Categorized | 2012-13 Season

Game Plus/Minus | VT 80, etsu 62

New this year we will keep track of +/- (my brother’s favorite stat).  It shows the margin while a specific player is in a game.  For example, a starter leaves with his team up 6 points, re-enters with them up 4 points, and the game ends with his team up 8 — his +/- would be +10.  I.e. you only count the margin while that player is in.

For etsu, here was each Hokie’s +/-

Player +/-
Green +14
Brown +18
Eddie +13
Barksdale +6
Raines +8
van Zegeren +10
Wood +15
Johnston +7
Racer 0
Patrick 0
Beyer 0

When you play most of the game, as Eddie (37 minutes), Green (34), and Brown (32) did, you expect their +/- to be close to the margin of victory, as it is.  But it is interesting that the bench really held their own – Marshall Wood posted a +15 in just 22 minutes of action, despite being 1/6 from the field shooting.  van Zegeren added a +10 and even Will Johnston had a +7.  It is vital the role players be able to keep the Hokies in the game this year as starters get some rest.

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