I’ve seen a lot of discussion after Saturday’s UALR-Troy game regarding minutes and why some players got more than others. The answer was pretty simple: Those who were producing were getting more minutes. Starters were producing. Reserves were not.
The other thing was that when Josh Hagins wasn’t running the point UALR was in trouble.
When UALR’s starting five of Hagins, Leroy Isler, Taggart Lockhart, Will Neighbour and Michael Javes was on the court, UALR averaged a +5 in a three-point loss to Troy. When the reserves were in, they averaged a -8.
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Will Neighbour was a team best +10 with UALR outscoring Troy 53-43 during his minutes on the court. The rest of the top five included:
- Josh Hagins +7 (58-51)
- Michael Javes +4 (31-27)
- Taggart Lockhart +3 (47-44)
- Leroy Isler +1 (59-58)
In contrast, UALR was -15 during Ben Dillard's 11 minutes and -12 in James White's 13 minutes.
Point guard duties were split between Hagins and Kemy Osse. UALR was +7 in Hagins’ PG minutes and -10 (6-16) in Osse’s PG minutes.
Hagins continues to be the season leader in Plus/Minus. He’s +57 for the season, +.17 per minute played and +3.6 per game played. He’s also a team best +36 in Sun Belt games and +13 in the last five games.