44 Erica DeCandido
44 Erica DeCandido
Height: 5-11
Year: Jr.
Hometown: North Wales, Pa.
High School: Gwynedd Mercy Academy
Position: G/F
Major: Undecided
Dream Job: Bread maker
Activities/Clubs on Campus: Big Brother Big Sister
Favorite Place on Campus: 69 Brom
Favorite Professional Athlete: D'Brickashaw Ferguson
Favorite Pregame Meal: PB&J
Hobbies: Hanging out in Dewick, playing soccer
gp 31
pts/g 12.8
fg % 46.8
3pt % 24.3
ft % 84.9
reb/g 5.7
a/g 3.5

2018-19 (Junior): DeCandido earned First Team All-NESCAC honors and was named by D3hoops to Second Team All-Northeast Region for her efforts in her juniors campaign...she was a key piece in Tufts ending the year 28-3 overall, winning the 2019 NESCAC Championship, and reaching the NCAA "Elite Eight"...the junior averaged 12.8 points per game, which was tied for the highest average on the team, with teammate Jac Knapp...the forward shot 46.8% from the floor and proved to be tough to defend as she can beat a team from beyond the three-point line or driving it in the paint...DeCandido scored in double-figures in 20 games and netted a season-high 21 points on 9-11 from the floor in Tufts 80-42 win over Bridgewater State...she netted 14 and 17 points respectively in the Jumbos NESCAC Semifinal and Final victories over Amherst and Bowdoin...the junior led the team in rebounds per game with 5.7 and often looked to push the ball up the floor off the rebounds for the Jumbos...the forward was also the Jumbos best distributor as she dished out 3.5 assists per night...she was Tufts defensive rim protector as she blocked 1.0 shots per contest...DeCandido continued playing at an elite level in the NCAA Tournament as she averaged 14.3 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 2.0 blocks in the four games. She posted double-doubles in points and rebounds in the NCAA Tournament against Western New England and Messiah.

2017-18 (Sophomore): Member of the Jumbos team that finished the season 26-5 and advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals...played in 26 games for the Jumbos during the season and started in each game… was second on the team with 12.8 points per game… had an 82.5% free-throw percentage which was first on the team shooting 66-80 helping her place second all-time in career free-throw percentage… tied for second in minutes with 30.3 a game… scored a career high 24 points against UMASS.- Dartmouth in a 74-66 win, going 8-12 from the field in 38 minutes of play…had a 51.8% field goal percentage which led the team and was 17th in Tufts all-time history for field goal percentage in a season… compiled a total of 725 minutes throughout the course of the season… second on the team with 6.2 rebounds a game… collected a career high 13 rebounds in a win against Bates and had 10 ten or more rebounds in five games.

2016-17 (Freshman): Appeared in all 33 games off the bench, logging the most minutes of any reserve at 18.4 per game...checked into a single-season category of the program's record book, shooting 86.9 percent from the foul line (No. 5 slot) ...held the best free-throw percentage on the team...led all bench players in points (5.6), rebounds (3.2), assists (1.6) and steals (0.9) per game...grabbed five or more rebounds in 10 games...corralled a career-high eight boards during a 58-40 victory over visiting Williams in the first round of the NESCAC Tournament on Feb. 18...totaled 10 or more points in three games....dropped a career-high 18 points on 6-for-10 shooting from the floor and a 5-for-5 effort from the line during a 72-48 win at Connecticut College on Jan. 21. 

Before Tufts: Was on the basketball, soccer and track teams at Gwynedd Mercy Academy...was a All-State Second Team selection for basketball her senior year...was named the MVP of the Catholic League for basketball her senior year...was a First Team All-League selection for basketball her junior and senior years...named to the All-Intell Team for basketball her junoir and senior year...was an All-League First and Second Team selection for soccer her sophomore, junior and senior years...was an All-District Second Team honoree for soccer her junior year...First Team All-State selection for track and field in the long and triple jupmp and the 4x400 meter relay...was named the MVP of her track and field team her freshman, sophomore and senior years...was a 1,000 point scorer for her high school basketball team...winner of the "Outstanding Overall Senior Athlete" Award...member of the National Honor Society...was an Ambassador Board Member...winner of the School Spirit Award for her senior class...was on the honor roll all four years of high school...Distinguish Honors for History honoree.

