Nov. 22, 2010
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - For the second week in a row, Xavier's Tu Holloway was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week. Dayton's Juwan Staten was honored as the Rookie of the Week as announced by the league office on Monday.
Holloway averaged 27.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists in three games this past week, all wins for the Musketeers, as Xavier remained undefeated on the year at 4-0. The junior guard scored a game-high 24 points and grabbed a career-high nine rebounds in leading XU to an overtime win over IPFW on Tuesday.
The Hempstead, N.Y., native opened the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands scoring a career-high 28 points in a 13-point victory over Iowa. He went on to post seven assists and six rebounds in the win over the Hawkeyes. In the winner's bracket semifinal game, Holloway broke his career-high for the second straight game pouring in 31 points against Seton Hall as he was the only XU player in double figures in the win over the Pirates. For the second straight week, Holloway came through with a game changing bucket hitting a go-ahead three-pointer as he was falling out of bounds to break a 52-52 tie against Seton Hall with 17 second left in regulation.
Holloway finished the week shooting 56.4 percent from the floor including 82.9 (34-41) from the free throw line. He has now scored at least 24 points in five straight games dating back to the 2010 Regional Semifinal against Kansas State.
Staten led the Flyers to a perfect 2-0 week including wins over Akron and on the road at Ole Miss. The freshman guard hit a layup with 57 seconds left in overtime to give Dayton its first lead of the game at Mississippi. His eight assists in his first college road game matched his personal best set in the season opener. He finished the game against Ole Miss with four points and four rebounds in 30 minutes of action. Against Akron, Staten notched his first double-digit scoring game of his collegiate career recording 11 points on 5-of-12 shooting from the floor. He added six assists in the win over the Zips. Through three games, the Dayton, Ohio native leads the A-10 in assists averaging 7.3 a game.
Xavier returns to action on Monday, November 22 at 8:30 p.m. (EST) against Old Dominion in the championship game of the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands. The game will air live on FSN. Dayton hits the hardwood on Monday as well welcoming Savannah State to the UD Arena for a 7:00 pm tip.
Atlantic 10 Weekly Honor Roll
Delroy James averaged 18.8 points and 7.0 rebounds in leading Rhode Island to a 3-1 week as he was named to the Toledo Sub-Regional All-Tournament team for the 2K Sports Classic Benefitting Coaches vs. Cancer...Aaric Murray averaged 18.7 points and 8.7 rebounds in leading La Salle to a 2-1 record last week - he recorded nine blocks and five steals against Morgan State and in the process became the first Division I player since Sitapha Savane of Navy back on January 31, 2000 to record at least nine blocks and five steals in a game...Demitrius Conger of St. Bonaventure record career-highs of 22 points and 14 rebounds in helping the Bonnies overcome an 11-point second half deficit to defeat Cornell on the road...senior guard Anthony Gurley of UMass scored 18 and 21 in wins over against Sacred Heart and New Mexico State, respectively...Chris Johnson shot 60 percent from the floor in leading Dayton to a 2-0 record last week...George Washington's Tony Taylor averaged 20.5 points last week as the Colonials went 1-1 to begin the season in the 2010 NIT Season Tip-Off...Fordham's Chris Gaston recorded his 21st and 22nd career double-double last week as the Rams went 1-1 against Sacred Heart (W) and Hampton (L)...Carl Jones scored double figures in both games for Saint Joseph's as the Hawks went 1-1 last week - he converted all eight free throws in the last minute to preserve the win over Norfolk State...Charlotte's Shamari Spears averaged 16.0 points at the Charleston Classic, scoring double figures in all three games, as he was named to the 5-man Charleston Classic All-Tournament team...Bill Clark of Duquesne scored a game-high 22 points in 25 minutes as the Dukes fell to Robert Morris.