Young shatters conference, university records
February 18, 2019
February 18, 2019
Cameron Young scored a MAAC record-shattering 55 total points on Sunday, propelling Quinnipiac men’s basketball team past rival Siena, 107-100, in triple-overtime.
His 55 points are not just the most of any student-athlete so far this season in the NCAA, nor is it merely a Quinnipiac Division I program record, but it’s:
The third most points by an NCAA Division I player in the last 20 years
Quinnipiac record for 3-pointers made (9)
Most points ever scored at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York
"Early on I felt good offensively; I was hitting my 3s and getting to the free-throw line,” Young said. “I was able to carry that over in to the second half, and my shots just kept falling. It's kind of crazy at this point. I never scored more than 19 points in a game in high school, so to score 50-plus in a college game is surreal. Most importantly, I'm just really happy we were able to get a big team-win against a good Siena team."
With the victory, Quinnipiac is tied for first place in the conference, with a 9-5 league record. It is the first time since Quinnipiac athletics programs became Division I in the 1998-99 season that both the women’s and men’s basketball teams are ranked first in their respective conferences this late in the regular season.
Cheer on the men’s basketball team at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19 at the People’s United Center.
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