23 Tamara Simpson
23 Tamara Simpson
Height: 5-10
Year: Jr.
Hometown: North Babylon, N.Y.
High School: Portledge School
Position: G
Major: Psychology
Residential College: Jonathan Edwards
gp 27
pts/g 9.6
fg % 33.7
3pt % 23.1
ft % 44.4
reb/g 3.1
a/g 0.9

2016-17: 2016-17 Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year... Set Yale's career record for steals... Finished 1st in Ivy League with 79 steals... Appeared in 27 games and started 20... Averaged 9.6 points per game... Finished with 13 double-digit scoring games... Grabbed 9 rebounds and scored 16 points against Illinois St. on Nov. 22... Had 7 steals against Brown (1/20) and Wagner (11/30)... Scored 22 points against Princeton on Jan 14... Set a career high with 5 assists against Penn on Feb 18.

2016-17 Season-Highs

  • Points: 22, at Princeton, 1/14/17
  • FG Made: 9, at Princeton, 1/14/17
  • FG Attempts: 27, vs. Boston College, 12/7/16
  • 3-Point FG Made: 3, at Princeton, 1/14/17
  • 3-Point FG Attempts: 10, vs. Boston College, 12/7/16
  • Free Throws Made: 3, vs. Binghamton, 11/13/16
  • Free Throw Attempts: 6, vs. Binghamton, 11/13/16
  • Rebounds: 9, at Illinois St., 11/22/16
  • Assists: 5, vs. Penn, 2/18/17
  • Steals: 7, twice, last at Brown, 1/20/17
  • Blocked Shots: 1, six times, last vs. Harvard, 2/24/17
  • Minutes: 36, twice, last vs. Penn, 2/18/17

2015-16: Started in 30 games… 11-time member of the Ivy League Weekly Honor Roll… Led the Ivy League and all Elis with 3.0 steals per game (11th NCAA) and 90 total… Recorded career-best nine steals and played career-high 37 minutes against Dartmouth on Feb 12… Scored career best 28 points making 11-of-25 field goals against Princeton on Feb. 19… Second on the team in points per game (11.4)… Had 111 rebounds, 42 assists and 13 blocks… Scored in double-figures 18 times.

 2015-16 Season-Highs

  • Points: 28, vs. Princeton, 2/19/16
  • FG Made: 11, vs. Princeton, 2/19/16
  • FG Attempts: 25, vs. Princeton, 2/19/16
  • 3-Point FG Made: 3, three times, last at Cornell, 2/6/16
  • 3-Point FG Attempts: 8, twice, last at Cornell, 2/6/16
  • Free Throws Made: 8, vs. Wagner, 12/6/16
  • Free Throw Attempts: 12, twice, last vs. Columbia, 3/5/16
  • Rebounds: 10, at Cornell, 2/6/16
  • Assists: 3, five times, last vs. Dartmouth, 2/12/16
  • Steals: 9, vs. Dartmouth, 2/12/16
  • Blocked Shots: 3, at Cornell, 2/6/16
  • Minutes: 27, vs. Dartmouth, 2/12/16

2014-15: Made appearances in all 28 games, including 19 starts... Earned team's Most Improved Player Award... Played an average of 22.5 minutes per game... Second on the team with 8.9 points per game, including 9.5 points per contest in Ivy League play... Had a team-high .430 field goal percentage (111-of-258)... Three-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week (1/19, 2/2, 3/9)... Four-time member of the Ivy League Weekly Honor Roll (12/1, 12/8, 12/22, 1/12)... Named ECAC Rookie of the Week for Division I New England on March 9... Led the Ivy League with 2.3 steals per game (75th in NCAA) and 63 total on the season... Had 60 rebounds, 32 assists, and seven blocks... Scored in double-figures 13 times... Scored 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting against Brown on Jan. 16... Had 17 points on 8-of-12 shooting against Harvard on March 6... Recorded career-high 20 points on 10-of-16 shooting in season finale against Dartmouth on March 7... Snagged career-best seven steals against Columbia on Feb. 22.

