College Hoops Player of the Day for Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Jordan Adams scored six of his game-high, career-high 26 points in overtime, helping #13 UCLA to a 2-0 record with an 80-79 nail-biter over UC Irvine.
Jordan made all sixteen of his free throws, including four in overtime, having less success from the field, where he was 5-for-12.
A 6'5" freshman out of Oak Hill Academy, Adams promises to be one of the top free throw shooters in the nation. In the Bruins opener, he made five of six and is shooting at 95% from the line.
Last season, UCLA made the NCAA tournament out of a weak PAC-12 field, winning their opening round game over Michigan State, 78-76, but falling to Florida in the next round, 73-65. The Bruins finished the 2011-12 season with a 19-14 record.
Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati: 9-12, 20 points, 8 rebounds
Tray Woodall, Pittsburgh: 8-13, 23 points, 4 rebounds, 8 assists
Keith Clanton, UCF: 9-10, 20 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists
Kansas State 87 Alabama-Huntsville 26 - OK, we all know that this is the time of year that good teams from major conferences have on their schedules games against teams from small conferences that simply can't compete at the same level, but this score is a little embarrassing.
The division II Chargers didn't have any player score more than four points. As a team, they shot 16% from the field, including three three-pointers, but they took 33 shots from outside the arc, a percentage of .091. Kansas State also held a 55-22 edge in rebounding and shot 56% for the game.
Jaime Smith, the co-high scorer for the Chargers, made two of 12 from the field, but was 0-for-9 from long range.