Triche, Arcidiacono Earn Weekly Men's Basketball Honors


PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The BIG EAST Conference has named Syracuse guard Brandon Triche and Villanova guard Ryan Arcidiacono the winners of the league's weekly men's basketball honors for the week-ending Jan. 6.
Triche was named BIG EAST Player of the Week after he averaged 19.3 points, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals and shot 60 percent from the field (21-of-35) to lead Syracuse to a 3-0 week, including a pair of BIG EAST victories. He scored 25 points on 8-of-11 shooting in a 78-53 win against Rutgers to open conference play and had 20 points in a 55-44 win at USF.  He added 13 points in 23 minutes in a 96-62 win against Central Connecticut. Triche leads the Orange in scoring this season at 15.0 points per game.
Arcidiacono was tabbed as BIG EAST Rookie of the Week after he scored a career-high 32 points, tying the record by a freshman in his first BIG EAST game, to lead Villanova to a 98-86 overtime win against St. John's. Arcidiacono shot 7-of-13 from 3-point range and was 11-of-13 from the free throw line to match Moe Harkless of St. John's, who scored 32 against Providence in his BIG EAST debut Dec. 27, 2011.
BIG EAST Player of the Week
BRANDON TRICHE, Syracuse, G, Jr.
BIG EAST Rookie of the Week
BIG EAST Honor Roll
CASHMERE WRIGHT, Cincinnati, G, Jr.
Averaged 20.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in a 1-1 week. Scored 18 points in a 70-61 win at No. 24/22 Pittsburgh. 
DAVANTE GARDNER, Marquette, F, Jr.
Averaged 15.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks and shot 60 percent from the field in a 2-0 week.
SCOTT MARTIN, Notre Dame, F, Sr.
Scored 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting (6-of-7 from 3-point range) with five rebounds in a win against Seton Hall. 
ELI CARTER, Rutgers, G, So.
Averaged 21.0 points against a pair of top-25 opponents. Scored 23 in a 67-62 win against No. 24/22 Pittsburgh.
Averaged 25.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in a 1-1 week. Scored 15 points with seven rebounds in a 53-52 win at No. 14/15 Cincinnati