22 Desire Finnie
22 Desire Finnie
Height: 5-11
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Berkeley, Calif.
High School: Berkeley
Position: G/F
gp 29
pts/g 9.4
fg % 39.4
3pt % 32.6
ft % 74.5
reb/g 2.7
a/g 0.8

Sophomore (2015-16):
Desire Finnie emerged as a sophomore, earning All-West Coast Conference Honorable Mention accolades. In 30 games, she averaged 11.4 points with 3.9 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game. Shot 43 percent from the field, including 47 percent from inside the three-point arc. Started 18 games and averaged 13.1 points per game as a starter. Finnie tallied in double figures in 17 of 30 games, with five games scoring 20 or more points. Scored 12 points off the bench to spark Pacific’s win at North Carolina (Nov. 25) and added 17 off the bench at Gardner-Webb (No. 28). She connected on 9-of-12 from the field against San Jose State (Dec. 12) for 21 points. Finnie tallied a career-high 25 points with a career-high nine rebounds against San Francisco (Dec. 23) and added 22 at BYU (Jan. 2), 24 at Gonzaga on 9-of-14 shooting (Jan. 23) and 22 at home against Gonzaga (Feb. 20). Finnie hit the game-winning bucket in the Tigers’ home win against Gonzaga with 4.8 seconds to go in overtime. Finnie recorded a season-high five steals on two occasions, at BYU (Jan. 2) and against Santa Clara (Feb. 27). Handed out a career-high five assists at Pepperdine (Feb. 13).

Freshman (2014-15):
Played in 29 of 31 games for the Tigers as a freshman, averaging 4.4 points and 1.4 rebounds. Shot .427 from the field (44-of-103) and .829 from the free throw line (34-of-41). With 256 minutes (8.8 per game), averaged 19.8 points per 40 minutes. Finnie saw her playing time increase in the second half of the season, averaging 12.4 minutes in the final 13 games and 5.2 in the first 18. Averaged 9.0 points per game in the final seven games of the year. Finnie hit double-figures in scoring three times, including her first with 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting at Portland (Feb. 19). Added 12 points in the WNIT First Round against Sacramento State (Mar. 19), and scored a career-high 17 points against San Francisco (Feb. 28) on 7-of-10 shooting with a season-high five rebounds and two assists. Ripped four steals with eight points against Cal Maritime (Dec. 12).

High School:
Finnie, a 5-11, guard/forward, joined the Tigers from Berkeley High in Berkeley, Calif. MaxPreps rated her as a top 275 prospect nationally and a top 40 California prospect.

She helped lead the Yellow Jackets to NorCal championships the last three seasons, finishing as California runner-up in each year. Finnie scored 14 points with eight rebounds in the NorCal Regional Final. The standout defender earned All-East Bay honors from SFGate as a junior last season.

Personal:
The daughter of Matthew Finnie and Shambala Ferguson, has younger brother and two younger sisters. She is currently a Exploratory Major.

Recent Games
Feb 16 Portland L, 78-71
Feb 18 Gonzaga L, 74-58
Feb 23 Santa Clara L, 61-51
Feb 25 at Loyola Marymount L, 75-64
Mar 2 vs. Pepperdine W, 73-55
Mar 3 vs. Gonzaga L, 91-59
