Thursday, December 13, 2012
Numbers to know: Wednesday recap
By Jeremy Lundblad, ESPN Stats & Information
Player of the Night – Andre Roberson, Colorado Roberson was an enormous presence in Colorado’s 50-43 win over Fresno State, finishing with 17 points and a career-high 20 rebounds.
The last Pac-12 player with a 17-20 game was Leon Powe in 2006. It was Colorado’s first 20-rebound effort since Stephane Pelle in 2002, and first in a road game in almost 52 years.
Freshman of the Night – Isaiah Austin, Baylor Austin scored 23 points and added 17 rebounds in Baylor’s 85-68 win over Lamar. He’s just the fourth player in Baylor history to reach both of those totals in a game.
Austin’s performance puts him alongside a pair of freshman legends. He joins Kevin Durant and Michael Beasley as the only Big 12 freshmen to post at least 23 points and 17 rebounds in a game.
Scorer of the Night – Keith Clanton, UCF Clanton had one of the most efficient scoring games in recent memory as UCF beat Bethune-Cookman. He went 14-for-15 from the field to finish with 30 points and 13 rebounds.
The last player to attempt at least 15 shots and miss only one was Stephen F. Austin’s Matt Kingsley in 2008. The last player to go at least 14-for-15 from the field while collecting 13 rebounds was Washington’s Todd MacCulloch in 1998.
Stat Sheet Stuffer – Jerrelle Benimon, Towson On a night where big men posted some huge double-doubles, Benimon scored 30 points to go with 18 rebounds in Towson’s loss to Temple. The transfer from Georgetown is the first player to reach both of those totals since Yale’s Greg Mangano last season. The last CAA player to do so was Delaware’s Hardin Nana in 2006.
Bench Player of the Night – Devon Collier, Oregon State Collier led all scorers with 23 points, as the Beavers held off Portland State 79-74. A starter for most of his first two seasons in Corvallis, Collier has exclusively come off the bench in 2012-13. His 14.3 points-per-game average is tied for the fourth-highest among those who’ve yet to start a game. Northwestern State’s DeQuan Hicks leads that category with 15.3.