Feb. 3, 2003
Notre Dame, Ind. – Matt Carroll (Horsham, Pa.) has been named the BIG EAST Conference Co-Player of the Week for the second time this season. Carroll, who shares the honor with Troy Bell of Boston College, averaged 27.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in leading the Irish to victories over West Virginia (88-69) and Georgetown (93-92 in double overtime).
The Irish senior scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the victory over the Mountaineers as he shot 6-15 from the field (2-7 from three-point range) and was 4-4 from the free throw line. Carroll followed that performance with a career-high 36-point outing against the Hoyas, his third 30-point performance of the season. He connected on 11-20 shots from the field against Georgetown and was 6-12 from beyond the three-point arc and 8-8 from the charity stripe.
Carroll became Notre Dame’s career three-point shooter against the Hoyas, currently holding the Irish mark with 261. His six three-pointers also tied his personal best. Heading into Notre Dame’s two games this week, he has scored in double figures in 27 straight games.
Carroll is one of four Irish players to earn one of the league’s weekly honors this season. Monday’s selection as player of the week marked he third time in his career that he had been tabbed for the award. He currently leads the team in scoring with a 21.1 scoring average overall and 24.0 points per game in BIG EAST play.
Notre Dame is 18-3 overall and has won six straight league games for a 6-1 mark in conference play.