Nicholson Named A-10 Co-Player of the Week

Nicholson Named A-10 Co-Player of the Week

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – Andrew Nicholson and Xavier's Tu Holloway have been named Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Players of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday.

Nicholson recorded 44 points on 74 percent shooting from the floor (14-of-19) to lead all scorers and grabbed 12 rebounds for his fifth straight double-double in St. Bonaventure's 112-107, quadruple overtime win over Ohio last Saturday.  The game was the longest in St. Bonaventure history and Nicholson's 44 points are the eighth highest single-game total in school annals.  The junior forward played all 60 minutes and netted 15 of his points in the combined extra periods.  Nicholson finished the game tallying career-highs in assists (5) and free throws made (16).  The Mississauga, Ontario, Canada native registered a blocked shot in the win and became just the third player at SBU to block at least 150 career shots.

Holloway recorded a triple-double in Saturday's win against Wake Forest with 14 points, a career-high 10 rebounds and a career-high 14 assists.  The junior guard played 33 minutes against the Demon Deacons connecting on 50 percent of his shots from the floor (5-of-10) and was a perfect 3-for-3 from the free throw line.  It marked the first triple-double in the A-10 since Duquesne's Shawn James performed the feat in 2008, while it marked the first in Xavier school history since David West accomplished the feat in 2001-02 season.  The 14 assists turned in by Holloway are a league-high, while he committed just one turnover.  The weekly honor is the third for Holloway this year. 
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