Stats & Info: Andre Drummond

A night for matching up with the greats

February, 22, 2014
Feb 22
This was an odd NBA night in that some decent players (though not megastars) put up statistical combinations that could be paired with some of the game’s all-time greats.

Here's three examples of what we’re talking about.

Victor Oladipo
Victor Oladipo
Oladipo had 30 points, a career-high 14 assists and nine rebounds in the Orlando Magic’s double-overtime win over the New York Knicks.

He’s only the second player ever to have that combo against them.

The other, via the Elias Sports Bureau, is the legendary Oscar Robertson, who did so five times.

Andre Drummond
Andre Drummond
The Detroit Pistons center had 20 points and 11 rebounds in a win over the Atlanta Hawks.

Drummond did so despite going 0-for-8 from the free throw line. He’s one of four players in the past 50 seasons to score 20 points and go 0-for-8 or worse from the line.

The other three are Wilt Chamberlain, Elvin Hayes and Shaquille O’Neal.

Thaddeus Young
Thaddeus Young
The Philadelphia 76ers got routed by the Dallas Mavericks, but Young posted 30 points, 13 rebounds, 6 assists and 7 steals in defeat.

The last player with a 30-13-6-7 game? Hakeem Olajuwon for the Houston Rockets against the Seattle SuperSonics, March 10, 1987.

Olajuwon did go one step better than Young that day: He blocked 12 SuperSonics shots in the game.

Wednesday recap: Mavunga goes 19-19-8

February, 2, 2012
Player of the Night: Julian Mavunga
The senior carried Miami (OH) to a 62-57 overtime win over Eastern Michigan, leading all players with 19 points, 19 rebounds and eight assists. Both his rebound and assist totals are career-highs.

No player in the nation is relied upon more than Mavugna. Even though he’s not even in the top 50 in scoring, he’s put up 30.8 percent of the Redhawks points, that’s fourth most in the nation according to

Mavunga also has 39.0 percent of Miami’s rebounds, which ranks second in the nation. The only other player who is even in the top 20 in both categories is West Virginia’s Kevin Jones.

Lofty Comparison: Thomas Robinson = Blake Griffin
Leading by just three points at halftime, Kansas pulled away in the second half to beat Oklahoma, 84-62. Once again, Robinson was huge with 20 points and 17 rebounds, numbers that would be eye-popping if he wasn’t doing it so consistently. Robinson now has four games this season with at least 19 points and 17 rebounds. No one else has three such games. The last major conference player with four 19-17 games in a season? Blake Griffin, who did it 10 times in 2008-09.

Bench Star: God’sgift Achiuwa
It’s hard to believe St. John’s could win a road game when Moe Harkless goes 2-for-15 from the field, but that’s just what happened Wednesday at DePaul. The Redmen got a career-high 29 points from D’Angelo Harrison. But the biggest boost came from Achiuwa, who scored 15 points in 18 minutes off the bench, hitting all seven of his shots. It was the best shooting performance for a Big East player off the bench this season.

Road Show: Evansville
The Aces put on an offensive display in a 93-62 win at Bradley. Not only did they shoot 60.3 percent from the field, but also combined on 31 assists -- 18 more than Bradley. (Colt Ryan and Denver Holmes combined for 47 points and 20 assists.) The last time a team had more assists in a true road game? UCF in February 2003.

Ugly Stat Line of the Night: Connecticut (except Andre Drummond)
The Huskies’ offense came up empty in a 58-44 loss at Georgetown. It was the fewest points for the Huskies since scoring 42 against Syracuse in 1999. Connecticut has failed to score 50 points in back-to-back games for the first time since 1964. Drummond went 9-for-12 from the field, but the rest of the Huskies combined to shoot 18.8 percent (9-for-48).

Connecticut's continuing offensive issues

February, 1, 2012
The Connecticut Huskies, coming off a season-low 48 points Saturday in its loss to Notre Dame, takes to the road Wednesday night (7 ET, ESPN2) in hopes of solving its offensive problems against No. 14 Georgetown Hoyas.

The Huskies have lost three consecutive games and averaged just 57.3 points in those losses. They have struggled in particular during this streak to score in the half court, shooting 41 percent and averaging less than 50 points, a result of their inability to get the ball into the paint in their half-court sets.

In conference games, Connecticut has gotten a paint touch on 46 percent of its half-court plays, shot 53 percent and averaged nearly a point per play. When the Huskies don’t get the ball inside, they struggle to score. They average just .65 points per plays and shoot less than 35 percent. Adding to the situation, UConn is more careful with the ball when its gets paint touches. The Huskies turn over the ball nearly 25 percent of the time when they run their half-court offense but don’t get a paint touch. That drops to less than 10 percent when they get the ball in the paint.

UConn’s frontcourt of Alex Oriakhi and Andre Drummond should benefit the most when the team gets the ball into the paint, and they do – when they make their shots. But when they have struggled to score, Connecticut has suffered. Oriakhi and Drummond’s shooting percentage is .500 (15 for 30) in Connecticut’s four conference wins, but only .259 (7 for 27) in the Huskies’ four conference losses.

Sophomore Jeremy Lamb benefits the most when the ball goes into the paint. He’s shooting 52 percent and averaging 1.06 points per play in Big East games in Connecticut’s half-court offense. But Lamb has been even more effective when the Huskies get a paint touch. When that happens, Lamb is shooting 66 percent, averaging nearly 1.3 points per play. However, Lamb’s shooting percentage drops to 44 percent in the half court when Connecticut doesn’t get a paint touch.

UConn's Andre Drummond stands out

January, 10, 2012
Andre Drummond's big night
Andre Drummond lived up the hype of being the second-ranked incoming freshman in the nation. In Connecticut’s 64-57 win over West Virginia, Drummond went off for 20 points on 9-for-11 shooting, and added 11 rebounds.

It’s the first 20-10 game of his career. That’s something even Emeka Okafor never pulled off as a freshman. Drummond is the first UConn freshman with a 20-10 game since Caron Butler in 2000-01.

Dellavedova leads hot-shooting Gaels
In an 87-72 win over San Francisco, St. Mary’s shot 67.3 percent from the field. That was the Gaels’ highest field goal percentage in the past 15 years. They fell just short of the school-record 68.4 field goal percentage set in 1983 against San Diego. Matthew Dellavedova netted a career-high 27 points, while Stephen Holt fell one rebound shy of a triple-double.

Hoyas hardly miss, but lose
Sean Kilpatrick went off for a career-high 27 points, as Cincinnati came away from Washington, DC with a 68-64 win over Georgetown. The Hoyas lost despite a 59.1 field goal percentage. That’s Georgetown’s best shooting game in a loss since a 63.4 mark in a 2008 NCAA Tournament loss to Stephen Curry and Davidson. Meanwhile, it’s the highest opponent field goal percentage in a Cincinnati win in at least the past 15 years.

Nash stepping up in Big 12 play
Le’Bryan Nash stepped up his game for the Bedlam Series, matching a career-high with 21 points, as Oklahoma State came away with a 72-65 win over Oklahoma.

After averaging 11.7 points per game in non-conference play, Nash is putting up 18.0 in three Big 12 games. That places him third in the Big 12 in scoring during conference play, behind only Travis Releford and Marcus Denmon.

Grambling State wins another
For awhile it didn’t seem as through Grambling State would win a game this season. Now, the Tigers have two victories. Quincy Roberts, a transfer from St. John’s, netted 26 points in a 72-71 win over Alcorn State. Grambling State won despite recording only four assists. That tied the second-fewest assists in a win this season in Division I.
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.