College Hoops Player of the Day for Friday, November 9, 2012
College hoops tipped off with a flurry of activity Friday night, including blowout mismatches by #1 Indiana (97-54 over Bryant College), #5 Michigan's 100-62 victory over Slippery Rock, and a close call by #3 Kentucky, getting by Maryland, 72-69.
One of the more lopsided and dominant wins was turned in by unranked Xavier, a perennial Atlantic 10 powerhouse, which got 22 points and 15 assists from Sophomore Dee Davis, in their 117-75 romp over Farleigh Dickenson.
Davis, who played sparingly last season as a freshman, is the starting point guard on this year's Musketeer squad and he came through with a standout performance, hitting 8 of 11 shots from the field, including 5-for-7 from three-point range.
Turning the ball over just three times, for an exceptional assist-to-turnover ratio of 5-1, Davis, a six-footer out of Bloomington, Indiana, had a steal and four rebounds.
The game was never very much in doubt after Xavier opened a big, early lead and had the visiting Knights down 68-32 by the half.
The Musketeeers were ousted from the NCAA tournament last year by Baylor, 75-70, ending the season with a respectable record of 23-13.