21 Osun Osunniyi
21 Osun Osunniyi
Height: 6-10
Weight: 220
Year: Junior
Hometown: Pleasantville, N.J.
High School: Mainland
Position: F/C
Major: Sports Media
Previous School: Putnam Science Academy
gp 21
pts/g 10.7
fg % 57.1
3pt % 0.0
ft % 68.1
reb/g 9.4
a/g 2.4

HONORS
Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year - 2020-21
Atlantic 10 Championship Most Outstanding Player - 2021
Atlantic 10 Second Team All-Conference - 2020-21
Big 4 Player of the Week - Dec. 22, 2020
Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team - 2019-20
Atlantic 10 All-Conference Third Team - 2019-20
Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team - 2018-19
Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team - 2018-19

As A Junior (2020-21) | Game-by-Game Stats

  • Earned Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year honors, anchoring the league's top defense which ranked top-10 in the nation by allowing just over 60 points per game
  • Also named Second Team All-Atlantic 10 after averaging 10.7 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists in over 34 minutes per game while starting all 21 contests and scoring in double figures nine times 
  • Became the first player in Bonnies history to register 60 blocks and hand out 50 assists in the same season
  • Ranked as the only player to rank among the Atlantic 10's top-five in blocks (2.9 per game, first), field goal percentage (57.1%, second) and rebounding (9.4 rpg, second) for the second consecutive season 
  • Just missed a double-double, finishing with 15 points and nine rebounds in NCAA Tournament vs. LSU (3/20)
  • Named Atlantic 10 Championship Most Outstanding Player after averaging 13.3 points and 10.3 rebounds. His 13 blocks during the tourney were just two off the Atlantic 10 record of 15
  • Posted a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds along with three blocks in the A-10 Championship Game victory (3/14)
  • Swatted seven shots in Bona's A-10 semifinal win over Saint Louis (3/6)
  • Totaled a massive stat line of 18 points, 14 rebounds and six assists as well as three blocks in A-10 quarterfinal win over Duquesne (3/5)
  • Hauled in 13 rebounds, adding seven points, in a victory at Richmond (1/2)
  • Scored a career-high 25 points, adding eight rebounds, on 10-of-15 shooting in a victory over Akron (12/15)

As A Sophomore (2019-20) | Game-by-Game Stats

  • Earned all-conference honors after averaging 10.8 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game in 24 contests
  • Finished the season as the only player in the Atlantic 10 rank in the conference's top five in field goal percentage (second, 61.5 percent), blocks (fourth, 2.5 per game) and rebounding (fifth, 8.4 per game)
  • Ranked 21st nationally in blocks per game and 40th in total blocks (59) despite missing seven games due to injury
  • Became just the fourth player in program history to earn a spot on the Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team in multiple seasons
  • Filled the stat sheet with eight points, 18 rebounds, five blocks, four assists and three steals in a win at George Mason (1/8)
  • Career-high 20 points on 8-of-8 shooting, adding nine rebounds and five blocks in a win at GW (1/5)
  • Finished with 15 points, 16 rebounds and five blocks in a win at Middle Tennessee (12/21)
  • Hauled in 16 rebounds, adding eight points vs. Hofstra (12/7)
  • Recorded a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds with six blocks in a win over San Diego (12/1)
  • Double-double of 15 points and 12 rebounds vs. Mercer (11/26)

As A Freshman (2018-19) | Game-by-Game Stats

  • Was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team as well as the A-10's All-Defensive Team
  • Ranked sixth in the nation in blocked shots (2.6 per game)
  • Led all NCAA Division I freshmen in blocks
  • His 92 total blocks are the second-best single season total in team history
  • Led all A-10 players in blocks
  • Led the team with six double-doubles
  • Ranked third in the A-10 in rebounding at 7.6 per game
  • Also ranked seventh in the A-10 in field goal percentage at .571
  • Scored in double figures nine times
  • Blocked three or more shots in 19 games including seven in a row to conclude the season
  • Blocked a season-high seven shots in win over Jackson State 11/10/18
  • Grabbed double-digit rebounds 11 times
  • Grabbed 22 rebounds in win at Duquesne 2/6/19 (11 offensive and 11 defensive), which was the most rebounds by any A-10 player in the 2018-19 season, the most by a St. Bonaventure player since Andrew Nicholson grabbed 23 against Duquesne in 2012 and also a Palumbo Center record
  • Scored a season-high 18 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in win at GW 3/2/19
  • Scored 10 points, had 11 rebounds and blocked four shots in A-10 Tournament semifinal win over Rhode Island 3/16/19

