Best numbers from Week 14
Ohio State’s Aaron Craft had 17 points, six assists and six steals in a 76-69 victory against Iowa last Tuesday, the first Big Ten player to reach those numbers in a game since Michigan State’s Charlie Bell in 2001.
Connecticut lost to then No. 7-Cincinnati 63-58 this past Thursday to fall to 1-6 against top-10 teams the past three seasons..
Michigan State defeated Penn State 82-67 this past Thursday, dropping the Nittany Lions to 1-17 in East Lansing since joining Big Ten.
Duke’s Jabari Parker scored 29 points and had 16 rebounds in an 89-68 win against Boston College this past Saturday. He is the second ACC player in the past 15 seasons with at least 29 points and 16 rebounds in a conference game (Florida State’s Al Thornton in 2007).
Iowa State’s Melvin Ejim scored 48 points in an 84-69 victory against TCU this past Saturday. He outscored three Division I teams: Georgia Tech (45) North Florida (46) and Howard (47).
Arkansas won at Vanderbilt 77-75 this past Saturday for just its third win in 22 SEC road games under head coach Mike Anderson.
NC State’s T.J. Warren scored 27 points in a 56-55 win against Miami (Fla.) this past Saturday, the seventh game this season he has scored at least 27 points. No other ACC player has more than four such games.
Creighton’s Doug McDermott had 32 points and nine rebounds in a 78-66 win against DePaul this past Friday to become the eighth player in Division I history to reach 2,750 career points and 1,000 career rebounds.
Illinois lost to Iowa 81-74 this past Saturday for its seventh consecutive loss, its longest losing streak since 1999.
Syracuse’s Trevor Cooney made a school-record nine 3-pointers in a 61-55 win against Notre Dame last Monday. He scored a career-high 33 points..
Saint Louis won at La Salle 65-63 this past Saturday to improve to 9-0 on the road this season, the most road wins without a loss in Division I this season.
Iowa State won at Oklahoma State 98-97 in triple-overtime last Monday to snap a 12-game road losing streak against ranked teams. It also snapped an 18-game losing streak to the Cowboys in Stillwater.
Duke defeated Wake Forest 83-63 last Tuesday for its 15th consecutive home victory against the Demon Deacons. It was the Blue Devils’ eighth consecutive win overall against Wake..
Duke’s Jabari Parker scored 21 points in an 80-65 victory against Pittsburgh last Monday to set a school freshman record with his 12th game of at least 20 points this season.
Arizona defeated Oregon State 76-54 this past Sunday for its 19th consecutive home victory, the longest active streak in the Pac-12.
Delaware’s Devon Saddler scored 21 points in an 80-67 victory against Northeastern last Monday to become the all-time scoring leader in school history with more than 2,000 career points.
Syracuse beat Clemson 57-44 this past Sunday to tie the program mark for consecutive wins with 23. The Orange are the third ACC team to start a season 23-0 or better: North Carolina (32-0 in 1956-57) NC State (27-0 in 1972-73).
Cleveland State and Oakland combined to make 29 3-pointers as the Vikings defeated the Golden Grizzlies 92-85 this past Thursday. Charlie Lee made 6 of 8 3s in scoring a career-high 31 points for Cleveland State. NCAA career 3-point leader Travis Bader made 10 of 13 3s for 35 points for Oakland.
Louisiana-Lafayette’s Shawn Long and Texas-Arlington’s Lonnie McClanahan each scored a career-high 31 points as the Ragin’ Cajuns beat the Mavericks 92-89 this past Thursday. Long added eight rebounds while McClanahan had 11 boards and seven assists.
Radford’s Javonte Green scored a career-high 33 points, including a putback in the final minutes to give his team the lead for good, in an 82-76 victory against Charleston Southern last Wednesday. He also had 11 rebounds, including five offensive.
Arkansas’s Bobby Portis scored a career-high 35 points in a 65-58 win against Alabama last Wednesday. He set the school record for most points in a game by a freshman and scored 29 of his team’s first 35 points. He also had nine rebounds and six blocks.
Southeast Missouri State’s Tyler Stone scored a career-high 37 points in a 93-88 overtime loss to SIU-Edwardsville this past Thursday. He made 15 of 19 shots from the field and also had eight rebounds..
St. John’s defeated Creighton 70-65 this past Sunday to give head coach Steve Lavin his 200th career victory..
Long Island’s Jason Brickman had six assists in a 74-58 loss to Saint Francis (Pa.) this past Saturday to tie Doug Gottlieb for 10th place on the all-time Division I assists list with 947.
Cincinnati’s Sean Kilpatrick scored 26 points in a 63-58 win against Connecticut this past Thursday to become the third player in school history to reach the 1,900-point plateau, joining Oscar Robertson and Steve Logan.
Note: Numbers reflect games through Feb. 9.