Net Points, etc. - NC State III


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Aug 26, 2011
I will again be doing a report after each game this season and a summary report at the end of each month. (I’ve eliminated some stats from previous years to streamline this post.)

Net Points
(points + rebounds + assists + steals + blocks minus missed field goals and free throws, turnovers and personal fouls)

Buddy Boeheim +25NP in 37 minutes = +234NP in 757 minutes = +12.4NP/40 for season
Alan Griffin +22NP in 32 minutes = +371NP in 768 minutes = +19.3NP/40 for season
Marek Dolezaj +13NP in 30 minutes = +300NP in 834 minutes = +14.4NP/40 for season
Robert Braswell +12NP in 21 minutes = +43NP in 177 minutes = +9.7NP/40 for season
Quincy Guerrier +10NP in 19 minutes = +380NP in 784 minutes = +19.4NP/40 for season
Jesse Edwards +8NP in 18 minutes = +32NP in 110 minutes = +11.6NP/40 for season
Joe Girard +6NP in 33 minutes = +186NP in 670 minutes = +11.1NP/40 for season
Kadary Richmond +1NP in 10 minutes = +200NP in 519 minutes = +15.4NP/40 for season

DNP coach’s decision
John Bol Ajak 0NP in 0 minutes = -1NP in 50 minutes = -0.8NP/40 for season
Frank Anselem 0NP in 0 minutes = +5NP in 26 minutes = +7.7NP/40 for season
Woody Newton 0NP in 0 minutes = +31NP in 86 minutes = +14.4NP/40 for season
Chaz Owens 0NP in 0 minute = 0NP in 1 minute = 0.0NP/40 for season

Injured and couldn’t play
Bourama Sidibie 0NP in 0 minutes = 0NP in 15 minutes = 0.0NP/40 for season


None (that we know of)

Out for the year

Left Team


Offensive Dude of the Game, (O-Dog)
(Points plus assists)
Buddy Boeheim 27 points and 5 assists = 32

Shooting Efficiency
(Points minus missed field goal and free throw attempts)
Buddy Boeheim 27 points – 6 mfg – 0 mft = +21

Scoring Efficiency
(Percentage of points scored divided by points they would have scored if they made every shot- minimum 10 possible points)
Robert Braswell 11 points of 14 = 78.6%

My Man
(Who played the most minutes?)
Buddy Boeheim 37 minutes



(Add each team’s offensive rebounds to their opponent’s defensive rebounds. Then figure the offensive rebounds as a percentage of that)
We rebounded 11 of our 26 misses = 42.3%
They rebounded 16 of their 38 misses = 42.1%

Effective Offensive Rebounding
(Divide second chance points by the offensive rebounds)
We got 8 points on 11 O-Rebs = 0.727 points/O-Reb
They got 14 points on 19 O-Rebs = 0.736 points/O-Reb

Unforced Turnovers
(Total turnovers – the other team’s steals = unforced turnovers)
We had 11 turnovers – 7 steals = 4 unforced
They had 12 turnovers – 6 steals = 6 unforced

Points per Takeover
(Points off turnovers divided by the number of turnovers the other team had)
We had 14 points from 12 takeovers = 1.167 points/takeaway
They had 8 points from 11 takeovers = 0.727 points/takeaway

Unsettled Situations
(Effective offensive rebounding + Points per Takeover: [Second Chance Points+ Points off Turnovers] divided by [Offensive Rebounds + Opposition Turnovers)
We had 22 points in 23 unsettled situations = 0.957 points
They had 22 points in 30 unsettled situations = 0.733 points

Manufactured Possessions
(One teams rebounds + the other team’s turnovers)
We had 33 + 12 = 45
They had 31 + 11 = 42

Hustle Stats
One of the radio sponsors gives an award to the team that had the most “hustle stats”, which they define as rebounds + blocks + steals. I decided to keep track of that, too:
We had 33 + 6 + 6 = 45
They had 31 + 0 + 7 = 38


(Shots made and attempted and the percentage for two point goal attempts, three point attempts and free throws)
We were 20 for 31 on twos, (64.5%), 14 for 29 on threes (48.3%) and 7 for 9 on frees (77.8%)
They were 14 for 41 on twos, (34.1%), 7 for 17 on threes (41.2%) and 19 for 23 on frees (82.6%)
Combined percentages were: 645 + 483 + 778 = 1906 vs. 341 + 412 + 826 = 1579 = +327

(PIP= points in the paint, “The Inner Sanctum”
POP = points outside the paint, which is total points – PIP -free throws made
OL= points from “The Outer Limits” (three point shots)
TZ= “Twilight Zone”, which is POP – TREY, (two point jumpers from outside the paint)
FBP = fast break points
POTO= points off turnovers

We had 32 PIP, 50 POP, 42 OL, 8 TZ, 14 POTO, 8 FBP
They had 24 PIP, 25 POP, 21 OL, 4 TZ, 8 POTO, 10 FBP

Fast Break Percentage
(FBP/(defensive rebounds + blocks + steals)
We scored 8 FBP in 34 opportunities (23.5%)
They scored 10 FBP in 22 opportunities (45.5%)

First Chance/Second Chance
(FCP is First Chance Points, which is total points - second chance points – fast break points – free throws made. SCP is second chance points.)
We had 66 FCP and 8 SCP
They had 25 FCP and 14SCP

(Total points – bench points = starters points)
Our starters scored 72 points and our bench scored 17 points.
Their starters scored 53 points and their bench scored 15 points.