Prep School
Helped Putnam Science Academy win the school's first national prep championship ... led by Osunniyi’s 27 points and 12 rebounds, Putnam earned the title with a 74-66 overtime win over Northfield Mount Hermon ... he was named the game’s Most Valuable Player ... the Mustangs finished the 2017-18 season with a record of 38-4, including a school record 24-game win streak ... for the year, Osunniyi averaged 10 points, six rebounds and three blocked shots per game ... made 57 percent of his shots overall ... was named to the first team All-Great Atlantic Conference and the All-New England second team ... was ranked third in the state of Connecticut prep school rankings released by New England Recruiting Report in the spring of 2018 and 18th overall in the New England Class of 2018 ... was coached by Tom Espinosa.

High School
Graduated from Mainland High School in Linwood, N.J., in 2017 ... as a senior, he averaged 14.4 points and 11.4 rebounds per game … he led Mainland to a 22-6 mark and the regional semifinals … was injured for most of his junior season … played two seasons on the varsity team … was coached by Dan Williams.

Major:
 Sports Media
Family:
Son to mother Bobbie Walker, father Fogbenro Osunniyi and wife Cassandra Osunniyi … is the oldest of four siblings with brothers Nana and Mawali and sister Alex.
AAU Teams: South Jersey Select, New Jersey Soldiers
Noteworthy: Originally committed to La Salle prior to prep school … has a 7’8” wingspan, which is just two inches less than Mo Bamba, who has the largest wingspan of any NBA player … chose to wear #21 because that was his high school number … only began playing basketball seriously in his junior year of high school, before which he had grown from 6-2 to his current 6-10 … favorite NBA player is Russell Westbrook … is a fan of the Philadelphia 76ers and the New England Patriots.

