Over the first 22 games of the season, forward Wes Johnson was averaging 17.1 points per game. But on Feb. 2, he injured his shooting hand in a scary fall against Providence.
Over the following eight contests (including the one against the Friars), the Iowa State transfer averaged just 11.6 points per game, never once reaching his previous season average of 17 in a game.
But in the regular-season finale at Louisville, the Big East Player of the Year began to regain his form, scoring 18 before putting up 24 in the conference tournament quarterfinal against Georgetown and 18 in the first round of the NCAA tournament against Vermont.
But it wasn't until Sunday's second-round contest against Gonzaga that the All-American showed his full potential by dropping a season-high 31 on 11-of-16 shooting. He also pulled down 14 boards.
If Johnson can keep this going for the remainder of the tournament, the 'Cuse is going to be nearly impossible to beat.