Musings on a Meaningful NIT Win

When the Washington Huskies began their NIT run a week ago, I was admittedly about as ambivalent as the rest of the fan base. As long as the Huskies played on and tickets remained (very) available, however, I planned to be at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. The crowd of a few thousand that turned out last Tuesday was angry, in nearly equal measure with the referees, Texas Arlington and the Washington team itself.

Seven days later, the scene could not possibly have been more different as the Huskies met the Oregon Ducks with a trip to Madison Square Garden for the NIT’s version of the final four on the line. Matching up the two bitter rivals added an extra element to the NIT, especially in the wake of a 25-point loss in Eugene the last time the teams squared off. UW announced the official attendance at 9,140, but I didn’t see any open seats–certainly not in the bleachers, where so many people crowded into so little space that the crowd became a sweaty, frenzied mass of humanity.

From the opening tip, the crowd was on edge, booing a series of calls that put Aziz N’Diaye and Terrence Ross in early foul trouble as well as the Oregon cheer squad’s incongruous appearances at center court during timeouts. We chanted “Go! Huskies!” more often than I can ever remember at a basketball game and screamed our lungs out for Ross’ three-pointers and Tony Wroten‘s trips to the free throw line.

For one night, at least, the fact that this was the three-letter tournament and not its more prestigious four-letter counterpart did not matter. To steal Jerry Izenberg‘s famous line about the Thrilla in Manila, the Huskies and the Ducks weren’t playing for the NIT championship, they were playing for the championship of each other.

These two teams deserved another meeting because the first two matchups between them, both won by the home team in lopsided fashion, failed to do justice to how evenly matched they were. This one featured more twists and turns, following a similar script to many Washington victories this season: halftime deficit, taking control in the second half, then hanging on down the stretch, often by the narrowest of margins.

Unlike its predecessors, this Husky team was rarely able to dominate its opposition. Playing a series of close games is a tough way to make a living, and it cost Washington dearly during the Pac-12 Tournament against Oregon State. If I’ve come to realize–and appreciate–one thing about the NIT, it’s that in its modern incarnation this tournament is designed to reward exactly these kinds of successful but flawed teams. The NIT is a little like the Island of Misfit Toys. Every team has some shortcoming that kept it out of the NCAA tournament. Still, put two evenly matched teams like that together, especially if their flaws happen to match up correctly, and it can produce wildly entertaining games like Tuesday night’s.

No matter what happens next week at Madison Square Garden, this Husky team will have a special place in my heart. Certainly, it’s been frustrating at times, but I think it’s important to put the ups and downs in context. A decade ago, we’d have killed to be in the discussion for the NCAA tournament. Exactly 10 years ago, Washington met Oregon in the postseason. That game was the opener of the newly reinstated Pac-10 Tournament, with the Ducks as the No. 1 seed and the Huskies No. 8–feeling happy just to have made it to Los Angeles back when the conference’s last two teams didn’t even earn an invitation to the tournament.

This UW season has been challenging, but it’s that very process that has made the real triumphs–the second solo conference regular-season championship in the past 59 years, plus the NIT run–so rewarding to anyone who has stuck the process out. I see that in Lorenzo Romar‘s reaction. During Romar’s decade in Seattle, I don’t remember him ever getting as fired up as over the course of this tournament. Against Texas Arlington, Romar seemed to be trying to convince his players to move past their disappointment and get serious about the NIT. By Tuesday night, that was no longer necessary, but Romar was still an animated presence on the sidelines. When it was over, he took the microphone for the second consecutive game to thank the fans for their support and sing with an admittedly hoarse voice a few bars of New York, New York.

Nobody can tell Romar the NIT is meaningless. And, now, you can’t tell me that either.

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The Best Performance of the Year

After Friday’s Washington win over Northwestern, I noted on Twitter that the Huskies’ best performance of the season had come in the NIT. I wanted to see if that could be justified statistically. My method, same as for looking at UW’s football performance on a game-by-game basis, was to adjust Sagarin predictor rating for location and then subtract that from the actual outcome. You could do something similar with Ken Pomeroy‘s ratings, but I’m not sure how he adjusts for location.

