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PROVIDENCE, R.I. --
The BIG EAST Conference has named Syracuse forward Kris Joseph and Connecticut forward Andre Drummond the winners of the conference's men's basketball honors for the week-ending Nov. 26.
Joseph, who was named BIG EAST Player of the Week, was named MVP of the NIT Season Tip-Off after averaging 19.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals in wins over Virginia Tech (69-58) and Stanford (69-63). His consistent performances included 20 points and 10 boards against Virginia Tech and 18 points and nine rebounds against Stanford.
Drummond was tabbed as BIG EAST Rookie of the Week after he averaged 11.3 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks in a 2-1 week for the Huskies. In a 78-76 overtime win against No. 20 Florida State in the Battle 4 Atlantis tourney, Drummond posted 12 points, 10 rebounds, seven blocked shots and three steals.
BIG EAST Player of the Week
KRIS JOSEPH, Syracuse, F, Sr.
BIG EAST Rookie of the Week
ANDRE DRUMMOND, Connecticut, F, Fr.
BIG EAST Honor Roll
Cleveland Melvin, DePaul, F, So.
Was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Old Spice Classic after averaging 21.0 points and 6.3 rebounds. The Blue Demons beat Texas Tech (76-70) and Arizona State (68-64) and took a one-point loss to Minnesota (86-85).
Jason Clark, Georgetown, G, Sr.
Made the All-Tournament Team at the EA Sports Maui Invitational after averaging 23.0 points and 4.3 rebounds.
Tray Woodall, Pittsburgh, G, Jr.
Averaged 10.3 points and 9.0 assists while committing only eight turnovers in a 3-0 week. Had a pair of double-doubles.
Herb Pope, Seton Hall, F, Sr.
Posted a pair of double-doubles while averaging 16.5 points, 12.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocked shots in wins over Yale (73-62) and Saint Peter’s (63-54).
Kevin Jones, West Virginia, F, Sr.
Recorded 23 points and 10 rebounds in the Mountaineers’ only game of the week, an 83-48 win over Morehead State. Jones leads the BIG EAST in scoring (21.8) and rebounding (12.3).