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Towson F Benimon picks up another weekly CAA honor

Posted on 03 March 2014 by WNST Staff

BENIMON REPEATS AS CAA MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Senior forward averaged 24.5 points and 16 rebounds in Towson’s 2-0 week

RICHMOND Va. – Towson University senior forward Jerrelle Benimon was named the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, it was announced by the league on Monday. It’s the second straight CAA weekly award for Benimon, who has garnered the honor four times this season and eight times in the last two years.

Benimon averaged 24.5 points and 16.0 rebounds in Towson’s 2-0 week. The senior forward now has an NCAA-best 20 double-doubles after tallying 28 points and 16 rebounds in a 69-66 win at James Madison and following with 21 points and 16 boards in a 70-68 triumph over William & Mary.

For the week, Benimon shot 54.8 percent from the floor, including 40 percent from three-point range, and 81.3 percent from the free throw line.

Second-seeded Towson (22-9, 13-3 CAA) will take on seventh-seeded James Madison on Saturday in the CAA Championship quarterfinal round. The game, set to tip at 6 p.m. from Baltimore Arena, can be seen live on Comcast SportsNet.

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Towson F Benimon picks up weekly CAA honor

Posted on 24 February 2014 by WNST Staff

BENIMON NAMED CAA MEN’S BASKETBALL CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Senior forward averaged 18.3 points, 10.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in Towson’s 3-0 week

RICHMOND Va. – Towson University senior forward Jerrelle Benimon was named the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Men’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week, it was announced by the league on Monday. It’s the third CAA weekly award that Benimon has received this season and seventh in the last two years.

Benimon averaged 18.3 points, 10.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists while shooting 63.3 percent from the floor in Towson’s 3-0 week.

The senior had a game-high 25 points, a season-high tying 18 rebounds and five assists as the Tigers ended Delaware’s 13-game winning streak with a 78-63 victory last Monday. He was just the fifth Division I player to have at least 25 points, 15 rebounds and five assists in a game this season.

Benimon also contributed a team-high 22 points in an 83-77 triumph at Hofstra on Saturday. That performance marked the senior’s 15th20-point game of the season.

Benimon shared the award with Hofstra’s Zeke Upshaw, who averaged 29.5 points and 3.5 rebounds for the Pride last week.

Towson (20-9, 11-3 CAA) wraps up a three-game road trip on Wednesday at James Madison when the Tigers take on the Dukes at 7 p.m.

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Towson F Benimon named CAA Player of the Week

Posted on 20 January 2014 by WNST Staff

BENIMON NAMED CAA MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Senior forward averaged 24 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in Towson’s 2-0 week

RICHMOND Va. – Towson University senior forward Jerrelle Benimon was named the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, it was announced by the league on Monday.

Benimon averaged 24.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists in leading Towson to CAA road victories at Drexel (80-68) and College of Charleston (72-57) last week. He contributed team-highs of 27 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists at DU and followed with 21 points and 11 boards at CofC.

Benimon, who shot 55 percent from the floor for the week, has recorded double-doubles in nine straight contests and has topped the 20-point mark in six consecutive games.

Towson (12-6, 3-0 CAA) returns to SECU Arena on Wednesday to face Northeastern at 7 p.m. The Tigers have won 13 straight home games, the 12th longest current home court winning streak in the country.

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Morgan’s Chiles, Black recognized by MEAC

Posted on 30 December 2013 by WNST Staff

Du’Vaughn Maxwell of Hampton was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday.  Lawrence Cooks, also of Hampton, earned Rookie of the Week honors, while Morgan State’s Ian Chiles was named Defensive Player of the Week.

Maxwell (F, 6-7, 215, Sr., Manhattan, N.Y.) recorded a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds as he led the Pirates to a 101-95 double overtime victory over Winthrop.  Maxwell also recorded five blocks, one steal and one assist, while playing 44 minutes, in the victory.

Cooks (G, 6-1, 175, r-Fr., Charlotte, N.C.) scored 12 points with three rebounds and one steal in 24 minutes of play in the Pirates victory over Winthrop.

