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Efficiency Ratings: Syracuse

As the Blue Devils progress through the season there will be many different theories on how to measure team success. TDD has adopted an NBA Efficiency Formula to track Duke's top players and performances after each game and throughout the season.

A quick way NBA coaches measure a player's game performance is by evaluating his efficiency. In order to find a player's efficiency the following formula is used:

((Points + Rebounds + Assists + Steals + Blocks) - ((Field Goals Att. - Field Goals Made) + (Free Throws Att. - Free Throws Made) + Turnovers)).

For example, compare the following stat lines:

Player A: 17 points (5-of-22 FG, 7-9 FT), 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals, 4 turnovers.

Player B: 15 points (5-8 FG, 3-4 FT), 4 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 turnovers

Latest Game:

Tyler Roberson had 14 points and a career-high 20 rebounds, and the Orange beat the Blue Devils 64-62 on Monday night, the Blue Devils' third straight loss.

Roberson set the arena record for rebounds by a visitor, breaking the previous mark of 18 set in 1957 and most recently matched by North Carolina's Sean May in 2005.

Marshall Plumlee had 19 points and 17 rebounds to lead Duke (14-5, 3-3). After receiving their lowest national ranking in two years earlier in the day, the reigning national champs now have their longest losing streak since the 2006-07 team dropped its final four games and are in danger of falling out of the poll for the first time since that season.

"The game is tremendous, and it can be incredibly great to you, and it can be incredibly cruel to you," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "And right now, we're going through the cruel part."


vs.SYRACUSE

(change from previous game)

  • Grayson Allen +12 (-6)
  • Matt Jones +8 (+3)
  • Brandon Ingram +17 (-6)
  • Amile Jefferson +DNP (-)
  • Marshall Plumlee +33 (+15)
  • Luke Kennard -3 (-33)
  • Derryck Thornton +6 (+2)
  • Chase Jeter DNP (-)
  • Antonio Vrankovic DNP (-)
  • Sean Obi -1 (-2)


Notes: Less than 48 hours after posting a career best +30 against Notre Dame, Luke Kennard felt the cruel part of the game as Coach K called it, posting a career low -3. It’s the largest two game variance in the history of these ratings.

Meanwhile, Duke didn’t get great games from either Ingram or Allen, which has been a constant in each of the five losses this season. One can be very good, but the other must be better than that (or both). When both are just ‘good’, Duke doesn’t have enough to push past good opponents.

Marshall Plumlee continued his run of strong and efficient play, logging another career high with +33.


MEMORABLE SEASON PERFORMANCES

Throughout the season TDD will track the various highs and lows using the formula.

Ten Most Efficient Performances

  • Grayson Allen v. Georgetown (+38)
  • Brandon Ingram v. Georgia Southern (+38)
  • Brandon Ingram v. Elon (+35)
  • Grayson Allen v. Long Beach State (+34)
  • Marshall Plumlee v. Syracuse (+33)
  • Marshall Plumlee v. Virginia Tech (+31)
  • Grayson Allen v. VCU (+30)
  • Luke Kennard v. Notre Dame (+30)
  • Grayson Allen v. Wake Forest (+29)
  • Grayson Allen v. Siena (+28)
  • Marshall Plumlee v. Wake Forest (+28)
  • Luke Kennard v. Utah (+28)

Five Least Efficient Performances

  • Derryck Thornton (-5) v. Utah State
  • Grayson Allen (-4) v. Kentucky
  • Grayson Allen (-4) v. Utah
  • Chase Jeter (-3) v. Utah
  • Luke Kennard (-3) v. Syracuse

SEASON EFFICIENCY RATING

Cumulative Season ratings for the Blue Devils. (E/game)*

  • Grayson Allen +384 (20.2)
  • Brandon Ingram +339 (17.8)
  • Marshall Plumlee +300 (15.8)
  • Luke Kennard +231 (12.2)
  • Matt Jones +223 (11.7)
  • Amile Jefferson +177 (19.7)
  • Derryck Thornton +141 (7.4)
  • Chase Jeter +37 (2.2)
  • Antonio Vrankovic +11 (2.8)
  • Sean Obi 6 (0.8)

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MOST EFFICIENT PER MINUTE

Cumulative Season ratings per minute for the Blue Devils. (E/minutes)

  • Antonio Vrankovic .846
  • Amile Jefferson .648
  • Grayson Allen .586
  • Brandon Ingram .565
  • Marshall Plumlee .559
  • Luke Kennard .495
  • Sean Obi .300
  • Matt Jones .353
  • Derryck Thornton .288
  • Chase Jeter .287

SEASON HIGH/LOW PERFORMANCES


Tracking the most and least efficient performances by player

  • Grayson Allen 38/-4
  • Amile Jefferson 26/21
  • Brandon Ingram 38/-2
  • Matt Jones 25/0
  • Marshall Plumlee 33/4
  • Luke Kennard 30/-3
  • Chase Jeter 12/-3
  • Antonio Vrankovic 8/1
  • Derryck Thornton 20/-5
  • Sean Obi 3/0


Notes:

- Kennard’s off day provided opportunity for Jones to catch back up, but the junior only closed the game by a few points.

- Plumlee is within 40 points of Brandon Ingram, and is closer to the second overall spot than Ingram is to Allen at No. 1


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