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I turned it to Falcons/Seahawks at this point. It was pretty evident it wasn't going to get any better. The effort looked pretty good to this point but once again can't make shots. I liked Chambers playing a bunch of guys and getting them into the game early. I'd substitute similarly to that going forward. It probably won't make a difference in the outcomes but it might build some depth for next year.
Did Jack ever get in the game?
He did not.
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WOW! Alex Bentley at the buzzer with 3 from Halfcourt. However, unlike the MBB, the ladies are up 40-27.
October 12, 2013. PSU 43 - UM 40 (4 OT). Unfortunately this fan wasn't around long enough to see it!
Buckeyes upset Wolverines 56-53!
I still can't believe Burke's shot didn't fall when they were down 2.
Looked halfway down the cup for sure.
This post was edited by NitLionsGo 15 months ago
I don't have any faith in this squad just that Chambers can turn it around long term.
I tend to agree, long-term Chambers is the man. And had Tim Frazier not gone down with a season-ending injury, this would be a much better squad.
Yeah, I get it, but in all reality, they fix a couple things here and there, and they're regularly holding their own against these teams. The team defense and effort is there, but shot selection and trying to create to much is killing them. Make an extra pass, pick a better shot, and some luck here and there, and the sky will stop falling.
Unfortunately, what's not "falling" are the offensive buckets. Got turnover issues and nary an offensive or defensive rebound. There's a lot of work for this squad to solve the problems. For the most part they hustle, but as the margin today got higher, the team got down on itself and the performance suffered. Like a previous poster mentioned, they need to take a day off for stress relief and then regroup. Hopefully this is as low as we go before rebounding (pun not intended). It's all up from here on out. IYAM
Hahaha, I was the previous poster who said they need a day off to de-stress and start over.
Karma dude! I didn't want to look it up. Just remembered the post and thought it was cogent. Gotta love it!
Hahaha, I guess we think alike. I just hope we can see this team iron out some kinks and get this thing turned around somewhat.
I'll drink to that!
"nary an offensive or defensive rebound"?
Not sure what you're watching. Rebounding is about the only thing that we are doing well. We're actually third in the country in defensive rebounding percentage, grabbing 75% of our opponent's misses.
If we go 0-18 in the big that means we get the first pick of the draft, right???
Yeah, But howzabout looking at our B1G in conference stats in this regard!?
I should note that that the chart doesn't include today's game, but that won't change things much. I'll be glad to come back tomorrow and post the updated numbers.
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by UncleLar 15 months ago
Updated numbers to include the Purdue game.
Overall, we are currently sixth in the country in defensive rebounding percentage pulling down 74.9% of our opponents misses.
In conference play only, we are second in offensive rebounding percentage and seventh in defensive rebounding percentage. Averaging those two percentages puts us fourth in the league in rebounding percentage with 52.2%.
See the attached chart (this time I sorted on the rebounding percentages).
I feel a little explanation is in order so that people can understand the "rebounding percentage" stat.
The stat is a simple, but effective, way to take into account the fact that it's a lot easier to grab a defensive rebound than it is an offensive one. If you look at all the data across all NCAA D1 hoops games you will find that on average when a team misses a shot, their opponent is almost exactly twice as likely to get the rebound as they are. So the rule of thumb is that if you pull down more twice as many defensive rebounds as your opponent has offensive rebounds, you have won the battle on the defensive board. Conversely, to win the offensive rebounding battle, a team needs to grab half as many offensive rebounds as their opponent has defensive rebounds.
Comparing one team's offensive rebounds with their opponent's offensive rebounds (or defensive with defensive) isn't a legitimate measure because it doesn't take into account what might have been a vastly different number of rebounding opportunities. If team A misses a lot of shots, then team B is naturally going to have more opportunities to rebound when the odds are in their favor. So team B will quite likely have more rebounds than team A even if they aren't rebounding particularly well. But looking at it as a percentage removes how well a team is shooting from the equation.
So the calculation is simple. Divide your offensive rebounds by the sum of your offensive rebounds and the other team's defensive rebounds and you have your offensive rebounding percentage. If the number is better than 33.3%, your rebounding better than your opponent on the offensive glass. Divide your defensive rebounds by the sum of your defensive rebounds and the other team's offensive rebounds and you have your defensive rebounding percentage. If the number is better than 66.6%, your winning the rebound battle.on your defensive boards.
The same result can be had by just looking at the box score and eyeballing your offensive board and your opponents defensive boards. If your OR's are more than half your opponents DR's, you're a offensive glass winner. On the defensive glass, you need to pull down more than twice as many boards as your opponent has offensive rebounds (at 74.9% for the season, PSU is pulling down three times as many defensive boards as our opponents - that is exceptional rebounding).
Do I expect them to continue to rebound at a three to one level in B10 play? Of course not. But it wouldn't surprise me in the least if they continued to rebound well because Chambers emphasizes crashing the boards (last year we were sixth in the conference in offensive rebounding and third in defensive rebounding). I expect us to finish in the top half of the conference again this year.
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