Thursday, February 23, 2012
Wednesday Recap: Hummel turns a corner
By Jeremy Lundblad, ESPN Stats & Info
Player of the Night - Robbie Hummel
With 29 point in Purdue's 83-65 win over Nebraska, Hummel had his best offensive game since twice tearing the ACL in his right knee. The numbers indicate that he’s turned a corner in the past four games. In that span, Hummel is averaging 24.8 PPG and 10.5 RPG, while Purdue has won three of four. That’s the highest scoring four-game stretch of his career.
Scoring Star – Nick Barbour
Barbour had a record night in High Point's 98-60 win over Campbell. His 44 points set a school Division-I record, surpassing the 42 that Arizona Reid put up in 2008. In the process, Barbour also passed Reid to become the school’s all-time leading scorer since joining D-I. With 2,092 career points, he trails only IUPUI’s Alex Young (2,239) among active players.
Stat Sheet Stuffer – Jae Crowder
Crowder did a little bit of everything in Marquette's 82-65 win over Rutgers. He finished with 27 points, seven rebounds, four assists, four steals and three blocks. The last player to reach all five of those totals in the same game? Georgetown’s Michael Sweetney in 2003.
Freshman of the Night – Julius Brown
Guards aren’t supposed to go 10-for-11 from the field. Especially 5’10” guards. Toledo outlasted Central Michigan 72-67 thanks to a career-best performance from Brown, who matched his career-high with 29 points. Among freshmen with at least 10 attempts in a game, his 90.9 field goal percentage was the fourth highest this season, and the highest for a guard.
Ugly Stat Line of the Night – Northwestern State
In a 50-37 loss to Sam Houston State, Northwestern State had perhaps the worst offensive game of the season. The Demons set an NCAA record for futility by missing all 26 of its 3-point attempts. Northwestern State shot 19.7 percent overall, the fifth lowest field goal percentage this season.