Categorized | 2012-13 Season

Game Plus/Minus | VT 95, iowa 79

C.J. barks back at his critics again – not only did he have 11 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 blocks against iowa (they incorrectly gave 1 block to Raines), he had an eye-popping +23 on the night! That’s legit, sports fans. Fellow sophomore Robert Brown added a +21 of his own. Green had “just” a +10, one of the few times this season his +/- has been below the margin of victory. He still has the highest +/- per game on the season (+18.3) while Raines has the lowest of the starters (+7.8).

Here’s the tale of the tape:

iowa Season Avg +/- Minutes
Player +/- +/- Per Game Per Game
Green 10 110 18.3 35.7
Brown 21 96 16.0 30.2
Eddie 12 82 13.7 33.8
Barksdale 23 80 13.3 20.8
Raines 13 47 7.8 23.7
van Zegeren 3 33 5.5 13.8
Wood -7 32 5.3 20.7
Johnston 4 6 1.0 9.8
Rankin 1 0 0.0 9.8
Beyer -8 -2.0 1.0
Patrick -13 -4.3 6.7
Donlon -5 -5.0 1.0
Racer -18 -6.0 1.7
TEAM 16 88 14.7

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  • RK in Roanoke

    wow, you are moving fast tonight!

    Any idea if conditioning after all the foot issues is a problem for Raines? He seems like he ought to be a beast, and has his moments. I wonder if the lack of consistency is due to inability to train hard or fear of hurting himself again if he trains hard.

    You seem to be close to the program, heard anything?

    • Niemo

      RK – My conditioning is really paying off! As for Raines, keep in mind he picked up a very quick foul tonight. I think that took away some of his aggressiveness. He knows how important he is and learned from Jeff “2 fouls in 3 minutes” Allen.

      Also, Raines is dependent on guards feeding him the rock. And when you are in a ‘take the first good shot’ option, that can be hard. He didn’t get a lot of touches in the post tonight (just 4 shots). To a degree, blame the guards for that, but when you score 95, I guess you can’t throw stones.

  • Chris_atl

    Yeah, another good for game for CJ. Have to give him props.

    BTW, I hope Montrezl is enjoying his 15 minutes a game (although he has some pretty impressive stats for that time).

    • jrvt10

      and looks like we will see Montrezl soon now that Louisville will be in the ACC in 2014.

  • King

    I made it a point to watch CJ off the ball tonight after your last “+/-” article. He combines size, strength & athleticism. I feel he can bring something last year’s team sorely missed and that’s JT’s energy. He’s proving to be a great role player this year and showing that a player doesn’t need to be the leading scorer to make a big difference in a game.

  • HipHop_Hokie

    Told you guys about C.J., and he’s finally starting to shine. I feel like he (along with many others) was really stifled under Seth, and is finally on a team that plays to his strengths. As Courtney continues to get more confidant and feels more assertive on the offensive end, watch out… he’s fully capable of averaging double digit scoring!

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