Feb. 21, 2011
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Xavier's Tu Holloway was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week, while Saint Louis' Dwayne Evans was named Rookie of the Week as announced by the league office on Monday.
Holloway averaged 20.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 8.5 assists and 2.5 steals in leading Xavier to two victories this past week. The junior guard recorded his second triple-double of the season in Saturday's victory over Fordham. He recorded 26 points on 8-of-11 shooting, including 9-for-11 from the charity stripe, to go with a career-high 11 rebounds, 10 assists and two steals while not committing a turnover. Holloway is the only Xavier player on record with more than one triple-double in his career, while he is the only player at the NCAA Division I level with more than one triple-double this season. The Hempstead, N.Y., native opened the week with 14 points, five rebounds and seven assists in a win at Saint Joseph's. The weekly award for Holloway is his sixth of the season.
Evans led the Billikens averaging 16.0 points and 8.0 rebounds while shooting 61.9 percent (13-for-21) in two games last week. The freshman forward led Saint Louis in scoring in both games against Charlotte and St. Bonaventure, while grabbing a game-high 12 rebounds in a win over the 49ers for his fourth double-double of the season and third against league opponents. Evans, a native of Bolingbrook, Ill., has been the team's leading scorer in each of the last four games.
Xavier returns to the hardwood on Tuesday, February 22 as the Musketeers host La Salle at 7:00 p.m. Saint Louis is also in action on Tuesday as the Billikens jump out of league play to host Chicago State at 8:00 p.m. (EST).
Atlantic 10 Weekly Honor Roll
Temple's Ramone Moore averaged 20.5 points and 3.5 assists, while shooting 55.0 percent in two games last week...the Owls' Lavoy Allen (1,045 rebounds) also became the school's all-time rebounder in the win over Saint Joseph's passing John Baum (1,042 rebounds)...Andrew Nicholson averaged 19.0 points and 8.0 rebounds while shooting 60 percent from the floor in leading the Bonnies to a 1-1 record last week...Dayton's Devin Searcy contributions off the bench led to two Flyers wins as the senior forward averaged 10.5 points and 9.0 rebounds...Duquesne's Bill Clark averaged 16.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists as the Dukes went 1-1 last week...La Salle's Jerrell Williams scored 27 points in a loss to George Washington...Derrio Green averaged 13.0 points in leading the 49ers last week...URI's Orion Outerbridge recorded his first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds vs. UMass...George Washington's Nemanja Mikic scored a team-high 17 points and shot 66.7 percent from the field in leading GW to a road victory over La Salle...Massachusetts' Raphiael Puttney scored in double-figures in two games last week notching 10 points vs. Duquesne and 11 points at URI.