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On Keiton’s Performance



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I kind of knew after he hit this shot that I’d be writing some variation of this post after the Texas game yesterday.

Keiton Page was doing JamesOn Curry things in the prelude to his penultimate farewell to Gallagher-Iba next week and I’ve been poring the Big 12 and Oklahoma State media guides to try and put this baby in perspective.

Let’s see where the following records fall in personal, school, conference, and NCAA history.

Points – 40
FT Attempts – 20
FT Makes – 20

Personal Records
Points – Record, previous high was 29 against Murray St. last season.

Free throw attempts – Record, previous high was 14 against SMU this year.

Free throw makes – Record, previous high was 11 against OU last year and SMU this year.

OSU Records
Points – Sixth 40-point performance in school history and only the third since 1979. Rutherford had 45 at KU in 1995 and JamesOn had 40 at Baylor in 2007. The all-time record is held by Bob Kurland who had 58 against St. Louis in 1946

FT Attempts – Surprisingly tied for third. Bob Mattick put up 25 against Detroit in 1954 and Arlen Clark had 24 against CU in 1959. Byron Eaton shot 20 against Texas Tech in 2009. His love handles did not go to the lane that game.

FT Makes – Second, Clark went 24-24 in that Colorado game (which is also an NCAA record).

Big 12 Records
Points – This is the 18th 40+ point game in Big 12 history. Dennis Clemente and Michael Beasley share the single game record with 44 (bet you didn’t know that) and every team is represented on the 40+ point list except for….drum roll…Kansas (!)

FT Attempts – Alex Maric (Nebraska) has the record with 25 against K-State in 2007 and there are 11 other guys with 20+ in a game.

FT Makes – Page tied Curtis Jerrells who went 20-24 against A&M in that 5OT game back in 2008. He did set the conference game record for FT made in a half with 14 though. The old record was 12 by TJ Ford against…..OSU in 2003.

NCAA Records
FT Attempts/Makes – This was the 10th 20-20 or better performance in NCAA history (six 20-20, two 21-21, and that 24-24 from Arlen Clark). Strangely, a guy named Tristan Thompson who played for a D-1 team in Texas accomplished the feat last season against Florida Atlantic and it wasn’t the Tristan Thompson who played at UT. He played for North Texas…my mind is spinning.

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