Bowling Green's Torian Oglesby has carved out a spot for himself in the Falcons' rotation because of his defense and rebounding, so even the 6-foot-7 senior admits he's surprised it's his scoring that has earned him national recognition.
Since a missed dunk attempt in a victory over Temple on Nov. 27, Oglesby has sunk 26 consecutive shots over the course of seven games. His tip-in of a teammate's missed layup with 34 seconds left in Sunday's overtime loss to Texas-San Antonio capped a 10-for-10 shooting night and broke the NCAA Division I record of 25 consecutive buckets set by Ray Voelkel of American in 1978.
"I never thought I would be the one to do something like that," Oglesby said. "As the game was going on, I wasn't thinking about breaking a record. I didn't know anything about it until after the game. But once I found out, I was pretty proud about it."
What makes Bowling Green coach Louis Orr especially proud of the record is the way Oglesby has achieved it.