Thursday, January 26, 2012
Behind the box scores: Wednesday's games
By ESPN Stats & Information
A scan of the college basketball box scores each night guarantees all kinds of statistical oddities and standout performances. Here are a few we found from Wednesday:
Kent State 90, Northern Illinois 56 Northern Illinois’ starting lineup combined to shoot 2-of-18 from the field; the two made field goals are the fewest by any team’s starting lineup this season, and the field goal percentage of 11.1 is also the lowest by a starting lineup this season. No team’s starters had shot a lower percentage since Dec. 6, 2009, when San Diego’s starters combined to shoot 2-of-27 (7.4 percent) in a loss to Fresno State. Three of NIU's starters did not score, something Texas Tech did later in the night. Entering Wednesday, a team had seen three of its starters go scoreless only 10 times all season.
UTSA 115, Jarvis Christian 49 Jordan Sims of UTSA scored 26 points, making all seven of his 3-point attempts, in 18 minutes off the bench. The 26 points match the most by any player this season in fewer than 20 minutes and the seven 3-pointers without a miss also match the most by anyone this season.
Notre Dame 55, Seton Hall 42 Notre Dame made just 13 baskets in the victory. Only two teams this season have made fewer field goals in a victory. One of them was fellow Big East team Georgetown, which had 12 in Saturday's win over Rutgers.
Wright State 69, UIC 63 Wright State’s Julius Mays hit 19 of 20 free-throw attempts in his team’s win. Mays’ 19 made free throws are the second-most by any player this season and his free-throw percentage of 95.0 is the highest percentage (minimum 20 free throws) since North Texas’ Tristan Thompson made all 20 of his free throw attempts on March 6 of last season.