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Player of the Night – Kenny Kadji, Miami (FL)
The Hurricanes crushed Duke 90-63, the third-biggest loss ever suffered by an AP No. 1 team. Kenny Kadji scored a career-high 22 points on 9-for-11 shooting from the field. Over the past 15 years, the only players to shoot that well against the nation’s top-ranked team were North Carolina’s Sean May (2005) and Louisville’s Kyle Kuric (2010). Oh, and Kadji did all of that while going up against Wooden Award candidate Mason Plumlee.
Scorer of the Night – Murphy Burnatowski, Colgate
Colgate snapped a three-game losing streak with a 93-90 overtime win over Army. Murphy Burnatowski scored a career-high 35 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 12 seconds to go. He added eight rebounds and three assists. He’s the first Colgate player to reach all three of those totals since Adonal Foyle in 1997.
Bench Player of the Night – Richard Carter, Drake
Richard Carter poured in a career-high 20 points off the bench, as Drake beat No. 17 Creighton 74-67. It was Drake’s first win over a ranked foe since 2008. Aided by a career-high 12 points from Daddy Ugbede, Drake’s bench outscored its starters 43-31.
Blowout of the Night – Southern Miss 102, Marshall 46
Southern Miss beat Marshall by 56 points, its largest win in 56 years. It was also the largest margin ever in a matchup of Conference USA teams. Marshall committed 31 turnovers, the most in a conference game this season. DeAndre Kane was responsible for 11 of those, tied for the most by a player this season.
Ugly Stat of the Night – Seth Curry, Quinn Cook & Tyler Thornton, Duke
Seth Curry (0-10), Quinn Cook (1-12) and Tyler Thornton (0-7) combined to go 1-for-29 from the floor in Duke’s loss. That’s 3.4 percent. That includes 1-for-14 from 3-point range (7.1 percent). Duke shot just 29.7 percent from the field, the lowest for a No. 1 team since Duke shot 27.7 percent against LSU in the 2006 Sweet 16.