Stats & Info: Jamaal Franklin

Numbers to Know: Wednesday recap

January, 10, 2013
Player of the Night – Ben McLemore, Kansas

Ben McLemore scored 33 points, including a game-tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation, to give Kansas a 97-89 overtime win over Iowa State. He fell just two points shy of Danny Manning’s freshman scoring record set in 1985. McLemore finished 6-for-6 from 3-point range, matching Rex Walters’ school record for 3s in a game without a miss.

Stat Sheet Stuffer – Jamaal Franklin, San Diego State

Highlighted by an off-the-backboard dunk, Jamaal Franklin finished with 20 points, 18 rebounds, five assists and three blocks in the Aztecs’ 65-62 win over Fresno State. Over the past 10 seasons, the only other players to equal that line are North TexasTony Mitchell and Oakland’s Keith Benson. The last player on a ranked team to do it? Seton Hall’s Eddie Griffin in 2000.

Scorer of the Night – Cleanthony Early, Wichita State

Cleanthony Early dropped a career-high 39 points to lift Wichita State to an 82-76 win over Southern Illinois. It’s the most points for a Shocker since the great Xavier McDaniel scored 43 against Bradley in 1985.

Bench Player of the Night – Briante Weber, VCU

It’s not often that the most impactful bench player of the night is someone who didn’t make a field goal, but Briante Weber continues to make a difference with his defense. He finished with nine steals in VCU’s 74-62 win over Dayton. Earlier this season, he had 10 steals off the bench against Florida Gulf Coast. Despite playing just 22 minutes per game, Weber leads the nation in steals (3.7 SPG). His 6.6 steals per 40 minutes would be the most since Alabama A&M’s Desmond Cambridge (7.5) in 2002.

Ugly Stat of the Night – UAB Blazers

UAB went 0-for-23 from 3-point range in a 64-48 loss to UCF. That snapped a streak of 517 straight games with a 3-pointer. The 23 misses without a make is just three shy of the record set by Northwestern State last season against Sam Houston State.

Numbers To Know: Monday recap

December, 4, 2012
Player of the Night – Adrien Coleman, Bethune-Cookman

Adrien Coleman, a transfer from Nebraska, went off for 29 points and eight rebounds as the Wildcats beat Stetson 86-63. But it was Coleman’s efficient shooting that made this special, giving Bethune-Cookman its highest team field-goal percentage in 12 years. Coleman went 13-14 from the field, a 92.9 field-goal percentage. It’s been four years since a Division I player attempted at least 14 shots and posted a higher field-goal percentage (Stephen F. Austin’s Matt Kingsley).

Stat Sheet Stuffer - Jamaal Franklin, San Diego State

Jamaal Franklin put up 18 points, 15 rebounds and four assists, as the Aztecs beat Texas Southern 74-62. He joins Mason Plumlee as the only players averaging 19 and 10 this season. More specifically, Franklin is averaging 19.9 ppg, 10.7 rpg and 3.0 apg. The last two players to maintain a 19-10-3 average over the course of a season were David West (2002-03 Xavier) and Tim Duncan (1996-97 Wake Forest).

Distributor of the Night – Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse

The nation’s assists leader continues to hand them out at a furious pace. Michael Carter-Williams had 11 assists to go with his 11 points, as Syracuse made easy work of Eastern Michigan. Six games into the season, he’s already exceeded his assists total from 2011-12. If Carter-Williams keeps this up, he could be the first Big East player to lead the nation in assists-per-game since Mark Jackson in 1986.

Long-Distance Shooter of the Night – Ray Gallegos, Nebraska

Coming off a redshirt year, Ray Gallegos has looked like a different player in 2012-13. On Monday, he scored 20 points for the second consecutive game to lead Nebraska over USC. That included a career-high six 3s. Gallegos already has more points this season (98) than he did in either of his first two seasons in Lincoln. Picked by many to finish at the bottom of the Big Ten, Nebraska stands at 6-1 with other wins over Wake Forest, Valparaiso and Tulane.

Freshman of the Night – Jordan Reed, Binghamton

Jordan Reed scored 26 points and added 10 rebounds, but Binghamton came up short against Monmouth. Reed was one point shy of Ben Dickinson’s school record for points by a freshman since joining Division I. At 18.7 ppg, Reed is third nationally among freshmen and tops among freshmen guards. He joins Longwood’s Michael Kessens as the only freshmen averaging a double-double.

Weekend Recap: Davis states case for POY

February, 27, 2012
Player of the Weekend – Anthony Davis
With 28 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks, Davis had a performance worthy of a national Player of the Year. Kentucky held on at home with an 83-74 win over Vanderbilt. He is now two blocks away from tying Alvin Jones for the fifth most blocks ever by a freshman. Not only would Davis be the second freshman to win the AP Player of the Year, he’d be the first Kentucky player to be so honored.

Stat Sheet Stuffer – Jamaal Franklin
San Diego State picked up its fifth win over an RPI Top 50 opponent, beating Colorado State 74-66. Franklin had a monster game with 31 points and 16 rebounds. It’s the first 30-15 game by a guard since Lehigh’s C.J. McCollum last season. After averaging 2.9 points per game as a freshman, Franklin is putting up 16.4 points per game and is a top contender for the nation’s most improved player.

Strange Stat Line – Chris Gaston
Gaston matched a season-high 35 points to go with 16 rebounds, leading Fordham to a 67-62 win over La Salle. There have been only three 35-15 games this season, and Gaston has two of them. Now for the strange part … Somehow 15 of his 16 rebounds came at the offensive end. That’s the most offensive boards in a game since New Mexico State’s Chris Jackson had 15 in 2003.

