35 Matt Palucki
35 - Matt Palucki
Height: 6-7
Weight: 215
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Park Ridge, Ill.
High School: Maine South
Position: F
gp 26
pts/g 15.5
fg % 45.2
3pt % 35.6
ft % 86.3
reb/g 7.7
a/g 1.9

2014-15: Capital One Second-Team Academic All-America ... Second-team all-UAA ... Led the team in scoring (15.5 ppg) and rebounding (7.7 rpg) in 26 starts at shooting forward ... Ranked first in the UAA in free-throw percentage (.863), fifth in rebounding and sixth in scoring ... Scored season-high 28 points vs. Trinity (Texas) (12/6) ... Eight double-doubles, including 20 points and career-high 17 rebounds at Rhodes (11/15) ... Scored 1,000th point on Dec. 13 in 90-72 win vs. No. 5 Illinois Wesleyan ... 31st Annual Lopata Classic MVP ... Named to Lee Pfund Classic All-Tournament Team ... Capital One First-Team Academic All-District 5 ... UAA Athlete of the Week on Dec. 8 ... Team captain ... NABC Honors Court ... Academic all-UAA.

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 5 ... 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: Majoring in systems engineering and finance … Son of Ron Jr. and Mary Lou Palucki.

Recent Games
Feb 13 at #20 Emory L, 93-87
Feb 15 at Rochester (N.Y.) W, 94-87
Feb 20 New York U. W, 97-75
Feb 22 Brandeis W, 72-44
Feb 28 Chicago W, 84-67
Mar 5 DePauw L, 83-73
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 26 14
Games started 25 13
Minutes 817 437
Minutes per game 31.4 31.2
FG 133-294 72-162
FG Pct 45.2 44.4
3PT 37-104 10-44
3PT Pct 35.6 22.7
FT 101-117 33-39
FT Pct 86.3 84.6
Off rebounds 55 28
Def rebounds 145 71
Total rebounds 200 99
Rebounds per game 7.7 7.1
Personal fouls 43 20
Disqualifications 1 0
Assists 49 34
Turnovers 43 23
Assist to turnover ratio 1.1 1.5
Steals 14 6
Blocks 13 8
Points 404 187
Points per game 15.5 13.4
Points per 40 min 19.8 17.1
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 15 at Rhodes W, 85-71 1 36 7-17 41.2 3-8 37.5 3-4 75.0 20
Nov 16 vs. Hendrix W, 75-68 1 37 3-11 27.3 1-4 25.0 6-8 75.0 13
Nov 21 vs. UW-Eau Claire W, 72-61 1 34 2-7 28.6 2-5 40.0 8-8 100.0 14
Nov 22 at #18 Wheaton (Ill.) W, 73-69 1 34 5-13 38.5 2-5 40.0 5-6 83.3 17
Nov 28 vs. Carthage W, 84-49 1 25 3-4 75.0 2-3 66.7 4-4 100.0 12
Nov 29 vs. Fontbonne W, 82-67 1 25 9-15 60.0 5-7 71.4 1-1 100.0 24
Dec 5 La Verne W, 83-48 1 23 5-9 55.6 2-4 50.0 2-3 66.7 14
Dec 6 Trinity (Texas) W, 79-77 1 37 6-14 42.9 4-9 44.4 12-13 92.3 28
Dec 10 at Webster W, 80-70 1 33 7-14 50.0 3-7 42.9 4-5 80.0 21
Dec 13 #5 Illinois Wesleyan W, 90-72 1 35 6-12 50.0 1-3 33.3 5-5 100.0 18
Dec 20 at Coe W, 88-78 1 38 4-10 40.0 2-4 50.0 13-14 92.9 23
Jan 10 at Chicago L, 63-43 1 29 2-10 20.0 0-4 0.0 0-0 - 4
Jan 16 #5 Emory W, 80-67 1 37 6-16 37.5 1-4 25.0 2-2 100.0 15
Jan 18 Rochester (N.Y.) W, 90-85 1 38 8-13 61.5 1-3 33.3 11-13 84.6 28
