Thursday, December 1, 2011
Thomas Robinson doubles up for Kansas
By Mark Malzewski
Thomas Robinson Doubles His Pleasure
Thomas Robinson had 19 points and a career-high 17 rebounds as Kansas Jayhawks defeated Florida Atlantic, 77-54. Robinson is one of four players in Division I to record a double-double in every game he’s played this season. Robinson (six) joins Citadel’s Mike Groselle (five), Saint Mary’s Rob Jones (five) and Iona’s Scott Macahdo (five).
Roy Williams Keeping Elite Company
North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Roy Williams is 649-164 in his career, giving him a .798 win percentage. The ONLY coaches in men’s Division I basketball history with 600 or more wins and a better win percentage are Adolph Rupp (.822) and John Wooden (.804).
Harvard Continues Road Journey in The Green Mountain State
Harvard Crimson continues it road travels tonight (this will be their sixth road/neutral site game this season) when they travel to Vermont (7 ET), where they will look to extend their season-opening win streak to seven games. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, over the last 25 seasons, Princeton is the only other Ivy League school to start a season 7-0 or better and they did it twice: 1997-98 and 1990-91.
Big Ten reigns supreme over ACC once again
The Big Ten/ACC Challenge dates to 1999. During the first 10 years of the event, the Big Ten was completely dominated by the ACC, as they went just 35-62 while coming up empty handed with ZERO Challenge titles. The past three years have been a different story as the Big Ten has posted a 20-14 record while winning all three events, including this year by an 8-4 margin.