So, for example, the Huskies should be expected to beat the Wildcats by 4.8 points at home, based on national home-court advantage figures. (In practice, Washington shows a slightly larger home/road split.) Instead, the margin of victory was 21. Take the former from the latter and the Huskies played 16.2 points better than normal on Friday night, which was in fact their best performance of the season.

If we graph Washington’s game-by-game performance, it looks like this:

There’s not really a trend here. The Huskies’ best games were distributed fairly randomly throughout the season, as were their poor performances. So I’m not sure we learned much here except that Washington really did find its best gear on Friday.

Complete Ratings

Game                     Outcome    Rating
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vs. Georgia St.         W, 91-74     11.7
vs. Florida Atlantic    W, 77-71     -8.6
vs. Portland            W, 93-63      9.8
at Saint Louis          L, 77-64     -4.3
vs. Houston Baptist     W, 88-65     -3.4
at Nevada               L, 76-73     -4.1
Marquette (N)           L, 79-77      4.1
Duke (N)                L, 86-80      0.2
vs. UC Santa Barbara    W, 87-80     -1.5
vs. South Dakota St.    L, 92-73    -23.8
vs. CS Northridge       W, 74-51     -0.9
vs. Oregon St.          W, 95-80      9.5
vs. Oregon              W, 76-60     11.5
at Colorado             L, 87-69    -16.8
at Utah                 W, 57-53    -12.2
vs. Seattle             W, 91-83     -9.0
vs. Washington St.      W, 75-65      1.4
vs. California          L, 69-66     -4.1
vs. Stanford            W, 76-63      9.8
at Arizona St.          W, 60-54     -3.2
at Arizona              W, 69-67      4.9
vs. UCLA                W, 71-69     -2.1
vs. USC                 W, 69-41     12.2
at Oregon               L, 82-57    -22.5
at Oregon St.           W, 75-72      4.6
vs. Arizona St.         W, 77-69     -8.3
vs. Arizona             W, 79-70      4.8
at Washington St.       W, 59-55      2.5
at USC                  W, 80-58     13.3
at UCLA                 L, 75-69     -3.0
Oregon St. (N)          L, 86-84     -3.9
vs. Texas Arlington     W, 82-72      1.7
vs. Northwestern        W, 76-55     16.2

The First-Round Pick Myth

There is a persistent criticism of the Washington Huskies’ basketball program and Lorenzo Romar that the Huskies win games largely on the strength of their recruiting as opposed to coaching. I’ve addressed this in general before, but I want to discuss a complaint specific to this season: How could Washington not be better with two first-round picks?

(Actually, some people have said two lottery picks, but that’s a stretch. DraftExpress has Terrence Ross No. 18 and Tony Wroten No. 28 at the moment. If they both end up going in the lottery, it will be a bit of a surprise.)

Ross and Wroten are both terrific players, among the 10 best in the conference and therefore deserving of All-Pac-12 honors and Player of the Year consideration. Unfortunately, this isn’t NBA Jam, and the Huskies can’t play their opponents two-on-two. After Ross (fifth) and Wroten (seventh), the next-best Washington player in terms of in-conference WARP was C.J. Wilcox (25th). From there you have to go Aziz N’Diaye (38th) and Darnell Gant (54th). All were effective, but not overwhelmingly so. None of the three were highly touted as recruits. According to the consensus ranking at RSCIhoops.com, Gant was the nation’s 100th-best recruit. N’Diaye and Wilcox were unranked.

There’s this myth out there that the Huskies are loaded with elite recruits that I just can’t quite understand. In fact, only one other Husky besides Ross and Wroten was a big-time recruit: point guard Abdul Gaddy, ranked 11th, ahead of both Wroten (18th) and Ross (33rd). As it turned out, Gaddy’s talent was overstated, and he wasn’t quite the same athlete this season after tearing his ACL last January. No other player in the Washington rotation was ranked in the top 100 coming out of high school.

