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.
Note of the Day
Four players had at least 30 points and 10 rebounds Saturday; no other day this season had seen more than two players accomplish that. Old Dominion’s Kent Bazemore (37 points, 12 rebounds), FIU’s DeJuan Wright (35 and 13), San Diego State’s Jamaal Franklin (31 and 16) and Fordham’s Chris Gaston (35 and 16) pulled it off Saturday.
Fordham 67, La Salle 62
As part of his 30-10 day, Gaston took 30 shots and grabbed 15 offensive rebounds, both the most by a Division I player this season. He’s the first player with 15 offensive rebounds in a game in more than nine years. Interestingly, Gaston had just one defensive rebound Saturday.
Texas Southern 67, Alabama State 59
Alabama State missed all 19 of its 3-point attempts in the loss, the fourth-most threes without a make by a team this season. Before this season, no team had shot 0-for-19 or worse from three since 2008.
Fairleigh Dickinson 45, St. Francis (NY) 44
Fairleigh Dickinson missed all 11 of its 3-point attempts in the win, the seventh team this season to go at least 0-for-10 from three in a win.
Penn 55, Harvard 54
The Quakers grabbed just 17 rebounds in the win, matching the fewest by a winning team this season. Western Kentucky had 17 rebounds in a win against Arkansas State on Thursday.
Michigan State 62, Nebraska 34
Nebraska’s 34 points are the school’s lowest in the shot-clock era and the second-lowest by a major conference school this season (Utah scored 33 against Colorado on Dec. 31). However, Nebraska did make all four of its free-throw attempts, the second straight game the Cornhuskers have not missed a free throw (3 for 3 against Purdue on Wednesday). It’s the fourth time this season Nebraska did not miss a free throw; only Wisconsin has done it as often.