Jan 23 at New York U. L, 91-67 1 24 3-8 37.5 1-4 25.0 0-0 - 7
Jan 25 at Brandeis W, 79-68 - 18 6-10 60.0 0-3 0.0 0-0 - 12
Jan 30 Carnegie Mellon W, 79-59 1 31 4-13 30.8 1-4 25.0 2-2 100.0 11
Feb 1 Case L, 89-78 1 35 7-14 50.0 0-2 0.0 2-2 100.0 16
Feb 6 at Carnegie Mellon L, 72-59 1 28 3-9 33.3 0-4 0.0 0-0 - 6
Feb 8 at Case W, 95-75 1 34 7-12 58.3 2-4 50.0 1-2 50.0 17
Feb 13 at #20 Emory L, 93-87 1 37 5-13 38.5 1-3 33.3 3-5 60.0 14
Feb 15 at Rochester (N.Y.) W, 94-87 1 34 3-9 33.3 1-2 50.0 2-2 100.0 9
Feb 20 New York U. W, 97-75 1 34 6-11 54.5 1-3 33.3 4-5 80.0 17
Feb 22 Brandeis W, 72-44 1 27 6-13 46.2 0-1 0.0 4-4 100.0 16
Feb 28 Chicago W, 84-67 1 31 6-11 54.5 1-3 33.3 2-2 100.0 15
Mar 5 DePauw L, 83-73 1 23 4-6 66.7 0-1 0.0 5-7 71.4 13
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 15 at Rhodes W, 85-71 1 36 4 13 17 1 4 0.3 1 0 2 0
Nov 16 vs. Hendrix W, 75-68 1 37 3 7 10 3 1 3.0 3 1 2 -
Nov 21 vs. UW-Eau Claire W, 72-61 1 34 1 5 6 1 2 0.5 1 0 1 -
Nov 22 at #18 Wheaton (Ill.) W, 73-69 1 34 3 8 11 1 2 0.5 0 1 2 -
Nov 28 vs. Carthage W, 84-49 1 25 1 4 5 1 1 1.0 1 0 2 -
Nov 29 vs. Fontbonne W, 82-67 1 25 2 5 7 0 2 0.0 1 0 2 -
Dec 5 La Verne W, 83-48 1 23 0 1 1 2 1 2.0 1 1 1 -
Dec 6 Trinity (Texas) W, 79-77 1 37 3 5 8 3 1 3.0 0 1 3 -
Dec 10 at Webster W, 80-70 1 33 5 5 10 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0
Dec 13 #5 Illinois Wesleyan W, 90-72 1 35 3 11 14 0 1 0.0 0 0 1 0
Dec 20 at Coe W, 88-78 1 38 2 8 10 3 1 3.0 0 0 2 -
Jan 10 at Chicago L, 63-43 1 29 2 8 10 0 2 0.0 0 0 1 0
Jan 16 #5 Emory W, 80-67 1 37 2 15 17 0 0 - 0 1 0 0
Jan 18 Rochester (N.Y.) W, 90-85 1 38 2 1 3 3 0 - 0 0 1 -
Jan 23 at New York U. L, 91-67 1 24 1 3 4 2 0 - 0 0 4 -
Jan 25 at Brandeis W, 79-68 - 18 0 1 1 4 3 1.3 0 1 4 -
Jan 30 Carnegie Mellon W, 79-59 1 31 4 4 8 1 0 - 0 1 0 -
Feb 1 Case L, 89-78 1 35 5 4 9 3 1 3.0 0 0 1 -
Feb 6 at Carnegie Mellon L, 72-59 1 28 1 2 3 2 5 0.4 0 1 2 -
Feb 8 at Case W, 95-75 1 34 3 3 6 4 2 2.0 1 0 0 0
Feb 13 at #20 Emory L, 93-87 1 37 2 9 11 6 2 3.0 0 2 3 -
Feb 15 at Rochester (N.Y.) W, 94-87 1 34 1 4 5 3 3 1.0 1 0 1 -
Feb 20 New York U. W, 97-75 1 34 2 7 9 0 1 0.0 2 1 1 -
Feb 22 Brandeis W, 72-44 1 27 3 3 6 2 3 0.7 1 1 2 -
Feb 28 Chicago W, 84-67 1 31 0 7 7 4 1 4.0 1 0 0 -
Mar 5 DePauw L, 83-73 1 23 0 2 2 0 2 0.0 0 1 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 26 25 31.4 5.1-11.3 45.2 1.4-4.0 35.6 3.9-4.5 86.3 15.5
Total 107 86 28.9 4.1-8.6 47.6 1.1-2.8 39.2 2.3-2.7 83.6 11.6
  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 26 25 817 133-294 45.2 37-104 35.6 101-117 86.3 404
Total 107 86 3093 438-921 47.6 116-296 39.2 244-292 83.6 1236
  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 26 25 31.4 6.5-14.4 45.2 1.8-5.1 35.6 4.9-5.7 86.3 19.8
Total 107 86 28.9 5.7-11.9 47.6 1.5-3.8 39.2 3.2-3.8 83.6 16.0
