Sunday, December 17, 2023

Mississippi Debuts Against Bill Russell and KC Jones; Vandy Beats VCU

Here are the starting line-ups for our next game to be played today, as the Mississippi 2001 team debuts against Bill Russell, KC Jones and the 2-time NCAA champion San Francisco 1956. 

We made one little tweak to the stats we start the game with, as Value Add Basketball Games start with a 20-20 score and all 10 players with two points, a rebound and a foul - and then the starting guards with one steal and the starting front line with 2 rebounds instead of 1, and finally the starting center with 1 block. However, we decided that if a backup averaged less than 2 points a game or 1 rebound a game then they start those numbers at 0, and on points we instead give a 3-pointer instead of 2-pointer to starters to make up for those 0s.

We decided to do an expanded box score for this game to show the 3-pointer, 2-pointers and we are going to track free throws and free throw attempts as extra lines. Here is the box score at the beginning of the game. As always, score starts 20-20 with 44 possessions left to play:

Also notice on the lineups that the early teams all have the subs play possessions 44 to 38z since minutes played were not recorded. In the photo below the pennies show players who only gets it on their 1-5 number, while the dimes also get the ball on a 6,7 or 8. The San Fran reserves have all the coins to start the game, while Mississippi has a mixture and Aaron Harper gets the ball on two dimes (so a 2, 6 and 7) then Justin Reed comes in and gets the two dimes and the ball on a 4, 6 and 7.

Finally notice from the scoresheet at the bottom that Mississippi's 51-54 on the dunk combines with San Fran's -8 adjustment for a negative 4 noted as a 51-54 stop in the chart in the gwmez meaning a 51-54 iw a missed shot and defender gets a rebound.

PosMississippi 2001Pts3pt2ptFTAttRebStlBlkFlHtSummary
1-PGJason Flanigan3100011016'37.1 Pts, 3.1 Reb, 2.2 Ast
2-SGJason Holmes3100011016'46.3 Pts, 2.6 Reb, 1.9 Ast
3-SFDavid Sanders2010020016'76.9 Pts, 2.7 Reb, 1.9 Ast
4-PFJustin Reed - nba2010020016'1011.0 Pts, 5.9 Reb, 0.8 Ast
5-CRahim Lockhart2010030116'913.0 Pts, 8.1 Reb, 0.9 Ast
1-PGJason Harrison2010010016'27.1 Pts, 1.9 Reb, 3.0 Ast
2-SGAaron Harper2010010016'49.2 Pts, 2.9 Reb, 2.0 Ast
3-SFEmmanuel Wade2010010016'34.4 Pts, 1.8 Reb, 0.9 Ast
4-PFRichard Kirklin0000000016'81.9 Pts, 0.9 Reb, 0.2 Ast
5-CJohn Gunn2010010016'92.8 Pts, 1.2 Reb, 0.2 Ast
 Starting Totals202700132110  
PosSan Francisco 1956Pts3pt2ptFTAttRebStlBlkFlHtSummary
1-PGHal Perry3100011016'09.1 Pts, 2.0 Reb
2-SGCarl Boldt2010011016'48.6 Pts, 5.0 Reb
3-SFK.C. Jones - nba3100020016'49.8 Pts, 5.2 Reb
4-PFMike Farmer - nba2010020016'118.4 Pts, 7.8 Reb
5-CBill Russell - nba4020030116'720.6 Pts, 21.0 Reb
1-PGHarold Payne0000000016'01.0 Pts, 0.1 Reb
2-SGJohn Koljian0000010016'51.0 Pts, 1.0 Reb
3-SFMike Preaseau2010010016'104.1 Pts, 3.1 Reb
4-PFBill Mallen2010010016'114.2 Pts, 3.5 Reb
5-CGene Brown2010010016'97.1 Pts, 4.4 Reb
 Starting Totals202700132110 

All 184 All-Time Great Value Add Basketball Game teams have now played as Vanderbilt 1993 defeated VCU 1985 in the debut for both teams.

