Originally written on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 12/31/12
Russ Smith has been named Big East player of the week for the second time this season. Smith finished with 21 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 assists in Louisville’s 80-77 win over Kentucky on Saturday. In thirteen games this season, Russ is averaging 19.7 points per game, which ranks 19th nationally and 3rd in the Big East. BIG EAST Player of the Week RUSS SMITH, Louisville, G, Jr. BIG EAST Rookie of the Week RYAN ARCIDIACONO, Villanova, G, Fr. BIG EAST Honor Roll SHABAZZ NAPIER, Connecticut, G, So. Scored 13 points with eight rebounds, four assists and three  steals in a 61-53 win against Washington. LADONTAE HENTON, Providence, F, So. Scored a career-high 37 points, including a stretch of 24 straight Friar points in the second half, in a 69-68 loss at Brown. DANE MILLER, Rutgers, F, Sr. Scored 18 points with five assists, four rebounds and two blocks in a 68-56 win against Rider. BRIAN OLIVER, Seton Hall, G/F, Jr. Scored 20 points — all in the first half — on 6-of-8 shooting f...
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