  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 26 25 31.4 2.1 5.6 7.7 1.7 0.0 1.9 1.7 1.1 0.5 0.5
Total 107 86 28.9 1.9 4.8 6.7 1.5 0.0 1.7 1.0 1.7 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 26 25 817 55 145 200 43 1 49 43 1.1 14 13
Total 107 86 3093 204 517 721 159 3 186 110 1.7 46 35
  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 26 25 31.4 2.7 7.1 9.8 2.1 0.0 2.4 2.1 1.1 0.7 0.6
Total 107 86 28.9 2.6 6.7 9.3 2.1 0.0 2.4 1.4 1.7 0.6 0.5
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 26 25 31.4 5.1-11.3 45.2 1.4-4.0 35.6 3.9-4.5 86.3 15.5
Conference 14 13 31.2 5.1-11.6 44.4 0.7-3.1 22.7 2.4-2.8 84.6 13.4
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 11 11 31.9 5.8-12.0 48.5 1.1-3.4 32.4 4.6-5.3 87.9 17.4
Away 11 10 31.4 4.7-11.4 41.6 1.4-4.4 31.3 2.8-3.5 81.6 13.6
Neutral 4 4 30.3 4.2-9.2 45.9 2.5-4.8 52.6 4.8-5.2 90.5 15.8
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Wins 20 19 32.0 5.5-11.7 46.6 1.8-4.3 40.7 4.5-5.2 88.3 17.2
Losses 6 6 29.3 4.0-10.0 40.0 0.3-3.0 11.1 1.7-2.3 71.4 10.0
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November 6 6 31.8 4.8-11.2 43.3 2.5-5.3 46.9 4.5-5.2 87.1 16.7
December 5 5 33.2 5.6-11.8 47.5 2.4-5.4 44.4 7.2-8.0 90.0 20.8
January 6 5 29.5 4.8-11.7 41.4 0.7-3.7 18.2 2.5-2.8 88.2 12.8
February 8 8 32.5 5.4-11.5 46.7 0.8-2.8 27.3 2.2-2.8 81.8 13.8
March 1 1 23.0 4.0-6.0 66.7 0.0-1.0 0.0 5.0-7.0 71.4 13.0
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 26 25 817 133-294 45.2 37-104 35.6 101-117 86.3 404
Conference 14 13 437 72-162 44.4 10-44 22.7 33-39 84.6 187
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 11 11 351 64-132 48.5 12-37 32.4 51-58 87.9 191
Away 11 10 345 52-125 41.6 15-48 31.3 31-38 81.6 150
Neutral 4 4 121 17-37 45.9 10-19 52.6 19-21 90.5 63
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Wins 20 19 641 109-234 46.6 35-86 40.7 91-103 88.3 344
Losses 6 6 176 24-60 40.0 2-18 11.1 10-14 71.4 60
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November 6 6 191 29-67 43.3 15-32 46.9 27-31 87.1 100
December 5 5 166 28-59 47.5 12-27 44.4 36-40 90.0 104
January 6 5 177 29-70 41.4 4-22 18.2 15-17 88.2 77
February 8 8 260 43-92 46.7 6-22 27.3 18-22 81.8 110
March 1 1 23 4-6 66.7 0-1 0.0 5-7 71.4 13
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 26 25 31.4 6.5-14.4 45.2 1.8-5.1 35.6 4.9-5.7 86.3 19.8
Conference 14 13 31.2 6.6-14.8 44.4 0.9-4.0 22.7 3.0-3.6 84.6 17.1
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 11 11 31.9 7.3-15.0 48.5 1.4-4.2 32.4 5.8-6.6 87.9 21.8
Away 11 10 31.4 6.0-14.5 41.6 1.7-5.6 31.3 3.6-4.4 81.6 17.4
Neutral 4 4 30.3 5.6-12.2 45.9 3.3-6.3 52.6 6.3-6.9 90.5 20.8
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Wins 20 19 32.0 6.8-14.6 46.6 2.2-5.4 40.7 5.7-6.4 88.3 21.5
Losses 6 6 29.3 5.5-13.6 40.0 0.5-4.1 11.1 2.3-3.2 71.4 13.6