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 29 16
Games started 23 12
Minutes 565 316
Minutes per game 19.5 19.8
FG 102-259 58-144
FG Pct 39.4 40.3
3PT 29-89 12-43
3PT Pct 32.6 27.9
FT 41-55 17-24
FT Pct 74.5 70.8
Off rebounds 24 10
Def rebounds 53 27
Total rebounds 77 37
Rebounds per game 2.7 2.3
Personal fouls 55 39
Disqualifications 2 2
Assists 23 8
Turnovers 61 34
Assist to turnover ratio 0.4 0.2
Steals 39 22
Blocks 10 7
Points 274 145
Points per game 9.4 9.1
Points per 40 min 19.4 18.4
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Oct 30 Chico State L, 80-76 1 31 9-18 50.0 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 18
Nov 4 San Fran. St. W, 91-42 1 16 0-4 0.0 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 2
Nov 11 at #9 UCLA L, 82-55 1 26 7-17 41.2 2-7 28.6 1-1 100.0 17
Nov 13 UC Merced W, 111-50 1 6 0-1 0.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0
Nov 18 at San Jose State W, 99-96 1 24 5-14 35.7 2-6 33.3 3-4 75.0 15
Nov 21 UC Davis L, 95-87 1 17 4-7 57.1 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 8
Nov 25 Montana St. L, 72-66 1 18 5-9 55.6 4-6 66.7 0-0 - 14
Nov 26 Marquette L, 89-75 1 15 3-10 30.0 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 7
Dec 4 CSU Bakersfield W, 91-61 1 26 6-11 54.5 2-4 50.0 3-5 60.0 17
Dec 7 at Long Beach State L, 66-58 1 22 4-10 40.0 1-3 33.3 4-6 66.7 13
Dec 10 Fresno State L, 74-67 1 24 2-11 18.2 2-3 66.7 5-6 83.3 11
Dec 19 Northern Colorado L, 60-56 1 26 4-8 50.0 1-3 33.3 4-4 100.0 13
Dec 21 William Jessup W, 103-65 1 17 3-7 42.9 1-3 33.3 4-5 80.0 11
Dec 29 at Portland W, 84-74 1 17 6-10 60.0 3-7 42.9 2-2 100.0 17
Dec 31 at Gonzaga W, 65-63 1 30 11-18 61.1 0-4 0.0 1-1 100.0 23
Jan 5 San Diego W, 84-64 1 28 8-15 53.3 1-4 25.0 5-6 83.3 22
Jan 7 BYU L, 68-55 1 19 2-7 28.6 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 5
Jan 12 at Pepperdine L, 59-58 1 25 6-13 46.2 2-4 50.0 0-0 - 14
Jan 14 San Francisco W, 63-60 1 19 4-12 33.3 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 8
Jan 19 Saint Mary's L, 63-54 1 25 1-7 14.3 0-2 0.0 1-2 50.0 3
Jan 21 at BYU L, 68-50 1 21 3-7 42.9 0-1 0.0 2-4 50.0 8
Jan 26 Loyola Marymount L, 65-52 1 28 5-16 31.3 1-3 33.3 0-2 0.0 11
Jan 28 at San Francisco L, 67-64 1 12 2-4 50.0 2-3 66.7 0-0 - 6
Feb 2 at Saint Mary's L, 82-74 1 18 0-7 0.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0
Feb 4 Pepperdine W, 80-79 1 12 1-4 25.0 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 2
Feb 9 at San Diego L, 73-71 - - - - - - - - -
Feb 11 at Santa Clara L, 68-51 - - - - - - - - -
Feb 16 Portland L, 78-71 - 11 1-3 33.3 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 3
Feb 18 Gonzaga L, 74-58 - 22 4-10 40.0 1-2 50.0 1-1 100.0 10
Feb 23 Santa Clara L, 61-51 - 11 0-2 0.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0
Feb 25 at Loyola Marymount L, 75-64 - 18 4-9 44.4 0-3 0.0 5-6 83.3 13
Mar 2 vs. Pepperdine W, 73-55 - 12 1-8 12.5 1-6 16.7 0-0 - 3
Mar 3 vs. Gonzaga L, 91-59 - 16 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Oct 30 Chico State L, 80-76 1 31 1 5 6 0 3 0.0 3 0 2 0
Nov 4 San Fran. St. W, 91-42 1 16 0 3 3 0 3 0.0 1 0 1 0
Nov 11 at #9 UCLA L, 82-55 1 26 1 3 4 0 3 0.0 1 0 2 0
