+/- Games 1-4

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DyedBlue

The Varsity Level
The first two games were not close and not a single player had a "-" score. The two most recent games have shown a broad distribution in performance.
More attention will be paid to the last two games.

Game 1: Gibson a quiet +27. Kent's +20 in 21.5 minutes stands out a bit on a day when everyone is positive. He was +9 in the few minutes he was on the floor at least 3 starters Dominating win.
Game 2: Stephens another solid game and of course McCauley. Starting 5 closely packed in minutes and +. The starters really drove this win and kept control of the game never trailing.

Game 1 vs UWGB on Nov. 7, 2022: ISU 80 UWGB 53....................Game 2 vs Ball State on Nov. 12, 2022: ISU 83 vs BSU 71
...................................................................................................................................vs BAll State
Player..........,,,,,,,Minutes.....+/-....................................................................Minutes...................+/-
Stephens...............19..............+11...................................................................25......................................+11
Neese....................15.5.............+7...................................................................27..............................+8
Henry......................24.5...........+21................................................................30.................................+9
McCauley..............31...............+19.................................................................28.................................................+14
Gibson....................30.5............+27................................................................24...............................+8
Bledson...................16...............+4..................................................................9..........................+2
Larry..........................20..............+13...............................................................28.............................+6
Miller........................10...............+5.................................................................4........................0
Kent...........................21.5............+20............................................................20.......................0
Hobbs.......................12...............+8...............................................................DNP
McKnight.............................................................................................................3........................+2

Game 3: Nov. 17, 2022: ISU 101 vs No. Dakota State 75
Another wire to wire lead. This game is the first to show +/- separation. The starting five as a unit has an individual low of +24 and a high of +36. The results by the players off the bench are far below the first two games for everyone except Kent and Larry. Kent was +12 in four minutes playing for Henry with four other starters.

Game 4: Nov. 21, 2022: ISU 79 vs ECU 75
Stephens rock solid again. Starters except for Neese are all positive. Kent left the game with ISU up 15 with 9 minutes to play and did not reenter until 1:14 to play in a 75-70 game. ISU had at least three starters on the floor during that slow regression in those 8 minutes. That was when Larry went from + territory to minus as the Sycamores didn't score effectively for 4.5 minutes registering 2 points.
While it was often mentioned about Bledson's great game and he did put up 16 points in 14 minutes, the fact remains that ISU was outscored by 5 when he was on the floor which was similar to the -14 registered against NDSU. Something to keep monitoring but it may explain his 10-16 minutes/game
......................................vs NDSU.....................................................................................................................................vs. East Carolina
Player........................Minutes............................+/- .................................................................................................Minutes..........................................................+/-
Stephens......................17.5................................+24....................................................................................................23....................................................................................................+13
Neese...........................24....................................................+30.....................................................................................34................................................-1
Henry...........................22...............................................................+35..........................................................................30................................................................................................+12
McCauley...................25.5.................................................................+36.....................................................................34..................................................................................+5
Gibson...........................17....................................................+31...................................................................................25......................................................................................+6
Larry................................15........................+4...............................................................................................................19...........................-9
McKnight.......................12.........................+4..............................................................................................................5.........................................-5
Bledson...........................16............-14........................................................................................................................14........................................-5
Miller................................12............-14........................................................................................................................DNP
Kent.................................13..................................+14....................................................................................................15.......................................................0
Avila.................................10....................-2.......................................................................................................................3...........................................................................+4
Martin..............................7..................-9..........................................................................................................................DNP
Hobbs..............................7...................-9........................................................................................................................DNP
 

DyedBlue

The Varsity Level
Game 5: Nov. 22, 2022: ISU 61 UMKC 63

My +/- differes from the book on occasion. If a player is on the floor when a foul is committed and free throws are to be shot but is removed due to fouling out or substitution, I wait until the free throws are completed for the final segment scores. It does appear the computer is calculating it based on when the player leaves the floor which feels wrong to me. So, I have some minor differences on a few players.

What can one say about a game with 2/3's of the FG attempts being 3's, way too many FT attempts for KC, outrebounded by 6 boards, lots of blocks by KC on our drives, poor FT shooting, and a season-high for turnovers?
My biggest question is about Stephens' playing time of 24.5 minutes. Another solid game with a +7 but his stat line is not impressive. Was KC focusing on Stephens and creating opportunities for other players?
Kent didn't see the floor in the second half until 7 minutes remained in the game and ISU trailed 42-49.

Players..................................Minutes...................................+/-
Stephens......................................24.5....................................................................................+7
Neese...........................................27......................................................................................+5
Henry............................................31........................................................-1
McCauley......................................36..................................................-3 (I had him at -2)
Gibson............................................22.............................................-5
Bledson............................................19...........................................-5
Larry..................................................14.5................................................................+1 (I had him at -2 because at game's end he was on for defense and off for offense)
McKnight..........................................3.....................................................................+2
Kent...................................................12.5...................................................-2...................(I had him at +2)
Avila..................................................2.....................................................-3
Hobbs..............................................4....................................-8 (Did not score during his 4 minutes on floor moving from up 39-36 to down 39-44)
Miller...............................................4....................................-1 (He also was on floor for defense at end of game. I had him at 0)
 
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