Farewell Performance – Hofstra Seniors
Entering their final home game, Hofstra’s seniors probably haven’t had the season they envisioned. But Saturday, they combined to lead the Pride to a 93-64 win over UNC-Wilmington. Mike Moore and Nathaniel Lester combined for 50 points, while Dwan McMillan had a career-high 15 assists. That was one assist shy of a school record set in the 1983-84 season.

Ugly Stat Line of the Weekend – Nebraska Cornhuskers
Nebraska’s offense came up empty in a 62-34 loss to Michigan State. It was the Cornhuskers lowest point total of the shot-clock era, and the fewest points by a Big Ten team this season.

Behind the box scores: Saturday's games

February, 26, 2012
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 Saturday.

Note of the Day
Four players had at least 30 points and 10 rebounds Saturday; no other day this season had seen more than two players accomplish that. Old Dominion’s Kent Bazemore (37 points, 12 rebounds), FIU’s DeJuan Wright (35 and 13), San Diego State’s Jamaal Franklin (31 and 16) and Fordham’s Chris Gaston (35 and 16) pulled it off Saturday.

Fordham 67, La Salle 62
As part of his 30-10 day, Gaston took 30 shots and grabbed 15 offensive rebounds, both the most by a Division I player this season. He’s the first player with 15 offensive rebounds in a game in more than nine years. Interestingly, Gaston had just one defensive rebound Saturday.

Texas Southern 67, Alabama State 59
Alabama State missed all 19 of its 3-point attempts in the loss, the fourth-most threes without a make by a team this season. Before this season, no team had shot 0-for-19 or worse from three since 2008.

Fairleigh Dickinson 45, St. Francis (NY) 44
Fairleigh Dickinson missed all 11 of its 3-point attempts in the win, the seventh team this season to go at least 0-for-10 from three in a win.

Penn 55, Harvard 54
The Quakers grabbed just 17 rebounds in the win, matching the fewest by a winning team this season. Western Kentucky had 17 rebounds in a win against Arkansas State on Thursday.

UC Santa Barbara 68, Cal Poly 60
Orlando Johnson scored 16 points to become UC Santa Barbara’s all-time scoring leader with 1,710 points.

IPFW 76, UMKC 73
IPFW’s Trey McCorkle made 13 of his 14 field-goal attempts (92.9 percent), the highest percentage by a player this year in a game with at least 12 attempts.

Michigan State 62, Nebraska 34
Nebraska’s 34 points are the school’s lowest in the shot-clock era and the second-lowest by a major conference school this season (Utah scored 33 against Colorado on Dec. 31). However, Nebraska did make all four of its free-throw attempts, the second straight game the Cornhuskers have not missed a free throw (3 for 3 against Purdue on Wednesday). It’s the fourth time this season Nebraska did not miss a free throw; only Wisconsin has done it as often.
A look at some of the notable performances and the numbers you need to know from the weekend in college hoops.

Familiar Faces
•  South Dakota State’s Nate Wolters went off for 32 points and 11 assists on Saturday vs Western Michigan. Last season, only five players put up 30-point, 10-assist games. Wolters is the first to do it in November since 2008 when both Stephen Curry and David Holston pulled it off.

•  North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall dished out 15 assists while committing only one turnover in the Tar Heels win over UNC Asheville on Sunday. The assist total fell one shy of his career-high from last season. The last ACC player with 15 more assists and one turnover or fewer? Maryland’s Terrell Stokes in November 1998.

•  Starting for the first time since his freshman season, J’Covan Brown matched a career-high with 28 points and set a new one with eight assists as Texas topped Boston University on Sunday. He’s the first Longhorns player with at least 28 points and eight assists in a game since D.J. Augustin in 2007.

Old Names, New Playing Time
•  UNLV’s Mike Moser went off for 16 points and 20 rebounds on Friday vs Grand Canyon in his first game with the Runnin’ Rebels. As a freshman at UCLA in 2009-10, Moser finished the season with nine points and seven rebounds.

•  Last season, Jamal Wilson scored 38 points in Friday’s season opener for URI. That’s the most by a Rhode Island player since Zach Marbury, Stephon’s younger brother, scored 38 against La Salle in January 2001. Last season, he scored 87 points in 17 games, and didn’t score his 38th point until his 10th game.

•  San Diego State lost its top four scorers from a year ago. So who will fill that void? Sophomore Jamaal Franklin made a statement on Sunday with 31 points against UC-Davis. Franklin scored only 64 points all last season, and already had a career high at halftime in this one.

•  Tennessee sophomore Trae Golden scored 29 points in the season opener against UNC-Greensboro. He managed just 93 points all last season, and never scored in double figures. He was 5-for-9 from three-point range, after hitting just six all last season.

Nice First Impressions
•  Virginia Tech freshman Dorian Finney-Smith put up 10 points, 16 rebounds, five assists and four blocks in his first career game against Monmouth. He was the first Hokies player with a double-double in his debut since Jeff Allen in 2009. Over the past 15 seasons, no ACC freshman had at least 15 rebounds and five assists in a game.

•  Anthony Davis scored 23 points and added 10 rebounds, as Kentucky beat Marist 108-58 on Friday. Davis became just the third Kentucky freshman with 20 points and 10 rebounds in his debut. He joins current teammate Terrence Jones and Sam Bowie.

•  Iowa freshman Aaron White needed only 18 minutes of action to pick up a double-double in his first career game. White finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds in Friday’s 96-53 win over Chicago State. The 19 points are believed to be the most by an Iowa freshman in a season opener. He’s the first Hawkeye freshman with 10 points and 10 rebounds in his debut since Jess Settles in 1993.