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Thu, 12/11/2014
Player of the Week Yanick Moreira, Southern Methodist Yannick MoreiraThe Mustangs continue to right the ship this season with a pair of victories over teams in the top 70 of both the RPI and Ken Pomeroy’s rankings. And at the forefront of these victories over Wyoming and UCSB, the best of...
Fri, 12/05/2014
Player of the Week Justin McBride, Central Florida Justin McBrideSeemingly out of nowhere, the (really, really, really) big man Justin McBride scored 31 points to lead UCF over Bethune-Cookman on Sunday, then scored 14 in a win over Georgia Southern. After averaging only 7 minutes and 1.8 points...
Thu, 11/27/2014
Player of the Week Ryan Boatright, UConn Rya BoatrightThe 2013-2014 Most Criticized award from this blog would probably have to go to Ryan Boatright. Everyone knew he could score and be a viable Option B to All-American point guard Shabazz Napier. But, he consistently had underwhelming...
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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....