College Basketball Nation: John Garcia

Five stats to remember from Monday

December, 8, 2009
12/08/09
12:10
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A closer look inside Monday night's box scores.

1. In a win over Long Beach State, Dogus Balbay of Texas dished out 11 assists, while not committing a single turnover. That is tied for the most assists without a turnover in Division I this season. The last Longhorn with 10-plus assists and no turnovers in a game was Edgar Moreno, who did it coming off the bench in 2003.

2. Marshall’s Hassan Whiteside had his third career game with five or more blocks on Monday. He is now averaging 4.4 blocks per game, most among freshmen and behind only Mississippi State's Jarvis Varnado nationally. Through seven games, Whiteside already has more blocks than any Marshall player has had in a full season since 2006-07 (Jean Francois Bro-Grebe). Last season, Marshall’s top two shot-blockers combined for 31 blocks, which matches Whiteside’s current total.

3. Seton Hall’s Herb Pope matched a career-high with 22 points and added 15 rebounds in a win over Massachusetts that kept the Pirates undefeated at 7-0. He is just the fourth Pirate this decade to go for 20 and 15 in a game. Pope joins Charles Manga, John Garcia and Eddie Griffin (twice).

4. Charleston’s Andrew Goudelock was Monday’s top scorer with a season-high 28 points in a win over UNC Greensboro. Goudelock scored 28 while not attempting a free throw. However, that’s nothing compared to what Sam Houston State's Corey Allmond did against Kentucky a few weeks back. Allmond had 37 points without taking a foul shot.

5. Wofford lost to Appalachian State, 77-76, despite an impressive 18 assists and just four turnovers. The 4.5 assist-to-turnover ratio is the fourth highest in a D-I game this season, and the highest for a losing team.

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