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Wyatt, Sweeney named big 5 players of the week

February 11, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - A pair of super seniors, Temple guard Khalif Wyatt and Villanova forward Laura Sweeney, were named the Big 5 Men's and Women's Basketball Players of the Week, respectively, for their oustanding performances.

Wyatt averaged 22.5 points and shot 53.8% from the field in a 2-0 week for the Owls.  He scored 25 points and recorded four assists, two blocks, and two steals in a one-point win over Charlotte.  He followed that up with 20 points including the winning 3-pointer with 7.1 seconds left in a 72-71 come-from-behind win at Dayton.  He is averaging 24.3 points per game in his last nine outings.

Sweeney averaged 18.5 points and shot 67% from the floor in a pair of Big East contests.  After scoring 11 points and adding 5 rebounds and a pair of blocks against national power Notre Dame, she netted 26 points on 9-of-12 shooting to go with four rebounds versus Marquette.  She also hit 7-of-10 at the charity stripe in the two games.


Men’s Honor Roll

  • Miles Cartwright (Jr. G) of Penn scored a career-high 28 points as the Quakers downed Brown at the Palestra.  He netted 18 of those points in the second half and also contributed seven rebounds and five assists.
  • Sam Mills (Jr. G) of La Salle scored 21 points by making a career-high seven 3-pointers as the Explorers downed Fordham.
  • Darrun Hilliard (So. G) of Villanova helped the Wildcats to a 2-0 week by scoring 17 points in both victories.  He connected on 13 of his 19 field goal attempts.


Women’s Honor Roll

  • Shanel Harrison (Sr. G) of La Salle averaged 15 points and 7 rebounds in back-to-back games for the Explorers.  She led all scorers with 17 points against Xavier and tied for game-high rebounding honors with nine.
  • Keiera Ray (Fr. G) of Penn averaged 12.5 points and made 13-of-14 free throws in a 1-1 week.  She had a team-high 13 points in just 24 minutes against Yale before helping the Quakers to a win at Brown by netting 12 second-half points.
  • Chatilla van Grinsven (R-Sr. F) of Saint Joseph’s helped the Hawks to a 1-1 week by averaging 15.5 points and 8 rebounds.  She had 11 points and four assists in a win over VCU before recording a 20-point, 10-rebound performance versus Charlotte.
  • Victoria Macaulay (Sr. C) of Temple averaged 15.5 points, 5.5 blocks, and 4.5 rebounds in a 1-1 week.  She had a team-best 15 points in a setback at Charlotte.  Against Saint Louis, she had 16 points and blocked a career-high nine shots.

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