Fanteractive Game Breakdown for UC Santa Barbara Gauchos @ USC (MBB) by AndyB

NCAA Mens Basketball

UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (V) vs. USC (MBB) (H)

Galen Center
Los Angeles


Sunday Dec 17,2017 08:00 PM ET

Post Game Analysis by AndyB for USC (MBB)

Post Game Report Card

Overall Team Grades
Overall Team Grade
Overall Team Grade
A  
 
Overall Offense Grade
A+  
 
Overall Defense Grade
A-  
 
Overall Coaching
No opinion  
 
My Player of the Game
Jordan McLaughlin  
 
Overall Game Analysis
McLaughlin set the school record and tied the Pac12 record with 19 assists. He was firmly in control of the offense and was very unselfish. USC kept him in late to break the record, but UCSB would foul him to not give him the opportunity. UCSB played well in spurts, but was never really able to close to single digits.
Player Grades
Player
Pos
Grade
Nick Rakocevic (31)
PF 
A- 
a presence on the boards. Could be more involved in offense.
Advanced Team Grades
OFFENSE
Execution
A+  
 
Generating Scoring Opportunities
A+  
 
Offensive Chemistry
A-  
 
Controlling "The Paint"
B+  
 
Offense Rebounding
A  
 
Penetration
B+  
 
Drawing Fouls
A  
 
Outside Shooting
A+  
 
Free Throw Shooting
A  
 
Comments On Offense
At one point in the second half, USC was shooting over 52% from 3-point range.
DEFENSE
Interior Defense
A+  
 
Perimeter Defense
B+  
 
Defensive Rebounding
B+  
 
Forcing Offensive Mistakes
A  
 
Creating Transition Opportunities
A  
 
Defensive Discipline
B+  
 
Defensive Schemes
A-  
 
Comments On Defense
 
 
Coaching Grades
Game Plan
A  
 
Execution
No Opinion  
 
In-Game Management
A+  
 
Key Decisions
A+  
 
Creativity
A+  
 
Comments on Coaching
Enfield pulled McLaughlin late in the game with 2:00+ left. When he saw he tied the Pac12 record, it was a nice gesture to give him a chance to go back in and attempt to break the record.