Nov 13 UC Merced W, 111-50 1 6 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
Nov 18 at San Jose State W, 99-96 1 24 3 2 5 3 2 1.5 0 0 2 -
Nov 21 UC Davis L, 95-87 1 17 1 4 5 3 2 1.5 0 1 2 -
Nov 25 Montana St. L, 72-66 1 18 0 4 4 0 0 - 1 0 0 0
Nov 26 Marquette L, 89-75 1 15 3 0 3 0 2 0.0 2 0 4 0
Dec 4 CSU Bakersfield W, 91-61 1 26 1 4 5 1 1 1.0 3 0 1 0
Dec 7 at Long Beach State L, 66-58 1 22 0 2 2 0 2 0.0 1 0 1 -
Dec 10 Fresno State L, 74-67 1 24 3 0 3 3 3 1.0 3 2 0 0
Dec 19 Northern Colorado L, 60-56 1 26 0 2 2 1 4 0.3 4 0 0 0
Dec 21 William Jessup W, 103-65 1 17 2 3 5 1 2 0.5 1 0 2 0
Dec 29 at Portland W, 84-74 1 17 0 2 2 0 0 - 0 0 1 0
Dec 31 at Gonzaga W, 65-63 1 30 0 1 1 0 2 0.0 3 0 3 0
Jan 5 San Diego W, 84-64 1 28 1 1 2 1 3 0.3 4 0 3 0
Jan 7 BYU L, 68-55 1 19 1 1 2 0 2 0.0 0 0 2 0
Jan 12 at Pepperdine L, 59-58 1 25 2 3 5 0 2 0.0 2 2 2 0
Jan 14 San Francisco W, 63-60 1 19 0 4 4 0 2 0.0 3 0 4 0
Jan 19 Saint Mary's L, 63-54 1 25 0 2 2 0 0 - 3 0 5 1
Jan 21 at BYU L, 68-50 1 21 2 1 3 1 4 0.3 0 0 2 0
Jan 26 Loyola Marymount L, 65-52 1 28 2 2 4 0 3 0.0 1 2 5 1
Jan 28 at San Francisco L, 67-64 1 12 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0
Feb 2 at Saint Mary's L, 82-74 1 18 0 2 2 3 2 1.5 1 2 3 0
Feb 4 Pepperdine W, 80-79 1 12 0 3 3 0 5 0.0 0 1 1 0
Feb 9 at San Diego L, 73-71 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 11 at Santa Clara L, 68-51 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 16 Portland L, 78-71 - 11 0 1 1 1 0 - 0 0 0 0
Feb 18 Gonzaga L, 74-58 - 22 1 1 2 1 3 0.3 4 0 3 0
Feb 23 Santa Clara L, 61-51 - 11 0 1 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 2 0
Feb 25 at Loyola Marymount L, 75-64 - 18 1 2 3 0 3 0.0 1 0 3 0
Mar 2 vs. Pepperdine W, 73-55 - 12 0 1 1 1 3 0.3 1 0 1 0
Mar 3 vs. Gonzaga L, 91-59 - 16 0 1 1 2 2 1.0 0 0 1 0
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2014-15 29 - 8.8 1.5-3.6 42.7 0.2-0.7 26.3 1.2-1.4 82.9 4.4
2015-16 30 18 20.8 4.3-10.0 43.0 0.7-2.3 29.4 2.1-2.9 73.3 11.4
2016-17 29 23 19.5 3.5-8.9 39.4 1.0-3.1 32.6 1.4-1.9 74.5 9.4
2017-18 31 16 19.8 4.2-9.6 43.6 0.7-2.0 33.3 2.4-2.9 81.1 11.4
Total 119 57 17.3 3.4-8.1 42.2 0.6-2.0 31.4 1.8-2.3 77.6 9.2
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2014-15 29 - 256 44-103 42.7 5-19 26.3 34-41 82.9 127
2015-16 30 18 625 129-300 43.0 20-68 29.4 63-86 73.3 341
2016-17 29 23 565 102-259 39.4 29-89 32.6 41-55 74.5 274
2017-18 31 16 615 130-298 43.6 21-63 33.3 73-90 81.1 354
Total 119 57 2061 405-960 42.2 75-239 31.4 211-272 77.6 1096
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2014-15 29 - 8.8 6.9-16.1 42.7 0.8-3.0 26.3 5.3-6.4 82.9 19.8
2015-16 30 18 20.8 8.3-19.2 43.0 1.3-4.4 29.4 4.0-5.5 73.3 21.8
2016-17 29 23 19.5 7.2-18.3 39.4 2.1-6.3 32.6 2.9-3.9 74.5 19.4
2017-18 31 16 19.8 8.5-19.4 43.6 1.4-4.1 33.3 4.7-5.9 81.1 23.0
Total 119 57 17.3 7.9-18.6 42.2 1.5-4.6 31.4 4.1-5.3 77.6 21.3
  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 29 - 8.8 0.5 0.9 1.4 1.3 0.0 0.3 0.6 0.5 0.9 0.0
2015-16 30 18 20.8 1.3 2.5 3.9 2.2 0.0 0.9 1.7 0.5 1.6 0.4
2016-17 29 23 19.5 0.8 1.8 2.7 1.9 0.1 0.8 2.1 0.4 1.3 0.3
2017-18 31 16 19.8 1.3 2.5 3.8 2.2 0.1 1.0 1.9 0.5 1.2 0.6
