Plus/Minus Reviews: Alabama and Stanford Games

So, now that I have spent most of the season railing against Keiton Page and Ray Penn sharing the court, and advocating for more of the athleticism that Markel Brown and Jean-Paul Olukemi bring to the 2 and 3 with either Page OR Penn at the point, the numbers decide to prove me completely wrong for the last two games.  Especially in the Alabama game where Page and Penn were members of the 5 most productive lineups, and the Olukemi/Brown combo produced a Plus/Minus of -4... and the trend continued into the Stanford game.  Here is the chart of the 2-man units I have been tracking (the combo of bigs, the 5'9 Militia and Olukemi/Brown).

Alabama   Stanford  
2-man unit +/- minutes +/- minutes
Moses, Pilgrim 0 15:18 7 09:19
Moses, Williams -1 11:15 17 17:18
Williams, Pilgrim 3 09:55 0 00:00
         
Page, Penn 13 29:43 15 29:10
Olukemi, Brown -4 11:01 -8 04:49

The bigs all fared about the same in the Bama game, then the Pilgrim injury threw it all for a loop versus the Cardinal. But the last 2 rows of that chart are more interesting -- relatively speaking, I mean not as interesting as holding serve with Nataliya Shatkovskaya (double-entendre alert!)... and yes, I do plan on making one Shatkovskaya reference per post this week.  So, for those that are terrible at addition, over the last two games, Page and Penn register a +28 in just under 59 minutes played.  That is outstanding!  While the "more athletic" duo of Olukemi and Brown come in at -12 in about 15 minutes of action. 

However, I do want to apply a twist to this.  I propose that a big reason why Olukemi and Brown can't be more productive are because of the short-commings of the 5'9 Militia.  Because neither Page or Penn can completely handle the PG position by themselves, when only one of them are out there the ball distribution is just awful, and therefor Olukemi and Brown can't play their true game.  The best evidence of this was all the times in the Bama game that Olukemi was on the baseline, behind the defense, ready to accept a pass and finish at the rim, and wasn't seen by the guards.  There were a few times he was flat out jumping up and down waving his arms around and still wasn't seen.

Anyway, enough of these theories and tennis porn references... click the Jump for the Plus/Minus stats of the 5-man lineups for the last two games.

 

OSU vs Alabama
+/- minutes
Franklin, Moses, Olukemi, Penn, Page 7 01:50
Pilgrim, Moses, Olukemi, Page, Penn 4 06:08
D Williams, Moses, Sidorakis, Penn, Page 2 00:44
Pilgrim, D Williams, Sidorakis, Page, Penn 2 00:27
Franklin, Moses, Brown, Penn, Page 2 00:02
Pilgrim, D Williams, Olukemi, Brown, Penn 1 02:10
Penn, Moses, Olukemi, Brown, Page 1 00:44
Pilgrim, Moses, Sidorakis, Penn, Page 0 07:29
Pilgrim, D Williams, Olukemi, Page, Penn 0 06:05
D Williams, Moses, Page, Olukemi, Penn 0 03:59
D Williams, Moses, Brown, Page, Olukemi 0 03:26
D Williams, Pilgrim, Brown, Olukemi, Page 0 01:13
D Williams, Moses, Olukemi, Brown, Penn -1 02:26
Pilgrim, Moses, Brown, Penn, Page -1 01:21
JS, D Williams, Brown, Olukemi, Penn -2 00:42
Moses, D Williams, Brown, Page, Penn -2 00:40
Moses, Olukemi, Sidorakis, Penn, Page -2 00:14
Pilgrim, Moses, Olukemi, Brown, Penn -3 00:20

OSU vs Stanford +/- minutes
D Williams, Moses, Sidorakis, Penn, Page 9 07:42
Pilgrim, Moses, Brown, Penn, Page 7 03:39
D Williams, Moses, Sidorakis, Olukemi, Page 6 03:13
D Williams, Moses, Olukemi, Sidorakis, Penn 3 01:50
Moses, Olukemi, Sidorakis, Penn, Page 3 00:59
D Williams, Moses, Page, Olukemi, Penn 2 05:02
Pilgrim, Moses, Sidorakis, Penn, Page 2 04:59
D Williams, Moses, Brown, Page, Olukemi 1 00:42
Franklin, Moses, Brown, Penn, Page -1 01:45
Penn, Moses, Brown, Page, Olukemi -2 01:34
D Williams, Franklin, Sidorakis, Page, Penn -3 02:39
Franklin, Moses, Olukemi, Penn, Page -3 02:11
Pilgrim, Moses, Olukemi, Brown, Page -3 00:41
Franklin, Moses, Brown, Page, Dowell -5 01:46
JS, D Williams, Olukemi, Brown, Page -5 01:18
SB Nation Featured Video
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Cowboys Ride For Free

You must be a member of Cowboys Ride For Free to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cowboys Ride For Free. You should read them.

Join Cowboys Ride For Free

You must be a member of Cowboys Ride For Free to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cowboys Ride For Free. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker