MEAC ANNOUNCES WEEKLY BASKETBALL HONORS
NORFOLK, Va., February 27, 2012 - Delaware State's Marques Oliver was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday. Teammate Tahj Tate, also of DSU, was named Rookie of the Week while Norfolk State's Kyle O'Quinn earned Defensive Player of the Week accolades.
Oliver (F, 6-7, 235, Jr., Durham, N.C.) averaged 18.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 5.0 blocks to lead the Hornets to a pair of conference victories over Hampton and Howard last week. He recorded a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds with three assists, two blocks and four steals against Hampton. He also scored 16 points, hauled down six boards and blocked eight shots in a win over Howard.
Tate (G, 6-4, 200, Fr., Easley, S.C.) recorded his first career double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds, shooting 50-percent from the field, and playing a career-high 50 minutes in a 74-68 overtime win over Hampton. He also posted nine points with five assists, three steals and two rebounds in a victory over Howard.
O'Quinn (C, 6-10, 240, Sr., Jamaica, N.Y.) grabbed 19 rebounds, blocked six shots and recorded one steal in a two wins last week for the Spartans. He posted 16 rebounds with two blocked shots in a non-conference win over Longwood. He also blocked four baskets with one steal in a come-from-behind victory over Bethune-Cookman. Offensively he aided the team with 26 total points.
Other Top Performances
Yannick Crowder (FAMU) fell two rebounds shy of a double-double with 10 points, eight rebounds and three blocks against Hampton.
Alphonso Leary (Howard) finished with 13 points, eight rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals in a loss to Delaware State.
Mark Robertson (UMES) had a career-high with 22 points, hitting seven 3-pointers, with six rebounds in a 58-57 win over Morgan State.
Dominique Sutton (NCCU) led all scorers with 21 points with two rebounds, two assists and four steals in a non-conference loss to Indiana.
Cedric Smith (SSU) scored 17 points with five boards, two assists and one steal in a victory over Bethune-Cookman.
Jyles Smith (SSU) recorded 10 points, seven rebounds, six blocks and one steal in a 67-44 win over B-CU.
Amin Stevens (FAMU) posted back-to-back double doubles with 13 points and 14 rebounds in a loss to Hampton and 18 points and 13 rebounds in a win over South Carolina State.
Marcos Tamares (NSU) scored 20 points, with five rebounds, two assists and one steal in a non-conference win over Longwood.