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 Wednesday.
In what might have been the worst offensive game of the season:
• Northwestern State set an NCAA record for most 3-point attempts without a make by missing all 26 of its 3-point attempts.
• The teams combined to shoot 27-for-64 (42.2 percent) from the free-throw line. The 37 combined misses are four more than in any other game this season.
• The two teams combined for seven assists, the second-lowest total of the year.
• Thanks to all the misses, the Bearkats’ Antuan Bootle had 20 rebounds off the bench, only the second player this season with that many rebounds as a non-starter.
• Ten players scored for Northwestern State despite the fact that the Demons scored only 37 points.
High Point’s Nick Barbour scored 44 points in 32 minutes, tied for the third-highest scoring output this season. No player had scored that many points in 32 minutes or fewer against a Division I opponent since Feb. 13, 2010, when UTEP’s Randy Culpepper scored 45 in 32 minutes against East Carolina.
Northeastern’s Jonathan Lee scored 27 points on four field goals (one three) and 18 free throws. He’s the first player to score that many points on four or fewer made baskets since Evansville’s Colt Ryan scored 28 points on four field goals and 19 free throws on Dec. 23, 2010.
The Thundering Herd made just 4 of 18 free throws (22.2 percent), the lowest free-throw percentage in more than three years for a team with more than 10 attempts. Incidentally, Marshall shot 4-for-18 on 3-pointers, as well.
The Leopards made 18 threes in the win, tied for the third-most made threes by a team this year. They made only 10 twos, becoming the seventh team this year to make at least eight more 3-pointers than 2-pointers.