5 Yaktavia Hickson
5 - Yaktavia Hickson
Height: 5-11
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Stone Mountian, Ga.
High School: Columbia HS
Position: G
Major: EXPW / Fitness and Wellness
gp 30
pts/g 16.9
fg % 43.5
3pt % 32.3
ft % 84.7
reb/g 4.0
a/g 1.6

In 2016-17 (Junior): Hickson led the Golden Eagles in scoring all season long, ending the year averaging 16.9 points per game in overall and OVC only contests...saw action in all 30 of Tech's contests, including 29 starts...scored in double-figures for 23 of the 30 contests, including 10, 20+-point games and three 30+-point showings...recorded two double-doubles; her first at Southeast Missouri (Dec. 29, 2016; 30 points and 12 rebounds) and her second versus Eastern Kentucky (Jan. 28, 2017; 14 points and 10 boards)...tallied a career-best 37 points at Belmont on Jan. 21, 2017...ended the season averaging 30.2 minutes and 4.0 rebounds per contest...shot a team-best 84.7 percent from the free throw line...shot 43.5 percent from the floor and 32.3 percent from downtown...set career-highs in rebounds (12 at SEMO; 12/29/16), assists (6 vs. UT Martin; 2/1/17), and steals (5 vs. Austin Peay; 1/5/17)...named to the All-OVC first team.

In 2015-16 (Sophomore): Played in 27 games, including 21 starts... set a career-high 23 points against Belmont (1/30) where she also played a career-high 30 minutes... Grabbed a career-best seven rebounds at Jacksonville State (2/6) and posted a career-high six assists against Martin Methodist (11/10)... Scored in double-figures 10 times... averaged 8.1 points and 2.4 boards per game...her 85.7 free throw percentage (42 FTM-49 FTA) placed her second in the Tech record books for free throw percentage in a season.

In 2014-15 (Freshman): Shug played in 29 games, including making nine starts … made her first career-start against Clemson (12/6), where she recorded her career-high 36 minutes, and swiped a career-high two blocks… also had two blocks against Jacksonville State, as well as a career-high 13 points (2/14)…grabbed a career-best six rebounds against Morgan State (12/21) … scored in double figures seven times … averaged 6.3 points per game.

High School: Yaktavia was part of back-to-back Georgia state championship teams in 2012 and 2013 in Class AAAA … during her junior season, she averaged 15.6 points, 3.9 steals, and 2.7 assists … was recognized as a Top 20 player and Player of the Month in January 2013 by the Dekalb County Tip-Off Club … was one of just two Georgia players to be named to the Prospect Nation’s Elite 150 players ... maintained a 3.6 GPA, and was an Honors and Distinction student … was a participant in the Magnet Program and the Youth Entrepreneurship of Georgia Program.

Personal: Yaktavia is the daughter of Ronald Simpson and Angela Hickson (Michael Wiley) ... full name Yaktavia Shonkevia Hickson … prefers to be called ‘Shug’ … born September 15, 1995.

Academics: Yaktavia is majoring in EXPW / Fitness and Wellness with a concentration in Sports Administration...named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll twice.

