College Basketball Nation: Sam Houston State

Behind the box scores: Wednesday's games

February, 23, 2012
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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 Wednesday.

Sam Houston State 50, Northwestern State 37
In what might have been the worst offensive game of the season:
  • Northwestern State set an NCAA record for most 3-point attempts without a make by missing all 26 of its 3-point attempts.
  • The teams combined to shoot 27-for-64 (42.2 percent) from the free throw line. The 37 combined misses are four more than in any other game this season.
  • The two teams combined for seven assists, the second-lowest total of the year.
  • Thanks to all the misses, the Bearkats’ Antuan Bootle had 20 rebounds off the bench, only the second player this season with that many rebounds as a non-starter.
  • Ten players scored for Northwestern State despite the fact that the Demons scored only 37 points.
High Point 98, Campbell 60
High Point’s Nick Barbour scored 44 points in 32 minutes, tied for the third-highest scoring output this season. No player had scored that many points in 32 minutes or fewer against a Division I opponent since Feb. 13, 2010, when UTEP’s Randy Culpepper scored 45 in 32 minutes against East Carolina.

Northeastern 85, George Mason 82 (OT)
Northeastern’s Jonathan Lee scored 27 points on four field goals (one 3) and 18 free throws. He’s the first player to score that many points on four or fewer made baskets since Evansville’s Colt Ryan scored 28 points on four field goals and 19 free throws on Dec. 23, 2010.

Marshall 66, Houston 58
The Thundering Herd made just 4 of 18 free throws (22.2 percent), the lowest free throw percentage in more than three years for a team with more than 10 attempts. Incidentally, Marshall shot 4-for-18 on 3-pointers as well.

Lafayette 84, Colgate 67
The Leopards made 18 3s in the win, tied for the third-most made 3s by a team this season. They made only 10 2s, becoming the seventh team this year to make at least eight more 3-pointers than 2-pointers.

ESPN.com's Southland preview

October, 11, 2011
10/11/11
12:31
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Before we get to the Blue Ribbon team-by-team previews for the Southland Conference, here is Eamonn Brennan's one-minute wind sprint through the league:


Blue Ribbon's in-depth previews of all 12 Southland teams: Insider

Central Arkansas
Lamar
McNeese State
Nicholls State
Northwestern State
Sam Houston State
Southeastern Louisiana
Stephen F. Austin
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Texas State InsiderFree
Texas-Arlington
Texas-San Antonio

More Southland content:

-- Andy Katz takes a look at veteran Willis Wilson's new challenge at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
-- Dana O'Neil on Pat Knight looking for a fresh start at Lamar after being fired at Texas Tech.
-- John Stovall gives a lowdown on the recruiting picture in the Southland.

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