Valpo beats Green Bay

January 31, 2014 Comments off

Valpo won again, this time taking down previously unbeaten in conference play Green Bay.  The Crusaders rode the dangerously hot hand of Lavontae Dority to an easy 15 point victory.  Valpo got solid PPS contributions from Jubril Adekoya, Bobby Capobianco, and Keith Carter.

vs. Detroit PPS + PPS – Overall MIN
Dority 1.3548 0.2581 1.0968 31
Peters 0.7500 0.3929 0.3571 28
Coleman 0.5294 0.4706 0.0588 17
Carter 1.1429 0.5000 0.6429 14
Capobianco 1.1429 0.3571 0.7857 14
Williams 0.7500 0.2500 0.5000 24
Adekoya 0.9615 0.0769 0.8846 26
Gueye 0.6667 0.4000 0.2667 15
Fernandez 0.8000 0.3200 0.4800 25
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Halfway PPS All Conference Candidates

January 26, 2014 Comments off

Let me preface this by saying that I haven’t paid much attention to the other teams in the league. If I have left someone off the list you feel is deserving either let me know via polite email or tweet or just get over it.  I couldn’t find one standout guy for Milwaukee or Cleveland State, that doesn’t mean these teams aren’t good (Milwaukee is not good) it just means they don’t rely on that one guy to lead them night in and night out.  Edit: it was brought to my attention I left off CSU’s Anton Grady, Grady scores a .6694 in 475 minutes of action. Thanks Dave_2010 from the Valpo fan zone for pointing out Grady as a candidate. These scores are for the entire season, not just league play.  Three players have really separated themselves from the pack, with Brown and Perry probably on NBA teams draft radars. From lowest score to highest score here is where the Horizon League stars sit:

#8 Travis Bader, Oakland, 823 minutes PPS of .5346

#7 Juwan Howard Jr, Detroit, 704 minutes PPS of .6378

#6 First Name Barlow, UIC, 650 minutes PPS of .6692

#5 AJ Pacher, Wright State, 498 minutes PPS of .6767

#4 LaVonte Dority, Valpo, 660 minutes PPS of .6909

#3 Alec Brown, Green Bay, 563 minutes PPS of .8668

#2 Kendrick Perry, Youngstown State, 759 minutes PPS of .8972

#1 Keifer Sykes, Green Bay, 627 minutes PPS of .9665

IU 2014 B10 PPS

January 22, 2014 Comments off

Indiana is off to a pretty poor start in the Big Ten season as they currently have a 2-4 record. The team has a multitude of problems and they are struggling to find solutions. The Hoosiers don’t have anyone on their roster playing really well except for maybe Vonleh so it’s probably going to be a tough final dozen games in the B10 regular season

Player MP PPS + PPS – Overall PPS
Noah Vonleh 179 1.11 0.32 0.79
Kevin Yogi Ferrell 211 1.05 0.42 0.63
Troy Williams 108 0.81 0.33 0.47
Hanner Mosquera-Perea 76 0.71 0.36 0.36
Austin Etherington 76 0.61 0.26 0.34
Stanford Robinson 129 0.78 0.46 0.33
Devin Davis 33 0.52 0.24 0.27
Jeremy Hollowell 60 0.67 0.40 0.27
Jeff Howard 53 0.47 0.25 0.23
Evan Gordon 125 0.53 0.30 0.22
Categories: B10, Indiana, PPS, Wish

Valpo defeats Milwaukee 1/18

January 21, 2014 Comments off

Valpo used big scores from their guards to roll to a double digit home victory over conference foe Milwaukee. Dority had a huge night, scoring 27 points on only 16 fga and not committing  any turnovers.  Gueye and Fernandez combined to put up nice numbers from the Center position despite combining for 7 fouls and 4 turnovers.  Coach Drew, for one game at least, seems to have found a rotation he likes.  Only two guys played more then 22 minutes.  Lower minutes and pretty good productivity will lead to good PPS and typically a victory!

