A scan of the college basketball box scores each night guarantees all kinds of statistical oddities and standout performances. Here are a few we found from Wednesday:
Northern Illinois’ starting lineup combined to shoot 2-of-18 from the field; the two made field goals are the fewest by any team’s starting lineup this season, and the field goal percentage of 11.1 is also the lowest by a starting lineup this season. No team’s starters had shot a lower percentage since Dec. 6, 2009, when San Diego’s starters combined to shoot 2-of-27 (7.4 percent) in a loss to Fresno State. Three of NIU's starters did not score, something Texas Tech did later in the night. Entering Wednesday, a team had seen three of its starters go scoreless only 10 times all season.
Jordan Sims of UTSA scored 26 points, making all seven of his 3-point attempts, in 18 minutes off the bench. The 26 points match the most by any player this season in fewer than 20 minutes and the seven 3-pointers without a miss also match the most by anyone this season.
Notre Dame made just 13 baskets in the victory. Only two teams this season have made fewer field goals in a victory. One of them was fellow Big East team Georgetown, which had 12 in Saturday's win over Rutgers.
Wright State’s Julius Mays hit 19 of 20 free-throw attempts in his team’s win. Mays’ 19 made free throws are the second-most by any player this season and his free-throw percentage of 95.0 is the highest percentage (minimum 20 free throws) since North Texas’ Tristan Thompson made all 20 of his free throw attempts on March 6 of last season.