Recent Games
Feb 8 at Tennessee State W, 72-59
Feb 11 Belmont L, 85-66
Feb 18 at Jacksonville State L, 57-44
Feb 20 Morehead State L, 81-52
Feb 25 at Eastern Kentucky L, 78-65
Mar 2 vs. SIUE L, 77-69
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 30 16
Games started 29 16
Minutes 905 504
Minutes per game 30.2 31.5
FG 176-405 100-226
FG Pct 43.5 44.2
3PT 40-124 22-70
3PT Pct 32.3 31.4
FT 116-137 49-61
FT Pct 84.7 80.3
Off rebounds 36 21
Def rebounds 85 55
Total rebounds 121 76
Rebounds per game 4.0 4.8
Personal fouls 98 50
Disqualifications 6 4
Assists 49 26
Turnovers 93 43
Assist to turnover ratio 0.5 0.6
Steals 29 20
Blocks 8 5
Points 508 271
Points per game 16.9 16.9
Points per 40 min 22.5 21.5
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 7 North Alabama W, 72-53 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 Wright State L, 65-54 1 31 4-14 28.6 0-3 0.0 4-5 80.0 12
Nov 14 Tennessee Wesleyan W, 54-41 1 30 7-11 63.6 1-2 50.0 2-3 66.7 17
Nov 17 UNCG L, 65-59 1 32 5-16 31.3 2-8 25.0 5-6 83.3 17
Nov 19 Middle Tennessee L, 73-62 1 19 7-9 77.8 1-1 100.0 1-2 50.0 16
Nov 23 at Radford L, 79-46 1 21 2-7 28.6 2-4 50.0 5-6 83.3 11
Nov 25 at UNC Asheville L, 77-65 1 28 7-14 50.0 2-3 66.7 7-8 87.5 23
Nov 29 at Winthrop W, 73-50 1 34 7-13 53.8 0-4 0.0 5-7 71.4 19
Dec 2 at Cincinnati L, 60-38 1 23 0-9 0.0 0-4 0.0 0-0 - 0
Dec 4 Northern Kentucky W, 55-40 1 32 3-13 23.1 1-3 33.3 2-2 100.0 9
Dec 11 East Tennessee State L, 82-76 1 31 6-20 30.0 0-3 0.0 9-9 100.0 21
Dec 14 at IUPUI L, 77-63 1 18 4-9 44.4 2-3 66.7 2-2 100.0 12
Dec 18 at Vanderbilt L, 89-57 - 33 9-17 52.9 2-6 33.3 11-11 100.0 31
Dec 21 at Lipscomb L, 71-69 1 35 7-14 50.0 1-2 50.0 9-10 90.0 24
Dec 29 at Southeast Missouri W, 74-63 1 38 13-23 56.5 4-9 44.4 0-0 - 30
Dec 31 at SIUE L, 60-49 1 23 3-11 27.3 0-4 0.0 1-2 50.0 7
Jan 5 Austin Peay L, 87-84 1 39 6-16 37.5 2-6 33.3 3-4 75.0 17
Jan 7 Murray State W, 72-54 1 17 4-11 36.4 0-2 0.0 1-1 100.0 9
Jan 14 Jacksonville State W, 56-54 1 19 6-8 75.0 0-1 0.0 2-3 66.7 14
Jan 18 Tennessee State W, 64-59 1 36 7-16 43.8 1-4 25.0 0-0 - 15
Jan 21 at Belmont L, 89-76 1 40 12-25 48.0 1-3 33.3 12-13 92.3 37
Jan 25 at Morehead State L, 79-65 1 35 4-16 25.0 1-2 50.0 9-10 90.0 18
Jan 28 Eastern Kentucky W, 53-51 1 37 4-7 57.1 2-2 100.0 4-4 100.0 14
Feb 1 UT Martin W, 81-71 1 40 8-13 61.5 1-5 20.0 2-2 100.0 19
Feb 4 at Eastern Illinois L, 54-46 1 18 3-9 33.3 2-4 50.0 0-0 - 8
Feb 8 at Tennessee State W, 72-59 1 35 6-14 42.9 3-5 60.0 9-13 69.2 24
Feb 11 Belmont L, 85-66 1 35 9-19 47.4 3-9 33.3 3-5 60.0 24
Feb 18 at Jacksonville State L, 57-44 1 22 2-7 28.6 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 5
Feb 20 Morehead State L, 81-52 1 31 4-12 33.3 0-5 0.0 0-0 - 8
Feb 25 at Eastern Kentucky L, 78-65 1 39 9-19 47.4 1-7 14.3 3-4 75.0 22
Mar 2 vs. SIUE L, 77-69 1 34 8-13 61.5 4-8 50.0 5-5 100.0 25
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 7 North Alabama W, 72-53 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 Wright State L, 65-54 1 31 0 4 4 1 2 0.5 0 0 2 0
