ARIZONA PRODUCTIVITY RATING
|PLAYERS OF THE YEAR:|
|Derrick Williams (2011)||38||38||–||–||–||1190||1141||1.043|
|Sean Elliott (1989)||33||33||–||–||–||1128||1125||1.003|
|Chris Mills (1993)||28||28||–||–||–||838||870||.963|
|Sean Elliott (1988)||38||38||–||–||–||1167||1249||.934|
|Damon Stoudamire (1995)||30||30||–||–||–||964||1092||.883|
|Mike Bibby (1998)||35||35||–||–||–||905||1124||.805|
|Jason Terry (1999)||29||29||–||–||–||877||1107||.792|
G: Games played. S: Number of starts.
BP: Bench points. A player gets three points if he is first off the bench, two if second and one if third. Shows Sean Miller’s rotation.
UCLA: Productivity points against UCLA
UMIN: Minutes played against UCLA
PP: Productivity Points (Points, assists, rebounds, steals, blocked shots, FGs made, FTs made added together and then subtracted by missed FGs, missed FTs, personal fouls and turnovers)
TMIN: Minutes played overall
PR: Productivity rating per minute played (Productivity points divided by minutes played)
NOTE: Player must average at least 10 minutes a game to be listed in primary rotation
Arizona senior point guard Mark Lyons went from having his most productive game of the season against Arizona State to having his worst — four productivity points in 33 minutes — against UCLA in the Wildcats’ humbling 84-73 loss on Thursday at McKale Center.
Lyons, who had 34 productivity points in 31 minutes against ASU to earn this site’s Pac-12 Player of the Week, had no assists and more turnovers and personal fouls (five each to combine for 10) than field goals made (six) against the Bruins.
His counterpart, UCLA senior point guard Larry Drew II had 16 productivity points in 35 minutes. He posted nine turnovers with only two turnovers.
“One guy on their team that I think was the difference maker was Larry Drew,” UA coach Sean Miller told reporters after the game. “He ran their team. We had no answer to his nine assists.
“I would say he had nine assists, but he probably had three or four other passes that led to fouls. Those don’t count as assists. … He dominated the game.”
Nick Johnson and Kevin Parrom were the only productive Arizona players. Johnson led all players with 29 productivity points in 33 minutes. He finished with only two assists, however. Parrom is the only player who distributed with the Wildcats responding with a basket. He had four assists and no turnovers in 25 minutes.
UCLA’s talented freshman trio of Shabazz Muhammad, Jordan Adams and Kyle Anderson outplayed Arizona’s top freshman trio of Grant Jerrett, Kaleb Tarczewski and Brandon Ashley.
Muhammad had 28 productivity points in 34 minutes, Adams 17 in 28 minutes and Anderson — the league-leader in productivity rating (.966) entering the game — finished with 20 in 33 minutes. Combined, they had a productivity rating of .684 (65 productivity points in 95 minutes). Jerrett, Tarczewksi and Ashley combined for 23 productivity points in 63 minutes (.365).
Arizona played with fire at McKale Center one too many times and finally got burned. The Wildcats trailed to Florida 32-21 in the first half and won 65-64 on Dec. 15. They trailed Colorado 30-13 in the first half and won in controversial fashion 92-83 in overtime on Jan. 3. Against UCLA, the Wildcats trailed 21-5 with 12:01 left in the first half. They trimmed the lead to 55-51 with 11:14 left in the game but could not get closer.
“Sometimes when we play behind the whole game we try to make things happen individually,” Miller told reporters. “Even though our guys fought hard, we weren’t playing team basketball or executing. We ended the game with 10 assists. That’s not good enough in a game like this.
“We strive to be a hungry, driven team. It’s hard to always come back from behind. There were times when we were able to get the lead down to six, but they were too good tonight. They were the better team.”
UCLA, the worst rebounding team in the Pac-12, out-rebounded the Wildcats 45-44. The Wildcats, who led the Pac-12 in rebounding, yielded only 7.4 offensive rebounds a game to conference opponents before Thursday. UCLA pulled down 15 offensive rebounds. The Wildcats had 19 offensive rebounds, but most of those were a result of opportunities after blown layups or high-percentage shots near the basket.
“We missed easy shots,” Johnson said. “That’s something we have to do better for our upcoming games. I wouldn’t say it’s something we did wrong in practice or in our execution, our shots just wouldn’t fall.”
Defensive Rebounding Percentage (DRB%): Determined by dividing Arizona’s defensive rebounds (25 against UCLA) by the opposition’s offensive rebounds (UCLA had 15) added to Arizona’s defensive rebounds (25) — 25/(15 + 25) = 62.5 percent. That’s the second-worst defensive rebounding percentage of the season. The UA had a DRB% of 60 against Florida on Dec. 15.
Offensive Rebounding Percentage (ORB%): Determined by taking Arizona’s offensive rebound total (19) divided by that total (19) and the defensive rebounds of the opponent (30 for UCLA) — 19/(19+30) = 38.8 percent.
Ideal marks are 75 percent DRB% and 40 percent ORB%.
Site publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner