5 Ben Vander Plas
5 - Ben Vander Plas
Height: 6-8
Weight: 232
Year: R-So.
Hometown: Ripon, Wis.
High School: Ripon
Position: F
Major: Communication Studies
gp 31
pts/g 15.7
fg % 49.2
3pt % 29.9
ft % 59.3
reb/g 6.9
a/g 2.8

2018-19: Appeared in 31 games for the Bobcats averaging 8.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game…Shot 40.7% from the field, 30.9% from three, and 70.7% from the free throw line…Scored 16 points off the bench in his first career game while also recording eight rebounds and two assists against Wilberforce (Nov. 7)…Scored 14 points going 4-7 from three point land in a 81-73 victory over Campbell (Nov. 12)…Recorded his first career double-double scoring 18 points and recording 11 rebounds in a win against Iona (Nov. 27)…Had a career-high 24 points with 13 rebounds in a loss at Central Michigan (Feb. 16)…Recognized on MAC All-Freshman Team and named MAC Freshman of the Year.

2017-18: Redshirted due to a leg injury suffered prior to the start of the season ... Earned both Fall and Spring Athletics Director Honor Roll selection. 

Prior to Ohio: Averaged 16.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.8 steals over 70 career games at Ripon High School under head coach Dean Vander Plas, his father ... Averaged a double-double with 19.5 points and 12.2 rebounds per game as a senior in 2016-17, earning first team all-state laurels and East Central Conference Player of the Year honors for the second straight season ... Helped lead the Tigers to an undefeated regular season and a Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association state tournament appearance ... A first team all-state pick and ECC and Oshkosh Northwestern Player of the Year pick as a junior in 2015-16, averaged a career-best 20.6 points as well as 11.4 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.8 blocks and 0.6 steals over 25 games, helping to guide the Tigers to their third-straight Division 3 regional crown ... A three-year team captain, Vander Plas garnered First Team All-East Central Conference laurels his final three seasons after receiving second team recognition as a freshman ... Has also competed at the AAU level for Wisconsin United. 

Personal: Born, Sept. 19, 1998 ... Son of Dean and Mary Vander Plas ... Has a brother, Samuel, and a sister, Taylor ... Father, Dean, played basketball at Green Bay, helping to guide the Phoenix to an National Invitational Tournament appearance in 1990 followed by an NCAA tournament appearance in '91 ... Sister, Taylor, played basketball at Cederville, helping to lead her squad to a NCAA Division II tournament berth in 2015.

Recent Games
Feb 22 at Bowling Green L, 62-61
Feb 25 Buffalo W, 80-69
Feb 28 Kent St. W, 76-69
Mar 3 at Akron L, 74-67
Mar 6 at Miami (Ohio) W, 67-65
Mar 9 Central Mich. W, 85-65
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 31 17
Games started 31 17
Minutes 1022 570
Minutes per game 33.0 33.5
FG 183-372 108-234
FG Pct 49.2 46.2
3PT 41-137 26-90
3PT Pct 29.9 28.9
FT 80-135 41-68
FT Pct 59.3 60.3
Off rebounds 39 24
Def rebounds 175 94
Total rebounds 214 118
Rebounds per game 6.9 6.9
Personal fouls 84 47
Disqualifications 1 1
Assists 86 41
Turnovers 89 46
Assist to turnover ratio 1.0 0.9
Steals 32 18
Blocks 21 12
Points 487 283
Points per game 15.7 16.6
Points per 40 min 19.1 19.9
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 2 Capital W, 73-49 1 24 2-4 50.0 0-1 0.0 5-6 83.3 9
Nov 5 at St. Bonaventure W, 65-53 1 27 4-5 80.0 1-1 100.0 3-7 42.9 12
Nov 9 Heidelberg W, 88-50 1 24 6-10 60.0 3-4 75.0 3-7 42.9 18
Nov 13 at Iona W, 81-72 1 37 5-8 62.5 2-3 66.7 0-0 - 12
Nov 16 at Villanova L, 78-54 1 34 8-15 53.3 2-7 28.6 1-4 25.0 19
Nov 21 at Baylor L, 76-53 1 25 2-5 40.0 1-4 25.0 1-2 50.0 6
Nov 22 vs. Utah L, 80-66 1 35 4-6 66.7 0-1 0.0 5-5 100.0 13
Nov 24 vs. Middle Tenn. W, 75-63 1 35 2-9 22.2 0-3 0.0 1-3 33.3 5
Nov 30 Detroit Mercy W, 91-81 1 36 4-8 50.0 0-2 0.0 8-9 88.9 16
Dec 4 Rio Grande W, 90-51 1 22 7-9 77.8 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 14
Dec 8 Tennessee Tech W, 81-54 1 35 8-16 50.0 3-7 42.9 2-5 40.0 21
Dec 17 Purdue L, 69-51 1 37 1-5 20.0 1-5 20.0 0-0 - 3
Dec 21 Morehead St. W, 82-76 1 30 10-15 66.7 0-3 0.0 4-6 66.7 24
Dec 29 Campbell L, 63-55 1 39 6-13 46.2 1-4 25.0 3-7 42.9 16
Jan 4 at Western Mich. L, 77-65 1 37 6-17 35.3 2-9 22.2 2-2 100.0 16
Jan 7 Eastern Michigan W, 74-68 1 31 3-9 33.3 1-5 20.0 3-7 42.9 10
Jan 11 Bowling Green L, 83-74 1 37 10-15 66.7 5-9 55.6 0-0 - 25
Jan 14 at Buffalo L, 76-73 1 34 11-20 55.0 4-6 66.7 2-2 100.0 28
Jan 18 at Eastern Michigan W, 60-58 1 40 8-14 57.1 2-6 33.3 4-6 66.7 22
Jan 21 Toledo L, 83-74 1 24 4-10 40.0 1-5 20.0 0-1 0.0 9
Jan 25 Akron L, 88-86 1 26 8-13 61.5 1-2 50.0 1-1 100.0 18
Jan 28 at Northern Ill. L, 61-59 1 30 7-10 70.0 0-1 0.0 4-11 36.4 18
Feb 1 at Ball St. L, 65-54 1 35 5-16 31.3 0-7 0.0 2-3 66.7 12
Feb 8 Miami (Ohio) W, 77-46 1 27 6-13 46.2 3-6 50.0 3-3 100.0 18
Feb 11 Western Mich. W, 73-61 1 36 8-18 44.4 0-5 0.0 3-7 42.9 19
Feb 15 at Kent St. L, 87-72 1 37 5-9 55.6 1-4 25.0 1-4 25.0 12
Feb 18 Central Mich. W, 77-69 1 40 6-18 33.3 3-5 60.0 2-5 40.0 17
Feb 22 at Bowling Green L, 62-61 1 34 6-15 40.0 0-4 0.0 1-1 100.0 13
Feb 25 Buffalo W, 80-69 1 29 4-11 36.4 1-5 20.0 5-6 83.3 14
Feb 28 Kent St. W, 76-69 1 40 6-12 50.0 1-4 25.0 7-8 87.5 20
Mar 3 at Akron L, 74-67 1 33 5-14 35.7 1-7 14.3 1-1 100.0 12
Mar 6 at Miami (Ohio) W, 67-65 - - - - - - - - -
Mar 9 Central Mich. W, 85-65 1 36 8-14 57.1 1-2 50.0 8-12 66.7 25
Mar 12 vs. Akron   - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 2 Capital W, 73-49 1 24 0 5 5 3 3 1.0 2 0 2 0
Nov 5 at St. Bonaventure W, 65-53 1 27 1 3 4 2 5 0.4 0 0 4 0
Nov 9 Heidelberg W, 88-50 1 24 5 1 6 2 4 0.5 2 0 2 0
Nov 13 at Iona W, 81-72 1 37 0 5 5 5 6 0.8 3 0 3 0
Nov 16 at Villanova L, 78-54 1 34 1 9 10 1 3 0.3 0 1 1 0
Nov 21 at Baylor L, 76-53 1 25 0 3 3 3 2 1.5 1 2 4 0
Nov 22 vs. Utah L, 80-66 1 35 0 4 4 3 3 1.0 0 0 2 0
