BTH Analysis: Neighbour gets edge in head to head; NT same with or without Mitchell

Neighbour calls for the ball
in the post against Mitchell.

UALR’s Will Neighbour got the better of North Texas’ Tony Mitchell on Thursday at the Jack Stephens Center in Little Rock.

With Neighbour on the court, UALR outscored North Texas 54-38. With Mitchell on the court, UALR outscored North Texas 58-45. That makes Neighbour a +16 and Mitchell a -13 last night.

Looking deeper into Mitchell’s totals it appears North Texas was about equal with Mitchell in the game or on the bench. He played 37 minutes and was -13. The three minutes he sat out North Texas was -1. That means the Mean Green were -0.35 PM per minute with Mitchell in and -0.33 PM per minute with Mitchell out.

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Joining Neighbour with top honors on the UALR side was junior Leroy Isler. UALR outscored North Texas 50-34 with Isler in the game.

The rest of the top five (plus ties) included:
  • Kemy Osse +11 (24-13)
  • James White +11 (44-33)
  • Taggart Lockhart +7 (29-22)
  • Ben Dillard +7 (38-31)

With freshman John Gillon out of the lineup due to injury, UALR is splitting point guard minutes between Hagins and Osse. UALR was +5 with Hagins running the point but an incredible +9 during Osse’s point guard minutes.

Due to a spreadsheet error, we had to make some adjustments to the season plus/minus total. Sorry for that. But it’s all fixed now and shouldn’t be an issue the rest of the season.

Hagins continues to hold a lead at +70 PM for the season, +4.1 PM per game played and +0.19 PM per minute played. He’s also a team best +41 in Sun Belt games and +20 in the past five games.

Neighbour remains the closest challenger at +68 for the season. But he’s played a lot more minutes, keeping him further behind in other categories.