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A Look At Clemson

February 17, 2011
NCAA Basketball Stats

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Rank and Records CLEM   NCSU
RPI #72   #99
Strength of Schedule #93   #60
Overall 17-8   13-11
Conference 6-5   3-7
Home 13-2   9-3
Away 2-5   1-7
Top 25 0-2   0-7
RPI Top 50 2-4   1-9

 

Scouting Report (?)

Stats include games through Wednesday, February 16
against D-I teams only

Conference only

Category Offense Defense D-I Avg
Adj. Efficiency 107.9 69 89.8 15 101.3
Adj. Tempo 64.6 281 67.1
Four Factors
Effective FG%: 50.9 91 45.4 38 49.1
Turnover %: 21.0 218 23.1 47 20.4
Off. Reb. %: 34.5 100 30.9 111 32.4
FTA/FGA: 40.5 100 33.3 86 37.9
Miscellaneous Components
3P%: 34.7 151 31.8 54 34.4
2P%: 50.4 77 44.3 47 47.8
FT%: 68.6 185 69.9 218 69.0
Block%: 8.2 107 13.9 20 9.2
Steal%: 10.5 272 12.0 30 9.5
Style Components
3PA/FGA: 35.6 110 32.7 177 32.9
A/FGM: 54.1 158 50.8 94 53.9
Defensive Fingerprint: Mostly Man    
Point Distribution (% of total points)
3-Pointers: 28.6 131 27.3 168 27.4
2-Pointers: 50.0 225 52.3 150 51.6
Free Throws: 21.4 154 20.4 206 21.0
Strength of Schedule
Components: 102.8 101 98.9 59 101.3
Overall: .6105 76 .5000
Non-conference: .4068 273 .5000
Personnel
Bench Minutes: 27.9% 257 31.2%
Experience: 2.00 yrs 83 1.73
Effective Height: +1.1 95 0.0
Average Height: 75.7" 291 76.5"
  • State hosts an improving Clemson team after State's impressive win against a floundering Wake Forest team on the road.
  • Conversely, the Tigers enter tonight's game after a tough home loss to the Tar Heels.
  • Recipe for success? Vegas doesn't think so; despite being at home, the degenerates see State as a three-point underdog.
  • It's tough not to recall just how devastating the loss to the Tigers was last month. The Pack looked completely in control of the game through the first 3/4 of the first half, then imploded in spectacular fashion. Clemson finished State off with a 48-19 run over the remaining 25 minutes or so of the game. That started a spiral of despair where we failed to get off the bus at Chapel Hill, lost to Virginia Tech and then failed again to show up in Durham last weekend. Misery begat misery begat misery…
  • Milton Jennings is the no-name guy who's blossomed under the new coaching regime. He comes off the bench but leads the team in usage: over a quarter (26.6%) of the Tiger possessions go through him. He could stand to be a bit more productive with all those possessions (he ranks 7th in offensive rating), but keep your eye on Jennings.
  • If you've got a ticket, show up. And without bags or signs or anything outwardly showing your displeasure. This ain't year #10 of the Sendek era–the AD is well aware of everyone's frustration level and will handle things appropriately when the time comes. For now, get behind Sidney, support him and the team, and try to view the remaining games as they were ultimately intended to be when Naismith invented the game–a form of entertainment.

    Small soapbox moment: I feel like we, as Americans, have placed so much importance on wins, losses and championships at times that we've lost sight of the fact that sports were meant to entertain us above all else. Yes, winning is fun. Losing sucks. But the games were once simply a diversion from the mundane toil of life and we've gotten away from that. Perhaps life has gotten so "easy," in today's era of iPads and interwebs, that we've shifted all the importance we once placed on merely surviving onto the success of our favorite sports teams. I'm as guilty of this as anyone. But don't let your passion for success turn into misguided hatred or actions that embarrass you and your university. A call for civility, indeed.

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