Nov 24 vs. Middle Tenn. W, 75-63 1 35 2 9 11 3 2 1.5 4 0 4 0
Nov 30 Detroit Mercy W, 91-81 1 36 0 6 6 4 1 4.0 0 0 2 0
Dec 4 Rio Grande W, 90-51 1 22 0 2 2 3 1 3.0 0 0 1 0
Dec 8 Tennessee Tech W, 81-54 1 35 1 10 11 4 4 1.0 2 2 1 -
Dec 17 Purdue L, 69-51 1 37 0 6 6 3 3 1.0 2 0 3 0
Dec 21 Morehead St. W, 82-76 1 30 1 10 11 4 4 1.0 0 2 4 0
Dec 29 Campbell L, 63-55 1 39 2 5 7 1 3 0.3 0 1 4 0
Jan 4 at Western Mich. L, 77-65 1 37 3 10 13 2 2 1.0 1 1 2 0
Jan 7 Eastern Michigan W, 74-68 1 31 1 6 7 6 3 2.0 2 2 3 0
Jan 11 Bowling Green L, 83-74 1 37 0 8 8 1 1 1.0 0 2 4 0
Jan 14 at Buffalo L, 76-73 1 34 4 1 5 1 0 - 0 2 1 0
Jan 18 at Eastern Michigan W, 60-58 1 40 1 10 11 3 6 0.5 0 0 1 0
Jan 21 Toledo L, 83-74 1 24 1 3 4 2 4 0.5 2 0 5 0
Jan 25 Akron L, 88-86 1 26 2 1 3 2 4 0.5 1 1 3 0
Jan 28 at Northern Ill. L, 61-59 1 30 3 5 8 2 3 0.7 1 0 2 0
Feb 1 at Ball St. L, 65-54 1 35 1 8 9 2 2 1.0 0 1 2 0
Feb 8 Miami (Ohio) W, 77-46 1 27 0 4 4 1 2 0.5 0 1 3 0
Feb 11 Western Mich. W, 73-61 1 36 1 8 9 1 3 0.3 1 1 3 0
Feb 15 at Kent St. L, 87-72 1 37 2 3 5 4 5 0.8 1 0 2 0
Feb 18 Central Mich. W, 77-69 1 40 1 6 7 4 2 2.0 4 0 3 0
Feb 22 at Bowling Green L, 62-61 1 34 2 3 5 2 0 - 3 0 3 0
Feb 25 Buffalo W, 80-69 1 29 2 6 8 5 1 5.0 0 0 5 1
Feb 28 Kent St. W, 76-69 1 40 0 6 6 2 5 0.4 0 0 3 0
Mar 3 at Akron L, 74-67 1 33 0 6 6 1 3 0.3 2 1 2 0
Mar 6 at Miami (Ohio) W, 67-65 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 9 Central Mich. W, 85-65 1 36 2 8 10 7 2 3.5 0 1 2 0
Mar 12 vs. Akron   - - - - - - - - - - - -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2017-18 - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
2018-19 31 1 23.2 3.0-7.5 40.7 1.6-5.2 30.9 0.9-1.3 70.7 8.6
2019-20 31 31 33.0 5.9-12.0 49.2 1.3-4.4 29.9 2.6-4.4 59.3 15.7
Total 62 32 28.1 4.5-9.7 45.9 1.5-4.8 30.4 1.8-2.8 61.9 12.2
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2017-18 - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
2018-19 31 1 718 94-231 40.7 50-162 30.9 29-41 70.7 267
2019-20 31 31 1022 183-372 49.2 41-137 29.9 80-135 59.3 487
Total 62 32 1740 277-603 45.9 91-299 30.4 109-176 61.9 754
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2017-18 - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
2018-19 31 1 23.2 5.2-12.9 40.7 2.8-9.0 30.9 1.6-2.3 70.7 14.9
2019-20 31 31 33.0 7.2-14.6 49.2 1.6-5.4 29.9 3.1-5.3 59.3 19.1
Total 62 32 28.1 6.4-13.9 45.9 2.1-6.9 30.4 2.5-4.0 61.9 17.3
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2017-18 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2018-19 31 1 23.2 1.3 3.9 5.2 1.8 0.0 1.5 1.1 1.5 0.9 0.5
2019-20 31 31 33.0 1.3 5.6 6.9 2.7 0.0 2.8 2.9 1.0 1.0 0.7
Total 62 32 28.1 1.3 4.8 6.1 2.2 0.0 2.2 2.0 1.1 1.0 0.6
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2017-18 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2018-19 31 1 718 40 122 162 55 0 48 33 1.5 28 15
2019-20 31 31 1022 39 175 214 84 1 86 89 1.0 32 21
Total 62 32 1740 79 297 376 139 1 134 122 1.1 60 36
