There was a huge slate of college basketball tonight with our first taste of excellent games. Here are some transfers that stood out:
Emoni Bates, Eastern Michigan
Bates showed out against in-state rival Michigan tonight, putting on a spectacular scoring effort in a loss. He dropped 30 points and collected 5 rebounds as Eastern Michigan lost to No. 22 Michigan 88-83.
Mark Sears, Alabama
Sears dominated tonight for the Crimson Tide. He scored 22 points and added 8 rebounds and 4 assists, running the offense to perfection while putting up stellar shooting numbers, 8-11 from the field and 3-5 from three-point range. Alabama defeated Liberty 95-59.
Ryan Young, Duke
The transfer from Northwestern had a very solid outing in just 17 minutes. Young scored 11 points, collected 8 rebounds, and blocked a shot on his way to leading Duke to victory. Duke defeated South Carolina Upstate by a score of 84-38.
Joe Toussaint, West Virginia
Toussaint, an Iowa transfer, posted 18 points, five assists, and four rebounds in a rivalry win on the road over Pittsburgh.
Antonio Reeves, Kentucky
Reeves continues to be a force for the Wildcats, leading them once again in scoring off the bench with 18 points. He shot 5-9 on the night, including 4-6 from the three-point line and 4-5 from the free-throw line. Kentucky defeated Duquesne 77-52.
Tyree Appleby, Wake Forrest
The Florida transfer helped lead Wake Forrest over Georgia with a solid all-around performance. Appleby had 22 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, and shot 60% from the field tonight. Wake Forrest defeated Georgia 81-71.
Andre Kelly, UCSB
The Cal transfer was the best player on the floor for UC Santa Barbara tonight. He recorded a double-double, collecting 16 points, 15 rebounds, and 4 assists for the Gauchos. UCSB defeated Fresno State 61-54.
Terence Lewis II, Louisiana
The North Texas transfer recorded a 20-point double-double tonight in Lousiana’s victory over Harvard, scoring 20 points, collecting 11 boards, and recording 2 steals on the night. Louisiana defeated Harvard 75-61.
Keyontae Johnson, Kansas State
Johnson stuffed the stat sheet for the Wildcats tonight with 16 points, 9 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist, and 1 block. Kansas State defeated Cal 63-54.
Dain Dainja, Illinois
Dainja came up big against Kansas City with a dominant double-double. He put up 20 points, 15 rebounds, and 5 blocks off the bench for the Fighting Illini, who won 86-48.