Pac-12 Productivity Report: Colorado undergoes resurgence





Colorado has awaken from its controversial overtime loss at McKale Center on Jan. 3, when Sabatino Chen’s three-point bank at the buzzer was ruled too late by the refs and Arizona held on for a 92-83 win.

Andre Roberson is leading a resurgence for Colorado

Andre Roberson is leading a resurgence for Colorado

The Buffaloes, who started 1-4 in the Pac-12 after the demoralizing loss, have won three straight games and play at last-place Utah on Saturday. Colorado (14-6 overall and 4-4 in the Pac-12) should have a four-game winning streak heading into its showdown at Oregon on Feb. 7.

Colorado junior forward Andre Roberson had his best week of the Pac-12 season in the Buffaloes’ victories over Stanford and Cal in Boulder last weekend. His 1.000 productivity power rating (56 productivity points in 56 minutes) was not good enough to top ASU junior center Jordan Bachynski for the WILDABOUTAZCATS.net Pac-12 Player of the Week. For a definition of productivity points, see the glossary in this blog.

Bachynski had 62 productivity points in 52 minutes (1.192 rating) in the Sun Devils’ sweep of USC and UCLA at Tempe. The league named ASU’s Carrick Felix its player of the week. He was deserving with a rating of .927 against USC and UCLA (77 productivity points in 83 minutes) but Bachynski’s 50 productivity points in 30 minutes (10-of-12 shooting from the field, 15 rebounds, six blocked shots and 22 points) against UCLA on Saturday will be difficult for anybody in the league to match this season.

Arizona’s top productivity game is Brandon Ashley’s 40 points in 24 minutes against Long Beach State on Nov. 19.

Washington's C.J. Wilcox's productivity rating has dipped from .933 to .741 in the last two weeks

Washington’s C.J. Wilcox’s productivity rating has dipped from .933 to .741 in the last two weeks

While Colorado is regaining its form befitting of a team with a No. 20 RPI rating according to CBSSports.com, Washington — Arizona’s next opponent — has slipped as of late. The Huskies (12-8 and 4-3) have lost three straight games, including one at home against the struggling Utes in a game that was not close (won by Utah 74-65 on Jan. 19). They lost both games at the Oregon schools last weekend.

As junior guard C.J. Wilcox goes, so go the Huskies. Wilcox had a productivity rating of .933 (97 productivity points in 104 minutes) after leading a sweep of the Bay-area schools two weeks ago. In the four games since, he has posted a productivity rating of .597 (83 productivity points in 139 minutes).

Wilcox posted his eighth 20-point game of the season with a 23-point effort at Oregon State but he followed that with 14 points on 6-of-14 shooting in 36 minutes in the Huskies’ loss at Oregon. Wilcox has led the Huskies in scoring 14 times in 20 games this season.

Washington senior point guard Abdul Gaddy, who committed to Arizona but opted for the Huskies when Lute Olson retired in 2008, is having a disappointing Pac-12 season to this point with a productivity rating of .264. He is averaging only 3.1 assists per game (22 assists with 15 turnovers while shooting 22 of 65 from the field).

Despite Washington’s shortcomings, Thursday’s game is in Seattle and nothing comes easy there for Arizona, which has lost five straight games to the Huskies in the Emerald City. Washington has won by an average of 10.6 points over the Wildcats in that span.

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Washington State senior guard Mike Ladd has emerged as one of the top players in the league

Washington State senior guard Mike Ladd has emerged as one of the top players in the league

Washington State 6-5 senior guard Mike Ladd, a former Fresno State player who hails from Seattle, is one of the top 10 productivity players in the league with a .689 rating. The Wildcats will contend with him in Pullman on Saturday.

Ladd is coming off a career-high 23 points in a 71-68 victory at Oregon State. He was 10-for-11 from the field including 1-for-1 from three-point range and 2-for-2 from the free-throw line.

He has scored in double digits in each of the last eight games, averaging 17.1 points during that span. He will likely be guarded by ASU’s Felix on Thursday in what should be a good matchup. Arizona’s Nick Johnson will likely get the defensive assignment on Ladd on Saturday.

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PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Week Player School PR
Jan. 28 Jordan Bachynski ASU 1.192
Jan. 21 Mark Lyons Arizona 1.097
Jan. 14 C.J. Wilcox Washington 1.043
Jan. 7 Kyle Anderson UCLA .935

PAC-12’s TOP TEN
Player School G S PP MIN PR
Kyle Anderson UCLA 8 8 203 244 .832
Devon Collier OSU 7 6 158 195 .810
Jason Washburn Utah 8 8 188 240 .783
John Gage Stan 7 1 81 107 .757
Arsalan Kasemi Ore 7 2 147 196 .750
C.J. Wilcox Wash 7 7 180 243 .741
Jordan Bachynski ASU 7 7 152 205 .741
Dwight Powell Stan 7 7 162 229 .707
Mike Ladd WSU 7 7 162 235 .689
Dewayne Dedmon USC 8 7 111 161 .689

School Conf Overall RPI PR
Oregon 7-0 18-2 21 .577
UCLA 6-2 16-5 31 .563
Arizona 5-2 17-2 4 .558
Arizona St. 5-2 16-4 60 .535
Washington 4-3 12-8 70 .452
Colorado 4-4 14-6 20 .508
Stanford 3-4 12-8 74 .479
Cal 3-4 11-8 80 .490
USC 3-5 8-13 130 .481
Wash St. 2-5 11-9 158 .369
Oregon St. 1-6 11-9 155 .527
Utah 1-7 9-11 180 .425