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2017-18 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2018-19 31 1 23.2 2.2 6.8 9.0 3.1 0.0 2.7 1.8 1.5 1.6 0.8
2019-20 31 31 33.0 1.5 6.8 8.4 3.3 0.0 3.4 3.5 1.0 1.3 0.8
Total 62 32 28.1 1.8 6.8 8.6 3.2 0.0 3.1 2.8 1.1 1.4 0.8
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 31 31 33.0 5.9-12.0 49.2 1.3-4.4 29.9 2.6-4.4 59.3 15.7
Conference 17 17 33.5 6.4-13.8 46.2 1.5-5.3 28.9 2.4-4.0 60.3 16.6
Exhibition 1 1 24.0 2.0-4.0 50.0 0.0-1.0 0.0 5.0-6.0 83.3 9.0
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Home 17 17 32.3 6.2-12.3 50.2 1.5-4.4 33.8 3.1-4.9 61.9 16.9
Away 12 12 33.6 6.0-12.3 48.6 1.3-4.9 27.1 1.8-3.6 51.2 15.2
Neutral 2 2 35.0 3.0-7.5 40.0 0.0-2.0 0.0 3.0-4.0 75.0 9.0
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Wins 16 16 32.8 5.9-11.8 50.3 1.3-3.9 33.9 3.5-5.7 61.5 16.7
Losses 15 15 33.1 5.9-12.2 48.1 1.3-5.0 26.7 1.6-2.9 54.5 14.7
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November 8 8 31.6 4.4-8.2 53.0 1.1-3.1 36.0 2.8-4.6 59.5 12.6
December 5 5 32.6 6.4-11.6 55.2 1.0-4.0 25.0 1.8-3.6 50.0 15.6
January 8 8 32.4 7.1-13.5 52.8 2.0-5.4 37.2 2.0-3.8 53.3 18.3
February 8 8 34.8 5.8-14.0 41.1 1.1-5.0 22.5 3.0-4.6 64.9 15.6
March 2 2 34.5 6.5-14.0 46.4 1.0-4.5 22.2 4.5-6.5 69.2 18.5
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 31 31 1022 183-372 49.2 41-137 29.9 80-135 59.3 487
Conference 17 17 570 108-234 46.2 26-90 28.9 41-68 60.3 283
Exhibition 1 1 24 2-4 50.0 0-1 0.0 5-6 83.3 9
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Home 17 17 549 105-209 50.2 25-74 33.8 52-84 61.9 287
Away 12 12 403 72-148 48.6 16-59 27.1 22-43 51.2 182
Neutral 2 2 70 6-15 40.0 0-4 0.0 6-8 75.0 18
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Wins 16 16 525 95-189 50.3 21-62 33.9 56-91 61.5 267
Losses 15 15 497 88-183 48.1 20-75 26.7 24-44 54.5 220
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November 8 8 253 35-66 53.0 9-25 36.0 22-37 59.5 101
December 5 5 163 32-58 55.2 5-20 25.0 9-18 50.0 78
January 8 8 259 57-108 52.8 16-43 37.2 16-30 53.3 146
February 8 8 278 46-112 41.1 9-40 22.5 24-37 64.9 125
March 2 2 69 13-28 46.4 2-9 22.2 9-13 69.2 37
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 31 31 33.0 7.2-14.6 49.2 1.6-5.4 29.9 3.1-5.3 59.3 19.1
Conference 17 17 33.5 7.6-16.4 46.2 1.8-6.3 28.9 2.9-4.8 60.3 19.9
Exhibition 1 1 24.0 3.3-6.7 50.0 0.0-1.7 0.0 8.3-10.0 83.3 15.0
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Home 17 17 32.3 7.7-15.2 50.2 1.8-5.4 33.8 3.8-6.1 61.9 20.9
Away 12 12 33.6 7.1-14.7 48.6 1.6-5.9 27.1 2.2-4.3 51.2 18.1
Neutral 2 2 35.0 3.4-8.6 40.0 0.0-2.3 0.0 3.4-4.6 75.0 10.3
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Wins 16 16 32.8 7.2-14.4 50.3 1.6-4.7 33.9 4.3-6.9 61.5 20.3
Losses 15 15 33.1 7.1-14.7 48.1 1.6-6.0 26.7 1.9-3.5 54.5 17.7
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November 8 8 31.6 5.5-10.4 53.0 1.4-4.0 36.0 3.5-5.8 59.5 16.0
