Stats & Info: Sean Armand

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.

Iona 105, Canisius 86
Weber State 92, Portland State 79

Iona’s Lamont Jones poured in 43 points and Weber State’s Damian Lillard scored 40 in the their teams’ victories. Lillard became the first player this season to record two 40+ point games, and Thursday marked the first time this season two players eclipsed the 40-point plateau on the same day.

Western Carolina 82, Chattanooga 76
Western Carolina’s Keaton Cole attempted 19 3-pointers in the win, tying him with Iona’s Sean Armand for the most in a regulation game this season. Cole is the only player to have three games with at least 15 3-pointers attempted; he scored 18 points in all three games. Maryland’s Terrell Stoglin attempted 20 3-pointers in the Terrapins’ 90-86 double-overtime loss to Miami (FL) on Wednesday.

Pacific 60, UC Riverside 52
Pacific’s Ross Rivera made 15 free throws in 21 minutes off the bench, the most made free throws by a substitute this season.

Trillion of the Night: Eric Stangis of Southern Cal played 10 minutes without accumulating a stat in the Trojans’ 60-53 loss at Washington State.
Oklahoma’s embarrassing loss
Missouri walked all over Oklahoma in an 87-49 win. The 38-point margin of victory is the Tigers’ largest over Oklahoma since a 66-22 win back in 1922. It stands as Oklahoma’s worst Big 12 loss ever, and the Sooners largest margin of defeat since a 45-point loss to UCLA in January 1975.

Ohio State with another Big Ten blowout
In their first meeting as conference foes, Ohio State dominated Nebraska, 71-40. Together with a 33-point win over Northwestern, both of Ohio State’s conference wins have been by 30 or more points. Those make up two of Ohio State’s four largest margins of victory in Big Ten games over the past 15 years. The last time the Buckeyes had 30-point Big Ten wins in the same season was 1960-61.

Armand on fire off the bench
Iona’s Sean Armand came off the bench to score 32 points on 10-19 shooting from three-point range. That set a school record for threes in a game, as well as a MAAC record for threes in a conference game. He’s the first player with double-digit threes off the bench against a D-I opponent since Portland’s Jared Stohl had 10 in December 2009. Armand’s 32 points are the third most off the bench this season. Coming off an eight-game road trip, the Gaels beat Siena, 95-59.

Oral Roberts can’t miss
Oral Roberts shot 66.7 percent (including 68.8 percent from three-point range) in an 89-80 win over Oakland. In the second half, the Golden Eagles couldn’t miss, shooting 77.8 percent and hitting eight of nine three-pointers. Oakland’s loss snapped a 31-game conference home win streak.

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