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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - A Statistical Recap of the 2012/2013 Season

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  1. jgisland

    jgisland Club Member Club Member

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    The Good:

    Spencer Dinwiddie’s ability to get to the line. The Mayor got to the line at an unbelievable rate this year (76.7 FTRate), 19[SUP]th[/SUP] in the NCAA, 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] in the Pac-12 behind Arsalan Kazemi and by far the highest rate of any CU player in the last 10 years.

    Andre Roberson’s defensive rebounding %. Dre was able to collect 27.1% of the available defensive rebounds when he was on the court, that is good enough for 8[SUP]th[/SUP] in the NCAA and 3rd in the Pac-12. (That Kazemi guy was first again and Eric Moreland was 2[SUP]nd[/SUP]).

    Xavier Johnson’s FG% at the Rim. XJ struggled to finish at the rim early in the season, (in large part due to the fact that he tried to dunk on anybody within 10 ft of the rim). He was able to find his touch around the rim as the season went on and finished the season shooting 71% at the rim.
    Xavier Johnson’s 3pt FG%. XJ not only found his touch around the rim as the season went along, he was also able to find his 3 pt shooting touch, shooting 44% from 3.

    CU’s defensive efficiency. CU allowed opponents just .903 points per possession, good for 25[SUP]th[/SUP] in the NCAA and first in the Pac-12.

    Josh Scott’s TORate. The kid took care of the ball, only turning it over on 12.6% of his possessions, good for 140[SUP]th[/SUP] in the NCAA.

    CU’s ability to limit teams to get to the line. CU’s was 6[SUP]th[/SUP] in the NCAA in opponents Free Throw’s attempted per Field Goal Attempted.

    The Bad:

    Andre Roberson’s FG % on 2 pt jumpers. He struggled with the jumper this year, shooting only 24% on 2 point jumpers.

    CU’s Tempo/Pace. We heard a lot about how CU was going to be a team that pushed the pace and got up and down the floor, it was largely rhetoric. CU finished 216[SUP]th[/SUP] in pace and 9[SUP]th[/SUP] in the conference.

    Askia Booker’s shot selection. A year ago he took 34% of his shots at the rim where he converted on 47% of them. This year he only took 18% of his shots at the rim where he converted on 56% of them. Instead of those shots going to 3’s where he actually shoots a decent % (31%). They went to 2pt jumpers, where he took 44% of his shots this year converting on 33% of them.


    The Ugly:

    CU’s assist rate, 347 NCAA teams and CU finished 341[SUP]st[/SUP] in the % of FG’s that were assisted.

    SHT’s ORtg, it came in at 68.3 (which is actually up from the low 60’s where it was for a good part of the season).

    % of points coming from 3’s. CU’s inability to make 3’s led teams to pack it in against CU and disrupt the flow of the offense. CU only averaged 23.9% of their points from behind the arc, in the bottom 1/4 in the NCAA.
     
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  2. MtnBuff

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    Good summary of the season.

    Not based on stats but

    The Good

    Second trip to the NCAAs
    Starting two Sophs and two Fr on a team that won 20+ games
    XJ developing off the bench along with Talton
    Having as good a season as we did with two quality players taking the season as RSs and maybe as good a class coming in as CU has had in it's history.

    The Bad

    Our difficulty dealing with teams that had big physical guys inside, we got beat by some guys who were way less talented but beat us up inside.
    Losing to Wyoming.

    The Ugly

    Not only getting the game stolen from us at Zona but our terrible game management the last few minutes of the game that gave Zona a the chance to win that game after being solidly ahead.

    Our continued problems with having stretchs in games where our offense looks like something out of a jr. high school game, we don't move, don't pass, throw up terrible shots and as a result have extended stretches where we just don't score. Can't beat good teams consistently not playing a complete game for a full game.
     
  3. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Great stuff here. Another "good" for the list is Josh Scott's offensive rebounding percentage. His defensive rebounding percentage is low, but the man grabs O-boards. It actually went down a bit over the last month, but he still finished with an 11.8 OR%. For perspective, Dre was second on the team with 10.6% and XJ was third with 8.4%. That's a hell of a difference.
     
  4. MtnBuff

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    Scott had a combination of hitting the freshman wall and not being the same after the concussion for the end of the season. Give him an off-season to work the weights, condition for a college season, and diversify his offensive game some and as good as he was this year we could see a significant step up next season.
     
  5. Darth Snow

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    The Ugly: the leadership void. The team really missed the presence of senior leadership this year.
     
  6. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I'm quoting this so everyone can see Snow missing Nate.
     
  7. Darth Snow

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    Bull****. :lol:
     
  8. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Great stuff, jg.

    YMSSRA
     
  9. CUFan

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    Thank you jg!
     
  10. sackman

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    Are you saying you miss Nate Tomlinson?

    Edit: Goose beat me to it.
     
  11. MtnBuff

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    As much as some like to bag on Nate he would have made a nice 5 minute a game role player on this team. He could settle down the pace of the game, hit some outside shots, and was a solid leader.

    I don't miss Nate getting 25+ minutes a game but there were some times this year that he would have helped.
     
  12. Goose

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    Oh, I love Nate. And he would have been more than a 5 mpg guy on this team. I just had to point out that Snow has an undying love for Nate that will never end.
     
  13. Darth Snow

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    This will be remembered, tall one. You shall regret this.
     
  14. mattrob

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    Looking at the list, it sounds like Tad addressed most of the bad and the ugly at his presser. I'm going to have a hard time waiting for November.
     

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