Davis Named A-10 Men’s Basketball Player of the WeekDec 21, 2015
CHARTOUNY AND ABRAM NAMED CO-ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
Davis scored the second-most points in UMass history when he had 40 in a 103-95 overtime victory versus New Orleans Wednesday. Davis was one point shy of tying Billy Tindall for the Massachusetts single-game record (41 vs. Vermont; Feb. 10, 1968). His 40 points set the Mullins Center record for individual points in a game, a mark previously held by Marcus Camby (38 vs. Dayton; Jan. 6, 1996), who was in the building for the game as part of the celebration of and banner-raising for former coach John Calipari. Davis, a guard from DeSoto, Texas, scored 17 points in each half of regulation before he added six points during the crucial overtime period, all of which came at the foul line. He shot 10-of-18 from the floor with a Mullins Center record 18 made free throws in 20 attempted. His 18 free throws also ranks second all-time in program history while his 20 foul shots attempted tied him for fourth in the category. It marked the second time this season an Atlantic 10 player has broken the 40-point barrier. Davidson’s Jack Gibbs scored 41 early this season against Charlotte.
Chartouny scored a season-high 21 points and added seven rebounds and a season-best seven steals in win over Maine. He shot 44.4 percent from 3-point range (4-of-9) and was nearly perfect at the line (5-for-6). A guard from Saint-Hurbert, Quebec, he also had three assists and a block in the victory, which gave the Rams their ninth straight win. This is the second straight Rookie of the Week award for Chartouny this season and the third time this season he’s earned the honor.
In his first collegiate start, Abram poured in a career-high 24 points in his first-ever double-digit performance. The guard from Carrollton, Texas, led Mason against Longwood, going 8-for-14 from the floor and hitting three triples in the process. Abram also had seven rebounds, matching his career-high on the glass. Abram led all scorers in the game, playing a career-best 32 minutes.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Dayton’s Charles Cooke had an 11-point, 15 rebound double-double while posting a perfect performance at the line (7-for-7) to lead the Flyers past Furman ... UD freshman Steve McElvene mirrored Cooke’s performance with an 11-point, 10 rebounds double-double and a 5-of-5 performance at the line in the Furman win ... Hassan Martin willed Rhode Island to a victory, scoring 27 points and nine rebounds, shooting 66.7 percent from the field, with four blocks and three assists against Iona ... Richmond’s T.J. Cline sunk five threes and was 11-for-16 from the field (.688) to lead the Spiders with 27 points past in-state rival Old Dominion ... Marcus Posley scored 26 points, including five 3-pointers, while securing four steals, three rebounds and two assists in St. Bonaventure’s win over South Carolina State ... Bonnies freshman Nelson Kaputo had 12 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in the St. Bona victory ... DeAndre’ Bembry scored 16 points and had nine rebounds and seven assists to help lead Saint Joseph’s past Illinois State Saturday.