Total 119 57 17.3 1.0 2.0 3.0 1.9 0.0 0.8 1.6 0.5 1.3 0.4
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2014-15 29 - 256 15 26 41 39 1 9 17 0.5 26 1
2015-16 30 18 625 40 76 116 65 0 26 51 0.5 47 12
2016-17 29 23 565 24 53 77 55 2 23 61 0.4 39 10
2017-18 31 16 615 40 79 119 68 2 32 60 0.5 38 20
Total 119 57 2061 119 234 353 227 5 90 189 0.5 150 43
  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 29 - 8.8 2.3 4.1 6.4 6.1 0.2 1.4 2.7 0.5 4.1 0.2
2015-16 30 18 20.8 2.6 4.9 7.4 4.2 0.0 1.7 3.3 0.5 3.0 0.8
2016-17 29 23 19.5 1.7 3.8 5.5 3.9 0.1 1.6 4.3 0.4 2.8 0.7
2017-18 31 16 19.8 2.6 5.1 7.7 4.4 0.1 2.1 3.9 0.5 2.5 1.3
Total 119 57 17.3 2.3 4.5 6.9 4.4 0.1 1.7 3.7 0.5 2.9 0.8
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 29 23 19.5 3.5-8.9 39.4 1.0-3.1 32.6 1.4-1.9 74.5 9.4
Conference 16 12 19.8 3.6-9.0 40.3 0.8-2.7 27.9 1.1-1.5 70.8 9.1
Exhibition 2 2 23.5 4.5-11.0 40.9 0.0-1.0 0.0 1.0-1.0 100.0 10.0
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Home 17 14 19.1 3.1-8.2 37.9 0.9-2.6 36.4 1.4-1.8 74.2 8.5
Away 10 9 21.3 4.8-10.9 44.0 1.2-3.9 30.8 1.8-2.4 75.0 12.6
Neutral 2 - 14.0 0.5-5.0 10.0 0.5-3.0 16.7 0.0-0.0 - 1.5
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Wins 10 9 19.1 4.5-10.0 45.0 1.0-3.8 26.3 1.8-2.3 78.3 11.8
Losses 19 14 19.7 3.0-8.4 35.8 1.0-2.7 37.3 1.2-1.7 71.9 8.2
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November 6 6 17.7 4.0-9.7 41.4 1.5-4.0 37.5 0.7-0.8 80.0 10.2
December 7 7 23.1 5.1-10.7 48.0 1.4-3.9 37.0 3.3-4.1 79.3 15.0
January 8 8 22.1 3.9-10.1 38.3 0.9-2.6 33.3 1.0-1.8 57.1 9.6
February 6 2 15.3 1.7-5.8 28.6 0.3-1.8 18.2 1.0-1.2 85.7 4.7
March 2 - 14.0 0.5-5.0 10.0 0.5-3.0 16.7 0.0-0.0 - 1.5
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 29 23 565 102-259 39.4 29-89 32.6 41-55 74.5 274
Conference 16 12 316 58-144 40.3 12-43 27.9 17-24 70.8 145
Exhibition 2 2 47 9-22 40.9 0-2 0.0 2-2 100.0 20
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Home 17 14 324 53-140 37.9 16-44 36.4 23-31 74.2 145
Away 10 9 213 48-109 44.0 12-39 30.8 18-24 75.0 126
Neutral 2 - 28 1-10 10.0 1-6 16.7 0-0 - 3
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Wins 10 9 191 45-100 45.0 10-38 26.3 18-23 78.3 118
Losses 19 14 374 57-159 35.8 19-51 37.3 23-32 71.9 156
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November 6 6 106 24-58 41.4 9-24 37.5 4-5 80.0 61
December 7 7 162 36-75 48.0 10-27 37.0 23-29 79.3 105
January 8 8 177 31-81 38.3 7-21 33.3 8-14 57.1 77
February 6 2 92 10-35 28.6 2-11 18.2 6-7 85.7 28
March 2 - 28 1-10 10.0 1-6 16.7 0-0 - 3
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 29 23 19.5 7.2-18.3 39.4 2.1-6.3 32.6 2.9-3.9 74.5 19.4
Conference 16 12 19.8 7.3-18.2 40.3 1.5-5.4 27.9 2.2-3.0 70.8 18.4
Exhibition 2 2 23.5 7.7-18.7 40.9 0.0-1.7 0.0 1.7-1.7 100.0 17.0
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Home 17 14 19.1 6.5-17.3 37.9 2.0-5.4 36.4 2.8-3.8 74.2 17.9
Away 10 9 21.3 9.0-20.5 44.0 2.3-7.3 30.8 3.4-4.5 75.0 23.7
Neutral 2 - 14.0 1.4-14.3 10.0 1.4-8.6 16.7 0.0-0.0 - 4.3
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Wins 10 9 19.1 9.4-20.9 45.0 2.1-8.0 26.3 3.8-4.8 78.3 24.7
