Plays of the Game & Efficiency Stats - Nebraska

Plays of the Game & Efficiency Stats - Nebraska

Sigh...the Illini were in another game later in the second half, trailing by three points with a bit over 6:00 to play, but couldn't score or stop Shavon Shields down the stretch, and they dropped a 67-58 game at Nebraska.  There were a few highlights to choose from, and those are my nominees for the Dick Van Dyke Appliance World "WOW!" Play of the Game.  I'll go with number three, and you can pick your favorite in the comments below.

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Head coach John Groce says the Illini made too many plays in the second half "that get you beat" on both ends of the floor.  Yep.

As for the efficiency stats, they tell the same story:

Illinois

  • 0.96 PPP
  • 40.8 eFG%
  • 38.4 OReb%
  • 23.2 TO%
  • 53.1 FTA/FGA

Nebraska

  • 1.12 PPP
  • 51.1 eFG%
  • 25.0 OReb%
  • 16.7 TO%
  • 61.4 FTA/FGA

Too many turnovers, too many missed shots, and not good enough on the defensive end of the floor.  It's back to the drawing board for the Illini, as Ohio State comes calling on Saturday night.  Hopefully, we'll be able to talk about a win.  Thanks for reading.

bmoline@wdws.com

Twitter: @BMolineWDWS

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Not a bad half for the Illini, as they trail Nebraska 31-30 at the break.  Rayvonte Rice is back, leading Illinois with 12 points.  A defensive lapse at the end of the half gave the Huskers a 31-30 lead.  Let's look at the first half efficiency stats:

Illinois

  • 1.06 PPP
  • 46.0 eFG%
  • 36.8 OReb%
  • 17.7 TO%
  • 44.0 FTA/FGA

Nebraska

  • 1.08 PPP
  • 47.7 eFG%
  • 30.8 OReb%
  • 20.9 TO%
  • 45.4 FTA/FGA

The Illini are narrowly winning the battle on the boards and in turnovers.  The Huskers are shooting slightly better.  Should be a good second half.  Hoping the Illini can pull it out.  More after the game.

bmoline@wdws.com

Twitter: @BMolineWDWS

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Brian Moline wrote on February 12, 2014 at 11:02 pm
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Yeah, I'll go with the Rice behind-the-back reverse layup.  Nice play, but not enough of those tonight.