Feb. 13, 2012
2011-12 MBB Report
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.--The Atlantic 10 has selected St. Bonaventure senior forward Andrew Nicholson and Temple senior guard Ramone Moore as its Men's Basketball Co-Players of the Week. Charlotte freshman guard Pierria Henry was chosen as the league's Rookie of the Week. The duo earned the awards Monday for games played during the week of Feb. 6-12.
After a 24-point, nine-rebound outing in a loss at UMass, Nicholson posted St. Bonaventure's first 20-20 game since Bob Lanier in 1967 with 21 points and a career-high 23 rebounds in a win over Duquesne at the Reilly Center. It marked the Atlantic 10's best effort on the glass since Dayton's Ryan Perryman in 1998, ranks as the second-best rebounding total in the NCAA this season (Cameron Moore - UAB, 24), and ties for the third-best rebounding game in Bonnies' history behind 27-, 24-, and 23-rebound games from Lanier. He joined Lanier, Glen Price (21-20) and Essie Hollis (21) as the only other players in school history to grab 20 or more boards in a single game. The Mississauga, Ontario, native also shot 63.3 percent (19-of-30) from the floor and registered five blocks in the two games. He averaged 22.5 points and 16.0 rebounds.
Moore, who earned his second straight player of the week nod, led Temple to a pair of wins last week, including a first-place showdown with Xavier. He scored 25 points versus George Washington, shooting 6-of-14 from the field (42.9 percent), including 3-of-6 (50 percent) from beyond the arc. The Philadelphia, Pa., native also sunk 10-of-12 (83.3) percent at the line and dished out four assists. He followed that with 30 points versus Xavier, swishing 5-of-8 threes (62.5 percent)and 9-of-16 (56.3 percent) from the field. He averaged 27.5 points, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals in the two games. He shot a combined 50 percent from the field, 57.1 percent from 3-point range and 81.0 percent at the line.
Henry scored a career-high 14 points and added five assists and matched his career best with five steals in the 49ers' lone game of the week - a 73-66 win over Rhode Island. The five steals, broke the 49ers 28-year old single-season freshman record for steals with 58 (breaking Keith Williams record of 54, set in 1984). A Charleston, W.Va., native, Henry also shot 60 percent (3-of-5) from the field and had three rebounds in the win over the Rams.
Also named to the A-10 weekly honor roll were:
Javarris Barnett, Charlotte
Chris Johnson, Dayton
Chris Gaston, Fordham
Devon McMillan, Fordham
Lasan Kromah, George Washington
Jarrell Wright, La Salle
Billy Baron, Rhode Island
Derrick Williams, Richmond
Ronald Roberts, Saint Joseph's
Cody Ellis, Saint Louis