For all you passionate fans, you big-time stats guys, you BTSG's. Here are some notes, nuggets and tidbits of all things college basketball. Impress your friends it's time to tip off!
Talib Zanna basically would not miss as Pittsburgh routed Clemson 76-43 on Tuesday. Zanna was 9-of-10 in field goals and scored 22 points in just 21 minutes of play. It was the 18th game in his career that he shot at least 80 percent from the field. The stat is impressive since 14 of the 18 games he took at least four shots in the game and five of them he took at least 10 shots in the game. Check out this breakdown of his 18 games from this season alone and how he shoots.
- Field Goal Pct. 0-49.9: 3 games
- Field Goal Pct. 50.0-59.9: 7 games
- Field Goal Pct. 60.0-69.9: 4 games
- Field Goal Pct. 70.0-100: 4 games
Georgia Tech traveled north and defeated Boston College 68-60 on Tuesday for its second conference win of the season. The Yellow Jackets shot over 52 percent from the floor and over 53 percent from 3-point range. Trae Golden led Georgia Tech with 24 points including eight in the final 2:16 in the game. He had 24 earlier this season in a game against UNC-Charlotte. It is not his career best, as he had 32 in a game when he played for Tennessee. Under Brian Gregory that was the second most scored by a Yellow Jacket in a conference game. Here are the top five:
- Glen Rice, Jr. – 2012 vs. Duke: 28 points
- Trae Golden – 2014 vs. Boston College: 24 points
- Trae Golden – 2014 vs. Pittsburgh: 22 points
- Jason Morris – 2012 vs. Wake Forest: 22 points
- Glen Rice, Jr. – 2012 vs. North Carolina State: 22 points
Florida State shot 58 percent from the floor against Notre Dame and needed every bit of it as the Seminoles edged out the Irish 76-74. Eight of nine Seminoles shot at least 50 percent for the game. The only one that did not was Jarquez Smith and he was just 0-for-1. Since Leonard Hamilton took over in the 2002-03 season that 58 percent was the sixth highest by FSU in a conference game. Here are those top six great shooting performances against ACC foes.
- 2007 vs. Maryland: 61.7 percent
- 2003 vs. Duke: 60.0 percent
- 2006 vs. Virginia: 60.0 percent
- 2007 vs. Miami (FL): 59.6 percent
- 2005 vs. Virginia Tech: 58.5 percent
- 2014 vs. Notre Dame: 58.0 percent
Jabari Parker showed his skills in an ACC tilt as Duke defeated Miami 67-46. The freshman had 17 points, 15 rebounds and three blocked shots in the win. It was his highest rebound output of his short career and his fifth double-double of the season. Since the 2000-01 season, he is just the fourth different Duke Blue Devil to have at least 15 points, 15 rebounds and two blocks in a game. Sheldon Williams did it seven times. Besides Parker the other two were Josh McRoberts and Brian Zoubek.
Wake Forest had two players score at least 20 points as it defeated Virginia Tech 83-77. Travis McKie had 24, including 15 in the first half. Codi Miller-McIntyre had 20, but he also dished out a career-high 10 assists. He became the first player from Wake Forest to have a 20/10 performance since Chris Paul turned the trick in 2004. Here is a breakdown of those two great performances of Miller-McIntyre and CP3.
- Chris Paul (2004 vs. Texas): 35 min, 23 points, 7-for-11 FG, 3-for-5 3-pt FG, 6-for-7 free throws, 12 assists
- Codi Miller-McIntyre (2014 vs. Virginia Tech): 34 min, 20 points, 8-for-16 FG, 0-for-2 3-pt FG, 4-for-6 free throws, 10 assists