Torian Oglesby, a 6-foot-7 senior forward at Bowling Green, has made 26 consecutive shots for the Falcons this season, shattering an NCAA record that had lasted for over three decades.
By tipping in a missed layup with 34 seconds left in overtime against Texas-San Antonio on Sunday, Oglesby finished a 10-for-10 night and made it 26 straight overall, extending back seven games over the course of five weeks. Oglesby topples the previous 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 told Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo! Sports. "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."
Oglesby isn't even known for his offense -- he's in the Falcons' starting lineup primarily for his defense and rebounding. But according to coach Louis Orr, his efficiency on the offensive end has been key this season. "It's a credit to him staying disciplined with his game and knowing who he is," Orr told Eisenberg. "He doesn't shoot 3-pointers, but he's very efficient around the basket, he's very athletic and he has great timing on offensive rebounds. He doesn't take any shots that he can't make, and it has helped us because he has been able to score points just off of his activity and his energy."