Hamilton Sweeps C-USA, LSWA Player of the Week Honors
March 7, 2016
RUSTON – After turning in one of the best back-to-back performances in program history, Louisiana Tech’s Alex Hamilton swept Conference USA and LSWA Player of the Week honors for a second straight week.
For the two games, Hamilton averaged 35.5 points per game while shooting 67 percent from the field and 57 percent from three-point range. He also averaged 4.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 4.0 steals per game.
In the 97-94 victory at Marshall, the senior scored a career-high 38 points which was the most by a Bulldog since Karl Malone scored 40 in December of 1983.
The First Team All-Conference USA selection then became the first player since Randy White in 1989 to record back-to-back games of 30+ points after pouring in 33 at WKU, including 11 straight late in the second half, to help the Bulldogs come from behind and force overtime.
It marked the fourth time this season and the eighth time of his career he has scored 30 or more points in a single game, tied for the fifth most in program history.
He also had at least five assists and four steals in both road contests.
This is Hamilton’s fourth C-USA Player of the Week award of the season, the most of any player in the league. It is also Hamilton’s fifth LSWA Player of the Week award, more than any other player in the state of Louisiana.
Hamilton will lead LA Tech into the C-USA Tournament on Thursday when they take on Old Dominion, Florida Atlantic or UTSA at 2:30 p.m. at Legacy Arena (BJCC) in Birmingham, Alabama.
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