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 Monday:
Kansas’ Jeff Withey had nine blocks and Kansas State’s Jordan Henriquez had six blocks Monday night. They are the second pair of opposing players each with at least six blocks in the same game this season. On Dec. 31, Louisville’s Gorgui Dieng and Kentucky’s Anthony Davis each had six blocks.
Belmont shot 12-for-20 (60 percent) on 3-pointers and 20-for-21 on free throws (95.2 percent) en route to scoring 106 points in Monday’s win. The Bruins are the first team this season to shoot at least 60 percent from three and 90 percent from the foul line, taking at least 20 attempts from each. The last team to accomplish that against a Division I opponent was Arizona on Feb. 12, 2009, against USC.
Utah Valley committed just five fouls in the win, matching the fewest number of fouls committed by a team this season. Boston College (Dec. 11) and Portland State (Dec. 3) are the others.