0 E.C. Matthews
0 E.C. Matthews
Height: 6-5
Weight: 200
Year: R-SR
Hometown: Detroit, Mich.
High School: Romulus
Position: G
Major: Communication Studies
gp 21
pts/g 13.2
fg % 44.6
3pt % 31.8
ft % 77.3
reb/g 3.8
a/g 0.8

2017-18 (Redshirt Senior)

  • Had 10 points and three rebounds in the season opener against UNC Asheville.
  • Recorded 18 points and three rebounds at Nevada (Nov. 13), before fracturing his wrist late in the second half.
  • Returned to the court on Dec. 16 vs. College of Charleston, recording four points and one rebound in 10 minutes off the bench.
  • Scored 20 points to go with six rebounds and two steals against Florida Gulf Coast.
  • Scored 18 points and had five rebounds against George Mason.
  • Scored a season-high 24 points and had a team-best six rebounds against La Salle.
  • Had 12 points and six rebounds at George Washington.
  • Scored 10 points and had four rebounds at Saint Louis.
  • Scored a team-high 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds against St. Bonaventure.
  • Scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds at Dayton.
  • Scored 20 points and had three rebounds against Duquesne.
  • Had 10 points and two assists at Massachusetts.
  • Scored 18 points and grabbed five rebounds at VCU.
  • Scored 14 points at St. Bonaventure and moved into a tie with Jimmy Baron for fifth place in points in program history.
  • Scored 13 points and moved into fourth place in program history ahead of Sly Williams. 

2016-17 (Redshirt Junior)

  • Led the Rams in scoring on 12 occasions after missing the previous season with an injury... Rhode Island was 15-1 when he scored at least 17 points.
  • Recorded his 1,000th career point in the season opener vs. Dartmouth.
  • Was named to the USBWA All-District 1 team as well as the Atlantic 10 All-Confernece Third Team.
  • Received All-Tournament Team honors as well as Most Outstanding Player accolades at the 2017 Atlantic 10 Championship, after averaging 19.3 points and 5.7 rebounds while shooting 51.6% (16-31) from the floor... Connected on 10-of-15 from the perimeter and 16-of-17 from the foul line during the three games in the A-10 Championship.

2015-16 (Junior)

  • Missed the bulk of the 2015-16 season due to injury (right knee) suffered in the season-opening game vs. American. 
  • Named to the 2015-16 Preseason All-Atlantic 10 First Team.
  • Tabbed a preseason First Team All-Atlantic 10 pick by every major national publication and media outlet.
  • Predicted to be the A-10 Player of the Year by Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports, and Athlon Sports.
  • Checked in at #55 on NBCSports.com, #56 on CBSSports.com, and #57 on ESPN.com’s Preseason Top-100 College Basketball players lists.
  • Was one of 20 players on the national watch list for the Jerry West Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s top shooting guard.

2014-15 (Sophomore)

  • Named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference second team; also a preseason A-10 second teamer.
  • Also named to the USBWA All-District I team, putting him among the top players in New England.
  • NBCSports.com’s College Basketball Talk ranked him #46 on its Top 100 Players list before the season.
  • One of 36 players on the Bob Cousy Award watchlist, presented to the nation’s top point guard.
  • Two-time Atlantic 10 Player of the Week (November 24, January 12).
  • Had 26 points - 22 in the second half and OT - to go with 10 rebounds in a win over #21/21 Nebraska.
  • Scored a game-high 20 points against #11/12 Kansas in the first game of the Orlando Classic.
  • Poured in a season-high 27 points (9-15 FG; 3-8 3FG) in 38 minutes at Providence.

2013-14 (Freshman)

  • Named 2014 Atlantic 10 Co-Rookie of the Year, becoming the fifth player in URI history to earn the award.
  • Also named to the Kyle Macy Freshman All-American Team.
  • Was one of 30 of the top collegiate players in the country to serve as a counselor at adidas Nations.
  • Seven-time Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week; one of just six players in league history to win seven or more weekly rookie awards.
  • Poured in a career-high 32 points against Duquesne - the most by a Rhody freshman since 1999-2000.
  • Earned his first collegiate start on Nov. 26 vs. McNeese State.

At Romulus High School

  • Consistently ranked among top 100 prospects in the nation by all major recruiting services.
  • Named to the Associated Press Michigan Class A All-State team after helping to lead Romulus to its first State Championship since 1986.
  • Also named to USA Today's All-State Dream Team after averaging 17.5 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 2.5 assists as a senior.
  • Registered 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Eagles in the title game victory over Detroit Southeastern after pouring in 37 points in semifinals.
  • One of three Division I signees from Romulus, which finished the 2012-13 season with a 22-3 mark and the No. 7 ranking on the MaxPreps Top 25 under head coach Nate Oats.

