Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Seton Hall 70, Georgia 51: Ray Floriani's Tempo-Free Analysis

Daisha Simmons shot 3-of-13 and had six turnovers, but drew praise from Tony Bozzella for her outstanding defense. (Photo courtesy of Ray Floriani)

South Orange, NJ – Fourteenth-ranked Georgia fell from the ranks of the

unbeaten in a big way. Seton Hall ran away from the Bulldogs in the second half, scoring a convincing 70-­51 victory at Walsh Gym on Sunday. Both teams are now 12-­1 heading into the main portion of conference play. The numbers....

Possessions:
Seton Hall 74

Georgia 77

Offensive Efficiency:
Seton Hall 95

Georgia 66

The Four Factors:
eFG%: Seton Hall 46, Georgia 35
FT Rate: Seton Hall 38, Georgia 31
OREB%: Georgia 22, Seton Hall 18
TO Rate: Georgia 26, Seton Hall 16

What Seton Hall did well: Turn Georgia over while caring for the ball on their end. The Pirates harassed the SEC reps into 20 turnovers and an alarmingly high 26% turnover rate. On the other side, The Hall drew the praise of Georgia coach Andy Landers for their ability to care for the ball. Seton Hall put those Georgia miscues to good use with a 19-­6 edge in points off turnovers.

What Georgia did well: Rebound. Well, to an extent. Seton Hall coach Tony Bozzella felt rebounding was a key. In raw numbers, The Hall had a 42­41 advantage. Georgia’s size allowed them a slight edge in offensive rebounding percentage. But not enough. As Landers remarked, “we missed a lot of shots. There were offensive rebounds to get and we did not come up with nearly enough of them.”

The scoring leaders:
Seton Hall: Tabatha Richardson-­Smith - 25 points, 26 efficiency
Georgia: Tiara Griffin - 16 points, 4 efficiency

Georgia’s efficiency leader was Krista Donald with 17. The senior forward was aided by a game-high 13 rebounds. Griffin scored, but saw the efficiency hampered by 6-of-15 shooting from the floor. Tabatha Richardson­-Smith shot 9-of-16 (5-for-11 from three) while adding 6 boards and not committing a turnover.

“Seton Hall is a team that shoots threes, penetrates and forces turnovers. Today, they did what they are known to do.” – Georgia coach Andy Landers

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