Player of the Weekend – Alex Len, Maryland
Len outperformed Mason Plumlee in Maryland’s 83-81 win over Duke. He finished with 19 points, nine rebounds and three blocks, while Plumlee had a season-low four points. Duke had won its previous 12 games against unranked Maryland squads.
Freshman of the Weekend – Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State
Smart had a career-high 28 points to with seven rebounds and four assists in Oklahoma State’s overtime win over Oklahoma. That’s the most points an Oklahoma State freshman has ever scored in a Big 12 game.
Stat Sheet Stuffer – Kenyatta Smith, Harvard
On Friday, Smith went off for 20 points, nine rebounds and 10 blocks in Harvard’s win over Penn. The next day, he had 14 points, seven rebounds and six blocks in a win over Princeton. Not bad for a player who came into Friday averaging 3.8 PPG and just over 10 minutes per game.
Scorer of the Weekend – Michael Lyons, Air Force
Air Force lost to Colorado State 89-86 despite a career-high 45 points from Lyons. That’s the most points by a Mountain West player since Jimmer Fredette in 2011, and the most by an Air Force player since Bob Beckel’s school-record 50 points against Arizona in 1959.
Strange Stat Line – Jordan Reed, Binghamton
On the surface, Reed had one of the weekend’s most impressive stat lines. He finished with 29 points and 17 rebounds in Binghamton’s 64-60 loss to Maine. Look a little closer, and you’ll see that he went 9-for-32 from the field (28.1 percent). He’s the first player shoot under 30 percent with more than 30 shots since St. Peter’s Keydren Clark in 2006. It’s the lowest field goal percentage for a player attempting 30 shots since La Salle’s Rasual Butler in 2001.