Sunday, March 4, 2012
Behind the box scores: Saturday's games
By ESPN Stats & Info
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 Saturday:
Vermont 50, Maine 40 Maine missed all 17 of its 3-point attempts in an America East quarterfinal loss, becoming the first team to attempt that many 3s without a make in a conference tournament game since 2005, when Duquesne went 0-for-21 in a Atlantic 10 first round loss.
Washington State 43, USC 38 Washington State’s 43 points are the second-fewest by a major-conference team in a win this season. Illinois beat Michigan State 42-41 on Jan. 31.
Oregon 94, Utah 48 Utah’s 46-point loss is the largest in school history. The Utes trailed 52-14 at halftime. Despite the large deficit, Utah actually had the game’s leading scorer; Jason Washburn scored a career-high 26 points in defeat.
Massachusetts 89, Rhode Island 83 UMass’ Jesse Morgan was 9-for-9 from the field, including 6-for-6 from 3-point range. He’s first player to take at least nine field goals and six 3s without missing since Oregon’s Brice Taylor was 11-for-11 from the field and 7-for-7 from 3-point range in the 2007 Pac-10 Tournament championship game.
Colorado State 75, Air Force 65 In the loss, the Falcons handed out 22 assists on 23 made baskets, the third-highest assist percentage by a team in a game this season.