Inside The Numbers: +/-

We've been tracking the +/- of the Wildcats all season. Using a system similar to hockey we take the number of points scored by the team with a player on the floor and subtract the number of points the opponents score when the player is on the floor. We add a wrinkle to these stats by introducing the +/- numbers for line-ups to go along with individuals.

The Wildcats have used exactly 50 line-ups this season. The only line-up to be used every game is the starting line-up of Channing Frye, Ivan Radenovic, Hassan Adams, Salim Stoudamire and Mustafa Shakur. That line-up has outscored the opposition by 33 over the six games, or by 5.5 points a game.

The best per game average goes to the line-up of Frye, Radenovic, Jesus Verdejo, Daniel Dillon and Mustafa Shakur. They were +11 against Wright State, but have not seen the floor together since.

Using the same +/- system the worst line-up was Isaiah Fox, Radenovic, Jawann McClellan, Chris Rodgers and Stoudamire at a –10 in two games. They had a -8 against Wright State to contribute to that number.

Olson suggested that he may alter the starting line-up against Mississippi State by moving Hassan Adams to the four and McClellan to the three. That line-up has been used in three games and is a +2.

The Wildcats used a season high 18 different line-ups against San Diego after using only 10 against Wake Forest. They average just about 13 different line-ups a game.

Stoudamire is a +21 overall, but is +29 at shooting guard and -8 at point guard. Adams is +39 at small forward and -6 at power forward.

INDIVIDUAL TOTALS:

Adams

34

Brase

-1

Brielmaier

-2

Dillon

5

Fox

-14

Frye

46

McClellan

-3

Radenovic

49

Rodgers

-6

Shakur

50

Stoudamire

21

Tangara

-2

Verdejo

3

Muhlbach*

0

Walters*

0

*Walters and Muhlbach are trying to redshirt and have not played this season.


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