BTH Analysis: Leeper's minutes productive for UALR on Saturday

UALR sophomore Gus Leeper didn’t score in Saturday’s 79-70 loss to Louisiana-Lafayette. But he still had some of his most productive minutes of the season according to Burn The Horse Analysis.

Leeper might not have scored but he was solid defensively in helping to defend Louisiana-Lafayette’s leading scorer Shawn Long. Leeper didn’t even attempt a field goal or free throw (that needs to change) but he did add 4 rebounds, 1 assist and a 1 blocked shot. But Leeper’s production really shows up in the BTH Analysis Plus/Minus ratings from Saturday.
With Leeper on the court, UALR outscored Louisiana-Lafayette 34-30, making him a plus 4 for Saturday’s game. With Leeper on the bench, UALR was outscored 49-36. With Leeper in the game, UALR’s points per minute increased from 1.63 to 1.89. And with Leeper on the bench, Louisiana-Lafayette’s scoring increased from 1.67 to 2.23.

The rest of the top five on Saturday included:
  • Josh Hagins -1 (45-46)
  • Ben Dillard -1 (32-33)
  • Leroy Isler -2 (50-52)
  • James White -2 (26-28)
Hagins turned in another pretty solid outing (compared to teammates) and remains the season leader in plus/minus. He’s at +57 for the season, +27 in Sun Belt games, +4.1 per games played and +.21 per minute played. All are team bests.