2014-15 Season Highs

  • Points: 20, vs. Dartmouth, 3/7/15
  • FG Made: 10, vs. Dartmouth, 3/7/15
  • FG Attempts: 16, vs. Dartmouth, 3/7/15
  • 3-Point FG Made:
  • 3-Point FG Attempts: 2, twice, last vs. Boise State, 11/26/14
  • Free Throws Made: 5, vs. Maine, 1/7/15
  • Free Throw Attempts: 8, vs. Maine, 1/7/15
  • Rebounds: 6, vs. Brown, 1/16/15
  • Assists: 4, at Columbia, 2/22/15
  • Steals: 7, at Columbia, 2/22/15
  • Blocked Shots: 2, vs. Boise State, 11/26/14
  • Minutes: 31, twice, last at Harvard, 2/7/15

Off the Court:

  • Member of Athletes in Action
  • Working towards certification as a personal trainer

At Portledge School: Led Portledge School to its fifth straight Independent Private and Parochial Schools League championship as a senior... Accumulated over 2,000 career points... McDonald's All-America nominee... IPPSL All-League honoree and was named Player of the Year... Led team to the NYSAISAA Class C state tournament quarterfinals an 18-5 record and the No. 7 ranking in the New York State Association of Independent Schools Athletic Association.

Recent Games
Feb 17 Princeton L, 69-47
Feb 18 Penn W, 61-48
Feb 24 Harvard W, 57-52
Feb 25 Dartmouth W, 58-44
Mar 3 at Cornell L, 59-49
Mar 4 at Columbia W, 55-47
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 27 14
Games started 20 11
Minutes 730 407
Minutes per game 27.0 29.1
FG 105-312 53-158
FG Pct 33.7 33.5
3PT 25-108 15-61
3PT Pct 23.1 24.6
FT 24-54 12-23
FT Pct 44.4 52.2
Off rebounds 22 8
Def rebounds 62 28
Total rebounds 84 36
Rebounds per game 3.1 2.6
Personal fouls 49 17
Disqualifications 2 0
Assists 24 16
Turnovers 43 18
Assist to turnover ratio 0.6 0.9
Steals 79 48
Blocks 6 4
Points 259 133
Points per game 9.6 9.5
Points per 40 min 14.2 13.1
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 13 Binghamton W, 57-48 - 25 4-11 36.4 1-4 25.0 3-6 50.0 12
Nov 15 at Manhattan L, 63-57 - 20 4-10 40.0 0-1 0.0 2-3 66.7 10
Nov 18 at Army West Point L, 59-55 - 19 2-5 40.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 4
Nov 20 Vermont W, 77-48 - 20 5-14 35.7 1-2 50.0 1-2 50.0 12
Nov 22 at Illinois St. W, 59-45 1 31 6-16 37.5 2-7 28.6 2-4 50.0 16
Nov 27 at Holy Cross W, 71-70 1 23 1-5 20.0 0-3 0.0 2-4 50.0 4
Nov 30 at Wagner W, 66-52 1 31 8-16 50.0 2-5 40.0 1-2 50.0 19
Dec 1 at LIU Brooklyn W, 75-44 1 29 6-14 42.9 2-4 50.0 0-1 0.0 14
Dec 3 Albany W, 64-53 1 27 5-10 50.0 0-2 0.0 0-4 0.0 10
