Feb. 21, 2000
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame forward Troy Murphy (Morristown, N.J.) has been named the BIG EAST Player of the Week for the sixth time this season after scoring 35 points, grabbing eight rebounds and blocking three shots in his team’s 76-74 victory at 25th-ranked Seton Hall.
Murphy’s sixth player-of-the week honor ties him with John Wallace of Syracuse who also was a six-time winner during the 1995-96 campaign. The 6-10 sophomore leads the league in both scoring and rebounding as he is averaging 23.5 points and 10.7 rebounds, respectively. His 35 points against the Pirates ties his career-high and marks the ninth time this season he has scored 30-plus points in a game. Murphy has led the Irish in scoring in 22 of its 26 games.