Feb. 18, 2008
Notre Dame, Ind. – Sophomore Tory Jackson (Saginaw, Mich.) has been named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll after averaging 15.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 2.0 steals in Notre Dame’s two contests last week. It marks the first time this season that Jackson has been named to the Honor Roll.
In an 84-78 loss to Connecticut on February 13, the 5-11, 193-pound guard finished with 13 points, nine rebounds (matching a career-high), four assists and two steals. In Sunday’s 71-68 win at Rutgers, Jackson led all scorers with 17 points and 10 assists to record his second career double-double. In addition, he also grabbed eight rebounds and made two steals. Jackson, who is averaging 8.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and leads the team in both assists (6.3) and steals (2.0), has been in double figures in eight games, including a current season-best of three straight games. His first career double-double came earlier this season when he finished with 15 points and 10 assists against Brown. He dished off a career-high 11 assists in Notre Dame’s 73-67 win against Connecticut on January 5.
Over the last seven games, Jackson is averaging 12.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, 7.2 assists and 2.1 steals as the Irish have posted a 6-1 record in those games. He leads the conference in assists and ranks second in steals.
Notre Dame is currently 19-5 overall and 9-3 in BIG EAST play. The 9-3 conference record matches the best start since joining the league in 1995-96.
A.J. Price of Connecticut was named league’s Player of the Week, while Dominique Jones of USF garnered rookie-of-the-week honors. Joining Jackson on the Weekly Honor Roll were: John Williamson (Cincinnati), Kentrell Gransberry (USF), Paul Harris (Syracuse) and Joe Alexander (West Virginia).