You might have noticed that DePaul (7-3) executed a quality win, 78-61, over Arizona State last night for their fifth straight victory, but what's more interesting is that Cleveland Melvin scored 12 points.
You see, Melvin wears No. 12, and yesterday was Dec. 12 (12/12/12), as I'm sure you're tired of hearing. Evan Gordon, Jahii Carson and Carrick Felix also each scored a team-high 12 points for the Sun Devils, a team whose 8-2 record has been inflated by a lot of fluff wins (including over Central Arkansas, Florida A&M, Sacramento State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff).
If it matters DePaul point guard Brandon Young is 12 for 33 from beyond the arc.
Last year, a similarly weird thing happened. On Nov. 11 (11/11/11) DePaul senior Jeremiah Kelly (he wore No. 11) scored 11 points in the Blue Demons' 91-72 win over UTPA.
Note of the night… 11/11/11 – No. 11 Jeremiah Kelly scores 11 pts & 12/12/12 – No. 12 Cleveland Melvin scores 12 pts. #dpubb
— Greg Greenwell (@DePaulSID) December 13, 2012
DePaul didn't play basketball on 1/1/01, 2/2/02 or 3/3/03. I checked.