Sacred Heart's Cameron Parker has 24 assists in win, most by D-I player

Sacred Heart sophomore guard Cameron Parker had 24 assists on Sunday in a 101-57 victory over Division III Pine Manor, the most by a Division I player since assists became an official statistic in the 1983-84 season.

The previous high for assists was 22, done by four players, most recently by Oklahoma's Trae Young in 2017.

Parker didn't score in Sacred Heart's victory, becoming the first player over the past 20 seasons with 20 assists and 0 points in a game.

He came into Sunday's game averaging 6.9 assists per game.

Parker tied the mark with 6 minutes, 59 seconds left in the game and broke it 32 seconds later, feeding E.J. Anosike for back-to-back layups and giving the Pioneers (4-4) an 85-49 lead. Parker's final assist also led to an Anosike layup with 5:13 remaining. The Pioneers finished with a school-record 33 assists on 42 baskets. They also had a season-low 10 turnovers.

Parker, who set a Northeastern Conference freshman record last season with 213 total assists -- 17th-best in the nation -- took just two shots in the game. He added seven rebounds and four steals before going to the bench with 3:11 left to play. Parker's previous high for assists in a game was 14.

Sacred Heart improved to 4-4 on the season with the win.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.