Saturday, January 26, 2008

Analysis: Georgetown 58, West Virginia 57

Let me begin by acknowledging that I never did add more to the Syracuse wrap-up, and I apologize to my reader for that.

I only was able to watch parts of the 1st half of tonight's game (did I mention that I've been busy these days?), but did just go back and view the last minute on tape (or hard disk, in this case).

Once again, Jessie Sapp lead the team back from the brink in the last minute(s) of play; I'm beginning to think that Sapp becomes the de facto leader in the end-game proceedings because he is the best (only?) Hoya that can create in those situations. By this, I mean that he is likely the only player comfortable shooting from the outside off the dribble and also driving the lane for contact and/or a layup.

Let's run the numbers:



Offense


Defense

1st Half 2nd Half Total
1st Half 2nd Half Total
Pace 27 28 55











Eff. 93.9 116.1 105.4
90.2 116.1 103.6








eFG% 57.5 46.0 51.1
47.6 50.0 48.9
TO% 26.3 17.6 21.8
15.0 14.1 14.5
OR% 10.0 53.3 36.0
18.8 41.2 30.3
FTA/FGA 10.0 52.0 33.3
42.9 56.0 50.0
FTM/FGA 10.0 40.0 26.7
19.0 32.0 26.1








Assist Rate 60.0 45.5 52.4
75.0 70.0 72.2
Block Rate 8.3 0.0 3.6
30.0 26.7 28.0
Steal Rate 15.0 0.0 7.3
11.3 10.6 10.9








2FG% 58.3 62.5 60.7
40.0 33.3 36.0
3FG% 37.5 11.1 23.5
36.4 50.0 42.9
FT% 100.0 76.9 80.0
44.4 57.1 52.2

  Georgetown vs West Virginia  
01/26/08 7:00 p.m. at WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, W.Va.
Final score: Georgetown 58, West Virginia 57

Georgetown Min +/- Pts 2PM-A 3PM-A FTM-A FGA A Stl TO Blk OR DR PF
Summers, DaJuan 20:33 - 8 8 /27 4 -5 0 -2 0 -0 7 /23 0 /7 2 /28 0 /28 0 /13 1 /12 2 /15 3
Hibbert, Roy 27:37 + 8 12/43 4 -6 0 -0 4 -4 6 /32 1 /10 0 /39 4 /40 4 /17 3 /19 7 /24 2
Freeman, Austin 32:15 - 4 8 /48 4 -6 0 -2 0 -0 8 /36 1 /14 0 /43 1 /45 0 /21 1 /19 6 /26 1
Wallace, Jonathan 24:19 + 4 6 /43 2 -4 0 -3 2 -2 7 /32 2 /13 0 /32 0 /38 0 /16 1 /17 0 /18 2
Sapp, Jessie 33:50 + 1 15/52 1 -3 3 -7 4 -5 10/38 2 /15 1 /46 1 /47 2 /21 0 /20 1 /30 3
Macklin, Vernon 08:58 - 7 2 /11 1 -1 0 -0 0 -0 1 /10 1 /4 0 /12 2 /12 0 /4 1 /5 0 /5 1
Crawford, Tyler 04:14 + 0 0 /6 0 -0 0 -0 0 -0 0 /4 0 /2 0 /4 0 /5 0 /2 0 /2 0 /4 2
Ewing, Patrick 26:44 + 14 5 /39 0 -2 1 -2 2 -4 4 /30 4 /12 2 /36 3 /35 1 /17 2 /18 4 /25 3
Rivers, Jeremiah 21:58 - 3 2 /21 1 -1 0 -1 0 -0 2 /20 0 /7 1 /30 1 /25 0 /14 0 /13 2 /18 2
TOTALS 40:05 58 17-28 4 -17 12-15 45 11/21 6 /54 12/55 7 /25 9 /25 23/33 19
0.607 0.235 0.800 0.524 0.111 0.218 0.280 0.360 0.697

