Originally posted on Bearcats Blog | Last updated 1/16/12
Following in the footsteps of Sean Kilpatrick 2 weeks ago, Dion Dixon has been named the Big East Player of the Week. Dixon is coming off back to back 22 point games. Both were Cincinnati wins. This is pretty awesome. Cincinnati had no players win the honor, and then 2 in 3 weeks. Not only that, this time the award was won by my best friend. Celebrate, America.
Full release from the Big East
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The BIG EAST Conference has named Cincinnati guard Dion Dixon and Connecticut center Andre Drummond the winners of the conference's weekly men's basketball honors for the week-ending Jan. 15.
Dixon was named BIG EAST Player of the Week after he scored a season-high 22 points in wins against No. 11/11 Georgetown (68-64) and Villanova (82-78), moving the Bearcats into second place in the BIG EAST standings. He scored six points and had two steals in the final two minutes of the win at Georgetown to give Cincinnati its second straight road win against a top-25 opponent. He scored 17 of his team-high 22 points against Villanova in the first half to keep the Bearcats within striking distance and scored four points in the last 2:10 to seal the win.
Drummond earns BIG EAST Rookie of the Week honors for the fourth time this season after he averaged 15.0 points and 12.0 rebounds in two wins for Connecticut. He had 20 points with 11 rebounds and three blocks in a 64-57 win against West Virginia and had 10 points with 13 rebounds and two blocks in a 67-53 win at Notre Dame, snapping the Irish’s 29-game homecourt winning streak. Drummond has registered a double-double in four of his last five games.
BIG EAST Player of the Week
DION DIXON, Cincinnati, G, Sr.
BIG EAST Rookie of the Week
ANDRE DRUMMOND, Connecticut, C, Fr.
BIG EAST Honor Roll
Davante Gardner, Marquette, F, So.
Averaged 14.5 points and 10.5 rebounds in a 2-0 week. Scored 22 points with 15 rebounds in a win against St. John’s.
Kadeem Batts, Providence, F, So.
Averaged 20.0 points and 6.5 rebounds while shooting 60.9 percent from the field in two games. Scored a game-high 27 points with 10 rebounds in a win against No. 14/15 Louisville.
Jordan Theodore, Seton Hall, G, Sr.
Averaged 21.0 points and 8.0 assists in a 1-1 week. Matched his career high with 26 points to go with 11 assists in a win against DePaul.
Dion Waiters, Syracuse, G, So.
Averaged 16.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 3.5 steals in a 2-0 week. Had 20 points in 27 minutes in a win at Villanova.
Kevin Jones, West Virginia, F, Sr.
Averaged 23.0 points and 9.5 rebounds in a 1-1 week. Had his 12th double-double of the season with 24 points and 14 rebounds in a win against Rutgers.
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