Nov 14 Tennessee Wesleyan W, 54-41 1 30 1 0 1 0 5 0.0 2 0 4 0
Nov 17 UNCG L, 65-59 1 32 3 1 4 3 2 1.5 0 0 2 0
Nov 19 Middle Tennessee L, 73-62 1 19 0 3 3 0 4 0.0 1 1 4 0
Nov 23 at Radford L, 79-46 1 21 0 2 2 1 4 0.3 1 0 5 1
Nov 25 at UNC Asheville L, 77-65 1 28 5 0 5 0 2 0.0 1 0 4 0
Nov 29 at Winthrop W, 73-50 1 34 0 7 7 4 4 1.0 0 0 2 0
Dec 2 at Cincinnati L, 60-38 1 23 1 1 2 2 4 0.5 0 1 3 0
Dec 4 Northern Kentucky W, 55-40 1 32 0 3 3 2 4 0.5 2 0 3 0
Dec 11 East Tennessee State L, 82-76 1 31 1 0 1 3 2 1.5 0 0 5 1
Dec 14 at IUPUI L, 77-63 1 18 0 2 2 1 3 0.3 0 0 3 -
Dec 18 at Vanderbilt L, 89-57 - 33 1 3 4 0 5 0.0 2 0 4 0
Dec 21 at Lipscomb L, 71-69 1 35 0 2 2 3 6 0.5 0 0 3 -
Dec 29 at Southeast Missouri W, 74-63 1 38 1 11 12 4 2 2.0 0 1 1 0
Dec 31 at SIUE L, 60-49 1 23 2 5 7 1 5 0.2 1 0 5 1
Jan 5 Austin Peay L, 87-84 1 39 5 0 5 0 7 0.0 5 0 5 1
Jan 7 Murray State W, 72-54 1 17 0 2 2 0 1 0.0 1 1 4 0
Jan 14 Jacksonville State W, 56-54 1 19 0 2 2 0 3 0.0 1 0 4 0
Jan 18 Tennessee State W, 64-59 1 36 2 4 6 2 2 1.0 3 1 0 0
Jan 21 at Belmont L, 89-76 1 40 1 6 7 1 0 - 3 0 4 0
Jan 25 at Morehead State L, 79-65 1 35 1 5 6 2 2 1.0 1 0 3 0
Jan 28 Eastern Kentucky W, 53-51 1 37 2 8 10 2 6 0.3 2 1 2 0
Feb 1 UT Martin W, 81-71 1 40 1 1 2 6 3 2.0 0 0 1 0
Feb 4 at Eastern Illinois L, 54-46 1 18 0 1 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 5 1
Feb 8 at Tennessee State W, 72-59 1 35 1 4 5 2 1 2.0 0 0 3 0
Feb 11 Belmont L, 85-66 1 35 0 1 1 2 2 1.0 0 1 3 0
Feb 18 at Jacksonville State L, 57-44 1 22 1 0 1 0 3 0.0 0 0 5 1
Feb 20 Morehead State L, 81-52 1 31 2 2 4 3 3 1.0 2 0 3 0
Feb 25 at Eastern Kentucky L, 78-65 1 39 2 3 5 1 1 1.0 1 0 2 0
Mar 2 vs. SIUE L, 77-69 1 34 3 2 5 3 3 1.0 0 1 4 0
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2014-15 29 9 17.9 2.4-5.8 41.4 0.6-2.1 25.8 0.9-1.4 67.5 6.3
2015-16 27 21 22.2 2.8-7.1 38.9 1.0-3.2 32.2 1.6-1.8 85.7 8.1
2016-17 30 29 30.2 5.9-13.5 43.5 1.3-4.1 32.3 3.9-4.6 84.7 16.9
2017-18 29 29 30.0 4.3-10.7 40.5 0.8-3.1 25.8 2.5-3.0 82.8 11.9
Total 115 88 25.2 3.9-9.4 41.4 0.9-3.1 29.6 2.2-2.7 82.1 10.9
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2014-15 29 9 518 70-169 41.4 16-62 25.8 27-40 67.5 183
2015-16 27 21 600 75-193 38.9 28-87 32.2 42-49 85.7 220
2016-17 30 29 905 176-405 43.5 40-124 32.3 116-137 84.7 508
2017-18 29 29 870 125-309 40.5 23-89 25.8 72-87 82.8 345
Total 115 88 2893 446-1076 41.4 107-362 29.6 257-313 82.1 1256
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2014-15 29 9 17.9 5.4-13.1 41.4 1.2-4.8 25.8 2.1-3.1 67.5 14.1
2015-16 27 21 22.2 5.0-12.9 38.9 1.9-5.8 32.2 2.8-3.3 85.7 14.7
2016-17 30 29 30.2 7.8-17.9 43.5 1.8-5.5 32.3 5.1-6.1 84.7 22.5
2017-18 29 29 30.0 5.7-14.2 40.5 1.1-4.1 25.8 3.3-4.0 82.8 15.9
Total 115 88 25.2 6.2-14.9 41.4 1.5-5.0 29.6 3.6-4.3 82.1 17.4
  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 9 17.9 0.3 1.4 1.7 2.4 0.0 1.1 2.6 0.4 0.9 0.2
2015-16 27 21 22.2 0.4 2.1 2.4 2.7 0.0 2.1 2.6 0.8 0.9 0.2
