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 Tuesday:
Creighton 88, Southern Illinois 69
Creighton shot a school and MVC-record 77.5 percent (31-for-40) from the field in Tuesday’s win, the best shooting performance by a team in over seven years. Utah shot 80 percent (24-for-30) against Air Force on Jan. 24, 2005. Not surprisingly, Southern Illinois’ 7 defensive rebounds is a season-low for a team.
Indiana State 83, Illinois State 77
Indiana State’s Jake Odum had 34 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists in the win. He’s the first player to reach all three of those levels in a game since Cleveland State’s Norris Cole on Feb. 12, 2011 (41 pts, 20 reb, 9 ast).
Delaware 71, Hofstra 57
Delaware’s Jarvis Threatt made 13 free throws in back-to-back games off the Blue Hens’ bench. Six substitutes have made at least 13 free throws in game this season, but Threatt is the first to do it twice.
Clemson 60, Virginia 48
Virginia made its only free throw attempt of the game in the loss. The Cavaliers are the 6th team this season to shoot no more than one free throw in a game.