Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Tuesday recap: Hall of a win for Pirates
By Jeremy Lundblad, ESPN Stats & Info
Player of the Night: Jordan Theodore The Seton Hall Pirates needed a win on Tuesday and Theodore delivered. The senior scored a career-high 29 points as the Pirates knocked off Georgetown, 73-55. The win puts Seton Hall in a far safer NCAA Tournament position. Often teams struggle when their point guards become the primary scoring option, but not Seton Hall. The Pirates are 9-1 when Theodore scores at least 18 points and 10-8 when he doesn’t.
Scoring Star: Colt Ryan Ryan poured in a career-high 43 points, but the Evansville Aces came up short in a 93-92 overtime loss to Creighton. It’s the most points in a loss since Marshon Brooks had 52 points against Notre Dame last season. Ryan’s 43 also is the second-most points in a road game this season, behind Creighton’s Doug McDermott, who had 44 at Bradley.
Stat Sheet Stuffer: Kendall Marshall Marshall added scoring to his repertoire in North Carolina’s 86-74 win against NC State. To go with his usual 13 assists, Marshall had a career-high 22 points, just the ninth time this season that he’s had more points than assists. Marshall joins Connecticut’s Shabazz Napier as the only players with at least 22 points and 13 assists in a game this season.
Streak Stopper: Binghamton The Bearcats snapped a 27-game losing streak with a 57-53 win against Vermont. With that, there are no more winless teams in Division I. The nation’s longest losing streak now belongs to Navy, which has lost 19 in a row.
Ugly Stat Line of the Night: Georgia Tech On Jan. 19, Georgia Tech had its worst scoring output in 30 years in a 70-38 loss to Virginia. On Tuesday, the Yellow Jackets did that one worse, losing to Clemson, 56-37. It’s the fewest points scored by Georgia Tech since a 58-36 loss at Wake Forest in February of 1982. To make matters worse, both the Clemson and Virginia losses came at home.