Lamar Guard Explodes For Season's First 50-Point Game
The first 50-point scorer of the college basketball season is a reserve guard from Lamar, a team in the Southland Conference that hasn't reached the NCAA Tournament in over a decade.
Mike James erupted for 52 points in a 114-62 win over Division III Louisiana College on Tuesday night.
He went into the game with a scoring average of 10.7, but he needed just 28 minutes to put up 52 points.
James broke the school's 30-year-old scoring mark.
"Breaking a record is a once-in-a-lifetime thing, so that's what I'm going to remember," James said by phone Wednesday morning. "Because I broke a record, that means everybody is going to remember it when I come back here after I'm done playing."