2016-17 30 29 30.2 1.2 2.8 4.0 3.3 0.2 1.6 3.1 0.5 1.0 0.3
2017-18 29 29 30.0 1.8 4.2 6.0 3.3 0.2 1.3 3.4 0.4 1.2 0.5
Total 115 88 25.2 0.9 2.6 3.6 2.9 0.1 1.5 2.9 0.5 1.0 0.3
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2014-15 29 9 518 9 41 50 70 1 33 75 0.4 27 6
2015-16 27 21 600 10 56 66 72 0 57 70 0.8 25 5
2016-17 30 29 905 36 85 121 98 6 49 93 0.5 29 8
2017-18 29 29 870 51 122 173 95 6 37 99 0.4 36 15
Total 115 88 2893 106 304 410 335 13 176 337 0.5 117 34
  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 9 17.9 0.7 3.2 3.9 5.4 0.1 2.5 5.8 0.4 2.1 0.5
2015-16 27 21 22.2 0.7 3.7 4.4 4.8 0.0 3.8 4.7 0.8 1.7 0.3
2016-17 30 29 30.2 1.6 3.8 5.3 4.3 0.3 2.2 4.1 0.5 1.3 0.4
2017-18 29 29 30.0 2.3 5.6 8.0 4.4 0.3 1.7 4.6 0.4 1.7 0.7
Total 115 88 25.2 1.5 4.2 5.7 4.6 0.2 2.4 4.7 0.5 1.6 0.5
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 30 29 30.2 5.9-13.5 43.5 1.3-4.1 32.3 3.9-4.6 84.7 16.9
Conference 16 16 31.5 6.2-14.1 44.2 1.4-4.4 31.4 3.1-3.8 80.3 16.9
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 14 14 30.6 5.7-13.2 43.2 1.0-3.9 25.9 2.7-3.3 82.6 15.1
Away 15 14 29.5 5.9-13.8 42.5 1.5-4.1 35.5 4.9-5.7 84.9 18.1
Neutral 1 1 34.0 8.0-13.0 61.5 4.0-8.0 50.0 5.0-5.0 100.0 25.0
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Wins 10 10 31.8 6.5-12.9 50.4 1.3-3.7 35.1 2.7-3.5 77.1 17.0
Losses 20 19 29.4 5.5-13.8 40.2 1.4-4.3 31.0 4.5-5.1 87.3 16.9
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November 7 7 27.9 5.6-12.0 46.4 1.1-3.6 32.0 4.1-5.3 78.4 16.4
December 8 7 29.1 5.6-14.5 38.8 1.2-4.2 29.4 4.2-4.5 94.4 16.8
January 7 7 31.9 6.1-14.1 43.4 1.0-2.9 35.0 4.4-5.0 88.6 17.7
February 7 7 31.4 5.9-13.3 44.1 1.6-5.3 29.7 2.4-3.4 70.8 15.7
March 1 1 34.0 8.0-13.0 61.5 4.0-8.0 50.0 5.0-5.0 100.0 25.0
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 30 29 905 176-405 43.5 40-124 32.3 116-137 84.7 508
Conference 16 16 504 100-226 44.2 22-70 31.4 49-61 80.3 271
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 14 14 429 80-185 43.2 14-54 25.9 38-46 82.6 212
Away 15 14 442 88-207 42.5 22-62 35.5 73-86 84.9 271
Neutral 1 1 34 8-13 61.5 4-8 50.0 5-5 100.0 25
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Wins 10 10 318 65-129 50.4 13-37 35.1 27-35 77.1 170
Losses 20 19 587 111-276 40.2 27-87 31.0 89-102 87.3 338
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November 7 7 195 39-84 46.4 8-25 32.0 29-37 78.4 115
December 8 7 233 45-116 38.8 10-34 29.4 34-36 94.4 134
January 7 7 223 43-99 43.4 7-20 35.0 31-35 88.6 124
February 7 7 220 41-93 44.1 11-37 29.7 17-24 70.8 110
March 1 1 34 8-13 61.5 4-8 50.0 5-5 100.0 25
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 30 29 30.2 7.8-17.9 43.5 1.8-5.5 32.3 5.1-6.1 84.7 22.5
Conference 16 16 31.5 7.9-17.9 44.2 1.7-5.6 31.4 3.9-4.8 80.3 21.5
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 14 14 30.6 7.5-17.2 43.2 1.3-5.0 25.9 3.5-4.3 82.6 19.8
Away 15 14 29.5 8.0-18.7 42.5 2.0-5.6 35.5 6.6-7.8 84.9 24.5
Neutral 1 1 34.0 9.4-15.3 61.5 4.7-9.4 50.0 5.9-5.9 100.0 29.4