Personal

  • Born on Oct. 3, 1995 as Elbert Clark Matthews.
  • Son of Regina Townsend.
  • Has a brother Michael.
  • Hopes to become a broadcaster when his playing career is over.
  • Lists his favorite team as the Oklahoma City Thunder and LeBron James as his favorite NBA player.
  • Majoring in Communication Studies.
Recent Games
Feb 2 at VCU W, 81-68
Feb 9 Davidson W, 72-59
Feb 13 Richmond W, 85-67
Feb 16 at St. Bonaventure L, 77-74
Feb 20 at La Salle W, 95-93
Feb 23 Dayton W, 81-56
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 21 16
Games started 19 16
Minutes 576 469
Minutes per game 27.4 29.3
FG 99-222 82-178
FG Pct 44.6 46.1
3PT 28-88 22-69
3PT Pct 31.8 31.9
FT 51-66 33-44
FT Pct 77.3 75.0
Off rebounds 18 12
Def rebounds 61 53
Total rebounds 79 65
Rebounds per game 3.8 4.1
Personal fouls 32 25
Disqualifications 0 0
Assists 17 15
Turnovers 35 25
Assist to turnover ratio 0.5 0.6
Steals 18 14
Blocks 9 7
Points 277 219
Points per game 13.2 13.7
Points per 40 min 19.2 18.7
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Oct 28 Buffalo W, 80-72 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 UNC Asheville W, 84-60 1 23 3-9 33.3 0-4 0.0 4-4 100.0 10
Nov 13 at Nevada L, 88-81 1 30 7-17 41.2 2-7 28.6 2-4 50.0 18
Nov 19 Holy Cross W, 88-66 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 vs. Seton Hall W, 75-74 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 24 vs. Virginia L, 70-55 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 28 Brown W, 86-62 - - - - - - - - -
Dec 2 Providence W, 75-68 - - - - - - - - -
Dec 6 at Alabama L, 68-64 - - - - - - - - -
Dec 16 College of Charleston W, 68-62 - 10 1-5 20.0 1-1 100.0 1-2 50.0 4
Dec 21 Iona W, 80-74 - 16 1-4 25.0 0-1 0.0 4-4 100.0 6
Dec 27 Florida Gulf Coast W, 80-60 1 28 5-9 55.6 3-6 50.0 7-8 87.5 20
Dec 30 George Mason W, 83-64 1 29 6-10 60.0 2-3 66.7 4-7 57.1 18
Jan 3 La Salle W, 74-62 1 31 10-17 58.8 3-5 60.0 1-1 100.0 24
Jan 6 at George Washington W, 81-60 1 28 6-11 54.5 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 12
Jan 9 at Saint Louis W, 72-65 1 21 4-8 50.0 0-2 0.0 2-3 66.7 10
Jan 13 St. Bonaventure W, 87-73 1 33 6-14 42.9 2-6 33.3 6-8 75.0 20
Jan 17 Massachusetts W, 73-51 1 29 4-12 33.3 0-5 0.0 0-0 - 8
Jan 20 at Dayton W, 88-74 1 36 5-14 35.7 2-6 33.3 5-5 100.0 17
Jan 24 at Fordham W, 78-58 1 29 3-6 50.0 1-2 50.0 2-2 100.0 9
Jan 27 Duquesne W, 61-58 1 34 7-14 50.0 2-6 33.3 4-4 100.0 20
Jan 30 at Massachusetts W, 85-83 1 29 4-10 40.0 2-5 40.0 0-0 - 10
Feb 2 at VCU W, 81-68 1 32 5-13 38.5 2-5 40.0 6-6 100.0 18
Feb 9 Davidson W, 72-59 1 29 3-11 27.3 0-6 0.0 0-0 - 6
Feb 13 Richmond W, 85-67 1 15 1-7 14.3 0-3 0.0 0-0 - 2
Feb 16 at St. Bonaventure L, 77-74 1 29 4-9 44.4 3-5 60.0 3-3 100.0 14
Feb 20 at La Salle W, 95-93 1 37 6-10 60.0 1-4 25.0 0-5 0.0 13
Feb 23 Dayton W, 81-56 1 28 8-12 66.7 2-4 50.0 0-0 - 18
Feb 27 Saint Joseph's   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 2 at Davidson   - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Oct 28 Buffalo W, 80-72 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 UNC Asheville W, 84-60 1 23 2 1 3 0 3 0.0 1 1 2 -
