Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Numbers to Know: Monday recap
By Jeremy Lundblad, ESPN Stats & Information
Player of the night: Otto Porter, Georgetown Hoyas After three straight defensive battles, Georgetown’s offense finally kicked into gear with an 89-53 win over Longwood. Porter was a big reason, finishing with a career-high 22 points to go with seven assists, four rebounds, four steals and a block.
Over the past 15 years, the only other forward from a major conference team to post all of those numbers in a game was Luke Walton in 2002. Porter ranks in the top 10 nationally in assists and steals among forwards this season.
Stat sheet stuffer: Jayon James, Louisiana-Monroe Louisiana-Monroe snapped a 20-game home losing streak with a 68-61 overtime win over Southeastern Louisiana. James flirted with a triple-double, finishing with 10 points to go with career highs in rebounds (12) and assists (7).
Scorer of the night: Erick Green, Virginia Tech Hokies One of the nation’s top breakout players, Green scored 23 points as Virginia Tech made easy work of Mississippi Valley State.
He’s now scored 20 or more points in each of the Hokies’ first nine games. The last player in school history to do that was Bimbo Coles in the 1989-90 season. Neither Coles nor Dell Curry, another notable Virginia Tech alum, finished a season in the top five in the nation in scoring. Green is currently second.
Freshman of the night: Kendall Knorr, Navy Midshipmen Knorr had his third straight big game coming off the bench, matching a career high with 15 points in Navy's 69-59 win over Bryant University. Knorr’s free throws were key down the stretch, as he hit seven in the final 40 seconds of the game. Of his 15 points, 12 came in the second half.