Net Points, etc. - San Diego State


Bored Historian
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 +27NP in 34 minutes = +286NP in 830 minutes = +13.8NP/40 for season
Marek Dolezaj +16NP in 34 minutes = +328NP in 908 minutes = +14.4NP/40 for season
Joe Girard +12NP in 29 minutes = +205NP in 723 minutes = +11.3NP/40 for season
Robert Braswell +9NP in 25 minutes = +57NP in 213 minutes = +10.7NP/40 for season
Kadary Richmond +7NP in 8 minutes = +211NP in 544 minutes = +15.5NP/40 for season
Jesse Edwards +6NP in 16 minutes = +37NP in 128 minutes = +11.6NP/40 for season
Woody Newton +3NP in 1 minutes = +34NP in 87 minutes = +15.6NP/40 for season
Quincy Guerrier 0NP in 28 minutes = +391NP in 851 minutes = +18.4NP/40 for season
Alan Griffin -1NP in 15 minutes = +373NP in 795 minutes = +18.8NP/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
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 30 points and 0 assists = 30

Shooting Efficiency
(Points minus missed field goal and free throw attempts)
Buddy Boeheim 30 points – 4 mfg – 0 mft = +26

Scoring Efficiency
(Percentage of points scored divided by points they would have scored if they made every shot- minimum 10 possible points)
Marek Dolezaj 11 points of 13 = 84.6%

My Man
(Who played the most minutes?)
Buddy Boeheim and Marek Dolezaj 34 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 5 of our 23 misses = 21.7%
They rebounded 15 of their 44 misses = 34.1%

Effective Offensive Rebounding
(Divide second chance points by the offensive rebounds)
We got 4 points on 5 O-Rebs = 0.800 points/O-Reb
They got 10 points on 15 O-Rebs = 0.667 points/O-Reb

Unforced Turnovers
(Total turnovers – the other team’s steals = unforced turnovers)
We had 12 turnovers – 6 steals = 6 unforced
They had 5 turnovers – 0 steals = 5 unforced

Points per Takeover
(Points off turnovers divided by the number of turnovers the other team had)
We had 6 points from 5 takeovers = 1.200 points/takeaway
They had 7 points from 12 takeovers = 0.583 points/takeaway

Unsettled Situations
(Effective offensive rebounding + Points per Takeover: [Second Chance Points+ Points off Turnovers] divided by [Offensive Rebounds + Opposition Turnovers)
We had 10 points in 10 unsettled situations = 1.000 points
They had 17 points in 27 unsettled situations = 0.636 points

Manufactured Possessions
(One teams rebounds + the other team’s turnovers)
We had 34 + 5 = 39
They had 33 + 12 = 45

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 34 + 8 + 0 = 42
They had 33 + 1 + 6 = 40


(Shots made and attempted and the percentage for two point goal attempts, three point attempts and free throws)
We were 11 for 20 on twos, (55.0%), 15 for 27 on threes (55.6%) and 11 for 13 on frees (84.6%)
They were 13 for 27 on twos, (48.1%), 11 for 40 on threes (27.5%) and 3 for 7 on frees (42.9%)
Combined percentages were: 550 + 556 + 846 = 1952 vs. 481 +275 + 429 = 1185 = +767

(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 14 PIP, 53 POP, 45 OL, 8 TZ, 4 POTO, 3 FBP
They had 26 PIP, 26 POP, 33 OL, 0 TZ, 10 POTO, 5 FBP

Fast Break Percentage
(FBP/(defensive rebounds + blocks + steals)
We scored 3 FBP in 37 opportunities (8.1%)
They scored 5 FBP in 25 opportunities (20.0%)

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 60 FCP and 4 SCP
They had 44 FCP and 10 SCP

(Total points – bench points = starters points)
Our starters scored 56 points and our bench scored 22 points.
Their starters scored 50 points and their bench scored 12 points.

