Big Ten Plus/Minus: @IU, OSU, @PSU, NW

Dylan Burkhardt
  • eddie

    Like novac’s numbers, it’s hard to read too much into this data because of the lack of depth on this team. Other than what the numbers of LLP, Stu, and Morris say, what can we really get from this data that isn’t painfully obvious–we have no bench. Sigh.

  • Drew

    Uh, did anyone else just see what Robbie Hummel did in the first half against OSU?? 8/10 on threes, 29 points. Unreal.

  • Giddings

    Somehow Evan Turner upped Hummel in the 2nd half… man we’re lucky we played OSU when he was still hurt.

  • gpsimms

    Just to make a point about the importance of depth when playing premier teams, and for the pure comedic value of it:

    For our game against Kansas, Matt Vogrich posted a -200 net per 40, by allowing 5 points and scoring 0 in one lethal minute.

    And Anthony Wright, in the same game, posted a -60 net per 40 (which is actually more impressive because he sustained that performance over 8 minutes) by scoring 7 and allowing 19.

  • Giddings

    Also, congrats to Peedi on earning Big Ten Player of the Week honors.

  • gpsimms

    And on that note, I do have the non-conference numbers for any game if anyone is curious, I guess I could email you or something.

  • AG2

    Giddings, Hummel hurt his hand and went to the locker room with 4 minutes left in the game, and OSU promptly went on a 16-2 run.

    That being said, if Ekpe Udoh wanted to play for a team that ran a pro style offense to get himself NBA ready, why does he still take 3s?

  • AG2

    Ekpe Udoh is embarrassing himself. He’s a total turnover machine against a god awful Colorado team.

  • Paul F.

    Gibson is a nightmare off the bench. Comes in gets a couple fouls sits down. I really though we’d see better from him. Anthony Wright is another one I hope would be better. For everything does good, he does five bad things. What the heck happen to these two?

  • JimC

    At least Ant has started “pass first, shoot later” mentality instead of just launching immediately.

    Gibson has a nice shot, but i think my little neice could rip the ball out of his hands.

    I have hope for Vogrich down the road. At least he has shown a few flashes of production.

  • Jeff

    Jim, that’s funny about Gibson. If I every meet him and shake his hand, I expect his hand to be the size of my 4 year-old nieces.

    Just having a little fun.

  • Sam

    I agree with Dylan in that I’ve never thought of LLP as a great defender, but I also think that I usually don’t ever notice him playing bad defense (with the exception of NW). I think the less you notice someone on defense, the better defender they are. I’ve always just thought of him as an average defender, but these numbers don’t lie. In 3 of these 4 games we allowed the fewest points/40 minutes of any statistically significant player. However, I think Morris is quickly becoming our best man-on-man defender. I expect his numbers to steadily improve throughout the season.