Player of the Night – Quinn Cook, Duke
After being held scoreless on Saturday, Cook exploded for a career-high 27 points in Duke’s 68-40 win over Clemson. That’s 10 more than his previous scoring high. Cook added five rebounds, five assists and four steals. He’s just the fourth ACC player to post that 27-5-5-4 line over the past 15 years, joining Iman Shumpert, Jarrett Jack and Toney Douglas.
Stat Sheet Stuffer – Brandon Young, DePaul
Connecticut made easy work of DePaul, but Young still finished with a career-high 35 points to go with five assists and two steals. He’s the only Big East player in at least the past 15 years to reach those totals in a regulation conference game. No DePaul player has scored more in a game since Sammy Mejia’s 40 points in December 2006.
Freshman of the Night – Malcolm Miller, Southern
Miller had a career-high 28 points on 10-of-12 from the field, as Southern beat Jackson State 80-67. At 16.1 PPG, Miller is the nation’s leading scorer who hasn’t started a game this season. He also ranks ninth among freshmen nationally. During Southern’s current six-game win streak, Miller is averaging 20.8 PPG.
Dudzinski (31) and Burrell (29) combined for 60 points in Holy Cross’ 78-69 win over Columbia. They shot 19-of-27 from the field and 18-of-19 from the line. The 60 points are the most combined for two teammates this season. Oregon State’s Roberto Nelson and Devon Collier and BYU’s Tyler Haws and Brandon Davies had previously combined for 59 in a game.
Ugly Stat Line of the Night – Georgetown Hoyas
Not much positive can be said about Georgetown’s 73-45 loss to Pittsburgh. The Hoyas scored their fewest points in a home loss since 1978-79 against St. Joseph’s. The 28-point margin is the largest Georgetown has ever suffered in Big East play, and its worst home defeat since a 40-point loss in 1971.