Dec. 17, 2012
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Atlantic 10 Conference has named Butler sophomore Roosevelt Jones its men’s basketball Player of the Week and Duquesne freshman Derrick Colter its Rookie of the Week. The awards were announced Monday for games played during the week of Dec. 10-16.
Jones, a 6-4 forward, recorded his fifth career double-double and was closing in on a rare triple-double when he fouled out late in regulation play in Butler’s 88-86 overtime win against No. 1 Indiana. He finished with 16 points, a game-high 12 rebounds, a game-high seven assists and two blocked shots earning “the best player on the floor” accolades from Bulldog coach Brad Stevens. The 12 rebounds and two blocked shots matched his career-highs for the O’Fallon, Ill., native, while the seven assists were a career-high. Jones turned in his impressive stat line while playing only 29 minutes.
Colter averaged 14.0 points and 6.5 assists in a split week for the Dukes. The guard scored 10 of his 12 points in the second half to help Duquesne come back from a 15-point deficit to defeat West Virginia, 60-56. He converted back-to-back layups and handed out his seventh assist in the final 2:02 to turn a 53-53 tie into a six-point DU lead. The Forestville, Md., native also had two steals and five rebounds against the Mountaineers. He followed that with a team high 16 points and six assists at cross-town rival Robert Morris.
A-10 Weekly Honor Roll
Dayton’s Devin Oliver had a 13-point, 14-rebound double-double in the Flyers’ win over Florida Atlantic Saturday … UD freshman Jalen Robinson also had 14 rebounds against FAU … Jerry Jones scored 12 of his game-high 16 points in the final 8:39 to help Duquesne rally from a 15-point second-half deficit to defeat West Virginia, 60-56 … Ryan Canty had a 12-point, 15-rebound double-double to lead Fordham to a thrilling win over Princeton Saturday at Barclays Center … Isaiah Armwood tallied a team-high 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting and added seven rebounds, four blocks, three steals and three assists against Rutgers … UMass’ Terrell Vinson scored 22 points, including 14 after halftime in an overtime win against Elon, and nearly had the UMass consecutive free throw record, hitting 13-of-14 … Mike Powell scored 18 points on near-perfect shooting with 4-of-5 at the line, 3-of-3 from 3-point range and 7-of-7 at the line in Rhode Island’s win over SMU … Derrick Williams scored 21 points and had eight rebounds in Richmond’s win over Stetson, hitting 9-of-10 at the line and 6-of-8 from the field … St. Bonaventure’s Demitrius Conger had a 15-point, 11-rebound double-double in the Bonnies’ decisive victory over Cleveland State … Jordair Jett led Saint Louis with a 17-point, four-assist, three-steal performance in a Saturday win against UT-Martin … Temple’s Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson had a career high 20 points with six rebounds, six assists and three steals in win over Towson … Troy Daniels scored 16 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead four VCU players in double figures in the Rams' win versus Alabama.