35 - Matt Palucki
Matt Palucki
Height: 6-6
Weight: 215
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Park Ridge, Ill.
High School: Maine South
Position: F
gp 27
pts/g 14.4
fg % 50.9
3pt % 43.4
ft % 85.9
reb/g 6.9
a/g 2.1

2014-15: Team captain.

2013-14: First-team all-UAA ... Started all 27 games at shooting forward averaging 14.4 points and 6.9 rebounds per game ... Scored in double figures 18 times, including a career-high 32 points vs. Webster (Jan. 4) and at Brandeis (Feb. 14) ... Pulled down six or more rebounds in 19games, and was fourth in the league in rebounding (6.9) ... Second in the UAA in defensive rebounds (5.1), third in free-throw percentage (.859), fourth in rebounding (6.9), fifth in three-point field-goal percentage (.434), seventh in three-pointers made (2.1), ninth in field-goal percentage (.509) and 10th in offensive rebounds (1.9) and scoring (14.4) ... Capital One First-Team Academic All-District ... UAA Athlete of the Week on Jan. 13 ... NABC Honors Court … Received the W Club Stanley and Ann Rosen Junior Award  … UAA Presidents Council Scholar-Athlete … Academic all-UAA.

2012-13: Second-team all-UAA … Averaged 9.5 points and 8.1 rebounds in 27 starts at forward … Scored in double figues in 15 games, with three double-doubles … Pulled down eight or more rebounds in 19 of 27 games played, and averaged a conference-best 8.4 boards in 14 UAA contests … Second in the UAA in rebounds (8.1) and fifth in minutes played (32.6) … Scored career-high 20 points in 77-62 win at MacMurray (1/2) … Had double-double of 17 points and career-high 13 rebounds in 71-66 win vs. Simpson (11/24) … Academic all-UAA.

2011-12: Started seven of 27 games played averaging 6.9 points and 4.2 rebounds per game … Shot 51.4 percent from the field and 79.5 percent from the foul line … Scored in double figures in six games as a freshman … Recorded first double-double with season-high 19 points and 10 rebounds in 99-88 win over No. 4 Emory (1/29) … Pulled down season-high 11 rebounds in 77-68 win over No. 17 Wheaton (Ill.) on Dec. 10.

HIGH SCHOOL: Averaged 19.6 points and nine rebounds per game at Maine South High School … Shot 81 percent from the foul line and 50 percent from the field as a senior … Ranked No. 64 in Illinois Final Hoops Report's 200-plus … Four-year letterwinner and team captain … Averaged 11.5 points and 6.1 rebounds for his career … Holds the Maine South single game (19), single-season (278) and career (726) rebounding records … 2009-10 Regional Champions, Sectional Champions and Elite 8 appearance … 2010-11 Bugle Newspapers All-Star Game … Two-time CSL South all-conference … Pioneer Press and Bugle Newspapers All-Area First Team … IBCA Fourth-Team All-State … Prairie State Achievement Award in math, science and reading.

PERSONAL: Doubles majoring in systems engineering and finance … Son of Ron Jr. and Mary Lou Palucki.

