Player of the Night – Christopher Anderson, San Diego
Anderson’s game-winning reverse layup with 0.2 seconds remaining gave San Diego a 69-68 win at Loyola Marymount. He finished the night with 13 points, seven assists and seven rebounds, the first San Diego player to reach those totals in a game since Brandon Johnson five years ago. The 5-foot-7 Anderson has 14 rebounds in his past two games.
Freshman of the Night – Jerami Grant, Syracuse
Grant averaged only about 12 minutes per game in Syracuse’s nonconference schedule. But with James Southerland and DaJuan Coleman out, he’s played every minute of the past two games. On Monday, facing his brother Jerian, Grant had his best game as a collegiate. He finished with 14 points and six rebounds in Syracuse’s 63-47 win over Notre Dame.
Stat Sheet Stuffer – Phillip Crawford, Alabama State
Crawford hauled in 17 rebounds to go with career highs in points (29) and blocks (five) as the Hornets beat Mississippi Valley State 73-65. He’s the first player to reach those totals since Kyle O’Quinn did it over two years ago. He’s the first to do it in a non-overtime game since Marqus Blakely in 2008.
Scorer of the Night – Derick Beltran, Southern
Beltran scored a career-high 35 points in Southern’s 78-58 win over Jackson State. That’s the most for a Jaguar since Deforrest Riley-Smith’s 37 in 2007, also against Jackson State.