Recent Games
Feb 26 George Washington W, 88-41
Mar 1 Dayton L, 55-52
Mar 5 vs. Duquesne W, 75-59
Mar 6 vs. Saint Louis W, 71-53
Mar 14 vs. VCU W, 74-65
Mar 20 vs. LSU L, 76-61
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 21 15
Games started 21 15
Minutes 720 510
Minutes per game 34.3 34.0
FG 89-156 50-99
FG Pct 57.1 50.5
3PT 0-1 0-0
3PT Pct 0.0 -
FT 47-69 31-47
FT Pct 68.1 66.0
Off rebounds 55 37
Def rebounds 143 101
Total rebounds 198 138
Rebounds per game 9.4 9.2
Personal fouls 56 38
Disqualifications 2 2
Assists 50 33
Turnovers 35 25
Assist to turnover ratio 1.4 1.3
Steals 17 14
Blocks 60 41
Points 225 131
Points per game 10.7 8.7
Points per 40 min 12.5 10.3
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Dec 12 St. Francis (Pa.)   - - - - - - - - -
Dec 15 vs. Akron W, 81-74 1 36 10-15 66.7 0-1 0.0 5-9 55.6 25
Dec 19 Hofstra W, 77-69 1 31 6-11 54.5 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 14
Dec 22 Buffalo   - - - - - - - - -
Dec 30 at Rhode Island L, 63-57 1 27 4-12 33.3 0-0 - 0-3 0.0 8
Jan 2 at rv Richmond W, 69-66 1 37 2-5 40.0 0-0 - 3-4 75.0 7
Jan 6 Saint Joseph's W, 83-57 1 33 3-10 30.0 0-0 - 1-2 50.0 7
Jan 9 George Washington   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 13 at Fordham W, 68-54 1 38 0-4 0.0 0-0 - 3-4 75.0 3
Jan 15 Duquesne W, 62-48 1 39 3-7 42.9 0-0 - 2-4 50.0 8
Jan 20 VCU W, 70-54 1 40 4-8 50.0 0-0 - 1-3 33.3 9
Jan 23 at Duquesne W, 65-61 1 24 2-3 66.7 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 6
Jan 30 George Mason W, 84-67 1 27 8-11 72.7 0-0 - 2-4 50.0 18
Feb 3 at Saint Joseph's   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 6 at Saint Louis L, 70-59 1 37 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 5-6 83.3 7
Feb 9 La Salle W, 86-73 1 39 5-5 100.0 0-0 - 7-8 87.5 17
Feb 12 at VCU L, 67-64 1 37 5-9 55.6 0-0 - 1-1 100.0 11
Feb 14 at UMass   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 18 at George Mason   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 21 Davidson W, 69-58 1 29 4-5 80.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 8
Feb 24 at Davidson W, 56-53 1 39 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 4
Feb 26 George Washington W, 88-41 1 25 4-6 66.7 0-0 - 0-0 - 8
Mar 1 Dayton L, 55-52 1 39 4-9 44.4 0-0 - 2-4 50.0 10
Mar 5 vs. Duquesne W, 75-59 1 38 9-13 69.2 0-0 - 0-0 - 18
Mar 6 vs. Saint Louis W, 71-53 1 29 4-5 80.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 8
Mar 14 vs. VCU W, 74-65 1 37 5-6 83.3 0-0 - 4-5 80.0 14
Mar 20 vs. LSU L, 76-61 1 39 5-7 71.4 0-0 - 5-6 83.3 15
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Dec 12 St. Francis (Pa.)   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 15 vs. Akron W, 81-74 1 36 1 7 8 3 0 - 1 1 3 0
Dec 19 Hofstra W, 77-69 1 31 3 9 12 2 3 0.7 0 2 3 0
Dec 22 Buffalo   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 30 at Rhode Island L, 63-57 1 27 2 2 4 1 2 0.5 4 4 5 1
Jan 2 at rv Richmond W, 69-66 1 37 2 11 13 1 0 - 0 1 2 -
Jan 6 Saint Joseph's W, 83-57 1 33 3 9 12 1 0 - 1 3 1 0
Jan 9 George Washington   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 13 at Fordham W, 68-54 1 38 2 5 7 7 1 7.0 1 0 2 0
Jan 15 Duquesne W, 62-48 1 39 5 7 12 1 0 - 2 4 2 0
Jan 20 VCU W, 70-54 1 40 2 7 9 4 3 1.3 2 2 2 0
Jan 23 at Duquesne W, 65-61 1 24 2 2 4 3 2 1.5 1 3 2 0
Jan 30 George Mason W, 84-67 1 27 1 14 15 1 2 0.5 0 1 4 0
Feb 3 at Saint Joseph's   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 6 at Saint Louis L, 70-59 1 37 2 6 8 2 3 0.7 0 5 2 0
Feb 9 La Salle W, 86-73 1 39 1 7 8 2 4 0.5 0 3 3 0