Recent Games
Feb 16 at New York U. W, 79-75
Feb 21 Case Western Reserve W, 87-61
Feb 23 Carnegie Mellon W, 83-79
Mar 1 at Chicago W, 86-73
Mar 7 Wilmington (Ohio) W, 100-69
Mar 8 Calvin L, 83-75
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 27 14
Games started 27 14
Minutes 850 467
Minutes per game 31.5 33.4
FG 136-267 81-157
FG Pct 50.9 51.6
3PT 56-129 33-73
3PT Pct 43.4 45.2
FT 61-71 40-47
FT Pct 85.9 85.1
Off rebounds 50 27
Def rebounds 137 63
Total rebounds 187 90
Rebounds per game 6.9 6.4
Personal fouls 38 13
Disqualifications 1 0
Assists 56 28
Turnovers 24 11
Assist to turnover ratio 2.3 2.5
Steals 9 2
Blocks 3 3
Points 389 235
Points per game 14.4 16.8
Points per 40 min 18.3 20.1
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 16 Rhodes W, 90-60 1 26 6-9 66.7 2-3 66.7 0-0 - 14
Nov 17 vs. Hendrix W, 91-64 1 32 4-10 40.0 0-2 0.0 4-4 100.0 12
Nov 22 Rose-Hulman W, 94-74 1 36 5-7 71.4 0-2 0.0 2-2 100.0 12
Nov 23 Whitman W, 76-68 1 34 3-6 50.0 2-4 50.0 2-2 100.0 10
Nov 27 at Carthage L, 82-80 1 37 6-11 54.5 4-7 57.1 1-2 50.0 17
Dec 1 DePauw W, 71-60 1 36 2-6 33.3 0-3 0.0 4-4 100.0 8
Dec 7 at Illinois Wesleyan L, 98-73 1 26 0-5 0.0 0-4 0.0 1-1 100.0 1
Dec 15 Coe W, 62-59 1 24 3-7 42.9 1-4 25.0 1-1 100.0 8
Dec 30 at Fontbonne W, 87-50 1 25 4-9 44.4 4-7 57.1 0-0 - 12
Jan 2 Wheaton (Ill.) W, 84-80 1 33 6-10 60.0 4-7 57.1 0-0 - 16
Jan 4 Webster W, 85-68 1 27 12-18 66.7 5-8 62.5 3-3 100.0 32
Jan 11 Chicago W, 80-69 1 35 10-16 62.5 4-9 44.4 2-3 66.7 26
Jan 17 Brandeis W, 82-72 1 23 3-7 42.9 2-4 50.0 2-2 100.0 10
Jan 19 New York U. W, 81-65 1 34 10-15 66.7 5-7 71.4 4-4 100.0 29
Jan 24 at Case Western Reserve W, 77-64 1 40 2-9 22.2 0-2 0.0 1-2 50.0 5
Jan 26 at Carnegie Mellon W, 94-81 1 37 8-13 61.5 5-7 71.4 6-8 75.0 27
Jan 31 at Rochester (N.Y.) W, 78-75 1 37 6-16 37.5 4-8 50.0 0-0 - 16
Feb 2 at Emory W, 70-66 1 39 4-12 33.3 1-7 14.3 3-4 75.0 12
Feb 7 Rochester (N.Y.) W, 77-61 1 32 6-12 50.0 0-4 0.0 4-4 100.0 16
Feb 9 Emory W, 94-80 1 25 3-7 42.9 3-5 60.0 0-0 - 9
Feb 14 at Brandeis W, 95-82 1 36 11-16 68.8 2-6 33.3 8-10 80.0 32
Feb 16 at New York U. W, 79-75 1 33 2-4 50.0 1-1 100.0 4-4 100.0 9
Feb 21 Case Western Reserve W, 87-61 1 26 4-8 50.0 1-3 33.3 1-1 100.0 10
Feb 23 Carnegie Mellon W, 83-79 1 35 2-7 28.6 2-5 40.0 2-2 100.0 8
Mar 1 at Chicago W, 86-73 1 35 10-15 66.7 3-5 60.0 3-3 100.0 26
Mar 7 Wilmington (Ohio) W, 100-69 1 19 2-4 50.0 0-1 0.0 3-3 100.0 7
Mar 8 Calvin L, 83-75 1 28 2-8 25.0 1-4 25.0 0-2 0.0 5
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 16 Rhodes W, 90-60 1 26 3 3 6 1 1 1.0 0 0 1 0
Nov 17 vs. Hendrix W, 91-64 1 32 2 10 12 3 0 - 0 0 2 0
Nov 22 Rose-Hulman W, 94-74 1 36 1 5 6 3 0 - 1 0 1 0
Nov 23 Whitman W, 76-68 1 34 2 4 6 2 4 0.5 0 0 4 0
Nov 27 at Carthage L, 82-80 1 37 0 10 10 2 0 - 0 0 2 0
Dec 1 DePauw W, 71-60 1 36 1 7 8 2 3 0.7 0 0 1 -
Dec 7 at Illinois Wesleyan L, 98-73 1 26 2 7 9 2 1 2.0 0 0 3 0
Dec 15 Coe W, 62-59 1 24 1 4 5 0 0 - 0 0 2 0
Dec 30 at Fontbonne W, 87-50 1 25 2 2 4 3 0 - 1 0 0 0
Jan 2 Wheaton (Ill.) W, 84-80 1 33 2 4 6 3 1 3.0 1 0 1 0
Jan 4 Webster W, 85-68 1 27 5 5 10 3 0 - 1 0 1 0
Jan 11 Chicago W, 80-69 1 35 2 4 6 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
