Last night was ugly. With all there was at work I'd say I'm probably chalking 65% to circumstance, 35% concerned.
What was a concern was the fact it took a seemingly impossible 14 minutes to reach double digits. It got me thinking about how truly awful we have been scoring away from home, so i dove into it. Considering NCAAT hopes now ride on 3 wins in 3 days away from the RC, this is eye opening to me.
-At home we are 34.5 % from 3 and 48.5 % overall; away from home that is 29/41.5; true road games thats 27/41.5
-At home we score 78 PPG, Overall 70 ppg, away from home 63 PPG, true road games 61 PPG
-Clemson we shot uncharacteristically well from 3 at 50%. We are a frightening 26% from 3 away from home outside of that game
-LaSalle we scored 80, we failed to eclipse 70 in any of our remaining true road games- 59 PPG in true road games when you factor out that aberration
-You would be fair to ask if the cupcake competition on OOC at home inflated those numbers, but they didnt. Overall FG % in conference vs overall is almost identical; we actually have shot 1 % better from 3 in conference at home vs overall at home
The fact these struggles away from home is being had by a group of seniors is concerning, but that's a problem that I guess will soon be fixed on its own. Res and X are the resident stat heads here, so maybe they'll tell me I'm a moron. But this simpleton sees this as cause for concern.
By no means am I giving up hope. If anything I just hope it means, for the love of God, we emphasize guys who can flat out score for some of our remaining recruits.