Stats & Info: Northwestern State

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 Wednesday.

Sam Houston State 50, Northwestern State 37
In what might have been the worst offensive game of the season:
• Northwestern State set an NCAA record for most 3-point attempts without a make by missing all 26 of its 3-point attempts.
• The teams combined to shoot 27-for-64 (42.2 percent) from the free-throw line. The 37 combined misses are four more than in any other game this season.
• The two teams combined for seven assists, the second-lowest total of the year.
• Thanks to all the misses, the Bearkats’ Antuan Bootle had 20 rebounds off the bench, only the second player this season with that many rebounds as a non-starter.
• Ten players scored for Northwestern State despite the fact that the Demons scored only 37 points.

High Point 98, Campbell 60
High Point’s Nick Barbour scored 44 points in 32 minutes, tied for the third-highest scoring output this season. No player had scored that many points in 32 minutes or fewer against a Division I opponent since Feb. 13, 2010, when UTEP’s Randy Culpepper scored 45 in 32 minutes against East Carolina.

Northeastern 85, George Mason 82 (OT)
Northeastern’s Jonathan Lee scored 27 points on four field goals (one three) and 18 free throws. He’s the first player to score that many points on four or fewer made baskets since Evansville’s Colt Ryan scored 28 points on four field goals and 19 free throws on Dec. 23, 2010.

Marshall 66, Houston 58
The Thundering Herd made just 4 of 18 free throws (22.2 percent), the lowest free-throw percentage in more than three years for a team with more than 10 attempts. Incidentally, Marshall shot 4-for-18 on 3-pointers, as well.

Lafayette 84, Colgate 67
The Leopards made 18 threes in the win, tied for the third-most made threes by a team this year. They made only 10 twos, becoming the seventh team this year to make at least eight more 3-pointers than 2-pointers.
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
Sixteen players had 10 or more assists Saturday, six more players than on any other day this season.

Oklahoma State 90, Texas 78
Oklahoma State’s Keiton Page made all 20 of his free-throw attempts as part of a career-high 40 points. The 20 free throws without a miss match the most by any player since the start of the 1996-97 season. As a team, Oklahoma State made 43 free throws, matching the most by any team this season (Colorado State on Nov. 22).

Northwestern State 100, Campbell 86
Like Page, Northwestern State’s William Mosley attempted 20 free throws on Saturday; unlike Page, Mosley made just five of his 20. No player since the start of the 1996-97 season had missed 15 free throws in a game before Mosley did it in Saturday’s win. There were 93 free throws attempted in this game by both teams combined, the most in a game this season.

Montana 94, Hawaii 79
Montana sophomore Kareem Jamar had 21 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in the win, the first triple-double of his career. The 21 points match the third-highest total of his career, the 11 rebounds are the second most he’s had in a game, and the 11 assists are four more than his previous career high.

Washington State 72, Arizona State 50
Arizona State finished with 50 points despite scoring only eight points in the first half. They are the second team this season to score fewer than 10 points in the first half and still score at least 50 for the game. Eastern Michigan scored nine in the first half of a 71-50 loss to Virginia Tech on Dec. 22.

Virginia 71, Maryland 44
UVA won by 27 points despite being tied at halftime, matching the largest margin of victory by a team trailing or tied at halftime against a Division I opponent this season. Hawaii trailed South Carolina State by one at the half in a 27-point win on Dec. 29.

Marshall 73, SMU 68
SMU scored 54 points in the second half after scoring 14 in the first half. In their previous game, the Mustangs scored 28 points.

South Alabama 66, Western Kentucky 61
South Alabama’s Javier Carter had 10 points, 10 rebounds and eight blocks off the bench in the Jaguars’ win. The eight blocks are the most by a bench player this season.

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