Chiles (C, 7-2, 260, r-Sr., Cliffside Park, N.J.) grabbed eight boards, blocked three shots and registered one steal against Cal State Northridge.  He also added 19 points and one assist offensively.

Other Top Performances

Justin Black (MSU) recorded 24 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals against Cal State Northridge.

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Tucker named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Posted on 18 December 2013 by WNST Staff

CHIEFS RB JAMAAL CHARLES, DOLPHINS S MICHAEL THOMAS & RAVENS K JUSTIN TUCKER NAMED AFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 15

Running back JAMAAL CHARLES of the Kansas City Chiefs, safety MICHAEL THOMAS of the Miami Dolphins and
kicker JUSTIN TUCKER of the Baltimore Ravens are the AFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the
Week for games played the 15th week of the 2013 season (December 12, 15-16), the NFL announced today.

SPECIAL TEAMS: K JUSTIN TUCKER, BALTIMORE RAVENS
 Tucker converted all six field-goals, including a game-winning 61-yarder in the Ravens’ 18-16 win at Detroit on
Monday Night Football.
 Tucker’s 61-yard field goal marked the third-longest come-from-behind game-winning field goal in the final minute
of the fourth quarter in NFL history.
 His six field goals of 29, 24, 32, 49, 53 and 61 were the most in the NFL in Week 15.
 He scored all 18 of the Ravens’ points in the game.
 Tucker has made 33 consecutive field goals, the longest active streak in the NFL.
 Through Week 15, Tucker has converted an NFL-best 35 field goals.
 In his second season from Texas, this is Tucker’s third career Special Teams Player of the Week Award (all in
2013). He previously won the award in Week 12 and Week 10.

 

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Coppin forward Murray named MEAC Player of the Week

Posted on 09 December 2013 by WNST Staff

NORFOLK, Va. – Michael Murray of Coppin State was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday.  Hakeem Baxter, of Maryland Eastern Shore, earned Rookie of the Week honors, while Norfolk State’s Brandon Goode was named the Defensive Player of the Week.

Murray (F, 6-5, 220, Sr., Brooklyn, N.Y.) scored 28 points to lead Coppin State to a 73-54 win over Delaware State.  Murray nailed his first six shots of the game en route to a 75-percent (11-of-15) shooting performance from the field, including 3-of-5 from long range.  He also grabbed seven boards, dished out two assists and stole one pass in 34 minutes of play.

Baxter (G, 6-2, 170, Fr., Philadelphia, Pa.) recorded a career-high 28 points, connecting on 9-of-10 baskets from the charity stripe, with three rebounds, one assist and one steal against University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Goode (C, 7-0, 235, Sr., Bronx, N.Y.) totaled 17 rebounds, seven blocks and two steals in two conference wins over Bethune-Cookman and Florida A&M last week.  He tallied nine rebounds with a game-high five blocks against B-CU.  Offensively, he added 20 total points, connecting on 53.8-percent (7-of-13) from the field.

Other Top Performances

Jamie Adams (FAMU) registered 24 points, one rebound and two assists against Norfolk State.

Tyshawn Bell (DSU) scored a career-high 19 points, with five rebounds, two assists and one steal against Baptist Bible.

Justin Black (MSU) scored 17 points, with six rebounds, six assists, three steals and one block against Howard.

Marcel Boyd (Howard) posted a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds against American.

Ian Chiles (MSU) recorded a game-high nine points, seven rebounds and three blocks in a win over Howard. 

Kendall Gray (DSU) finished with a total nine points, 17 rebounds and eight blocked shots in three games last week.

Malcolm Hawkins (NSU) averaged 15.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 1.0 steal in a pair of conference wins over Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman.

Alfonzo Houston (NCCU) averaged 20.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.5 steals to help the Eagles finish 1-1 last week, including a non-conference victory over Old Dominion.

Trey Kellum (FAMU) recorded a combined 13 points, 17 boards, two assists and two steals against Norfolk State and Hampton last week.

Du’Vaughn Maxwell (Hampton) tallied 15 points, eight rebounds, and three blocks against Florida A&M.

