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PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The BIG EAST has named Notre Dame forward Jack Cooley and Villanova forward JayVaughn Pinkston the winners of the conference's weekly men's basketball honors for the week-ending Feb. 12.
Cooley was named BIG EAST Player of the Week after he averaged 21.5 points and 13.0 rebounds in a 2-0 week for Notre Dame, which extended its winning streak to six games and moved into third place in the BIG EAST standings. He scored 21 points with 12 rebounds in a 55-51 win at West Virginia and had 22 points and 14 boards with four blocks in an 84-76 win against DePaul. Cooley shot 81 percent from the field (17-of-21) in the two wins and did not commit a turnover in a combined 69 minutes.
Pinkston was tabbed as BIG EAST Rookie of the Week after he had game highs of 28 points and 14 rebounds in Villanova’s only game last week, a 74-72 come-from-behind win against Providence. Pinkston scored the last nine points of the game, including the game-winning basket with 24 seconds left, to help the Wildcats erase a 19-point second-half deficit. He shot 10-of-18 from the field and was 8-of-9 from the free throw line against the Friars.
BIG EAST Player of the Week
JACK COOLEY, Notre Dame, F, Jr.
BIG EAST Rookie of the Week
JAYVAUGHN PINKSTON, Villanova, F, Fr.
BIG EAST Honor Roll
Otto Porter, Georgetown, F, Fr.
Averaged 12.5 points and 10.5 rebounds in two games. Had 14 points and 13 rebounds in an overtime loss at Syracuse.
Jae Crowder, Marquette, F, Sr.
Averaged 18.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.0 steals in a 2-0 week.
Kris Joseph, Syracuse, F, Sr.
Averaged 22.0 points in a 2-0 week. Scored 29 points in a 64-61 overtime win against Georgetown.
Jordan Theodore, Seton Hall, G, Sr.
Averaged 19.5 points and 6.0 assists in a 2-0 week. Scored 24 points with three assists and three steals in a win at Rutgers.
Hugh Robertson, USF, G/F, Sr.
Averaged 12.5 points and shot 76.9 percent from the field in a 2-0 week. Scored 18 points on 7-of-7 shooting in a win against Pittsburgh.