Utah 66-64)

    Justin Bibbins 21 +5.2 Tres Tinkle 17 #11
    David Collette 10 -4.8 Drew Eubanks 12 #23
    Kolbe Caldwell 10 +7.4 Stephen Thompson Jr 11
    Jayce Johnson 9 -0.1 Alfred Hollins 10
    Gabe Bealer 5 -2.3 Seth Berger 9
    Tyler Rawson 5 -11.9 Zach Reichle 7
    Sedrick Barefield 5 -2.3 Ronnie Stacy 3
    Parker Van Dyke 5 +2.4 Ethan Thompson 2

    Ben Kone 1

    First off, that is not a misprint. Oregon State was a much more efficient team and Utah didn't deserve to win that game...but they did.
    Difference was simple, three point makes. Utah was +5. A couple of those become a 2 and it's overtime.
    OSU was +8 on the offensive boards, +5 rebounding overall, +3 on steals, they shot 6% better from the field, 14% better from deep and 6% better from the line
    OSU was +22 on possessions over Utah. They took +11 more shots

    Utah allows 79.9 efficiency per team. They are 2-3 in games where the opponents score better than 80 on efficiency.
    Utah averages 87.7 efficiency per team. They are 1-3 when they score under 80 on efficiency. Obviously 80 is the magic number....but not this game.

    This was a game of brothers. Oregon State plays very similar to Utah, scrappy, good passing, pound the inside, team game. Montgomery basketball.
    Tres Tinkle is their leader and was only 3/11 from the field but still led them in scoring with 14 and 17 PER.
    Barefield dropped below 90% for free thows, now at 88.9%. Utah has 4 players over 80% from the line. (Barefield, Bibbins, Tillman and Caldwell) Utah was 81.3% for the game and needed all 13 makes. This was the 7th game Utah broke the 80% at the line. 6-1 record (Butler was the loss 9/11 attempts).

    This sweep surprised a lot of people, it's a great start to the season...but the two toughest home games of the year are next. Winning on the road is what gets you into the dance.

    Next up, #17 (and rising) Arizona
    8th in FG%, 37th in 3pt %, 46th in points scored, 156th in rebounding.

    JMHC better be full and ready to go.

  3. #33
    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    I think you mean Utah was +6%, +14%, and +6%.
    You are correct.
    Utah 47.7%
    OSU 41.8%

    Utah 81.3%
    OSU 75.0%

    Utah 47.8%
    OSU 33.3%

  4. #34

    Arizona 132 Utah 86 (Arizona 94-82)

    Tyler Rawson 21 -1.8 Deandre Ayton 31 #4
    Sedrick Barefield 21 +12.7 Parker Jackson-Cartwright 25 #5
    Justin Bibbins 20 +3.9 Rawle Alkins 22 #8
    David Collette 15 -1.7 Dusan Ristic 14 #18
    Donnie Tillman 12 -3.3 Allonzo Trier 14 #18
    Kolbe Caldwell 9 +0.3 Keanu Pinder 4
    Gabe Bealer 2 -4.8 Ira Lee 3
    Jayce Johnson 2 -6.5 Brandon Randolph 3
    Christian Popoola 0 -0.3 Dylan Smith 2
    Parker Van Dyke -1 -3.4 Alex Barcello -3

    First off, 132 efficiency score for a team? Keep in mind Utah had 126 vs Mississippi Valley State, a game Utah won by 40 and vs current 0-14 Delta Devils.
    Utah gave up 123 vs UNLV and 115 vs BYU. 107 vs Butler...all losses.

    Next, -23 on the boards, -14 on free throw attempts and -17 on possessions. Second chances and attacking the key won this game for Arizona.
    Utah stayed in the game by hitting three's in the second half. +14 attempts and +8 makes. Otherwise, this is a 20+ blowout win for the Wildcats.
    Arizona was 30/36 from the line, 83.3%, both season highs for Utah opponent.
    Arizona was 4/12 from deep, season lows for UO
    Utah only had 4 offensive rebounds for the second straight game. Season average is 7.7. The 23 rebounds was a season low, avg 34.6
    Utah did have 8 steals, +3 over their average but was +6 over their average on fouls and the 23 fouls was a season high.
    In Utah losses they foul more. +3.4 more fouls in Utah losses.

    Here's a huge stat. In the percentage of shot attempts to assists, Utah averages 27.1% of all shot attempts getting an assist. They allow 18.5%
    In losses for Utah that number drops to 21.8% but they allow 24.0% of all shots to come off an assist. The answer to that is simple...better teams.
    In wins for Utah that number jumps to 29.3% and they only allow 16.4%.
    Versus Arizona Utah actually scored high with a 30.5% 18 assists on 59 attempts and only allowed 25.0% (15 ast / 60 shot att)...Utah played well enough to win but the second chances killed them.

    The 58 free throw attempts were a season high for a Utah game.
    69 rebounds were right at the season average for a Utah game.
    The 176 points scored were +31.2 over the average Utah game.
    And the combined 204 efficiency was the first 200+ efficiency game this season. Avg 158.5
    Utah is currently shooting the highest % of the season from deep.
    Started at 25% and shot up to 36.7% then went as low as 31.7% after UNLV and has now climbed back up to 36.7%
    Free throw shooting peaked at 79.3% after the Utah State game, currently at 78.2%
    2pt shots peaked in game 1 at 66.7% and has gone straight down since. Currently at 52.7% (just 2pt not including 3pt)

    The two bright spots in this game were the Utes held Allonzo Trier to 7 points, -14.3 under his average.
    But Jackson-Cartwright who was averaging 7 pts, got 19 vs the Utes so they offset.

    The other bright spot was Utah didn't give up. Down 17 I gave up, I thought they would. The crowd was great, Ayton was just better.

    Side note, Emmanuel Akot should've been a Ute.

    Bring on the Devils. Dammit they lost...they're going to be pissed on Sunday and the Devil hates Sundays. Tough game

    ASU is 23rd in FG%, 42nd in 3pt%, 74th in Pts scored and 111th in Rebounding.