For comparison purposes, I looked at seven-man rotations for the rest of the conference’s top six teams. Here’s how their lineups rated:

Arizona
14 Turner
22 N. Johnson
56 Hill
59 Chol
NR Fogg, Lavender, Perry

California
71 Crabbe
NR Cobbs, Gutierrez, Kamp, Kravish, Smith, Thurman

Colorado
NR Booker, Brown, Dinwiddie, Dufault, Harris-Tunks, Roberson, Tomlinson

Oregon
41 Woods
NR Ashaolu, Emory, Joseph, Lloyd, Sim, Singler

UCLA
18 Smith
37 T. Wear
38 D. Wear
39 Lamb
42 Anderson
53 Powell
NR Jones

There are a few takeaways here. One is that recruiting rankings are not very accurate. You too can prevent Recruiting Overhype by pointing out that the conference’s most valuable player by WARP, Andre Roberson, was not a top-100 recruit. (Or my classic choice, Kyryl Natyazhko being rated higher than Derrick Williams as part of Arizona’s 2009 recruiting haul.)

Another is that the Huskies’ talent is not out of line with the rest of the conference’s power teams. Arizona has two top-25 freshmen plus another pair of top-60 recruits. It’s just that nobody talks about Josiah Turner as a lottery pick or better than Wroten anymore. UCLA can’t quite match UW’s top-end talent, but despite the number of defections, Ben Howland had nearly a full rotation of top-55 recruits at his disposal. From a pure talent standpoint, both of those teams should have been as good as the Huskies.

Of course, there are more factors at play here. If you average the experience of the seven-man rotations, UW (1.3 years), UCLA (1.4) and Arizona (1.6) were also the youngest of the conference contenders. By contrast, Oregon (2.3) and California (1.9) put more experienced teams on the floor. Colorado (1.6) had three senior starters, but Tad Boyle deserves tremendous credit for winning the conference tournament with two freshmen and a sophomore among his top-six players, none of them top-100 recruits.

The other aspect nobody talks about is depth. The reason I used seven players was because none of the Pac-12’s most talented teams was capable of going much further than that. Due to transfers, injuries and youth, Arizona, California and UCLA all went mostly with seven-man rotations. Romar used eight, but never was able to find a consistent option for that eighth spot among his freshmen big men. Against Oregon State in particular, the Huskies’ youth in the frontcourt behind N’Diaye proved costly.

Those players count too. I know they’re not as fun to discuss as the stars, but when you’re evaluating a team’s talent level, you have to include the whole team.

The Importance of Aziz N’Diaye

Way back in October, the consensus among the media covering the Washington Huskies was that, while he might not be anywhere near the team’s best player, Aziz N’Diaye was the most important to the Huskies’ chances. N’Diaye’s combination of size and experience was unique on a roster that lacked any other returning players bigger than 6-8. I called N’Diaye “invaluable” in College Basketball Prospectus 2011-12 and Lorenzo Romar reiterated when N’Diaye suffered a minor knee injury in December that what his 7-footer does can’t be replaced by anyone else on the roster.

Everything we’ve learned since then has only reconfirmed this notion. Romar has spent all season searching for a fourth big man in the rotation to complement N’Diaye, senior forward/center Darnell Gant and redshirt freshman forward Desmond Simmons. He’s sorted through Martin Breunig, Shawn Kemp, Jr. and football player Austin Seferian-Jenkins, never settling on any one. Breunig has been out of the rotation since early in the conference season, but Kemp and Seferian-Jenkins are still splitting minutes.

So it should come as no surprise that N’Diaye had the best plus-minus rating among Washington regulars this season. The Huskies have outscored opponents by 9.7 points per 40 minutes with N’Diaye on the floor (excepting the Utah game, because substitution data was inaccurate). Only Seferian-Jenkins (+10.8 in limited action) has a better mark. That puts N’Diaye ahead of All-Pac-10 First Team picks and Player of the Year candidates Terrence Ross (+7.9) and Tony Wroten (+5.1).

Basically, there’s ample evidence both quantitative and qualitative of N’Diaye’s importance, which makes it odd that his presence or absence is rarely discussed as an explanation for Washington’s success or failure.

Sliced another way, the numbers again back this up. When N’Diaye has played at least 25 minutes this season, the Huskies are 7-2 with both losses by a single possession. There have been 13 games this season, largely blowouts, where N’Diaye’s minutes have been limited for no particular reason. Washington is 9-4 in those games. The Huskies went 1-1 when N’Diaye sat out due to his knee injury, including their most embarrassing loss, a 19-point home defeat at the hands of South Dakota State.

