The 2015-16 college basketball regular season is in full swing, and what a season it has been already. Night in and night out, any team is truly capable of knocking off anyone, making the season that much more exciting. Upsets have been aplenty this season, and more are bound to come over the course of the 2015-16 season.
Each day, we will hand out some awards for the top three individual performances from the night before. They could be freshmen or experienced seniors, and they could come from the smallest mid-major programs or the top teams in the country. Each night, there are big performances that are critical for their respective teams.
Here are the top three individual performances for Friday, November 27th!
1. Terry Allen – Richmond Spiders
Game Result: Richmond 94, California 90
Stat Line: 34 points, 13 rebounds, 2 blocks, 8-of-12 shooting
In the consolation game of the Las Vegas Invitational, the Richmond Spiders had the opportunity to take down the California Golden Bears and their high-octane offense. Behind the play of Terry Allen, the Spiders did just that. A double-double of 34 points and 13 rebounds from Allen pushed the Spiders to the 94-90 upset victory over the #14 California Golden Bears. The Spiders are expected to contend in the Atlantic 10 this season, and the play of Allen will be a big reason for that as they move forwards in 2015-16.
2. Anthony Barber – NC State Wolfpack
Game Result: NC State 87, Winthrop 79
Stat Line: 37 points, 8 assists, 4 rebounds, 9-of-19 shooting
The NC State Wolfpack have seemingly put their season-opening loss to William & Mary behind them after their strong performance against Winthrop on Friday night. The Wolfpack got a big performance from their star guard, Anthony ‘Cat’ Barber’, and pulled away down the stretch to knock off the Eagles. Barber went off for 37 points, 8 assists, and 4 rebounds in the victory. Despite doing most of his damage from the free throw line, Barber was 9-of-19 from the floor (all two-point attempts). Despite being 4-2 on the year, Barber and the Wolfpack have moved on from their shocking loss to open the season.
3. Quincy Ford – Northeastern Huskies
Game Result: Northeastern 78, Miami (FL) 77
Stat Line: 24 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals, 2 assists
Just last week, the Miami Hurricanes were on top of the world, steam-rolling the competition in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off and winning all three games by an average of 20 points. On Friday night, Quincy Ford and Northeastern brought them back to reality with a 78-77 win on the Hurricanes’ home floor. Ford recorded 24 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals and 2 assists in the victory. Down 1 with the ball in his hands, Ford beat the buzzer on a mid-range jumper and sent the Huskies to the upset victory. The victory pushed the Huskies to 5-1 on the year, and they will be a true contender in CAA play come the new year.