Jan. 11, 2000
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – He did it again.
For the fifth time this season, sophomore forward Troy Murphy earned the honor of Big East Conference co-player-of the week.
Murphy caught the league’s attention in last Wednesday’s win over UConn. He scored 33 points in the 75-70 win over the Huskies. The sophomore sensation also grabbed 16 rebounds to record his eleventh double-double of the season.
The New Jersey native currently ranks second in the nation in scoring, averaging 25 points per game. He is just behind George Washington’s Sirvalliant Brown who averages 25.8 points per game.
Murphy also ranks sixth in the nation in rebounding. The sophomore averages around 11 rebounds per game.
Murphy’s performance earned him the accolade for the fifth time this season and the fourth week in a row. Syracuse’s John Wallace set the record for the most awards and consecutive awards in a season. The records of six awards in a season and five consecutive weeks of winning were set in the 1995-96 season.
St. John’s Erick Barkley shared the honor with Murphy this week. His team defeated Pittsburgh and West Virginia while he averaged 25.5 points per game.
After last week’s big win, the Irish took some time off. Notre Dame returns to action against one of its top rivals, Boston College at the Joyce Center on Wednesday night.