College Basketball Nation: Dave Dudzinski

Numbers to Know: Tuesday Recap

January, 9, 2013
Player of the Night – Quinn Cook, Duke
After being held scoreless on Saturday, Cook exploded for a career-high 27 points in Duke’s 68-40 win over Clemson. That’s 10 more than his previous scoring high. Cook added five rebounds, five assists and four steals. He’s just the fourth ACC player to post that 27-5-5-4 line over the past 15 years, joining Iman Shumpert, Jarrett Jack and Toney Douglas.

Stat Sheet Stuffer – Brandon Young, DePaul
Connecticut made easy work of DePaul, but Young still finished with a career-high 35 points to go with five assists and two steals. He’s the only Big East player in at least the past 15 years to reach those totals in a regulation conference game. No DePaul player has scored more in a game since Sammy Mejia’s 40 points in December 2006.

Freshman of the Night – Malcolm Miller, Southern
Miller had a career-high 28 points on 10-of-12 from the field, as Southern beat Jackson State 80-67. At 16.1 PPG, Miller is the nation’s leading scorer who hasn’t started a game this season. He also ranks ninth among freshmen nationally. During Southern’s current six-game win streak, Miller is averaging 20.8 PPG.

Scorers of the Night – Dave Dudzinski and Justin Burrell, Holy Cross
Dudzinski (31) and Burrell (29) combined for 60 points in Holy Cross’ 78-69 win over Columbia. They shot 19-of-27 from the field and 18-of-19 from the line. The 60 points are the most combined for two teammates this season. Oregon State’s Roberto Nelson and Devon Collier and BYU’s Tyler Haws and Brandon Davies had previously combined for 59 in a game.

Ugly Stat Line of the Night – Georgetown Hoyas
Not much positive can be said about Georgetown’s 73-45 loss to Pittsburgh. The Hoyas scored their fewest points in a home loss since 1978-79 against St. Joseph’s. The 28-point margin is the largest Georgetown has ever suffered in Big East play, and its worst home defeat since a 40-point loss in 1971.

Numbers to Know: Tuesday Recap

December, 19, 2012
Player of the Night -- Hal Bateman, Stephen F. Austin
Oklahoma had won 36 straight nonconference home games before Tuesday’s 56-55 loss to Stephen F. Austin. That streak dated back to the Lumberjacks’ 2007 win in Norman. Bateman provided the go-ahead free throws on his way to a career-high 13 points and nine assists. The real story continues to be defense. The Lumberjacks allow 0.77 points per possession, the fewest in the nation.

Debut of the Night -- Kris Dunn, Providence
Playing in his first career game, Dunn’s 13 assists against Colgate were the most by a Big East freshman since Craig Austrie in 2005.

It tied Providence’s freshman record, last accomplished in 2002. ESPN 100’s second highest rated freshman point guard in the nation, Dunn already has the second-most assists in a game by a freshman this season behind the 14 from Furman’s Stephen Croone.

Stat Sheet Stuffer -- Solomon Hill, Arizona
In Arizona’s 89-64 win over Oral Roberts, Hill finished with 12 points, 5 assists, 6 rebounds, 6 steals and 2 blocks. He’s the only Pac-12 player to reach all of those levels in at least the past 15 seasons. No power conference player had done it since Florida State’s Chris Singleton in 2010.

Scorer of the Night -- Dave Dudzinski, Holy Cross
Dudzinski scored a career-high 31 points in the Crusaders’ 73-63 win at San Francisco. That’s eight more than his previous career best, and it’s the most points by a Holy Cross player in a road game since Tim Clifford in 2008.

Freshman of the Night -- Stephen Hurt, Lipscomb
Hurt went off for 23 points and 18 rebounds, as Lipscomb beat Austin Peay 87-84. Most impressively, that came in just 26 minutes due to foul trouble. For some perspective, the last two freshmen with a 23-18 game were Jared Sullinger and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist last December.