Freshman Trae Young of Oklahoma made history with 22 assists in a victory last week over Northwestern State (La.). He tied the recognized NCAA single game record held by Sherman Douglas (Syracuse, 1989), Tony Fairley (Charleston Southern, 1987) and Avery Johnson (Southern U., 1988). Not included among the record holders was Gary Domzalski, who holds the University at Buffalo record for assists in a game with 22 against Youngstown State in the 1974-75 season. UB played at the NCAA Division I level in those years.
The feat of Domzalski and perhaps of others who had 22 or more assists in a game was not mentioned because assists were not an officially recognized NCAA statistics until the 1983-84 season.
Domzalski, who played at Bishop Timon and is enshrined in the Tigers’ Sports Hall of Fame, is the long-time boys varsity basketball coach at Frontier Central.