Jordan Sims of UTSA scored 26 points, making all seven of his three-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 three-pointers without a miss also match the most by anyone this season.
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 December 6, 2009, when San Diego’s starters combined to shoot 2-of-27 (7.4 percent) in a loss to Fresno State. Three of Northern Illinois’ starters did not score, something Texas Tech did later in the night. Entering Wednesday, a team had had three of its starters go scoreless only 10 times all season.
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.
Notre Dame made just 13 baskets in the win; only two teams this season have made fewer field goals in a victory.