Personal: Daughter of Cindy and Mike...has two sibings, Marisa (27) and Michael (24).

Recent Games
Feb 23 vs. Amherst W, 47-46
Feb 24 at Bowdoin W, 75-69
Mar 1 Western New Eng. W, 70-44
Mar 2 Haverford W, 52-46
Mar 8 vs. Messiah W, 55-41
Mar 9 at Scranton L, 44-40
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 31 10
Games started 31 10
Minutes 841 294
Minutes per game 27.1 29.4
FG 140-299 39-98
FG Pct 46.8 39.8
3PT 9-37 3-12
3PT Pct 24.3 25.0
FT 107-126 55-63
FT Pct 84.9 87.3
Off rebounds 57 13
Def rebounds 120 38
Total rebounds 177 51
Rebounds per game 5.7 5.1
Personal fouls 74 26
Disqualifications 1 -
Assists 108 30
Turnovers 61 18
Assist to turnover ratio 1.8 1.7
Steals 46 15
Blocks 31 6
Points 396 136
Points per game 12.8 13.6
Points per 40 min 18.8 18.5
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 16 vs. Springfield W, 89-51 1 29 8-13 61.5 0-1 0.0 3-3 100.0 19
Nov 17 vs. Lasell W, 90-30 1 14 4-9 44.4 0-1 0.0 1-1 100.0 9
Nov 20 Skidmore W, 78-41 1 23 3-4 75.0 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 8
Nov 25 Brandeis W, 110-63 1 17 5-8 62.5 1-3 33.3 2-4 50.0 13
Nov 30 vs. New England Col. W, 90-34 1 16 6-8 75.0 0-1 0.0 2-2 100.0 14
Dec 1 vs. Williams W, 67-41 1 27 4-10 40.0 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 8
Dec 4 Bridgewater St. W, 80-42 1 23 9-11 81.8 0-0 - 3-3 100.0 21
Dec 8 at U. of New England W, 85-59 1 30 3-8 37.5 0-0 - 6-6 100.0 12
Dec 11 Emerson W, 88-42 1 19 3-5 60.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 6
Dec 29 vs. Suffolk W, 66-34 1 27 8-14 57.1 1-2 50.0 1-1 100.0 18
Dec 30 vs. Rowan W, 78-38 1 19 2-3 66.7 0-0 - 4-5 80.0 8
Jan 4 Colby W, 79-62 1 22 7-12 58.3 1-1 100.0 3-7 42.9 18
Jan 5 Bowdoin L, 82-63 1 36 5-13 38.5 0-3 0.0 10-10 100.0 20
Jan 11 at Williams W, 60-39 1 29 5-12 41.7 0-1 0.0 3-3 100.0 13
Jan 12 at Middlebury W, 74-58 1 31 5-9 55.6 1-2 50.0 7-8 87.5 18
Jan 16 Worcester St. W, 65-49 1 27 5-10 50.0 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 12
Jan 19 Bates W, 72-51 1 21 3-5 60.0 1-1 100.0 5-5 100.0 12
Jan 22 WPI W, 68-31 1 22 2-7 28.6 0-2 0.0 3-4 75.0 7
Jan 25 at Connecticut Col. W, 66-45 1 35 4-13 30.8 0-0 - 10-12 83.3 18
Jan 26 at Wesleyan (Conn.) W, 71-48 1 29 2-7 28.6 0-1 0.0 2-2 100.0 6
Feb 1 Amherst L, 50-40 1 37 1-10 10.0 0-2 0.0 10-11 90.9 12
Feb 2 Hamilton W, 79-44 1 22 4-6 66.7 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 10
