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Friday, 19 December 2008 06:34
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 North Dakota State's Ben Woodside moved into some exclusive company last weekend when he scored 60 points in a 112-111 triple-overtime loss to Stephen F. Austin in the opening round of the Hy-Vee Classic.
Woodside, who got half his points in 35 free throw attempts, became the 25th player to score at least 60 points in a game between Division I teams. The last one to do it was Eddie House of Arizona State, who had 61 points in a 111-108 double-overtime victory over California on Jan. 8, 2000.
The last player do it in regulation was Askia Jones of Kansas State, who had 62 in a 115-77 win over Fresno State in the quarterfinals of the NIT on March 24, 1994.
The record for most points in a Division I game is 72 by Kevin Bradshaw of U.S. International in a 186-140 loss to Loyola Marymount on Jan. 5, 1991.
The record for a Division I player against any opponent is 100 points by Frank Selvy of Furman in a 149-95 victory over Division II Newberry on Feb. 13, 1954.
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The 6-foot-4 guard scored a career-high 36 points in the Dukes' 94-75 victory at Radford on Dec. 10.
Jackson, whose previous career best was 22 points, was 15-of-17 from the field, including 5-of-6 from 3-point range, made his lone free throw and had five assists against just one turnover in 38 minutes.
His .882 field goal percentage tied the school record set by Ruben Montanez at Saint Peter's on Feb. 17, 1973.
What makes the performance even more impressive is that it came a week after he was held to a season-low six points at Pittsburgh.
``I didn't leave the gym until I made 100 3s,'' he said referring to his reaction to the poor game, ``and it paid off.''
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DAVEY'S RETURN: The calls have been coming in to Dick Davey for close to two weeks. Friends, colleagues and even former players have let him know they're coming for the Stanford associate head coach's much-anticipated return to Santa Clara on Tuesday night.
The 66-year-old Davey coached the Broncos for 15 seasons and worked on the staff for 30 years overall before the school made a change following the 2006-07 season - when Davey was West Coast Conference coach of the year.
all, so I obviously don't mind going to the game. You don't want to go a place where you're trying to beat somebody. I love that school and I love the kids who are in that program. You have a little bit of remorse there, but I like what I'm doing and where I'm doing it, so you can't get too upset.''
Davey, who became known for his personable style and argyle sweaters, led the Broncos to three straight WCC championships in the mid-90s and a 251-190 overall record in his 15 seasons.
He says he has retired his signature sweaters in favor of a suit and tie now that he's at Stanford working under first-year coach Johnny Dawkins.
Davey will probably get the biggest applause of anybody at the Leavey Center.
``I hold him in the highest regard. Spending time with Coach Davey, I've enjoyed it so much - not just the coaching but the friendship that we're developing,'' Dawkins said. ``He's a terrific, terrific man. It's no surprise he'll get an amazing applause. I'd be shocked if he didn't.''
Davey's current players are excited for him to be recognized.
``He's been there so long and he coached Steve Nash,'' Landry Fields said. ``He deserves any ovation he gets.''
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SHOOTING CYCLONES: Apparently Iowa State likes the shorter distance for the 3-point line.
from beyond the arc.
Leading the way is sophomore guard Lucca Staiger, who tied the school and Big 12 record with six consecutive 3s to start a 66-63 loss to Drake on Dec. 9. Staiger, who had eight 3s in all, became the seventh player in league history to start a game with six straight.
Entering the weekend, Staiger was 22-for-46 (47.8 percent) from 3-point range, while the Cyclones were shooting 38.8 percent (80-of-206).
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STAT LINE: Florida Gulf Coast junior Derrick O'Neil compiled a rather full stat line in the Eagles' 72-68 victory over Campbell last week.
O'Neil had 16 points, nine rebounds, five assists, five steals and three blocked shots in the Atlantic Sun Conference game.
That made him the 10th player in Division I this season to have at least 15 points, five rebounds, five assists and five steals in a game. He was, however, the only one of the 10 to have more than one block.
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YOUNG VOICES: If you are over 50, you may want to skip this item.
The combined ages of the announcing crew for Saturday's Miami (Ohio)-West Virginia game on ESPNU is 49.
Steve Andress, a Syracuse University student and an ESPNU Campus Connection commentator, will serve as the play-by-play announcer alongside analyst Jay Williams. The 27-year-old Williams was the national player of the year at Duke in 2001-02, and went on to play in the NBA with the Chicago Bulls.
 

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