February 8, 1999
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – University of Notre Dame freshman Troy Murphy (Morristown, N.J.) was named the BIG EAST Conference rookie of the week for the seventh time this season for his performances in the Irish game over Seton Hall on Saturday.
Murphy scored 22 points and had 13 rebounds and four blocked shots in Notre Dame’s 76-60 win over the Pirates on Saturday.
Murphy has now recorded a double-double in eight games this season and in three-striaght games since returning to action after missing three contests with an ankle injury.
Murphy’s seven honors are second in conference history for the rookie of the week award, while Allen Iverson of Georgetown holds the BIG EAST record for being name rookie of the week the most times with nine in 1994-95.
Murphy leads the BIG EAST in rebounding at 9.4 per game and leads the Irish team in scoring at 18.7 points per game, good for fourth place in the BIG EAST.