Dec 7 Boston College L, 71-64 1 36 6-27 22.2 2-10 20.0 0-3 0.0 14
Dec 11 at New Hampshire W, 64-58 1 24 4-9 44.4 0-3 0.0 1-2 50.0 9
Dec 28 at Stanford L, 102-44 1 20 1-10 10.0 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 2
Dec 31 at UC Santa Barbara W, 64-60 1 18 0-7 0.0 0-3 0.0 0-0 - 0
Jan 13 at Penn L, 66-55 1 30 4-11 36.4 2-4 50.0 2-4 50.0 12
Jan 14 at Princeton L, 74-62 1 34 9-16 56.3 3-5 60.0 1-1 100.0 22
Jan 20 at Brown L, 76-73 1 30 5-15 33.3 2-8 25.0 0-1 0.0 12
Jan 27 Brown W, 73-51 1 23 7-14 50.0 0-4 0.0 1-1 100.0 15
Feb 3 Columbia L, 72-68 1 34 3-11 27.3 1-4 25.0 1-2 50.0 8
Feb 4 Cornell L, 76-63 1 31 4-9 44.4 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 9
Feb 11 at Dartmouth W, 57-50 1 33 2-10 20.0 1-6 16.7 1-2 50.0 6
Feb 12 at Harvard L, 76-56 1 25 2-10 20.0 0-4 0.0 1-4 25.0 5
Feb 17 Princeton L, 69-47 - 29 3-12 25.0 1-6 16.7 2-4 50.0 9
Feb 18 Penn W, 61-48 1 36 3-13 23.1 1-5 20.0 0-0 - 7
Feb 24 Harvard W, 57-52 1 33 3-11 27.3 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 7
Feb 25 Dartmouth W, 58-44 - 19 3-9 33.3 2-4 50.0 0-0 - 8
Mar 3 at Cornell L, 59-49 1 21 0-8 0.0 0-4 0.0 2-2 100.0 2
Mar 4 at Columbia W, 55-47 - 29 5-9 55.6 0-1 0.0 1-2 50.0 11
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 13 Binghamton W, 57-48 - 25 1 5 6 0 3 0.0 1 0 2 -
Nov 15 at Manhattan L, 63-57 - 20 1 1 2 0 1 0.0 1 0 3 -
Nov 18 at Army West Point L, 59-55 - 19 2 1 3 1 3 0.3 0 0 4 -
Nov 20 Vermont W, 77-48 - 20 2 4 6 1 3 0.3 3 0 5 1
Nov 22 at Illinois St. W, 59-45 1 31 1 8 9 1 4 0.3 5 0 2 -
Nov 27 at Holy Cross W, 71-70 1 23 1 1 2 1 4 0.3 0 1 1 -
Nov 30 at Wagner W, 66-52 1 31 1 3 4 1 1 1.0 7 0 3 -
Dec 1 at LIU Brooklyn W, 75-44 1 29 1 3 4 1 1 1.0 1 0 2 -
Dec 3 Albany W, 64-53 1 27 0 1 1 0 3 0.0 1 1 5 1
Dec 7 Boston College L, 71-64 1 36 2 3 5 1 1 1.0 6 0 2 0
Dec 11 at New Hampshire W, 64-58 1 24 1 1 2 0 1 0.0 3 0 2 0
Dec 28 at Stanford L, 102-44 1 20 1 1 2 1 0 - 1 0 1 -
Dec 31 at UC Santa Barbara W, 64-60 1 18 0 2 2 0 0 - 2 0 0 -
Jan 13 at Penn L, 66-55 1 30 0 1 1 3 0 - 3 0 2 0
Jan 14 at Princeton L, 74-62 1 34 0 3 3 3 1 3.0 3 1 2 0
Jan 20 at Brown L, 76-73 1 30 1 3 4 1 2 0.5 7 0 1 -
Jan 27 Brown W, 73-51 1 23 1 0 1 0 2 0.0 5 0 1 0
Feb 3 Columbia L, 72-68 1 34 0 1 1 1 2 0.5 2 0 0 0
Feb 4 Cornell L, 76-63 1 31 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 0 2 0
Feb 11 at Dartmouth W, 57-50 1 33 2 6 8 0 3 0.0 0 1 2 0
Feb 12 at Harvard L, 76-56 1 25 1 2 3 0 1 0.0 3 0 1 0
