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I know that C.J. McCollum's national attention all draws back to him sinking No. 2-seeded Duke in the Round of 64 in last year's NCAA tournament, but he has still struggled against elite teams in the past.
After beating Duke, he went for 14 points on 5-of-22 shooting, and shot 6-of-18 against No. 20 Michigan State earlier in the season. Even against Duke he only shot 35.7 percent from the floor.
While McCollum has put up impressive numbers in the past, it wasn't because he was making a lot of his shots.
Against Baylor, however, he went for 36 points, eight rebounds and four steals, but what's more important is that he shot 14-of-32 from the field—and that number could have been better if he didn't chuck up a few garbage-time threes that missed. In fact, he missed his last five shots.
It looks like McCollum may be ready to step up against some of the nation's best teams this year, and his next big test will come on the road against VCU.