That leaves seven games where N’Diaye was saddled by foul trouble, picking up either four or five fouls and playing fewer than 25 minutes as a result. Washington has won just four of those games. Last Saturday at UCLA, the Huskies actually played better without N’Diaye. In the other two losses (vs. Marquette at Madison Square Garden and Thursday’s Pac-12 Tournament loss to Oregon State), Washington outscored the opposition with N’Diaye on the floor and lost the lead when he was forced to the bench.

N’Diaye’s fouls were particularly problematic for the Huskies against the Beavers because Gant too was in foul trouble, picking up three fouls in the first half. The stretch before halftime where Washington was forced to play without either starting big man essentially cost the team the game.

During the 14 minutes Gant and N’Diaye played together on Thursday, the Huskies dominated, outscoring Oregon State 27-17. They were outscored 61-52 with one or the other on the floor, and 14-10 during the six minutes both starters were on the bench.

With the benefit of hindsight, the game turned against Washington when N’Diaye fouled out with 3:22 to play. Lorenzo Romar responded by going small, putting Ross at power forward and Gant at center. On paper, this configuration is the Huskies’ most talented, but in practice it has been relatively ineffective, playing opponents even. The problem is that Washington simply doesn’t have enough size to defend with the 6-6 Ross at the four, allowing 84.9 points per 40 minutes. Indeed, the Huskies’ small unit allowed the Beavers to either score or get to the free throw line on every possession down the stretch. Washington could not score enough to keep Oregon State at bay.

The basketball court is not a science lab, so there is no possibility of re-running Thursday’s game with N’Diaye avoiding foul trouble. In a game as close as that was, however, everything we know suggests N’Diaye’s absence in the final minutes may have made the difference in the game and the Huskies’ season.

Pac-12 Awards

I hope to flesh out this post a little bit more later, but to inform my selections on Pac-12 end-of-season awards, I went through and ran my NBA rating system (WARP) strictly for conference games. The ratings for everyone in the conference are below. One unfortunate note: the Pac-12 site hadn’t yet updated for last night’s games, so Cal, Stanford, Arizona and Arizona State stats are based on 17 games. Adjust accordingly.

Player of the Year: Devoe Joseph, Oregon
Briefly, I think this is a complete tossup and you could make a case for about a half-dozen people. The one big question the stats raise is why Jorge Gutierrez gets so much more credit for Cal’s success than Allen Crabbe, who puts up Terrence Ross-like stats on a good team with minimal hype. I value Gutierrez’s contributions, but don’t overlook Crabbe.

Coach of the Year: Dana Altman, Oregon
Most of the commentary on this pick has gone along the lines of “Altman’s teams didn’t exceed expectations as much as others” (Tad Boyle and Lorenzo Romar, notably). I don’t know exactly when Coach of the Year evolved into “Coach who beat preseason projections by the most of the Year,” but it’s past time for that to stop. Sometimes we were just wrong. I had Colorado 11th in the Pac-12. I was wrong. I didn’t know the team well enough coming from the Big 12, and didn’t realize how good the Buffaloes’ incoming freshman guards were. (More on that in a moment.) I think both Boyle and Romar had fine seasons (you know my feelings on Romar, the actual winner), but if I had to pick a coach to lead my team based on their performance this specific season, it would be Altman. In a sense, Altman is penalized in terms of expectations for doing such a good job in his first season in Eugene. Part of the reason Oregon was picked fifth in the conference was because the Ducks dramatically overachieved last year, in large part due to Altman’s arrival.

Freshman of the Year: Tony Wroten, Washington
A no-brainer pick, really. Player of the Year would have been a bit of a stretch for Wroten–Ross was, to me, the Huskies’ most valuable player–but for a freshman Wroten was terrific and every bit as good as advertised if not better.

Defensive Player of the Year: Andre Roberson, Colorado
Another Gutierrez pick in reality. The best defensive guard cannot possibly have as much impact on the game as the best defensive big man. Roberson is an elite rebounder and shot blocker who also generated steals more frequently than Gutierrez. Enjoy this man before he bolts for the NBA.

Most Improved Player: Brock Motum, Washington State
Motum’s development from fringe big man to the best in the conference has truly been remarkable.