  5. #35

    Arizona State 101 Utah 82 (ASU 80-77)

    Tyler Rawson 22 +4.9 Shannon Evans II 22 #8
    Justin Bibbins 20 +3.6 Kodi Justice 14 #19
    David Collette 17 +2.1 Remy Martin 13
    Sedrick Barefield 16 +7.1 Tra Holder 12
    Jayce Johnson 6 -2.3 Mickey Mitchell 8
    Kolbe Caldwell 2 -0.6 De'Quon Lake 7
    Parker Van Dyke 2 -0.3 Kimani Lawrence 3
    Chris Seeley -1 -6.8 Romello White 1
    Gabe Bealer -2 -8.2 Vitaliy Shibel 1

    Heartbreaker but ASU is a solid team, not #4 but they are good.
    The one bright side of this week is that Tra Holder and Allonzo Trier didn't kill the Utes....but Shannon Evans and Parker Jackson-Cartwright did.

    Utah was 29/36 from the line, both season highs. 3rd straight game shooting over 80% from the line.
    31 fouls by ASU was +10 for a Utah opponent.
    For the 3rd straight game Utah got killed on possessions. -22 vs Oregon St, -17 vs Arizona and -18 vs Arizona State
    This is all on the offensive boards. -8 vs OSU, -10 vs AZ and -7 vs ASU. Second chances.

    Giving up 1/4 rebounds to the offense is where you want to be.
    Below are the opponents offensive rebounding opportunity results, remember the goal is 25%
    37.5% vs Oregon State
    46.7% vs Arizona
    32.3% vs Arizona State

    For Utah on the offensive glass, again getting over 25% is key. Utah is at 24.4% for the season.
    17.4% vs Oregon State
    12.1% vs Arizona
    14.3% vs Arizona State

    What this means is Utah is getting beat on the boards.
    For the 4th straight game (all Pac12) Utah has been out-rebounded.
    -3 Oregon
    -5 Oregon State
    -23 Arizona
    -4 Arizona State

    Collette season avg 4.6 rebounds - avg 3.3 in the Pac12
    Tillman season avg 6.3 rebounds - avg 6 in 1 Pac12 game
    Seeley had 17 rebounds in 2 games - 0 since
    Jayce Johnson 5.6 and Rawson 6.4 are the most consistent.

    Utah is missing that rebounding monster. Kuzma averaged 9.3 last year. Just don't have that guy this year.
    Jayce is a beast on the boards but he's such an offensive liability he can't be out there.

    Utah will be fine, they didn't get blown out in either game. Arizona and Arizona State might be 1, 2 in the league this year.

    Next up UCLA...78th in FG%, 84th in 3pt%, 26th in scoring, 17th in rebounding.
    SoCal Trip.

  6. #36

    UCLA 112 Utah 67 (UCLA 83-64)

    David Collette 16 +1.1 Prince Ali 22 #8
    Chris Seeley 13 +5.8 Aaron Holiday 21 #12
    Tyler Rawson 11 -5.8 Kris Wilkes 21 #12
    Justin Bibbins 11 -5.1 Jaylen Hands 13
    Gabe Bealer 6 -0.2 Thomas Welsh 9
    Christian Popoola 3 +2.4 Gyorgy Goloman 5
    Sedrick Barefield 2 -6.4 Alex Olesinksi 3
    Beau Rydalch 2 +0.5 Alec Wulff 2
    Parker Van Dyke 1 -1.3 Chris Smith 0
    Jake Connor 1 +0.1

    Kolbe Caldwell 0 -2.4

    Jakub Jokl 0 -1.7

    First off, welcome back Chris Seeley. 3/5 from the field, 7 rebounds in 19 minutes. I can't wait to see Seeley and Tillman at full strength.
    Second, what is with Barefield on the road? Dude just disappears.

    UCLA only had 8 turnovers. The 3rd time a team had less than 10 turnovers (E Washington and Oregon St)
    UCLA only had 14 fouls. Is that Chris Hill's fault? Maybe
    UCLA was +5 on steals. +5 on three pointers made. -5 on turnovers.
    Utah was awful from deep, 7/26 at 26.9% is bad. Especially when UCLA goes 12/23 52.2%
    Utah was 1/3 from the right wing. 0/4 from right corner. 2/5 from the top. 2/11 from the left side wing. 2/3 from left corner (both Bealer)
    Utah did much better on the boards. Allowed 78.6% of Utah shots UCLA defensive rebounded (goal is 75%) and 29.6% of UCLA shots offensive rebounded (goal 25%)
    This was a very low free throw game. Utah games average 30/39 combined. This game was 22/26, only 30 fouls (avg 38 for Utah game combined)
    Only 2 blocks, both from Utah.
    147 points was just over the average Utah game at 145.7
    UCLA was +11 on possessions

    Utah first 7 minutes of 1st half they were outscored 9-21
    Utah first 5 minutes of 2nd half they were outscored 4-11
    During that 12 minutes Utah was 13-32
    The other 28 minutes Utah was even at 51-51
    They must not let teams get out on them at the beginning of the halves.

    Bring on the Trojans.
    USC is 73rd in FG%, 49th in 3Pt%, 34th in scoring, 133rd in rebounding.
    USC looks to be favored to win 77-72

  7. #37

    USC 104 Utah 71 (USC 84-67)

    Jayce Johnson 21 +11.8 Jordan McLaughlin 18 18th
    Justin Bibbins 16 -0.1 Jonah Mathews 16 21st
    David Collette 13 -1.8 Bennie Boatwright 14 24th
    Donnie Tillman 10 -3.0 Elijah Stewart 11
    Parker Van Dyke 9 +6.4 Shaqquan Aaron 10
    Tyler Rawson 4 -12.0 Jordan Usher 10
    Chris Seeley 1 -5.2 Chimezie Metu 9
    Christian Popoola 1 +0.4 Nick Rakocevic 6
    Gabe Bealer 0 -5.8 Derryck Thornton 2
    Sedrick Barefield -6 -13.5 Victor Uyaelunmo 1

    Harrison Henderson 0

    Charles O'Bannon Jr -1

    Jayce Johnson coming out party. 5/5 from the field. 9 rebounds. 0 turnovers. Great game, great effort.
    Tillman seems to be everywhere on the court. He is a big body. Can't wait for him to be at 100% physically and mentally.
    PVD had a great game. 2/2 from deep and both shots were beautiful, in rhythm. That's the PVD we've been waiting for.