Feb 12 at VCU L, 67-64 1 37 2 6 8 2 2 1.0 0 5 5 1
Feb 14 at UMass   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 18 at George Mason   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 21 Davidson W, 69-58 1 29 3 4 7 3 3 1.0 1 0 2 0
Feb 24 at Davidson W, 56-53 1 39 2 6 8 3 1 3.0 0 2 1 0
Feb 26 George Washington W, 88-41 1 25 2 6 8 0 1 0.0 1 1 2 0
Mar 1 Dayton L, 55-52 1 39 6 9 15 2 1 2.0 1 7 3 0
Mar 5 vs. Duquesne W, 75-59 1 38 6 8 14 6 3 2.0 1 3 2 -
Mar 6 vs. Saint Louis W, 71-53 1 29 1 4 5 2 1 2.0 0 7 3 -
Mar 14 vs. VCU W, 74-65 1 37 3 9 12 1 2 0.5 0 3 4 0
Mar 20 vs. LSU L, 76-61 1 39 4 5 9 3 1 3.0 1 3 3 -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2018-19 34 21 27.1 3.1-5.4 57.1 0.0-0.0 - 1.4-2.0 66.7 7.5
2019-20 24 19 30.0 4.7-7.6 61.5 0.0-0.0 - 1.4-2.5 57.6 10.8
2020-21 21 21 34.3 4.2-7.4 57.1 0.0-0.0 0.0 2.2-3.3 68.1 10.7
Total 79 61 29.9 3.9-6.6 58.6 0.0-0.0 0.0 1.6-2.5 64.5 9.4
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2018-19 34 21 923 105-184 57.1 0-0 - 46-69 66.7 256
2019-20 24 19 721 112-182 61.5 0-0 - 34-59 57.6 258
2020-21 21 21 720 89-156 57.1 0-1 0.0 47-69 68.1 225
Total 79 61 2364 306-522 58.6 0-1 0.0 127-197 64.5 739
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2018-19 34 21 27.1 4.6-8.0 57.1 0.0-0.0 - 2.0-3.0 66.7 11.1
2019-20 24 19 30.0 6.2-10.1 61.5 0.0-0.0 - 1.9-3.3 57.6 14.3
2020-21 21 21 34.3 4.9-8.7 57.1 0.0-0.1 0.0 2.6-3.8 68.1 12.5
Total 79 61 29.9 5.2-8.8 58.6 0.0-0.0 0.0 2.1-3.3 64.5 12.5
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2018-19 34 21 27.1 2.9 4.6 7.6 2.9 0.1 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.5 2.7
2019-20 24 19 30.0 2.3 6.0 8.4 2.6 0.1 1.2 1.2 1.0 0.7 2.5
2020-21 21 21 34.3 2.6 6.8 9.4 2.7 0.1 2.4 1.7 1.4 0.8 2.9
Total 79 61 29.9 2.7 5.6 8.3 2.7 0.1 1.3 1.2 1.1 0.7 2.7
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2018-19 34 21 923 100 158 258 97 3 26 30 0.9 18 92
2019-20 24 19 721 56 145 201 63 2 29 29 1.0 17 59
2020-21 21 21 720 55 143 198 56 2 50 35 1.4 17 60
Total 79 61 2364 211 446 657 216 7 105 94 1.1 52 211
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2018-19 34 21 27.1 4.3 6.8 11.2 4.2 0.1 1.1 1.3 0.9 0.8 4.0
2019-20 24 19 30.0 3.1 8.0 11.2 3.5 0.1 1.6 1.6 1.0 0.9 3.3
2020-21 21 21 34.3 3.1 7.9 11.0 3.1 0.1 2.8 1.9 1.4 0.9 3.3
Total 79 61 29.9 3.6 7.5 11.1 3.7 0.1 1.8 1.6 1.1 0.9 3.6
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 21 21 34.3 4.2-7.4 57.1 0.0-0.0 0.0 2.2-3.3 68.1 10.7
Conference 15 15 34.0 3.3-6.6 50.5 0.0-0.0 - 2.1-3.1 66.0 8.7
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 9 9 33.6 4.6-8.0 56.9 0.0-0.0 - 1.9-3.0 63.0 11.0
Away 7 7 34.1 2.1-5.4 39.5 0.0-0.0 - 2.3-3.1 72.7 6.6
Neutral 5 5 35.8 6.6-9.2 71.7 0.0-0.2 0.0 2.8-4.0 70.0 16.0
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Wins 16 16 33.8 4.4-7.2 60.3 0.0-0.1 0.0 2.1-3.1 69.4 10.9
Losses 5 5 35.8 3.8-8.0 47.5 0.0-0.0 - 2.6-4.0 65.0 10.2
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December 3 3 31.3 6.7-12.7 52.6 0.0-0.3 0.0 2.3-4.7 50.0 15.7
January 7 7 34.0 3.1-6.9 45.8 0.0-0.0 - 2.0-3.3 60.9 8.3
February 6 6 34.3 3.3-5.0 66.7 0.0-0.0 - 2.5-2.8 88.2 9.2
March 5 5 36.4 5.4-8.0 67.5 0.0-0.0 - 2.2-3.0 73.3 13.0
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 21 21 720 89-156 57.1 0-1 0.0 47-69 68.1 225
Conference 15 15 510 50-99 50.5 0-0 - 31-47 66.0 131
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 9 9 302 41-72 56.9 0-0 - 17-27 63.0 99
Away 7 7 239 15-38 39.5 0-0 - 16-22 72.7 46
Neutral 5 5 179 33-46 71.7 0-1 0.0 14-20 70.0 80
