Sunday, January 22, 2012
Behind the box scores: Saturday edition
By ESPN Stats & Information
A scan of the box scores always reveals statistical oddities and under-the-radar performances. Here are some we found from Saturday's games:
Kansas 69, Texas 66 Texas guard J'Covan Brown shot 7-of-26 (27 percent) from the field after going 8-of-28 (29 percent) in his previous outing. This season, 18 different players have taken at least 26 shots in a game, but Brown is the first to do it twice. He's also had the two worst shooting performances of those players.
West Virginia 77, Cincinnati 74 Darryl "Truck" Bryant missed as many field goals (14) in 44 minutes as the rest of the West Virginia's starters missed in 131 minutes played.
Missouri 89, Baylor 88 Baylor guard Pierre Jackson scored 20 points and handed out 15 assists in his first start of the season. He's the first player to reach those levels in a game since VCU's Joey Rodriguez (22 and 17) on Nov. 12, 2010.
Eastern Michigan 41, Toledo 38 The 41 points are the second-fewest scored by a winning team this season. Arkansas-Little Rock defeated Florida Atlantic 40-38 earlier this month.
Drexel 71, Northeastern 53 Northeastern's Quincy Ford missed all four of his field goal attempts but was 10-10 from the free throw line. He's just the second double-figure scorer this season to go perfect from the line while not making a field goal.
Pacific 64, UC Davis 48 UC Davis shot 50 percent from the 3-point line (9-18), but only 24 percent from 2-point range (7-29) in its 16-point loss.
Nevada 74, Fresno State 61 Trillion of the night: Patrick Nyeko of Nevada played 10 minutes without recording a stat in the Wolf Pack's 74-61 win.
Elsewhere around college basketball ... Jan. 18, 2003. That’s the last time Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Boeheim and Jim Calhoun all tasted defeat on the same day.
Saturday, it happened again, as No. 1 Syracuse fell on the road at Notre Dame, No. 4 Duke saw its 45-game home win streak snapped against Florida State and No. 11 Connecticut lost its second straight game and fourth of its last six.
The Orange falls after beginning 20-0, the best start to a season in Syracuse history. The loss leaves Murray State (20-0) as the only remaining undefeated team in Division I.