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Topic:  A couple of fun stats/facts
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Kevin Finnegan
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  Message Not Read  A couple of fun stats/facts
   Posted: 1/12/2022 2:43:08 PM 
Going back to the 1950 season (where the schedule is available and results are reliable), this 13-2 start is the best in school history. That's remarkable, and congratulations to the team! The 2011-12 and the 1969-70 teams both started 13-3, but never a 13-2 start.

Also, one of the reasons we have been able to close out many of these victories has been because of the free throw shooting of Mark Sears. He is currently hitting 92.1% of his free throws on the season (82-89 this year). I went back to see the last time we had a 90% free throw shooter who averaged in double digits. The answer is...we haven't.

Since 1949-50 (though admittedly, the stats in the 1950's are less reliable), we have had 13 seasons where a player averaged over 85% from the line and had at least 10 ppg. By free throw success, they are:

1. 88.7% Nick Kellogg (15.5 ppg) 2013-14
2. 88.3% Jordan Dartis (12.6 ppg) 2016-17
3. 87.3% Bubba Walther (12.3 ppg) 2007-08
4. 87.0% Bubba Walther (12.4 ppg) 2006-07
5 (tie) 86.7% Javarez Willis (14.8 ppg) 2014-15
5 (tie) 86.7% Lewis Geter (18.1 ppg) 1990-91
5 (tie) 86.7% Kirk Lehman (12.3 ppg) 1981-82...one of two names I haven't heard on this board.
8. 86.3% Kenny Kaminski (12.6 ppg) 2015-16...I did not remember him being this reliable. That was a surprise.
9. 86.0% Dave Jamerson (19.0 ppg) 1988-89
10 (tie) 85.5% Tommy Freeman (10.5 ppg) 2009-10
10 (tie) 85.5% Geno Ford (18.7 ppg) 1996-97
12. 85.1% Dave Jamerson (17.3 ppg) 1987-88
13. 85.0% Scott Love (15.7 ppg) 1975-76...the other name I haven't heard before

There were a number of players (Stephen Coleman, Tommy Freeman again, Dan Aloi??, Robert Tatum, and Jordan Dartis again) who had seasons at 84.5-84.8% that would've rounded up to 85%.

So, if he can stay on his current pace, he could be our first double-digit scorer to average 90% from the line. He also could, if he can continue at his pace of the last couple of weeks, be the first Bobcat to average 20 ppg while shooting over 85% from the line. Mark Sears could be helping rewrite our record books quite impressively.

Currently, Mark Sears is 28th in the nation in scoring average. That's unbelievable. He has scored double-digits in every single game this year.

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JSF
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  Message Not Read  RE: A couple of fun stats/facts
   Posted: 1/12/2022 2:59:54 PM 
He has a legit shot at a 50/40/90 season! Incredible.


"Loyalty to a hometown or city is fleeting and interchangeable, but college is a stamp of identity."- Kyle Whelliston, One Beautiful Season.

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OU_Country
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  Message Not Read  RE: A couple of fun stats/facts
   Posted: 1/12/2022 3:14:06 PM 
JSF wrote:
He has a legit shot at a 50/40/90 season! Incredible.


Totally agree. He's worth the price of a ticket to watch all by himself.
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bobcatsquared
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  Message Not Read  RE: A couple of fun stats/facts
   Posted: 1/12/2022 4:45:09 PM 
Great job, Kevin. Thanks.

You might want to take one more closer look. It appears you left off a name from the late 1970s/early 1980s, Jim Zalenka.
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brucecuth
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  Message Not Read  RE: A couple of fun stats/facts
   Posted: 1/12/2022 5:03:40 PM 
"5 (tie) 86.7% Kirk Lehman (12.3 ppg) 1981-82...one of two names I haven't heard on this board."

If you go back far enough, and I don't know that the archives do, you'll find mention of Kirk coaching his alma mater, Defiance HS, to the D-2 state championship in 2015.

