PROVIDENCE, R.I.—The American Athletic Conference announced its weekly men’s basketball honors for March 2.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Christian Vital, Sr., G, UConn
Vital aided the Huskies to a pair of wins by averaging 22.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.0 steals and 3.0 assists last week. The senior guard tallied a game-high 27 points, including five 3-pointers, against ECU on Saturday (Feb. 29) after recording 18 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals against UCF on Wednesday (Feb. 26).
FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Marcus Sasser, G, Houston
Sasser helped lead the Cougars back into a tie for first place in The American standings with 21 points and six rebounds in Houston’s 68-55 win over Cincinnati.