Kevin Pangos was absolutely brilliant in this last home stand. One of my buddies summed it up quite nicely when he noted, "We are a much better team when Kevin Pangos doesn't miss." As obvious as that may seem, the stats seem to back it up. Looking just at his 3-point shooting here are some lines.
Home games (14):
46-93, 49.5%. 3.3 makes per game on 6.64 attempts per game.
Neutral Games (3):
3-11, 27.3%. 1.0 makes per game on 3.7 attempts. (note, this is heavily influenced by his 0-5 effort in the battle and is a relatively small sample).
Road Games (7):
9-37, 24.3%. 1.3 makes per game on 5.3 attempts per game.
So what does this tell us. First off, Pangos really likes the MAC. He has been unconscious, going 10-13 in the last two games (biggest home stand of the year). He lit up SMC, making all of Zag Nation giggle with glee. He has been pretty consistent, hitting at least one three in every single home game. Considering we play a decent majority of our games at home, this is a good sign.
Unfortunately, as a freshman Pangos hasn't quite learned to travel yet. He averages about 1.3 less attempts per game, and 2 less makes per game. He has hit some huge threes on the road but the consistency hasn't quite been there. Don't get me wrong, I love watching Pangos and have full faith in him, wherever he plays, but I am very interested to see how he performs in our final three road contests and Vegas. Gonzaga travels fantastically to the WCC, so the energy should be there.
Just putting out the stats, interested to see what you guys think. I know I'm looking forward to the rest of the year and the next three years. This kid can fill it up, no doubting that.