He retired after the 2020 season with 428 victories at 3 HS coaching stops.
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  Message Not Read  RE: A couple of fun stats/facts
   Posted: 1/12/2022 5:10:46 PM 
Look beyond to the conference

ft%

Season: .926 - Darryl Roberts (UA), 75-81, 2008-09 (note - only 81 attempts)

Career: .890 - David Kool (WMU), 605-690, 2006-10
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Kevin Finnegan
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  Message Not Read  RE: A couple of fun stats/facts
   Posted: 1/12/2022 5:20:27 PM 
bobcatsquared wrote:
Great job, Kevin. Thanks.

You might want to take one more closer look. It appears you left off a name from the late 1970s/early 1980s, Jim Zalenka.


Jim Zalenka, according to Sports Reference (www.sports-reference.com/cbb ), never had 10 ppg nor did he ever shoot above (or even close to) 85% from the line.

Jim Zalenka:
77-78: 3.2 ppg, 57.1% from the line
78-79: 4.5 ppg, 72.2% from the line
79-80: 7.9 ppg, 67.9% from the line
80-81: 6.5 ppg, 63.4% from the line
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cc-cat
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  Message Not Read  RE: A couple of fun stats/facts
   Posted: 1/12/2022 5:40:37 PM 
JSF wrote:
He has a legit shot at a 50/40/90 season! Incredible.


Appears 50/40/80 has never been done in the MAC. He's a touch under on fg%

https://getsomemaction.com/sports/2014/6/20/MBB_062014424...

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SBH
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  Message Not Read  RE: A couple of fun stats/facts
   Posted: 1/12/2022 6:12:28 PM 
Kevin Finnegan wrote:
bobcatsquared wrote:
Great job, Kevin. Thanks.

You might want to take one more closer look. It appears you left off a name from the late 1970s/early 1980s, Jim Zalenka.


Jim Zalenka, according to Sports Reference (http://www.sports-reference.com/cbb ), never had 10 ppg nor did he ever shoot above (or even close to) 85% from the line.

Jim Zalenka:
77-78: 3.2 ppg, 57.1% from the line
78-79: 4.5 ppg, 72.2% from the line
79-80: 7.9 ppg, 67.9% from the line
80-81: 6.5 ppg, 63.4% from the line


I recall being very disappointed in Z's precipitous decline in his senior year. Que Sera...
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IceCat76
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  Message Not Read  RE: A couple of fun stats/facts
   Posted: 1/12/2022 6:39:14 PM 
I believe Scott Love was part of the same recruiting class as Walter Luckett, Bob Huggins and George Green. Scott was younger brother of Craig Love who was drafted by the Buffalo Braves out of OU.
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Lande71
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  Message Not Read  RE: A couple of fun stats/facts
   Posted: 1/12/2022 9:05:33 PM 
IceCat76 wrote:
I believe Scott Love was part of the same recruiting class as Walter Luckett, Bob Huggins and George Green. Scott was younger brother of Craig Love who was drafted by the Buffalo Braves out of OU.


Disagree. Pretty sure Scott Love and George Green came in together and started school fall of 1971. Walter came in a year later.
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  Message Not Read  RE: A couple of fun stats/facts
   Posted: 1/12/2022 9:41:19 PM 
In what is probably a random irrelevant stat, when Sears, Carter, or Brown leads us in scoring we are undefeated. When it is BVP we are winless. Well, maybe it isn't 100% random. With Wilson out we are not a physical team and a good way to get points against top notch bigs is for BVP to take outside shots.
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  Message Not Read  RE: A couple of fun stats/facts
   Posted: 1/12/2022 10:55:52 PM 
Sears 295 TTL Pts TY, 82 Pts are FT's (I think #2 TTL FT Pts in the country), that is 27.7% of his TTL scoring.

And those FT's have been a Key to OHIO pulling out wins in many games as he get's fouled and then to the line late in games.


RS Bobcat

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