3 point shooting since Polley went down

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cohenzone

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I said in another thread that we will never know how these games would’ve played out with Polley. It probably wouldn’t have hurt to have our most reliable shooter available. Whether or not the other parts of his game suddenly had fallen into place in his last game we also don’t know. But the team is what it is and because 3 point shooting is random, CV, who can be relied on for a few made threes, did nothing. I went to a Celtic game years ago where one of their best gunners. Tom Heinson, was something like 0-15, maybe his worst pro shooting night.

Our team is obviously flaws and different issues have resulted in losses. Polley is one of them.
 
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I'll update this after every game to see if they improve. Yesterday's 9-33 did not help much (sad to think that their percentage actually went up a little after 9-33!).

Before Polley went down: 107-313 from three for 34%
4 games since: 20-83 from three for 24% *

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I posted up above that in the Wichita State game they were 6-19 but they were actually 5-19. So it was 22% (11-50) in the first 3 games after Polley got injured.

24% for the season would put them dead last in D1 three point shooting percentage. Like 350 out of 350 teams! Which is why I don't think it will stay this bad for much longer. They're not this bad.

Just for comparison purposes, the 34% before Polley went out would put them at 136 today. So not great, but not terrible either.
Yeah, I thought like you they're not that bad, but guess what? They are. I thought a while back that Gilbert would come back to his average but he has not. Vital has streaks where he goes off but not lately. Question, do we have a shooting coach? If not we need one.
 
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Updated after last night's 6-25.

Before Polley went down: 107-313 from three for 34%
5 games since: 26-108 from three for 24%

Still not trending up yet. A little disappointed with the 6-25 last night since many of them were very open shots. Maybe some on here are right and they're just this bad at shooting threes. But I'm still hopeful they get it going from three before the season is over. 24% just shouldn't continue.
 
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aside from the fact that we were shooting 34% from 3....Polley also had made 30 of the 107 3s made...

We lost 1/3 of our production and by far our best shooter. Hope he comes back strong for next year, he will be an assassin.
 
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After today's 7-24, 29.2%. Hey, they're trending up from the 24% before today!

Before Polley went down: 107-313 from three for 34%. Polley himself was 30-74 (40.5%). Rest of the team 77-239 (32.2%).
6 games since: 33-132 from three for 25%.

If they shot 32% from three in those 6 games they probably win at least a couple more.
 

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Polley was our best 3 point shooter, but he also showed what he was capable of in the Tulane game when he had 19 points and 11 rebounds which was his best game as a Husky. Maybe he figured it out that game, then I think we really miss the player he was becoming. It looked like he realized that he is 6'9" and taller than almost everyone on the court and he could contribute more than he had previously.
Exactly. And then he got hurt during the week and that’s the problem.
 
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In total, teams are making a record-low 33.59% of their 3-pointers this season after making 34.54% last season. The record high came in 1987-88, the second season after the 3-point line was adopted by the NCAA, when teams hit 38.3% of their 3-pointers on just 10.4 attempts per game.


I figured the percentage was down but wasn't focused on how much. So before Polley went down the team was right at the NCCA D1 average.
 
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Hey, they're trending up!

10-22 for 45.5% tonight. Finally! As I said, it had to get better at some point.

Before Polley went down: 107-313 from three for 34%. Polley himself was 30-74 (40.5%). Rest of the team 77-239 (32.2%).

7 games since: 43-154 from three for 27.9%.
 
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They are trending up for the 2nd game in a row.

11-26 for 42.3% today (after 10-22 for 45.5% against Tulsa). Again, as I said, it had to get better at some point.

Before Polley went down: 107-313 from three for 34%. Polley himself was 30-74 (40.5%). Rest of the team 77-239 (32.2%).

8 games since: 54-180 from three for 30%.
 
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Another good performance from three last night. 11-25 for 44%. That's three games in a row over 40%. If they can do that most nights they're going to win a lot of games.

Before Polley went down: 107-313 from three for 34%. Polley himself was 30-74 (40.5%). Rest of the team 77-239 (32.2%).

9 games since: 65-205 from three for 31.7%.
 

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Another good performance from three last night. 11-25 for 44%. That's three games in a row over 40%. If they can do that most nights they're going to win a lot of games.

Before Polley went down: 107-313 from three for 34%. Polley himself was 30-74 (40.5%). Rest of the team 77-239 (32.2%).

9 games since: 65-205 from three for 31.7%.
Our guard play has been much better which has allowed transition threes as well as penetrating and kicking out
 

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Without shooting, we need to be in the 20's in fast break points and give ourselves some easy baskets.

We aren't going to win going into a half court battle with most of these teams.
With Jackson, Bouk and Cole, I'd expect to see a lot more of the iso stuff that we've all come to hate. I suspect we'll like it more next year.
 

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Unintended consequences maybe, but since coming off the bench and being relieved of being primary ballhandler, AG has been shooting better from beyond the arc. 7-10 over last four games.
 
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Another good performance from three last night. 11-25 for 44%. That's three games in a row over 40%. If they can do that most nights they're going to win a lot of games.

Before Polley went down: 107-313 from three for 34%. Polley himself was 30-74 (40.5%). Rest of the team 77-239 (32.2%).

9 games since: 65-205 from three for 31.7%.
Thanks for keeping track of this. Most importantly, it shows the importance of sample size for determining true team ("population") 3pt ability. A sample of ~200 shots distributed amongst the team's usual shooters is probably going to show you a team's true 3pt shooting % over the entire season +/- 1-2%

Of course, the statement above assumes nothing that can tangibly affect the 3pt shooting % changes from sample to sample...things like extra practice to fix shooting mechanics issues, working on offensive sets to get better 3pt shot locations/situations, etc.

Hopefully, our 3-game streak of substantially improved 3pt shooting sustains due to recent practice efforts and hard work...I personally think by the eye test that, as a whole, the team has been taking better quality 3pt shots over the last 3 games.
 

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