Little Rock’s Josh Hagins makes tournament history in upset against Purdue

Hopefully you picked them in your bracket, because no. 12 Little Rock pulled an upset over no. 5 Purdue thanks in big part to the 31 points, seven boards, six assists and five steals from Josh Hagins.

A senior, Hagins had never had a stat line like that, he more than double his scoring average for the season, 12.8. In fact, no one in NCAA Tournament history has had a stat line like that, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

Josh Hagins: 1st player with 30 Pts, 5 Ast, 5 Reb and 5 Stl in an NCAA Tournament game since steals became official in 1986

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 17, 2016

Moreover, Hagins joins two NBA Hall of Famers as one of the top three players to score the most points against Purdue. Not only that, but they’re NBA champions.

Most points vs Purdue in a game, NCAA tournament history

1969 Lew Alcindor 37
2016 Josh Hagins 31
1980 Isiah Thomas 30

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 17, 2016

As if being in the company of NBA Hall of Famers and past superstars wasn’t enough, he knocked down a shot reminiscent of a current NBA superstar.


— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 17, 2016

Remind you of anyone? Steph Curry *ahem* anyone?

Little Rock’s next opponent is on Saturday against no. 4 Iowa State.

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