Prince Okoroh (Howard) finished with 25 points, three rebounds and one steal against Morgan State.

Deron Powers (Hampton) scored 22 points, with three rebounds, four assists and two steals against Florida A&M.

Troy Snyder (UMES) hauled down 12 rebounds, along with eight points, one assist and one steal against UMBC.

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Tucker named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Posted on 27 November 2013 by WNST Staff

PATRIOTS QB TOM BRADY, STEELERS S TROY POLAMALU & RAVENS K  JUSTIN TUCKER NAMED AFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 12

Quarterback TOM BRADY of the New England Patriots, safety TROY POLAMALU of the Pittsburgh Steelers and kicker JUSTIN TUCKER of the Baltimore Ravens are the AFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played the 12th week of the 2013 season (November 21, 24-25), the NFL announced today.

SPECIAL TEAMS: K JUSTIN TUCKER, BALTIMORE RAVENS

  • Tucker converted all four field-goal attempts in the Ravens’ 19-3 win over the New York Jets.
  • His four field goals of 30, 26, 33 and 53 yards, tied for the most in the NFL in Week 12.
  • He scored 13 of the Ravens’ 19 points in the game.
  • His four field goals of 50+ yards are tied for the second-most in the NFL this season.
  • His 24 field goals this season are tied for the third-most in the NFL.
  • In his second season from Texas, this is Tucker’s second career Special Teams Player of the Week Award. He previously won the award in Week 10.

 

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Navy QB Reynolds named ECAC Offensive Player of the Week

Posted on 27 November 2013 by WNST Staff

Division I Bowl Subdivision

Offensive Player of the Week

Keenan Reynolds – US Naval Academy
Sophomore, Quarterback, Antioch, Tenn

Reynolds carried the ball 36 times for 240 yards and seven touchdowns, while completing 4-6 passers for 46 yards and a touchdown in Navy’s 58-52 triple overtime victory over San Jose State.  The seven rushing touchdowns is an NCAA record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback.  His eight total touchdowns sets a Navy school record.  He also became the fourth player in school history to rush for 1,000 and pass for 1,000 yards in a single-season and he now has 26 rushing touchdowns on the season, which leads the country for all players and is just one off the NCAA record for most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in NCAA history.  On Reynolds final five carries of the game he rushed for 82 yards and three touchdowns. He had 25-yard touchdown runs on the first play of the first overtime and first play of the third overtime, which was the game-winner.

Defensive Player of the Week

Khalil Mack – University at Buffalo
Senior, Linebacker, Fort Pierce, Fla.

Mack had a team-high eight tackles, three sacks and three forced fumbles in Buffalo’s 44-7 win at Miami. Two of his forced fumbles were recovered by the Bulls and both were turned into touchdowns. His third forced fumble was scooped up by teammate Okoye Houston and returned 60 yards for a touchdown. In the game, Mack broke the NCAA record for career forced fumbles with 16 career forced fumbles, surpassing the previous record of 14.

Special Teams Player of the Week

Nate Freese – Boston College
Senior, Placekicker, Strongsville, Ohio

Freese converted a 52-yard field goal – his third field goal of the game – as time expired to lift Boston College to a 29-26 win at Maryland. His 52-yard field goal matched his career long against Wake Forest in October 2011, and he improved to 3-for-4 in career field-goal attempts of 50 yards or more. Freese, who is now 17-for-17 in field goal attempts on the season, also converted a 35-yard PAT following a penalty in the fourth quarter, and averaged 43.4 yards per punt in the win over the Terps.