 

vs. Detroit PPS + PPS – Overall MIN
Dority 1.3429 0.2571 1.0857 35
Peters 0.5000 0.3462 0.1538 26
Coleman 0.7000 0.2000 0.5000 20
Carter 1.3333 0.3333 1.0000 18
Capobianco 0.5714 0.3333 0.2381 21
Williams 1.3333 0.4286 0.9048 21
Adekoya 0.3500 0.4500 -0.1000 20
Yeo #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! DNP
Gueye 1.1765 0.6471 0.5294 17
Fernandez 0.9545 0.3182 0.6364 22

Valpo at Detroit PPS

January 17, 2014 Comments off

 

Valpo got nothing from their two highly touted recruits Peters and Carter, but managed a road win at Detroit.   Williams, Dority, Adekoya and the free throw shooting were fantastic for the Crusaders.  As a team Valpo continues to out rebound their opponents, but they are still turning the ball over at an alarming rate.

 

vs. Detroit PPS + PPS – Overall MIN
Dority 1.1935 0.4839 0.7097 31
Peters 0.1600 0.2800 -0.1200 25
Coleman #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! DNP
Carter 0.3750 0.8750 -0.5000 8
Capobianco 1.0952 0.2381 0.8571 21
Williams 1.5333 0.3000 1.2333 30
Adekoya 0.8824 0.1176 0.7647 34
Yeo 0.9091 0.4545 0.4545 11
Gueye 0.6667 0.3333 0.3333 15
Fernandez 0.8000 0.3200 0.4800 25

Previewing the Enemy – Wright State

January 7, 2014 Comments off

I’ve got too much time on my hands this evening.  Here is a look at what my least favorite Horizon League team, yes even more then Detroit, has done so far this year.  Wright State has been perfect this year; undefeated at home and winless on the road.  Looking at their PPS scores they appear to be an average at best team that relies on hustle (a crutch for the talentless) and defense to win them ball games. I firmly believe that they over acheived last year and will come back to Earth this season.

WSU PPS+ PPS- PPS Overall MIN
Pacher 1.1366 0.4128 0.7238 344
Dixon 0.9137 0.3350 0.5787 394
Yoho 0.7658 0.3711 0.3947 380
Young 1.0528 0.4814 0.5714 322
Vest 0.7153 0.1873 0.5280 411
Arceneaux 0.5747 0.2474 0.3273 388
Darling 0.9713 0.5738 0.3975 244
Griffin 0.5981 0.2349 0.3632 413
Davis 0.8706 0.4235 0.4471 170
Hopkins 0.8707 0.3621 0.5086 116
Howell 0.4052 0.2759 0.1293 116
Sledge 0.7895 0.3421 0.4474 38

Valpo has also been quite mediocre.  I suppose that is why Valpo is 7-2 at home and 1-6 on the road.

Season PPS + PPS – Overall MIN
Dority 1.0336 0.3577 0.6759 506
Peters 0.9879 0.3501 0.6378 497
Coleman 1.0000 0.3598 0.6402 403
Carter 0.9266 0.3853 0.5413 109
Capobianco 0.9817 0.3761 0.6055 327
Williams 0.7146 0.3073 0.4073 410
Adekoya 0.8333 0.2917 0.5417 288
Yeo 0.6983 0.3233 0.3750 232
Gueye 0.9345 0.4241 0.5103 290
Fernandez 0.8127 0.3569 0.4558 283

Two teams full of players with mediocre scores.  Valpo has guys more likely to have big games in Peters, Dority and Carter (I think) and is at home, plus I hate Wright State so I will give Valpo a double digit victory.  I’m interested to see how many times WSU coach Donlon does his foot stomp/arms crossed/pouty face tantrum.  I’ll set the over/under at 5.5 times.

Valpo at Oakland January 4, 2014

January 7, 2014 Comments off

In what was turned out to be a bizzarro UIC game, Valpo saw it’s big first half lead disappear before losing by 5 at Oakland and falling to 1-1 in conference play.  Jordan Coleman and Lexus Williams both played exceptionally well in the first half before disappearing in the second.  In the end, the Crusaders’ PPS scores were all pretty mediocre, which when you are on the road will typically result in a loss.