Feb 6 at Babson W, 80-61 1 27 4-11 36.4 1-3 33.3 0-2 0.0 9
Feb 10 Trinity (Conn.) W, 60-48 1 32 3-11 27.3 0-1 0.0 3-3 100.0 9
Feb 16 Williams W, 75-51 1 28 4-9 44.4 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 8
Feb 23 vs. Amherst W, 47-46 1 34 5-12 41.7 0-2 0.0 4-4 100.0 14
Feb 24 at Bowdoin W, 75-69 1 31 7-11 63.6 0-1 0.0 3-4 75.0 17
Mar 1 Western New Eng. W, 70-44 1 27 5-11 45.5 0-1 0.0 3-4 75.0 13
Mar 2 Haverford W, 52-46 1 39 6-10 60.0 1-1 100.0 7-10 70.0 20
Mar 8 vs. Messiah W, 55-41 1 38 5-14 35.7 1-2 50.0 4-4 100.0 15
Mar 9 at Scranton L, 44-40 1 30 3-13 23.1 1-2 50.0 2-2 100.0 9
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 16 vs. Springfield W, 89-51 1 29 3 3 6 6 1 6.0 0 2 2 -
Nov 17 vs. Lasell W, 90-30 1 14 4 5 9 3 2 1.5 0 1 1 -
Nov 20 Skidmore W, 78-41 1 23 3 3 6 5 3 1.7 1 1 3 -
Nov 25 Brandeis W, 110-63 1 17 1 0 1 2 0 - 2 1 2 -
Nov 30 vs. New England Col. W, 90-34 1 16 1 4 5 2 0 - 3 1 1 -
Dec 1 vs. Williams W, 67-41 1 27 1 5 6 2 3 0.7 3 2 3 -
Dec 4 Bridgewater St. W, 80-42 1 23 3 6 9 3 2 1.5 2 0 0 -
Dec 8 at U. of New England W, 85-59 1 30 2 6 8 5 2 2.5 2 2 2 -
Dec 11 Emerson W, 88-42 1 19 1 4 5 6 2 3.0 3 0 2 -
Dec 29 vs. Suffolk W, 66-34 1 27 1 4 5 4 1 4.0 3 0 2 -
Dec 30 vs. Rowan W, 78-38 1 19 2 4 6 6 1 6.0 1 0 3 -
Jan 4 Colby W, 79-62 1 22 0 3 3 2 2 1.0 4 0 4 -
Jan 5 Bowdoin L, 82-63 1 36 0 3 3 3 4 0.8 0 0 3 -
Jan 11 at Williams W, 60-39 1 29 0 4 4 1 0 - 2 0 2 -
Jan 12 at Middlebury W, 74-58 1 31 0 5 5 4 3 1.3 1 1 3 -
Jan 16 Worcester St. W, 65-49 1 27 1 4 5 5 5 1.0 2 1 4 -
Jan 19 Bates W, 72-51 1 21 3 2 5 3 2 1.5 1 1 1 -
Jan 22 WPI W, 68-31 1 22 0 3 3 2 2 1.0 2 2 1 -
Jan 25 at Connecticut Col. W, 66-45 1 35 1 6 7 1 0 - 3 2 3 -
Jan 26 at Wesleyan (Conn.) W, 71-48 1 29 3 7 10 4 3 1.3 1 2 1 -
Feb 1 Amherst L, 50-40 1 37 3 4 7 4 0 - 1 0 4 -
Feb 2 Hamilton W, 79-44 1 22 2 1 3 4 1 4.0 1 0 2 -
Feb 6 at Babson W, 80-61 1 27 2 2 4 1 1 1.0 0 2 3 -
Feb 10 Trinity (Conn.) W, 60-48 1 32 1 3 4 4 3 1.3 1 0 3 -
Feb 16 Williams W, 75-51 1 28 3 3 6 8 3 2.7 1 0 1 -
Feb 23 vs. Amherst W, 47-46 1 34 5 4 9 1 3 0.3 2 1 3 -
Feb 24 at Bowdoin W, 75-69 1 31 1 0 1 5 4 1.3 2 1 3 -
Mar 1 Western New Eng. W, 70-44 1 27 2 8 10 3 1 3.0 0 1 2 -
Mar 2 Haverford W, 52-46 1 39 3 3 6 5 4 1.3 1 1 3 -
Mar 8 vs. Messiah W, 55-41 1 38 3 7 10 4 0 - 0 2 2 -