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Loyola G Cormier picks up weekly Patriot League honor

Posted on 25 November 2013 by WNST Staff

Patriot League Anaconda Weekly Awards (Nov. 18-24)
Anaconda Player of the Week
DYLON CORMIER, LOYOLA MARYLAND Sr., G, 6-3, 184; Baltimore, Md./Cardinal Gibbons
Cormier continues to fill it up early in the season, scoring 34 points and pulling down 10 rebounds to lead the Greyhounds to an 89-83 overtime win at UMBC on Wednesday. He made 12-of-22 shots and 9-of-13 free throws while recording his second career double-double, and also his second in the last three games. Cormier tied his career-high previously set on Nov. 10 against Cornell, and set a career-best with the 12 field goals. He has scored 30 points or more in three of Loyola’s first four games, and is the first player in the school’s Division I history (since 1981-82) to start the year with four-consecutive games of 20 or more points. Cormier is third in the nation with 29.8 points per game, and is averaging 13.0 points in the last 10 minutes of games as Loyola has rallied in each win during its 4-0 start. He is named Patriot League Anaconda Player of the Week for the second time in the last three weeks.

Anaconda Rookie of the Week
MALACHI ALEXANDER, HOLY CROSS Fr., F, 6-7, 217; Bowie, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt
Alexander wins his second-consecutive Patriot League Anaconda Rookie of the Week award after averaging 12.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in three games for the Crusaders. He scored in double figures in each game, putting up 13 in a 63-49 win over Fairfield on Wednesday, 10 in an 81-70 loss to Belmont on Saturday and 13 again in an 80-55 victory over Hartford on Sunday. Alexander made 62.5% of his shots (10-of-16) for the week and hit 75% (15-of-20) at the foul line. He has scored in double figures in five straight games and is averaging 13.2 points and 5.8 rebounds per game for the year.

Honorable Mention
MURPHY BURNATOWSKI, COLGATE Sr., F, 6-7, 230; Waterloo, Ont./National Elite Development Academy
Burnatowski averaged 21.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in a pair of wins for the Raiders.

SETH HINRICHS, LAFAYETTE Jr., G, 6-7, 218; Clara City, Minn./Maccray
Hinrichs averaged 23.5 points and 6.0 rebounds while shooting 57.1% from the field in two games for the Leopards.

CAMERON AYERS, BUCKNELL Sr., G, 6-5, 203; Blue Bell, Pa./Germantown Academy
Ayers averaged 20.0 points and shot 57.7% from the field in a 1-1 week for the Bison.

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Towson CB Smith picks up weekly CAA honor

Posted on 25 November 2013 by WNST Staff

RICHMOND, Va. (Nov. 25, 2013) – CAA Football’s final Player of the Week honorees of the 2013 season were announced on Monday. A link to each school’s release will be added to the player’s name over the course of the day as releases become available.

Offensive Player of the Week: John Robertson, So., QB, Villanova
Robertson receives his fourth weekly honor of the season on the heels of another stellar day during which he led a late Wildcats rally from 34-12 down to defeat rival Delaware. The Walter Payton Award finalist went 11-for-13 for 146 yards and three scores over the final eight minutes to spark the comeback. Robertson would finish 19-of-28 for 252 yards and three touchdowns through the air to go with 165 yards and a score on 31 rushes for his second-career contest with 400 yards of total offense (417).

Defensive Player of the Week: Tye Smith, Jr., CB, Towson
Smith turned in an all-around effort to lead the Towson defense on Saturday against James Madison. The junior totaled eight tackles and an 18-yard return on an interception that led to the Tigers’ go-ahead touchdown in the second quarter. Smith also broke up three passes in the win, including a pair in the end zone to prevent potential touchdowns.

Special Teams Player of the Week: Tre McBride, Jr., KR/PR, William & Mary
McBride concluded his junior campaign with one of the most complete performances in program history. The versatile junior racked up 115 yards on four kickoff returns and another 59 yards on three punt returns, with kick and punt return longs of 34 and 31 yards, respectively. McBride added 108 yards receiving to finish with 282 all-purpose yards, an effort that ranks tenth in the Tribe annals.

Rookie of the Week: Casey DeAndrade, R-Fr., CB, New Hampshire
DeAndrade was a difference-maker on defense as New Hampshire knocked off rival Maine, 24-3, in Saturday’s Battle of the Musket. The redshirt freshman finished with seven tackles, including six solo, and returned his second-career interception 10 yards in the win. DeAndrade also had a pass breakup and now boasts a league-best 17 passes defended on the year, a figure which ranks fourth nationally as well.

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