Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Numbers to Know: Tuesday Recap
By Jeremy Lundblad ESPN Stats & Info
Player of the Night -- Aaron Craft, Ohio State While bringing his customary tenacious defense, Craft had 15 points (10 in the second half), four rebounds, four assists and four steals in Ohio State’s 67-58 win at No. 2 Indiana. For Ohio State, it was just the third true road win in school history over a top-two opponent.
Bench Player of the Night -- LaDarius White, Ole Miss In a game with huge bubble implications, Ole Miss held off Alabama 87-83 on senior night. White had 17 points, four rebounds, two steals and two assists off the bench for the Rebels. He’s the first Ole Miss player to come off the bench and put up that stat line in a conference game since Dwayne Curtis in 2006.
Scorer of the Night -- Dwayne Davis, Southern Miss A career-high 35 points from Davis wasn’t enough as Southern Miss fell to Marshall, 88-84. Despite the loss, Davis’ night is worthy of mention. In addition to 35 points, he had five rebounds, four assists and four steals. He’s just the third player this season to reach all of those totals, joining Texas State’s Joel Wright and Temple’s Khalif Wyatt. But the last C-USA player to do it was Houston’s Damon Jones in 1996.
Freshman of the Night -- Olivier Hanlan, Boston College Hanlan scored 21 of his 24 points in the second half, as Boston College picked up a rare road win at Clemson. The Eagles had lost seven straight on road going into this one. At 14.6 points per game, Hanlan leads all ACC freshmen in scoring.
Ugly Stat Line -- Illinois Fighting Illini Illinois continues to be one of the nation’s most confusing squads. The same team that won six of its previous seven shot just 28.6 percent in a 63-55 loss at Iowa. That’s Illinois’ lowest field goal percentage in a Big Ten game in more than six years.