College Basketball Nation: Cameron Moore

Behind the box scores: Saturday's games

February, 12, 2012
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.

Indiana State 78, Southern Illinois 68
Indiana State made all 12 of its 3-point attempts Saturday, the most 3-pointers without a miss in a single game in NCAA history. The previous record for most 3s without a miss was nine, done by Minnesota against Penn State on Jan. 11, 2009.

Lipscomb 99, Stetson 91 (OT)
Lipscomb scored 25 points in the extra session, one shy of the NCAA Division I record for points in an overtime period. The record of 26 was done by Vermont on Jan. 24, 1998, against Hartford.

Duke 73, Maryland 55
Duke’s Miles Plumlee had 22 rebounds in 28 minutes off the bench, the most rebounds by a bench player since Sean May had 24 against Duke on March 6, 2005 (May did not start that game because it was North Carolina’s Senior Day). Plumlee is the first player this season with at least 20 rebounds in fewer than 30 minutes of playing time.

Michigan State 58, Ohio State 48
Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger had 17 points, 16 rebounds and 10 turnovers in the Buckeyes’ loss Saturday. It’s the first "triple-double" using points, rebounds and turnovers in Division I this season. Jerrell Williams of La Salle had the last one on Jan. 19, 2011, against Duquesne.

Kansas 81, Oklahoma State 66
The Jayhawks’ Jeff Withey had 18 points, 20 rebounds and seven blocks in the win. He’s the first player to reach all three of those levels in the same game since VCU’s Larry Sanders put up the exact same line on March 9, 2009, in the CAA championship game against George Mason.

Texas 75, Kansas State 64
Texas attempted 48 free throws to Kansas State’s 12. That free throw differential of 36 is the largest in a game involving a Big Six team this season and the third-largest overall. Texas’ 48 free throw attempts are the second most by a Big Six team on the season (Washington attempted 59 on Jan. 10 against Seattle).

Texas Tech 65, Oklahoma 47
Oklahoma scored just six points in the paint, the fewest points in the paint in a game by a Big Six team this season.

St. Bonaventure 69, Duquesne 48
Florida Atlantic 86, North Texas 81 (2OT)
St. Bonaventure’s Andrew Nicholson scored 21 points and grabbed 23 rebounds in the Bonnies’ win, and North Texas’ Tony Mitchell scored 22 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in the Mean Green’s double-overtime loss. They became just the sixth and seventh players this season to record a 20-20 game. Nicholson’s 23 rebounds are the second most in a game this season, trailing only UAB's Cameron Moore, who had 24 on Dec. 28.

Seattle 100, Longwood 99 (OT)
Seattle’s Chad Rasmussen was 6-for-17 from the field in the Redhawks’ win, with all of his attempts coming from 3-point range. That is the most 3-pointers attempted in a game without attempting a 2-point field goal.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff 64, Southern 58
Trillion of the Night: Jamar Harris of Arkansas-Pine Bluff played 12 minutes without accumulating a single stat in his team’s 64-58 win over Southern.
Melo sets Syracuse record
Fab Melo blocked a school-record 10 shots as Syracuse defeated Seton Hall 75-49 on Thursday. Etan Thomas previously held the Syracuse record with nine blocks, which he reached on three occasions. The performance doubled Melo’s previous career high of five.

Melo had eight blocks at halftime, and was poised to challenge Dikembe Mutombo’s record of 12 in a Big East conference game. But Melo logged only eight second-half minutes in the blowout. It’s still tied for the third-most blocks in a Big East game.

Rebels runnin’ up the score
UNLV shot 67.1 percent in a 124-75 win over Central Arkansas. It’s the most points scored by UNLV since the 1990-91 squad that included Larry Johnson, Stacey Augmon and Greg Anthony. It’s the most points scored against a Division I opponent since Seton Hall put up 134 on VMI in December 2009.

UNLV’s bench scored 82 points, the most by a bench against a Division I opponent since UMKC got 94 points from its reserves in a 2007 loss to Oakland. Chace Stanback came off the bench and went 9-for-11 from 3-point range to lead all scorers with 29 points.

Moore owns the boards
UAB’s Cameron Moore pulled down a school-record 24 rebounds in a 56-49 win over George Washington. It’s the most rebounds in a game since December 2009 when Morgan State’s Kevin Thompson grabbed 25. Moore also led all scorers with 19 points, and had a double-double at halftime.

His 24 rebounds equaled George Washington’s team rebounding total on the night. In the second half, he single-handedly outrebounded the Colonials 14-12.

