Mid-Major Player of the Week: Rene Rougeau
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Player of the Week
Rene Rougeau – UNLV
vs. Louisville: 17 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 8-9 FG
Wink Adams may be the biggest name on the UNLV roster this season, but senior guard Rene Rougeau is the one taking home player of the week honors this time around. Rougeau led the Runnin’ Rebels in scoring and rebounding in a road win over then #18 Louisville. He was nearly perfect from the field, missing on just one shot attempt, in helping UNLV pick up its twelfth win of the season. A couple nights later he cooled off with a 9-point 7-rebound showing in a win over New Mexico, but that wasn’t enough to diminish the showing against the Cardinals.
Dominic Waters – Portland State
2 Games: 25.5 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 17-30 FG, 8-14 3P FG
Dominc Waters’ numbers may be a little inflated this week, but it’s hard for them not to be when Portland State played a quadruple overtime thriller against Northern Arizona on Sunday. The junior guard dropped 41 points on the Lumberjacks and connected on 6 of his 10 attempts from beyond the arc. This showing came a little over a week after teammate Jeremiah Dominguez’s 25-point showing in a win over Gonzaga earned him POW honors.
Jimmer Fredette – BYU
Vs. Wake Forest: 23 points, 2 rebounds, 9 assists, 9-17 FG
The nation’s longest home court winning streak may have come to an end on Saturday, but BYU’s Jimmer Fredette had his best overall performance of the season. The sophomore guard tied his season high in points as well as setting a new high mark in assists for the year. The loss against undefeated Wake Forest however ended a stretch of 53 home games in which the Cougars had been perfect.
Kevin Dillard – Southern Illinois
2 Games: 19 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 5 apg, 50% FG
The Salukis in just two years have gone from Missouri Valley royalty to the conference basement. Things are looking up for the future though; thanks in large part to the play of freshman point guard Kevin Dillard. The Illinois native leads the team in scoring and is second in assists up to this point in the season. He had by far his most impressive showing on Sunday in a loss against Drake, scoring 22 points, grabbing 6 rebounds and dishing out 5 assists.