Nov 13 at Nevada L, 88-81 1 30 1 2 3 1 4 0.3 1 0 2 -
Nov 19 Holy Cross W, 88-66 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 vs. Seton Hall W, 75-74 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 24 vs. Virginia L, 70-55 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 28 Brown W, 86-62 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 2 Providence W, 75-68 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 6 at Alabama L, 68-64 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 16 College of Charleston W, 68-62 - 10 1 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 -
Dec 21 Iona W, 80-74 - 16 0 1 1 0 1 0.0 0 1 3 -
Dec 27 Florida Gulf Coast W, 80-60 1 28 2 4 6 1 1 1.0 2 0 0 -
Dec 30 George Mason W, 83-64 1 29 1 4 5 2 0 - 1 1 1 -
Jan 3 La Salle W, 74-62 1 31 1 5 6 0 4 0.0 1 0 2 -
Jan 6 at George Washington W, 81-60 1 28 1 5 6 0 1 0.0 1 0 1 -
Jan 9 at Saint Louis W, 72-65 1 21 0 4 4 2 3 0.7 1 1 2 -
Jan 13 St. Bonaventure W, 87-73 1 33 2 7 9 0 4 0.0 1 2 2 -
Jan 17 Massachusetts W, 73-51 1 29 0 2 2 0 1 0.0 0 1 3 -
Jan 20 at Dayton W, 88-74 1 36 2 5 7 2 1 2.0 1 0 1 -
Jan 24 at Fordham W, 78-58 1 29 0 4 4 2 3 0.7 1 0 2 -
Jan 27 Duquesne W, 61-58 1 34 1 2 3 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
Jan 30 at Massachusetts W, 85-83 1 29 1 0 1 2 1 2.0 1 0 3 -
Feb 2 at VCU W, 81-68 1 32 2 3 5 0 0 - 0 0 1 -
Feb 9 Davidson W, 72-59 1 29 1 1 2 2 2 1.0 1 0 2 0
Feb 13 Richmond W, 85-67 1 15 0 2 2 0 2 0.0 0 0 1 -
Feb 16 at St. Bonaventure L, 77-74 1 29 0 2 2 1 2 0.5 1 1 0 0
Feb 20 at La Salle W, 95-93 1 37 0 2 2 1 0 - 2 1 4 -
Feb 23 Dayton W, 81-56 1 28 0 5 5 1 1 1.0 2 0 0 -
Feb 27 Saint Joseph's   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 2 at Davidson   - - - - - - - - - - - -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2013-14 32 25 32.5 4.7-11.1 42.1 1.5-4.2 34.8 3.4-4.7 73.8 14.3
2014-15 32 31 32.9 5.4-13.1 41.0 2.1-6.5 32.5 4.1-5.5 73.4 16.9
2015-16 1 1 10.0 0.0-2.0 0.0 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0
2016-17 35 35 29.3 4.9-11.5 42.7 1.8-5.4 33.7 3.2-4.4 72.7 14.9
2017-18 21 19 27.4 4.7-10.6 44.6 1.3-4.2 31.8 2.4-3.1 77.3 13.2
Total 121 111 30.6 4.9-11.6 42.3 1.7-5.1 33.3 3.3-4.5 73.8 14.8
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2013-14 32 25 1041 150-356 42.1 47-135 34.8 110-149 73.8 457
2014-15 32 31 1052 172-420 41.0 68-209 32.5 130-177 73.4 542
2015-16 1 1 10 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
2016-17 35 35 1024 172-403 42.7 64-190 33.7 112-154 72.7 520
2017-18 21 19 576 99-222 44.6 28-88 31.8 51-66 77.3 277
Total 121 111 3703 593-1403 42.3 207-622 33.3 403-546 73.8 1796
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2013-14 32 25 32.5 5.8-13.7 42.1 1.8-5.2 34.8 4.2-5.7 73.8 17.6
2014-15 32 31 32.9 6.5-16.0 41.0 2.6-7.9 32.5 4.9-6.7 73.4 20.6
2015-16 1 1 10.0 0.0-8.0 0.0 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0