All-Pac-12 First Team (done the real way)

G – Devoe Joseph, Oregon
G – Jorge Gutierrez, California
F – Terrence Ross, Washington
F – Allen Crabbe, California
C – Brock Motum, Washington State

G – Tony Wroten, Washington
G – Jared Cunningham, Oregon State
F – Solomon Hill, Arizona
F – Andre Roberson, Colorado
C – Travis Wear, UCLA

G – Kyle Fogg, Arizona
G – Justin Cobbs, California
F – E.J. Singler, Oregon
F – Josh Owens, Stanford
C – Jesse Perry, Arizona

All-Freshman Team

Tony Wroten, Washington
Spencer Dinwiddie, Colorado
Chasson Randle, Stanford
Askia Booker, Colorado
David Kravish, California

I fully expected Nick Johnson to make it, too, before I started the process. Wroten, Dinwiddie and Randle were a cut above everyone else as successful freshman starters. Kravish was one of the conference’s most efficient scorers. That leaves Booker, who apparently didn’t even get any votes for the team. When I watched Colorado play, Booker was as important to the team’s success as anyone on the roster. His ability to penetrate made the Buffalo attack much more dangerous. Really, though, this last spot is about how you value non-conference play vis-a-vis conference play for postseason awards, since Johnson was at his best in November and December and Booker came on as soon as Pac-12 play began.

All-Defensive Team

G – Jorge Gutierrez, Cal
G – Jared Cunningham, Oregon State
F – Marcus Capers, Washington State
F – Andre Roberson, Colorado
C – Aziz N’Diaye, Washington

Mostly agree with the real picks; Capers was next in line, but lost out to Kyle Fogg.

Player              Tm         ORtg    DRtg   Win%   WARP
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Andre Roberson      COL       107.3    96.6   .812    5.4
Allen Crabbe        CAL       109.7   103.6   .691    4.3
Brock Motum         WSU       112.0   106.3   .674    4.1
Devoe Joseph        ORE       110.7   105.7   .656    4.1
Terrence Ross       UW        107.1   101.6   .677    3.9
Kyle Fogg           ARI       109.1   103.6   .673    3.7
Tony Wroten         UW        107.2   102.4   .654    3.6
Solomon Hill        ARI       107.6   102.6   .661    3.6
Jared Cunningham    OSU       109.0   105.3   .620    3.5
Travis Wear         UCLA      110.5   103.9   .702    3.3
Devon Collier       OSU       110.0   104.2   .681    3.3
Justin Cobbs        CAL       108.3   104.4   .624    3.3
Jorge Gutierrez     CAL       106.5   102.9   .618    3.1
Lazeric Jones       UCLA      107.5   104.4   .599    3.1
Josh Owens          STA       106.7   102.7   .631    2.9
EJ Singler          ORE       109.0   105.8   .605    2.9
Tyler Lamb          UCLA      104.7   102.2   .581    2.5
Carlos Emory        ORE       111.6   104.1   .726    2.5
Eric Moreland       OSU       103.4    98.8   .653    2.4
Jesse Perry         ARI       107.0   104.7   .577    2.3

Player              Tm         ORtg    DRtg   Win%   WARP
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Jordan Bachynski    ASU       107.1   102.2   .660    2.2
Joshua Smith        UCLA      109.9   103.9   .688    2.1
Jason Washburn      UTAH      105.5   103.7   .560    2.1
CJ Wilcox           UW        109.0   105.6   .610    2.0
Spencer Dinwiddie   COL       106.6   104.7   .560    2.0
Jerime Anderson     UCLA      104.6   103.6   .533    1.9
Olu Ashaolu         ORE       108.1   104.7   .611    1.8
Harper Kamp         CAL       106.3   105.1   .542    1.8
David Wear          UCLA      107.3   106.0   .544    1.8
David Kravish       CAL       105.4   103.6   .559    1.8
Garrett Sim         ORE       107.3   106.6   .523    1.7
Carlon Brown        COL       106.2   105.3   .531    1.6
Josh Huestis        STA       104.2   102.0   .572    1.6
Austin Dufault      COL       106.0   105.2   .527    1.5
Askia Booker        COL       107.3   105.4   .563    1.5
Aziz N'Diaye        UW        103.9   103.3   .520    1.3
Brendon Lavender    ARI       109.2   107.4   .558    1.2
Ahmad Starks        OSU       106.8   107.2   .489    1.2
Chasson Randle      STA       106.4   106.7   .490    1.2
Garrett Jackson     USC       102.7   102.9   .494    1.1

