A scan of the college basketball box scores each night guarantees all kinds of statistical oddities and standout performances. Here are some we found from Saturday:
Neil Watson (23) and Darnell Dodson (22) each scored more than 20 points off of the Southern Miss bench. They are the first pair of teammates this season to eclipse the 20-point mark off the bench in the same game. By the way, USM's entire starting lineup combined to score 27 points.
Colorado State hit all 23 of its free throws, matching the most free throws by a team without a miss this season (Jackson State, Jan. 21 vs. Grambling).
Eastern Kentucky’s Mike DiNunno and Jason Jones scored 33 and 30 points, respectively, in the Colonels’ double-overtime loss. They are the third pair of teammates to score at least 30 in a game this season (all three needed overtime to do so), but the first to lose. The last team to lose despite having two 30-point scorers was DePaul in the 2009 Big East tournament against Providence.
Saint Mary’s won easily despite having four players commit at least five turnovers. It’s the first time this season four players on the same team each turned it over five times.
Wyoming missed a total of 15 field goals and free throw attempts, the fewest number of misses by any team this season. Our trillions of the night also came from this game: Arthur Bouedo and Rob Watsabaugh of Wyoming played 6 and 5 minutes, respectively, without accumulating a stat. They are the sixth pair of teammates this season to pull off that feat, but the first to do it in a win.
Southern Utah missed all four of its 3-point attempts in Saturday’s win. It is the 14th time this season a team has won without making a 3 and the third time the Thunderbirds have done so. No other team in the country has done it more than once. It’s also the 18th time a team has won while taking five or fewer 3s, and again Southern Utah is the only team in the country to do it more than once; the Thunderbirds have done it seven times.