Dec. 6, 2010
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - St. Bonaventure's Ogo Adegboye and Temple's Lavoy Allen were named the Atlantic 10 Conference Men's Basketball Co-Players of the Week, while La Salle's Tyreek Duren and Dayton's Juwan Staten share Rookie of the Week honors as announced by the league office on Monday.
Adegboye posted career-highs in points (24), assists (10), three-pointers made (7) and three-pointers attempted (9) in leading St. Bonaventure to a 76-74 victory over Buffalo. The senior guard recorded his first career double-double and his seven 3-pointers were one shy of the school record. Adegboye's triples paced the Bonnies right from the start as the London native hit all five of his three-point attempts in the opening stanza. The 10 assists also tied a league-high this year.
Allen registered back-to-back double-doubles, his first two of the season, of 13 points and 10 rebounds in leading Temple to a pair of road victories over Central Michigan and against Maryland at the BB&T Classic in Washington, D.C. The senior forward shot 66.7 percent from the floor connecting on six shots in both games. With less than two minutes in regulation and the score tied at 56 against the Terps, Allen gave the Owls the lead for good connecting on an old fashion three-point play. The Morrisville, Pa., native also recorded a career-high five blocks in the come-from-behind victory over the Chippewas.
Duren earns his second A-10 Rookie of the Week accolade of the season as the freshman guard averaged 9.0 points, 6.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game last week. The Philadelphia, Pa., native dished out seven assists and scored nine points in a win over Delaware State. He followed that performance by playing a career-best 43 minutes in a double-overtime setback to Oklahoma State in a game played at The Palestra on Saturday. Duren scored nine points while collecting five assists and three rebounds against the Cowboys. The freshman shot 50.0 percent from the floor and 71.4 percent from the free throw line in leading La Salle to a 1-1 week.
Staten also garners his second A-10 Rookie of the Week honor in leading Dayton to a 1-1 week. The freshman guard averaged 13.0 points and 6.5 assists while shooting 43.5 percent from the floor and 83.3 percent from the free throw line. Staten played a big role in the Flyers' come-from-behind victory over Miami, Ohio scoring eight points and passing for five assists in the second half. He sealed the win over the RedHawks by going 8-for-8 from the line in the last 2:30 of the game. In the loss to East Tennessee State, the Dayton, Ohio native tallied 14 points and five assists.
St. Bonaventure returns to action on Tuesday, December 7 as the Bonnies travel to face St. John's at 7:00 p.m. Temple returns home on Thursday, December 9 to face Georgetown in a game shown live on ESPN at 9:00 p.m. Dayton returns to the hardwood on Tuesday at home facing Central Connecticut State in a game broadcasted live on FOX Sports Ohio, while La Salle hits the road Thursday to play at Boston University. Game time is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
Atlantic 10 Weekly Honor Roll
Richmond's Justin Harper averaged 18.5 points per game in two road games - scoring 14 points at Old Dominion and 23 points, on 10-of-14 shooting, with seven rebounds in a win at Arizona State...Chris Gaston posted back-to-back double-doubles for the fifth and sixth time this season in leading Fordham to a 1-1 week - pulled down a league-best 20 rebounds in a win at Lehigh...La Salle's Aaric Murray averaged a double-double with 16.5 points and 10.0 rebounds as the Explorers went 1-1 last week...Chris Wright grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds against East Tennessee State - averaged a double-double to pace the Flyers...Duquesne's Damian Saunders tallied 20 points and 11 rebounds in a loss to No. 3 Pittsburgh - averaged 21.5 points on the week...Massachusetts' Anthony Gurley averaged 20.5 points on the week hitting the game-winning basket at Quinnipiac as time expired...Charlotte's Phil Jones posted his first career double-double of the season and second of his career with 14 points and 10 rebounds as the 49ers fell at East Carolina...Rhode Island's Delroy James went for 25 points as the Rams fell at Providence.