Posted at: 02/25/2013 11:30 AM
By: KOB.com staff
Photo: Kendall Williams
Kendall Williams has been named the Mountain West Men's Basketball Player of the Week following his career-high 46 points Saturday in No. 16 New Mexico’s 91-82 defeat of No. 22 Colorado State.
According to the Mountain West Conference website, this is the first career MWC weekly accolade for Williams.
In announcing the award, the conference wrote on its website:
“The 26 points that Williams scored in the second half would have been a career-high. He scored 20 points after picking up his fourth foul midway through the second half. He hit three threes to cap off a game-winning, 14-2 run in the final five minutes.
And, more importantly, he carried New Mexico to a win over the second-place team in the MWC despite the fact they were man-handled on the glass and gave up 82 points.
The Lobos now have complete control over the conference race, taking a two-game lead with just four games remaining.”
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