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Wins 16 16 541 70-116 60.3 0-1 0.0 34-49 69.4 174
Losses 5 5 179 19-40 47.5 0-0 - 13-20 65.0 51
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December 3 3 94 20-38 52.6 0-1 0.0 7-14 50.0 47
January 7 7 238 22-48 45.8 0-0 - 14-23 60.9 58
February 6 6 206 20-30 66.7 0-0 - 15-17 88.2 55
March 5 5 182 27-40 67.5 0-0 - 11-15 73.3 65
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 21 21 34.3 4.9-8.7 57.1 0.0-0.1 0.0 2.6-3.8 68.1 12.5
Conference 15 15 34.0 3.9-7.8 50.5 0.0-0.0 - 2.4-3.7 66.0 10.3
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 9 9 33.6 5.4-9.5 56.9 0.0-0.0 - 2.3-3.6 63.0 13.1
Away 7 7 34.1 2.5-6.4 39.5 0.0-0.0 - 2.7-3.7 72.7 7.7
Neutral 5 5 35.8 7.4-10.3 71.7 0.0-0.2 0.0 3.1-4.5 70.0 17.9
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Wins 16 16 33.8 5.2-8.6 60.3 0.0-0.1 0.0 2.5-3.6 69.4 12.9
Losses 5 5 35.8 4.2-8.9 47.5 0.0-0.0 - 2.9-4.5 65.0 11.4
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December 3 3 31.3 8.5-16.2 52.6 0.0-0.4 0.0 3.0-6.0 50.0 20.0
January 7 7 34.0 3.7-8.1 45.8 0.0-0.0 - 2.4-3.9 60.9 9.7
February 6 6 34.3 3.9-5.8 66.7 0.0-0.0 - 2.9-3.3 88.2 10.7
March 5 5 36.4 5.9-8.8 67.5 0.0-0.0 - 2.4-3.3 73.3 14.3
  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 21 34.3 2.6 6.8 9.4 2.7 0.1 2.4 1.7 1.4 0.8 2.9
Conference 15 15 34.0 2.5 6.7 9.2 2.5 0.1 2.2 1.7 1.3 0.9 2.7
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 9 9 33.6 2.9 8.0 10.9 2.4 0.0 1.8 1.9 0.9 0.9 2.6
Away 7 7 34.1 2.0 5.4 7.4 2.7 0.3 2.7 1.6 1.7 0.9 2.9
Neutral 5 5 35.8 3.0 6.6 9.6 3.0 0.0 3.0 1.4 2.1 0.6 3.4
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Wins 16 16 33.8 2.4 7.2 9.6 2.4 0.0 2.5 1.6 1.5 0.7 2.3
Losses 5 5 35.8 3.2 5.6 8.8 3.6 0.4 2.0 1.8 1.1 1.2 4.8
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December 3 3 31.3 2.0 6.0 8.0 3.7 0.3 2.0 1.7 1.2 1.7 2.3
January 7 7 34.0 2.4 7.9 10.3 2.1 0.0 2.6 1.1 2.3 1.0 2.0
February 6 6 34.3 2.0 5.8 7.8 2.5 0.2 2.0 2.3 0.9 0.3 2.7
March 5 5 36.4 4.0 7.0 11.0 3.0 0.0 2.8 1.6 1.8 0.6 4.6
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 21 21 720 55 143 198 56 2 50 35 1.4 17 60
Conference 15 15 510 37 101 138 38 2 33 25 1.3 14 41
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 9 9 302 26 72 98 22 0 16 17 0.9 8 23
Away 7 7 239 14 38 52 19 2 19 11 1.7 6 20
Neutral 5 5 179 15 33 48 15 0 15 7 2.1 3 17
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Wins 16 16 541 39 115 154 38 0 40 26 1.5 11 36
Losses 5 5 179 16 28 44 18 2 10 9 1.1 6 24
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December 3 3 94 6 18 24 11 1 6 5 1.2 5 7
January 7 7 238 17 55 72 15 0 18 8 2.3 7 14
February 6 6 206 12 35 47 15 1 12 14 0.9 2 16
March 5 5 182 20 35 55 15 0 14 8 1.8 3 23
  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 21 34.3 3.1 7.9 11.0 3.1 0.1 2.8 1.9 1.4 0.9 3.3
Conference 15 15 34.0 2.9 7.9 10.8 3.0 0.2 2.6 2.0 1.3 1.1 3.2
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 9 9 33.6 3.4 9.5 13.0 2.9 0.0 2.1 2.3 0.9 1.1 3.0
Away 7 7 34.1 2.3 6.4 8.7 3.2 0.3 3.2 1.8 1.7 1.0 3.3
Neutral 5 5 35.8 3.4 7.4 10.7 3.4 0.0 3.4 1.6 2.1 0.7 3.8
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Wins 16 16 33.8 2.9 8.5 11.4 2.8 0.0 3.0 1.9 1.5 0.8 2.7
Losses 5 5 35.8 3.6 6.3 9.8 4.0 0.4 2.2 2.0 1.1 1.3 5.4
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December 3 3 31.3 2.6 7.7 10.2 4.7 0.4 2.6 2.1 1.2 2.1 3.0
January 7 7 34.0 2.9 9.2 12.1 2.5 0.0 3.0 1.3 2.3 1.2 2.4
February 6 6 34.3 2.3 6.8 9.1 2.9 0.2 2.3 2.7 0.9 0.4 3.1
March 5 5 36.4 4.4 7.7 12.1 3.3 0.0 3.1 1.8 1.8 0.7 5.1