NCAA hoops' record-breakers and toughest tumbles
The GIST: Though the gals and guys of college hoops probably all won "most athletic" in high school, many earned new superlatives this weekend. No yearbook photo required.
Toughest tumble: The not-for-long-No. 2 Kansas Jayhawk men. After falling to No. 13 Kansas State last Tuesday, the Jayhawks crumbled 83–60 under the weight of No. 14 TCU’s offense on Saturday for Kansas’ worst home loss in over two years. See if the ’Hawks, who’ll likely drop hard in today’s poll, can recover vs. No. 21 Baylor tonight at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.
- Earning a (dis)honorable mention are the fellas of the No. 1 Houston Cougars, who were stunned 56–55 by the unranked Temple Owls last night. Could these Cougars be Phake Slama Jama?
Best recovery: The women of the No. 4 Stanford Cardinal. Stanford’s last few weeks included a near-loss to unranked Cal and a big L to unranked USC, but the Cardinal finally remembered
how to hoop who they are this weekend, posting big dubs over No. 4 Utah and No. 24 Colorado. Their prize? The view from the Pac-12’s top spot. Stunnin’.
Biggest record-breakers: Aaliyah Boston and Armando Bacot. Boston, the reigning National Player of the Year, broke No. 1 South Carolina’s career double-double record with her 73rd (!!!) yesterday, while Bacot made UNC history twice on Saturday, notching the program’s top spot for career rebounds (with 1,221) and career double-doubles (with 61).
- Also shattering records? Villanova senior Maddy Siegrist. Division I’s (DI) current leading scorer (men’s or women’s) became Nova’s all-time leading scorer on Friday night after posting a whopping 2,414 points over 103 games. Watch her make ’em bow.
Most likely to (nearly) break another NCAA record: Detroit Mercy’s Antoine Davis. One week after earning the DI career three-point title, Davis pulled into second place on Saturday for the men’s DI career scoring crown with an impressive 3,274 points — 393 away from the 3,667 points notched by LSU’s “Pistol” Pete Maravich in the late ’60s.
- Grabbing the top spot is technically possible, but with only 11 games left this season, Davis will need to average nearly 36 points per game. It’s an, ahem, long shot.