Player              Tm         ORtg    DRtg   Win%   WARP
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Maurice Jones       USC       102.7   103.6   .466    1.1
Cedric Martin       UTAH      105.8   106.5   .475    1.0
Abe Lodwick         WSU       107.2   106.8   .511    1.0
Nick Johnson        ARI       103.9   104.5   .481    0.9
Joe Burton          OSU       104.0   104.4   .486    0.9
Roberto Nelson      OSU       105.9   106.1   .493    0.9
Josiah Turner       ARI       102.1   102.8   .476    0.8
John Gage           STA       107.7   105.4   .574    0.8
Trent Lockett       ASU       103.6   104.0   .487    0.8
DaVonte Lacy        WSU       105.9   107.0   .465    0.8
Dwight Powell       STA       102.5   102.5   .501    0.8
Tony Woods          ORE       102.4   102.4   .499    0.7
Darnell Gant        UW        105.2   106.2   .467    0.7
DJ Shelton          WSU       106.3   105.5   .526    0.7
Anthony Stover      UCLA      100.4    98.4   .571    0.6
Faisal Aden         WSU       106.2   104.8   .548    0.6
Kevin Parrom        ARI       107.6   105.4   .571    0.6
Aaron Bright        STA       105.8   107.3   .449    0.6
Brett Kingma        ORE       113.9   104.2   .776    0.6
Richard Solomon     CAL       108.8   100.1   .763    0.5

Player              Tm         ORtg    DRtg   Win%   WARP
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Dewayne Dedmon      USC       105.9   105.6   .507    0.5
Robert Thurman      CAL       106.5   107.0   .481    0.4
Nate Tomlinson      COL       104.9   107.0   .433    0.4
Emerson Murray      CAL       110.7   105.6   .659    0.4
Dijon Farr          UTAH      102.3   104.4   .432    0.4
Reggie Moore        WSU       104.5   106.7   .426    0.3
Greg Allen          USC       104.1   106.0   .437    0.3
Anthony Brown       STA       102.7   104.8   .429    0.3
Tyrone Nared        ORE       101.1   102.7   .446    0.3
Jonathan Gilling    ASU       105.4   107.9   .421    0.3
Angelo Chol         ARI       101.7   103.4   .444    0.2
Desmond Simmons     UW        102.0   104.2   .425    0.2
Chanse Creekmur     ASU       104.0   106.5   .418    0.2
Marcus Capers       WSU       103.2   105.8   .413    0.1
Angus Brandt        OSU       105.5   108.1   .412    0.1
Jack Ryan           STA       109.4    97.8   .827    0.1
Pierre Newton       ASU       121.9   107.2   .858    0.1
Shawn Kemp          UW        104.2   106.0   .441    0.1
Martin Breunig      UW        106.5   106.6   .499    0.1
Dave Whitmore       ASU       106.6   104.2   .579    0.1

Player              Tm         ORtg    DRtg   Win%   WARP
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Daniel Jones        OSU       108.3    94.9   .865    0.1
George Matthews     UTAH       97.9    99.3   .449    0.0
Max Wiepking        ARI       142.6    97.1   .995    0.0
Andy Brown          STA       103.2   105.0   .439    0.0
Bak Bak             CAL       101.8   104.4   .414    0.0
Rhys Murphy         OSU       103.3   105.4   .429    0.0
Matt DeMarcus       UCLA      105.6   104.5   .538    0.0
Dave Wink           WSU       106.8   109.7   .406    0.0
Danilo Dragovic     USC        95.7   109.7   .128    0.0
Drew Mellon         ARI        95.5   118.2   .048    0.0
Jordin Mayes        ARI       100.8   103.8   .400    0.0
Beau Webb           COL       104.8   109.7   .347    0.0
Jullian Powers      OSU        95.8   109.7   .130    0.0
Alex Rossi          CAL       104.4   108.9   .355    0.0
Quinton Crawford    ARI        79.8   109.7   .012    0.0
Ben Mills           COL        95.4   101.2   .304    0.0
Dondre Wise         ARI        94.9   109.7   .116    0.0
Tyler Sugiyama      USC        95.7   107.4   .165    0.0
Tyler Trapani       UCLA       94.6   109.7   .112    0.0
Brendan Sherrer     UW         99.7   108.6   .230    0.0