    The rest of you...WTF?
    Barefield literally disappears on the road, every single statistic is lower on the road for Sedrick
    Field goals - 37.9% at home. 27.6% on the road
    3pt % - 33.3% at home. 18.2% on the road
    FT% - 92% at home. 88.9% on the road
    Assists - 3.1 at home. 1.8 on the road
    Points - 12.1 at home. 9.0 on the road
    PER - 9.6 at home. 4.0 on the road
    - What is his deal? Is it mental? It's not playing time, that's the only category that increases 28.7 min at home, 30.5 min on the road

    USC did a great job on Rawson. They made him fight for everything on offense which left his dragging on defense.
    He's another guy who disappears on the road. His worst 4 games were (@UCLA, @Oregon St, @Butler, @USC)
    Field goals - 48.8% at home. 38.1% on the road
    3pt % - 42.9% at home. 23.1% on the road
    FT% - 81.8% at home. 66.7% on the road
    Points - 12.3 at home. 7.3 on the road
    PER - 18.4 at home. 11.7 on the road

    These guys have to play better on the road.

    Utah was -33 possessions vs USC. In fact, since the Oregon game Utah has been getting killed on possessions. This includes, turnovers, steals, offensive rebounds, shot attempts.
    Utah didn't lose this game from deep, although Utah is 0-4 when they make less three pointers than their opponent. They were worse against UCLA -25.3% from deep. Only -6.6% worse vs USC.
    They lost this game on simply possessions. -5 offensive rebounds, +10 turnovers, -18 shot attempts, -3 steals. Sloppy basketball, USC just out hustled them.

    USC picked up 34.2% of their offensive rebounding opportunities. The goal is to not give up more than 25%. This is the 7th game in a row Utah allowed higher than 25%.
    Utah on the other hand has done better on the offensive boards. 30.8% vs USC. 8 offensive boards on 26 missed shots. That's not bad, they just need to stop the other teams. Tillman will help.

    I liked Seeley and his aggression. The little altercation he got into was fine, he was being aggressive. The Tillman dunk on Metu was big time. Those two showed why they're considered the most athletic guys on the team.
    Seeley is 6/13 from the line this season. I know he wears glasses, maybe pick them up before you head to the line?

    Bibbins leads the time in minutes played. He plays 82.9% of every game. Next closest is Rawson at 75%.
    Collette is barely playing 53% of every game. That's foul trouble. He leads the team with 3.1 PF/Gm

    The team leader right now is Bibbins. He leads in 8 of 22 categories (Minutes 33.2, 3pm/g 2.7, ast/g 4.8, stl/g 1.1, pts/g 13.9, PER/g 16.1, 3p% 47.4%, ast/to 2.38) - worst category is offensive rebounds per game 0.3
    Rawson is 2nd
    Collette is 3rd
    Tillman is 4th
    Barefield is 5th

    The brutal start to the season is over. Washington and Washington St should be home wins. Utes need them.
    Last edited by The Thrill; 01-15-2018 at 07:38 PM.

  8. #38

    Best Ute performances to date for this season.

    31 Justin Bibbins -- Northwestern State
    29 David Collette -- Eastern Washington
    27 Tyler Rawson -- Northwestern State
    25 Tyler Rawson -- @BYU - Double Double
    24 Gabe Bealer -- Mississippi Valley State
    23 Justin Bibbins -- Utah State
    22 Tyler Rawson -- Mississippi Valley State
    22 Donnie Tillman -- Missouri - Double Double
    22 Justin Bibbins -- Ole Miss
    22 Tyler Rawson -- Arizona State
    21 Tyler Rawson -- Prairie View A&M
    21 Tyler Rawson -- Ole Miss
    21 David Collette -- Utah State
    21 Tyler Rawson -- @Oregon
    21 Justin Bibbins -- @Oregon State
    21 Sedrick Barefield -- Arizona
    21 Jayce Johnson -- @USC
    20 David Collette -- Prairie View A&M
    20 Sedrick Barefield -- Prairie View A&M
    20 David Collette -- Hawai'i
    20 Donnie Tillman -- @Butler
    20 Justin Bibbins -- Arizona
    20 Justin Bibbins -- Arizona State
    19 Donnie Tillman -- UNLV - Double Double
    19 Donnie Tillman -- Hawai'i
    18 Justin Bibbins -- Mississippi Valley State
    18 Tyler Rawson -- Utah State
    17 Chris Seeley -- Mississippi Valley State
    17 Donnie Tillman -- Ole Miss
    17 Tyler Rawson -- Eastern Washington
    17 David Collette -- @Oregon
    17 Justin Bibbins -- @Oregon
    17 David Collette -- Arizona State
    16 Sedrick Barefield -- Eastern Washington
    16 Tyler Rawson -- Hawai'i
    16 Sedrick Barefield -- Arizona State
    16 David Collette -- @UCLA
    16 Justin Bibbins -- @USC

  9. #39

    Utah 77 Washington 74 (Utah 70-62)

    Justin Bibbins 28 +11.3 Noah Dickerson 17 #19
    Donnie Tillman 15 +1.8 Jaylen Nowell 15
    Tyler Rawson 12 -3.8 Sam Timmins 8
    David Collette 11 -3.6 Michael Carter III 8
    Jayce Johnson 11 +1.7 Dominic Green 7
    Chris Seeley 5 -1.0 Matisse Thybulle 3
    Parker Van Dyke 0 -2.5 Hameir Wright 3
    Gabe Bealer -3 -8.3 David Crisp -1
    Sedrick Barefield -3 -9.9 Nahziah Carter -3

    What has happened to Sedrick Barefield? I almost forgot he was on the team.
    Bibbins has been on fire lately. He's averaging 4.1 three point makes per game since Northwestern State. 8 attempts. 51.6%
    His PER since BYU is 20.5 per game.
    When your 5'8" point guard gets 10 rebounds and your 6'10" power forward has a "great game" with 5. SMH

    Chris Hill, money well spent. +11 ft makes and +12 free throw attempts.
    Utah held Washington to 6 assists on 65 shots. That's 9.2% a season low for Utah opponent. -7 on fouls.
    Utah averages 27.4% on assists to shot attempts for the season. 25.0% vs Washington
    Utah was +14.4% from deep. 7/27 for Utah - 2/18 for Washington
    Possessions were closer to even for the first time in Pac12 play. Utah was -20 possessions per game since Oregon. -4 vs Washington
    Utah was -4 on steals and -3 on blocks. Washington was more athletic, but Utah is a better team.
    Utah games average 145 points, this game was 132 total. Only the third time under 135.
    This was a terrible shooting game. 82 rebounds was the third time there were 80+ rebounds.
    The combined 38% is only the 3rd time teams combined for worse than 40%.

