Friday, February 10, 2012
Thursday recap: Murray State finally falls
By Tyler Korn, ESPN Stats & Info
And Then There Were None
Fewest Losses in a Season Since 1985
Didn't Make Men’s Basketball Champ.
College of Charleston
>> UNLV was ineligible in 1992 (26-2)
Murray State becomes the last Division I men’s team to lose, falling to Tennessee State, 72-68. Murray State led by as much as 13 in the second half, but allowed Tennessee State to outscore them 37-20 in the final 14:45.
Not only is it the first loss for Murray State, it’s the first career loss for Racers head coach Steve Prohm.
Although Murray State just lost for the first time this season, should the Racers be concerned about not even making the Men’s Basketball Championship?
Murray State has five regular season games remaining, including next Saturday at home against No. 13 Saint Mary's. If the Racers lose two of those five games, lose in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament and don't get an at-large bid, the Racers would wind up on this list.
Gonzaga hands No. 13 Saint Mary’s its first loss since December Kevin Pangos scored 27 points (5-of-6 from 3-point range) and Elias Harris contributes 10 points and 10 rebounds as Gonzaga hands Saint Mary's its first WCC loss of the season and snaps its 12-game winning streak. The Bulldogs have beaten the Gaels in three of their past four meetings and three straight times when Saint Mary's has been ranked. Gonzaga has defeated Saint Mary's in 15 of its last 16 meetings in Spokane.
Mississippi State avoids being swept by Ole Miss for first time since 1998 Arnett Moultrie had 18 points and nine rebounds to lead the Bulldogs. Dee Bost added 15 points and a career-high 13 assists. Mississippi State has won 13 straight home games and avoids being swept by its rival, something that hasn't been done since 1998. Mississippi State is 13-1 at home against Ole Miss under Rick Stansbury. Reginald Buckner had 15 points and 9 rebounds for the Rebels, who have lost three of their four games against ranked opponents this season.
Consecutive Free Throws Made
Division I History
Darnell Archey, BUT
Gary Buchanan, VILL
Steve Novak, MARQ
Scott Wood, NCST
Scott Wood misses a FT In North Carolina State’s 61-52 win over Georgia Tech, Scott Wood had his streak of consecutive free throws made end at 66. The 66 straight made free throws is the fourth-longest streak in Division I history.
Vanderbilt hosts GameDay and Kentucky This will be the 179th meeting between these SEC rivals, with Kentucky leading the all-time series 135-43. The 135 wins against Vanderbilt are the second-most for Kentucky against any one opponent (Tennessee, 148).
The Wildcats have opened SEC play winning their first 10 games for the first time since the 2004-05 season. The past three times Kentucky started 10-0 in the SEC, the Wildcats reached at least the Elite 8 in the each time, including winning the national championship in 1996.
Vanderbilt vs AP No. 1
Past 4 Home Games
For Vanderbilt, the Commodores will look to earn their eighth win and seventh home win against the AP No. 1-ranked team.
If the Commodores pull the upset, they’ll move into a tie for the fourth-most wins all-time against the No. 1-ranked team, along with being tied for the most home wins all-time against the No. 1-ranked team. In fact, the past four times Vanderbilt hosted the No. 1-ranked team, the Commodores won the game.