December 5 5 32.6 7.9-14.2 55.2 1.2-4.9 25.0 2.2-4.4 50.0 19.1
January 8 8 32.4 8.8-16.7 52.8 2.5-6.6 37.2 2.5-4.6 53.3 22.5
February 8 8 34.8 6.6-16.1 41.1 1.3-5.8 22.5 3.5-5.3 64.9 18.0
March 2 2 34.5 7.5-16.2 46.4 1.2-5.2 22.2 5.2-7.5 69.2 21.4
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 31 31 33.0 1.3 5.6 6.9 2.7 0.0 2.8 2.9 1.0 1.0 0.7
Conference 17 17 33.5 1.4 5.5 6.9 2.8 0.1 2.4 2.7 0.9 1.1 0.7
Exhibition 1 1 24.0 0.0 5.0 5.0 2.0 0.0 3.0 3.0 1.0 2.0 0.0
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Home 17 17 32.3 1.1 5.6 6.8 3.0 0.1 3.1 2.8 1.1 0.9 0.8
Away 12 12 33.6 1.5 5.5 7.0 2.3 0.0 2.3 3.1 0.8 1.0 0.7
Neutral 2 2 35.0 1.0 6.5 7.5 3.0 0.0 3.0 2.5 1.2 2.0 0.0
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Wins 16 16 32.8 1.1 6.3 7.4 2.8 0.1 3.5 3.2 1.1 1.1 0.6
Losses 15 15 33.1 1.4 5.0 6.4 2.7 0.0 2.0 2.5 0.8 0.9 0.8
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November 8 8 31.6 1.1 5.0 6.1 2.8 0.0 2.9 3.3 0.9 1.3 0.4
December 5 5 32.6 0.8 6.6 7.4 2.6 0.0 3.0 3.0 1.0 0.8 1.0
January 8 8 32.4 1.9 5.5 7.4 2.6 0.0 2.4 2.9 0.8 0.9 1.0
February 8 8 34.8 1.1 5.5 6.6 3.0 0.1 2.6 2.5 1.1 1.1 0.4
March 2 2 34.5 1.0 7.0 8.0 2.0 0.0 4.0 2.5 1.6 1.0 1.0
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 31 31 1022 39 175 214 84 1 86 89 1.0 32 21
Conference 17 17 570 24 94 118 47 1 41 46 0.9 18 12
Exhibition 1 1 24 0 5 5 2 0 3 3 1.0 2 0
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Home 17 17 549 19 96 115 51 1 52 47 1.1 16 13
Away 12 12 403 18 66 84 27 0 28 37 0.8 12 8
Neutral 2 2 70 2 13 15 6 0 6 5 1.2 4 0
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Wins 16 16 525 18 100 118 44 1 56 51 1.1 18 9
Losses 15 15 497 21 75 96 40 0 30 38 0.8 14 12
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November 8 8 253 9 40 49 22 0 23 26 0.9 10 3
December 5 5 163 4 33 37 13 0 15 15 1.0 4 5
January 8 8 259 15 44 59 21 0 19 23 0.8 7 8
February 8 8 278 9 44 53 24 1 21 20 1.1 9 3
March 2 2 69 2 14 16 4 0 8 5 1.6 2 2
  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 33.0 1.5 6.8 8.4 3.3 0.0 3.4 3.5 1.0 1.3 0.8
Conference 17 17 33.5 1.7 6.6 8.3 3.3 0.1 2.9 3.2 0.9 1.3 0.8
Exhibition 1 1 24.0 0.0 8.3 8.3 3.3 0.0 5.0 5.0 1.0 3.3 0.0
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Home 17 17 32.3 1.4 7.0 8.4 3.7 0.1 3.8 3.4 1.1 1.2 0.9
Away 12 12 33.6 1.8 6.6 8.3 2.7 0.0 2.8 3.7 0.8 1.2 0.8
Neutral 2 2 35.0 1.1 7.4 8.6 3.4 0.0 3.4 2.9 1.2 2.3 0.0
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Wins 16 16 32.8 1.4 7.6 9.0 3.4 0.1 4.3 3.9 1.1 1.4 0.7
Losses 15 15 33.1 1.7 6.0 7.7 3.2 0.0 2.4 3.1 0.8 1.1 1.0
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November 8 8 31.6 1.4 6.3 7.7 3.5 0.0 3.6 4.1 0.9 1.6 0.5
December 5 5 32.6 1.0 8.1 9.1 3.2 0.0 3.7 3.7 1.0 1.0 1.2
January 8 8 32.4 2.3 6.8 9.1 3.2 0.0 2.9 3.6 0.8 1.1 1.2
February 8 8 34.8 1.3 6.3 7.6 3.5 0.1 3.0 2.9 1.1 1.3 0.4
March 2 2 34.5 1.2 8.1 9.3 2.3 0.0 4.6 2.9 1.6 1.2 1.2