Stats & Info: Tony Mitchell

Weekend recap: Plumlee cleans the glass

February, 13, 2012
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Player of the Weekend - Miles Plumlee
Plumlee came off the bench to haul in 22 rebounds in Duke's win over Maryland. It's the most rebounds in a game in the Coach K era at Duke, and most for a Blue Devil since Randy Denton's 25 in 1970. The last player with more rebounds off the bench? North Carolina's Sean May had 24 on Senior Night against Duke in 2005 (a pair of Tar Heel seniors started and played one minute).

Freshman of the Weekend - Tony Mitchell
Mitchell had 22 points and 20 rebounds, but North Texas fell short of Florida Atlantic in double overtime. Mitchell is the first freshman with a 20-20 game since Michael Beasley. With six blocks and five assists, Mitchell is the first freshman with 20 points, 20 rebounds, five blocks and five assists since Seton Hall's Eddie Griffin in 2000.

Scoring Star – Jamal Olasewere
Olasewere went 11-for-11 from the field and scored a career-high 32 points as Long Island beat St. Francis (NY). That matched Vermont’s Luke Apfeld for the most field goal attempts without a miss this season. Olasewere is the first player to score 30 or more while going at least 11-for-11 from the field since Oklahoma State’s Marshall Moses last season.

Stat Sheet Stuffer - Scott Machado
With 10 points, 10 assists and 11 rebounds, Machado notched the second triple-double in Iona history in an 83-74 win over Marist. The previous triple-double came from Nakiea Miller in 2000. Machado is on track to be the first player to average double-digit points and assists since 1988 when Avery Johnson and Anthony Manuel did it.

Ugly Stat Line of the Weekend – Jared Sullinger
The good news? Sullinger had a triple-double in Ohio State’s 58-48 loss to Michigan State. The bad news? One of those categories was turnovers. Sullinger had 17 points and 16 rebounds, but his other numbers stick out more: 10 turnovers and a 33 field goal percentage. Of course, the rest of the Buckeyes shot just 24 percent. Sullinger is the first Big Ten player with 10 turnovers since Evan Turner in 2009.
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.

Indiana State 78, Southern Illinois 68
Indiana State made all 12 of its 3-point attempts Saturday, the most 3-pointers without a miss in a single game in NCAA history. The previous record for most threes without a miss was nine, done by Minnesota against Penn State on Jan. 11, 2009.

Lipscomb 99, Stetson 91 (OT)
Lipscomb scored 25 points in the extra session, one shy of the NCAA Division I record for points in an overtime period. The record of 26 was done by Vermont on Jan. 24, 1998, against Hartford.

Duke 73, Maryland 55
Duke’s Miles Plumlee had 22 rebounds in 28 minutes off the bench, the most rebounds by a bench player since Sean May had 24 against Duke on March 6, 2005 (May did not start that game because it was North Carolina’s Senior Day). Plumlee is the first player this season with at least 20 rebounds in fewer than 30 minutes of playing time.

Michigan State 58, Ohio State 48
Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger had 17 points, 16 rebounds and 10 turnovers in the Buckeyes’ loss Saturday. It’s the first "triple-double" using points, rebounds and turnovers in Division I this season. Jerrell Williams of La Salle had the last one on Jan. 19, 2011, against Duquesne.

Kansas 81, Oklahoma State 66
The Jayhawks’ Jeff Withey had 18 points, 20 rebounds and seven blocks in the win. He’s the first player to reach all three of those levels in the same game since VCU’s Larry Sanders put up the exact same line on March 9, 2009, in the CAA championship game against George Mason.

Texas 75, Kansas State 64
Texas attempted 48 free throws to Kansas State’s 12. That free-throw differential of 36 is the largest in a game involving a Big 6 team this season and the third-largest overall. Texas’ 48 free-throw attempts are the second most by a Big 6 team on the season (Washington attempted 59 on Jan. 10 against Seattle).

Texas Tech 65, Oklahoma 47
Oklahoma scored just six points in the paint, the fewest points in the paint in a game by a Big 6 team this season.

St. Bonaventure 69, Duquesne 48
Florida Atlantic 86, North Texas 81 (2OT)
St. Bonaventure’s Andrew Nicholson scored 21 points and grabbed 23 rebounds in the Bonnies’ win, and North Texas’ Tony Mitchell scored 22 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in the Mean Green’s double-overtime loss. They became just the sixth and seventh players this season to record a 20-20 game. Nicholson’s 23 rebounds are the second most in a game this season, trailing only Cameron Moore of UAB who had 24 on Dec. 28.

Seattle 100, Longwood 99 (OT)
Seattle’s Chad Rasmussen was 6-for-17 from the field in the Redhawks’ win, with all of his attempts coming from 3-point range. That is the most 3-pointers attempted in a game without attempting a 2-point field goal.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff 64, Southern 58
Trillion of the Night: Jamar Harris of Arkansas-Pine Bluff played 12 minutes without accumulating a single stat in his team’s 64-58 win over Southern.
Player of the Weekend – Ricardo Ratliffe
Ratliffe scored a career-high 27 points to go with eight rebounds, as Missouri came away with an 89-88 win at Baylor. He went 11-for-14 from the field, and now has a 77.2 field goal percentage on the season. That’s on track to break Steve Johnson’s Division I record of 74.6 percent in 1980-81. How efficient has Ratliffe been? Consider that he’d need to miss his next 18 shots just to fall into second place in the nation.

