Minnesota: Conference Advanced Player Stats

Minnesota: Conference Advanced Player Stats

Notes and details on the Gophers’ team and player stats (see PDF) through the first four Big Ten games are included in this article.

Eff. eFG% TO% OR% FTR
Minnesota 96.0 45.8% 21.0% 35.6% 33.5%
Opponents 104.6 49.8% 20.4% 34.6% 40.5%

Minnesota’s eFG% lags far behind their opponents, but in two of their four losses the Gophers have shot better than the other team.

at Purdue – 72-68 loss: Minnesota was the better shooting team, but Purdue held slight edges in turnovers and rebounding and a big advantage in free throw rate.

at Maryland – 70-58 loss: The Gophers shot a miserable 36.1 eFG%, the worst performance of any Richard Pitino-coached team (including FIU).

vs. Ohio State – 74-72 OT loss: Statistically quite an even game except for eFG%. The Buckeyes out-shot Minnesota 55.7% to 50.8%.

at Michigan – 62-57 loss: With only 60 possessions, this was the slowest game of the year for Minnesota.  Their average conference tempo is now the fifth highest of 14 teams. The Gophers shot better than Michigan and won the battle of the boards and free throw rate. A season-worst 28.1% turnover rate coupled with only turning the Wolverines over at a 14.9% clip was enough to offset the good.

None of the six “regulars” (at least 25% minutes played) have an ORtg greater than 103.5 (Joey King). Elliott Eliason (109.0, 20% usage) and Charles Buggs (113.8, 16% usage) are the only Gophers that are above 103.5.

Dre Hollins: 84.1 ORtg (107.3 in nonconference ); 29.3% eFG% (59.8%); 14.6 DR%; turnover rate down to 15.2% (21.7%). Just 3/17 2FG for 17.6%. FTR up after Michigan performance to 30.4%.

Mathieu : 76.7 ORtg (120.0 ORtg in NC); assist rate 13.1% (37.9%); turnover rate 40.6% (16.7%); stl% 3.2% (5.4%). FTRate 13.8% (41.6%)

Morris: 101.1 ORtg in line with 101.6 NC; DR% 17.1% (11.6%). Very similar conference performance vs. nonconference.
Mo Walker: 100.1 ORtg (108.8). eFG% 53.3% (65.2%); OR% much better at 18.3 (7.7%); but DR% is down 16.8% (21.9%)

Joey King: 103.5 ORtg (105.4); eFG% 56.8% (52.6%); brutal rebounding numbers 0.9% OR% (5.1%) & 5.9% DR% (10.7%); alarming turnover rateof 28.1% (17.9%)

Nate Mason: 99.5 ORtg (116.7); eFG% 41.1% (57.1%); turnover rate 9.9% (12.0%); stl% 2.5% (5.9%); FC/40 4.0 (3.1).

Eliason: 109.0 ORtg (125.1); eFG% 50.0% (71.4%).  OR% 21.6% (13.2%); DR% 15.5% (16.6%); turnover rate just 7.6% (14.2%); FT rate 125.0% (62.9%)

Charles Buggs:  113.8 ORtg (113.6); eFG% 41.7% (53.7%); zero turnovers (11.2%)
We warned in December that the Gophers assists and eFG% would come down partly as a result of fewer steals in Big Ten play. Unfortunately for Minnesota, that’s been true. Minnesota’s once top-5 assist rate has fallen to 62.6% for the year and is just #10 of 14 in conference at 48.4%.

PDF FILE: Minnesota Player Advanced Stats – Big Ten Games through January 10, 2015 

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