    Utah killed it on the offensive boards. 51.4% of all offensive rebound opportunities were had. Season high before was 37.9% (Ole Miss)
    Utah had 18 offensive boards (season high) on 35 missed shots. If a team gets over 25% they have a higher probability of winning.
    Sadly, Washington also had an above average offensive rebounding game. 42.5%. It's really the only thing that kept them in this game. That and steals.
    Speaking of steals, what was up with Barefield just throwing the ball to Washington? SMFH

    Bring on the Cougars. Utah can't afford a letdown. They need that Washington St game for confidence before they head to Arizona
    Washington St
    161st in FG% - 33rd in 3pt% - 215th in scoring - 215th in rebounding.

  10. #40
    I look toward to theses after every game, win or lose. Thanks Thrill.
    I saw a door that said exit only. So I entered through it and went up to the guy working there and said "I have good news. You have severely underestimated that door over there. By like a hundred percent." Demetri Marti

  11. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    Awe shucks guys. I'm kind of a nerd so I do them for myself, selfishly. Then arrogantly post them here hoping somebody cares.
    Thanks for the thumbs up.

    I'll keep going then.

  12. #42
    I rarely mention it either. But I am happy to see the stats breakdown you post. Very interesting stuff!

  13. #43

    Utah 107 WAZZU 100 (Utah 82-69)

    Tyler Rawson 26 +9.7 Malachi Flynn 20 #14
    Justin Bibbins 20 +3.1 Robert Franks 18 #19
    Sedrick Barefield 19 +11.4 Carter Skaggs 12
    Gabe Bealer 15 +9.2 Drick Bernstine 10
    Jayce Johnson 14 +4.4 Arinze Chidom 8
    David Collette 9 -5.3 Kwinton Hinson 3
    Chris Seeley 4 -1.8 Viont'e Daniels 2
    Donnie Tillman 4 -8.5 Davante Cooper 0
    Christian Popoola 1 +0.4 Jamar Ergas 0
    Parker Van Dyke 0 -2.4 Milan Acquaah -1
    Beau Rydalch 0 -1.0 Steven Shpreyregin -2
    Jake Connor -1 -1.7 Jeff Polalrd -3
    Kolbe Caldwell -4 -6.0

    Barefield played with a chip on his shoulder, benching him worked.
    PVD made the least out of his start.

    My favorite stat. Assists to shot attempts. Utah got their 2nd highest for the year 34.9%. 22 assists 63 shots. (MSVST 36.4%)
    Utah was +10 on assists and for the first time in a long time +8 on possessions. 2nd time in P12 play (Oregon +20)
    For the season Utah averages -5.4 less possessions than their opponent.
    Utah was -4 on turnovers, +4 on steals, +4 on blocks. All good things.

    The 31 three point attempts was the 2nd time all year with 30+ three point attempts (ASU 36)
    13 makes from deep tied the 2nd best for the season. MVST 13, Northwestern St 15
    The Utes reached the 100 efficiency total for the 5th time this year. 1st in Pac12 play.
    This was the 8th game a team has reached 100. 5 in Pac12.

    There were only 26 fouls called (Utah 14 WAZZU 12)
    Utah games average 37.7 fouls per game. Only the 3rd time all year under 30 fouls. (Oregon trip, both games)
    The teams combined for 85% (season high combined) 17/20. Utah 9/10 WAZZU 8/10

    Back to assists to shots. In Utah wins they are 29.4% of all shot attempts get an assist.
    In Utah losses that number drops to 25%.
    Assists drop from 16.8 in wins to 13.4 in losses
    Only two categories improve in Utah losses . +0.5 more steals and +2.5 more personal fouls (not a good thing)
    In Utah wins they rebound better. 37.9 rebounds per win. 27.6 rebounds per loss.

    Obviously pass the ball and protect the glass and Utah wins. Easy enough?
    The 26 PER from Rawson was the 5th best of the year. 8/10 FG, 6/7 from deep 6 rebounds
    Bibbins reached double figures in assists for the first time all year. Currently averaging 4.5 assists (#1 on Utah)

    Great win and confidence builder for next week. The Arizona trip. Don't be scared, they're both beatable.

    I will not be providing a report on those games until next Sunday. 1 would be great, both would be better!
    Taking the family to Disneyland for the week. I'll be the guy wearing Utah red standing in line for a chicken leg.

    Go Utes

    Next up...ASU, currently 3-4 and behind Utah in the standings.
    ASU is 49th in FG%, 40th in 3pt%, 41st in scoring, 133rd in rebounding.

  14. #44

    Arizona State 106 Utah 96 (Utah 80-77)

    Tyler Rawson 21 +4.6 Tra Holder 28 6th
    Jayce Johnson 21 +11.1 Remy Martin 15
    Justin Bibbins 14 -2.2 De'Quon Lake 13
    Sedrick Barefield 13 +4.4 Shannon Evans II 11
    Donnie Tillman 10 -1.7 Romello White 8
    David Collette 8 -6.2 Mickey Mitchell 5
    Gabe Bealer 6 +0.5 Vitaliy Shibel 4
    Parker Van Dyke 1 -1.4 Kodi Justice 4
    Kolbe Caldwell -1 -2.8 Kimani Lawrence -1

    Utah shouldn't have won this game, but they did.
    ASU played a better game overall but Utah shot a little bit better and that was the difference.
    +4 on 3pt makes and +3.5% on shooting. Utah wins

    Jayce Johnson, where have you been hiding that?
    5/7 from the field. 6 rebounds, 3 blocks, 5/8 from the line
    Ties his season high PER at 21 (@USC). 15 pts was a season high, hopefully he can follow that up at Arizona (psst...he doesn't)
    Arizona State was +14 on possessions, that kept them in the game. +6 on offensive rebounds also.
    ASU rebounded well. 91.4% of all defensive rebound opportunities were collected.

    Utah is 2-7 when the other team gets a better efficiency score (at Oregon St -17)
    Utah had 19 assists on 62 shots 30.6% which was above their season average of 27.8%
    Utah is now 1-0 in overtime games this season
    The Utes average 9.3 three's made, had 14 vs ASU (2nd to NWSt of 15). 2nd game in a row with +30 attempts from deep. Maybe this trend will continue vs Arizona ( doesn't)
    Utah had 2 blocks and have registered a block in 19/20 games (@BYU 0)
    Utah allowed 70+ shots for only the 2nd time this year (NWSt 71)
    Utah is now holding opponents to 32.9% from deep, they haven't allowed over 34% for the season yet.

