Stats & Info: Jordan Theodore

Tuesday recap: Hall of a win for Pirates

February, 22, 2012
Player of the Night: Jordan Theodore
The Seton Hall Pirates needed a win on Tuesday and Theodore delivered. The senior scored a career-high 29 points as the Pirates knocked off Georgetown, 73-55. The win puts Seton Hall in a far safer NCAA Tournament position. Often teams struggle when their point guards become the primary scoring option, but not Seton Hall. The Pirates are 9-1 when Theodore scores at least 18 points and 10-8 when he doesn’t.

Scoring Star: Colt Ryan
Ryan poured in a career-high 43 points, but the Evansville Aces came up short in a 93-92 overtime loss to Creighton. It’s the most points in a loss since Marshon Brooks had 52 points against Notre Dame last season. Ryan’s 43 also is the second-most points in a road game this season, behind Creighton’s Doug McDermott, who had 44 at Bradley.

Stat Sheet Stuffer: Kendall Marshall
Marshall added scoring to his repertoire in North Carolina’s 86-74 win against NC State. To go with his usual 13 assists, Marshall had a career-high 22 points, just the ninth time this season that he’s had more points than assists. Marshall joins Connecticut’s Shabazz Napier as the only players with at least 22 points and 13 assists in a game this season.

Streak Stopper: Binghamton
The Bearcats snapped a 27-game losing streak with a 57-53 win against Vermont. With that, there are no more winless teams in Division I. The nation’s longest losing streak now belongs to Navy, which has lost 19 in a row.

Ugly Stat Line of the Night: Georgia Tech
On Jan. 19, Georgia Tech had its worst scoring output in 30 years in a 70-38 loss to Virginia. On Tuesday, the Yellow Jackets did that one worse, losing to Clemson, 56-37. It’s the fewest points scored by Georgia Tech since a 58-36 loss at Wake Forest in February of 1982. To make matters worse, both the Clemson and Virginia losses came at home.
Player of the Night - Rodney McGruder
After a 1-3 start in the Big 12, Kansas State badly needed a win Wednesday against Texas. Rodney McGruder made sure of it with a career-high 33 points, as the Wildcats held on to win, 84-80. McGruder kept the Wildcats above water early, scoring 13 of their first 26 points. He’s really stepping up at home. In three conference games in Manhattan, McGruder is averaging 27.7 PPG with a 62.5 field goal percentage.

Filling Up The Stat Sheet – Colt Ryan
Two weeks ago, Doug McDermott torched Bradley for 44 points. On Wednesday, it was Colt Ryan’s turn. The Evansville junior scored a career-high 39 points in a 90-67 win over the Braves. Ryan was just one point shy of being the first Evansville player to score 40 in a game since Parrish Casebier in Dec. 1992. Ryan finished 8-for-14 from 3-point range. He’s joins Villanova’s Maalik Wayns as the only players with at least 39 points, nine rebounds and three assists in a game this season.

Breakout Game – Reginald Buckner
Arnett Moultrie has been the talk of the SEC, but he was overshadowed Wednesday, as Reginald Buckner scored a career-high 19 points to go with 15 rebounds as Ole Miss topped Mississippi State, 75-68. Buckner entered the game averaging just 5.9 PPG.

Bench Stars – Jorge Brian Diaz and Dylan Talley
Jorge Brian Diaz knocked down a pair of free throws with 11 seconds remaining give Nebraska a 70-69 upset win over Indiana. It’s the Cornhuskers' first win over Indiana since 1920. Diaz and Dylan Talley, both bench players, combined for 17 points in the second half, as the Cornhuskers erased a seven-point halftime deficit.

Ugly Stat Line of the Night - Jordan Theodore
Jordan Theodore entered Wednesday on track to be the first Big East player to average 16 points and seven assists per game since Sherman Douglas in the late 1980s. But in Seton Hall’s 84-76 loss to Villanova, Theodore couldn’t find the bottom of the net. He went 2-for-16 from the field, including 0-for-8 from two-point range.