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Melvin Ejim’s 48 points, 18 boards lead Iowa State to win over TCU

TCU v Iowa State

AMES, IA - FEBRUARY 8: Melvin Ejim #3 of the Iowa State Cyclones tips the ball in for two points in the first half of play against TCU at Hilton Coliseum on February 8, 2014 in Ames, Iowa. (Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images)

David Purdy

Melvin Ejim took 24 shots on Saturday afternoon.

He made 20 of them.

He finished with 48 points and 18 boards in an 84-69 win over TCU.

Not a bad night.

The 48 points that Ejim scored tied him with BYU’s Tyler Haws and Texas Southern’s Aaric Murray for the most points scored in a game this season. The 48 points also stands as a Big 12 record. The last time anyone in Division I basketball or the NBA finished with 48 points and 18 boards was in 2003 when Shaq pulled off the feat. No one has posted numbers like that in college since 1996, although one player did come close:

Xavier’s David West had 47 points and 18 boards exactly 11 years to the day from Ejim’s performance.

Again, not a bad night:


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