Filling Up the Stat Sheet – Jesse Sanders
Liberty’s Jesse Sanders came into Saturday averaging 12.6 PPG, 7.9 APG and 7.9 RPG this season, yet somehow a triple-double had escaped him. That changed in an 84-78 win at High Point, as Sanders finished with 14 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds. The senior has now had a triple-double in all four years on campus. Sanders is now averaging 8.0 RPG and 8.1 APG. No one has done that in at least the past 15 seasons.

Losing Legends – Boeheim, Calhoun, Krzyzewski
Syracuse, Duke and Connecticut all lost Saturday, meaning the three winningest active coaches all fell on the same day. Jim Boeheim, Jim Calhoun and Mike Krzyzewski hadn’t lost on the same day since January 18, 2003. That’s a span of 3,291 days. The fourth-winningest active coach (Bob Huggins) did manage a win on Saturday, as West Virginia topped Cincinnati in overtime.

Lofty Historical Comparison – Tony Mitchell = Michael Beasley
On Saturday, Missouri picked up its biggest win of the season down in Waco. Meanwhile, just two hours to the north, a former Tiger recruit had a huge game. Tony Mitchell had 30 points and 17 rebounds in North Texas’ overtime win over Denver. In just 11 career games, he's hit 30 points and 15 boards twice. The last freshman with multiple such games? Michael Beasley, who did it five times in 2007-08.

Ugly Stat Line of the Weekend - Brandon Young
Shadowed by Hugh Robertson for most of the game, DePaul’s Brandon Young went 0-for-13 from the field in Sunday’s 75-59 loss to South Florida. It’s the most attempts without a make by a Division I player this season. The last Big East player to go 0-for-13 or worse was South Florida’s Collin Dennis in 2006.
Player of the Night – Faisal Aden
Faisal Aden scored a career-high 33 points off the bench to lead Washington State to an 81-69 win over Stanford. It’s the most points off the bench by a Pac-12 player since Cal’s Amit Tamir scored 39 against Oregon in 2002. Aden was a perfect 13-for-13 from the line. That’s the second-best free throw performance off the bench this season behind Duke’s Ryan Kelly (14-14).

Breakout Performance – Robert Thurman
California picked up a tough road win over Washington thanks to the unlikeliest of players. Robert Thurman had only played in 15 of 19 games this season, averaging 7.2 minutes and 2.4 points when he did appear. But with Richard Solomon ruled academically ineligible, the Bears called on the 6’10” walk-on. He responded with 16 points on 7-11 shooting from the field.

Second-Half Star – Harrison Barnes
North Carolina trailed Virginia Tech by five at halftime. But the Tar Heels quieted the Blacksburg crowd pretty quickly in the second half with a 19-0 run to take a 55-44 lead. Harrison Barnes had nine of those 19 points as part of a huge second half. The sophomore went 6-for-6 from the field on his way to 21 points after the break. Barnes finished with a season-high 27.

Woeful Performance – Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech had its worst scoring output in 30 years in a 70-38 loss to Virginia. It’s the fewest points by Georgia Tech since a 58-36 loss at Wake Forest in February 1982. What made Thursday even worse? The Yellow Jackets were at home. It’s their fewest points at home since 1980. Georgia Tech shot just 29.2 percent from the field and hit 1-of-15 from three-point range.

Ugly Stat Line of the Night – Tony Mitchell
It’s tough to win when your leading scorer doesn’t score a point, and that’s exactly what happened to Alabama on Thursday. Tony Mitchell went scoreless on 0-for-8 shooting from the field, as the Crimson Tide lost at home to Vanderbilt, 69-59. It’s the only time in 85 career games that he’s failed to score.
Duke 91, Wake Forest 73
Duke's Ryan Kelly came off the bench to score 20 points, grab 10 rebounds and hand out four assists in the win. He's the first non-starter this season to reach those three levels in a game.

Washington State 81, Stanford 69
WSU's Faisal Aden poured in 33 points off the bench in the win, the most points in a game by a Big Six non-starter this season.

The Cougars shot 93.1 percent (27-29) from the free-throw line, the highest percentage by a Big Six team this season in a game with at least 25 free throw attempts.

Central Connecticut State 69, Bryant 51
CCSU's Malcolm McMillan handed out 10 assists without scoring a point in the win. Six players this season have had a scoreless, double-digit assist game; McMillan is the first to do it twice.

Vanderbilt 69, Alabama 59
Alabama's Tony Mitchell missed all eight of his field goal attempts en route to the first scoreless game of his career. The eight misses are tied for most by a Big Six player this season in a scoreless effort.

Oregon 65, USC 62
The Trojans managed only five assists on 25 made field goals. They are the third Big Six team this season to record five or fewer assists on 25 or more made baskets.

VCU 69, William & Mary 68
VCU's Treveon Graham missed all seven of his field goal attempts but went 10-for-12 from the line. He's the third bench player this season to score in double-figures without a made field goal.

Niagara 75, Canisius 56
Niagara guard Juan'ya Green recorded as many assists (11) as Canisius' entire team.

DePaul has DePower Thursday night

January, 6, 2012
1/06/12
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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.

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