Feb. 15, 2011
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Senior forward Carleton Scott (San Antonio, Tex.) has been named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for the second time this season. Scott averaged 14.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 blocks in wins over Louisville and USF last week as the No.7/No. 8-ranked Irish extended their win streak to seven games.
Dwight Hardy of St. John’s was named the league’s player of the week, while Sean Kilpatrick of Cincinnati garnered rookie-of-the-week accolades. Chris Wright of Georgetown, Kyle Kuric of Louisville, Brad Wanamaker of Pittsburgh and Jonathan Mitchell of Rutgers joined Scott, who also was named to the Weekly Honor Roll on Dec. 20, 2010, on the honor roll list.
Scott, Notre Dame’s second-leading scorer at 11.8 ppg., and the team’s leading rebounder with a 6.9 rebounding average, scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds in Notre Dame’s 89-79 overtime win against No. 16/15 Louisville on Feb. 9. Scott tallied nine of the Irish’s 15 points in the overtime session as he connected on five-of-11 from the field. He also had two blocked shots in the contest.
In the 78-55 win on the road at USF on Saturday, Feb. 12, Scott registered his sixth double-double of the season by netting 13 points and matching a season-best with 11 rebounds. It marked the ninth double-double of Scott’s career and the 19th time in 75 career outings that he has scored in double figures. In addition, he also had
Notre Dame, ranked eighth in the Associated Press and seventh in the ESPN/USA Today rankings, is currently 21-4 overall and 10-3 in BIG EAST play and stands second in the conference regular-season standings. The Irish currently are riding a seven-game win streak, which matches the second-longest win streak in BIG EAST play by Notre Dame since joining the conference in 1995-96.