We've been having some fun with the "best non-Yum Center backcourt in college basketball" title in recent weeks, but if we're being honest, the "Road Game Chris" (and, to a lesser extent, "Road Game Terry") phenomenon has started to get a little scary.
Or are we all just inflating this whole thing in our heads?
Reader and statistical aficionado Andy Edwards was wondering the same thing and decided to take a complete look at the numbers. The numbers below reflect strictly home vs. away games, which means the neutral court wins over Indiana and Minnesota are not included.
Home: 14.9 PPG, 41.0% FG, 29.8% 3FG, 75.0% FT
Road: 24.8 PPG, 56.1% FG, 43.5% 3FG, 84.6% FT
Home: 10.4 PPG, 29.3% FG, 29.3% 3FG, 70.6% FT
Road: 19.2 PPG, 60.0% FG, 52.6% 3FG, 74.1% FT
So Chris Jones' is literally twice as good (actually, slightly more than twice as good) on the road when it comes to shooting percentage. That's pretty unreal.
Edwards then went a step further and looked at both players' stats for the second half of road games, as well as the last five minutes. The first number is FG, second is 3-point FGs, and third is FTs.
Totals: 25-40/6-12/20-23 (62.5/50.0/87.0)
Last 5 Minutes
3 Assists/1 Turnover
Totals: 20-32/5-9/19-23 (62.5/55.6/82.6)
Last 5 Minutes
Totals: 6-11/3-5/9-13 (54.5/60.0/69.2)
4 Assists/2 Turnovers
Here's hoping whatever is responsible for the home shooting funk will disappear forever after Saturday's game.