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    What's a good over/under number for our blocks per game this year? 8?


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    - whereas over the years the zags have averaged under 4 blocks a game and their best is 5.5, i'd think 8 might be too high, at least for me to take that bet. (or guess i'd take the under)

    - 6 is a lot of blocks. i think 6.5 would get a lot of action.

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    - addl block into.......the team record for blocks in one game is 11.

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    Incidentally, the best blocking averages in recent history:

    2005 UConn 8.9
    2006 UConn 8.8
    2007 UConn 8.6
    2008 UConn 8.6
    2012 Kentucky 8.5
    2004 UConn 8.1
    2015 Texas 7.8
    2009 UConn 7.8
    2010 UConn 7.6
    2014 St Johns 7.5
    2003 UConn 7.5
    2001 Seton Hall 7.5

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    Quote Originally Posted by GonzaGAW View Post
    - addl block into.......the team record for blocks in one game is 11.
    Yeah, and I know we got shorted too. I watched someone get a block, Heister even called it out, and it never showed up in the box score.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrooner View Post
    Incidentally, the best blocking averages in recent history:

    2005 UConn 8.9
    2006 UConn 8.8
    2007 UConn 8.6
    2008 UConn 8.6
    2012 Kentucky 8.5
    2004 UConn 8.1
    2015 Texas 7.8
    2009 UConn 7.8
    2010 UConn 7.6
    2014 St Johns 7.5
    2003 UConn 7.5
    2001 Seton Hall 7.5
    - my word look what uconn did for 8 years running!
    - fyi last year the nations best was auburn at only 6.04

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    Yeah, Hasheem Thabeet had seasons of 3.8, 4.5, 4.2 by himself in 06/07/08. He had 3 games where he got to 10 blocks.

    And of course Kentucky 2012 was Anthony Davis, with 4.7 blocks that season.

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    Guys,

    Lets not get too excited here...the boys basically played against 13th-16th grade highschoolers

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    On the other hand, if we're winning by 30 (which is going to be the average in a lot of games) we're taking out the unicorn shotblockers early in the 2nd half.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strikenowhere View Post
    Guys,

    Lets not get too excited here...the boys basically played against 13th-16th grade highschoolers
    Very true, BUT...I wonder how many blocks we've had the last few exhibition games. I bet it's not been quite as many as yesterday.
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    Perry and Gregg each had 2 blocks yesterday, so I don't think rim protection is going fall off much in blowout games. And rim protection was my biggest takeaway from Kraziness in the Kennel as well. It's not out of the question that this team flirts with double digit blocks this year, especially since the bulk of the schedule is not against teams with elite post players. If we can average 6+ blocks per game against the elite teams on the schedule, our chances of going undefeated go way up.

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    6.0 blocks per game currently.



    One thing I didn't expect was for Chet to carry so much of the load so far. Basically, he's getting a lot but we'll need more from everyone else ha ha.

    2009 5.1 team blocks, Daye had 2.1 for 41%
    2017 4.7 team blocks, Collins had 1.8 for 38%
    2019 5.5 team blocks, Clarke had 3.2 for 58%
    2022 6.0 team blocks, Holmgren has 4.0 for 66%

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrooner View Post
    Yeah, and I know we got shorted too. I watched someone get a block, Heister even called it out, and it never showed up in the box score.
    Blocks have got to be the most undercounted stat there is. I see it all the time...in any game. I am counting and know there has been 7 and then the box score shows up with 4 or 5. Not a scientific analysis, but I think upwards of 20% of the count is missed...sometimes less, often more. I just don't think its a priority to track for the stats guys...they have the more important stats of pts, rebounds, assists & minutes played to track first. Even steals seems to be better tracked. Blocks seems like the step child of stats. Having said that, I will be very happy if we can get to an average of 6 on the stat sheets. Do we have anybody here been the stat guy who can give more experienced report? Mine is just observational.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3XaZag View Post
    Blocks have got to be the most undercounted stat there is. I see it all the time...in any game. I am counting and know there has been 7 and then the box score shows up with 4 or 5. Not a scientific analysis, but I think upwards of 20% of the count is missed...sometimes less, often more. I just don't think its a priority to track for the stats guys...they have the more important stats of pts, rebounds, assists & minutes played to track first. Even steals seems to be better tracked. Blocks seems like the step child of stats. Having said that, I will be very happy if we can get to an average of 6 on the stat sheets. Do we have anybody here been the stat guy who can give more experienced report? Mine is just observational.
    - thank you! this is absolutely true.

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    Um, yeah, there's NO WAY we only had 4 blocks against Bellarmine.

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    Chet had 3 absolutely clear blocks last night. He may have tipped one other. He was credited with 2. Blocks are a very undercounted stat.

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