Villanova senior JayVaughn Pinkston has been named the Big East Conference Player of the Week following his 25 point 10 rebound effort in the Wildcats' overtime victory over Syracuse on Saturday.
BIG EAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JayVaughn Pinkston, Villanova, F, Sr.
Pinkston was instrumental in an 82-77 overtime win against Syracuse. He posted game highs of 25 points and 10 rebounds and made three steals. Pinkston led the Wildcats' second half rally and tied the game with a basket with 4.2 seconds remaining in regulation time.
BIG EAST ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Duane Wilson, Marquette, G, Fr.
Wilson wins rookie honors for the second time this season after averaging 13.5 points, 4.0 steals and 3.5 rebounds in a 2-0 week. He scored 19 points in a 78-71 victory against Arizona State. Wilson is averaging 12.7 points per game for the season.
BIG EAST Honor Roll
Toby Hegner, Creighton, F, Fr.
Averaged 14.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in a 1-1 week while shooting 50 percent form the field.
L.J. Peak, Georgetown, F, Fr.
Scored 18 points and hit two free throws with 7.5 seconds left to seal an 81-78 victory over Charlotte.
Luke Fischer, Marquette, C, So.
Averaged 20.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in wins against Arizona State and Alabama A&M.
Kris Dunn, Providence, G, So.
Posted 16 points, 10 assists, five rebounds and five steals in an 85-65 win over Massachusetts.
D'Angelo Harrison, St. John's, G, Sr.
Scored a team-high 21 points to help the Red Storm rally to beat Saint Mary's 53-47.