Archive - Mar 4, 2011
Players of the Week
Ben Hansbrough and Tim Abromaitis
I haven’t seen a more badass tandem of white guys representing the Irish since The Boondock Saints. The duo combined for 60 points on 16 three pointers in a 21 point beat-down on Villanova- one of those beatings where you can’t even recognize the victim. The Wildcats had no answer for Hansbrough and Abromaitis, who were shooting over defenders as if they were manikins in Baby Gap. Hansbrough finished with 30 points, 10 assists and 5 steals on an evening where his family, including Tyler, watched from the stands on a memorable Senior Night in South Bend. Both players averaged about 26 points per game on the week, and helped the Irish earn their fifth win over a top 25 team.
Dwight Hardy, G, St Johns
Hardy had a big 34 points in a double-digit win over Villanova, scoring mostly from the free throw line and behind the arch. As a 6’2 shooting guard, Hardy’s chances of success at the next level are slim, but he's still managed to pull off one hell of a senior year. Hardy will join Hansbrough, Kemba Walker and Marshon Brooks as possible candidates for conference player of the year.
Pac-10 “Co-Players of the Week”