Seven Wooden Award midseason candidates shined in action Thursday night

Seven Wooden Award midseason candidates shined in action Thursday night

Gordon Hayward had a double-double to lead #15 Butler to a 68-57 road victory over Youngstown State. The sophomore forward made six of ten from the field, two of five from beyond the arc and eight of nine from the charity stripes as he finished with 22 points and 17 rebounds as the Bulldogs improved to 22-4.

Manny Harris, a 6-foot-5 junior from Michigan, had 20 points, four rebounds, seven assists and two steals to lead the Wolverines to a 71-63 upset win over Minnesota on the road. Harris made five of 14 from the field, two of four from three-point range and eight of ten from the free throw line.

Luke Harangody, a 6-foot-8 senior and two-time Wooden All-American, was held to a season-low 13 points as Notre Dame fell to Seton Hall 90-87. Harangody made four of ten from the field and all free throws. The Irish standout was limited to just six rebounds after entering the game with an average of 10. 1 boards per game.

Klay Thompson, a 6-foot-6 sophomore from Washington State, scored 19 points, but it was not enough as the Cougars blew a 15-point halftime lead to fall to Stanford 60-58. Thompson, the son of 1978 number one overall NBA Draft pick Mychal, made seven of 16 from the floor, three of seven from three-point range and both free throws.

Quincy Poindexter scored 18 points, but it was not enough as Washington fell to California 93-81. The 6-foot-6 senior made six of 15 from the field and six of seven from the charity stripe in the loss/

Matt Bouldin from Gonzaga had 18 points and five rebounds in an 80-61 ESPN2-televised matchup with St. Mary’s. The 6-foot-5 senior made eight of 14 from the field and two of six from three-point range. The Bulldogs improved to 20-4 with the victory

St. Mary’s senior center Omar Samhan had fifth straight double-double and 15th of the season as he finished with 21 points and eleven rebounds in the loss to Gonzaga. He made seven of 16 from the field and seven of eleven from the line.

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