Daniels Wins SLC Player of the Week
FRISCO, Texas - After averaging 24 points in two wins last week, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi's Chris Daniels has been named the Aeropostale/SLC Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the second time in three weeks. Following is a look at his week along with honorable mention selections.
CHRIS DANIELS, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Sr., C, 7-0, 270, San Antonio, Texas -- Daniels averaged 24 points in two games last week, including a career-high 34 points against Central Arkansas. On Thursday, he put in 14 points, leading the Islanders to a 12-point win over Northwestern State, snapping its 18-game home court win streak. He had five blocks and was 18-of-26 (.692) from the field and was 11-of-14 (.786) from the free-throw line for the week. The award is the second in three weeks for Daniels.
Game Stats: at Northwestern State - 14 pts., 5 rbs, 3 blks, (6-10 fg) at Central Arkansas - 34 pts, 3 rbs, 2 blks, (12-16 fg)
Player of the Week Honorable-Mention Selections
Josh Alexander, SFA -- Alexander led SFA in scoring and rebounding last week as the Lumberjacks improved to 4-0 in league play with road wins against Lamar and McNeese State. He scored 17 points with eight rebounds in SFA's 73-72 overtime win at Lamar and added 10 points and seven rebounds in the Lumberjacks' 67-53 victory at McNeese State.
Terry Bryant, SLU -- Bryant helped Southeastern to a 2-0 week, snapping a three-game losing streak and evening its SLC mark at 2-2. He tied a career-high with 19 points in a 73-69 win over Texas-Arlington, helping the Lions rally from a 12-point deficit midway through the second half. In a 78-70 win over Texas State, Bryant took the Lions' first shot of the game and didn't score until hitting six free throws in the final minute to preserve the win.
James Davis, LU -- Davis recorded his fourth double-double of the season with 29 points and 15 rebounds in Lamar's 73-72 overtime loss to Stephen F. Austin. He was 13-of-16 from the field and 3-of-6 from the free throw line. He also blocked a season-high five shots, dished out two assists and had one steal. He scored all six of Lamar's points in overtime.
Andrew Francis, UTSA -- Francis, a junior transfer from Houston, averaged a double-double for UTSA last week. In his first start with the Roadrunners at Central Arkansas on Thursday, Francis posted 12 points and eight rebounds, both tied for team highs, in a 59-49 loss. On Saturday, he registered his first double-double in a Roadrunner uniform with 16 points and 14 rebounds, both game highs, in the loss to the Demons. He shot 50 percent from the field for the week, draining 9-of-18 shots, and averaged 34.5 minutes per contest. Francis now leads the league in rebounding in conference games with 10.0 rebounds per game and ranks in the top 10 in scoring with 14 points per outing.
Quentin Gonzales, MCN -- Gonzales scored a total of 30 points and pulled 13 rebounds as McNeese went 1-1 in conference games on the week. He had a career night as the Cowboys beat Sam Houston State, 59-58, in overtime on the road. Gonzales scored 21 points (9 of 17) and had seven rebounds off the bench. He scored 7 of the 9 points for McNeese in overtime.