Friday, November 18, 2011
Numbers to know: Terrapins can't score
By Jeremy Lundblad
Maryland scored only 42 points in a 20-point loss to Alabama on Thursday. It marked Maryland’s lowest scoring total since a 42-41 win at West Virginia in December 1985.
The Terrapins haven’t scored fewer points in a game since March, 1982, when they put up just 28 against North Carolina State, the lowest scoring total in school history. Maryland didn’t even have a player in double figures, as their starting backcourt trio combined to go 2-for-23 from the field.
The Terps were particularly woeful before halftime, shooting just 18.5 percent.
"We were a train wreck falling off a cliff in the first half," said head coach Mark Turgeon.
Huskies Hit the Boards
Connecticut outrebounded Maine 57-28 in Thursday’s 80-60 win. Connecticut's 34 offensive boards were its most since 36 against Syracuse in 2009 (that game went six overtimes). It’s the most offensive boards by a Big East team in a regulation game over the past 15 seasons.
Highly-touted freshman Andre Drummond posted his first career double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds. Of those rebounds, 11 came on the offensive end, the most by a Big East freshman over the past 15 seasons. It’s also the most offensive boards by a Huskies player since Caron Butler had 11 against Boston College in 2002.
Shurna Shines for Wildcats
John Shurna scored a career-high 37 points as Northwestern beat LSU 88-82. The Wildcats trailed by as many as 14 points in the first half.
Shurna’s 37 matched a Kevin Coble performance for the highest point total for a player in Bill Carmody’s 12 seasons at Northwestern. The last Wildcat to score more was Geno Carlisle (39) in 1996.
Shurna split up his scoring nicely: 12 points came via two-pointers, 12 came via three-pointers and 13 from free throws.
White Carries Camels
In just his third game there, Campbell’s Darren White set the Gore Arena scoring record with 33 points in a 94-66 win over North Carolina A&T. The last Camel to score more was Jonathan Rodriguez with 34 at Gardner-Webb in 2008.
This marked the first 30-point, 10-rebound game in the nation this season, and the first by a Big South player since Liberty’s Kyle Ohman in 2009-10. White played his freshman year at James Madison, where he was named to the CAA All-Rookie team.