KENNARD ROBINSON OF UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS, a senior guard from Houston, Texas, has been named the SCAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for games played from Monday, February 3 through Sunday, February 9. It marks the second consecutive week Robinson has received the honor.
Robinson averaged 22.5 points, 5.0 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game in leading the Celts to a pair of wins at TLU (80-58) and Southwestern (72-55) this weekend. The senior guard shot 51.9 percent (14 of 27) from the field, and made 81.3 percent (13 of 16) of his free throw attempts. Robinson had an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2-to-1 as St. Thomas wrapped up the men's basketball regular season title - the first SCAC title for the institution.
Other outstanding performances in the SCAC:
Senior guard/forward Devin Roland of Austin College had a strong weekend, averaging 17.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game while shooting 50% from the field and knocking down all eight of his free throw attempts in leading the 'Roos to a 1-1 conference weekend. First-year guard Ralph Johnson of Centenary had a big game for the Gents in Saturday's 91-77 victory at Texas Lutheran as he scored a career-high 23 points in 37 minutes and made eight of his 18 shot attempts and seven of nine free throws. On Friday, he made the tying basket in the 82-79 comeback win at Southwestern and then made a pair of clutch free throws to seal the win after the Gents had trailed by four points with just 28 seconds remaining. He added eight assists, five rebounds, and a steal on Saturday. Johnson notched his 10th double-figure scoring game of the season and has done so six times in the last eight games. Senior forward Cooxooeii Black of Colorado College scored 20 points and grabbed four rebounds in Friday's 88-56 victory over Johnson & Wales University. It marked the seventh game in a row and the 13th time this season he finished with 20 or more points. With his first point on a free throw 2:44 into the first half, Black reached the 400-point mark for the third consecutive season. First-year forward Jacob Giunta of Dallas logged a career-high 25 points with 8-of-14 shooting and 5-of-9 from three in the Crusaders' game at Schreiner. He also had six rebounds and three blocked shots. Senior guard Joel Martinez of Southwestern averaged 14 points per game off the bench on 50 percent shooting, including 42.9 percent from the 3-point line in two SCAC games over the weekend. Sophomore forward David Nickell of Trinity led the Tiger to a pair of key SCAC wins at home last weekend, defeating both Dallas and Austin College. Nickell began the weekend with nine points and a career-high 13 rebounds in Trinity's win over Dallas, then followed that with 14 points and six boards in the comeback win over Austin. He scored 10 of his 14 points in less than five minutes as Trinity stormed back from a 14-point second-half deficit. Nickell averaged 11.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game, tallying five blocks and a pair of steals for the weekend.
|SCAC Men's Basketball Players-of-the-Week|
|Week 1||Caleb Lister, Texas Lutheran University|
|Week 2||Michael Wambsganss, University of Dallas|
|Week 3||Sebastian Andrade, Texas Lutheran University|
|Week 4||Eric Jonas, Colorado College|
|Week 5||Andray Thomas, Johnson & Wales University|
|Week 6||Kyle Howard, Southwestern University|
|Week 7||Cedric Harris, Centenary College|
|Week 8||Justice Mercadel of Austin College|
|Week 9||Cedric Harris, Centenary College|
|Week 10||Michael Holland, Austin College|
|Week 11||Cooxooeii Black, Collrado College|
|Week 12||Kennard Robinson, University of St. Thomas|
|Week 13||Kennard Robinson, University of St. Thomas|