Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Behind the box scores: Tuesday's games
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 Tuesday.
Creighton 93, Evansville 92 (OT)
Evansville’s Colt Ryan scored 43 points, the highest scoring output by a player in a loss this season. He made 17 field goals, one shy of the high this year, set by Creighton’s Doug McDermott. McDermott was 6-for-13 from the free-throw line Tuesday; he had missed just six free throws in his previous eight games.
Michigan 67, Northwestern 55 (OT)
Thirty-eight of Michigan’s 56 field-goal attempts were 3-pointers (67.9 percent), the highest 3-point attempt percentage by a major conference team this season.
North Carolina 86, North Carolina State 74
North Carolina’s Kendall Marshall had 22 points, 13 assists and no turnovers in the win. He’s the first player this season with at least 20 points and 12 assists in a turnover-free game.