Seven games into the season, Shawn Bradley has his first NCAA record.
OK, it's a tie for an NCAA record, and it was actually after six games, but it wasn't discovered until after the seventh game.Last Friday, against Eastern Kentucky, Bradley set a BYU record with 12 blocked shots, just two short of David Robinson's NCAA mark of 14, set in 1986 when he was with Navy and playing North Carolina-Wilmington.
BYU sports information director Ralph Zobell got suspicious, however, so he and his staff reviewed video tapes of the game and discovered that the stat crew missed two blocked shots. Zobell filed his revised report with the NCAA, which is expected to acknowledge the record, no questions asked.
"They (the NCAA) trust the SID (sports information director) and his staff to be accurate," Zobell explained.
Bradley has 45 blocks for the season, and while the NCAA hasn't made its first report this season on individual stat leaders, expect Bradley to lead that category.
Consider: Robinson has the record for blocked shots per game over a season, with 5.91; Bradley is averaging 6.4.