Nov. 18, 2013
NEW ORLEANS - Tulane's men's basketball team swept the Conference USA weekly awards it was announced on Monday by the league office as Louis Dabney shared the Player of the Week honor and Jonathan Stark was tabbed the Freshman of the Week.
The weekly conference honors are chosen by a media panel representing the 16 member schools.
The Green Wave (3-0) duo helped lead Tulane to a pair of wins during the week with a 79-73 victory at Southern and a 65-59 win at home against Loyola-Chicago.
For the week, Dabney averaged 24.5 points and 9.0 rebounds in two games. The New Orleans, La., native poured in 24 points, including five in the final minute of play, to lead the way at Southern on Wednesday. The sophomore followed up that performance by posting a career-high 25 points, including 20 in the final 17 minutes of the game, in the win over Loyola-Chicago on Saturday. Dabney's 20 points in the second half helped Tulane erase a 19-point second-half deficit.
Dabney, who shared the honor with UAB junior C.J. Washington, also pulled down a career-high nine rebounds in each of the wins. This is the first C-USA Player of the Week honor for Dabney.
Stark averaged 22.0 points and 3.0 assists in the two games, including pouring in a career-high 25 points to help Tulane erase a 19-point second-half deficit against Loyola-Chicago on Saturday. Stark also added 19 points in a victory at Southern, including three free throws in the final minute of the game to help secure the win. This is his first C-USA Freshman of the Week honor.
Dabney, Stark and the rest of the Green Wave continue their home stand with the first two games of the Cure UCD Classic when Tulane plays Cedarville on Wednesday at 12:30 CT and Northern Kentucky on Saturday at 9 p.m. CT.