Player of the Night – Jeff Withey
Withey recorded the second official triple-double in Kansas history with 16 points, 12 rebounds and a school-record 12 blocks in the Jayhawks' win against San Jose State.It was the most blocks by a power six conference player in a triple-double since Stanford’s Brook Lopez also had 12 in 2007. In the last 15 years, the only other player with a 16-12-12 game was Northwestern State’s D’or Fischer in 2001 against Siena.
Scorer of the Night – Isaiah Canaan
Two nights after scoring 30 against Old Dominion, Canaan scored a season-high 32 points in Murray State’s 88-79 win against Lipscomb. He’s the only player with back-to-back 30-point games this season, and the first Murray State player to do so since Isaac Spencer in 1999.
Stat Sheet Stuffer – Ed Daniel
While Canaan took on the bulk of the scoring, Daniel did the dirty work for Murray State.He recorded his fourth straight double-double, finishing with 20 points, 18 rebounds and five blocks. That included a double-double in the second half alone (11 points, 11 rebounds). Daniel joins James Singleton (2002) and Cuthbert Victor (2004) as the only Racers with a 20-15-5 game in the past 15 years.
Notre Dame had two players with double-digit points and assists in the Irish’s 92-65 win against Chicago State.Grant scored a career-high 22 points to go with 10 assists, and Atkins scored 13 points to go with a career-high 11 assists. In the last 15 years, only one other pair of teammates had points and assists double-doubles in the same game: Connecticut’s Jerome Dyson and Kemba Walker in 2010 against Notre Dame.
Bench Star – Jaye Crockett
For the third straight game, Crockett came off the bench to lead Texas Tech in scoring. On Monday, he had 20 points and eight rebounds in just 23 minutes in a comeback win against Jackson State. Over the last three games, Crockett is averaging 19.7 points and 10.7 rebounds.