Robbie Hummel from Purdue led the #4 Boilermakers to a 60-57 road win over #12 Ohio State in a matchup of two John R. Wooden Award midseason candidates. He was just one of three from the field and two of two from the line as the junior finished with four points and four caroms. Purdue has won eight straight games after a three-game losing streak.
Ohio State junior Evan Turner continues to shine as he finished with 29 points, seven rebounds and five assists in the Buckeyes’ loss to Purdue, snapping their nine-game Big Ten winning streak. He made eleven of 21 shots from the floor and was six of eight from the line.
Duke’s Jon Scheyer and Kyle Singler led the #6 Blue Devils to an 81-74 road win over Miami. The senior Scheyer struggled with his shooting, making just three of 15 from the field and three of ten from beyond the line. However, he sank six of seven from the free throw line and added six rebounds and three steals to go along with his 15 points. Singler bounced back from an off shooting game against Maryland this weekend to finish with 22 points, eleven rebounds and four assists. The junior forward made seven of 16 from the field, four of seven from three-point range and all four free throws.
Da’Sean Butler had a well-rounded game as he paced #8 West Virginia to an 88-74 victory over Providence. The 6-foot-7 senior made five of ten from the field and five of seven from the charity stripe as he finished with 16 points, five rebounds and three assists.
Damion James of Texas had his 14th double-double of the season as he finished 18 points and eleven caroms in an 82-77 road loss to Texas. James, who is the Big 12’s all-time leading rebounder, made seven of 14 shots from the field, two of three from beyond the arc and two of four from the line.
Gordon Hayward from Butler had his third straight double-double to lead the #13 Bulldogs to a 73-55 win over Illinois-Chicago. The sophomore forward made three of nine field goal attempts and four of five free throws as he finished with eleven points and eleven rebounds.
Jimmer Fredette of #14 BYU had 36 points, five rebounds and six assists as the Cougars rolled to a 92-70 road victory over Colorado State. He made twelve of 22 shots from the field, six of ten from three-point range and six of seven free throws as the Cougars improved to 24-3.
James Anderson from Oklahoma State had 20 points in a 69-64 win over Iowa State. He made six of 13 shots from the field, four of seven from three-point range and four of seven free throws. The 6-foot-6 junior added eight rebounds and two assists.
Darrington Hobson bounced back from an off shooting game Saturday as he finished with 20 points, ten rebounds and six assists to lead the #15 ranked New Mexico Lobos to an 83-61 victory over Wyoming. The versatile junior made nine of 13 shots from the floor.