PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The American Athletic Conference has announced the winners of the league’s weekly men’s basketball honors for the week ending March 8.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Farad Cobb • Jr. • G • Cincinnati
Cobb helped Cincinnati to a pair of wins last week, allowing the Bearcats to earn the No. 3 seed in the American Athletic Conference Championship and enter the postseason with a five-game winning streak. He averaged 19.0 points per game and shot .619 from the field (13-of-21) and .545 from 3-point range (6-of-11). He scored 22 points in a 56-47 win at Tulsa, which entered the game in first place in The American. He added 16 points, including 10 in a decisive 2:30 spurt in the first half, in a 77-65 win against Memphis.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Troy Holston Jr. • Fr. • G • USF
Holston averaged 20.0 points and 7.0 rebounds as USF split a pair of games in the last week of the regular season. He had 19 points with 10 rebounds in a 74-45 win against UCF and added a game-high 21 points with four boards in a 67-63 setback to Tulane.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Ryan Boatright • Sr. • G • UConn
Averaged 19.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in two games.
Devonta Pollard • Jr. • F • Houston
Averaged 15.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals and 1.5 blocks in a 2-0 week.
Markus Kennedy • Jr. • F • SMU
Scored 16 points with seven rebounds, three blocks and two steals in a 67-62 win against Tulsa to clinch The American regular-season title.
Will Cummings • Sr. • G • Temple
Averaged 19.5 points, 5.5 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals in a 2-0 week.
James Woodard • Jr. • G • Tulsa
Averaged 21.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in two games. Had a conference-record 10 3-point field goals against SMU.