"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Monday, January 09, 2006

Steve Novak named Big East co-Player of the Week

Steve Novak was named Big East co-Player of the Week for his performances against UConn and Cincinnati last week.

The senior forward set a BIG EAST mark with 41 points in his first league game, which was a 94-79 win over Connecticut. He also grabbed 16 rebounds. It was the highest total of points and rebounds in a game in league history. Novak followed that effort with 17 points and 10 rebounds in a 70-66 loss to Cincinnati. For the two games, Novak was 10-of-20 from 3-point range.

Novak is forced to share the honor with Cinncinnati's Eric Hicks, who posted the Big East's 10th ever triple double with 22 points, 12 rebounds and 10 blocks in one of his games last week.

Novak is the 3rd MU cager to receive weekly all-conference honors this season. Dominic James was named rookie of the week back on November 21st, and Jerel McNeal won the same honor a week later.

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