Inside The Numbers: Shot Selection

It was a strange game for the Wildcats offensively. Usually steady players like Channing Frye and Hassan Adams had poor shooting nights, while Mustafa Shakur and Ivan Radenovic had career high scoring nights. We also see where the Wildcats struggle defensively.

ARIZONA

TOTAL

IN THE PAINT

MID RANGE

LONG RANGE

First Half

15-35 (42.9%)

7-14 (50.0%)

3-12 (25.0%)

5-9 (55.6%)

Second Half

14-39 (35.9%)

8-18 (44.4%)

5-13 (38.4%)

1-6 (16.7%)

Totals

29-74 (39.2%)

15-32 (46.9%)

8-25 (32.0%)

6-15 (40.0%)

The Wildcats are obviously most effective down low. Many of those points came from guard penetration, especially Mustafa Shakur. The Wildcats were outstanding behind the arc in the first half, but made just one shot from three-point range in the second.

SAN DIEGO

TOTAL

IN THE PAINT

MID-RANGE

LONG RANGE

First Half

11-31 (35.5%)

6-8 (75.0%)

4-13 (30.8%)

1-7 (14.3%)

Second Half

16-32 (50.0%)

7-10 (70.0%)

4-9 (44.4%)

5-12 (41.7%)

Totals

27-63 (42.9%)

13-18 (72.2%)

8-23 (34.8%)

6-19 (31.6%)

The Toreros made a living inside. Thanks in large part to Brice Vounang, San Diego shot well over 70% against the bigger Wildcats. Fortunately for the Wildcats they were far less effective away from the basket.

ARIZONA INDIVIDUALS

TOTAL

IN THE PAINT

MID-RANGE

LONG RANGE

McClellan

0-2 (0.0%)

0-1 (0.0%)

0-1 (0.0%)

0-0 (0.0%)

Rodgers

2-5 (40.0%)

0-1 (0.0%)

1-2 (50.0%)

1-2 (50.0%)

Shakur

7-12 (58.3%)

4-4 (100.0%)

2-4 (50.0%)

1-4 (25.0%)

Stoudamire

6-13 (46.1%)

0-1 (0.0%)

3-7 (42.9%)

3-5 (60.0%)

Adams

3-12 (25.0%)

1-3 (33.3%)

2-9 (22.2%)

0-0 (0.0%)

Tangara

0-0 (0.0%)

0-0 (0.0%)

0-0 (0.0%)

0-0 (0.0%)

Frye

3-12 (25.0%)

3-9 (33.3%)

0-3 (0.0%)

0-0 (0.0%)

Radenovic

8-17 (47.1%)

5-12 (41.7%)

0-2 (0.0%)

1-3 (33.3%)

A concern is the fact that Adams and Frye made just 1/3 of their shots in the paint. Both made a living down low last year. Shakur was 4-4 inside, thanks in large part to dribble penetration. Radenovic was much better down low than he was outside, hopefully he continues to realize he's better down there. Stoudamire and Rodgers were the most consistent outside, but only four Wildcats attempted three-pointers. The numbers are probably skewed due to Adams and Frye's uncharacteristic struggles.


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