(The percentage of a team’s baskets that were assisted)
We assisted 14 of our 26 field goals = 53.8%
They assisted 16 of their 24 field goals = 66.7%

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 78 points in 60 possessions = 1.300 points/ possession
They scored 62 points in 60 possessions = 1.033 points/possession
It was a 120-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 78 points in 53 possessions = 1.472points/ possession
They scored 62 points in 70 possessions = 0.888 points/possession

Team Shooting Efficiency

(Points minus missed field goals and free throws)

We scored 78 points, missed 21 field goals and missed 2 free throws = net +55
They scored 62 points, missed 43 field goals and missed 4 free throws = net +15

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

We scored 78 on 20 two point attempts, 27 three point attempts and 13 free throw attempts = 78 of a possible 134 points = 58.2% of possible points scored.
They scored 62 on 27 two point attempts, 40 three point attempts and 7 free throw attempts = 62 of a possible 181 points = 34.3% of possible points scored.


(Most fouls are called on two point shot attempts.)
We attempted 20 two point shots and were fouled 14 times = 1.43
They attempted 27 two point shots and were fouled 15 times = 1.80
At this rate, if we’d taken 27 two point shots, we’d have been fouled 19 times.


- There were a lot of stats in this that suggested a San Diego State victory. Fortunately we shot the lights out and they didn’t matter. But they might matter in the next game so this team still has a lot of work to do. As fun as yesterday’s game was to watch, it wasn’t nearly our peak.

- Robert Braswell, who had a horrible start, has now joined the ranks of players on this team averaging 10.0NP/40, (my somewhat arbitrary mark for a player who ahs played well enough to be a starter). We now have 9 such players. That is extraordinary depth. Our bench out-scored their 22-12 and it wasn’t just one player going off.

- The measure of that depth if that the two players who still lead this team in total net points and NP/40, Alan Griffin and Quincy Guerrier, had a total of -1 net points in yesterday’s game and yet we blew out a 6-seed. If those two can return to form, all things are possible.

- Buddy Boeheim’s shooting efficiency of +26, (points minus missed field goals and free throws) is by 5 the best of any SU player this season, topping his own performance against Virginia and Quincy Guerrier’s against Niagara.

- We won the boards 34-33, despite the fact that we only rebounded 22% of our misses and they rebounded 34% of theirs. That’s because we had so few misses that it was a small percentage of the total and they had plenty of them.

- Speaking of missed, SDS rebounded a missed free throw and tipped it in. When did you last see that? It’s a part of the game they have taken away by re-positioning the guys on the lane. It has caused JB to reposition them by pulling all his rebounders to set up his defense. It’s taken away an exciting part of the game.

- We usually get a lot of steals and force a lot of turners. In this game we had no steals and only forced 5 turnovers. We had 12 of our own and so were -7. State had more manufactured possessions, 39-45. That would have mattered a lot in a game where the shooting percentages were comparable. Fortunately, they weren’t.

- We got out-scored in unsettled situations, 10-17. But it could have bene much worse. We had only 5 offensive rebounds and 5 take-overs. We averaged a point for each one of them, as a team should. They had 15 offensive rebounds and 12 take-overs. If they’d scored a point for each one, that 27 points, an extra 10 points in what turned out to be a 16 point game. That means that when we failed to get a ball, we retained both the discipline and intensity on our defense and still made it hard for them to score.

- The idea of the zone is to force a team to beat you from outside. In the last two games, Virginia and San Diego State attempted a total of 75 threes and made 22 of them. Each made 11, which seems like a lot but their percentage was just 29.3%.

- Our combined shooting percent ages were +767 points over them. The only more one-sided shooting performance for SU was that first game against Boston College: +864. Nothing else was close.

- You can survive being beaten 14-26 on points in the paint if you are 53-33 in points outside the paint.

- What’s unusual is outscoring a team by 8, (11-3) at the line when you are -12 on points in the paint. There were a lot of fouls called for a game with 67 three-point attempts and we were more likely to get the call on two point attempts.

- Go figure: we shot 55% form two and 56% from three, including 15 makes form the arc and 4 more form the twilight zone. They shot 48% from 2 and 27.5% from three with 11 treys and nothing from the TZ. Yet they had 16 assists to our 14. Two statistic are opinions: fouls and assists.

- If every shot had gone in, we’d have lost by 47 points. But we scored 58% of our potential points, the highest of the season. State scored 34% of theirs, the lowest since Rider and Niagara back in early December.
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