2016-17 35 35 29.3 6.7-15.7 42.7 2.5-7.4 33.7 4.4-6.0 72.7 20.3
2017-18 21 19 27.4 6.9-15.4 44.6 1.9-6.1 31.8 3.5-4.6 77.3 19.2
Total 121 111 30.6 6.4-15.2 42.3 2.2-6.7 33.3 4.4-5.9 73.8 19.4
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2013-14 32 25 32.5 0.9 3.4 4.3 2.4 0.0 2.3 2.4 1.0 0.9 0.7
2014-15 32 31 32.9 1.1 3.5 4.6 2.1 0.0 2.0 3.6 0.5 0.8 0.5
2015-16 1 1 10.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 - 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016-17 35 35 29.3 0.7 3.7 4.3 1.7 0.0 1.4 1.9 0.8 0.5 0.3
2017-18 21 19 27.4 0.9 2.9 3.8 1.5 0.0 0.8 1.7 0.5 0.9 0.4
Total 121 111 30.6 0.9 3.4 4.3 2.0 0.0 1.7 2.4 0.7 0.7 0.5
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2013-14 32 25 1041 28 110 138 77 1 75 76 1.0 30 22
2014-15 32 31 1052 34 112 146 68 1 63 115 0.5 24 17
2015-16 1 1 10 1 1 2 1 - 0 1 0.0 0 0
2016-17 35 35 1024 23 128 151 59 0 50 66 0.8 18 12
2017-18 21 19 576 18 61 79 32 0 17 35 0.5 18 9
Total 121 111 3703 104 412 516 237 2 205 293 0.7 90 60
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2013-14 32 25 32.5 1.1 4.2 5.3 3.0 0.0 2.9 2.9 1.0 1.2 0.8
2014-15 32 31 32.9 1.3 4.3 5.6 2.6 0.0 2.4 4.4 0.5 0.9 0.6
2015-16 1 1 10.0 4.0 4.0 8.0 4.0 0.0 0.0 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016-17 35 35 29.3 0.9 5.0 5.9 2.3 0.0 2.0 2.6 0.8 0.7 0.5
2017-18 21 19 27.4 1.3 4.2 5.5 2.2 0.0 1.2 2.4 0.5 1.3 0.6
Total 121 111 30.6 1.1 4.5 5.6 2.6 0.0 2.2 3.2 0.7 1.0 0.6
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 21 19 27.4 4.7-10.6 44.6 1.3-4.2 31.8 2.4-3.1 77.3 13.2
Conference 16 16 29.3 5.1-11.1 46.1 1.4-4.3 31.9 2.1-2.8 75.0 13.7
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 12 10 25.4 4.6-10.3 44.4 1.2-4.2 30.0 2.6-3.2 81.6 13.0
Away 9 9 30.1 4.9-10.9 44.9 1.4-4.2 34.2 2.2-3.1 71.4 13.4
Neutral - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Wins 19 17 27.2 4.6-10.3 44.9 1.2-4.0 30.3 2.4-3.1 78.0 12.9
Losses 2 2 29.5 5.5-13.0 42.3 2.5-6.0 41.7 2.5-3.5 71.4 16.0
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November 2 2 26.5 5.0-13.0 38.5 1.0-5.5 18.2 3.0-4.0 75.0 14.0
December 4 2 20.8 3.2-7.0 46.4 1.5-2.8 54.5 4.0-5.2 76.2 12.0
January 9 9 30.0 5.4-11.8 46.2 1.3-4.3 30.8 2.2-2.6 87.0 14.4
February 6 6 28.3 4.5-10.3 43.5 1.3-4.5 29.6 1.5-2.3 64.3 11.8
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 21 19 576 99-222 44.6 28-88 31.8 51-66 77.3 277
Conference 16 16 469 82-178 46.1 22-69 31.9 33-44 75.0 219
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 12 10 305 55-124 44.4 15-50 30.0 31-38 81.6 156
Away 9 9 271 44-98 44.9 13-38 34.2 20-28 71.4 121
Neutral - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Wins 19 17 517 88-196 44.9 23-76 30.3 46-59 78.0 245
Losses 2 2 59 11-26 42.3 5-12 41.7 5-7 71.4 32
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November 2 2 53 10-26 38.5 2-11 18.2 6-8 75.0 28
December 4 2 83 13-28 46.4 6-11 54.5 16-21 76.2 48
January 9 9 270 49-106 46.2 12-39 30.8 20-23 87.0 130
February 6 6 170 27-62 43.5 8-27 29.6 9-14 64.3 71