    Bring on the Wildcats, I'm hoping for a close one maybe 1-2 points with a controversial call at the end on Tillman.
    8th in fg%, 30th in 3pt %, 34th in scoring, 195th in rebounding.

  15. #45

    Arizona 110 Utah 69 (Arizona 74-73)

    Sedrick Barefield 24 +15.4 Dusan Ristic 29 5th
    David Collette 19 +4.8 Deandre Ayton 22 10th
    Tyler Rawson 14 -2.4 Allonzo Trier 17 24th
    Justin Bibbins 5 -11.2 Parker Jackson-Cartwright 15
    Parker Van Dyke 4 +1.6 Brandon Randolph 7
    Jayce Johnson 3 -6.9 Dylan Smith 1
    Donnie Tillman 3 -8.7 Emmanuel Akot 1
    Chris Seeley -1 -6.0 Keanu Pinder 0
    Gabe Bealer -2 -7.5 Ira Lee 0

    Well, Arizona is good. No doubt about that.
    But this was there for the taking.
    Utah had no business losing by 1, this had all the numbers to be an Arizona 15+ point win.
    But Utah didn't give up and was +22 on possessions which kept them in the game.
    Sad thing is Arizona only needed 67 possessions (season low for Utah opponent avg 90.1) and scored 47.4% of the time (avg is 35.0% )
    This is a stat I haven't really touched on this year that I track. Percentage of outcomes per possession.

    Utah allows 19.8% of all possessions to be a 2 point shot, Arizona was 28.3%
    Utah allows 8.1% of all possessions to be a 3 point shot, Arizona was 14.9%
    Turnovers hurt Arizona.
    Utah creates a turnover on 13.6% of possessions, Arizona had 22.3% (first time over 20% for Utah opponent)
    Sloppy Arizona offense, tough Utah defense gave Utah a shot.

    Rustic killed Utah. 9/11 from the field, 3/3 from deep (he's 7'0" BTW) 7 boards, 2 blocks.
    Arizona shot 64.4% for the game, and won by 1. +20% in field goals.
    Utah was +9 on shot attempts but -18.1% on assists to shots. -6 on assists
    Utah was +7 on turnovers, highest difference in a loss. Vs UNLV the Utes were +4
    Utah was -7 on fouls, in the good way. Utah going 18/21 from the line helped a lot too.
    Season FT% is now back above 77% (high was 79.3% after the Utah State 19/22 game)
    Utah is knocking on the door of their season high from deep. Currently at 36.5%, season high 36.7% after the home Arizona game when they went 12/26.
    Utah has only been positive on possessions twice in Pac12 play (At Oregon and at Arizona)
    Utah was -5 on blocks, only the second time (BYU) they've allowed worse than 3 more blocks.

    Utah opponents are now at 33.9% from deep on the season, the highest Utah has allowed all year (low 21.9% after Missouri went 5/25)
    This was a heartbreaker but no moral trophies. Utah needed this win.

    Next up, 1 game week at Colorado on Friday
    Colorado is 173rd in shooting. 180th from three. 153rd in scoring and 65th in rebounding
    Utah is 140th in shooting. 108th from three. 191st in scoring and 239th in rebounding.

  16. #46

    @Colorado 99 Utah 57 (Colorado 67-55)


    Tyler Rawson 10 -6.1 McKinley Wright IV 24 8th
    Jayce Johnson 10 +0.1 George King 16 29th
    Gabe Bealer 7 +1.5 Dominique Collier 15
    David Collette 6 -7.8 Lucas Siewert 11
    Justin Bibbins 5 -10.7 D'Shawn Schwarts 7
    Chris Seeley 4 -0.9 Tyler Bey 5
    Parker Van Dyke 4 +1.5 Dallas Walton 3
    Sedrick Barefield 3 -5.4 Deleon Brown 3
    Jakub Jokl 2 +0.3 Lazar Nikolic -1
    Kolbe Caldwell 0 -1.7 AJ Martinka -1
    Donnie Tillman -1 -11.9 Josh Repine -1
    Christian Popoola -1 -1.5 Alexander Strating -1

    First off, Parker Van Dyke played well. I thought his defense was good, he made some good passes and finally hit some open shots.
    He has such a sweet stroke if his confidence builds that just adds one more threat.

    Now, everybody else.
    Collette only had 16 minutes and 0 fouls. He was a bad matchup on Bey. The freshman was just too fast for David.
    FYI - Collette led the team in scoring with 8 points.

    Utah ran small all night. Bealer, Rawson, Barefield, Bibbins, PVD and Johnson got a majority of the minutes.
    The two teams combined for 42/108 shooting at 38.9%, 3rd worst of the season (NWSt 36.6%, Washington 38% )
    Two players scored a 10 PER...that's just not going to win games. Top teams have 1-2 in the 20 PER score and at least 3 over 15.
    This was actually a close game by the numbers across the board except for shooting. Utah was +6 on shot attempts and -2 on makes.
    Shooting percentage was +8.0% for Colorado, 4th worst difference for Utah game. 0-4 in those games. Utah is 2-7 when they shoot worse than their opponent.
    Bibbins is 4/20 in the last two games and 9/33 in the last 3. 1/11 from deep in the last 2 games. He's coming back to Earth.

    Utah turnovers were ok, only +1.8 over average. Fouls were good at -2.4 off average.
    Last two games Utah is 14/42 from deep 33% (season avg is 36.3% )
    Utah could have drawn more fouls and picked up more offensive boards, that would've helped a lot.

    Utah collected 9.8% of all offensive rebound opportunities and allowed Colorado to grab 78% of all defensive rebounds.
    On the defensive boards Utah has done a great job the past two games. Only giving up 6 offensive rebounds (2 Arizona, 4 Colorado) season average is 9.9.
    This was mostly because Arizona didn't miss but for the Colorado game Utah did a great job. Collecting 94% of all defensive rebounding opportunities.