Feb 17 Princeton L, 69-47 - 29 0 1 1 0 3 0.0 4 0 1 0
Feb 18 Penn W, 61-48 1 36 0 4 4 5 0 - 4 1 2 0
Feb 24 Harvard W, 57-52 1 33 1 2 3 2 0 - 4 1 1 -
Feb 25 Dartmouth W, 58-44 - 19 1 2 3 0 1 0.0 3 0 0 0
Mar 3 at Cornell L, 59-49 1 21 1 1 2 1 1 1.0 3 0 0 0
Mar 4 at Columbia W, 55-47 - 29 0 2 2 0 0 - 2 0 2 0
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2014-15 28 19 22.5 4.0-9.2 43.0 0.0-0.2 0.0 1.0-2.1 46.6 8.9
2015-16 30 30 25.5 4.4-10.8 40.7 0.9-2.7 31.7 1.8-2.9 60.2 11.4
2016-17 27 20 27.0 3.9-11.6 33.7 0.9-4.0 23.1 0.9-2.0 44.4 9.6
2017-18 8 8 34.6 6.2-14.5 43.1 1.4-5.5 25.0 1.9-2.8 68.2 15.8
Total 93 77 25.8 4.3-10.9 39.4 0.7-2.6 25.9 1.3-2.4 53.6 10.5
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2014-15 28 19 629 111-258 43.0 0-5 0.0 27-58 46.6 249
2015-16 30 30 765 132-324 40.7 26-82 31.7 53-88 60.2 343
2016-17 27 20 730 105-312 33.7 25-108 23.1 24-54 44.4 259
2017-18 8 8 277 50-116 43.1 11-44 25.0 15-22 68.2 126
Total 93 77 2401 398-1010 39.4 62-239 25.9 119-222 53.6 977
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2014-15 28 19 22.5 7.1-16.4 43.0 0.0-0.3 0.0 1.7-3.7 46.6 15.8
2015-16 30 30 25.5 6.9-16.9 40.7 1.4-4.3 31.7 2.8-4.6 60.2 17.9
2016-17 27 20 27.0 5.8-17.1 33.7 1.4-5.9 23.1 1.3-3.0 44.4 14.2
2017-18 8 8 34.6 7.2-16.8 43.1 1.6-6.4 25.0 2.2-3.2 68.2 18.2
Total 93 77 25.8 6.6-16.8 39.4 1.0-4.0 25.9 2.0-3.7 53.6 16.3
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2014-15 28 19 22.5 0.9 1.2 2.1 1.7 0.0 1.1 1.1 1.1 2.3 0.3
2015-16 30 30 25.5 1.4 2.3 3.7 2.1 0.1 1.4 2.0 0.7 3.0 0.4
2016-17 27 20 27.0 0.8 2.3 3.1 1.8 0.1 0.9 1.6 0.6 2.9 0.2
2017-18 8 8 34.6 0.9 2.4 3.3 2.3 0.0 3.1 1.8 1.8 4.6 0.4
Total 93 77 25.8 1.1 2.0 3.0 1.9 0.0 1.3 1.6 0.8 2.9 0.3
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2014-15 28 19 629 26 34 60 48 0 32 30 1.1 63 7
2015-16 30 30 765 43 68 111 64 2 42 60 0.7 90 13
2016-17 27 20 730 22 62 84 49 2 24 43 0.6 79 6
2017-18 8 8 277 7 19 26 18 0 25 14 1.8 37 3
Total 93 77 2401 98 183 281 179 4 123 147 0.8 269 29
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2014-15 28 19 22.5 1.7 2.2 3.8 3.1 0.0 2.0 1.9 1.1 4.0 0.4
2015-16 30 30 25.5 2.2 3.6 5.8 3.3 0.1 2.2 3.1 0.7 4.7 0.7
2016-17 27 20 27.0 1.2 3.4 4.6 2.7 0.1 1.3 2.4 0.6 4.3 0.3
2017-18 8 8 34.6 1.0 2.7 3.8 2.6 0.0 3.6 2.0 1.8 5.3 0.4
Total 93 77 25.8 1.6 3.0 4.7 3.0 0.1 2.0 2.4 0.8 4.5 0.5
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 27 20 27.0 3.9-11.6 33.7 0.9-4.0 23.1 0.9-2.0 44.4 9.6
