Connar Tava Wins the StatSheet MAC Freshman of the Week - January 21st, 2013

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Kent State's Chris Evans has been selected as the StatSheet MAC Player of the Week for the week ending January 21st. Connar Tava has won StatSheet MAC Freshman of the Week. And finally, Ricardo Johnson from Ohio takes home StatSheet's MAC 6th Man of the Week. Evans tallied huge numbers in shooting (50%), rebounding (10.5 per game), and scoring (22 pts per game). The Kent State senior played well in a win against Buffalo and a loss to Akron.

Evans led all rebounding for the Golden Flashes with 14 while adding 4 steals in an 80-68 win against Buffalo. He then led all scoring and rebounding with a 19 point and 7 rebound performance in a 71-67 loss to Akron.

This is the first StatSheet MAC Player of the Week honor for Chris Evans. The runner-up this week is Buffalo junior Javon McCrea. Honorable mention goes to our own Shayne Whittington.

StatSheet MAC Freshman of the Week: Western Michigan's Connar Tava

Connar Tava averaged 18 minutes as a starter for Western Michigan. In a 79-56 waxing of Toledo, Tava registered 3 rebounds and 2 assists. Against Northern Illinois, in a massive 71-34 win, he dialed up 5 rebounds and 6 assists.

This marks the first time this season that Connar Tava has won the StatSheet MAC Freshman of the Week. Our own Darius Paul grabs runner-up. Jalen Ross from Eastern Michigan takes honorable mention.

StatSheet MAC 6th Man of the Week: Ohio's Ricardo Johnson

Junior Ricardo Johnson, a 6-5 guard, averaged 20 minutes over two games for the Bobcats. In an 81-63 win against Northern Illinois, Johnson put up 9 points and 3 steals. After that, in a 76-67 win over Toledo, he racked up 13 points and 6 rebounds.

This is the first StatSheet MAC 6th Man of the Week honor for Ricardo Johnson. Derek Thompson, a junior guard from Eastern Michigan, is runner up. Reese Holliday, a junior guard from Toledo, earns honorable mention. Western Michigan players have been named StatSheet MAC Player of the Week once this season.

Weekly Leaders

  • Scoring: Javon McCrea, Buffalo: 27 PPG
  • Rebounding: Majok Majok, Ball State: 12 RPG
  • Assists: D.J Cooper, Ohio: 8.5 APG
  • Blocked Shots: Shayne Whittington, Western Michigan: 4 BPG
  • Free Throws: Javon McCrea, Buffalo: 11 PPG
  • Three Pointers: David Brown, Western Michigan: 3.5 TPG
  • Steals: Allen Roberts, Miami (OH): 3 SPG

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1 Toledo 27-7 14-4
 1WMU 23-10 14-4
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4 Akron 21-13 12-6
5 Ohio 25-12 11-7
6 Emich 22-15 10-8
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