Dec. 16, 2002
Notre Dame, Ind. – Senior guard Matt Carroll (Horsham, Pa.) was named the Co-BIG EAST Player of the Week following his career-high 33-point performance against DePaul. He shares the award with Troy Bell of Boston College and earns it for the second time in his career.
Carroll is the third Notre Dame player honored by the conference this season; last week senior Dan Miller (Mt. Holly, N.J.) was tabbed as the player-of-the-week, while freshman Torin Francis (Roslindale, Mass.) earned rookie-of-the-week honors.
Carroll, the only Notre Dame player who has scored in double figures in all 10 games this season, registered the second 30-plus outing of his career. Against the Blue Demons, he connected on personal best 10 field goals on 14 attempts. In addition, he connected on 12-of-13 from the free throw line (both career bests).
Carroll is leading the Irish in scoring with a 19.2 scoring average. In addition, he ranks third in rebounding with 5.4 rebounds per game. The 6-6 captain is shooting 45.6 percent from the field and 81.0 percent from the free throw line.
Notre Dame currently is ranked ninth in the Associated Press poll, its highest ranking since the 1980-81 campaign and returns to action on Sunday, December 22 at 1:00 p.m.