Whoever caught Florida State’s game against Miami (Fla.) on Wednesday night got to watch a heck of a full-game performance by freshman Xavier Rathan-Mayes in the last five minutes -- seriously, these were video game numbers. It started with 4:38 remaining and the Noles down by 18. Rathan-Mayes hit a 3-pointer that was the loud noise to cause the avalanche. He scored FSU’s next 26 points, bringing the deficit to 73-70 with 1:03 remaining. Although he added four more points on free throws in the game's final seconds, the Canes still won 81-77. But Rathan-Mayes' 30 points in less than five minutes is tough to be consider a “losing” effort -- there were seven Division I teams who scored less than 30 points in a game this season. He finished with 35 points.
Hanlan had a monster week, combining for 63 points in two games for Boston College. He scored 39 points and was a perfect 14-14 from the line in the loss against Pittsburgh on Tuesday. The 39 points was just the second-highest game total for his career. He scored 41 against Georgia Tech in the first round of the ACC tournament during his freshman season in 2013. On Saturday, Hanlan led the Eagles in a potentially bubble-bursting victory against NC State. It was only Boston College’s second win in the conference, breaking a nine-game losing streak. Hanlan scored a game-high 24 points and pulled down eight rebounds. On the season, he is averaging 19.6 points per game and 4.2 assists, which both are team highs. His 46.3 field goal percentage is a career-high.
After looking at Warney’s stat sheet, you’d expect to see a classic big man, probably a 7-footer with some length. But in reality, the kid is only 6-8. Stony Brook ranks seventh in the country in team rebounding and its leader in missed-shot-clean-up is also it’s top scorer. Warney scored 23 points and pulled down 12 boards in Wednesday’s victory against Massachusetts-Lowell, then one-upped himself on Saturday with a 32-point, 18-rebound effort against Hartford. The 32 points matched a career-high. He now averages 16.3 points and 11.4 rebounds with 20 double-doubles. Also, Warney (who stands just three inches taller than Dez Wells, the nation’s leader in three-point field goal percentage) has never attempted a shot from behind the arc in his entire career. Classic 6-foot-8, big man.