Jan 17 Brandeis W, 82-72 1 23 0 4 4 3 0 - 0 0 3 0
Jan 19 New York U. W, 81-65 1 34 4 7 11 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
Jan 24 at Case Western Reserve W, 77-64 1 40 3 9 12 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0
Jan 26 at Carnegie Mellon W, 94-81 1 37 1 3 4 2 1 2.0 0 0 1 0
Jan 31 at Rochester (N.Y.) W, 78-75 1 37 3 3 6 0 1 0.0 1 1 2 -
Feb 2 at Emory W, 70-66 1 39 3 8 11 3 3 1.0 0 0 1 -
Feb 7 Rochester (N.Y.) W, 77-61 1 32 0 2 2 2 0 - 0 0 1 0
Feb 9 Emory W, 94-80 1 25 3 3 6 3 1 3.0 0 0 1 0
Feb 14 at Brandeis W, 95-82 1 36 1 5 6 4 0 - 1 0 0 -
Feb 16 at New York U. W, 79-75 1 33 1 1 2 0 0 - 0 1 2 0
Feb 21 Case Western Reserve W, 87-61 1 26 1 2 3 4 0 - 0 0 0 0
Feb 23 Carnegie Mellon W, 83-79 1 35 3 8 11 3 1 3.0 0 1 2 0
Mar 1 at Chicago W, 86-73 1 35 2 4 6 3 1 3.0 0 0 0 0
Mar 7 Wilmington (Ohio) W, 100-69 1 19 0 5 5 2 2 1.0 1 0 2 -
Mar 8 Calvin L, 83-75 1 28 2 8 10 2 1 2.0 2 0 5 1
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2011-12 27 7 20.3 2.7-5.3 51.4 0.3-0.5 50.0 1.1-1.4 79.5 6.9
2012-13 27 27 32.6 3.5-8.0 44.0 0.6-1.8 32.7 1.9-2.4 78.5 9.5
2013-14 27 27 31.5 5.0-9.9 50.9 2.1-4.8 43.4 2.3-2.6 85.9 14.4
2014-15 5 5 33.2 4.0-10.4 38.5 2.0-5.0 40.0 5.2-6.0 86.7 15.2
Total 86 66 28.4 3.8-7.9 47.9 1.0-2.5 41.0 2.0-2.4 82.4 10.6
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2011-12 27 7 547 74-144 51.4 7-14 50.0 31-39 79.5 186
2012-13 27 27 879 95-216 44.0 16-49 32.7 51-65 78.5 257
2013-14 27 27 850 136-267 50.9 56-129 43.4 61-71 85.9 389
2014-15 5 5 166 20-52 38.5 10-25 40.0 26-30 86.7 76
Total 86 66 2442 325-679 47.9 89-217 41.0 169-205 82.4 908
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2011-12 27 7 20.3 5.4-10.5 51.4 0.5-1.0 50.0 2.3-2.9 79.5 13.6
2012-13 27 27 32.6 4.3-9.8 44.0 0.7-2.2 32.7 2.3-3.0 78.5 11.7
2013-14 27 27 31.5 6.4-12.6 50.9 2.6-6.1 43.4 2.9-3.3 85.9 18.3
2014-15 5 5 33.2 4.8-12.5 38.5 2.4-6.0 40.0 6.3-7.2 86.7 18.3
Total 86 66 28.4 5.3-11.1 47.9 1.5-3.6 41.0 2.8-3.4 82.4 14.9
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2011-12 27 7 20.3 1.3 3.0 4.2 1.5 0.0 0.9 0.5 1.6 0.4 0.3
2012-13 27 27 32.6 2.4 5.7 8.1 1.4 0.0 2.1 1.1 2.0 0.5 0.4
2013-14 27 27 31.5 1.9 5.1 6.9 1.4 0.0 2.1 0.9 2.3 0.3 0.1
2014-15 5 5 33.2 2.4 7.4 9.8 1.8 0.0 1.4 2.0 0.7 1.2 0.4
Total 86 66 28.4 1.9 4.8 6.6 1.5 0.0 1.7 0.9 1.9 0.4 0.3
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2011-12 27 7 547 34 80 114 40 1 23 14 1.6 10 9
2012-13 27 27 879 65 155 220 38 0 58 29 2.0 13 10
2013-14 27 27 850 50 137 187 38 1 56 24 2.3 9 3
2014-15 5 5 166 12 37 49 9 0 7 10 0.7 6 2
Total 86 66 2442 161 409 570 125 2 144 77 1.9 38 24
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2011-12 27 7 20.3 2.5 5.9 8.3 2.9 0.1 1.7 1.0 1.6 0.7 0.7
2012-13 27 27 32.6 3.0 7.1 10.0 1.7 0.0 2.6 1.3 2.0 0.6 0.5
2013-14 27 27 31.5 2.4 6.4 8.8 1.8 0.0 2.6 1.1 2.3 0.4 0.1
2014-15 5 5 33.2 2.9 8.9 11.8 2.2 0.0 1.7 2.4 0.7 1.4 0.5
Total 86 66 28.4 2.6 6.7 9.3 2.0 0.0 2.4 1.3 1.9 0.6 0.4
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 27 27 31.5 5.0-9.9 50.9 2.1-4.8 43.4 2.3-2.6 85.9 14.4
Conference 14 14 33.4 5.8-11.2 51.6 2.4-5.2 45.2 2.9-3.4 85.1 16.8
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -

Home 16 16 29.6 4.9-9.2 53.7 2.0-4.6 43.8 1.9-2.1 90.9 13.8
Away 10 10 34.5 5.3-11.0 48.2 2.4-5.4 44.4 2.7-3.4 79.4 15.7
Neutral 1 1 32.0 4.0-10.0 40.0 0.0-2.0 0.0 4.0-4.0 100.0 12.0

Wins 24 24 31.6 5.3-10.1 52.7 2.1-4.8 44.7 2.5-2.8 89.4 15.2
Losses 3 3 30.3 2.7-8.0 33.3 1.7-5.0 33.3 0.7-1.7 40.0 7.7

November 5 5 33.0 4.8-8.6 55.8 1.6-3.6 44.4 1.8-2.0 90.0 13.0
December 4 4 27.8 2.2-6.8 33.3 1.2-4.5 27.8 1.5-1.5 100.0 7.2
January 8 8 33.2 7.1-13.0 54.8 3.6-6.5 55.8 2.2-2.8 81.8 20.1
February 7 7 32.3 4.6-9.4 48.5 1.4-4.4 32.3 3.1-3.6 88.0 13.7
March 3 3 27.3 4.7-9.0 51.9 1.3-3.3 40.0 2.0-2.7 75.0 12.7
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 27 27 850 136-267 50.9 56-129 43.4 61-71 85.9 389
Conference 14 14 467 81-157 51.6 33-73 45.2 40-47 85.1 235
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0

Home 16 16 473 79-147 53.7 32-73 43.8 30-33 90.9 220
Away 10 10 345 53-110 48.2 24-54 44.4 27-34 79.4 157
Neutral 1 1 32 4-10 40.0 0-2 0.0 4-4 100.0 12

Wins 24 24 759 128-243 52.7 51-114 44.7 59-66 89.4 366
Losses 3 3 91 8-24 33.3 5-15 33.3 2-5 40.0 23

November 5 5 165 24-43 55.8 8-18 44.4 9-10 90.0 65
December 4 4 111 9-27 33.3 5-18 27.8 6-6 100.0 29
January 8 8 266 57-104 54.8 29-52 55.8 18-22 81.8 161
February 7 7 226 32-66 48.5 10-31 32.3 22-25 88.0 96
March 3 3 82 14-27 51.9 4-10 40.0 6-8 75.0 38
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 27 27 31.5 6.4-12.6 50.9 2.6-6.1 43.4 2.9-3.3 85.9 18.3
Conference 14 14 33.4 6.9-13.4 51.6 2.8-6.3 45.2 3.4-4.0 85.1 20.1
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -

Home 16 16 29.6 6.7-12.4 53.7 2.7-6.2 43.8 2.5-2.8 90.9 18.6
Away 10 10 34.5 6.1-12.8 48.2 2.8-6.3 44.4 3.1-3.9 79.4 18.2
Neutral 1 1 32.0 5.0-12.5 40.0 0.0-2.5 0.0 5.0-5.0 100.0 15.0

Wins 24 24 31.6 6.7-12.8 52.7 2.7-6.0 44.7 3.1-3.5 89.4 19.3
Losses 3 3 30.3 3.5-10.5 33.3 2.2-6.6 33.3 0.9-2.2 40.0 10.1