We wanted to play every team once to catch any glitches. We did catch one in this game as Mike Schlegel's card showed his Stamina at 40 possessions but his card suggested playing him on possessions 44-41. By playing the game we realized those we realized we had accidentally typed the possessions on which he needed to rest - to we updated the card to him playing possessions 40-1. On Bill Russell's game before we realized San Francisco 1956 should have calculated as a -10 on defense instead of a -8, so fixed that.

Vandetbilt 85, VCU 76

This was a rare game with no future NBA players, but five year's after Bill McCaffrey led this Vanderbilt team to the Sweet 16 and a final ranking of 8th, his brother Ed McCaffrey went All-Pro as a wide receiver who would take home Super Bowl titles with the Broncos. After three straight years of taking VCU to NCAA tournament wins and a final ranking of 11th for this VCU team, one of the most muscular elite guards in memory Calvin Duncan choice ministry over his 2nd round NBA pick.

This turned out to a shootout between point guards, as McCaffrey (23 points) almost matched VCUs Rolando Lamb (24 points, 4 steals). 

The normal slow paced VCU started hot, scoring on their first four possessions to take a 30-26 lead. However, on McCaffrey's first possession he hit a 3-pointer to give Vanderbilt a 33-30 lead, and they never trailed again in the 85-76 higher than expected scoring game.

There were no rim protectors at all, as the only actual blocked shot in our game was by VCU backup center Alvin Robinson who only plays four possessions to star the game (44, 43, 42 and 41).

Vanderbilt kept VCU off the boards with a 32-21 rebounding edge, and also hit 17 of 19 free throws while VCU only hit 7 of 12.

In this 8-team tournament Vanderbilt now plays Bill Russell's 1956 team, while Wilt Chamberlain's Kansas team plays Billy Donovan's 1987 Providence team.
Pos    VCU 1985              Pts 3pt 2pt FT Att Reb Stl Blk Fl Ht   Actual Season                   
1-PGRolando Lamb24282224026'217.3 Pts, 3.0 Reb, 4.7 Ast
2-SGCalvin Duncan14151211036'315.2 Pts, 5.0 Reb, 4.4 Ast
3-SFMichael Brown9211441026'510.8 Pts, 4.3 Reb, 1.7 Ast
4-PFMike Schlegel7120062046'812.9 Pts, 8.1 Reb, 1.4 Ast
5-CNeil Wake9033430136'74.7 Pts, 4.2 Reb, 0.6 Ast
1-PGBruce Allen0000010015'111.0 Pts, 0.2 Reb, 0.8 Ast
2-SGRobert Dickerson13320010016'66.5 Pts, 2.1 Reb, 0.1 Ast
3-SFDon Franco0000010016'50.9 Pts, 0.5 Reb, 0.2 Ast
4-PFDarrell Reid0000010016'51.6 Pts, 0.9 Reb, 0.0 Ast
5-CAlvin Robinson0000010116'91.3 Pts, 1.9 Reb, 0.1 Ast
  76921712218219 15 Turnovers
PosVanderbilt 1993Pts3pt2ptFTAttRebStlBlkFlHtActual Season
1-PGBill McCaffrey23281212026'420.6 Pts, 2.6 Reb, 3.6 Ast
2-SGKevin Anglin8113433026'410.7 Pts, 4.3 Reb, 3.2 Ast
3-SFRonnie McMahan4012250036'511.1 Pts, 2.4 Reb, 2.3 Ast
4-PFBruce Elder16056681016'511.4 Pts, 6.1 Reb, 2.6 Ast
5-CChris Lawson7015561136'1011.5 Pts, 5.5 Reb, 1.4 Ast
1-PGDan Hall10050011016'86.0 Pts, 4.4 Reb, 1.1 Ast
2-SGFrank Seckar5110030016'14.5 Pts, 1.6 Reb, 1.6 Ast
3-SFBryan Milburn4020020016'73.7 Pts, 3.6 Reb, 0.6 Ast
4-PFChad Sheron2010010016'72.0 Pts, 0.7 Reb, 0.5 Ast
5-CChris Woods6030020016'112.2 Pts, 1.6 Reb, 0.1 Ast
  854281719328116 16 Turnovers

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