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 21 19 27.4 6.9-15.4 44.6 1.9-6.1 31.8 3.5-4.6 77.3 19.2
Conference 16 16 29.3 7.0-15.2 46.1 1.9-5.9 31.9 2.8-3.8 75.0 18.7
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 12 10 25.4 7.2-16.3 44.4 2.0-6.6 30.0 4.1-5.0 81.6 20.5
Away 9 9 30.1 6.5-14.5 44.9 1.9-5.6 34.2 3.0-4.1 71.4 17.9
Neutral - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Wins 19 17 27.2 6.8-15.2 44.9 1.8-5.9 30.3 3.6-4.6 78.0 19.0
Losses 2 2 29.5 7.5-17.6 42.3 3.4-8.1 41.7 3.4-4.7 71.4 21.7
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November 2 2 26.5 7.5-19.6 38.5 1.5-8.3 18.2 4.5-6.0 75.0 21.1
December 4 2 20.8 6.3-13.5 46.4 2.9-5.3 54.5 7.7-10.1 76.2 23.1
January 9 9 30.0 7.3-15.7 46.2 1.8-5.8 30.8 3.0-3.4 87.0 19.3
February 6 6 28.3 6.4-14.6 43.5 1.9-6.4 29.6 2.1-3.3 64.3 16.7
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 21 19 27.4 0.9 2.9 3.8 1.5 0.0 0.8 1.7 0.5 0.9 0.4
Conference 16 16 29.3 0.8 3.3 4.1 1.6 0.0 0.9 1.6 0.6 0.9 0.4
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 12 10 25.4 0.9 2.8 3.8 1.3 0.0 0.5 1.7 0.3 0.8 0.5
Away 9 9 30.1 0.8 3.0 3.8 1.8 0.0 1.2 1.7 0.7 1.0 0.3
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 19 17 27.2 0.9 3.0 3.9 1.6 0.0 0.8 1.5 0.5 0.8 0.4
Losses 2 2 29.5 0.5 2.0 2.5 1.0 0.0 1.0 3.0 0.3 1.0 0.5
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November 2 2 26.5 1.5 1.5 3.0 2.0 - 0.5 3.5 0.1 1.0 0.5
December 4 2 20.8 1.0 2.3 3.3 1.0 - 0.8 0.8 1.0 0.8 0.5
January 9 9 30.0 0.9 3.8 4.7 1.8 - 0.9 2.0 0.4 0.8 0.4
February 6 6 28.3 0.5 2.5 3.0 1.3 0.0 0.8 1.2 0.7 1.0 0.3
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 21 19 576 18 61 79 32 0 17 35 0.5 18 9
Conference 16 16 469 12 53 65 25 0 15 25 0.6 14 7
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 12 10 305 11 34 45 16 0 6 20 0.3 9 6
Away 9 9 271 7 27 34 16 0 11 15 0.7 9 3
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 19 17 517 17 57 74 30 0 15 29 0.5 16 8
Losses 2 2 59 1 4 5 2 0 2 6 0.3 2 1
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November 2 2 53 3 3 6 4 - 1 7 0.1 2 1
December 4 2 83 4 9 13 4 - 3 3 1.0 3 2
January 9 9 270 8 34 42 16 - 8 18 0.4 7 4
February 6 6 170 3 15 18 8 0 5 7 0.7 6 2
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 21 19 27.4 1.3 4.2 5.5 2.2 0.0 1.2 2.4 0.5 1.3 0.6
Conference 16 16 29.3 1.0 4.5 5.5 2.1 0.0 1.3 2.1 0.6 1.2 0.6
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 12 10 25.4 1.4 4.5 5.9 2.1 0.0 0.8 2.6 0.3 1.2 0.8
Away 9 9 30.1 1.0 4.0 5.0 2.4 0.0 1.6 2.2 0.7 1.3 0.4
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 19 17 27.2 1.3 4.4 5.7 2.3 0.0 1.2 2.2 0.5 1.2 0.6
Losses 2 2 29.5 0.7 2.7 3.4 1.4 0.0 1.4 4.1 0.3 1.4 0.7
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November 2 2 26.5 2.3 2.3 4.5 3.0 0.0 0.8 5.3 0.1 1.5 0.8
December 4 2 20.8 1.9 4.3 6.3 1.9 0.0 1.4 1.4 1.0 1.4 1.0
January 9 9 30.0 1.2 5.0 6.2 2.4 0.0 1.2 2.7 0.4 1.0 0.6
February 6 6 28.3 0.7 3.5 4.2 1.9 0.0 1.2 1.6 0.7 1.4 0.5