Player of the Night – Ian Miller
Miller’s three-pointer with 0.8 seconds gave Florida State a 63-60 win at Virginia. He matched a career-high with 18 points, including 15 in the second half. But it was really the final minute, where he scored nine points, that belonged to Miller. It was Florida State’s third buzzer-beating win in the ACC this season.
Freshman of the Night – Johnny Dee
Dee scored a career-high 30 points, including 18 in the second half. to lead San Diego to a 76-54 win over Pepperdine. He’s one of only 22 freshmen to score 30 or more points in a game this season. Dee finished 6-for-9 from three-point range.
Streak Stopper – Michigan Wolverines
Michigan won at Illinois for the first time since 1995, snapping a 13-game losing streak in Champaign. The Wolverines came away with a 72-61 win thanks to big performances from a pair of guards. Tim Hardaway Jr. had 25 points and 11 rebounds, while Trey Burke went for 21 points and five assists.
Bench Star – Daniel Broughton
Arkansas-Pine Bluff snapped Mississippi Valley State’s 17-game winning streak, handing the Delta Devils their first SWAC loss of the season. Broughton came off the bench to put up 26 points and 13 rebounds for the Golden Lions.
Ugly Stat Line – Georgia Backcourt
Georgia didn’t get much from its leading scorers in a 79-49 loss to Kentucky. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (4-13) and Gerald Robinson (2-12) combined to shoot 24.0 percent from the floor. As a team, Georgia is shooting just 39.5 percent from the floor this season. That puts them on pace for the worst shooting season in the SEC since Arkansas shot 39.3 percent in 2002-03.