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Wed, 03/05/2014
Player of the Week TaShawn Thomas, Houston TaShawn ThomasIt’s been a long time coming, but the top spot finally goes to the oft-overlooked big man down at Houston. TaShawn Thomas and the Cougars came into the season with hopes of competing with the top-tier teams in the conference but...
Tue, 02/25/2014
Player of the Week Sean Kilpatrick Sean KilpatrickYou really can’t give this award to anyone but Sean “K.O.” Kilpatrick (a nickname of my own invention) even if his team lost a nail-biter at home to Louisville. I’ve been slower than most to jump on the bandwagon this year...
Tue, 02/11/2014
Player of the Week Shaq Goodwin, Memphis Shaq GoodwinGoodwin didn’t put up huge scoring numbers this week, but he put in some quality minutes as his team got two big wins. He scored 13 points and grabbed 6 boards in a 32-point rout of Rutgers, then recorded 10 points, 8 rebounds, and 3...
Mon, 02/03/2014
Player of the Week Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati Sean KilpatrickCincinnati was the undeniable AAC team of the week, and it would be hard to give the POTW to any Bearcat player other than Sean Kilpatrick. Cincinnati was the only team in the conference to win two games this week and one of those was a...
Thu, 01/30/2014
Player of the Week Shabazz Napier, Connecticut Shabazz NapierNapier has been on a tear over UConn’s past three games. He averaged 27.7 PPG in those games, which include wins over Rutgers and Temple and a loss to Louisville. He’s getting to the line at will as of late, with 11 free...
Sat, 01/25/2014
Player of the Week Markus Kennedy, Southern Methodist Markus KennedyThe former seldom-used Villanova reserve is blossoming before our very eyes this season. In his first year for the Mustangs after he transferred from ‘Nova, he’s continued to make a larger and larger impact in his...
Wed, 01/15/2014
Player of the Week Shaq Goodwin, Memphis Shaq GoodwinIn perhaps the Game of the Week in the AAC, the Memphis Tigers went up to Louisville and beat the defending national champs on their home court. The Tigers kept pounding the ball inside relentlessly and picked up the signature win. So the P.O.T....
Mon, 01/06/2014
Player of the Week Russ Smith, Louisville Russ SmithIt’s the start of conference season, and, as is to be expected, the Louisville Cardinals are winning games. And, as is to be expected, Russ Smith is scoring points in bunches. In a pair of road wins against Central Florida and Rutgers,...
Tue, 12/31/2013
Player of the Year (through non-conference play): Shabazz Napier, UConn Shabazz NapierThe UConn Huskies, in their return to postseason eligibility, currently hold the best record in the conference. They possess only one loss, while the defending champion Louisville Cardinals, as well as Cincinnati...
Thu, 12/26/2013
Player of the Week Victor Rudd, South Florida Victor RuddThe South Florida Bulls had three games this week and Victor Rudd had a victory in each one of them. With averages of 19.7 PPG, 11.7 RPG, and 3 APG over those three games, Rudd was the runaway choice, even though the Bulls dropped a game...