Jan. 28, 2013
2012-13 MBB Weekly Report
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Atlantic 10 Conference has named La Salle senior Ramon Galloway its men's basketball Player of the Week and Butler freshman Kellen Dunham its Rookie of the Week. The awards were announced Monday for games played during the week of Jan. 21-27.
Galloway played a critical role in lifting La Salle to two wins over ranked opponents last week, scoring a game-winner versus No. 9 Butler and registering a career-high 31 points at No. 19/16 VCU. The senior guard from Philadelphia scored the game-winning layup with 2.7 seconds left to beat the Bulldogs, 54-53, on Wednesday. He followed that with the career scoring output in the Siegel Center, hitting four 3-pointers, shooting 9-for-18 (.500) from the field and was nearly perfect 9-of-10 (.900) at the charity stripe, including 8-for-8 in the last two minutes of the close contest. Galloway was named to ESPN.com's "Starting Five", the top five players of the week nationally.
Dunham put together back-to-back double-figure scoring performances in Butler's games against La Salle and Temple last week. The guard from Pendleton, Ind., had 15 points, four rebounds, three assists and a steal in a career-high 37 minutes at La Salle. He then came off the bench with 17 points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 28 minutes to help the Bulldogs defeat Temple. Dunham hit five of six 3-point field goal attempts against Temple and cashed eight of 10 3-pointers on the week. He was the lone Butler player to score in double-figures in both games last week.
A-10 Weekly Honor Roll
Butler's Rotnei Clarke scored 24 points in his return from a neck injury, including hitting 13-of-14 at the line and dishing out nine assists ... DeMario Mayfield led Charlotte with a pair of double-figure scoring games, tallying 13 in the win over Xavier and 17 in the loss at George Washington ... Charlotte freshman Willie Clayton scored 14 points on 6-of-6 shooting from the field in the 49ers win over Xavier ... Kevin Dillard scored 22 points and dished out eight assists in Dayton's win over Fordham and 10 points and seven assists in the Flyers win over Duquesne ... Freshman Jalen Robinson scored 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds in Dayton's win over Duquesne and another nine rebounds to go with nine points versus Fordham ... GW freshman Joe McDonald was perfect from the field, hitting 4-of-4, including 2-of-2 from 3-point land for 12 points in GE's win over Rhode Island ...UMass' Chaz Williams tallied 18 points, grabbed six rebounds and served up five assists in the Minutemen's win over Richmond ... Kendall Anthony scored 26 points in Richmond's overtime win against VCU, including key baskets down the stretch ... Demitrius Conger scored 21 points and had seven rebounds in St. Bonaventure's win over Saint Joseph's and 15 points and nine boards against Saint Louis ... Dwayne Evans from Saint Louis had two double-figure scoring games, registering 14 points and six rebounds versus Duquesne and 18 points and eight rebounds against St. Bonaventure to lead SLU to a 2-0 week ... Temple's Khalif Wyatt had two 20-point performances, tallying 26 in a Philadelphia Big 5 win over Penn and 22 in a loss to Butler ... Juvonte Reddic averaged 21.0 points and 10.0 rebounds for VCU this week, while shooting 15-of-20 from the field ... Xavier freshman Semaj Christon averaged 17 points last week in road games at Charlotte and Saint Joseph's.