Ray Lee shot 17-of-26, including 10 3-pointers, to record an astounding 50 points in Eastern Michigan’s 109-81 win over Central Michigan on Tuesday night.
Lee becomes the third player in college basketball to accomplish that feat this season. Ironically, the 6-foot-3 guard outscored the nation’s leading in points per game, Marcus Keene, who ended with 21 points off 6-of-17 shooting. Keene was the first player this season to score 50, doing so on Jan. 21 against Miami (OH).
Keene became the first player to hit that mark since South Dakota State’s Nate Wolters did so in 2013.
Speaking of the Jackrabbits: the other player to score 50? South Dakota State sophomore Mike Daum. He registered this year’s single-game high with 51 against Fort Wayne, the same program Wolters dropped 53 on four years ago.
Lee, a fifth-year senior, is averaging 14.2 points per game for the Eagles.
He had 26 of his 50 in the first half. Lee also recorded four assists, meaning he contributed to 59 of the team’s 109 points.