Player              Tm         ORtg    DRtg   Win%   WARP
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Alex Wegner         UW         85.2   109.7   .028    0.0
Jack Trotter        STA       102.8   106.8   .369    0.0
Nicholas Lucenti    ORE        71.7   109.7   .003   -0.1
David Brown         UCLA       85.1    98.4   .115   -0.1
Keala King          ASU        99.4   104.8   .323   -0.1
Kenny Jones         UCLA       99.4   110.5   .186   -0.1
Alex Jacobson       ARI        97.1   110.5   .140   -0.1
CJ Mitchell         OSU        91.7   107.4   .098   -0.1
Andrew Zimmermann   STA       101.6   105.2   .381   -0.1
Aaron Fuller        USC       101.5   105.3   .373   -0.1
Wade Morgan         STA        72.4   112.7   .002   -0.1
Brendan Lane        UCLA      101.9   106.8   .341   -0.1
Robbie Lemons       STA        78.8   112.2   .007   -0.1
Trey Eckloff        COL        81.2   108.0   .018   -0.1
Jeff Powers         CAL        98.2   110.5   .161   -0.1
Chris Colvin        ASU       103.0   106.4   .389   -0.1
Will DiIorio        WSU        99.0   107.5   .239   -0.2
Josh Watkins        UTAH      101.6   105.7   .363   -0.2
Kyryl Natyazhko     ARI        97.4   108.6   .179   -0.2
Shannon Sharpe      COL        96.6   106.8   .197   -0.2

Player              Tm         ORtg    DRtg   Win%   WARP
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A Seferian          UW        100.5   106.2   .315   -0.2
Max Heller          ASU        98.4   105.8   .267   -0.2
Blake Wilkinson     UTAH      100.1   105.7   .320   -0.2
Sabatino Chen       COL       101.5   105.8   .358   -0.2
Kyle Perkins        UTAH       99.9   106.3   .296   -0.2
Patrick Simon       WSU        97.0   109.3   .158   -0.2
Christian BEHRENS   CAL        96.2   109.6   .138   -0.2
Hikeem Stewart      UW         95.8   109.3   .137   -0.2
Damiene Cain        COL        93.2   107.8   .116   -0.2
Stefan Nastic       STA        99.5   106.6   .276   -0.3
Dexter Kernich      WSU       101.3   107.1   .315   -0.3
Kevin McShane       OSU       101.6   107.6   .309   -0.3
Norman Powell       UCLA      102.1   106.3   .363   -0.3
Carrick Felix       ASU       101.5   105.4   .372   -0.4
Abdul Gaddy         UW        103.1   106.9   .377   -0.4
Charlie Enquist     WSU        97.0   104.0   .274   -0.4
Jeremy Adams        COL        99.9   106.3   .296   -0.5
Mike Ladd           WSU       101.0   106.6   .318   -0.5
Johnathan Loyd      ORE       101.4   106.9   .325   -0.5
Alex Mortensen      UTAH       87.3   105.5   .066   -0.5

Player              Tm         ORtg    DRtg   Win%   WARP
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Daniel Munoz        USC        95.1   106.5   .171   -0.6
Byron Wesley        USC       100.4   104.4   .367   -0.6
Jeremy Jacob        ORE       101.2   107.1   .313   -0.6
Ruslan Pateev       ASU        99.3   104.6   .326   -0.6
Alexis Moore        USC       100.9   105.7   .343   -0.7
Chris Hines         UTAH      103.6   108.1   .356   -0.7
Tunks, Harris       COL        98.9   106.6   .260   -0.8
Brandon Smith       CAL        96.5   105.6   .222   -0.8
Eric Strangis       USC        98.5   107.5   .227   -0.9
Kyle Cain           ASU        98.5   105.0   .288   -0.9
James Blasczyk      USC       100.5   106.6   .306   -1.0
Jarrett Mann        STA        99.8   107.1   .272   -1.0
Javon Dawson        UTAH       98.5   106.7   .244   -1.1
Challe Barton       OSU        97.2   109.8   .153   -1.3
Anthony Odunsi      UTAH       95.2   107.1   .161   -1.5
Kareem Storey       UTAH       99.7   107.7   .254   -1.7