Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Individual stats of Pitt players in losses

James Robinson

33 minutes, 6.4 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.5 TO, 1.5 spg, 35.3% FG, 31.6% 3FG, 69.2% FT


Josh Newkirk

8 minutes, 3.9 ppg, 0.9 rpg, 1.3 apg, 0.8 TO, 0.4 spg, 68.4% FG, 70.0% 3FG, 50.0% FT


Lamar Patterson

33 minutes, 15.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.1 apg, 2.0 TO, 0.8 spg, 33.0% FG, 35.7% 3FG, 66.7% FT


Talib Zanna

32 minutes, 8.3 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 0.3 apg, 1.8 TO, 0.3 spg, 37.7% FG, 65.5% FT


Cameron Wright

31 minutes, 7.4 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.8 TO, 0.6 spg, 42.6% FG, 27.3% 3FG, 50.0% FT


Mike Young

22 minutes, 6.4 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 0.6 apg, 1.3 TO, 0.8 spg, 39.5% FG, 42.9% 3FG, 72.0% FT


Jamel Artis

17 minutes, 6.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 0.8 apg, 0.3 TO, 0.8 spg, 48.4% FG, 50.0% 3FG, 69.2% FT





20 comments:

  1. Chris - Is Robinson hurt? At the last home game he had a tough fall and then developed a serious limp. He has not played well since that fall.

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  2. Who would you like to coach pitt BB Dixon or Ben Howland i know Dixon is good but i think Howland is better Howland has been to 2 final fours and Dixon is what he is becuse of Howland so do you want the master or his student i will take the master.
    dont get me wrong i would not want Dixon to go becuse what you get might not be as good as him. But with Howland you would know you are geting a better coach.
    so i would only let Dixon go if we could get Howland

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    1. I don't know who would be better for Pitt but Howland got to the Final 4 with UCLA which is much easier to do than at Pitt.

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    2. Same stye coach. If you go with a change go different style. I like dixon. Great coach

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    3. Howland is an a$$. Give me Dixon any day over him.

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  3. Dixon gets a lot of criticism from people who accuse him of "over-Coaching."

    While that criticism may be deserved, I think the effect of Jamie's overall Coaching style has another impact on Players.

    It seems pretty evident at times that Pitt Players have a tendency to tune Dixon out.

    Last night's EMBARRASSING Loss to NC State is the latest example.

    If you don’t believe it… just consider the evidence… and let Jamie explain it… or try to.

    From the Post Gazette…

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    The 23 rebounds also tied the single-game low for a Dixon-coached team. The Panthers also grabbed 23 in a 74-69 win Jan. 13, 2006 against Georgetown.

    “We have been stressing all along rebounding, and I don’t know if the guys or other people recognize how important it is for us,” Dixon said.“[Monday night] we set records with our rebound numbers. Again, I don’t know how we can get two offensive rebounds and only 23, so I take full responsibility for that.

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    PittofDreams

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    1. How is last night's loss...EMBARRASSING?

      Warren was white hot and shot us right out of the gym.

      If you've watched him at all this year - (see the UNC OT game) you know he's capable of just that.

      Just like Dwayne Wade did to us in the NCAA's a few years ago.

      Unlike Patterson who's soft as hell, Warren took over the game.

      What IS embarrassing is that's there's no fire or leadership on this team - especially from 5th year senior Patterson.

      What I would give for a Carl Krauser or Levance Fields right about now.

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    2. This team has overachieved at rebounding this season. It's shocking, considering the lack of size, that Pitt hasn’t been pounded more on the boards in 2013-14.

      A win against Clemson, a 23-8 recorded, 11-7 in the ACC really should be applauded considering the loss of Johnson. Talib and Lamar have given everything to the program and it would be a shame if the two didn't play the game of their lives on Saturday with an NCAA bid on the line.

      Let's hope Eubanks and Haughton enjoyed their visit. Pitt needs a backup for Wright next season. Cam was invisible last night. Pitt also needs a shot blocker to protect the rim while Durand, Wright, Jeter, Newkirk and hopefully Eubanks are dropping 3s on offense.

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    3. The problem last night was not Lamar, it was Dixon's decision to put his 6'4" SG and his 6'3" PG on a 6'8" SF who's on fire. Why mike young who is tall and mobile was not assigned to guard him is beyond me.

      I'm not a Dixon basher or anything, but his decision to rotate between Cam, JR, and zone on Warren was a mistake.

