Monday, January 7, 2013
Numbers to Know: Weekend recap
By Jeremy Lundblad ESPN Stats & Info
Player of the Weekend – Trey Burke, Michigan Burke scored 19 points to go with a career-high 12 assists in the Wolverines' 95-67 win over Iowa. He became the first Big Ten player with 12 assists and one turnover or fewer in a conference game since Drew Neitzel in 2006. Over the past seven seasons, the only other players with 19 points, 12 assists and one turnover or fewer in a conference game were Kendall Marshall and Acie Law IV.
Scorer of the Weekend – Kelly Olynyk, Gonzaga Olynyk scored a career-high 33 points to go with 10 rebounds in Gonzaga's 81-74 win at Santa Clara. He became the first Gonzaga player to reach both of those totals in a game since Ronny Turiaf in 2004. Coming off a redshirt season, Olynyk has been a breakout player for the Bulldogs, scoring in double figures in 12 of his 13 games. Olynyk went 12-for-15 from the field in this one, and currently ranks third in the nation with a 67.5 field goal percentage.
Stat Sheet Stuffer – D.J. Cooper, Ohio Cooper handed out a career-high 17 assists in Ohio's 94-57 win over Marshall on Saturday. He also added 12 points, six rebounds and four steals. Cooper joins Courtney Pigram (2007) as the only players to reach those totals in a game in the past 15 seasons. Cooper now has 811 career assists, which puts him on track for a top-10 all-time total. Matthew Dellavedova (645) is the only other active player with 600.
Strange Stat Line – Quinn Cook, Duke Cook went scoreless on 0-for-11 shooting from the field, but managed 14 assists in Duke's 80-62 win over Wake Forest. The last player with more assists in a scoreless game was Charlotte’s DiJuan Harris (15) in 2009. Cook came two assists shy of Bobby Hurley’s school record. But he also became the first Blue Devil to go 0-for-11 or worse from the field since Dahntay Jones in 2003.
Bench Player of the Weekend – Rion Brown, Miami (FL) Brown scored a career-high 22 points off the bench in Miami's 62-49 win at Georgia Tech. That’s more than he’d scored in the previous four games combined. It’s the most points for a Hurricane off the bench against a Division I opponent since Marcus Barnes had 24 against Connecticut in 2001.
Freshman of the Weekend – Javan Felix, Texas The Longhorns came up short in overtime against Baylor, but that shouldn’t diminish Felix’s performance. He finished with 26 points, nine assists and only one turnover. The last freshman to do that in a game was Chris Paul in 2004.