Mar 9 at Scranton L, 44-40 1 30 2 4 6 0 3 0.0 1 4 5 1
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2016-17 33 - 18.4 2.0-4.7 42.2 0.1-0.5 18.8 1.6-1.8 86.9 5.6
2017-18 26 26 27.9 4.9-9.5 51.6 0.5-1.3 35.3 2.5-3.1 82.5 12.8
2018-19 31 31 27.1 4.5-9.6 46.8 0.3-1.2 24.3 3.5-4.1 84.9 12.8
Total 90 57 24.1 3.7-7.8 47.5 0.3-1.0 27.6 2.5-3.0 84.6 10.2
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2016-17 33 - 607 65-154 42.2 3-16 18.8 53-61 86.9 186
2017-18 26 26 725 127-246 51.6 12-34 35.3 66-80 82.5 332
2018-19 31 31 841 140-299 46.8 9-37 24.3 107-126 84.9 396
Total 90 57 2173 332-699 47.5 24-87 27.6 226-267 84.6 914
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2016-17 33 - 18.4 4.3-10.1 42.2 0.2-1.1 18.8 3.5-4.0 86.9 12.3
2017-18 26 26 27.9 7.0-13.6 51.6 0.7-1.9 35.3 3.6-4.4 82.5 18.3
2018-19 31 31 27.1 6.7-14.2 46.8 0.4-1.8 24.3 5.1-6.0 84.9 18.8
Total 90 57 24.1 6.1-12.9 47.5 0.4-1.6 27.6 4.2-4.9 84.6 16.8
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2016-17 33 - 18.4 1.8 1.3 3.2 1.8 0.1 1.6 0.8 1.9 0.9 0.1
2017-18 26 26 27.9 3.0 3.2 6.2 2.5 0.1 2.1 1.5 1.4 1.4 0.5
2018-19 31 31 27.1 1.8 3.9 5.7 2.4 0.0 3.5 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.0
Total 90 57 24.1 2.2 2.7 4.9 2.2 0.1 2.4 1.4 1.7 1.2 0.5
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2016-17 33 - 607 61 44 105 59 2 52 27 1.9 30 3
2017-18 26 26 725 79 83 162 66 2 55 38 1.4 36 13
2018-19 31 31 841 57 120 177 74 1 108 61 1.8 46 31
Total 90 57 2173 197 247 444 199 5 215 126 1.7 112 47
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2016-17 33 - 18.4 4.0 2.9 6.9 3.9 0.1 3.4 1.8 1.9 2.0 0.2
2017-18 26 26 27.9 4.4 4.6 8.9 3.6 0.1 3.0 2.1 1.4 2.0 0.7
2018-19 31 31 27.1 2.7 5.7 8.4 3.5 0.0 5.1 2.9 1.8 2.2 1.5
Total 90 57 24.1 3.6 4.5 8.2 3.7 0.1 4.0 2.3 1.7 2.1 0.9
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 31 31 27.1 4.5-9.6 46.8 0.3-1.2 24.3 3.5-4.1 84.9 12.8
Conference 10 10 29.4 3.9-9.8 39.8 0.3-1.2 25.0 5.5-6.3 87.3 13.6
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 15 15 26.3 4.3-8.8 49.2 0.3-1.1 25.0 3.7-4.5 82.1 12.6
Away 8 8 30.3 4.1-10.5 39.3 0.4-1.2 30.0 4.1-4.9 84.6 12.8
Neutral 8 8 25.5 5.2-10.4 50.6 0.2-1.4 18.2 2.4-2.5 95.0 13.1
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Wins 28 28 26.4 4.7-9.4 49.8 0.3-1.1 26.7 3.0-3.7 82.5 12.7
Losses 3 3 34.3 3.0-12.0 25.0 0.3-2.3 14.3 7.3-7.7 95.7 13.7
