PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The BIG EAST Conference has named Providence guard Marshon Brooks and Connecticut guard Jeremy Lamb the winners of the conference's weekly men's basketball honors for the week-ending Feb. 6.
Brooks was chosen as BIG EAST Player of the Week for the second time this season after averaging 33.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in two games last week, including a 43-point, 10-rebound effort in an 83-81 loss at Georgetown. He had 24 points and seven rebounds in a 68-63 win against USF. The scoring total against Georgetown ranks fifth on the BIG EAST single-game chart and lifted Brooks' average to a BIGEAST-leading 24.1 points per game in conference games.
Lamb earns BIG EAST Rookie of the Week honors for the second straight week after he averaged 16.0 points in a 1-1 week for the Huskies. He had a team-high 22 points in a 66-58 loss to Syracuse and added 10points in a 61-59 win at Seton Hall. Lamb has hit for double figures in seven consecutive games.
BIG EAST Player of the Week
MARSHON BROOKS, Providence, G, Sr.
BIG EAST Rookie of the Week
JEREMY LAMB, Connecticut, G, Fr.
BIG EAST Honor Roll
Chris Wright, Georgetown, G, Sr.
Averaged 20.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in a 2-0 week. Scored 24 points in a 62-59 win against Louisville and had 16 in
an 83-81 win against Providence.
Ben Hansbrough, Notre Dame, G, Sr.
Averaged 24.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists in a 2-0 week. Scored 24 points in an 83-58 win at DePaul and had 25 in a 76-69win against Rutgers.
Ashton Gibbs, Pittsburgh, G, Jr.
Matched his career high with 25 points on 7-of-11 shooting in a71-59 win against Cincinnati. Went 5-of-5 from 3-point range.
Rick Jackson, Syracuse, F, Sr.
Averaged 17.0 points and 12.5 rebounds in two road wins. Had 13points and 13 rebounds in a 66-58 win at Connecticut and added17 points and 12 boards in a 72-49 win at USF. Registered his 15th and 16th double-doubles of the season.
Corey Fisher, Villanova, G, Sr.
Averaged 16.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in a 2-0 week. Scored 17 points with six assists and four steals in a 75-70 win against Marquette and had 16 points and five assists in a 66-50 win against West Virginia.