Stats & Info: Columbia

Dunham highlights Butler's upset over UNC

November, 21, 2012
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Player of the Night (non-Jack Taylor edition) – Jeff Withey

Withey became just the fourth player in Big 12 history with 25 points and seven blocks in a game, as Kansas topped St. Louis 73-59. It’s been 10 years Colorado’s David Harrison became the last Big 12 player to pull it off. In his case, it was a triple-double. Before Harrison, both Chris Mihm and Kelvin Cato posted at least 25 points and seven blocks.

Freshman of the Night – Kellen Dunham

Dunham scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half as Butler held off a late rally to upset UNC 82-71 in Maui. In the span of less than five minutes, he connected on four 3-pointers to keep the Tar Heels at arm’s length. Dunham showed why his ESPN 100 recruiting profile called his shooting “akin to a master craftsman applying his trade.”

Strange Stat Line of the Night – Brian Barbour

Columbia stunned Villanova 75-57, to give the Lions their first win over a Big East opponent in 27 years. It came courtesy of a bizarre game from leading senior Brian Barbour. He sunk all 12 of his free throws, but went just 1-for-12 from the field. That included missing all eight of his 3s. The last player with an even more striking disparity between free throws and field goals was Vermont’s Tony Orciari in 2000. He went 0-for-10 from the field and 14-for-14 from the line in a game against Maine.

Stat Sheet Stuffer – Anthony Hickey

Hickey had something of a breakout game in LSU’s 102-95 win over Northwestern State. The sophomore guard finished with 21 points, seven rebounds, six assists and five steals. He’s the first SEC player to reach all of those numbers since Florida’s Corey Brewer in 2006. The last LSU player with a 20-5-5-5 game was Torris Bright in 2000.
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 Friday:

Delaware 72, Towson 65
Robert Nwankwo of Towson tallied 27 points and 20 rebounds in the Tigers’ CAA opening round loss. Nwankwo is the second player to record 25+ points and 20+ rebounds in a loss this season (Jeronne Maymon of Tennessee being the other on Nov. 22 against Memphis).

On another note, Towson lost their 31st game of the season, breaking the Division I record for most losses in a season (according to the NCAA record book).

Harvard 77, Columbia 70 and Princeton 64, Yale 57
Blaise Stabb of Columbia and Greg Kelley of Yale each played five minutes without accumulating a single stat.

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