Saturday, March 12, 2011

Defensive Score Sheet: Colorado vs. Kansas

For background on what’s going on here, see my first Project Defensive Score Sheet post.

Here’s the table; notes are after the break.


Only a couple quick notes, since it’s past my bed time:

  • The Morris twins top the chart for Kansas today almost entirely due to the fact that they didn’t have to guard Alec Burks or Levi Knutson as much as Taylor, Morningstar, and the other smalls did.
  • Fraction of forced turnovers credited to the action of just one player: 3 of 10 (30%) for Kansas, 4 of 15 (27%) for Colorado. I expected to see Colorado ahead by more here, as they definitely worked harder on the defensive end than the Jayhawks did.
  • Look at all the turnovers for Colorado’s “Team” defense. Kansas threw it away or walked several times under minimal duress. It was one of the sloppier nights I’ve seen since I started charting. And yet, Kansas still scored 1.25 points per possession. Imagine if they’d have held on to the ball.

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