Russell Carter's career-best 27 points led the way in the 99-85 win over fourth-ranked Alabama.

Russell Carter Named BIG EAST Player Of The Week

Dec. 11, 2006

Notre Dame senior forward Russell Carter (Paulsboro, N.J.) has been named the BIG EAST Conference men’s basketball player of the week, after leading the Irish to a 99-85 win over fourth-ranked Alabama on Dec. 7. Carter’s career-high 27 points in the win over the Crimson Tide included 6-of-11 shooting from 3-point range, with Carter adding five rebounds and five steals in Notre Dame’s only game of the week. Carter is averaging a team-best 16.6 points and has reached double-figure scoring in every game this season.

Notre Dame sophomore guard Kyle McAlarney also was honored by the BIG EAST, earning a spot on the conference’s weekly honor roll in recognition of his 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting in the win over Alabama. It marks the second straight week that the Irish have placed a player on the honor roll, as junior forward Rob Kurz was recognized after averaging 19.6 points (16-of-22 shooting) and 7.7 rebounds in wins over Lehigh (93-87), Winston-Salem State (90-45) and Maryland (81-74). Earlier this season, freshman forward Luke Harangody was named BIG EAST rookie of the week after averaging 16.3 points and 6.0 rebounds in leading Notre Dame to a 3-1 record to start the season.