Poor Ponies: The Numbers Behind The Blowout

The Cougars:

– outrebounded SMU 54-26;

– won offensive rebounds 21-7;

– had 35 second-chance points, compared to six for SMU;

– finished with five players in double-digits in scoring;

– had 8 players pull down three or more boards;

– had 5 players pull down six or more boards;

– had 3 players pull down eight or more boards;

– had 3 players with three or more assists;

– outscored SMU 38-24 in the paint;

– went on a 24-0 run;

– starters were 21/43 from the floor while SMU was 11/36;

– held SMU starters to 30.6% shooting after they came in shooting 43.4%;

– had 5 dunks compared to 0 for SMU;

– were 13/20 in their first 20 shots while SMU was 6/20;

– top two scorers had 1 total FT attempt as SMU’s had nine;

– made 11 two-point jumpers compared to two for SMU;

– went 21/57 outside of dunks/layups compared to 5/37 for the Ponies;

– scored 1.359 points per possession compared to .815 for Highland Park;

– scored on 59.7% of possessions compared to 38.5% for SMU;

– had 9 fewer FT attempts;

– had fewer possessions than SMU;

– won by 34.

Most Offensive Rebounds Under Kelvin Sampson (285 Games)

Offensive BoardsOpponentDate
30Morgan State11/22/2014
25Tulsa1/20/2021
23SMU1/19/2016
23Temple1/7/2020
22Temple1/2/2022
22Cincinnati3/1/2020
21SMU1/5/2023

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