Southland Conference Player of the Week

    
December 18th, 2006

FRISCO, Texas - Two days after hitting a buzzer-beating 3-pointer for a win at Penn State, Southeastern Louisiana's Daryl Cohen has been voted the Aeropostale Men's Basketball Player of the Week in the Southland Conference. Following is a look at his performances for the week as well as others named to the honorable-mention list.

SLC PLAYER OF THE WEEK

DARYL COHEN, Southeastern Louisiana, Sr., 6-3, G, Century, Fla.

Weekly stats - 24.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.0 steals, 1.0 assist

Cohen scored a career high 29 points, including banking in a miraculous game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer, in a 69-66 win at Big 10 opponent Penn State on Saturday. His heroics helped Southeastern post its second major upset of the season (after beating Oregon State, 65-63, on Nov. 11) by scoring five points in the final 0.6 seconds. Cohen's game-winning shot, which grazed off the backboard, came from the left baseline with Penn State's top player Geary Claxton in his face. Cohen scored 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting with five 3-pointers in the first half as Southeastern built a 32-26 lead. He opened the week with a game-high 19 points in a win defending SWAC champion Southern. He finished 7-for-14 from the floor as Southeastern opened the game on a 21-3 run and won for the sixth time in the last seven meetings.

HONORABLE MENTION:

Brandon Bush, Texas State, Guard, 6-7, So., Houston, Texas -- Bush averaged 16.5 points and 4.5 rebounds during a 1-1 week for Texas State. He led the Bobcats with 21 points in a win over Texas-Permian Basin. Helped nail down the win at the free throw line where he was 11-of-13 for the game. Bush also had seven rebounds against UTPB. On Saturday, he scored 12 points in Texas State's game with Texas.

James Davis, Lamar, C, 7-1, 335, Jr., Minneapolis, Minn. -- Davis averaged
18.5 ppg and 11.5 rpg in helping Lamar split a pair of games last week. He
recorded his second straight double-double, and third of the season, with 20
points and 16 rebounds in Lamar's 86-77 overtime win over BYU. He followed
with 17 points and seven rebounds in Saturday's loss at Wyoming. He also
tied his season-high with two blocked shots. For the week, he shot 39.4%
(13-33) from the field and 84.6% (11-13) from the free throw line, including
a perfect 7-of-7 at Wyoming.