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Thursday recap: Snapping streaks

March, 2, 2012
Player of the Night – Ian Miller
Miller’s three-pointer with 0.8 seconds gave Florida State a 63-60 win at Virginia. He matched a career-high with 18 points, including 15 in the second half. But it was really the final minute, where he scored nine points, that belonged to Miller. It was Florida State’s third buzzer-beating win in the ACC this season.

Freshman of the Night – Johnny Dee
Dee scored a career-high 30 points, including 18 in the second half. to lead San Diego to a 76-54 win over Pepperdine. He’s one of only 22 freshmen to score 30 or more points in a game this season. Dee finished 6-for-9 from three-point range.

Streak Stopper – Michigan Wolverines
Michigan won at Illinois for the first time since 1995, snapping a 13-game losing streak in Champaign. The Wolverines came away with a 72-61 win thanks to big performances from a pair of guards. Tim Hardaway Jr. had 25 points and 11 rebounds, while Trey Burke went for 21 points and five assists.

Bench Star – Daniel Broughton
Arkansas-Pine Bluff snapped Mississippi Valley State’s 17-game winning streak, handing the Delta Devils their first SWAC loss of the season. Broughton came off the bench to put up 26 points and 13 rebounds for the Golden Lions.

Ugly Stat Line – Georgia Backcourt
Georgia didn’t get much from its leading scorers in a 79-49 loss to Kentucky. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (4-13) and Gerald Robinson (2-12) combined to shoot 24.0 percent from the floor. As a team, Georgia is shooting just 39.5 percent from the floor this season. That puts them on pace for the worst shooting season in the SEC since Arkansas shot 39.3 percent in 2002-03.
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 Thursday:

Duke 78, NC State 73
NC State’s Scott Wood missed three free throws on Thursday (7-for-10) after missing three free throws in his last outing against Georgia Tech (2-for-5). Wood had made an ACC-record 66 free throws in a row dating back to last season before his first Georgia Tech miss.

Michigan State 69, Wisconsin 55
Draymond Green scored 20 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and handed out 5 assists for the Spartans, the fourth time this season he’s reached all three of those levels in game. Only one other player this season has more than one such game; Lehigh’s C.J. McCollum has done it twice.

Florida State 48, Virginia Tech 47
Florida State went 1-for-8 from the foul line in the win. They are the fifth team this season to win a game making one or fewer free throws; the Seminoles’ eight attempts are the most of those five teams.

San Diego 78, Portland 75 (OT)
San Diego’s Christopher Anderson dished out 13 assists and recorded 5 steals in the win, joining UNC’s Kendall Marshall and Iona’s Scott Machado as the only players this season to reach both those levels in a game.

Central Connecticut State 65, St. Francis (PA) 60
Trillion of the Night: Tony Peters of St. Francis (PA) played nine minutes without accumulating a stat in the Red Flash’s 65-60 loss to Central Connecticut State.

DePaul has DePower Thursday night

January, 6, 2012
Rare Big East win for DePaul
DePaul outscored Pittsburgh 7-0 in the final 10 seconds of the game to come away with an 84-81 win. The Blue Demons had lost 16 straight Big East home games and had only won two Big East games in the past three seasons combined. All three of DePaul’s conference wins over the past four seasons have been by three points or fewer. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh has lost four straight games for the first time during the Jamie Dixon era.

Monster performance for North Texas freshman
North Texas outlasted South Alabama 78-73 in overtime courtesy of a monster performance from freshman Tony Mitchell, who finished with 34 points and 16 rebounds. He’s the first freshman to put up at least 30 points and 15 rebounds since Jared Sullinger last season.

In fact, over the last five seasons, the only other freshmen to pull it off were Fordham’s Chris Gaston and Michael Beasley, who had five such games. Mitchell, who was once Missouri bound, was playing in just his seventh game.

Jones happy to be back in San Diego
Rob Jones saved his best game for his former team. The St. Mary’s senior scored a career-high 31 points to go with 12 rebounds in a 78-72 win over San Diego.

Jones spent his first two seasons at San Diego before transferring in 2009. In fact his previous career-high of 27 came as a freshman at San Diego back in February 2008. St. Mary’s has won 12 of 13 and improved to 14-2.

Seven points at halftime for Louisiana-Monroe
Louisiana-Monroe had only seven points at halftime in a 58-30 loss to Florida Atlantic. The Warhawks actually had as many turnovers as points in the first half. Charles Winborne’s three points led the team going into the break.

No one on the team finished the game with more than two field goals. The team shot 19.5 percent on the game, the second worst shooting performance by a D-I team this season. That included 17.9 percent from two-point range. For Florida Atlantic, it set a school record for fewest points allowed in a half and in a game.