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November 5 5 19.8 5.2-8.4 61.9 0.2-1.2 16.7 2.0-2.4 83.3 12.6
December 6 6 24.2 4.8-8.5 56.9 0.2-0.7 25.0 2.3-2.5 93.3 12.2
January 9 9 28.0 4.2-9.8 43.2 0.3-1.2 27.3 5.0-5.9 84.9 13.8
February 7 7 30.1 4.0-10.0 40.0 0.1-1.4 10.0 3.1-3.7 84.6 11.3
March 4 4 33.5 4.8-12.0 39.6 0.8-1.5 50.0 4.0-5.0 80.0 14.3
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 31 31 841 140-299 46.8 9-37 24.3 107-126 84.9 396
Conference 10 10 294 39-98 39.8 3-12 25.0 55-63 87.3 136
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 15 15 395 65-132 49.2 4-16 25.0 55-67 82.1 189
Away 8 8 242 33-84 39.3 3-10 30.0 33-39 84.6 102
Neutral 8 8 204 42-83 50.6 2-11 18.2 19-20 95.0 105
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Wins 28 28 738 131-263 49.8 8-30 26.7 85-103 82.5 355
Losses 3 3 103 9-36 25.0 1-7 14.3 22-23 95.7 41
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November 5 5 99 26-42 61.9 1-6 16.7 10-12 83.3 63
December 6 6 145 29-51 56.9 1-4 25.0 14-15 93.3 73
January 9 9 252 38-88 43.2 3-11 27.3 45-53 84.9 124
February 7 7 211 28-70 40.0 1-10 10.0 22-26 84.6 79
March 4 4 134 19-48 39.6 3-6 50.0 16-20 80.0 57
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 31 31 27.1 6.7-14.2 46.8 0.4-1.8 24.3 5.1-6.0 84.9 18.8
Conference 10 10 29.4 5.3-13.3 39.8 0.4-1.6 25.0 7.5-8.6 87.3 18.5
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 15 15 26.3 6.6-13.4 49.2 0.4-1.6 25.0 5.6-6.8 82.1 19.1
Away 8 8 30.3 5.5-13.9 39.3 0.5-1.7 30.0 5.5-6.4 84.6 16.9
Neutral 8 8 25.5 8.2-16.3 50.6 0.4-2.2 18.2 3.7-3.9 95.0 20.6
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Wins 28 28 26.4 7.1-14.3 49.8 0.4-1.6 26.7 4.6-5.6 82.5 19.2
Losses 3 3 34.3 3.5-14.0 25.0 0.4-2.7 14.3 8.5-8.9 95.7 15.9
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November 5 5 19.8 10.5-17.0 61.9 0.4-2.4 16.7 4.0-4.8 83.3 25.5
December 6 6 24.2 8.0-14.1 56.9 0.3-1.1 25.0 3.9-4.1 93.3 20.1
January 9 9 28.0 6.0-14.0 43.2 0.5-1.7 27.3 7.1-8.4 84.9 19.7
February 7 7 30.1 5.3-13.3 40.0 0.2-1.9 10.0 4.2-4.9 84.6 15.0
March 4 4 33.5 5.7-14.3 39.6 0.9-1.8 50.0 4.8-6.0 80.0 17.0
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 31 31 27.1 1.8 3.9 5.7 2.4 0.0 3.5 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.0
Conference 10 10 29.4 1.3 3.8 5.1 2.6 - 3.0 1.8 1.7 1.5 0.6
