Player of the Night – Bryce Cotton
Providence trailed Connecticut by 14 points with 12-and-a-half minutes to go, but rallied for a 72-70 win. Cotton was the key to the comeback with 16 points in the final 11 minutes. He’s averaging 19 points per game in Providence’s 15 wins compared to 10 points in 15 losses.
Stat Sheet Stuffer – Kevin Jones
Jones had 22 points and 16 rebounds on senior night, as West Virginia picked up a much-needed 92-75 win over DePaul. He’s on track to be the third player in Big East history to lead the conference in scoring and rebounding, joining Walter Berry and Troy Murphy. Only Berry, Billy Owens and Luke Harangody have averaged 20 points and 11 rebounds, as Jones is set to do.
Bench Star – Verdell Jones III
With 12 points, Jones provided a crucial lift off the bench as Indiana took down Michigan State 70-55. Compare that to what the Spartans got from their reserves: 7 points on 16 percent from the field.
Ugly Stat Line (Player) – Tu Holloway
Xavier needed a win to gain some tournament traction, but fell to Saint Louis 70-59. Holloway was nowhere to be found, scoring 4 points on 1-for-6 from the field. That matches his second-fewest points over the past two seasons. After averaging 20 points per game as a junior, Holloway is down to 16 points this season.
Ugly Stat Line (Team) – Weber State Wildcats
Montana and Weber State squared off on Tuesday with the top seed in the Big Sky on the line. Montana came away with a 66-51 win, as Weber State shot just 30 percent from the field and 12 percent from beyond the arc. Damian Lillard, the nation’s top scorer, was held to 19 points.