Texas Longhorns Basketball: Inside the Numbers, CBI Wrap-Up

At least Prince Ibeh showed up to play - USA TODAY Sports

The Longhorns' season ended ugly.

Texas' basketball season is over. Mercifully. The Longhorns ended their season by laying a stinker in Houston. Let's give it the Inside the Number treatment. Once more, with feeling.

Background information on the statistics is posted here, here, and here.

TEXAS (72) vs HOUSTON (73)

CATEGORY

TEXAS

HOUSTON

DIFFERENCE

FGA

68

68

0

FTA

18

19

-1

FGA + 0.475 x FTA

76.6

77.0

-0.4

Off Rebs

17

15

2

TOs

11

10

1

ORB - TO

6

5

1

TS%

0.470

0.474

-0.004

ORB%

38%

36%

TO%

16%

14%

Points/100 Poss

101

102

This was a game won by the narrowest of margins. This is reflected in the table above. Houston's tiny advantages in the number of shots attempted (where "shots" refers to the composite of FGA + 0.475xFTA) and in true shooting percentage were enough to squeak out a one point victory.

The statistical performance of both teams in this game is oddly similar. Both Texas and Houston protected the ball, making turnovers essentially a non-factor in the game. Additionally, both teams did well on the offensive glass. For Texas, much of the damage on the boards was done by Prince Ibeh, who really played well. Ibeh grabbed 27 percent of the possible offensive rebounds while on the floor. Houston's success on the offensive glass was more of a team effort.

This game was a shooting disaster for both teams, and neither one cracked a true shooting percentage of 0.500. For Texas, both Sheldon McClellan and Ioannis Papapetrou had terrible nights. McClellan had -7.4 Points Above Median (PAM), while Papapetrou posted a PAM of -2.7. Julien Lewis was able to get going, with a PAM of 5.8, and Ibeh chipped in a PAM of 3.6. The Longhorns weren't able to get to the basket, attempting only 29 percent of their shots there, and only took 18 free throws.

LeRon Barnes went 4-4 from the floor, posting a PAM of 3.7, and Joseph Young was 4-9 from downtown, with a PAM of 3.6.

One final positive note for Texas. Prince Ibeh delivered on defense as well as on offense. The freshman center had 5 blocked shots in 23 minutes, which means that he blocked approximately 18 percent of the Cougar's twos while on the floor.

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