Conference 14 11 29.1 3.8-11.3 33.5 1.1-4.4 24.6 0.9-1.6 52.2 9.5
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 11 7 28.5 4.2-12.8 32.6 1.0-4.3 23.4 0.7-2.0 36.4 10.1
Away 16 13 26.1 3.7-10.7 34.5 0.9-3.8 23.0 1.0-2.0 50.0 9.3
Neutral - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Wins 15 11 26.7 4.1-11.2 36.9 0.9-3.7 23.2 0.9-2.0 43.3 10.0
Losses 12 9 27.4 3.6-12.0 29.9 1.0-4.3 23.1 0.9-2.0 45.8 9.1
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November 7 3 24.1 4.3-11.0 39.0 0.9-3.3 26.1 1.6-3.0 52.4 11.0
December 6 6 25.7 3.7-12.8 28.6 0.7-4.0 16.7 0.2-1.7 10.0 8.2
January 4 4 29.3 6.2-14.0 44.6 1.8-5.2 33.3 1.0-1.8 57.1 15.3
February 8 6 30.0 2.9-10.6 27.1 1.0-4.4 22.9 0.6-1.5 41.7 7.4
March 2 1 25.0 2.5-8.5 29.4 0.0-2.5 0.0 1.5-2.0 75.0 6.5
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 27 20 730 105-312 33.7 25-108 23.1 24-54 44.4 259
Conference 14 11 407 53-158 33.5 15-61 24.6 12-23 52.2 133
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 11 7 313 46-141 32.6 11-47 23.4 8-22 36.4 111
Away 16 13 417 59-171 34.5 14-61 23.0 16-32 50.0 148
Neutral - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Wins 15 11 401 62-168 36.9 13-56 23.2 13-30 43.3 150
Losses 12 9 329 43-144 29.9 12-52 23.1 11-24 45.8 109
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November 7 3 169 30-77 39.0 6-23 26.1 11-21 52.4 77
December 6 6 154 22-77 28.6 4-24 16.7 1-10 10.0 49
January 4 4 117 25-56 44.6 7-21 33.3 4-7 57.1 61
February 8 6 240 23-85 27.1 8-35 22.9 5-12 41.7 59
March 2 1 50 5-17 29.4 0-5 0.0 3-4 75.0 13
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 27 20 27.0 5.8-17.1 33.7 1.4-5.9 23.1 1.3-3.0 44.4 14.2
Conference 14 11 29.1 5.2-15.5 33.5 1.5-6.0 24.6 1.2-2.3 52.2 13.1
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 11 7 28.5 5.9-18.0 32.6 1.4-6.0 23.4 1.0-2.8 36.4 14.2
Away 16 13 26.1 5.7-16.4 34.5 1.3-5.9 23.0 1.5-3.1 50.0 14.2
Neutral - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Wins 15 11 26.7 6.2-16.8 36.9 1.3-5.6 23.2 1.3-3.0 43.3 15.0
Losses 12 9 27.4 5.2-17.5 29.9 1.5-6.3 23.1 1.3-2.9 45.8 13.3
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November 7 3 24.1 7.1-18.2 39.0 1.4-5.4 26.1 2.6-5.0 52.4 18.2
December 6 6 25.7 5.7-20.0 28.6 1.0-6.2 16.7 0.3-2.6 10.0 12.7
January 4 4 29.3 8.5-19.1 44.6 2.4-7.2 33.3 1.4-2.4 57.1 20.9
February 8 6 30.0 3.8-14.2 27.1 1.3-5.8 22.9 0.8-2.0 41.7 9.8