Losses 19 14 19.7 6.1-17.0 35.8 2.0-5.5 37.3 2.5-3.4 71.9 16.7
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November 6 6 17.7 9.1-21.9 41.4 3.4-9.1 37.5 1.5-1.9 80.0 23.0
December 7 7 23.1 8.9-18.5 48.0 2.5-6.7 37.0 5.7-7.2 79.3 25.9
January 8 8 22.1 7.0-18.3 38.3 1.6-4.7 33.3 1.8-3.2 57.1 17.4
February 6 2 15.3 4.3-15.2 28.6 0.9-4.8 18.2 2.6-3.0 85.7 12.2
March 2 - 14.0 1.4-14.3 10.0 1.4-8.6 16.7 0.0-0.0 - 4.3
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 29 23 19.5 0.8 1.8 2.7 1.9 0.1 0.8 2.1 0.4 1.3 0.3
Conference 16 12 19.8 0.6 1.7 2.3 2.4 0.1 0.5 2.1 0.2 1.4 0.4
Exhibition 2 2 23.5 0.5 4.0 4.5 1.5 0.0 0.0 3.0 0.0 2.0 0.0
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Home 17 14 19.1 0.9 1.9 2.8 2.0 0.1 0.7 2.1 0.3 1.7 0.4
Away 10 9 21.3 0.9 1.8 2.7 1.9 0.0 0.8 2.1 0.4 0.9 0.4
Neutral 2 - 14.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 1.5 2.5 0.6 0.5 0.0
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Wins 10 9 19.1 0.7 2.1 2.8 1.8 0.0 0.7 2.1 0.3 1.5 0.1
Losses 19 14 19.7 0.9 1.7 2.6 1.9 0.1 0.8 2.1 0.4 1.3 0.5
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November 6 6 17.7 1.3 2.2 3.5 1.7 0.0 1.0 1.7 0.6 0.7 0.2
December 7 7 23.1 0.9 2.0 2.9 1.1 0.0 0.9 2.0 0.4 2.1 0.3
January 8 8 22.1 1.0 1.8 2.8 2.9 0.3 0.4 2.1 0.2 1.6 0.5
February 6 2 15.3 0.3 1.7 2.0 2.0 0.0 0.8 2.5 0.3 1.0 0.5
March 2 - 14.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 1.5 2.5 0.6 0.5 0.0
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 29 23 565 24 53 77 55 2 23 61 0.4 39 10
Conference 16 12 316 10 27 37 39 2 8 34 0.2 22 7
Exhibition 2 2 47 1 8 9 3 0 0 6 0.0 4 0
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Home 17 14 324 15 33 48 34 2 12 35 0.3 29 6
Away 10 9 213 9 18 27 19 0 8 21 0.4 9 4
Neutral 2 - 28 0 2 2 2 0 3 5 0.6 1 0
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Wins 10 9 191 7 21 28 18 0 7 21 0.3 15 1
Losses 19 14 374 17 32 49 37 2 16 40 0.4 24 9
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November 6 6 106 8 13 21 10 0 6 10 0.6 4 1
December 7 7 162 6 14 20 8 0 6 14 0.4 15 2
January 8 8 177 8 14 22 23 2 3 17 0.2 13 4
February 6 2 92 2 10 12 12 0 5 15 0.3 6 3
March 2 - 28 0 2 2 2 0 3 5 0.6 1 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 29 23 19.5 1.7 3.8 5.5 3.9 0.1 1.6 4.3 0.4 2.8 0.7
Conference 16 12 19.8 1.3 3.4 4.7 4.9 0.3 1.0 4.3 0.2 2.8 0.9
Exhibition 2 2 23.5 0.9 6.8 7.7 2.6 0.0 0.0 5.1 0.0 3.4 0.0
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Home 17 14 19.1 1.9 4.1 5.9 4.2 0.2 1.5 4.3 0.3 3.6 0.7
Away 10 9 21.3 1.7 3.4 5.1 3.6 0.0 1.5 3.9 0.4 1.7 0.8
Neutral 2 - 14.0 0.0 2.9 2.9 2.9 0.0 4.3 7.1 0.6 1.4 0.0
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Wins 10 9 19.1 1.5 4.4 5.9 3.8 0.0 1.5 4.4 0.3 3.1 0.2
Losses 19 14 19.7 1.8 3.4 5.2 4.0 0.2 1.7 4.3 0.4 2.6 1.0
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November 6 6 17.7 3.0 4.9 7.9 3.8 0.0 2.3 3.8 0.6 1.5 0.4
December 7 7 23.1 1.5 3.5 4.9 2.0 0.0 1.5 3.5 0.4 3.7 0.5
January 8 8 22.1 1.8 3.2 5.0 5.2 0.5 0.7 3.8 0.2 2.9 0.9
February 6 2 15.3 0.9 4.3 5.2 5.2 0.0 2.2 6.5 0.3 2.6 1.3
March 2 - 14.0 0.0 2.9 2.9 2.9 0.0 4.3 7.1 0.6 1.4 0.0