On Saturday UCLA lost to the University of California Berkeley Bears by a score of 61 to 68. The Bruins trailed at half time 25 to 30. The Bruins missed Ryan Hollins, Michael Fey, and Cedric Bozeman who were out with injuries. Jordan Farmar seemed to be slowed by his sore ankle, and his shot was off. Only two Bruins had positive plus-minus numbers, Ryan Wright and Alfred Aboya.
The Bruins bested Cal by four points in 14:32 minutes Wright was in the game, and were beaten by ten points with Wright on the bench. Wright's contributions did not show up in the box score as he only scored three points on one-of-two shooting. He converted his only free throw attempt. He had no rebounds, and one turnover.
Aboya played 18:39 minutes in this game, and the Bruins led the Bears by two with Aboya in the game. Cal was nine points better than UCLA when Aboya was on the bench. Aboya scored eight points on four-of-four shooting, and pulled down three rebounds. He provided two highlight film moments when he broke the press taking the ball to the hoop from beyond half court for two quick scores.
Arron Afflalo was the leading scorer with 19 points on five-of-ten shooting, and was two-of-five from the three-point-line. He added five rebounds and one assist. The Bruins lost to Cal by seven points in the 39:38 minutes he was in the game. Since he was in almost the full game this was also the margin for the game.
Farmar, usually the second leading scorer, only scored six points in this game. He was credited with only three assists, which was below his usual total. The Bruins only trailed Cal by one point in the thirty six minutes Farmar was in the game, and lost by six points in the four minutes he was on the bench.
Luc Richard Mbah A Moute was hampered by foul trouble this game, and for the first time he was not leading rebounder with only three rebounds. He accounted for three points on one-of-five shooting. He was hammered almost every time he went up inside. He did steal the ball once. In the 23 minutes Mbah A Moute was in the game the Bruins were out-scored by Cal by eight points.
Lorenzo Mata scored four points and pulled down five rebounds in his 23:27 minutes of play. Mata missed all five of his shots from the field but scored on all four of his free throw attempts. UCLA trailed by a seven-point margin with Mata in the game.
Josh Shipp was the second leading scorer with ten points on three-of-nine shooting. Shipp was two-of-five from the three-point line, and made both of his free throws. He contributed three rebounds. The Bruins lost to Cal by fifteen points in the over 27 minutes Shipp was in the game.
The most efficient five-man unit was Mbah A Moute, Afflalo, Farmar, Collison, and Mata. This unit outscored Cal by four points in 2:22 minutes of play. They outscored Cal by over one-and-a-half points a minute.
Also efficient was the unit of Aboya, Afflalo, Collison, Wright, and Farmar, which won by three points in 7:40 minutes of play. They were a half-a-point-a-minute better than Cal.
The starting unit of Mbah A Moute, Afflalo, Farmar, Bozeman, and Mata was outscored by four points in 15:34 minutes of play.
In the individual "Whole Game Plus/Minus" that follows, each player is listed. For each player "minutes" is the amount of time the player was in the game.
is the +/- score differential for the time the player was in the game (e.g. +/- of 18 means we outscored our opponent by 18 points when Afflalo was playing).
is the relative +/- which is adjusted for how the team did on average during the game.
is the plus minus when that player was on the bench. It is a measure of how the team did without the player.
is the +/- per minute or how many points per minute we beat the other time by (or were beaten by) during the time the player was on the floor. Thus pm/mn of .5 means that when the player was on the court we beat the other team at a rate of half a point a minute.
The following is the plus/minus statistics for 5 player units. It gives you an idea of how groups of players performed. The interpretation of each statistic is the same as for the individual +/- stats.