Best numbers from Week 17
Louisiana-Lafayette’s Bryant Mbamalu recorded his first career double-double with a career-high 32 points and career-high-tying 11 rebounds in a 102-74 win against South Alabama this past Sunday. He became the 42nd player in school history to reach 1,000 points.
NC State’s T.J. Warren scored a career-high 36 points in an 85-84 overtime loss to North Carolina this past Wednesday, the Wolfpack’s first loss in 11 games when Warren scores at least 27. Warren’s 36 points where the most by an NC State player since Tom Gugliotta had 36 in January 1992 and the most scored by an ACC player against North Carolina since Boston College's Tyrese Rice scored 46 in March 2008.
Louisville lost to then-No. 21 Memphis 72-66 this past Saturday to fall to 1-4 against ranked teams this season. The Cardinals are 23-0 against unranked teams.
Penn State’s Tim Frazier had three rebounds in a 71-66 loss to Wisconsin this past Sunday to become the second player in Big Ten history to reach 1,000 points (1,492), 600 assists (621) and 500 rebounds (501).
Arkansas won at Kentucky 71-67 this past Thursday for its first win at Rupp Arena since February 1994. The Razorbacks are 3-10 all-time at Rupp.
LIU Brooklyn's Jason Brickman had 12 assists in an 81-62 loss to Bryant this past Saturday to become just the fourth player in Division I history with 1,000 career assists (Bobby Hurley, Chris Corchiani and Ed Cota). Brickman, who finished his career with 1,009 assists, tied his own LIU and Northeast Conference single-season record with 290 assists this season.
Memphis beat then-No. 7 Louisville 72-66 this past Saturday to improve to 4-3 against ranked teams this season. The Tigers were 0-12 against ranked teams during head coach Josh Pastner's first four seasons.
Virginia is just the fifth school other than Duke or North Carolina to win an outright ACC regular-season title in the past 30 seasons.
This past Thursday was the second time this season that five ranked teams lost to five unranked teams (also happened Feb. 1).
Wichita State is the fifth team since 1978-79 to enter its conference tourney unbeaten. The Shockers set a school record for wins in a season with 31.
Five AP top-10 teams lost this past Saturday, the most in a single day since January 18, 2003.
The Big Ten is the only conference in which every team has won five or more conference games. It’s only the third time in league history that has happened.
No Marquette starter scored more than five points in a 73-56 loss to Villanova this past Sunday. Villanova's starters outscored Marquette's starters 47-17.
For the first time in school history, Virginia has five regular-season ACC wins by 20-plus points. Virginia has had 22 seasons without even winning five ACC games.
Of the 11 teams before Wichita State to go 30-0 and play in the NCAA tournament, six won the title, and only one failed to reach the Final Four.
Florida clinched its sixth SEC regular-season title under head coach Billy Donovan. Only Kentucky (7) has more since Donovan joined the Gators.
North Carolina-Asheville’s Andrew Rowsey tied a school record with eight 3-pointers in a 107-100 overtime loss to Winthrop this past Wednesday. He became the school’s all-time 3-point single-season leader and now has 97 treys. He scored 37 points.
Dartmouth’s Alex Mitola made 8 of 9 3-pointers in an 87-78 victory against Cornell this past Saturday. He scored a career-high 33 points.
Kansas clinched a share of the Big 12 regular-season championship with its 83-75 win against Oklahoma last Monday, its 10th consecutive conference title. Since Bill Self took over as Kansas' head coach 11 seasons ago, it has just 11 home losses and 10 regular-season Big 12 titles.
Vanderbilt had more turnovers (14) than baskets (11) in a 76-38 loss to Tennessee this past Saturday.
Kansas State beat Iowa State 80-73 this past Saturday for its 15th consecutive home victory, its longest home win streak at Bramlage Coliseum.
Virginia has held 17 consecutive teams below their season average for points.
Richmond's Kendall Anthony attempted 17 3-pointers (making five) in a 69-60 loss to George Mason this past Wednesday. The rest of the players on both teams attempted 18 treys.
Akron’s Demetrius Treadwell scored 17 points in a 57-47 victory against Bowling Green this past Saturday to reach the 1,000-point mark for his career.
Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart is averaging 18.0 points, 7.3 assists and 5.0 steals per game since returning from his suspension.
Temple has set a program record for losses in a season with 21. The Owls have dropped 16 of their past 18 games.
Iowa State’s Melvin Ejim had 30 points and 16 rebounds in an 80-73 loss to Kansas State this past Saturday to become the first Big 12 player with multiple 30-point, 15-rebound games in a season since Oklahoma’s Blake Griffin in 2008-09.
UC Riverside’s Chris Patton scored five of his team’s nine points in the second overtime en route to a season-high 30 in a 106-105 victory against Cal State Northridge this past Saturday.
Duke beat Virginia Tech 66-48 last Tuesday to extend its home win streak to 32 games, the longest active in Division I.
East Tennessee State’s Rashawn Rembert scored a career-high 33 points in a 79-73 loss to South Carolina Upstate this past Friday. He made eight 3-pointers.
VMI’s D.J. Covington tied his career high with 33 points in an 86-66 win against Longwood this past Saturday. He also had 14 rebounds -- his 16th double-double and eighth in the past nine games -- and six blocks.
Binghamton’s Jordan Reed scored a career-high 33 points -- 29 after halftime -- in an 89-83 overtime loss to Hartford this past Thursday. He also had 13 rebounds that put him past the 500 mark as a sophomore.
North Carolina’s Marcus Paige scored a career-high 35 points -- 31 after halftime -- including the game-winner with 0.9 seconds left in overtime in an 86-85 victory against NC State this past Wednesday. He made seven 3-pointers. Paige and NC State’s T.J. Warren (36 points) are the first ACC opponents to score 35-plus points against each other since Florida State’s Al Thornton and Duke’s J.J. Redick in February 2006.
Santa Clara’s Jared Brownridge scored a career-high 38 points in an 86-78 win against Pepperdine this past Saturday. He made 7 of 9 3-pointers. He has scored more points (523) and made more 3-pointers (87) than any freshman in school history.
Tennessee State’s Patrick Miller scored a career-high 38 points in a 70-68 win against Morehead State this past Thursday. Miller made 4 of 5 3-pointers, including the game-winning trey with 2 seconds remaining.
Tennessee held Vanderbilt to 38 points in a 76-38 victory this past Saturday, the fewest points scored by an opponent in Thompson-Boling Arena history. The 38-point margin of the victory is the Volunteers’ largest in the 185-game history of the series.
In the past three games, Virginia has outscored its opponents by 59 points in the second half.
Penn State’s D.J. Newbill had 23 points in a 71-66 loss to Wisconsin this past Sunday to become the school’s 31st career 1,000-point scorer. He leads the Big Ten this season with 178 field goals.
Southeast Missouri State beat Murray State 118-115 in double overtime this past Saturday. The 233 combined points are the second most in a game this year.
Ohio State’s Aaron Craft had three steals in a 72-64 loss to Indiana this past Sunday, giving him 324 in his career, tied for the most steals in Big Ten history (Bruce Douglas of Illinois).
Kendall Williams had 10 assists in a 72-58 win against Nevada this past Sunday to make him the career leader in the Mountian West Conference with 591 assists.
Note: Numbers reflect games through March 2.