    Overall this was an ugly game. 39% shooting overall. 15 steals. Assist to shot was a combined 23% of all shots got an assist (actually not terrible, season avg is 23.7% ) but for Pac12 play the average is up around 26%.
    Colorado went on a 12-0 run to end the 1st half and start the second half. Ballgame.

    FYI - When your team leader for the game goes 2/8 that's a bad game.

    Utah has a full week to prepare for Stanford and Cal is just terrible. Utah could go 3-1 over the next 4 games with a possible sweep...depending on which Washington team shows up.

    Next up...Stanford.
    Stanford is 91st in shooting %, 159th in 3pt %, 118th in scoring and 77th in rebounding.
    Last edited by The Thrill; 02-03-2018 at 10:49 AM.

  17. #47

    Top 20 PER in the Nation

    Player School PER
    Jock Landale St. Marys (CA) 28.4
    Trae Young Oklahoma 28.0
    Bonzie Colson, Jr. Notre Dame 26.9
    DeAndre Ayton Arizona 26.5
    Marvin Bagley III Duke 25.5
    Ajdin Penava Marshall 24.9
    Mike Daum South Dakota St 24.2
    Chris Cokley Alabama-Birm 23.5
    Luke Maye North Carolina 23.3
    Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State 23.1
    Devontae Cacok UNC-Wilm 23.0
    James Thompson IV East Michigan 22.7
    Jordan Murphy Minnesota 22.6
    Dylan Windler Belmont 22.6
    Mohamed Bamba Texas 22.4
    Zach Thomas Bucknell 22.3
    Wendell Carter, Jr. Duke 22.0
    Mike Watkins Penn State 21.9
    Kenrich Williams TCU 21.8
    Josh Cunningham Dayton 21.7

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    Top Pac12 PER players

    DeAndre Ayton Arizona 26.5
    Tres Tinkle Oregon State 19.9
    Thomas Welsh UCLA 19.9
    Robert Franks Washington State 19.3
    Chimezie Metu USC 18.9
    Reid Travis Stanford 18.8
    Allonzo Trier Arizona 18.8
    Aaron Holiday UCLA 18.6
    Jordan McLaughlin USC 18.2
    Tra Holder Stanford 18.0
    Noah Dickerson UW 17.0
    Tyler Rawson Utah 16.4
    George King Colorado 16.2
    Marcus Lee California 16.0
    Drew Eubanks Oregon State 15.9
    Shannon Evans Stanford 15.7
    Justin Bibbins Utah 15.5
    Payton Pritchard Oregon 15.4
    Dusan Ristic Arizona 15.4
    Troy Brown Oregon 15.3
    Jaylen Nowell UW 15.0
    McKinley Wright Colorado 15.0
    Stevie Thompson Oregon State 14.8
    Bennie Boatwright USC 14.8
    Justice Sueing California 14.2
    Michael Humphrey Stanford 14.0
    Kris Wilkes UCLA 13.9
    Malachi Flynn Washington State 13.9
    David Collette Utah 13.9
    Romello White Stanford 13.9

  19. #49
    I thought it would be a cool breakdown to see which factors play the most into having a high PER score.
    See below

    #1 Points
    #2 Turnovers
    #3 Rebounds and Minutes
    #4 Steals
    #5 Assists and blocks
    #6 Free throw %
    #7 Field goal %

    With respect to turnovers, it's the act of getting a turnover not the lack of turnovers.
    13% of the leaders in turnovers are amongst the leaders for PER. This is obviously a correlation to playing time.

    I found it interesting that shooting percentage really doesn't have that big of an impact.
    That just means if you miss shots and keep playing, the coaches have faith in your ability to keep shooting.

    Just like any statistical category, quantity is key. Everybody knows that Michael Jordan leads the NBA in missed shots.

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    I wonder how the efficiency of Utah's opponents differs from their average when they play Utah.

  21. #51
    Yeah, I do to but ain't nobody got time for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Thrill View Post
    Yeah, I do to but ain't nobody got time for that.
    Where's your priorities man!

  23. #53

    Utah 99 Stanford 78 (Utah 75-60)

    Justin Bibbins 23 +7.0 Reid Travis 17 #25
    David Collette 18 +4.0 Daejon Davis 16
    Tyler Rawson 18 +1.8 Robert Cartwright 5
    Sedrick Barefield 14 +5.4 Isaac White 5
    Parker Van Dyke 12 +9.1 Kodye Pugh 5
    Gabe Bealer 8 +2.4 Michael Humphrey 4
    Jayce Johnson 5 -4.7 Rodney Herenton 3
    Kolbe Caldwell 0 -1.6 Dorian Pickens 2
    Jakub Jokl 0 -1.6 Kezie Okpala 2
    Christian Popoola 0 -0.5 Trevor Stanback 2
    Mark Reininger 0 -0.2 Oscar Da Silva 0
    Beau Rydalch 0 -0.8 Blake Pagon -1
    Chris Seeley -1
    Josh Sharma -1
    Jake Connor -1

    Great bounceback win.
    Utah scored an assist on 28.6% of all shot attempts. Anything over 27% is a great thing.
    Stanford was +7 on rebounds but +6 on turnovers.
    Utah was +6 on blocked shots and +4 on steals.
    Utah was +11 on possessions. Opportunities turned into +9 shots made and a +15 point score.
    Utah shooting % was +14.2% higher than Stanford.
    The refs appeared to swallow the whistles but there were 37 fouls, right at the season average.

    6 players were over their PER average tonight. PVD with the best performance improvement and his best game of the year.
    12 PER was only the second time all season he broke 10+ (Ole Miss 10)
    He did the little things. 50% shooting, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and even a block with 0 turnovers. Solid game.
    You can see why he's getting the time over Caldwell.

    Bibbins 23 PER was the 9th best performance of the season for a Ute.
    Utah only had 5 turnovers for the third lowest of the season (Missouri 4, Oregon 3)
    10 blocks was a season high (avg 3.7) and only time they've been 10+ for blocks. Johnson and Collette both with 3.
    Utah allowed 2 steals (avg UO 6.2 steals)

    Overall this was a great game for Utah. The ball moved, they were more aggressive and Utah won.
    Can't ask for more than that.

    Next up...California 8-17
    300th in FG%, 327th in 3pt%, 196th in scoring, 153rd in rebounding
    Last edited by The Thrill; 02-10-2018 at 05:11 PM.