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Wins 10 10 31.8 8.2-16.2 50.4 1.6-4.7 35.1 3.4-4.4 77.1 21.4
Losses 20 19 29.4 7.6-18.8 40.2 1.8-5.9 31.0 6.1-7.0 87.3 23.0
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November 7 7 27.9 8.0-17.2 46.4 1.6-5.1 32.0 5.9-7.6 78.4 23.6
December 8 7 29.1 7.7-19.9 38.8 1.7-5.8 29.4 5.8-6.2 94.4 23.0
January 7 7 31.9 7.7-17.8 43.4 1.3-3.6 35.0 5.6-6.3 88.6 22.2
February 7 7 31.4 7.5-16.9 44.1 2.0-6.7 29.7 3.1-4.4 70.8 20.0
March 1 1 34.0 9.4-15.3 61.5 4.7-9.4 50.0 5.9-5.9 100.0 29.4
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 30 29 30.2 1.2 2.8 4.0 3.3 0.2 1.6 3.1 0.5 1.0 0.3
Conference 16 16 31.5 1.3 3.4 4.8 3.1 0.3 1.6 2.7 0.6 1.3 0.3
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 14 14 30.6 1.2 2.2 3.4 3.0 0.1 1.7 3.3 0.5 1.4 0.4
Away 15 14 29.5 1.1 3.5 4.5 3.5 0.3 1.5 2.9 0.5 0.7 0.1
Neutral 1 1 34.0 3.0 2.0 5.0 4.0 0.0 3.0 3.0 1.0 0.0 1.0
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Wins 10 10 31.8 0.8 4.2 5.0 2.4 0.0 2.2 3.1 0.7 1.1 0.4
Losses 20 19 29.4 1.4 2.1 3.5 3.7 0.3 1.4 3.1 0.4 0.9 0.2
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November 7 7 27.9 1.3 2.4 3.7 3.3 0.1 1.3 3.3 0.4 0.7 0.1
December 8 7 29.1 0.8 3.4 4.1 3.4 0.3 2.0 3.9 0.5 0.6 0.3
January 7 7 31.9 1.6 3.9 5.4 3.1 0.1 1.0 3.0 0.3 2.3 0.4
February 7 7 31.4 1.0 1.7 2.7 3.1 0.3 2.0 2.1 0.9 0.4 0.1
March 1 1 34.0 3.0 2.0 5.0 4.0 0.0 3.0 3.0 1.0 0.0 1.0
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 30 29 905 36 85 121 98 6 49 93 0.5 29 8
Conference 16 16 504 21 55 76 50 4 26 43 0.6 20 5
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 14 14 429 17 31 48 42 2 24 46 0.5 19 5
Away 15 14 442 16 52 68 52 4 22 44 0.5 10 2
Neutral 1 1 34 3 2 5 4 0 3 3 1.0 0 1
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Wins 10 10 318 8 42 50 24 0 22 31 0.7 11 4
Losses 20 19 587 28 43 71 74 6 27 62 0.4 18 4
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November 7 7 195 9 17 26 23 1 9 23 0.4 5 1
December 8 7 233 6 27 33 27 2 16 31 0.5 5 2
January 7 7 223 11 27 38 22 1 7 21 0.3 16 3
February 7 7 220 7 12 19 22 2 14 15 0.9 3 1
March 1 1 34 3 2 5 4 0 3 3 1.0 0 1
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 30 29 30.2 1.6 3.8 5.3 4.3 0.3 2.2 4.1 0.5 1.3 0.4
Conference 16 16 31.5 1.7 4.4 6.0 4.0 0.3 2.1 3.4 0.6 1.6 0.4
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 14 14 30.6 1.6 2.9 4.5 3.9 0.2 2.2 4.3 0.5 1.8 0.5
Away 15 14 29.5 1.4 4.7 6.2 4.7 0.4 2.0 4.0 0.5 0.9 0.2
Neutral 1 1 34.0 3.5 2.4 5.9 4.7 0.0 3.5 3.5 1.0 0.0 1.2
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Wins 10 10 31.8 1.0 5.3 6.3 3.0 0.0 2.8 3.9 0.7 1.4 0.5
Losses 20 19 29.4 1.9 2.9 4.8 5.0 0.4 1.8 4.2 0.4 1.2 0.3
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November 7 7 27.9 1.8 3.5 5.3 4.7 0.2 1.8 4.7 0.4 1.0 0.2
December 8 7 29.1 1.0 4.6 5.7 4.6 0.3 2.7 5.3 0.5 0.9 0.3
January 7 7 31.9 2.0 4.8 6.8 3.9 0.2 1.3 3.8 0.3 2.9 0.5
February 7 7 31.4 1.3 2.2 3.5 4.0 0.4 2.5 2.7 0.9 0.5 0.2
March 1 1 34.0 3.5 2.4 5.9 4.7 0.0 3.5 3.5 1.0 0.0 1.2