Comment: Powe was the only player who had a standout +/- number - in the first half only he (+10), Ubaka (+8), and McGuire (+2) had positive numbers...Powe's 25 points came in 29 minutes, during which Cal only scored 38 points, meaning that he accounted for 66% of the Bears' offense when he was on the floor...Famulener had one of his worst +/- games, going -11 in five minutes of play. When he was on the floor, Cal didn't score...Going down the stretch Braun substituted defense for offense, using Diggs and Famulener for Midgley and Powe during the last five minutes of play. During this spell, Powe was +1, Midgley was 0, Famulener was -4 and Diggs was -5. If the final +/- numbers were adjusted so that the difference was evenly split, the revised numbers would have Powe finishing at a +1.5, Diggs at -4.5, Midgley at -7.5, and Famulener at -9.5....
First vs. Second Half (minimum 2 minutes)
First Half Top - Leon Powe, 20-10, +10
Second Half Top - Marquise Kately - 14-11, +3
First Half Bottom - Conor Famulener, 0-7, -7
Second Half Bottom - Ayinde Ubaka, 20-26, -6
Leon Powe in 29 minutes - 38-33, +5
Without Powe in 11 minutes - 6-16, -10
*Points per minute scored by Cal while player was on the court.
*Points per minute scored by opponent while player was on the court.
Description: This stat measures the significance of a player's contribution to the team's effort. If a team wins by 10 points, and a player plays in half of the team's minutes, his expected contribution would be a +5. For example, when Cal defeated Grambling by 19 points. Brian Wethers played 28 minutes or 70% of the game. If we multiply 70% x +19, Wethers' expected contribution would be a +13.30. But for the game he was a +26, so his net for the game for a +12.70. In a perfect team situation, if everyone contributed equally, the difference column would consist of a row of zeros.
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