MSU By The Numbers: A Cumulative Look

MSU basketball scoring efficiency by lineup combinations for nine games.

In this postgame feature we analyze the scoring efficiency of each lineup combination as well as the scoring efficiency of various other combinations and by player. Obviously, there are many factors involved in how well each combination or each player, for that matter, does. Hence, this feature is more for entertainment value than a true indication of how well each lineup or player does during a game and during the season.

During the 9 game there were 143 lineup combinations.

Of the 12 players that played for MSU, below is a list of how many combinations each played in.

NAME NUMBER (%)
Barry Stewart 104 (72.7%)
Jamont Gordon 96 (67.1%)
Ben Hansbrough 96 (67.1%)
Reginald Delk 82 (57.3%)
Richard Delk 79 (55.2%)
Charles Rhodes 76 (53.1%)
Jarvis Varnado 60 (42.0%)
Vernon Goodridge 50 (35.0%)
Bernard Rimmer 34 (23.8%)
Piotr Stelmach 22 (15.4%)
Billy Begley 7 (4.9%)
Joseph Iupe 6 (4.2%)

Team Scoring Efficiencey by Lineup (10 or more minutes combined for all 9 games):

PLAYER PLAYER PLAYER PLAYER PLAYER TIME SCORE
Ri Delk Hansbrough Re Delk Varnado Gordon 60:21 131-92
(+39)
Ri Delk Stewart Rhodes Goodridge Gordon 14:19 35-15
(+20)
Ri Delk Stewart Hansbrough Rhodes Goodridge 14:34 31-15
(+16)
Stewart Hansbrough Re Delk Goodridge Gordon 10:25 32-18
(+14)
Stewart Hansbrough Rhodes Re Delk Gordon 11:40 31-19
(+12)
Ri Delk Stewart Hansbrough Rhodes Gordon 19:08 41-33
(+8)
Ri Delk Hansbrough Re Delk Goodridge Gordon 13:32 24-17
(+7)
Ri Delk Rhodes Re Delk Varnado Gordon 10:27 23-18
(+5)
Stewart Hansbrough Re Delk Varnado Gordon 11:19 20-24
(-4)

Team Scoring Efficiency Whan an Individual Player is in the Lineup:

NAME SCORE
Jamont Gordon 535-403 (+132)
Richard Delk 464-351 (+113)
Ben Hansbrough 499-387 (+112)
Reginald Delk 449-357 (+92)
Barry Stewart 418-333 (+85)
Charles Rhodes 345-272 (+73)
Jarvis Varnado 318-245 (+73)
Vernon Goodridge 221-148 (+73)
Bernard Rimmer 107-103 (+4)
Piotr Stelmach 81-84 (-3)
Billy Begley 15-20 (-5)
Joseph Iupe 11-27 (-16)

Team Scoring Efficiency When Specific Players are in the Lineup at the Same Time:

Richard Delk-Reginald Delk 262-208 (+54)
Charles Rhodes-Vernon Goodridge 106-63 (+43)
Barry Stewart-Ben Hansbrough-Jarvis Varnado 84-67 (+17)
Charles Rhodes-Jarvis Varnado 90-67 (+23)
Barry Stewart-Ben Hansbrough-Jamont Gordon 181-144 (+37)

[Mary Ann Swindoll keeps up with the By The Numbers stats during the games. I calculate these numbers from her stats. These stats include games vs Loyola-Marymount, Winthrop, Charlotte, TAM-Corpus Christi, South Alabama, McNeese State, Alabama State, New Orleans and George Mason. -Gene]


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