West Virginia Min +/- Pts 2PM-A 3PM-A FTM-A FGA A Stl TO Blk OR DR PF
BUTLER, Da'Sean 34:23 - 2 12/52 3 -9 0 -2 6 -8 11/44 1 /14 0 /45 0 /47 0 /25 2 /31 2 /19 2
FLOWERS, John 18:12 + 4 0 /25 0 -3 0 -1 0 -0 4 /24 3 /8 1 /24 1 /25 0 /12 4 /19 2 /12 1
SMALLIGAN, Jamie 18:57 - 10 6 /23 0 -1 2 -2 0 -0 3 /20 1 /5 0 /26 0 /26 0 /14 0 /17 0 /10 4
NICHOLS, Darris 36:58 - 1 16/55 1 -2 4 -6 2 -5 8 /42 2 /12 0 /50 0 /49 0 /25 2 /30 4 /23 1
RUOFF, Alex 37:30 - 1 13/50 2 -3 3 -8 0 -0 11/43 3 /11 2 /52 1 /50 0 /26 0 /31 1 /25 4
ALEXANDER, Joe 26:05 + 4 7 /42 2 -4 0 -1 3 -4 5 /31 2 /12 0 /38 2 /36 1 /21 1 /17 2 /20 4
MAZZULLA, Joe 10:56 - 1 0 /12 0 -1 0 -0 0 -0 1 /12 1 /3 1 /15 1 /15 0 /7 0 /11 2 /6 1
BROWN, Jarrett 02:05 + 0 0 /2 0 -0 0 -0 0 -0 0 /3 0 /1 0 /4 0 /3 0 /2 1 /2 0 /1 0
SMITH, Wellington 14:54 + 2 3 /24 1 -2 0 -1 1 -6 3 /11 0 /6 0 /21 1 /19 0 /8 0 /7 1 /9 0
WEST, Jonnie 00:28 + 0 0 /0 0 -0 0 -0 0 -0 0 /0 0 /0 0 /0 0 /0 0 /0 0 /0 0 /0 0
TOTALS 40:05 57 9 -25 9 -21 12-23 46 13/18 4 /55 8 /54 1 /28 10/33 16/25 17
0.360 0.429 0.522 0.722 0.073 0.148 0.036 0.303 0.640

Efficiency: Georgetown 1.055, West Virginia 1.056
eFG%: Georgetown 0.511, West Virginia 0.489
Substitutions: Georgetown 30, West Virginia 30

2-pt Shot Selection:
Dunks: Georgetown 1-1, West Virginia 0-0
Layups/Tips: Georgetown 12-16, West Virginia 4-8
Jumpers: Georgetown 4-11, West Virginia 5-17

I've tried something new here - I've highlighted the numbers that I think are particularly telling from the tempo-free box score.

Other thoughts:
  • West Virginia lost this game at the FT line - coming into the game, the Mountaineers had 73% FT in conference play, and if they had performed at that clip in tonight's game (17-23 FTs rather than 12-23), they would have won the game. This is the 2nd straight game of poor FT shooting by WVU, with their 39% FT effort against Marshall nearly costing them that game as well.
  • West Virginia has been winning this year in no small part by forcing turnovers (24.6% TO Rate [43/341] coming into the game) while not committing turnovers themselves (15.5% [3/341]). This held true for the 1st half, but Georgetown was able to make adjustments during half-time to limit TOs and keep in the game.
  • Georgetown continues to struggle shooting 3FGs on the road. The team shoots 43% 3FG at home, but only 32% on the road; meanwhile, their opponents shoot 31% at home and 30% on the road. I'll update team and individual splits tomorrow.
  • The Hoyas out-rebounded their opponent for only the 2nd time in their last 10 games. (here, I'm using Total Rebounding Pct., rather than counting stats). West Virginia was 9th in conference in Tot. Reb. % coming into the the game. The other team to lose to Georgetown on the glass? Connecticut.
  • The game was played at a tepid 55-possession pace; West Virginia had played one game this season at a pace less than 60 possessions (@ Canisius), while Georgetown had played 7 of it's 17 games sub-60 possessions coming into the game.


Here's the last few seconds, Chvotkin-style. Sorry for the small size and crappy quality - the original, higher-rez version.

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1 comment:

  1. HoyaChris Hera and I know of at least five other readers personally :) . I think our defensive rebounding % was helped by the large number of WV free throw misses.

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