NEWPORT NEWS, Va.--The Atlantic 10 has selected St. Bonaventure senior forward Andrew Nicholson and Xavier senior guard Tu Holloway as its Men's Basketball Co-Players of the Week.
Nicholson - earning league honors for the second straight week - averaged 25.5 points and 9.0 rebounds, while shooting 4-of-4 from 3-point range and 60 percent from the floor overall (20-30) in a split week for the Bonnies. The Mississauga, Ontario, native finished with 19 points, five rebounds and four blocks in a 76-70 loss to league-leader Temple. On senior night versus Rhode Island, Nicholson had 20 points before halftime, totaling 32 points and 13 boards to complete his fifth double-double of the year. Nicholson is just shy of averaging a double-double in his last 10 games, posting 19.7 points and 9.7 caroms in those A-10 contests.
Holloway led Xavier with 32 points (one shy of his career high), six rebounds, five assists and two steals in a win over Dayton.
Massachusetts redshirt freshman forward Maxie Esho was chosen as the league's Rookie of the Week after scoring a career-high 18 points in UMass' narrow 72-71 loss to La Salle in the Mullins Center on Saturday night.