Monday, November 15, 2010
Big-time individual numbers in Week 1
By Diamond Leung
These guys really know how to fill up a stat sheet, and here are the stories behind their numbers:
Florida State forward Chris Singleton had a triple-double with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 10 steals in a win against UNC Greensboro. It was the third triple-double in school history and the first time in ACC history a triple-double involved those categories. The 10 steals set a school record, and just for good measure, he had six assists and four blocks. "Chris contributes for us when he's not scoring," coach Leonard Hamilton told the Tallahassee Democrat. "He is quick and has such long arms that he makes things difficult for opponents."
Idaho State guard Broderick Gilchrest briefly led the nation in scoring when he hung a career-high 39 points on Colorado in a season-opening loss. But two days later, the entire team only managed 42 points in a loss to Arizona, with Gilchrest scoring four of them.
Virginia Commonwealth senior Joey Rodriguez dished out a school-record 17 assists in a win against UNC Greensboro (two days before Singleton's game against the Spartans). Rodriguez also had 22 points, four steals and four rebounds, and according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, he did it on a sprained ankle. "Statistically, it's tough to ask for a better night out of a point guard," coach Shaka Smart said.
Ohio State senior Dallas Lauderdale had eight blocks in a win against North Carolina A&T and was two blocks away from a triple-double on a day when he notched the first double-double of his career. He downplayed the blocks, saying, "It's not necessarily a good thing because it means the guards are getting driven on, but I was happy to do what could to help the team."
Saint Mary's freshman Stephen Holt made his debut memorable with a school-record nine steals in a win against the College of Idaho. Holt was in the lineup because sophomore Matthew Dellavedova came off the bench while nursing a hamstring injury, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.