Stats & Info: Longwood Lancers

Monday recap: Lamb key in UConn victory

February, 21, 2012
Player of the Night Jeremy Lamb
This was supposed to be Lamb’s season, but the preseason All-American was averaging just 15.6 points per game in Big East play coming into last night. Shabazz Napier may have hit the big shot, but Lamb was the key to Connecticut’s 73-70 overtime win over Villanova. He scored a career-high 32 points, as the Huskies rallied from an 18-point deficit.

Scoring Star - Parker Smith
Smith scored a school-record 46 points as North Florida beat Mercer 75-66. It’s the second-most points scored in a game this season behind only Kevin Murphy’s 50. It also tied an Atlantic Sun record for a conference game. Coming off a 1-for-11 performance from 3-point range on Saturday, Smith went 11-for-17 from beyond the arc. That’s the most 3s in a game this season.

Freshman of the Night – Amir Garrett
Garrett entered Monday as the sixth leading scorer for St. John's, and lowest scorer in the all-freshman starting lineup. But in a 79-72 win over DePaul, Garrett poured in a career-high 18 points and nine rebounds. Maybe it has something to do with pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training. Garrett was a 22nd-round pick of the Reds, who gave him a $1 million signing bonus.

Record Breaker – Antwan Carter
Longwood came up short in a 66-52 loss to Norfolk State, but the Lancers got a new all-time leading scorer in the process. Antwan Carter scored 19 points to give him 1,808 for his career. That surpassed Kevin Jefferson’s school record. A more familiar name is third on that list: Former Portland Trail Blazer Jerome Kersey.

Free Throw Star – Pierre Jackson
Jackson scored 18 of his career-high 25 points in the second half as Baylor overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to beat Texas 77-72. Jackson went 6-for-6 from the line in the final 30 seconds to seal the win. He hit all 12 of his free throws on the night.
Florida Gulf Coast 101, Longwood 58
Florida Gulf Coast’s Sherwood Brown became the first person this season to record 20 points and 10 rebounds in less than 20 minutes of play. Brown played 18 minutes.

Miami (FL) 64, Georgia Tech 49
Miami only attempted three free throws against Georgia Tech and won. The Hurricanes are the fifth team to win a game attempting three or fewer free throws.

UC Irvine 78, Seattle 67
Will Davis II of UC Irvine became the first player off the bench this season to score at least 20 points, grab at least 10 rebounds and block at least five shots.

Buffalo 65, Eastern Michigan 47
Jarod Oldham of Buffalo recorded more assists (10) than the entire Eastern Michigan team (8).

Akron 70, Ball State 58
Ball State’s bench players went 0-10 from the floor, becoming the seventh team this season whose bench did not convert a field goal (minimum 10 attempts).
Player of the Night – Tyshawn Taylor
Taylor finished with 28 points and six assists in Kansas’ 92-74 win over Baylor. Taylor connected on 10 of his 14 shots, including 4-6 from three-point range. He’s now had back-to-back games with a career-high 28 points. It’s been a tumultuous season for Taylor, who had 11 turnovers against Duke in November and was pulled from the starting lineup against Long Beach State. On Monday, the senior had the best game of his college career.

Filling Up the Stat Sheet – Thomas Robinson
Like his teammate, Robinson had a huge game as Kansas ended Baylor’s undefeated season. The difference? Robinson’s been doing this every game. He finished with 27 points and 14 rebounds for his 13th double-double of the season. Robinson is now averaging 17.8 PPG and 12.3 RPG. Consider the last three major conference players to average 17 and 12: Blake Griffin, Michael Beasley, Tim Duncan. The last Jayhawk to do it? Wilt Chamberlain.

Small Conference Star – Kyle O’Quinn
Norfolk State improved to 6-0 in the MEAC with a 74-66 win over Coppin State. Once again, O’Quinn had a huge game, finishing with 24 points and matching a career-high with 19 rebounds. There’s something about Baltimore that brings out the best in O’Quinn. In four career games at Coppin State, he’s averaging 21.3 PPG and 17.3 RPG. Home teams were 22-6 on Monday, but Norfolk State was one of those road wins.

Breakout Game – Melquan Bolding
Not much has gone right for Fairleigh Dickinson, and Monday was no exception. The Knights fell to 1-16 with an 87-83 loss to Longwood. The good news? A breakout performance from Melquan Bolding. The transfer from Duquesne scored 38 points, after entering the game averaging 12.9 PPG. That’s the most points in a Fairleigh Dickinson home game since James Felton had 41 back in 2002.

Ugly Stat Line of the Night – Gerardo Suero
Suero entered the night fourth in the nation in scoring at 22.4 PPG, but Monday was a different story. He went 1-for-10 from the field with eight turnovers, as Albany fell to BU 70-57. With just six points, it’s the first time Suero hasn’t scored in double figures as a Division I player.