PLUS/MINUS vs. WASHINGTON STATE
Comment: For the second time in three games, Famulener played about 70% of the team's minutes and had a plus/minus that more than doubled the team's winning margin. The starters all took big hits in the opening moments of the second half when WSU strung together a bunch of threes to cut the deficit from 14 to 7. Famulener and Diggs came in for Midgley and Hughes at the 17:07 mark; that helped stop the rot; the Bears were able to build the lead back up to 11 and kept the game under control from then on.
Early foul trouble led to some slightly different line-ups included extended playing time for Benson in the first half, where he was a +9 in 8 minutes. Of the regulars, only Shipp played more than 30 minutes. Tamir, Midgley, Wethers, Diggs, and Famulener each played between 24 and 28 minutes.
Apologies for the delay in getting the Washington numbers up. The idea is to get them up sometime this weekend. The calculations are done, it's just a matter of typing them all up. The top plus/minus from that game are: Midgley +13, Tamir +10, Wethers +10, Shipp +9, Hughes +5 and Famulener +3.
(Special thanks to Cyberbear sdekk for giving me a heads-up with substitutions and helping me to keep track of who was in the game. The Fox announcers weren't all that good at reporting who was checking in and at one point they mistook David Paris for Gabriel Hughes. One could quibble about Brian Webber and Craig Ehlo as an announcing team, but after an afternoon/evening of listening to Marques Johnson and Reggie Theus in different games, Bear fans could've been worse off. A lot worse off..
First vs. Second Half (minimum 2 minutes)
First Half Top - Conor Famulener - 27-12, +15
Second Half Top - Conor Famulener 25-14, +11
First Half Bottom - David Paris - 0-1, -1
Second Half Bottom - Gabriel Hughes, 2-9, -7
Difference Makers of the Game
With Conor Famulener in 26 minutes, 52-26, +26
Without Conor Famulener in 14 minutes, 24-37, -13
With Joe Shipp in 34 minutes, 70-55, +15
Without Joe Shipp in 6 minutes, 6-8, -2
With A.J. Diggs in 25 minutes, 41-27, +14
Without A.J. Diggs in 15 minutes, 35-36, -1
Midgley, Tamir, Wethers, Hughes and Shipp in 7:14: 17-22, -5
All other combinations in 32:46: 59-41, +18
Comment: The starting line up was a +2 (15-13 in the first half) and a -7 (2-9) in the second half.
Double Point Guards
With Diggs and Midgley in 9:09, 12-10, +2
With Diggs or Midgley in 30:27, 63-50, +13
All other combinations in 0:24, 1-3, -2
Comment: The Diggs/Midgley combination closed out the first half (6-2, +4) and played together for two small stretches in the middle of the second half (for a combined 6-8, -2). Martin Smith only appeared during the closing minute of the game.
*Points per minute scored by Cal while player was on the court.
*Points per minute scored by opponent while player was on the court.
Comment: After a string of games finishing in the bottom half of this chart, it was nice to see Diggs in the blue end of things. Between Diggs and Famulener, they played 51 minutes, took 3 shots, scored 5 points, had 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 fouls, 3 steals and two turnovers.
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, 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. At some point in the future, I'll go into more detail about what this stat means. Each game, the top three players will be in blue. Special thanks to GldnBr71 for suggesting this.
|Hughes, Midgley, Shipp, Tamir, Wethers||7:14||17||22||-5|
|Diggs, Famulener, Shipp, Tamir, Wethers||5:36||15||8||+7|
|Famulener, Midgley, Shipp, Tamir, Wethers||4:32||9||3||+6|
|Bond, Diggs, Famulener, Midgley, Tamir||2:55||2||5||-3|
|Benson, Bond, Diggs, Famulener, Wethers||2:17||3||0||+3|
|Diggs, Midgley, Paris, Shipp, Tamir||2:07||4||2||+2|
|Benson, Diggs, Famulener, Midgley, Shipp||1:58||4||2||+2|
|Benson, Diggs, Shipp, Tamir, Wethers||1:55||2||5||-3|
|Benson, Famulener, Midgley, Shipp, Wethers||1:39||7||4||+3|
|Benson, Diggs, Famulener, Shipp, Wethers||1:35||6||2||+4|
|Bond, Diggs, Famulener, Shipp, Tamir||1:34||3||1||+2|
|Diggs, Famulener, Hughes, Midgley, Shipp||1:27||2||0||+2|
|Bond, Diggs, Famulener, Shipp, Paris||1:24||0||1||-1|
|Diggs, Famulener, Paris, Shipp, Wethers||1:16||0||0||0|
|Benson, Hughes, Midgley, Shipp, Wethers||0:50||1||4||-3|
|Benson, Diggs, Midgley, Shipp, Tamir||0:42||0||1||-1|
|Bond, Midgley, Shipp, Tamirr, Wethers||0:36||0||0||0|
|Bond, Forehan-Kelly, Paris, M. Smith, Tamir||0:15||0||3||-3|
|Bond, Famulener, Paris, M. Smith, Tamir||0:09||1||0||+1|
Comment: Of the five most productive lineups, Wethers and Famulener were in all five of them, with Shipp being in four of them.
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