October 23, 2014

Basketball Metrics Infographic

Brad Brownell

The infographic below was created by for Seldom Used Reserve by Clemson graduate @adameargle of the Eargle Design Company.  For more info on Adam’s creations you can visit adameargle.com or click on the graphic in the right sidebar.2013_2014BBall-01

Clemson Basketball Metrics – 35 Games

Harrison Shooting

The numbers below seem to confirm what we’ve seen with our eyes: Harrison, Roper and Ajukwa should shoot 3’s, while everyone else should shoot 2’s.
2014 Basket Mega 35

Clemson actually shoots free throws at a high rate in neutral arenas and is shooting free throws at an outstanding rate over the last 5 games (2 in ACC Tournament and 3 NIT games at Littlejohn).
2014 Basket FT Breakdown 352014 Basket FT by Game 35

Tigers Edge Belmont, 73-68


Metrics from Clemson’s 73-68 win over Belmont on Tuesday.

2014 Basket Individ OV 352014 Basket FT Breakdown 352014 Basket FT by Game 35

Tigers Trip Illinois, 50-49

Hall Illinois

Metrics from Clemson’s 50-49 victory over Illinois.2014 Basket Individ OV 342014 FT Breakdown 342014 Basket FT by Game 34

Tigers Pull Away from Georgia State, 78-66

K.J. McDaniels, Devin Thomas

Metrics from Clemson’s 78-66 win in Tuesday nights first round NIT game.

2014 Basket OV 332014 Basket FT Breakdown 332014 Basket FT by Game 33

Tigers Fall to Duke, 63-62

Hall vs Duke

Metrics from Clemson’s loss to Duke on Saturday.

2014 Basket OV 322014 Basket FT Breakdown 322014 Basket FT by Game 32

Tigers Wreck Tech in OT, 69-65


In a strange game in many ways, Clemson rallied to defeat Georgia Tech 69-65 in overtime Thursday night.  The Tigers shot only 40% from 2 point range and 28.6% from 3 point range, but connected on 25 of 29 free throws in the victory.

2014 Basket Individ OV 31


2014 Basket FT Breakdown 31


2014 Basket FT by Game 31

Tigers Tumble in OT, 83-78

Jordan Roper

Clemson suffered a tough loss yesterday, losing 83-78 to Pittsburgh in overtime at Littlejohn Coliseum. The Tigers relied on hot shooting from 3 point range, averaging 1.17 points per 3 point attempt.

In all, 40.4% of the Tigers shots came from beyond the 3 point line.

2014 Basket Indiv 30 OV
2014 Basket FT Breakdown 30
2014 Basket FT by Game 30

Tigers Chop Canes, 58-54


Clemson shot 56.7% from two-point range and hit just enough 3s (4/14, 28.6%) to defeat Miami 58-54 Tuesday night to move to 19-10 overall and 10-7 in the ACC.

Those averages means Clemson averaged 1.13 points per 2 and 0.86 points per 3 against Miami. The Tigers are now 16 for 72 (22.2%) shooting 3’s in their last 4 games, an average of 0.67 points per 3 point shot.
2014 Basket OV 29

Clemson ended up at 70.6% from the line, but was shaky in the closing minutes, making just enough to salt away the win, but dipped under the 70% mark for the last 5 games and are trending down in free throws.

Free throws are important for a team that finds themselves in close games seemingly each time out and is something to keep an eye on.

FT Breakdown 29
FT by Game 29

Tigers Topple Terps in Double OT, 77-73


I’m not sure if it was Maryland shooting, Clemson defense or a combination of both, but the Tigers held Maryland to 0.89 points per possession and as I tweeted out yesterday having that number below 1 means the Tigers almost always win.


Seventeen of 18 are pretty good odds (94.4%), so this a metric to keep an eye on moving forward.

The Tigers weren’t exactly on fire themselves, shooting 44% from 2 point range and a dismal 15% from 3 point land and the free throw shooting has become iffy over the last two games – 5 of 13 at Wake (38.5%) and 24-35 (68.6%) in Littlejohn yesterday, meaning that over the last two games (48 attempts) the Tigers are at 60.4% from the line.
2014 Basket Metrics OV 28


2014 Basket FT Breakdown 28


2014 Basket FT by Game 28