Stats & Info: Mike Moser

Wednesday Recap: Nash key in upset win

January, 26, 2012
Player of the Night - Le'Bryan Nash
Nash scored 13 points during a pivotal 17-4 run late in the second half, as Oklahoma State knocked off No. 2 Missouri, 79-72. The freshman finished with a career-high 27 points. Nash came into this one shooting just 37.8 percent from the field, but hit 12 of 18 shots in the best shooting night of his career. It was the first time since 1957 that an unranked Oklahoma State team defeated the No. 2 team in the nation.

Board Monster - Mike Moser
One of the best rebounders in the nation had the best rebounding game of his career. Moser pulled down 21 rebounds to go with 18 points as UNLV topped Boise State 77-72 in overtime. Moser is the only player with multiple 20-rebound games this season. He fell five shy of Jimmie Baker's school record set in 1973. Moser's 11.7 RPG would be the highest for an UNLV player since Sidney Green's 11.9 in 1982-83.

Youth Is Served – St. John’s
In Wednesday’s 78-62 win over West Virginia, St. John’s featured a starting lineup consisting of five freshmen. It’s believed to be the first time the school has done that since 1927-28. The Red Storm were led by 23 points and 13 rebounds from Moe Harkless, the fourth-leading freshman scorer in the nation. According to, St. John’s has the least experienced roster in the nation, averaging just 0.56 years.

Free Throw Focus - Julius Mays
Mays went 19-20 from the free throw line in Wright State’s 69-63 win over UIC, setting a school record for free throws made in a game. It’s the second-most free throws made in a game this season behind 20 from Oregon State’s Jared Cunningham. Mays, a transfer from N.C. State, finished with a career-high 33 points.

Ugly Stat Line of the Night - Herb Pope
Pope went 2-for-16 from the field in Seton Hall's ugly 55-42 home loss to Notre Dame. It was the fewest points Seton Hall has scored at home since 2005. Even without Pope's bad night, the rest of the Pirates still shot just 31.7 percent. Pope missed his first six shots and was 1-12 going into halftime. Of his 14 misses, seven were listed as layups in the box score, and one was a dunk.

Stats to see: Odum channels Larry Bird

November, 28, 2011
Jake Odum channels Larry Bird
Indiana State’s Jake Odum finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists in Sunday’s 72-66 win over Fairfield. It’s the first triple-double by an Indiana State player since Larry Bird in February 1979 against Drake. Bird did a bit more scoring in that one, finishing with 33 points. The Missouri Valley Conference had a rather significant triple-double drought of its own. Before Odum, you have to go back to February 1998 when Southern Illinois’ Rashad Tucker posted one against Northern Iowa.

Moser boards up Tar Heels
Chace Stanback’s career-high 28 points were key to UNLV’s upset over No. 1 North Carolina, but don’t discount the impact that Mike Moser has had on the boards. The transfer from UCLA hauled in 18 rebounds to go with 16 points. Moser leads the nation with 13.7 rebounds per game. That’s certainly a welcome addition for UNLV, which hasn’t had a player average even 7.0 rpg in any of the past five seasons. Moser already had three 15-point, 15-rebound games this season. The last UNLV player with multiple such games was Louis Admundson in 2005-06.

UTEP Misstep
UTEP managed only 35 points at home on Saturday in an 18-point loss to Stephen F. Austin. Since 1950, UTEP has only scored fewer points in a game on two occasions, and hadn't done so since scoring 27 at Wyoming in 1979. It’s the fewest points the Miners have ever scored in the Haskins Center, which opened in 1976. The previous low was 41 against Villanova in 1980.No UTEP player scored in double figures, as the team shot 31.0 percent on the day. It’s the fewest points allowed b the Lumberjacks since they joined Division I 25 years ago.

CCSU freshman leads nation
Central Connecticut’s Kyle Vinales scored 25 points in Saturday’s blowout of Hartford. The freshman is now averaging 24.0 ppg, tied for the Division I lead with American’s Charles Hinkle (min. five games). Vinales’ high average is particularly impressive given a three-point performance the previous Saturday against Army. CCSU is now idle for the rest of the month. Over the past five seasons, only two freshmen have had a higher scoring average at the end of November: Eric Gordon (27.3) and Michael Beasley (26.7), both in 2007-08.

A triple-double in a 42-point loss?
Arkansas rolled over Grambling State 86-44 in a game that normally wouldn’t warrant a second glance. But Grambling’s Peter Roberson pulled off a triple-double in the lopsided contest. The junior center put up 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocks. He’s the first player with double-digit points, rebounds and blocks in a game since Northwestern State’s William Mosley last season. It was by far the largest margin of defeat for such a triple-double in the past 10 years.
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.