Efficiency Ratings: Game 1

Using the NBA Efficiency Rating Formula, MUHoops tracks the best statistical showings of 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

Who had the better game? Using the NBA formula player B, who hit five of eight shots and committed two turnovers registered a +20 efficiency total while Player A who missed 17 shots and had four turnovers had just a +11 rating.
While Marquette played sloppy in the opening minutes of the game, they were able to pull away quickly from the Mountaineers and rolled the rest of the way. MU was able to get all 10 eligible players double-digit minutes as Head Coach Buzz Williams used hockey-like line change substitutions. Even when the starters were out of the game, MU was able to force quite a few turnovers and convert them for easy buckets. MU will take on Norfolk State Monday, who should provide stiffer competition.

vs. Mount St. Mary's (change from previous game)

Per Minute Efficiency
  • Jae Crowder .958
  • Chris Otule 0.864
  • Vander Blue 0.842
  • Darius Johnson-Odom 0.833
  • Davante Gardner 0.611
  • Junior Cadougan 0.583
  • Jamail Jones 0.500
  • Derrick Wilson 0.438
  • Jamil Wilson 0.353
  • Todd Mayo 0.222

Notes: Jae Crowder continued to be one of the most versatile players in the country with his performance on Friday night. MU also got very solid performances from Darius Johnson-Odom, Chris Otule, Vander Blue, and Junior Cadougan.
Credit TheDevilsDen.com for the idea and opening example in this article.

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