March 2 1 25.0 4.0-13.6 29.4 0.0-4.0 0.0 2.4-3.2 75.0 10.4
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 27 20 27.0 0.8 2.3 3.1 1.8 0.1 0.9 1.6 0.6 2.9 0.2
Conference 14 11 29.1 0.6 2.0 2.6 1.2 0.0 1.1 1.3 0.9 3.4 0.3
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 11 7 28.5 0.7 2.1 2.8 1.9 0.2 0.9 1.8 0.5 3.5 0.3
Away 16 13 26.1 0.9 2.4 3.3 1.8 0.0 0.9 1.4 0.6 2.6 0.2
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 15 11 26.7 0.9 2.9 3.8 2.0 0.1 0.8 1.7 0.5 2.7 0.3
Losses 12 9 27.4 0.8 1.5 2.3 1.6 0.0 1.0 1.4 0.7 3.2 0.1
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November 7 3 24.1 1.3 3.3 4.6 2.9 0.1 0.7 2.7 0.3 2.4 0.1
December 6 6 25.7 0.8 1.8 2.7 2.0 0.2 0.5 1.0 0.5 2.3 0.2
January 4 4 29.3 0.5 1.8 2.3 1.5 0.0 1.8 1.3 1.4 4.5 0.3
February 8 6 30.0 0.6 2.3 2.9 1.1 0.0 1.0 1.5 0.7 3.1 0.4
March 2 1 25.0 0.5 1.5 2.0 1.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 1.0 2.5 0.0
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 27 20 730 22 62 84 49 2 24 43 0.6 79 6
Conference 14 11 407 8 28 36 17 0 16 18 0.9 48 4
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 11 7 313 8 23 31 21 2 10 20 0.5 38 3
Away 16 13 417 14 39 53 28 0 14 23 0.6 41 3
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 15 11 401 13 44 57 30 2 12 26 0.5 41 5
Losses 12 9 329 9 18 27 19 0 12 17 0.7 38 1
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November 7 3 169 9 23 32 20 1 5 19 0.3 17 1
December 6 6 154 5 11 16 12 1 3 6 0.5 14 1
January 4 4 117 2 7 9 6 0 7 5 1.4 18 1
February 8 6 240 5 18 23 9 0 8 12 0.7 25 3
March 2 1 50 1 3 4 2 0 1 1 1.0 5 0
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 27 20 27.0 1.2 3.4 4.6 2.7 0.1 1.3 2.4 0.6 4.3 0.3
Conference 14 11 29.1 0.8 2.8 3.5 1.7 0.0 1.6 1.8 0.9 4.7 0.4
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 11 7 28.5 1.0 2.9 4.0 2.7 0.3 1.3 2.6 0.5 4.9 0.4
Away 16 13 26.1 1.3 3.7 5.1 2.7 0.0 1.3 2.2 0.6 3.9 0.3
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 15 11 26.7 1.3 4.4 5.7 3.0 0.2 1.2 2.6 0.5 4.1 0.5
Losses 12 9 27.4 1.1 2.2 3.3 2.3 0.0 1.5 2.1 0.7 4.6 0.1
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November 7 3 24.1 2.1 5.4 7.6 4.7 0.2 1.2 4.5 0.3 4.0 0.2
December 6 6 25.7 1.3 2.9 4.2 3.1 0.3 0.8 1.6 0.5 3.6 0.3
January 4 4 29.3 0.7 2.4 3.1 2.1 0.0 2.4 1.7 1.4 6.2 0.3
February 8 6 30.0 0.8 3.0 3.8 1.5 0.0 1.3 2.0 0.7 4.2 0.5
March 2 1 25.0 0.8 2.4 3.2 1.6 0.0 0.8 0.8 1.0 4.0 0.0