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Howard Bison

Small ball: Guards 6 feet and shorter take over scoring race

Some of college basketball's smallest players are putting up some of its biggest numbers.

One of the funkier quirks of a season full of them is that four of the country's top five scorers entering Friday's games were 6 feet tall or shorter. At 5-foot-11, Howard guard James Daniel led the way with 27.9 points per game, followed by 5-foot-9 Oakland star Kahlil Felder (25.3), 6-foot Davidson standout Jack Gibbs (24.8) and Stefan Moody, all of 5-10, of Ole Miss (24.3).

The only player in the top 10 of the scoring race who's taller than 6-3 is Oklahoma star Buddy Hield, with 25.9 points per game.

"You've got to be a special player to be under 6 feet tall and excel...