Throughout the year, we’ll be keeping tabs on some pursuits of different records and milestones across college basketball.
As of now, we’re tracking the following:
- The race between Mike Daum and Chris Clemons to 3,000 points
- Fletcher Magee’s pursuit of the single season and career three pointers made record
- Tyler Hall’s run at the all-time Big Sky scoring record
It’s not much, so if you have suggestions for something you’d like us to keep track of, let us know. Please make sure it’s something significant, such as a conference or national record. School records are fun and all, but we don’t have the manpower to track everything.
The Race to 3K
As you might have heard, Mike Daum and Chris Clemons each started the year with 2,232 points. Through three games a piece, Clemons has the upper hand. Thanks to a 44-point outburst against UNC Wilmington to open the season, Clemons is averaging 32.3 points per game and sits at 2,329 career points.
Daum might be a victim of his team’s deep roster. Through three games, he’s averaging just 23 points per game, which is a slight downtick from the prior two seasons. His career mark is 2,301, putting him 28 points behind Clemons.
Fletcher Magee has an outside shot (pun intended) at both the single season and career three point record. He hit 148 threes last year, and the single season record is held by Steph Curry with 162. The career record is held by Travis Bader at 504. Magee entered the year with 351, putting him 153 off the pace at season’s start. You can see how a big year out of Magee could put his name in the record books.
Through three games, Magee has knocked in a total of 13 triples. It’s a good start, but he’ll need to up his production just a bit if he hopes to go beyond his mark from last year and keep pace for the records.
Tyler Hall’s impending Big Sky record
Tyler Hall has quietly been one of college basketball’s most consistent scorers. As a result, he entered the year just 308 points shy of Bogdan Bliznyuk’s Big Sky scoring record of 2,169 points. Hall is off to a slow start, averaging just 12.3 points per game through three contests. He’s just under 20 points per game for his career though, so one would expect him to turn it up a notch and break the record sooner rather than later.