This week we will honor for the fourth straight time Andrew Nicholson who has been on an incredible tear in the last few weeks of the regular season helping St. Bonaventure to an incredible regular season record and a bye in the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament ...
Player of the Week
Andrew Nicholson - Senior, St. Bonaventure
It was another banner week for Andrew Nicholson. In St. Bonaventure's two games last week, he helped them to a 1-1 record by averaging 25.5 points, 11 rebounds, 1.5 assists and a steal playing 37 minutes a contest. He shot 20-of-36 from the floor, including 4-of-8 from the three, and 7-of-1 from the free throw line to earn his fourth consecutive NC-Double-Eh Player of the Week. (By the way, he was also named conference player of the year too!)
In the Bonnies 98-93 home win in double overtime over Saint Joseph's, Nicholson was spectacular going for 32 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists in an incredible 42 minutes of action. He shot 12-of-20 from the field, 3-of-5 from the three including making a key one to force an overtime period, while 5 of his 7 three throw attempts in the victory.
In the Bonnies next game three days later on the road in Philadelphia, Nicholson was equally great going for 19 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals and an assist in 32 minutes in the 71-61 loss to La Salle. He shot 8-of-16 from the floor, 1-of-3 from behind the arc and 2-of-4 from the line. Important to note is that Nicholson scored his 2000th pointin the game also.
For the season he's averaging 17.9 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and an assist in 29.8 minutes. He's shooting.579 from the floor, .375 from the three and .759 from the line. He leads his team in points, rebounds, blocks and field goal percentage. His averages rank him in the top ten in the Atlantic 10 Conference in scoring (1st), rebounding (2nd), field goal percentage (4th), blocks (7th) and defensive rebounds (2nd with 5.8).
Devoe Joseph, Oregon - 22.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 5 apg, 1.5 spg, 9-of-24 FGs, 5-of-8 3PT FGs, 2of-4 FTS, 30.5 mpg vs. Colorado and Utah.
Harouna Mutombo, Western Carolina - 18.3 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.7 apg, 17-of-34 FGs, 6-of-12 3PT FGs, 15-of-22 FTs vs. Citadel, Wofford and UNC Greensboro.
Rookie of the Week
Daniel Mullings - Freshman, New Mexico State
Daniel Mullings has come on of late this season providing a spark just in time for the Western Athletic Conference tournament. In New Mexico State's two games last week, he averaged 9.5 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals in 30 minutes helping the Aggies go 1-1. He shot 8-of-11 from the floor and 3-of-7 from the line to earn another NC-Double-Eh Rookie of the Week Honors.
In New Mexico State's narrow 65-61 loss to conference leading Nevada on March 1, Mullings went for 10 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals in 30 minutes. He shot 4-of-11 from the field and 2-of-5 from the line.
In the win over Fresno State two days later, Mullings had 9 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in the 83-78 overtime win on the road. He shot 4-of-11 from the floor and made one of his two free throws.
For the season, Mullings is averaging 9 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.7 assists in 27 minutes. He's shooting .491 from the floor and .615 from the line. He's second on the team in steals while third in assists. He is also currently second in the Western Athletic Conference in steals per game.
Honorable Mention: Ty Nurse, Texas Tech - 10.5 ppg, 2 rpg, 2.5 apg, 8-of-15 FGs, 4-of-8 3PT FGs, 0-of-1 FTs in 32 mpg vs. Baylor and Missouri.