Monday, November 19, 2012

Kenneth Smith named WAC POW

Louisiana Tech’s Kenneth Smith has been named the Western Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 12-18.

Smith, a sophomore guard from St. Petersburg, Fla. (Boca Ciega HS), led the Bulldogs to a 2-0 record last week with wins over UALR (70-52) and Troy (70-46). Smith recorded a career-high six steals in the win over UALR, tying him for fourth all-time in Louisiana Tech history for most steals in a single game. Along with his six steals, Smith recorded a team-high seven rebounds, seven points and a game-high five assists in the victory. He also anchored a LA Tech defense that allowed only 18 points in the first half against Troy. Smith tallied a game-high seven assists to go along with seven rebounds in the win over Troy.

Other nominees:

* Denver junior forward Chris Udofia recorded a double-double against Cal

* New Mexico State sophomore Daniel Mullings averaged 19.0 points over three games last week

* UTSA senior Kannon Burrage scored 19 points with seven rebounds in a win over USC Upstate

* Texas State junior Joel Wright scored a career-high 28 points against SMU

* Utah State junior center Jarred Shaw averaged a double-double over two games last week.

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