Charlotte sophomore guard Jon Davis was selected as the C-USA Player of the Week after pouring in a career-high 35 points, including the dramatic game-winning shot with two-tenths of a second left in regulation as the 49ers edged Old Dominion, 74-72.
Louisiana Tech guard DaQuan Bracey repeats as the C-USA Freshman of the Week by averaging 12.5 points per game, while shooting 63 percent from the field to move the Bulldogs into second place in the C-USA standings. Awards are chosen by a vote from a media panel representing the 14 member schools.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JON DAVIS, CHARLOTTE
Sophomore, 6-2, 193, G, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Davis scored a career-high 35 points in Charlotte’s lone game of the week. That total included him connecting on the game-winning basket on a 19-foot jumper with two-tenths of a second left in regulation as the 49ers defeated Old Dominion, 74-72, on Saturday night.
For the game, Davis was 11-for-19 from the field (57.8 percent), 3-for-6 from three (50 percent) and 10-for-11 from the free throw line (91 percent). He scored 19 of his 35 points in the second half. Davis also dished out five assists (only one turnover) with four rebounds and two steals.
His 35 points is tied for the second-highest scoring total by a Niner in Halton Arena history, just one point shy of the record 36 points. The 35 points is also the most scored by a 49er since 2008. This is the first career C-USA Player of the Week award for Davis, but he was a two-time C-USA Freshman of the Week selection last season.
FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
DaQUAN BRACEY, LOUISIANA TECH
Freshman, 5-11, 170, G, Baltimore, Maryland
Bracey was very efficient on offense in week 11 to repeat as the C-USA Freshman of the Week. He averaged 12.5 points per game, while shooting 63 percent from the field and making all three three-point attempts.
Bracey also averaged 6.0 assists per game and his 5.7 per game average on the season ranks among the top 25 nationally. On Thursday night, the true freshman helped the Bulldogs hold the 19th-best scoring offense in the country in Rice to 20 points below its season average.
He turned around on Saturday night and helped hold North Texas to just 57 points, making the Mean Green the ninth opponent to be held to under 60 points this season by LA Tech. He also poured in 17 points, his second highest scoring output of the season. This is the third C-USA Freshman of the Week honor for Bracey.
C-USA PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
N14: Egor Koulechov, Rice
N21: Dominic Artis, UTEP
N28: JaCorey Williams, Middle Tennessee
D5: Marcus Evans, Rice
D12: Jon Elmore, Marshall
D19: JaCorey Williams, Middle Tennessee
D26: Stevie Browning, Marshall
J2: Reggie Upshaw Jr., Middle Tennessee
J9: Ryan Taylor, Marshall
J16: William Lee, UAB
J23: Jon Davis, Charlotte
C-USA FRESHMEN OF THE WEEK
N14: DaQuan Bracey, Louisiana Tech
N21: Byron Frohnen, UTSA
N28: Jailyn Ingram, Florida Atlantic
D5: Najee Garvin, Charlotte
D12: Deon Barrett, UTEP
D19: A.J. Lawson, North Texas
D26: Byron Frohnen, UTSA
Jalen Harris, Louisiana Tech
J2: Quentin Jackson Jr., Charlotte
J9: Giovanni De Nicolao, UTSA
J16: DaQuan Bracey, Louisiana Tech
J23: DaQuan Bracey, Louisiana Tech
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