 

at Oakland PPS + PPS – Overall MIN
Alec Peters 0.7241 0.2759 0.4483 29
Lavontae Dority 0.9730 0.3784 0.5946 37
Moussa Gueye 0.9000 0.4500 0.4500 20
Keith Carter 0.8400 0.3600 0.4800 25
Bobby Capobianco 0.3333 0.2500 0.0833 12
Vashil Fernandez 0.5333 0.2667 0.2667 15
Jubril Adekoya 0.5625 0.1875 0.3750 16
Jordan Coleman 0.9259 0.2963 0.6296 27
Lexus Williams 0.8947 0.3684 0.5263 19

Valpo vs. UIC January 2, 2014

January 7, 2014 Comments off

Catching a bit after  being in Florida for a week and now having several snow days off work.  First up was the first conference game of the year.  Valpo overcame an 8 point half time deficit and won going away.  Coach Drew seems to still be figuring out what combination of guys to go with.  Keith Carter shined bright in his first HL game, coming off the bench and scoring 19 points.  His PPS would’ve been even higher had not missed 3 ft’s.  Speaking of ft’s, Vashil Fernandez really shot himself in the foot with his 0-7 from the charity stripe.  The whole team struggle from the line on this night, missing a combined 18 freebies.

vs. UIC PPS + PPS – Overall MIN
Alec Peters 0.6207 0.2414 0.3793 29
Lavontae Dority 0.8889 0.3333 0.5556 36
Moussa Gueye 0.8571 0.5714 0.2857 7
Keith Carter 1.3750 0.2917 1.0833 24
Bobby Capobianco 1.1176 0.2941 0.8235 17
Vashil Fernandez 0.7500 0.6250 0.1250 16
Jubril Adekoya 0.9545 0.4545 0.5000 22
Jordan Coleman 1.1923 0.1923 1.0000 26
Nick Davidson 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 1
Lexus Williams 0.9545 0.3182 0.6364 22
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Indiana vs Illinois – Game #14

January 2, 2014 Comments off

Indiana kicked off the Big Ten season with an 83-80 loss to Illinois in Champaign on New Year’s Eve. Yogi Ferrell and Noah Vonleh started off the B10 season the right way but rough games from Will Sheehey, Jeremy Hollowell and Stanford Robinson made it difficult for IU to win with very little depth.

Indiana MP PPS + PPS – Overall PPS
Kevin Yogi Ferrell 43 1.30 0.35 0.95
Noah Vonleh 30 1.43 0.50 0.93
Hanner Mosquera-Perea 15 0.93 0.27 0.67
Troy Williams 21 0.86 0.24 0.62
Evan Gordon 29 0.69 0.31 0.38
Will Sheehey 33 0.64 0.33 0.30
Jeremy Hollowell 23 0.43 0.52 -0.09
Stanford Robinson 19 0.16 0.63 -0.47
Categories: B10, Illinois, Indiana, PPS, Wish

State Schools vs Indiana – Games # 12 and 13

December 23, 2013 Comments off

Sorry for the delay in posts as my Daughter was not feeling well this weekend so that became priority #1; as it should. IU beat Nicholls State 79-66 on Friday in a pretty boring lackluster game and followed it up with a 90-66 beating of Kennesaw State on Sunday afternoon. At this point in the season I can say with confidence that the IU team that you see is the one you will get. There will be poor outside shooting, lots of turnovers, some questionable playing rotations and a lot of dribbling by Yogi Ferrell. Here is the PPS from the games this weekend:

vs  Nicholls State MP PPS + PPS – Overall PPS
Stanford Robinson 12 1.42 0.17 1.25
Hanner Mosquera-Perea 12 1.33 0.08 1.25
Kevin Yogi Ferrell 27 1.30 0.30 1.00
Jeremy Hollowell 21 1.24 0.38 0.86
Noah Vonleh 17 1.12 0.35 0.76
Devin Davis 12 1.08 0.33 0.75
Will Sheehey 22 1.18 0.50 0.68
Troy Williams 17 0.71 0.35 0.35
Luke Fischer 11 0.27 0.09 0.18
Evan Gordon 18 0.56 0.39 0.17
Austin Etherington 13 0.31 0.31 0.00
vs   Kennesaw State MP PPS + PPS – Overall PPS
Kevin Yogi Ferrell 30 1.70 0.33 1.37
Will Sheehey 25 1.24 0.28 0.96
Troy Williams 24 0.96 0.46 0.50
Jeremy Hollowell 21 0.38 0.24 0.14
Noah Vonleh 19 1.84 0.53 1.32
Luke Fischer 19 1.16 0.21 0.95
Evan Gordon 13 0.77 0.23 0.54
Stanford Robinson 11 0.91 0.36 0.55
Hanner Mosquera-Perea 11 0.36 0.36 0.00
Devin Davis 9 1.00 0.56 0.44
Categories: PPS