The Washington Times - December 5, 2009, 02:11PM

There is an exceptionally nifty addition to Navy’s basketball game notes: A game-by-game look at plus-minus.

Loyal readers know of my affinity for the stat in basketball, which certainly isn’t an end-all, be-all. But it has its purposes, and if a team is unusually good or unusually bad with one player on the floor, this is a way to detect that pattern beyond instinct.

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So with that in mind, it’s actually possible to dissect the Mids’ play not just for a single game but also over the course of the season.

Toss in the data from last night’s 73-67 victory over Penn, and it makes for a worthy midafternoon blog post:

Playervs. PENN  
Season  
Per Min.
1-Connolly0-5-0.11
2-Blair0-3-0.19
5-Harris-1+40.01
10-Brown+6-1-0.01
15-Garcia+5-7-0.03
21-Topercer0-8-0.13
23-Avworo+4-9-0.04
25-Sugars+6-16-0.06
31-BanosDNP+10.25
32-Brooks0-22-0.69
33-Newsome  
0-8-0.13
40-Wilson0+70.12
44-Veazey+10+70.04

Patrick Stevens