Strong Performances Lead Albany's Iati, Binghamton's Reed to Weekly Awards
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Two players that led their teams to wins last week are this week's America East men's basketball weekly award winners. The honorees for the week ending Nov. 18 were announced Monday afternoon.
University at Albany's Jacob Iati averaged a league-best 18.3 points per game last week to earn his second career Player of the Week honor while Binghamton University's Jordan Reed averaged a double-double and set a program rebounding record to take home Rookie of the Week accolades.
Iati (York, Pa.) led the Great Danes to two wins in three games last week, including a victory over a Pac-12 program, to earn Player of the Week accolades. The graduate student guard, who also earned Player of the Week recognition on Feb. 17, 2012, scored 20 points by canning six three-pointers in the Great Danes' 63-62 win at Washington Tuesday, their first over a BCS-conference program. Iati then had a career and game-high 24 points to lead Albany to a 62-59 win over UMKC Saturday. He wrapped up his week by tallying 11 points, three rebounds and a pair of assists points in a loss to Loyola Sunday. For the week, Iati shot 53 percent from the floor (16-for-30) and 57 percent from three-point land (12-for-21). He ranks fourth among league leaders averaging 15.3 points per game and is tied for third in the nation with 16 made three-point field goals.
Reed (Philadelphia, Pa.) averaged a double-double of 16.7 points and 12.3 rebounds over three games last week, including a win over previously unbeaten St. Peter's on Sunday, to take home Rookie of the Week recognition. The freshman guard had his best performance against the Peacocks, tallying 17 points and a Division I program-record 18 rebounds. Reed, who led his team in scoring and rebounding in each of its three games last week, had a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds in a loss at Navy on Wednesday, then had a career-high 18 points to go with eight rebounds at Army Friday.
America East Notes... in 140 Characters or Less - #AEHOOPS
Mike Black hit a layup with 3.2 seconds left to lift Albany to a 63-62 win at reigning Pac-12 regular-season champion Washington Tuesday ... The win was America East’s 10th over a BCS-conference program since 2008 ... Of the conference’s 13 wins so far this season, seven have come against Pac-12 (1), Atlantic 10 (1), CAA (1) and MAAC (4) programs ... Binghamton held previously unbeaten St. Peter’s to 33 percent shooting and picked up its first win of the season with a 62-54 win over the Peacocks Sunday ... The victory comes comes 96 days earlier than the Bearcats’ first win last season ... Boston U. visits Rutgers in a nationally-televised contest (ESPN3) Tuesday ... Hartford beat Sacred Heart 62-47 for its first win Friday, its best defensive effort since limiting Albany to 42 points on Jan. 9, 2011 ... Maine's Alasdair Fraser leads America East pulling down 11.0 rebounds per contest ... UMBC picked up its first win of the year on Nov. 12, a 70-52 win over Eastern ... Ryan Cook leads the conference averaging 18.0 points per game .... Through two games, UNH is averaging a league-best 75.7 points per game and shooting a league-best 45 percent from the field ... Stony Brook, which has equaled its best Division I start (3-1), leads America East holding opponents to 56 ppg ... The Seawolves participated in ESPN's Season Tip-Off Marathon for the second time in three years and beat Rider, 54-26 ... The Seawolves had their 15-game Pritchard Gym win streak snapped Sunday ... SBU visits UConn Sunday in a game that will be televised on SNY and ESPN3 ... Vermont improved to 3-1 with a 66-55 win over Northeastern Saturday ... Only UConn has more wins among the 20 Division I programs in New England than UVM’s 216 since the start of the 2001-02 season ... The Catamounts will recognize their 2012-13 America East champion squad prior to Wednesday's home opener vs. Yale ... Vermont's Brian Voelkel was named a Lou Henson preseason All-American prior to the season.
2012-13 America East Women’s Basketball Weekly Award Winners
Nov. 12 – Player of the Week: Ryan Cook (UMBC); Rookie of the Week: Jameel Warney (Stony Brook)
Nov. 19 - Player of the Week: Jacob Iati (Albany); Rookie of the Week: Jordan Reed (Binghamton)