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    4. Embarrassing? Absolutely

      Warren? You're talkin' about Warren?

      We're talkin' about REBOUNDS.

      Pitt got... let me see... OUT-HUSTLED... OUT-PHYSICALED... OUT-COACHED.. What other adjective can we use?

      Please stop with the excuses for this Team. It's getting OLD.

      Even Jamie says stop with the excuses....

      “Are we going to make excuses for ourselves?” Dixon said. “I don't know. We didn't get it done.” - Trib Review

      PittofDreams

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    5. I was at the game and saw it like you did POD. As an example Wright played like his head was up somewhere.

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  4. I think the issue comes down to a couple of things. Obviously everyone can see our offensive struggles. We have 4 freshman and when we go up against a team with a few big men, we become one dimensional and basically put too much on the shoulders of Patterson. On the defensive side of the ball, we are struggling to cover the 3 unless we over commit and find ourselves caught out of position inside and out of position for the rebound. The Duke game was a perfect example and you see it over and over again. Skip the ball to the wing, or drive and kick out to the wing, then pass around the arc. Either the 3rd pass will have a guy open for a three or if the underneath player gets out on it, there is an easy dump inside as we have a smaller out of position guy struggling to get down and defend it. If they take and miss the 3, once again Zanna is out of position for the rebound.

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  5. We have to remember that one guy beat us last night dropping 41 down our throats.

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  6. The freshman are on an upward trajectory - but how can anyone of Dixon's stature be in "rebuilding" mode for the 3rd straight year and I can already foresee next year being another "rebuilding" year. At some point, success must outweigh mediocrity.

    Lord knows… Paul Evans was fired for basically the same on-court production that Dixon is now immersed in.

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    1. I agree with so much of that I don't know where to begin. But let me wrap it all up with this sentence- if Adams didn't leave earlier than expected and Johnson wasn't hurt, Pitt is a top 10 team right now. Some things you can't control.

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  7. What are the chances Newkirk starts against Clemson? I put them at 0% unless Robinson is injured.

    That's my biggest complaint about Coach Dixon - he is just so stubborn. This team is obviously not playing well, yet the same lineup is put out there. Why not try something new? Why not send a message to a player that has underperformed for a few weeks now? Do something.

    I have no desire to see Dixon go but next year looks like another middling one where they may or may not make the tournament. It seems like the future could be bright with Heron coming in along with perhaps Diallo and Swanigan, but that's two full years away, and those players will be freshmen only (well Diallo would be a soph). I hope the recruiting is indeed improving but next year's class looks overall like another group of projects with Doorson and Luther both likely to redshirt. Jeter should be a good one and give us an excellent forward rotation with Artis and Young, but the backcourt is still lacking that dominant guard and the center spot is a disaster. I know they got the commitment from Naughton today but he looks like a slightly improved version of Randle. Certainly not a difference maker and most likely a step down from Zanna.

    I see a team that will be average to slightly above (much like this year's team) for the next two years in the ACC before perhaps they start getting back to the teams of Young, Blair, and Fields with high seeds and conference championships, assuming those players like Heron and Diallo make it here. Chris, please tell me I'm wrong.

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  8. On paper they'll be better next year.

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    1. Don't think we'll have anyone close to all the things Patterson does for this team. When he is out of the game, it's pretty pathetic. So we won't be better at the 3, nor offensively at the 5. While they might have more bodies on paper, it remains to be seen if those bodies pan out. Team really needs a Big who can finish in traffic and be a tough guy inside. And a scoring wing who can shoot it from 3 and take you off the dribble. Don't see how they're going to compete with Wright & Robinson as your starting guards next year.

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    2. They won't be excellent yet but they'll be better. They will better offensively and defensively.

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  9. Those stats suggest that the players with the biggest drop offs in Pitt losses are Zanna and Wright. Although Robinson's FT of only 69% is pretty shocking. Thought he was supposed to be clutch, sort of. Anyway of the starters, Zanna & Wright were the 2 big question marks in my mind before the season started and while they perform decently against the rent-a-win opponents and lower tier ACC teams, they are what we thought they were before the season started. Only barely adequate players against good teams, who have a tendency to disappear in games for long stretches. Recruiting is the key obviously if you want to beat the elites, as JD's coaching abilities(or lack thereof) aren't going to do it. Great players can hide a lot of coaching blunders.

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