  24. #54

    Utah 107 California 60 (Utah 77-43)

    Justin Bibbins 22 +5.8 Juhwan Harris-Dyson 8 #83
    David Collette 19 +4.8 Kingsley Okoroh 6
    Sedrick Barefield 17 +8.0 Don Coleman 6
    Tyler Rawson 12 -4.0 Darius McNeill 4
    Parker Van Dyke 9 +5.9 Roman Davis 4
    Kolbe Caldwell 8 +6.1 Justice Sueing 3
    Jayce Johnson 7 -2.5 Marcus Lee 2
    Donnie Tillman 4 -6.5 Deschon Winston 1
    Chris Seeley 3 -1.3 Cole Welle 1
    Christian Popoola 2 +1.4 Nick Hamilton 0
    Jake Connor 1 +0.4 Grant Anticevich 0

    Austin McCullough -2

    And Utah played California.

    Next game.

    Utah shot 54.9% (season high)
    47.1% of all shots had an assist (season high)
    11 fouls (season low)
    53.3% from the line 8/15 (season low)
    Utah was +9 from three point makes (season high)
    Utah was +17 on assists (season high)
    Utah scored a 3 on 16.9% of possessions (season high)

    Seriously, let's just move on.

    Washington road trip next week. Must sweep for Utah to go dancing.

  25. #55

    Utah 88 Washington 73 (Utah 70-58)

    David Collette 26 +11.3 David Crisp 16 #30
    Tyler Rawson 20 +3.8 Dominic Green 7
    Sedrick Barefield 13 +3.8 Matisse Thybulle 6
    Justin Bibbins 13 -3.1 Sam Timmins 5
    Parker Van Dyke 12 +8.5 Hameir Wright 5
    Jayce Johnson 5 -4.3 Michael Carter III 4
    Gabe Bealer 0 -5.4 Jaylen Nowell 3
    Chris Seeley -1 -4.8 Nahziah Carter 3
    Donnie Tillman -1 -10.8 Noah Dickerson 1

    PVD scored his second 10 point game of the season (Utah St) but his third double figure PER game (Stanford 12, Ole Miss 10)
    Collette had his second best game of the year and his best road game. (E Washington 29 PER)
    8/10 shots. 6/6 FT. 5 rebs. 0 turnovers 22 points
    Rawson scored his 10th 20 PER game of the season.

    Bibbins still leads the team across the board in combined categories.
    Justin leads the team in 8 categories (Minutes, 3pm/g, 3pa/g, Ast, Stl, Pts, 3pt%, ast/to)
    Here are the player rankings - Top 5
    1. Justin Bibbins
    2. Tyler Rawson
    3. David Collette
    4. Sedrick Barefield
    5. Donnie Tillman

    Utah has been dominating the possession stat lately. +13 possessions vs Washington.
    Utah was +8 FTA and +8 FTM along with +10 on the boards
    Utah was +8 on assists and -3 for turnovers. Great overall game.

    Utah has been going backwards at the free throw line.
    Season high was 79.3% for the year, after Utah State. Since then they're down 3.6% to 75.7%
    Vs Washington they shot 77.3% from the line 17/22. First time they've had 20+ ft attempts since at Arizona

    There are 4 key stats that are consistent in Utah wins (besides points)
    1. Hold opponents under 25 shots made. Washington had 21
    2. Get at least 32 rebounds as a team for Utah. Utah had 36 rebounds
    3. Get 17 assists as a team for Utah. Utah had 18 assists
    4. 12 turnovers. Stay under 12 and force more than 12. Washington 13 / Utah 10

    Can't have a letdown versus Washington State. They just beat Colorado at in Pullman but the Buffs are terrible (1-6) on the road.
    Washington St now has 2 home wins. Other game was 2-12 California.

    Washington State is: RPI 174
    206th in FG% - 70th in 3pt % - 273rd in scoring - 276th in Rebounding

  26. #56

    Utah 88 Washington St 75 (Utah 77-70)

    Tyler Rawson 26 +9.4 Malachi Flynn 21 #16
    Justin Bibbins 20 +3.7 Drick Bernstine 15
    David Collette 14 -0.7 Viont'e Daniels 12
    Gabe Bealer 11 +5.4 Robert Franks 10
    Parker Van Dyke 7 +3.4 Arinze Chidom 6
    Donnie Tillman 4 -5.5 Steven Shpreyregin 5
    Kolbe Caldwell 2 +0.1 Kwinton Hinson 2
    Sedrick Barefield -1 -9.8 Carter Skaggs 1

    Davante Cooper 1

    Jeff Pollard -1

    Milan Acquaah -1

    First off, Utah went only 6 deep in this game. Barefield played 4 minutes. Caldwell had 6. Johnson was out. Seeley was a CD.
    Bibbins played all 40 minutes

    3 players have played all 26 games (Rawson, Bibbins and PVD).
    The teams combined for 27 three point makes, season high for Utah game.
    A lot of those came in desperation and give WAZZU credit, they hit them.
    72 attempts from deep was also a season high, no other game had more than 60.
    Only 1 block was registered and Utah scored 0 blocks for only the second time this year. (@BYU)
    Utah was -11 on fouls, but -3 on steals. Washington St was +7 on offensive boards (this kept them in the game, second chance points)
    Utah was +14% better from the field (this won the game).

    This was a fast paced game. 151 possessions combined was +26 over the average Utah game. This was the first game Utah reached 80 possessions.
    WAZZU shot 84.6% from the line 11/13 the third highest vs Utah this season.
    Washington St scored a 3pt bucket on 21% of their possessions, Utah allows just under 12%. This also kept them in the game.

    Utah has a great opportunity to take 2nd place in the Pac12 going into Vegas. Need some help from Colorado.
    Utes need Colorado to sweep the LA schools or at least beat UCLA (UCLA has a win over Arizona) to help Utah
    Utah has to go 3-0 to finish the season. A 7 game winning streak with wins over Washington on the road, USC and UCLA should help their tournament chances a lot.

    UCLA 47 RPI
    85th in shooting % - 64th in 3pt % - 45th in scoring - 30th in rebounds.

