WAC Player of the Week
DENVER – Louisiana Tech guard Trey McDowell has been named the Western Athletic Conference men’s basketball player of the week for January 15-21.
McDowell, a senior from Beaumont, Texas (San Jacinto JC), averaged 29.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals in a pair of victories last week. On Wednesday, McDowell scored 33 points in a 73-71 overtime win that snapped New Mexico State’s nation-long 13-game winning streak. The Bulldogs trailed by six in regulation until McDowell hit two three-pointers in the final 20 seconds to force the extra session. He also had six rebounds and six steals in the contest. On Saturday, McDowell again led all scorers with 25 points in a 73-72 road win at Idaho. For the week, he shot 25-of-46 (.543) from the field and 6-of-15 (.400) from three-point range. Coming into the week, McDowell had been averaging 10.5 points per game. It is McDowell’s second career WAC Player of the Week award and second for a Bulldog player this year.
The other nominations were junior forward Matt Nelson, Boise State; senior forward Nick Fazekas, Nevada; junior forward Justin Hawkins, New Mexico State; and junior guard Jaycee Carroll, Utah State.