AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES WEEKLY MEN'S BASKETBALL AWARD WINNERS
December 16, 2013INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
TaShawn Thomas * So. * F * Houston
Thomas averaged a league-high 23.0 points and 4.0 blocks to go with 7.5 rebounds and
3.0 assists in a 1-1 week for the Cougars. He shot 78.3 percent from the field
(18-of-23) and 83.3 percent from the free throw line (10-of-12) in the two games. He
scored 19 points with nine rebounds and four assists in an 89-58 win against Alcorn
State and had 27 points, six rebounds and seven blocks in a 79-76 loss in overtime
at Louisiana. Thomas ranks third in the American Athletic Conference in scoring
(17.5 ppg) and is second in the conference in rebounding (9.3 rpg).
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Mangok Mathiang * Fr. * F/C * Louisville
Mathiang helped Louisville to a 79-63 win against Western Kentucky in the Cardinals'
only game of the week. He scored a career-high 13 points, going 5-of-5 from the
field and 3-of-4 from the free throw line, and added five rebounds and a block
against the Hilltoppers.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Kasey Wilson * Jr. * F * UCF
Scored 20 points, including 15 in the second half, with 10 rebounds, in a 79-64 win
Danrad Knowles * Fr. * F * Houston
Averaged 17.5 points and shot 72.2 percent (13-of-18) in a 1-1 week.
Russ Smith * Sr. * G * Louisville
Scored 14 points with 10 assists in a 79-63 win against Western Kentucky.
Shaq Goodwin * So. * F * Memphis
Scored 17 points with nine rebounds in a 73-59 win against Arkansas-Little Rock.
Myles Mack * Jr. * G * Rutgers
Averaged 21.0 points, 6.5 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 3.5 steals in a 1-1 week.