November 5 5 33.0 5.8-10.4 55.8 1.9-4.4 44.4 2.2-2.4 90.0 15.8
December 4 4 27.8 3.2-9.7 33.3 1.8-6.5 27.8 2.2-2.2 100.0 10.5
January 8 8 33.2 8.6-15.6 54.8 4.4-7.8 55.8 2.7-3.3 81.8 24.2
February 7 7 32.3 5.7-11.7 48.5 1.8-5.5 32.3 3.9-4.4 88.0 17.0
March 3 3 27.3 6.8-13.2 51.9 2.0-4.9 40.0 2.9-3.9 75.0 18.5
  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 27 31.5 1.9 5.1 6.9 1.4 0.0 2.1 0.9 2.3 0.3 0.1
Conference 14 14 33.4 1.9 4.5 6.4 0.9 0.0 2.0 0.8 2.5 0.1 0.2
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 16 16 29.6 1.9 4.7 6.6 1.6 0.1 2.1 1.0 2.1 0.4 0.1
Away 10 10 34.5 1.8 5.2 7.0 1.1 0.0 2.0 0.8 2.5 0.3 0.2
Neutral 1 1 32.0 2.0 10.0 12.0 2.0 0.0 3.0 0.0 - 0.0 0.0

Wins 24 24 31.6 1.9 4.7 6.6 1.2 0.0 2.1 0.9 2.3 0.3 0.1
Losses 3 3 30.3 1.3 8.3 9.7 3.3 0.3 2.0 0.7 3.0 0.7 0.0

November 5 5 33.0 1.6 6.4 8.0 2.0 0.0 2.2 1.0 2.2 0.2 0.0
December 4 4 27.8 1.5 5.0 6.5 1.5 0.0 1.8 1.0 1.8 0.2 0.0
January 8 8 33.2 2.5 4.9 7.4 1.0 0.0 1.5 0.8 2.0 0.4 0.1
February 7 7 32.3 1.7 4.1 5.9 1.0 0.0 2.7 0.7 3.8 0.1 0.3
March 3 3 27.3 1.3 5.7 7.0 2.3 0.3 2.3 1.3 1.8 1.0 0.0
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 27 27 850 50 137 187 38 1 56 24 2.3 9 3
Conference 14 14 467 27 63 90 13 0 28 11 2.5 2 3
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 16 16 473 30 75 105 25 1 33 16 2.1 6 1
Away 10 10 345 18 52 70 11 0 20 8 2.5 3 2
Neutral 1 1 32 2 10 12 2 0 3 0 - 0 0

Wins 24 24 759 46 112 158 28 0 50 22 2.3 7 3
Losses 3 3 91 4 25 29 10 1 6 2 3.0 2 0

November 5 5 165 8 32 40 10 0 11 5 2.2 1 0
December 4 4 111 6 20 26 6 0 7 4 1.8 1 0
January 8 8 266 20 39 59 8 0 12 6 2.0 3 1
February 7 7 226 12 29 41 7 0 19 5 3.8 1 2
March 3 3 82 4 17 21 7 1 7 4 1.8 3 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 27 31.5 2.4 6.4 8.8 1.8 0.0 2.6 1.1 2.3 0.4 0.1
Conference 14 14 33.4 2.3 5.4 7.7 1.1 0.0 2.4 0.9 2.5 0.2 0.3
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 16 16 29.6 2.5 6.3 8.9 2.1 0.1 2.8 1.4 2.1 0.5 0.1
Away 10 10 34.5 2.1 6.0 8.1 1.3 0.0 2.3 0.9 2.5 0.3 0.2
Neutral 1 1 32.0 2.5 12.5 15.0 2.5 0.0 3.8 0.0 - 0.0 0.0

Wins 24 24 31.6 2.4 5.9 8.3 1.5 0.0 2.6 1.2 2.3 0.4 0.2
Losses 3 3 30.3 1.8 11.0 12.7 4.4 0.4 2.6 0.9 3.0 0.9 0.0

November 5 5 33.0 1.9 7.8 9.7 2.4 0.0 2.7 1.2 2.2 0.2 0.0
December 4 4 27.8 2.2 7.2 9.4 2.2 0.0 2.5 1.4 1.8 0.4 0.0
January 8 8 33.2 3.0 5.9 8.9 1.2 0.0 1.8 0.9 2.0 0.5 0.2
February 7 7 32.3 2.1 5.1 7.3 1.2 0.0 3.4 0.9 3.8 0.2 0.4
March 3 3 27.3 2.0 8.3 10.2 3.4 0.5 3.4 2.0 1.8 1.5 0.0