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 15 15 26.3 1.7 3.3 5.1 2.3 - 3.9 2.3 1.7 1.5 0.5
Away 8 8 30.3 1.4 4.3 5.6 2.8 0.1 2.6 2.0 1.3 1.5 1.8
Neutral 8 8 25.5 2.5 4.5 7.0 2.1 - 3.5 1.4 2.5 1.5 1.1
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Wins 28 28 26.4 1.9 3.9 5.8 2.2 - 3.6 1.9 1.9 1.6 1.0
Losses 3 3 34.3 1.7 3.7 5.3 4.0 0.3 2.3 2.3 1.0 0.7 1.3
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November 5 5 19.8 2.4 3.0 5.4 1.8 - 3.6 1.2 3.0 1.2 1.2
December 6 6 24.2 1.7 4.8 6.5 2.0 - 4.3 1.8 2.4 2.3 0.7
January 9 9 28.0 0.9 4.1 5.0 2.4 - 2.8 2.3 1.2 1.8 1.0
February 7 7 30.1 2.4 2.4 4.9 2.7 - 3.9 2.1 1.8 1.1 0.6
March 4 4 33.5 2.5 5.5 8.0 3.0 0.3 3.0 2.0 1.5 0.5 2.0
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 31 31 841 57 120 177 74 1 108 61 1.8 46 31
Conference 10 10 294 13 38 51 26 - 30 18 1.7 15 6
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 15 15 395 26 50 76 35 - 59 34 1.7 22 8
Away 8 8 242 11 34 45 22 1 21 16 1.3 12 14
Neutral 8 8 204 20 36 56 17 - 28 11 2.5 12 9
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Wins 28 28 738 52 109 161 62 - 101 54 1.9 44 27
Losses 3 3 103 5 11 16 12 1 7 7 1.0 2 4
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November 5 5 99 12 15 27 9 - 18 6 3.0 6 6
December 6 6 145 10 29 39 12 - 26 11 2.4 14 4
January 9 9 252 8 37 45 22 - 25 21 1.2 16 9
February 7 7 211 17 17 34 19 - 27 15 1.8 8 4
March 4 4 134 10 22 32 12 1 12 8 1.5 2 8
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 31 31 27.1 2.7 5.7 8.4 3.5 0.0 5.1 2.9 1.8 2.2 1.5
Conference 10 10 29.4 1.8 5.2 6.9 3.5 0.0 4.1 2.4 1.7 2.0 0.8
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 15 15 26.3 2.6 5.1 7.7 3.5 0.0 6.0 3.4 1.7 2.2 0.8
Away 8 8 30.3 1.8 5.6 7.4 3.6 0.2 3.5 2.6 1.3 2.0 2.3
Neutral 8 8 25.5 3.9 7.1 11.0 3.3 0.0 5.5 2.2 2.5 2.4 1.8
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Wins 28 28 26.4 2.8 5.9 8.7 3.4 0.0 5.5 2.9 1.9 2.4 1.5
Losses 3 3 34.3 1.9 4.3 6.2 4.7 0.4 2.7 2.7 1.0 0.8 1.6
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November 5 5 19.8 4.8 6.1 10.9 3.6 0.0 7.3 2.4 3.0 2.4 2.4
December 6 6 24.2 2.8 8.0 10.8 3.3 0.0 7.2 3.0 2.4 3.9 1.1
January 9 9 28.0 1.3 5.9 7.1 3.5 0.0 4.0 3.3 1.2 2.5 1.4
February 7 7 30.1 3.2 3.2 6.4 3.6 0.0 5.1 2.8 1.8 1.5 0.8
March 4 4 33.5 3.0 6.6 9.6 3.6 0.3 3.6 2.4 1.5 0.6 2.4