Comment: Four of Cal's five starters scored in double figures, and the fifth starter - Ayinde Ubaka - scored nine. The Bears starting five has been playing well as a unit for the past six games, one concern might be finding an effective blend of reserves or starters/reserves that can serve the dual function of supplying the team with offensive punch while adequately resting the starters. Towards the end of the game, there was one set of substitutions - Smith for McGuire - made with the idea of keeping better free throw shooters on the court while the team was offense. During this set of switches, Smith was +4 while Mcguire was -2. Prior to that, McGuire was a -2 for the game, while Smith was a -8 for the game.
First vs. Second Half (minimum 2 minutes)
First Half Top - Marquise Kately - 32-19, +13
Second Half Top - Richard Midgley - 29-12, +17
First Half Bottom - Dominic McGuire - 6-14, -8
Second Half Bottom - Martin Smith - 5-8, -3
With Amit Tamir in 33:46 - 84-59, +25
Without Tamir in 6:14 - 4-15, -11
With Leon Powe in 29:33 - 77-54, +23
Without Powe in 10:27 - 11-20, -9
With Richard Midgley in 21:55 - 61-41, +20
Without Midgley in 18:05 - 27-33, -6
With Marquise Kately in 22:18 - 52-38, +14
Without Kately in 17:42 - 36-36, 0
Ubaka, Midgley, Kately, Powe and Tamir in 11:27 - 32-21, +11
All other combinations in 28:33 - 56-53, -7
*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.
Comment: Because of foul trouble, Cal's starting unit was only on the court together for 11:27 - and was a +11. The Bears didn't go with an all-reserve lineup at any point during the game, but they did field lineups with four reserves - those three units were on court together for 6:46 and went -10 (4-14).
|Point Distribution Chart|
|Both teams point distribution totals were fairly similar - about one-third of Cal and Oregon State's field goal attempts were from three-point territory. Ten of Tamir's 13 field goal attempts were from three-point territory - which are high amount for any player but especially high for the power forward/center role that he plays. One concern mightbe that Tamir had zero free throw attempts - an inability to get the line relegates the bulk of his offensive value to the success of his boom-or-bust three-point shooting. Midgley and Ubaka - who in previous games had been increasingly reliant upon 3-pointers for the bulk of their scoring, scored quite a bit (61%, 16/26) on two-point field goals.|
|TP - total points; 2pt. - points scored on 2 pt. field goals; 3pt. - points scored on 3 pt. field goals; FT - points scored on free throws; 2pt% - % of points scored on 2 pt field goals, 3pt - % of points scored on 3 pt. field goals, FT% - % of points scored on free throws; LYFT - last year's % of points scored on free throws|
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