This Week (Tucson times):
Wednesday
USC at UCLA, 8 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks)
No. 10 Oregon at Stanford 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
Thursday
No. 8 Arizona at Washington, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Oregon State at California, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
ASU at Washington, 8 p.m. (Pac-12 Networkds)
Saturday
Colorado at Utah, 12:30 p.m. (FSN)
No. 10 Oregon at California, 2:30 p.m. (FSN)
ASU at Washington, 6 p.m. (ESPNU)
No. 8 Arizona at Washington State, 8 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks)
Sunday
Oregon State at Stanford, 1 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks)

PRODUCTIVITY LEADERS
Players listed are top six in minutes played in Pac-12 games
GLOSSARY:
S: Number of starts.
PP: Productivity Points (Points, assists, rebounds, steals, blocked shots, FGs made, FTs made added together and then subtracted by missed FGs, missed FTs, personal fouls and turnovers)
MIN: Minutes played
PR: Productivity rating per minute played (Productivity points divided by minutes played)


ARIZONA (5-2)
Player G S PP MIN PR
Solomon Hill 7 7 155 241 .643
Nick Johnson 7 7 139 228 .610
Mark Lyons 7 7 137 228 .601
Kevin Parrom 7 1 94 176 .534
Brandon Ashley 7 6 68 143 .476
Kaleb Tarczewski 7 7 58 150 .387
TOTAL 7 651 1166 .558
ARIZONA STATE (5-2)
Player G S PP MIN PR
Jordan Bachynksi 7 7 152 205 .741
Ruslan Pateev 7 0 51 81 .630
Carrick Felix 7 7 175 279 .627
Jahii Carson 7 7 147 274 .536
Jonathan Gilling 7 7 104 271 .384
Evan Gordon 7 7 85 225 .378
TOTAL 7 714 1335 .535
COLORADO (4-4)
Player G S PP MIN PR
Spencer Dinwiddie 8 8 159 262 .607
Andre Roberson 8 7 146 258 .566
Josh Scott 8 8 135 247 .547
Xavier Johnson 8 6 95 200 .475
Askia Booker 8 8 124 268 .463
Sabatino Chen 8 3 71 203 .350
TOTAL 8 730 1438 .508
UTAH (1-7)
Player G S PP MIN PR
Jason Washburn 8 8 188 240 .783
Brandon Taylor 7 0 63 129 .488
Jordan Loveridge 8 8 121 257 .471
Jarred DuBois 8 7 86 200 .430
Cedric Martin 8 6 52 242 .215
Glen Dean 8 8 40 226 .177
TOTAL 8 550 1294 .425
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (3-5)
Player G S PP MIN PR
Dewayne Dedmon 8 7 111 161 .689
Eric Wise 8 8 151 256 .590
Byron Wesley 8 8 136 261 .521
Omar Oraby 8 1 47 128 .367
Jio Fontan 8 8 78 255 .306
J.T. Terrell 7 5 74 181 .409
TOTAL 8 597 1242 .481
UCLA (6-2)
Player G S PP MIN PR
Kyle Anderson 8 8 203 244 .832
Travis Wear 7 7 142 208 .683
Shabazz Muhammad 8 7 156 247 .632
Jordan Adams 8 8 124 237 .523
Larry Drew II 8 8 105 286 .367
David Wear 8 1 56 174 .322
TOTAL 8 786 1396 .563
CALIFORNIA (3-4)
Player G S PP MIN PR
Allen Crabbe 7 7 177 266 .665
David Kravish 7 7 100 205 .488
Robert Thurman 7 2 61 129 .473
Justin Cobbs 7 7 112 247 .453
Richard Solomon 7 5 65 162 .401
Tyrone Wallace 7 7 72 188 .383
TOTAL 7 587 1197 .490
STANFORD (3-4)
Player G S PP MIN PR
John Gage 7 1 81 107 .757
Dwight Powell 7 7 162 229 .707
Chasson Randle 7 6 84 202 .416
Josh Huestis 7 7 70 161 .435
Aaron Bright 7 4 66 193 .342
Andy Brown 7 6 59 197 .299
TOTAL 7 522 1089 .479
OREGON (7-0)
Player G S PP MIN PR
Arsalan Kasemi 7 2 147 196 .750
E.J. Singler 7 7 154 228 .675
Damyean Dotson 7 7 119 212 .561
Tony Woods 7 7 91 175 .520
Dominic Artis 6 6 74 153 .484
Carlos Emory 7 5 81 190 .426
TOTAL 7 666 1154 .577
OREGON STATE (1-6)
Player G S PP MIN PR
Devon Collier 7 6 158 195 .810
Roberto Nelson 7 7 128 204 .627
Joe Burton 7 7 115 202 .569
Ahmad Starks 7 7 111 221 .502
Eric Moreland 4 1 64 129 .496
Jarmal Reid 7 7 11 163 .067
TOTAL 7 587 1114 .527
WASHINGTON (4-3)
Player G S PP MIN PR
C.J. Wilcox 7 7 180 243 .741
Aziz N'Diaye 7 7 136 208 .654
Andrew Andrews 7 0 97 169 .574
Abdul Gaddy 7 7 58 220 .264
Desmond Simmons 7 7 47 191 .246
Scott Suggs 7 7 46 218 .211
TOTAL 7 564 1249 .452
WASHINGTON STATE (2-5)
Player G S PP MIN PR
Mike Ladd 7 7 162 235 .689
Brock Motum 7 7 144 259 .556
Royce Wooldridge 7 6 70 218 .321
D.J. Shelton 7 7 39 173 .225
Will DiIorio 7 1 12 130 .092
DaVonte Lacy 7 7 17 188 .090
TOTAL 7 444 1203 .369

Site publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner



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