  27. #57

    Utah 102 UCLA 85 (Utah 84-78)

    David Collette 27 +11.8 Aaron Holiday 24 #8
    Justin Bibbins 24 +7.4 Thomas Welsh 14
    Parker Van Dyke 19 +14.8 Jaylen Hands 14
    Tyler Rawson 16 -0.6 Alex Olesinksi 12
    Donnie Tillman 7 -2.4 Kris Wilkes 8
    Gabe Bealer 6 +0.4 Gyorgy Goloman 6
    Jayce Johnson 2 -7.0 Chris Smith 4
    Chris Seeley 2 -1.7 Prince Ali 2
    Kolbe Caldwell -4 -5.7

    Collette and PVD turned in an excellent game.
    Combined for 15/21 from the field 39 points, 10 rebounds, 46 PER
    Don't forget about Bibbins. Turned in the 8th double double of the year. His 3rd of the year (Washington and Washington St)

    Without Barefield and mostly without Johnson, Utah is now on a 5 game win streak.
    For the second straight game Utah allowed 11 more shots, but made more than their opponent
    +14% from the field vs Washington St and +10.3% vs UCLA
    Utah was -10 on the offensive glass for the third time this year (Arizona, Utah St) mostly because they shot 52.7%
    During the 5 game win streak Utah has shot over 50% in 4/5 games. Only 8 games all year they've shot over 50%. 2 in the first 2 games.
    Utah had 10 turnovers, 2 under their average. Only 12.6% of their possessions were a turnover. Season avg is 19.7%
    Utah scored a 1.6 of assists to turnover vs UCLA. Season average is 1.31. Utah is 13-2 when they score better than 1.3 on assist/turnover (both losses Arizona)

    The 162 combined points was the 2nd highest of the year (Game 1 Arizona 176)
    Utah games average 126 possessions, the last two have averaged 152 and the UCLA game at 153 tied the season high (Washington)
    The 24/28 combined from the charity stripe was a season high 85.7%

    Two games left. Utah can sneak into 2nd place for the tournament if everything falls into place.

    Next up....USC...35 RPI
    61st in FG% -- 42nd in 3pt% -- 54th in scoring -- 207th in rebounding

  28. #58

    USC 89 Utah 58 (USC 58-74)

    David Collette 18 +2.7 Chimezie Metu 18 #25
    Parker Van Dyke 8 +3.7 Jordan Usher 14
    Tyler Rawson 6 -10.2 Jordan McLaughlin 12
    Chris Seeley 5 +1.2 Derryck Thornton 11
    Donnie Tillman 5 -4.2 Elijah Stewart 9
    Gabe Bealer 4 -1.6 Nick Rakocevic 8
    Justin Bibbins 3 -13.1 Jonah Mathews 7
    Kolbe Caldwell 3 +1.3 Shaqquan Aaron 7
    Jakub Jokl 3 +1.3 Charles O'Bannon Jr 3
    Christian Popoola 1 +0.4 Victor Uyaelunmo 0
    Jayce Johnson 0 -8.6 Devin Fleming 0
    Jake Connor 0 -0.5 Kurt Karis 0

    Harrison Henderson -1

    Simple enough....ball didn't go in the hoop

    -10.1% from the field.
    -8% from deep

    USC shot 51% to Utah 41%
    USC shot 32% from three to Utahs 24%
    That was the difference. Add in Utah's +4 turnovers and you have a 16 point loss

    USC is long and athletic. That type of team really gets in the passing lanes well and disrupts all the interior movement Utah loves.
    Think Oregon a couple years ago. Teams like that frustrate Utah because they get wide and long and the ball movement just stalls.
    Then Utah is forced to launch a last second three, Utah was 5/21 from deep
    Add that all together plus USC had 1 extra day of rest and Utah coming off an emotional win. Recipe for a loss.

    Utah fought hard, just didn't have enough in the tank. Being down Barefield and Johnson was big but USC was down guys too. Still have to play.
    Everything else was even or close across the board. Just scoring, kinda the most important stat.

    This was by far Bibbins worst game of the year. He's only scored under 10 PER 6 times all year. 3 on the road all losses (at BYU, Arizona and Colorado). 1 was game 1 vs Prairie View. The other was UNLV (27 pt loss)
    This is very much Justin Bibbins team. With Rawson having a rough night shooting, Utah just didn't have it.

    Utah can still finish in the top 4 and get a Vegas BYE. Need to beat Colorado and have USC beat UCLA.

    Up 29, final game...Colorado (senior night)
    Last edited by The Thrill; 02-24-2018 at 07:12 PM.

  29. #59

    Utah 72 Colorado 54 (Utah 64-54)

    Justin Bibbins 18 +1.9 McKinley Wright IV 17 #28
    Sedrick Barefield 12 +3.1 Lucas Siewert 14
    Donnie Tillman 12 +2.7 Tyler Bey 10
    Tyler Rawson 8 -7.9 George King 9
    Jayce Johnson 7 -1.6 D'Shawn Schwarts 7
    Chris Seeley 7 +3.0 Dallas Walton 5
    David Collette 6 -8.9 Lazar Nikolic -3
    Parker Van Dyke 2 -2.2 Dominique Collier -4
    Gabe Bealer 1 -4.4 Namon Wright -5
    Jake Connor 0 -0.5

    Kolbe Caldwell -1 -2.6

    First off, hope David gets better. That hurt my leg just looking at it.

    The good news is guys like Tillman and Seeley stepped up and filled in for David when he went down.
    One of the announcers said "Utah didn't have this gameplan going into the game and wouldn't have switched to it but it's working."
    Seeley and Tillman were athletic enforcers out there and it was to Utah's advantage.

    Colorado took +15 more shots in the game and had +24 possessions.
    Utah was +13/+15 from the free throw line as Colorado was +9 on fouls.

    Utah was +23.3% from deep shooting 40% for the game 8/20 and Utah was +5 makes from deep.
    Colorado killed Utah on the glass, +10 offensive boards and +11 total rebounds. That's where they got the extra possessions.I
    Their hustle kept them in the game. Utah just simply shot the ball better.

    +3.3% from the field
    +23.3% from deep
    +13.3% from the line = Win

    It was a pretty average game across the board except for blocks. 11 blocks combined marks the 5th time this year a Utah game had 10+ blocks. Bufs 5 Utes 6.

    Big tournament coming up.
    I'd say right now Utah is not in the big dance.
    A win over Oregon gives them 33% chance
    A win over USC gives them a 70% chance
    A loss over Arizona gives them a 70% chance
    A win over Arizona gives them a 100% chance (auto bid)

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    Nice to see Tillman's numbers jump. He's had enough time to get his legs under him. He's not a freshman anymore.

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