Rhode Island Sweeps Weekly Awards
Munford averaged 21.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.5 blocks in a pair of road wins for Rhode Island. The senior captain connected on 10-of-12 from the charity stripe over the two games - good for 83.3 percent. A guard from Hillside, N.J., Munford lifted the Rams to their first true road victory of the season, pouring in a game-high 25 points on 8-of-16 shooting from the floor at Brown. He also added five rebounds, two assists, a block, and a steal in 38 minutes. He followed that with a big road win at LSU with 17 points - 13 of which came in the second half, as the Rams held off a late charge by the Tigers. Munford, who had six rebounds in the win also had a solid defensive effort at LSU, tallying two blocks and two steals.
Matthews keyed the Rams to a 2-0 week, averaging 21.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.0 blocks while shooting 54.2 percent from the floor (13-24), 71.4 percent from beyond the arc (5-7), and 78.6 percent from the foul line (11-14). The guard from Romulus, Mich., had a career-high 21 points at Brown, connecting on 7-of-12 shots - including 3-of-4 from the perimeter. He grabbed five rebounds, while recording two assists, two blocked shots, and three steals in 38 minutes of play. He matched his career-high in scoring at LSU, with 21 points against the Tigers. Matthews was 6-12 from the floor, 2-3 from 3-point land, and 7-of-9 from the free throw line. He pulled down a career-best nine rebounds and dished out four assists in 36 minutes of action.
Atlantic 10 Weekly Honor Roll
Devin Oliver had a phenomenal game in Dayton’s 83-80 overtime win at Ole Miss with 26 points on 11-of-14 shooting, while adding seven rebounds and five assists … UD freshman Scoochie Smith also had a career day at Mississippi, tallying 11 points on 3-of-5 from 3-point range … Ovie Soko scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds in Duquesne’s win against Appalachian State … Bryon Allen, who was a perfect 17-for-17 at the line, averaged 21 points last week for George Mason, scoring 24 points against Penn and 18 versus Old Dominion … George Washington’s Kethan Savage led the Colonials to a win over Georgia with 18 points and six rebounds after scoring 14 points at Kansas State … Jerrell Wright was nearly perfect in a Big 5 win for La Salle, hitting 8of-9 from the field to lead the Explorers with 21 points … Chaz Williams had 18 points, eight assists and three steals in a win over Miami (Ohio) to keep UMass rolling … Cedrick Lindsay scored 19 points in Richmond’s loss at No. 12/13 Florida and 18 points in a win over Northeastern … Matthew Wright tallied his fourth 20-plus points game of the year with 23 in a St. Bonaventure win over Delaware, followed by 16 points against Cornell in a game in which he also dished our six assists … Saint Joseph’s Langston Galloway scored 20 points in 25 minutes against Binghamton and 14 points versus Denver to give SJU its fifth straight win … Rob Loe had a career-high 19 points in Saint Louis’ win over Yale with three rebounds, three blocks and two assists … VCU’s Briante Weber filled out the box score in the Rams’ win over Stony Brook, scoring 14 points with nine assists, seven steals and three rebounds.