Everything but the points
The outcome of St. Joseph’s 81-50 win over Morgan State was never in doubt, so let’s just focus on one of the strangest lines of the season. Halil Kanacevic had seven blocks, eight rebounds, 12 assists and five fouls in 22 minutes. Oh, and he went scoreless.

His 12 assists fell two shy of the school record, and were the third most this season without scoring a point. His seven blocks tied the most in a scoreless game this season. Not surprisingly, he’s the only player in at least the past 15 seasons with 12 assists and seven blocks in a game.

The numbers you need to know

December, 6, 2010
A look inside the numbers from Sunday's action:

1. UAB Getting Much More From Moore -- Cameron Moore just might be the most improved player in the nation. At least that’s what the numbers say. After averaging 3.1 points per game in his first two seasons at UAB, the junior is putting up 19.7 ppg and 9.4 rebounds per game. He’s second in C-USA in both categories. On Sunday, he took it to another level. Facing 7-1 Kent State, Moore went for 28 points and 15 rebounds, both career-highs. It’s just the fifth 28-15 game by a D-I player this season. Though nine games, Moore has more points (177) than he had in his first two seasons combined (171).

2. A Young Blue Demon to Watch -- As strong as the Big East is at the top, the conference lacks the hype that comes with a breakout freshman. It may have found one in DePaul’s Brandon Young. The guard out of Baltimore certainly isn’t the most hyped freshman in the league, but in the rebuilt Blue Demons’ lineup, he’s getting the chance to shine. On Sunday against Central Michigan, Young exploded for 31 points. He was a perfect 6-for-6 from 3-point range, after entering the game 1-for-9 in his brief career. It’s tied for the second-most points by a freshman this season, and the most by a DePaul frosh since Quentin Richardson in 1998. At 16.3 ppg, he’s tops in scoring among Big East freshman and seventh nationally.

Top Scoring Freshmen, Power Six Conferences
19.0 -- Terrence Jones, Kentucky
17.4 -- Kyrie Irving, Duke
17.0 -- Brandon Knight, Kentucky
16.7 -- Tobias Harris, Tennessee
16.3 -- Brandon Young, DePaul

3. Mike Glover, Robot in Disguise -- A native of the Bronx, Glover’s street ball prowess earned him the nickname “Optimus Prime.” Now the junior college transfer is transforming Iona’s frontcourt. Take a look at what he did over the weekend. On Friday against Canisius, he put up 39 points and 14 rebounds. It was the sixth-highest scoring total in program history. Glover followed that up with 30 points and 11 rebounds Sunday against Niagara. He shot 14-for-17 from the floor, the best shooting performance by a player this season (min: 15 attempts).

4. Hartford Goes Ice Cold in Tallahassee -- Florida State’s tenacious defense continues to bewilder opponents. The Seminoles have held all eight opponents under 40 percent from the field and opponents are shooting just 31.6 percent from the field. Even with that precedent, the second half of Sunday’s win over Hartford was stunning. Leading by just one at the half, the Noles held Hartford to nine points and three field goals in the second half. The Hawks were 3-for-31 (8.8%) from the field after halftime, including 1-for-22 from 3-point range. No Hartford player reached double-figures in the 60-38 loss.

Lowest Opp FG Pct
31.6 -- Florida State
32.9 -- Hampton
34.3 -- Southern Miss
34.3 -- UCF
34.8 -- Air Force

5. Hokies in Deep Trouble -- Virginia Tech has gone from 23rd in the preseason poll to off the radar after losing its ACC opener at home against Virginia 57-54. The Hokies were picked to finish second in the ACC, while the Cavaliers were 11th in the preseason poll. So what’s gone wrong? Depth is a major issue for the Hokies, who lost top bench player J.T. Thompson (torn ACL) for the season in September. Allan Chaney, a transfer from Florida, is out indefinitely due to a heart condition. That lack of depth has led to all five starters averaging over 30 minutes. Of the ACC’s top eight in minutes, four are Hokies. On Sunday, the bench went 0-for-5 from the field and managed only two points. Over their last four games, Tech is averaging just 5.3 ppg off the bench. At 9.9 ppg on the season, the Hokies have the lowest scoring bench of any school in a power six conference.

Fewest Minutes Per Game Off Bench
35.5 -- Presbyterian
35.6 -- Virginia Tech
38.6 -- Fordham
39.7 -- USC
39.7 -- Xavier