Thursday, February 16, 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 some we found from Wednesday:
UAB 47, SMU 28 SMU shot 8-for-46 (17.4 percent) in scoring just 28 points in the loss. That’s the lowest field goal percentage by a team this season, and only two teams have scored fewer points in a game (Arkansas State on Nov. 22 and Towson on Jan. 4 each scored 27). Last season, SMU shot 72.3 percent in a game against Lamar, the highest field goal percentage by any team in 2010-11.
Drake 62, Bradley 55 Bradley missed all 20 of its 3-point attempts in the loss, the second most 3-point attempts without a make by a team this season. South Alabama missed all 24 3-point attempts in a loss to Florida State on Nov. 20.
Oakland 76, Southern Utah 68 (OT) Four of Oakland’s starters did not make a field goal, the first time this season a team has done that. Drew Valentine played the full 45 minutes without a field goal, the most minutes by any player without a basket in a game this season. The one starter who did make a field goal, Reggie Hamilton, also made all 13 of his free throw attempts. It’s the third time Hamilton has gone at least 12-for-12 from the line; no other player has done it more than once.
Air Force 58, Wyoming 53 Air Force became the second team this season to win a game despite not recording an offensive rebound (Norfolk State on Nov. 27 against Eastern Kentucky was the other). No team last season failed to record an offensive rebound in a game.