Nov. 15, 2010
Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Release in PDF Format
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Xavier's Tu Holloway was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week, while La Salle's Tyreek Duren claimed Rookie of the Week honors in the first weekly accolades of the 2010-11 season as announced by the league office on Monday.
Holloway scored a game-high 25 points, one shy of his career-high set in the 2010 NCAA Regional Semifinal against Kansas State, as he led Xavier from an 11-point second half deficit to defeat Western Michigan 68-65 in the season opener for both teams.
The junior guard shot 54 percent from the floor including 44 percent from long range, while grabbing five rebounds and dishing out three assists to extend the Musketeers' home winning streak to 25 games.
Holloway had a big second half, scoring 20 of his 25 points after intermission on the strength of 6-of-7 shooting from the field. The Hempstead, N.Y., native tied a career-high in made three pointers with four, including one with a little over a minute left in a tied game. After Western Michigan hit a three as possession ran out to even the score at 61, Holloway responded with his own three to give XU the lead for good.
Duren scored eight points and registered nine assists in his collegiate debut to help La Salle to an 82-71 victory over Columbia. The nine assists tied the school record for the most assists by an Explorer in his collegiate debut as Julian Blanks had nine helpers in a 73-64 win over Mount St. Mary's on November 20, 1999.
The freshman guard also collected two rebounds and two steals in 31 minutes of action in helping the Explorers rally from a 12-point second half deficit.
Xavier returns to action Tuesday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. (EST) when the Musketeers welcome IPFW to the Cintas Center. La Salle hits the road to face Baylor on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in a game shown live on ESPN as part of ESPN's College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon.
Atlantic 10 Weekly Honor Roll
Anthony Gurley scored a career-high 31 points on the way to his 1,000th career point as UMass made an amazing 22-point comeback in the second half to beat Rider 77-67...La Salle's Ruben Guillandeaux scored a career-high 29 points on a career-best six three-pointers to lead the Explorers to an 11-point victory over Columbia...Rhode Island's Delroy James scored 17 of his 20 points in the second half, connecting on 5-of-10 from the perimeter at No. 4 Pittsburgh in the men's basketball season opener...Andrew Nicholson of St. Bonaventure scored game-highs of 23 and 25 points to lead the Bonnies to a weekend split to open the season...Jamar Brisco scored 30 points in his Charlotte debut hitting 9-of-17 shots including four three-pointers and eight free throws against Gardner-Webb...Duquesne's Bill Clark flirted with the second triple-double in school history recording 15 points, eight rebounds and a career-high nine assists in 26 minutes of play against Bluefield State...Justin Harper of Richmond scored 18 points in 19 minutes in Richmond's season opening victory over The Citadel...Devin Searcy pulled down a career-high 12 rebounds while scoring 15 points as Dayton defeated Mount St. Mary's 67-52...Ramone Moore led the Owls with an average of 13 points per game this past weekend in wins over Seton Hall and Toledo...Fordham's Chris Gaston recorded his 20th career double-double with 21 points and 17 rebounds in the season opener against Brown.