Funk Named MVC Player of the Week

January 30th, 2007
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OMAHA, Neb. -- Nate Funk has been named the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week. He averaged 20.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game in wins over Missouri State and Indiana State last week.

He made 50 percent of his shots from the field (13-26), including 5-of-10 (also 50 percent) from three-point range. At the free throw line, Funk made 10-of-12 shots, good for 83.3 percent. He opened his week with 21 points in a road win at Missouri State, including a go-ahead basket in the final 35 seconds that gave CU the lead for good. Funk also made 3-of-4 free throws in the final 30 seconds to help ice the win.

Funk then had 20 points, seven rebounds and two assists on Saturday, as Creighton avenged an earlier loss to ISU. He was an integral part of a defense that held Gabe Moore and Marico Stinson scoreless in a combined 60 minutes of play on 0-of-12 shooting.

This is the third weekly honor of FunkĀ¹s career, as he was also honored on Nov. 28, 2005 and Feb. 21, 2005.