(The percentage of a team’s baskets that were assisted)
We assisted 19 of our 34 field goals = 55.9%
They assisted 11 of their 21 field goals = 52.7%

Team Offensive Possession Efficiency
(Possessions: Field goals attempted - offensive rebounds + turnovers + 47.5% of free throws attempted. Efficiency is total points divided by possessions)
We scored 89 points in 63 possessions = 1.413 points/ possession
They scored 68 points in 64 possessions = 1.0625 points/possession
It was a 127-possession game.

If we just use FGA + (47.5% FTA) and thus count an offensive rebound as an additional possession and a turnover as a lost possession:
We scored 89 points in 63 possessions = 1.413 points/ possession
They scored 68 points in 69 possessions = 0.986 points/possession

Team Shooting Efficiency

(Points minus missed field goals and free throws)

We scored 89 points, missed 26 field goals and missed 2 free throws = net +61
They scored 68 points, missed 37 field goals and missed 4 free throws = net +27

(Points scored divided by potential points scored if we’d made every shot)

We scored 89 on 31 two point attempts, 29 three point attempts and 9 free throw attempts = 89 of a possible 158 points = 56.3% of possible points scored.
They scored 68 on 41 two point attempts, 17 three point attempts and 23 free throw attempts = 68 of a possible 156 points = 43.6% of possible points scored.


(Most fouls are called on two point shot attempts.)
We attempted 31 two point shots and were fouled 12 times = 2.58
They attempted 41 two point shots and were fouled 19 times = 2.16
At this rate, if we’d taken 30 two point shots, we’d have been fouled 16 times.


- I didn’t have the impression that Alan Griffin was having a big game but he did with +22NP. 12p 8r 5a 2b 1s. he and Quincy Guerrier continue to vie for the net points lead on the season. With Guerrier still slightly in the lead with 380 for 19.4 and Griffin’s 371 19.3. Marek is versatile and Buddy has become a scoring machine but the G Men are our biggest stat producers.

- Buddy Boeheim was the O-Dog with 27 points and 5 assists = 32. That was the highest combined total for an SU game this year. Similarly, his shooting efficiency as measure by points scored minute missed field goals and free throws of +21 is tied for the best this season. Quincy Guerrier had the same number vs. Niagara. But that was against Niagara in on December 3rd and he was a lot closer to the basket.

- But it was Robert Braswell who led in scoring efficiency, (the ratio of points actually scored vs. the number that he would have scored if he made every shot) with 11/14 = 78.6%. After a horrible start this year, Bobby’s got his NP/40 almost up to starter’s level at 9.7. When he gets there he’ll give us NINE players averaging 10+ NP/40. This team has a lot of answer as JB and we are discovering.

- Despite the many put-backs NC State got early in the game, we wound up rebounding slightly more of our misses (11/26 = 42.3% vs. 16/38 = 42.1%). Neither actually converted those offensive rebounds very efficiently. They had 14 second chance points to our 8. They also got only 8 points off of 11 turnovers, (you normally average a point per turnover). We did get 14 points off of their 12 turnovers, even though they had more fast break points, (8-10). We had 22 points in 23 unsettled situation to their 22 in 30. That’s the product of keeping you defensive intensity and awareness even when you don’t get the ball.

- Over the years, when I’ve compared winning percentages to rankings in other statistics, the stats that most resembled the winning percentage rankings were offensive and defensive two point field goal percentage. Rebounding was the only stat even close to them. In our three game winning streak, we are hitting 53.2% of our two point shots. Our opposition is hitting 38.7%.

- We doubled them in POP: points outside the paint, hitting 14 treys and 4 two point jumpers from the “Twilight Zone” between the paint and the arc to their 7 treys and 2 TZs We also killed them in First Chance Points, (total points minus second chance points, fouls shot and fast break points, 66-25. That’s’ the score against a set defense, folks. Both numbers were easily the best of the season by us or by our opposition.

- When our bench out-scores you, (17-15), you know we are going down because our starters will out-score you, (72-53). Buddy played 37 minutes but nobody else played more than 33 and eight guys played at least 10 minutes.

- Our offensive output of 1.413 points per possession was the best we or our opposition have had in a game this year.
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