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November 6 6 31.8 6.1-14.0 43.3 3.1-6.7 46.9 5.7-6.5 87.1 20.9
December 5 5 33.2 6.7-14.2 47.5 2.9-6.5 44.4 8.7-9.6 90.0 25.1
January 6 5 29.5 6.6-15.8 41.4 0.9-5.0 18.2 3.4-3.8 88.2 17.4
February 8 8 32.5 6.6-14.2 46.7 0.9-3.4 27.3 2.8-3.4 81.8 16.9
March 1 1 23.0 7.0-10.4 66.7 0.0-1.7 0.0 8.7-12.2 71.4 22.6
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 26 25 31.4 2.1 5.6 7.7 1.7 0.0 1.9 1.7 1.1 0.5 0.5
Conference 14 13 31.2 2.0 5.1 7.1 1.4 0.0 2.4 1.6 1.5 0.4 0.6
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 11 11 31.9 2.2 5.5 7.6 1.4 0.1 1.6 1.0 1.6 0.5 0.6
Away 11 10 31.4 2.2 5.8 8.0 1.9 0.0 2.4 2.4 1.0 0.3 0.5
Neutral 4 4 30.3 1.8 5.3 7.0 1.8 - 1.3 1.5 0.8 1.5 0.3
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Wins 20 19 32.0 2.2 5.8 8.1 1.4 0.0 1.8 1.6 1.2 0.7 0.5
Losses 6 6 29.3 1.8 4.7 6.5 2.7 0.2 2.2 2.0 1.1 0.0 0.7
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November 6 6 31.8 2.3 7.0 9.3 1.8 0.0 1.2 2.0 0.6 1.2 0.3
December 5 5 33.2 2.6 6.0 8.6 1.4 0.0 1.6 1.2 1.3 0.2 0.4
January 6 5 29.5 1.8 5.3 7.2 1.7 0.0 1.7 0.8 2.0 0.0 0.5
February 8 8 32.5 2.1 4.9 7.0 1.3 0.0 3.0 2.3 1.3 0.8 0.6
March 1 1 23.0 0.0 2.0 2.0 5.0 1.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 26 25 817 55 145 200 43 1 49 43 1.1 14 13
Conference 14 13 437 28 71 99 20 0 34 23 1.5 6 8
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 11 11 351 24 60 84 15 1 18 11 1.6 5 7
Away 11 10 345 24 64 88 21 0 26 26 1.0 3 5
Neutral 4 4 121 7 21 28 7 - 5 6 0.8 6 1
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Wins 20 19 641 44 117 161 27 0 36 31 1.2 14 9
Losses 6 6 176 11 28 39 16 1 13 12 1.1 0 4
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November 6 6 191 14 42 56 11 0 7 12 0.6 7 2
December 5 5 166 13 30 43 7 0 8 6 1.3 1 2
January 6 5 177 11 32 43 10 0 10 5 2.0 0 3
February 8 8 260 17 39 56 10 0 24 18 1.3 6 5
March 1 1 23 0 2 2 5 1 0 2 0.0 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 26 25 31.4 2.7 7.1 9.8 2.1 0.0 2.4 2.1 1.1 0.7 0.6
Conference 14 13 31.2 2.6 6.5 9.1 1.8 0.0 3.1 2.1 1.5 0.5 0.7
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 11 11 31.9 2.7 6.8 9.6 1.7 0.1 2.1 1.3 1.6 0.6 0.8
Away 11 10 31.4 2.8 7.4 10.2 2.4 0.0 3.0 3.0 1.0 0.3 0.6
Neutral 4 4 30.3 2.3 6.9 9.3 2.3 0.0 1.7 2.0 0.8 2.0 0.3
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Wins 20 19 32.0 2.7 7.3 10.0 1.7 0.0 2.2 1.9 1.2 0.9 0.6
Losses 6 6 29.3 2.5 6.4 8.9 3.6 0.2 3.0 2.7 1.1 0.0 0.9
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November 6 6 31.8 2.9 8.8 11.7 2.3 0.0 1.5 2.5 0.6 1.5 0.4
December 5 5 33.2 3.1 7.2 10.4 1.7 0.0 1.9 1.4 1.3 0.2 0.5
January 6 5 29.5 2.5 7.2 9.7 2.3 0.0 2.3 1.1 2.0 0.0 0.7
February 8 8 32.5 2.6 6.0 8.6 1.5 0.0 3.7 2.8 1.3 0.9 0.8
March 1 1 23.0 0.0 3.5 3.5 8.7 1.7 0.0 3.5 0.0 0.0 1.7